Security Industry Association announces keynote speakers for 2023 SIA GovSummit

May 10, 2023
Lee Kair, principal and head of security risk and resilience, federal strategy practices at The Chertoff Group, and the Honorable Scott Shellenberger, state’s attorney for Baltimore County, Maryland, will headline this year’s conference.

SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the keynote speakers for the 2023 SIA GovSummit, SIA’s annual public policy and government security technology conference. Lee Kair, principal and head of security risk and resilience, federal strategy practices at The Chertoff Group, and the Honorable Scott Shellenberger, state’s attorney for Baltimore County, Maryland, will headline this year’s conference.

SIA GovSummit 2023 is presented by SIA with support from ASIS International and the Secure Technology Alliance and will be held May 16-17 at the National Housing Center in downtown Washington, D.C.

In his role as principal at The Chertoff Group, Kair advises global clients on a broad range of issues, including homeland and transportation security, business strategic planning, and capture strategy for federal contracts. Shellenberger has served as state’s attorney for Baltimore County since 2006 and is a respected leader on policy matters related to public safety and law enforcement technologies in Maryland. Kair and Shellenberger will draw on their experience to deliver dynamic presentations to this year’s GovSummit attendees.

Each year, SIA GovSummit brings together government security leaders with private industry technologists for top-quality information sharing and education on security topics affecting federal, state,and local agencies. In addition to the keynote presentations from Kair and Shellenberger, the 2023 GovSummit program includes specialized sessions on essential topics in contracting, procurement, infrastructure, and facility protection; highlights how security product standards help meet government needs; and explores the latest policies, practices, and trends impacting security. Discussion topics include:

  • Making a business case for obtaining infrastructure security funding
  • The new era of biometrics for the government sector
  • Futureproofing against cyber-physical threats to government
  • Artificial intelligence and physical security
  • Preventing school violence and improving K-12 school security
  • Using drones and counter-drone technology to protect federal assets
  • Best practices in hostile vehicle mitigation

“For this year’s GovSummit, SIA is excited to present an informative, engaging lineup of expert-led sessions on the issues that matter most in government, security and technology,” said Jake Parker, senior director of government relations at SIA. “This premier conference gathers government and industry professionals together in one room to network, exchange information and explore critical topics related to securing government facilities, public spaces, critical infrastructure, and more, and we look forward to hearing from our esteemed speaker lineup, including keynote presenters Lee Kair and Scott Shellenberger.”

Each year at GovSummit, hundreds of public- and private-sector professionals gather to examine emerging policy trends, technology needs of the government and changes in the risk environment that shape development of products and advanced systems integration to meet evolving security challenges. Attendees include federal agency employees, military and law enforcement personnel, state and local government officials and employees, government affairs staff, and congressional staff.

In addition to the two-day conference program, SIA attendees will enjoy a leadership awards ceremony, including the presentation of the SIA Women in Biometrics Awards, on the morning of May 16, and evening receptions on both days of GovSummit. Day 1 of GovSummit will close with a security leaders cocktail reception, and on the end of day on May 17, attendees will be invited to join the SIA National Capital Region Security Forum for a lively evening networking reception for security industry professionals.

In addition to Kair and Shellenberger, SIA GovSummit features speakers from the Architect of the Capitol, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Transportation Security Administration, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and more. View the full speaker lineup here.

This event is free for all government employees, including U.S. and international federal, state, county and municipal-level staff, plus all military, law enforcement and public safety personnel. SIA GovSummit is considered a “widely attended gathering” and complies with all relevant event guidelines. Industry access starts at $395; learn more and register to attend here.

SIA GovSummit 2023 is sponsored by ADI; Aiphone; Allegion; AMAG Technology; ASSA ABLOY; Axis Communications; Buffalo Armory; Dell Technologies; the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency/Interagency Security Committee; Digital Monitoring Products; dormakaba; Echodyne; Everbridge; FedCloudIA; Gibraltar; Giesecke+Devrient; GSA Schedules, Inc.; Hanwha Vision; HID Global; IDEMIA; IdentityOne; IDENTIV; Intel; i-PRO; ISC Security Events; LenelS2; Louroe Electronics; Milestone; National Safety Shelters; NEC Corporation of America; Pedestal Pro; ReconaSense; Stanley Access Technologies; Tyco Security Products; Veridt; and Wesco and supported by media partners AVISIAN, Biometric Update, Campus Safety, FindBiometrics, Mobile ID World and Security Sales & Integration.

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