Presented by Convergint & Product Partners

Join Convergint and industry leaders for a security planning and technology event on September 28th, 2023, from 10 AM to 5 PM CST in St. Paul, MN. This exclusive signature event will provide local and national perspectives on technology, strategies, and integration for critical events, public safety, and first response from top industry leaders.

The symposium will connect communities with networking opportunities and sponsored booths, have live demonstrations of safety and security technologies, highlight the integration of digital transformation within the public safety space, and much more. Lunch will be provided at the symposium, as well as a chance to win exclusive raffles!

Minnesota Strategic Security Planning & Technology Symposium

September 28th, 2023 | 10 AM  – 5 PM CST


Allianz Field – Stadium Club

400 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul, MN


10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Doors open, registration begins, & technology showcase opens
coffee & beverages available
sponsored by Matrix-NDI

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Event opening & introductions by Jim Kishish
coffee & beverages available

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Strategic Security Plans presented by Jeremy Baumann

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

“Ask The Experts” panel: Showing the value and building a business case
Topics of discussion: technology innovation, real-time operation centers, digital transformation, mass notification, managed services, identity assurance

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Lunch & drone detection demo

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Execution & Change Management presented by Kevin Donegan

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Technology showcase, raffle winners announced, & networking
open bar with appetizers
sponsored by Matrix-NDI


Jeremy Baumann, CPP, a senior executive and consulting practice leader with more than 25 years combined experience in Corporate Security and Law Enforcement, is Managing Partner of Corporate Security Advisors, a consulting firm primarily advising corporate security from healthcare organizations and Fortune 500 companies.

Mr. Baumann has spent most of his career assessing and optimizing security programs and building and transforming teams that deliver business value. He offers impactful recommendations that build enterprise alignment, drive rapid execution, and deliver high performing teams, processes, and technologies. He has worked with companies in the manufacturing, financial, technology, pharma, and healthcare sectors.

Prior to joining the private sector, Mr. Baumann spent five years as a law enforcement officer in McLean County, Illinois. He earned a Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude, in Criminal Justice from Illinois State University. Since 2006, he has held the CPP designation – the globally recognized, highest-level board certification in Security Management, and holds certificates in Senior Executive Leadership and Negotiation and Leadership from Northwestern University and Harvard Law School, respectively.

Jeremy Baumann

Managing Partner, Corporate Security Advisors

Kevin Donegan

Kevin Donegan

Executive Vice President of Global Delivery & Service, Convergint

Kevin Donegan joined Convergint as Vice President of Strategy in 2019, after retiring from the U.S. Navy as a Vice Admiral. He served as Commander of the U.S. Navy’s Fifth Fleet in Bahrain and as Director of Operations for U.S. Central Command. In the Pentagon, he was Director of the Navy Staff and Deputy Chief of the Navy for Operations, Strategy, and Planning, where he led initiatives for accelerated learning and innovation across the Navy enterprise, including cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and big data management. Kevin currently serves as the Executive Vice President of Global Delivery and Service for Convergint.


Scott Frigaard

Digital Transformation, Convergint

Scott enables the adoption of Smart and Safe City technologies and best practices. Smart Cities enhance the quality of life for their citizens by reducing crime, increasing economic development, streamlining mobility, and becoming more efficient in delivering services to their citizens. But cities can’t do it alone. They need a trusted technical advisor that can understand their unique challenges, articulate a long-term vision, implement common-sense solutions, and successfully navigate their complex landscape. Without that partner, Smart City programs won’t reach their full potential or return on investment. Scott has spoken frequently on the topic of data fusion, city-wide video surveillance, license plate recognition, and the need for integration of all physical security applications at many regional and national events including ASIS, International Association of Chiefs of Police, National League of Cities and Killer App Expo.

Brenda is a long time Convergint colleague involved in the development of the business since 2004. As a results-oriented senior sales and marketing executive with over 20 years of diversified global experience exclusively in the security and systems integration market, she leads the development of global accounts in the European, Middle Eastern, and African markets. Brenda is well versed in all aspects of business development, sales management, solutions sales, and new region channel development.

An active thought-leader in the industry continuously striving for growth through education, self-improvement, and advice from mentors, as well as mentoring others, she continuously invests time in industry panels, leadership opportunities, and growth for the teams she works with. Brenda has successfully led direct business development and sales teams effectively across more than 40 countries with consistent results.

Brenda Koesterman

Vice President of Global Accounts – EMEA, Convergint

Joe Young

Vice President of Partners & Alliances, Convergint

Joe Young joined Convergint as Vice President of Digital Transformation in 2022 with 18 years of experience across the industry, including 4 years IT MSP experience. Most recently, he led innovation and product management for a global security organization. In his role at Convergint, Joe leads his team in their mission to guide customers through the journey of digital transformation, with a focus on research, maintaining strategic alliances, and collaborative partner ecosystem management. By embracing a connected world where technology is radically changing business and everyday lives, Joe enables organizations to adapt and become digital leaders in their industries. Joe currently serves as Vice President of Partners & Alliances for Convergint.

Eric Yunag has over 20 years of experience in the electronic security industry. He served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Dakota Security Systems before its acquisition by Convergint. During his twenty-year tenure at the company, he led numerous operational and sales initiatives, as well as the expansion of the company into new locations around the country. He currently serves as the Vice President of Innovation for Convergint.

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Eric Yunag

Vice President of Innovation, Convergint

Tony Alexander

Business Development Manager – Digital Transformation, Convergint

Tony graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) of Troy, New York with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial and Management Engineering. He has spent 8 years in the physical security industry – all with Convergint. Tony was the first graduate of the Convergint Development Program in 2015. He then spent 7 years as an Account Executive supporting some of Convergint’s largest and most complex enterprise clients.

Tony joined Convergint’s Digital Transformation team in 2022 and is responsible for helping companies navigate the technology evolution taking place in the security industry. Tony has a special focus in Cloud Native Technologies, IoT, Artificial Intelligence, and Computer Vision.

Rob Nerpel has been with Convergint since 2002 and was responsible for starting the fire alarm/mass notification division in multiple cities including: Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Columbus (OH), and others. Rob holds numerous code and product certifications including an FCC General Radio Operators License (GROL), NICET certification and is an Edward’s EST3 certified technician.

With over 25 years of mass notification experience going back to the terrorist attack at Khobar Tower (Saudi Arabia) in 1996, and its inception following the Khobar Tower Report, Rob worked on some of the nation’s first mass notification projects installed at military facilities in the late 1990s. In addition to business development roles at Convergint, Rob has worked as an independent code consultant assisting architects and developers on new construction and retrofit projects.

Rob is an SME for healthcare, higher education, and data center occupancies and a holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Texas A&M University.

Rob Nerpel

Regional Business Development Manager, Convergint

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Who should attend?

Individuals specifically involved with security, life safety, facilities, information technology, emergency response, risk management, and executive decision making in industries like:

  • K-12

  • Higher Education

  • Law Enforcement

  • State Government

  • Counties & Cities

  • Transportation

  • Manufacturing

  • Healthcare

  • Utilities

  • Financial

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