Signature Series

These high-profile sessions will showcase content for all ISC conference attendees—regardless of business segment or track interest—and will take place during dedicated breaks in the general conference program.

ISC West State of the Industry

Talent Management: Best Practices for the Security Industry

Wednesday April 15th 8:45am – 9:45am
Room 701

This session is open to all ISC West badgeholders

The best companies know how to win and retain the best team members. Do you want top talent for your organization? Are you preparing yourself to be in-demand talent? Hiring and retaining people requires a significant amount of your time and dollars – and is crucial to your company's bottom line. Learn how to develop both an efficient process and the desired culture to attract, hire and retain top talent in today's candidate-driven market. Learn what you should be doing to prepare yourself to meet the evolving need for talent. Special attention will be paid to addressing the successful recruiting, hiring and retention trends for security manufacturers, integrators, alarm companies, distributors, consultants and end users. This interactive session will help you uncover what is working now and the importance of social media along the way.

Learning Objectives:

  • Increase your use of traditional, non-traditional and social media tools and practices to identify talent for your organization.
  • Employ a defined, consistent and efficient hiring process – and then implement the specific, effective steps required to secure the best talent for your organization.
  • Identify the strategies, incentives and intangibles needed to retain key talent in today's candidate-driven market.
  • Position yourself to be in-demand talent.

Making the Most of Big Data

Thursday April 16th 8:45am – 9:45am
Room 701

We hear about it enough, but what is “big data” and how can it be used in a practical and actionable sense? How can we use it to gain actionable intelligence while it still matters? The Four-A Framework – Alert, Assess, Act and Analyze – empowers the promise of big data so that live, disconnected, often external, piles of data are molded into a timely, informed and actionable tool set with which emergency operations teams can act confidently and with clarity of vision.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify specific sources of information, including social media, that can inform your security operations.
  • Create an actionable strategy around maximizing the benefits of big data in your organization.
  • Determine methods that best utilize a person's ability to think clearly and confidently in time-sensitive scenarios, and provide examples of this utility in the current state of the security industry.

The Command Center Experience: From Design to PSIM

Thursday, April 16th 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Room 701

From the development and design of an emergency operations center (EOC) to the deployment of supporting man-machine interfaces and agency interoperability, the process of Command Center Design is critical to the success of industry and public safety alike. This Signature Series session features three segments, each with an engaging multimedia delivery. The content is also synchronized with a visit to the exhibit show floor where system integrators and practitioners can actively try out PSIM, central station automation and tactical solutions. During the discussion of each segment, participants gain information on real-time operations and multimedia used to teach, in lieu of “flat file” information slides. Concepts presented combine elements of visual activity used by real-life operators at several emergency operation centers around the country.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review conditions needed to design a compelling command center.
  • Recognize how aspects of PSIM, central station automation and video management software technology can work together to successfully deploy a command center.
  • Gain insights on how to leverage cloud technology and cultivate relationships with service providers to unify existing emergency operating centers.

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