Seattle—March 16, 2009 — ASG, a premiere integrator of enterprise security solutions, announced today that a record number of participants attended its nationally recognized Security Summit & Expo.
“We had over 450 registered attendees who were all motivated to participate in what we call ‘The Great Conversation’ around transformational change and innovation in the security industry,” said Phil Aronson, President and CEO of ASG.
The Summit began with a keynote focused on “Innovation” by one of the top analysts and thought leaders in the security industry, Steve Hunt of Hunt Business Intelligence. Hunt urged the attendees to move from “securing a building to securing your business.”
“The ASG Security Summit & Expo is one of the special opportunities in our industry to focus on end users and how they can create value with security,” said Hunt. “Other conferences seem so superficial and stale compared to this one.”
“Once again, I have found this summit to be both informative and interactive,” said Bill Jacobs, Cisco Systems’ Corporate Director of Integrated Building and Risk Technologies and ASG Security Summit keynote. “The Summit continues to focus on providing ‘value’ to end-users, consultants, and manufacturers in solving today's technical and business problems. This format is unique for our industry and I hope it continues.”
Johnny Walker, Group Program Manager, Technology Services, Microsoft Global Security also participated both in the keynote address and in the more intimate breakout speeches. Case study breakouts were included in the Summit featuring organizations such as: Microsoft sponsored by ASSA Abloy, Port of Seattle sponsored by ICx Technologies, Mentor Graphics sponsored by RightCrowd, Seattle Children’s Hospital sponsored by LENEL, and the LOTT Alliance sponsored by Axis Communications.
“We have received feedback from the speakers, exhibitors, and the attendees that this year’s Summit was the best in content, venue and amenities,” said Aronson. “Planning for 2010 is already underway.”