Oetjen: “The industry is full of proprietary boxes — every manufacturer has its own and the development depends on their availability to do research and development on that box. I think the reason standards have been slow to be adopted is simply because nobody wants to give up their proprietary box or share their information. The proprietary nature of our past has made our manufacturers slow to move to the center and adopt these standards. An additional fear is fear of losing margin, because once a standard comes into play it pushes things more towards a commodity because it’s more widely available.”
Nigel Waterton is vice president, Strategic Development at ASG. His key responsibility is to align the security roadmap for ASG’s clients with the capabilities of ASG’s professional services, engineering and implementation teams. He has been involved in the security industry since 1996.
Wayne Smith, CISSP, CISM, is vice president of sales at Tech Systems Inc. In his role, Smith leads his team in providing network and converged security solutions to end-users and Fortune 500 companies. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the IT and security industry.
Christopher Peckham, Ph.D., P.E., is senior VP and CTO at Kratos Public Safety & Security Solutions Inc. (Kratos|HBE), where he leads the team’s efforts in complex projects and programs. He is the driver of the technology efforts taken on to maintain thought leadership in the company’s industries with regard to the effects of market trends.
Ron Oetjen is president and co-founder of Intelligent Access Systems of North Carolina. He is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), a Certified Security Project Manager (CSPM) and member of the American Society for Industrial Security. He has more than 17 years of combined experience in the electronics and security industry.
Bill Bozeman, CPP, CHS, is president and CEO of PSA Security Network. He has 28 years of experience in the security systems integration business and has been successful in both corporate and entrepreneurial environments. In 2005, he was inducted into the Security Integration Hall of Fame. Bozeman currently serves as chairman of Virtual Distribution Management and chairman of Integrator Support LLC.