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JAN 2019

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tion from voice processing that she describes as "an inter- section of the areas of AI and Voice Forensics." Dr. Singh shared slides of her recent research including recreation of a facial image solely from voice sampling. The synthe- sized image compared with a photograph of the subject was remarkable. Another technology that has caught my attention is long term, low energy consump- tion, high capacity video stor- age. With mega-pixel cameras now the first choice in video surveillance deployments, and with clients demanding longer periods of archived footage, a cost effective, energy efficient solution is a significant devel- opment in the video surveil- lance field. One other area of interest is in the Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) stan- dard that has been developed to improve interoperability between access control and security products. Among the many benefits emerging from this continuously develop- ing standard is that is enables devices from different manu- facturers to communicate effectively. Deployment of the standard over IP is in develop- ment, opening another avenue for a common platform. What is your view on the industry moving forward? I see the field of cybersecu- rity adding a critical layer on to the physical security model we have developed over the years. —Paul Ragusa Specifically Speaking features Q-and-A with a different security consultant every month. Consul- tants are provided to Security Sys- tems News by SecuritySpecifiers. ESA Leadership Summit details unveiled weygint Continued from page 6 zation with Existing Talent and by Winning the War for New Talent," and the main stage presentation "Hiring for Attitude." Another key feature of the pro- gram is "What Keeps You Up at Night?" This will be an interactive session where attendees can discuss the issues that they are having and hear from the presenters that might have best practices around the sub- ject. "That ends up being another very … strong session that we've offered in the past few years," Bate- man said. The 2019 summit will also include ESA's Rising Leaders Forum. "We've got an entire track for rising leaders," Bateman said. ESA will have an online network- ing portal to help facilitate benefi- cial meetings, fully launching for the first time in 2019, Bateman By SSN Staff SILVER SPRING, Md.—ESA recent- ly announced the dates, location, schedule and speakers for its 2019 Leadership Summit: the executive level event will be held Jan. 28-31 in Austin, Texas. "We try to be a very, very efficient leadership event—one that is strate- gic about the interactions we foster," Jillian Bateman, ESA chief develop- ment officer, told Security Systems News. Bateman highlighted that the central location of Austin will be a benefit of this year's Summit. At the event, ESA puts a lot of effort on bringing in outside per- spectives from experts not part of the security industry, Bateman said, which provides attendees a new way of looking at challenges for their businesses. Hiring is a topic that always grabs attendees' interests, according to Bateman. "We know that finding talent is a very difficult challenge that not only our industry is faced with, but every industry right now." She highlighted the classroom ses- sion "Optimize Your Sales Organi- said. "It's able to help pair folks on interests," she said. "Whether an attendee wants to meet with anoth- er attendee on, maybe, some issues that they're having with technicians that they can brainstorm and talk through, or, if they want to meet a vendor on a new product that they have, they can do that as well." The 2019 Leadership Summit's Diamond Event will be held at Spin, a recently opened ping pong social club. SSN SEC ur IT y S y STEMS n EWS january 2019 www.securitysystemsnews.com NEWS 7

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