My ESX Experience: Mark D’Ascoli

Sure, we think ESX is great! But we’re a bit biased. Here’s what other leaders from electronic security integration companies have to say about their ESX Experience. Meet Mark D’Ascoli.

Q: What company do you work for and what is your job title there? I am the sales manager and security operations manager at SMS Integration in North Carolina.

Q: Why did you register for ESX? I registered for ESX for the many networking opportunities with new people, the training sessions — to make sure I am on top of industry trends — and for meeting with vendors at the expo.

Q: Did you attend Main Stage and Educational Sessions? If so, what was the biggest take-away you received? I took away the importance of staying positive, always being aggressive and focusing on the way technology is constantly changing in order to stay ahead.

Q: Did you have any good conversations on the expo floor? Yes, I had some great ones! I sat down with representatives from Honeywell, Elk, Flir, Firelite and Hikvision, just to name a few.

Q: Did you attend with a team or by yourself? I was there with a team.

Q: What do you think makes ESX different than other shows you may attend? A lot of shows don’t have the advanced training that ESX has. I like seeing other business owners on panels, sharing their advice. These are the best people to listen to — they have dealt with a lot of the trial and errors that we deal with every day — and can foresee the questions we, as attendees, have.

Q: What would you say to other professionals like yourself who are considering attending ESX in 2018? ESX is a must. If you love this industry and what it really truly is and has to offer… it’s a no brainer. You have to be there!!

"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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