October 4th Webinar: Why Digital Transformation is Reinventing Traditional Physical Access Control

Oct. 4, 2023
This webinar will feature in-depth conversations on technology, integration platforms, policy management and emerging solutions in the physical security industry.

Date: October 4,  2023
Time: 1:00 PM EDT / 12:00 PM CDT / 10:00 AM PDT / 5:00 PM GMT
Sponsor: Aiphone Communications Systems, dormakaba, Genetec, Morse WatchmansNVT PhybridgeVector Flow, & Vicon Industries

Duration: 1 Hour

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The mainstream conversation around digital transformation has been in play for more than three decades. Digital transformation for businesses began with the computerization of processes and, more recently, includes the Internet of Things (IoT), social media, mobility, cloud, augmented reality, big data, blockchain, cryptocurrency, and NFTs. Most industries have felt the massive impacts of digital transformation. For those that were at the beginning of this transformation, the effects of the lingering pandemic have accelerated the impacts. The old mission of access control systems was to keep bad people out by being restrictive and binary. That has forever been changed as organizations are looking to make sure they are letting the right people in. AI-driven analytics are creating advanced access control and visitor management solutions that are meeting the challenges of a changing world. This webinar will feature in-depth conversations on technology, integration platforms, policy management and emerging solutions.


Pierre Bourgeix MS, MBA, CPPCEO
ESI Convergent, LLC.

Within the security industry, Pierre spent 20 years as a global security consultant and innovator, at such industry leaders as ADT, HySecurity, Wallace International, Tyco, SecureState, and ESICONVERGENT LLC.   Pierre has had years of experience within the physical and cyber security arena and has been involved in developing security governance programs and has been integral in the design of enterprise security systems.  His primary expertise is Physical, Cyber Security Governance and is an SME in video security analytics and integration.  

Pierre’s path has taken him from the Physical security barrier industry, gate control, electronic security, managed services security, and finally cyber security arena. Pierre has worked on projects throughout the middle east including Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, and throughout the middle East and Asia. Pierre has spoken at many conferences such as ISC, Manufacturer events, and association meetings globally.  Pierre is one of the thought leaders in convergence of IT, OT, and Physical Security.  He presently is involved in creating security standards for the testing of products, systems, and solutions.

Pierre also has developed a model that will explain the Physical Security Kill chain which will lead to the need for proper predictive analytics across IT, OT, and Physical Security. Pierre has assisted in developing a Converged Security Gap Assessment that can assist companies in developing a proper risk rating across IT, OT, and Physical Security. He has also been involved in helping create SIA cyber security certificate.   Pierre speaks fluently in English, French, and Arabic.

Dean Geribo
Vice President of Corporate Security & Business Resilience

Dean has led Moderna’s Corporate Security Department, with overall responsibilities globally in the areas of physical and technical security, insider threat, global intelligence, brand protection, executive protection and aviation, and business resilience since 2020

Before joining Moderna he served as Chief Security Officer at Alcon, where he managed the company’s security portfolio across seventy-five countries and more than twenty manufacturing facilities globally.  

Dean also spent 9 years with Novartis, where he held various roles and responsibilities in the executive protection functions, middle and director level management roles at both regional and business unit levels.   Dean is also a former law enforcement professional, United States Marine, and is a Strategic Advisor and Board of Director member to various organizations.  

John Croce
NVT Phybridge

Mr. John Croce specializes in start-up businesses, having successfully managed three companies from the ground up. As President & CEO of NVT Phybridge, John brings balance with business management and finance expertise. He is the founding partner of NVT Phybridge, with over two decades dedicated to bringing practical and innovative Power over Ethernet (PoE) solutions to the market. Under John's leadership, NVT Phybridge has helped thousands of organizations worldwide leverage existing infrastructure assets to improve digital transformation projects. John is proud of his company's achievements, including the latest milestone of collectively saving NVT Phybridge customers well over $300,000,000 in unnecessary infrastructure remediation costs while achieving IP migration goals.

Travis Willis
Senior Product Manager Access Control Solutions

Travis Willis is a passionate believer in the power of technology to help people feel safer and more secure. As a 20+ year veteran of the commercial openings industry, with 15 of those years in access control and physical security, he has been involved in a diverse array of initiatives and applications. From high security Department of Defense projects to Hospitality and Multifamily Housing projects, Travis has a broad range of industry experience. He is a champion of smart products and smart buildings and the data potential that resides in them. He is a Senior Product Manager for dormakaba’s SwitchTech® platform where he works with leading access control platforms on a wide variety of project types which include student housing, healthcare, and retail access control.

Moderator: Steve Lasky
Editorial Director

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