Education Advisory Board

The ISC West Education Advisory Board is comprised of a mix of visionary manufacturers, end-users (including law enforcement and campus security), integrators, and adult education experts including the Security Industry Association (SIA). Board Members are involved in helping shape the curriculum for all job functions and levels and play an important role in helping identify speakers and specific session topics. The goal is to deliver the most meaningful and critical program to the advancement, continued productivity, efficiency, and intelligence of professionals across physical security and networking.


Advisory Board Members Include:


Laurie Aaron
Executive President of Business Development
WaveLynx
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Laurie Aaron

Executive President of Business Development

WaveLynx

Laurie Aaron has been passionately involved in the Security Industry for over 20 years. She has held executive positions in manufacturing and software companies such as HID, Tyco Security Products, Quantum Secure and Building Intelligence. She recently accepted the position of Regional Vice President of Business Development for Qongify Inc., formerly NICE Systems. Ms. Aaron served four years on the Board of Directors at SIA from 2011 – 2015. Prior to that she was Chairman of the Board for the Open Security Exchange, a non-profit organization founded in 2001 by Computer Associates and Tyco to advance the convergence of IT and Physical Security. Laurie’s knowledge and experience with security technology provides great value and perspective to the SIA Education at ISCWest Board of Advisors.

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Alex Asnovich
Head of Marketing and Learning Development
Hikvision USA
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Alex Asnovich

Head of Marketing and Learning & Development

Hikvision

As the head of Marketing and Learning & Development for Hikvision North America, Alex Asnovich brings 20 years of successful executive experience in leading marketing teams for global brands of highly-engineered products in the security, life safety and technology industries. Mr. Asnovich possesses a unique combination of leadership and execution experience in brand awareness elevation, lead generation and strategic communications. Before joining Hikvision, Mr. Asnovich was chief marketing officer for Proximex, a Tyco Security Products company, the global leader in physical security information management and integrated situational awareness, where he successfully elevated company and product brands and significantly increased demand generation. Prior to Tyco, Mr. Asnovich led global marketing initiatives for Xtralis, now a part of Honeywell, a recognized leader in highly-engineered security and life safety solutions worldwide. As vice president, global marketing with Xtralis, Mr. Asnovich oversaw all worldwide marketing initiatives for the multiple award-winning suite of company products. Mr. Asnovich also held leadership marketing roles at Nokia and other innovative technology companies where he was responsible for marketing efforts for a diverse portfolio of best in class hardware, enterprise software and SaaS solutions on a global scale. Alex holds a B.A. degree in Supply Chain Management from Michigan State University and an M.B.A. in Marketing from Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business.

Mr Asnovich is the Chairman for Retail Security Interest Group with SIA and is a contributor to various security industry publications, including Security System News, Security Products Magazine and SIA Technology Insights.

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Anthony Berticelli
Director of Education
PSA Security Network
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Anthony Berticelli

Director of Education

PSA Security Network

Anthony Berticelli is the Director of Education at PSA Security Network, the world’s largest electronic security cooperative. In this role, he is responsible for developing and managing all aspects of PSA’s education and training initiatives for the physical security market. This includes large educational events such as PSA TEC, online training resources for security integrators, and oversight of PSA’s educational committees.

Mr. Berticelli has over 13 years of experience in the security industry, including 12 with Target Corporation. He has held multiple roles at Target, including Senior Business Partner on the Corporate Security Technology team, where he was responsible for the management, strategy, and training content development for security technology projects. In this role he oversaw the customization, training, and worldwide rollout of Target’s surveillance system software, as well as the creation of a security dispatch center for headquarters locations, focused on the use of integrated technology solutions. In addition, he has expertise in crisis and asset protection training and leadership development programs.

Mr. Berticelli holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and Computer Applications from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Florida International University.

