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The Changing Competitive Landscape
Wednesday, June 20 | 8:30 – 9:45AM
In this Main Stage session, we hit the fast forward button. Prepare to meet visionary leaders that will help you rethink the future of the industry and your company. This interactive panel discussion will identify disruptive technologies and emerging trends that will help navigate the changing competitive landscape, and pinpoint the opportunities and challenges likely to impact your company and our industry.

Michael Simmons
CEO, Driveway

Jeremy Warren
Chief Technology Officer, Vivint Smart Home

Mike Soucie
Senior Product Marketing Manager, Google

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The Age of Disruption: Everything Has Changed and Nothing Is Different
Presented by: Scott Stratten

Wednesday, June 20 | 11:30 – 12:45PM
We’re in the age of disruption. Today’s business climate is changing at an unprecedented rate. Every week, it seems there is a new strategy, social media site or technology that is a “must use” or a “game changer.” What we lose in this endless quest for the next bright, shiny business object — is that at the core of business, while everything has changed, nothing is different. Trust, connection, consistency, and service will always trump any new app to hit the market. In his keynote, Scott will walk you through what is real and what is only a smoke screen.

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Great Teams Understand “Why”
Presented by: Don Yaeger

Thursday, June 21 | 11:00 – 12:15PM
They are connected to a greater purpose. Learn how to constantly remind your players and employees of who they are in service of while being acutely aware of downstream beneficiaries. The more a company creates “mission moments” for employees and team members to understand that GREATER PURPOSE, the better off the team will be when it comes to enduring any challenges along the way to achieving its goal. In this captivating session, Don Yaeger shares his findings from interviews with Olympic Gold Medal winners like USA Basketball Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski (Coach K), 2014 NBA Most Valuable Player Kevin Durant, and USA Basketball CEO Jerry Colangelo, as well as 4-Time Super Bowl champion quarterback Tom Brady, thought-leader Simon Sinek and longtime Medtronic CEO Bill George.

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Stronger Security, Safer Schools

Friday, June 22 | 12:15 – 1:30PM
Whether you are an industry professional or a parent, this panel discussion will be emotional and heartfelt, but we promise you will leave with actionable steps that will help you play a bigger role in keeping our children and communities safer. Also, the college-bound son or daughter of a first responder will be awarded ESA’s Youth Scholarship.

H "Butch" Browning
State Fire Marshal, Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal

Guy Grace
Director of Security and Emergency Planning, Littleton Public Schools (LPS)

Ryan Petty
Senior Vice President, Business Solutions, Cable & Wireless Communications

Brian Thomas
President and CEO, A3 Communications

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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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