The Future is Ours to Define

I have been speaking with our faculty over the last few weeks and the conversations are taking on a level of urgency I have not seen in awhile.

We are an industry in transition. Many of us feel like we are trying to run in mud, but, for some of us, we are starting to see changes that will radically redefine our value proposition. Here are a few of the conversations I have recently had.

Today, two senior executives underlined the fact that vendors must wake up to the new reality of uberization. Our internal customers live in the age of plug and play. Facebook just works. Uber just works. The complexity is hidden from us. The “contract model” is front-loaded with a license fee and services. A new contract model must emerge that provides a shared risk model for delivery of outcomes (the customer experience).

We keep hearing of the intelligent building. But what is it and why do we need it? If we need it, what is the return on investment? What is security’s role in the strategy and execution of an intelligent building? Will this help us leverage a new and more compelling value proposition?

What is the role of communication in today’s security program? We tend to think in linear terms. But what if it was more dynamic, leveraging all forms of communication? How would that change the optimization of our people, processes and technology?

Is Loss Prevention becoming a powerful organizational example of convergence?

Is video surveillance a business tool and a risk tool?

Can security help an organization scale rapidly while mitigating risks?

Diversity is and is not what you think. Learn from a powerful panel of leaders on their experiences creating value over the differences.

Culture is at once a powerful weapon. It can be good, bad, even ugly, based on leadership casting a vision that can be intuitively grasped by the stakeholders.

All of these ideas can begin to contribute to a CEO’s conversation with their company, their board and their investors. We will pick the brain of a CEO who is in the process of doing just that.

Each of our faculty deeply believe that the conversation matters. Each expect to go back to their organizations with take-aways that make a difference. They are action-oriented and driven by the need to continuously advance their proficiency in creating organizational value and mitigating the risks to people, the business and the community.