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Paul Boucherle
Principal
Matterhorn Consulting
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Paul Boucherle

Principal

Matterhorn Consulting

Mr. Boucherle is a Certified Protection Consultant (CPC) and Certified Sherpa Coach (CSC) with more than thirty five years of diverse security and safety industry experience including UL central station operations, risk vulnerability assessments, strategic security program design, writer, lecturer, thought leader and pioneer in the security convergence market. Mr. Boucherle has successfully guided top-tier companies in achieving enhanced security using his own Return on Security Investment methodologies. His strategic approach to convergence strategies is reflected in his hands-on experience as a pioneer in the security and technology fields and as founder of a security consultancy (Matterhorn Consulting) and a high tech firm (Digital By Design).

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Terry Gold
Principal Analyst, D6 Research
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Terry Gold

Principal Analyst, D6 Research

Terry is the founder of D6 Research a vendor-neutral research and advisory firm specializing in security, identity, and authentication across the physical, transactional and logical domains.

For the past 15 years, Terry has specialized in assisting global organizations to assess their security posture and develop adoption strategies to mitigate identity related threats. At D6 Research, he has been focused on leveraging this experience to build repeatable methodologies, tools, and research to more meaningfully impact global enterprise practitioners.

Terry has worked in strategic roles for a variety of companies in the identity and security space and applies his past and present knowledge to impose transparency and disclosure between vendors and end users. Terry is frequently published in media and presents at various conferences including DEFCON, DerbyCon, Security BSides, ISC West. He's a current board member of Security B Conferences of California and former board member of ISSA Orange County.

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Rob Hile
General Manager
GC&E Systems Group
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Rob Hile

General Manager

GC&E Systems Group

Rob Hile serves as General Manager, GC&E Systems Group, where he operates and manages the Tampa, Florida branch and oversees sales and operations across central and southern Florida. Hile’s duties include sales, operations, P&L management, strategic vendor relations and the Florida growth and expansion strategy as aligned with GC&E’s corporate initiatives.

Recognized as a leading voice in the industry, Hile has more than 30 years of industry experience, encompassing sales and business leadership, as well as driving strategic market opportunities and further positioning companies as leaders in their respective target markets.

He is a frequent speaker at industry events and currently serves on the Security Industry Association educational advisory board.

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Joel Hosino
CSPM, Application Engineer
Northland Control Systems, Inc.


David LaRose
Director of Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness
Lakeland Regional Health System
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David LaRose, CHPA, CPP

Director of Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness

Lakeland Regional Health System

David is currently the Director of Security Education and Training for Memorial Hermann Healthcare System Integrated Protective Services. David previously held the position of Assistant Director Training and Crime Prevention for Hospital Shared Services, and served as the Criminal Justice Chairperson for Northeastern Junior College, where he was the Director of the Police Academy, in addition to serving as a Colorado police officer from 1984 through 2006. He also served as an adjunct criminal justice professor for several private colleges in Denver, Colorado.

David has 28 years of police, security and safety experience. He is a Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator (CHPA) with IAHSS, and a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) with ASIS International. He holds a Masters degree in Criminal Justice Administrative Management and a Bachelor's degree in Criminology.

David is the current Vice-President / Secretary of the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) Executive Board. David previously served as an active member of the IAHSS Council on Education from 2008-2010. He is a current member of the ASIS International Healthcare Committee.

David routinely lectures on workplace violence in healthcare, crime prevention and numerous healthcare and educational training topics. He has written training articles ranging from workplace safety in healthcare, safe patient control, personal and property protection, customer service, etc. He was interviewed by Birzer and Roberson where his professional law enforcement experience was profiled in “Police Field Operations”, Pearson publishing. David has served as a manuscript reviewer for Prentice Hall publishing. He reviews subjects in security, policing, corrections, and criminology. David also served on the education subject matter expert committee for the Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Board.

