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NY Times and Businessweek Best-Selling Author to Keynote General Session at ESX

Dr. Robert Kriegel to Share How to Create the Future Rather than Waiting for it to Happen

Nashville, TN - Today, ESX announced Dr. Robert Kriegel, NY Times and Businessweek best-selling author, NPR commentator, coach and lecturer as its headliner for the Thursday morning General Session at the 2017 Electronic Security Expo (ESX) June 13-16 in Nashville, Tenn. Kriegel is expected to outline bold, innovative strategies and guidelines for excelling in this rapidly changing, intensely competitive marketplace.

In his presentation, “Innovate or Else,” Kriegel will give attendees new, advanced and out-of-the-box strategies for keeping ahead of the changes, challenges, and competition in today’s dynamic industry.

“The competitive climate is heating up, and it’s not going to cool down anytime soon in the electronic security and life safety industry,” says George De Marco, ESX Chairman. “An organization needs to embrace innovation and game-changing ideas throughout every aspect of its business, enabling it to meet the demands of a competitive landscape and the dramatically changing needs of consumers.”

Success in today’s quickly changing market is dependent on leaving the old ways of thinking behind and embracing alternatives. Winners don’t respond to change and new opportunities, they create them.

And in this energetic session, Kriegel will deliver five strategies for developing new opportunities. He will also uncover the four most common obstacles to innovation and how to overcome them, outlining how to become “change ready” and prepared to challenge the status quo.

”Innovative ideas often come from places you haven’t looked before,” says Kriegel. “One of the best sources is to look outside of your industry.”

With Dr. Kriegel’s extensive experience working with organizations in other seemingly non-related industries, he will provide attendees with some unique ways of thinking, with an added touch of humor to effectively engage with the audience.

His clients include: AT&T, Allstate, BP Chemical, Boeing, Cadillac Motor Cars Inc., Chevrolet, Comcast, Exxon Mobile, Fedex, General Mills, Hewlett-Packard, Kinkos, Kraft General Foods, Nestle USA, Nike, PBS, Sprint, Symantec Corporation, U.S. Navy and many more.

Registration for the event is live and the show is offering discounts on Premium Passes, taking the registration down to $199 (a $600 discount). Pricing is valid for a limited time only. For more information and to register, visit:

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