Presented by Convergint, Axis Communications, and Genetec

Join Convergint and industry leaders for a day of innovation, insight, and sweet discoveries on July 18, 2024, from 10 AM to 2 PM CST at the Axis Experience Center in Houston. Explore security, identify key targets and vulnerabilities in the SLED sector, and engage with industry experts and cutting-edge technologies, all in one unique and immersive event tailored for SLED decision-makers, IT leaders, safety experts, K-12 educators, municipalities, and other tax-supported organizations. Lunch will be served, accompanied by a variety of sweet treats to delight taste buds.

Attendees will have the exclusive opportunity to dive into this event, presented by Convergint and esteemed partners Axis Communications and Genetec, gaining insights into security trends and technologies shaping the future of safety for public-owned facilities. Key takeaways include:

  • Insight into technology trends affecting SLED
  • Proactive planning for future security needs
  • A consultative approach to meeting security goals

Sweet Innovations: Unwrapping the Future of SLED Security

Thursday, July 18th, 2024 | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CST


Axis Experience Center

750 Town and Country Blvd
Houston, TX


10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Introductions & Event Opening

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Panel Discussion

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Break Out Meetings & Optional AEC Tour


Ellis D. Stafford

Safety & Security Director, NRG Park

Ellis is the Director of Safety and Security of NRG Park. Most known as the home of the NFL’s Houston Texans, NRG Park spans 350 acers and includes NRG Center, NRG Arena, and Houston’s historic Astrodome. As the head of security for NRG Park, Ellis is responsible for the safety and security of millions of guests that visit the park every year as well as its employees. Ellis was previously the Operations Director of the Detroit Crime Commission, Ellis oversees day-to-day activities supporting public safety in the tri-county area, with a particular focus on law enforcement. In this role, Ellis prioritizes analytical and investigative activities while providing general oversight of the Commission’s non-public initiatives. Established as a 501(c)(3) organization in August, the Detroit Crime Commission works to identify gaps in service delivery by public safety organizations and develop solutions and partnerships to enhance community safety. Supported by various businesses and individuals in the Detroit area, the Commission plays a crucial role in promoting safety and security within the region.

As the Regional Director, for the Public Sector at Genetec, Stephen is responsible for developing strategies for the territory, working with our customers to better understand the needs of their organization, and assisting with outcome-based solutions that benefit the various stakeholders. Developing and implementing commercial strategies, working with our customers to address their organizational needs in today’s environment with a focus on establishing the bridge between physical security, and senior leadership, and guiding how best to maximize the technology for the internal departments.

Before joining Genetec, Stephen spent more than 26 years in various roles from system integration to distribution, and security consulting with a focus on risk mitigation in support of ProSecCon, Inc. when needed. For the past 16 years, he has been focused on bringing to market top-tier manufacturers in the security technologies market where he held a variety of management, strategic account management, and sales roles.

Stephen Homrighaus

Regional Sales Director, Public Sector-Central, Genetec

Who should attend?

This event is designed for professionals representing diverse sectors, inviting the attendance of SLED decision-makers, IT leaders, safety experts, K-12 educators, municipalities, and other tax-supported organizations.

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