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Ken Mills
Chief Technology Officer, Surveillance & Security
EMC2
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Ken Mills

Chief Technology Officer, Surveillance & Security

EMC2

As CTO, Ken has been instrumental in building the EMC Surveillance and Reconnaissance business and leading global marketing and strategy for EMC Surveillance solutions. Previously, he built a thriving Surveillance/Access Control/Emergency Response business for Cisco as a founding member of their Emerging Technologies organization. Ken developed the concept of “Public Safety Data Lake,” where agencies can leverage enterprise data management solutions to address the growing demand for storage and security, and has published numerous articles on public safety technology trends. Ken is a founding member of the Security Industry Association’s Cyber Security Advisory Board, and on the Board of Directors.

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Chris Peckham
Industry Consultant
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Chris Peckham

Industry Consultant

Chris Peckham is the Senior Vice President, CTO and Special Projects at Kratos Public Safety & Security Solution, Inc. In his capacity as the CTO, he leads efforts on complex projects and programs and is the primary driver of the technology efforts that maintain the company's innovation in emerging trends. Mr. Peckham has served in a variety of technical leadership positions in information technology, operations, and network engineering during his career. Mr. Peckham received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology and his M.B.A. from Rutgers University. He is a licensed professional engineer in the state of NJ.

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Kimberly Roberts
Director, Education & Training
Security Industry Association
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Kimberly Roberts

Director, Education & Training

Security Industry Association

Kimberly Roberts is the Director of Education and Training at the Security Industry Association. In this capacity, she works with subject matter experts in the security industry to develop educational programming and professional development programs. She is responsible for content related to the SIA Education@ISC conferences, as well as the Security Project Management Training seminars. She actively works with internal teams for the Securing New Ground Conference. Ms. Roberts interacts with volunteer committees on Security Project Management training initiatives, where efforts have been successful in the development of instructor-led and online training courses. Kimberly earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Howard University and a Training Specialist Certificate from Georgetown University.

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Matthew Rosenquist
Cyber Security Strategist, Intel Corporation
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Matthew Rosenquist

Cyber Security Strategist, Intel Corporation

Matthew Rosenquist joined Intel Corp in 1996 and benefits from nearly 25 years in the field of security. Mr. Rosenquist specializes in security strategy, measuring value, and developing cost effective capabilities and organizations which deliver the optimal level of security. Currently, a cyber-security strategist for the Intel Security Group, he helped in the formation of this industry leading organization which brings together security across hardware, firmware, software and services.

Mr. Rosenquist built and managed Intel’s first global 24x7 Security Operations Center, oversaw several internal platform security products and services, deployed the enterprise intrusion detection program, and was Intel’s first Incident Commander for worldwide IT emergency responses. He has conducted investigations and risk assessments in defense of corporate assets and managed the security playbook for Intel’s strategy planning group, encompassing all security features landing in the PC architecture. Mr. Rosenquist ran security for Intel’s multi-billion dollar mergers and acquisitions activities and justified the security strategy protecting Intel’s global manufacturing capability. His development of the Threat Agent Risk Assessment (TARA) methodology to optimize security, has influenced how organizations view and prioritize risks.

Mr. Rosenquist is very active in the industry, speaks at conferences, consults with industry partners, member of advisory boards for cyber education, and has published acclaimed white papers, blogs, and videos on a wide range of information security topics. He is very passionate about security and information technology, his chosen career path, and strives to blend practical risk mitigation practices and information technology capabilities to achieve an optimal level of security.

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Jason Schimpf
Vice President, Product / Partner Programs
AMAG Technology
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Jason Schimpf

Vice President, Product / Partner Programs

AMAG Technology

Mr. Schimpf is the Director of Sales Operations and Partner Relations for Arecont Vision, the leading manufacturer of megapixel IP video solutions. In Schimpf’s eight years at Arecont Vision, he has contributed significantly in most areas of sales and marketing. After three successful years of managing sales channels on the east coast, Schimpf joined the marketing team to develop the A&E, Reseller and Technology Partner Programs. He also authored Arecont Vision’s core education material, which became the Channel Partner Certification Program. In 2013, Schimpf added sales operations, customer service and inside sales to his responsibilities. Additionally, he serves on the SIA (Security Industry Association) Education Advisory Board.

