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Thursday, June 21 | 4:15-5:30PM

Industry Outlook - What You Need to Know
Thursday, June 21, 2018 04:15PM - 05:30PM
IIs the industry expanding or contracting? Who are the biggest benefactors of the growth? What market segments are exhibiting the most promise? Is the valuation of my business going up or down? What are the headwinds facing industry? These questions and more will be addressed by industry thought leaders. You won’t want to miss this deep dive into the “what you need to know” session for security professionals -- who really want to know. You’ll uncover:
• Potential industry forecasts to better plan your company’s forecast
• Emerging trends that will help you rethink the future
• Challenges and threats that are lurking around the corner
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Jeff Kessler
Managing Director, Institutional Research
Imperial Capital
Jeffrey Kessler is currently a Managing Director of Institutional Research at Imperial Capital, LLC in the New York City office. Mr. Kessler has been the leading security industry analyst on Wall Street for 30 years. including twenty-one years as the senior security industry & business services analyst with Lehman Brothers. In 2006 Mr. Kessler was named in the first “Security Magazine” poll as one of the industry “25 Most Influential Leaders”, and was a co-founder of the “Securing New Ground,” conference. At Lehman Brothers, Mr. Kessler published an annual “Security Industry Annual” for 15 years. At Imperial Capital, Mr. Kessler covers 18 leading publicly traded security companies, publishes the quarterly “Security Monitor,” selected White Papers on the industry, and is involved in one of the industry’s largest security conference, the Security Investor Conference.
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Blake Kozak
Principal Analyst, Smart Home and Security Technology
IHS Markit
Blake Kozak is a Principal Analyst for the Security Technology Group at IHS. Blake is responsible for all research across the smart home which includes business models, platforms, devices, consumer video and competitive analysis. Since joining IHS in 2008, he has authored numerous syndicated reports and intelligence services on intruder alarms, electronic physical access control, Access Control as a Service (ACaaS), perimeter security and residential security. Blake is also a regular speaker at industry events. Sponsor Logo