General Session

Featuring Robert Kriegel, NY Times and Businessweek Best-Selling Author

Thursday, June 15 | 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

Robert Kriegel PhotoRobert Kriegel, PhD, is the author of the international bestseller ‘If it ain’t broke…BREAK IT,’ and ‘How to Succeed in Business Without Working So Damn Hard.’ Thursday morning Dr. Kriegel will share how to create the future rather than “wait and watch” it happen. He will deliver five strategies for developing innovative new ideas and opportunities and share the four most common obstacles to innovation and how to overcome them.

"Innovative ideas often come from places you haven’t looked before," says Kriegel. “One of the best sources is to look outside of your industry.”

Book Cover GraphicWith Dr. Kriegel’s extensive experience working with organizations in other seemingly non-related industries, he will provide attendees with some unique ways of thinking, with an added touch of humor to effectively engage with the audience.

His clients include: AT&T, Allstate, BP Chemical, Boeing, Cadillac Motor Cars Inc., Chevrolet, Comcast, Exxon Mobile, Fedex, General Mills, Hewlett-Packard, Kinkos, Kraft General Foods, Nestle USA, Nike, PBS, Sprint, Symantec Corporation, U.S. Navy and many more.

“The competitive climate is heating up, and it’s not going to cool down anytime soon in the electronic security and life safety industry,” says George De Marco, ESX Chairman. “An organization needs to embrace innovation and game-changing ideas throughout every aspect of its business, enabling it to meet the demands of a competitive landscape and the dramatically changing needs of consumers.”

The General Session is sponsored by:

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"ESX is the best way in the industry to network with peers to grow your business."
— Jamie Vos | Security Solutions NW | WA
"ESX is the best show in the security industry to learn new ways to grow my business and to network with people who are very knowledgeable and passionate about what we do."
— Jacob Engel | Strauss Security Solutions | IA
"I was challenged to think outside the box. Seminars were inspiring and made me think about the future of our business in a proactive way."
— John Yohe | Security Unlimited Professionals | OH
"We had breakfast with a new intercom provider — and we quoted it the first day back to the office."
— Chris Gilbert | Security Pros, LLC | KY
"I enjoyed the interactions I was able to have with other owners at ESX. It seems like everyone has the same problems!"
— Agnes Albright | Security Alarm Corporation | FL
"The speakers and education programming as a whole were top notch. If you didn’t attend — you missed out."
— LJ Lynes | Stanley Security | MS
"As a business owner and the sales manager, time away from my day-to-day operations is expensive — but the insight, education, connections, and business intelligence gleaned from my time at ESX was priceless."
— Sofia Aguilar | A-1 Security | CO
"You can get what you want out of this show. There’s been a lot of great ideas gained from ESX."
— Dee Ann Harn, RFI Enterprises, CEO | CA


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