From healthcare facilities and data centers to high-rise buildings, there’s no doubt that building safety compliance is critical to occupant welfare. Currently, the industry is undergoing a rapid transformation that includes evolving compliance standards, the use of big data to manage fire protection systems and devices, and the need to identify vertical specialists to navigate industry-specific complexities. In this panel recording, subject matter experts from Convergint’s Fire & Life Safety Services team joined with Dwight Wills, a senior executive at Together, the group discussed emerging trends, best practices, and the need to take a strategic, holistic approach to fire & life safety policies, solutions, and services across multiple sites.

Watch the below recording of Convergint’s exclusive panel discussion,  The Evolution of Fire & Life Safety: Powering Connected Systems and Services. 

The Evolution of Fire & Life Safety: Powering Connected Systems and Services

Originally Recorded Live at InSight Digital Summit

Convergint Technologies’ InSight Digital Summit was a virtual tradeshow event held November 17-19, 2020. Throughout the 3-day event, the InSight Theater hosted four InSight Panel discussions presented by Convergint leaders, partners, and industry leaders, and one InSight Keynote.


Dwight Wills

VP Sales & Marketing, BuildingReports

Dwight Wills joined BuildingReports in 2002. As Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Wills is responsible for strategic planning and management of external and internal sales growth and marketing of the BuildingReports brand. His professional experience in electrical mechanics, software/network integration, mobile to web technologies, account management, marketing and sales, spans a 40 plus year career across three continents (Australia, Europe, USA).

Stephanie Meurer joined Convergint Technologies in 2019 as a Regional Sales Manager. In this role, she is responsible for strategic planning and sales growth for the Greater Los Angeles Metro area. She leads a team of 13 Account Executives and 4 Business Development Managers. Her professional experience in fire life safety include account management, operations leadership and sales leadership spanning over 20 years.

Stephanie Muerer

Sales Manager, Convergint Technologies

Jim Madson

Director, Fire Alarm and Life Safety Business Development, Convergint Technologies

Jim Madson recently joined Covergint as Director of Fire Alarm and Life Safety. Jim is responsible for developing growth strategies to help develop the fire alarm project installation and services business, as well as build national capabilities and solutions to support enterprise customers. Jim is a 35-year fire industry veteran, most recently Vice President of Sales for Johnson Controls/Simplex where he was also responsible for national accounts and government sales. Jim has also held various roles in general management, marketing and contracting.

As a Fire & Life Safety Contract Sales Engineer, Steve brings more than 29 years of relevant experience to the Convergint team. Steve’s primary role is to support Convergint customers for life safety service agreements. He has extensive knowledge of local and national codes and maintains key relationships with local AHJ’s and building engineering groups. He has been a guest speaker at many industry meetings and conferences.

Steve O’Connell

Sales Engineer, Convergint Technologies