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Diversity & Inclusion in the Security Industry – Your Questions Answered!

Diversity & Inclusion in the Security Industry – Your Questions Answered!

March 19, 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sands 304

Do you know the meaning of (and the difference between) “diversity” and “inclusion”? Do you know how diversity and inclusion (D&I) can contribute to your business goals and help achieve competitive advantage? This session will explore how the topics of D&I are important to the success of the security industry now and in the future. Bring your questions! This session will utilize an interactive tool through which audience members can ask anonymous (or not!) questions to the panelists via mobile device. Example session topics will include:

• The business impact of D&I programs and initiatives
• Technology trends in the security industry and the changing needs for the security workforce
• Ways the security industry can be more understanding of and responsive to D&I topics
• How the security industry can attract more diverse talent in the future
• Recruiting recent college graduates and equipping the future security workforce with the skills needed to advance the industry toward IoT, AI, and digitalization topics

Learning Objectives:
1. Define D&I in practical terms.
2. Learn how D&I can contribute to strategic business goals and help to attain competitive advantage.
3. Understand the importance of D&I for the success of the security industry in the future.


  • Maureen Carlo


    Director of Strategic Alliances

    BCD International, Inc.

    Maureen Carlo is BCD International's Director of Strategic Alliances. In her role, Maureen is responsible for developing and executing comprehensive...

  • Scott Schafer



    SMS Advisors

    Scott Schafer is the Principal for SMS Advisors who works with primarily with firms by helping them grow further and faster in the global security...

  • Kelly Bond


    Vice President of Dealer Development


    Kelly Bond is Vice President of Dealer Development at Brivo. With over 20 years experience in mergers, acquisitions and dealer programs in the...

  • Willem Ryan


    Vice President Marketing and Communications


    Mr. Ryan is responsible for overseeing AlertEnterprise’s global marketing and communications strategy, and building brand awareness worldwide. Mr....

  • Antoinette King


    Key Account Manager

    Axis Communications

    Antoinette King is a Key Account Manager with a focus on End User engagements in the NY/NJ region. In this capacity Mrs. King works closely with...


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    Women in Security

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