Mr. Schimpf holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati.

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Sherida Sessa
Industry Vice President
ISC Events
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Sherida Sessa

Industry Vice President

ISC Events

Sherida Sessa is Vice President of the Reed Security Portfolio, managing the ISC East, ISC West & Connected Security Events. In this position, she leads a team of 10 full-time staff members – including sales, marketing & education – who are dedicated to producing valuable, business building events for the IT & physical security industries.

Prior to this position, Sherida oversaw education program development for ISC East & West, working directly with the ISC Education Advisory Board and the Security Industry Association to produce up to 75 industry-leading sessions per show.

Sherida is a graduate of Cornell University, with a Bachelor of Science in Communication. She also holds a Master’s from Marist College in Organization Communication & Leadership.

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Sharon Shaw
Client, Development
Tech Systems
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Sharon Shaw

Client, Development

Tech Systems

Sharon Shaw is responsible for business development for Tech Systems, Inc. With over 8 years of experience in the Physical Security industry as an educational program designer, public speaker and marketer, one of Shaw's specialties is in managed security services. She serves as the Chairman of PSA Security Network’s Sales & Marketing Committee, and also participates as an Advisory Board member for SIA Education (ISC W and ISC E) in addition to serving on the board for TechSec Solutions.

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Steve Surfaro
Industry Consultant
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Steve Surfaro

Industry Consultant

With thirty years of security industry experience, Steve Surfaro is Chairman of the Public Safety Working Group for the Security Industry Association and Chairman of the ASIS Security Applied Sciences Council. He is also Standards Team Leader for the DHS S+T Video Quality in Public Safety Group. Steve is published in a wide range of security publications and delivers industry-accredited sessions each year to audiences in the Americas, Middle East and Asia.

Steve is a subject matter expert in smart cities and buildings, cyber security attack trends, forensic video, data science, command center design and first responder technologies. He also delivers an industry intelligence feed on Twitter (@stevesurf) and bi-monthly podcasts.

He recently served as Public Safety Solutions Designer on the Super Bowl LIVE! Event, a multi-day sports themed event in Downtown Houston that attracted over 1M fans, and included the NFL Experience, multiple concerts, sports studios and many attractions. The City of Houston Police Dept considered it so successful that the solutions used will be re-deployed for crime reduction, early warning and traffic management.

Steve recently appeared on CNBC’s Closing Bell on the subjects of early warning systems and enhanced security screening.

He is author of the Digital Video Handbook, a DHS S+T publication and the upcoming SIA Tactical and Smart City Solutions Handbook, providing guidance for law enforcement, fire and other first responders. Steve is the recipient of the Roy N. Bordes Council Member Award of Excellence from ASIS International. He received his Bachelor of Engineering from The Cooper Union in New York City. He lives in Phoenix, is an avid photographer and periodically volunteers at local charter schools encouraging youth technology learning programs.

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Tim Wenzel
Special Projects & Residential Security Manager
Facebook
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Tim Wenzel

Program Manager / Special Projects Coordinator

Facebook

Tim Wenzel leads the Executive Protection Project Management program at Facebook. In this role, he manages executive residential builds as well as an R&D program for specialized technology and applications.

Some of his latest projects include:

  • AS Solution “Advance” app development team
  • Residential Security Project Management program development
  • Team building and program brand management
  • Post Benghazi Training Design for the Diplomatic Security Service, US Dept. of State
  • Domestic Violence Education & Intervention

Tim was a US Army Medic and is currently a Paramedic. He attributes his success in the industry to his problem solving skills, which stem from his strong healthcare background. By properly identifying the true sources of problems and vulnerabilities, Tim and his teams are able to consistently deliver the client’s desired result.

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