Many of us from SIAC will be at ESX in Nashville in couple of weeks. There are many reasons we, and others, attend. Networking, training, great meals, new vendors and awards ceremonies are all good reasons. The sessions advance attendees personally, professionally and for fun.
Though it’s not a hidden issue, one of the big reasons to attend, and an area that SIAC pays close attention to, is the area of innovation. ESX will recognize its innovation winners that week (they’ve already been announced, which you can access here). The innovation awards are about products and services.
Improved alarm management practices are frequently driven by innovation. Those companies going above and beyond not only create additional revenue for the electronic security industry, but frequently improve value for companies in new ways – like enhancing effectiveness of an alarm system. That’s good for everyone in security.
There’s a saying about how you can never go back. You can live in the past, share nostalgic memories. But that doesn’t move your company in the direction the world is headed. If you live in the past, your head is in the sand.
Innovation is good. New products and services are important to all of us. SIAC supports ESX’S Innovation Award winners. When you are in Nashville, stop by the ceremony. Listen to the accomplishments. See if if some of them make sense for you.