PSA TEC 2023 – That’s a Wrap!
PSA TEC 2023 was held in Dallas, Texas, May 1 – 4. This year’s event emphasized the power of our network with an added focus on networking including three rounds of TECTalks and exclusive partner receptions, which provided our members with valued collaboration time surrounded by like-minded business leaders. The event hosted more than 400 attendees representing more than 100 of PSA’s most progressive owner and member companies. A big thank you to the sponsors, speakers and attendees who participated to make it a successful TEC 2023!
Mark your calendars! TEC 2024 is scheduled in Dallas, May 13 – 16, 2024.
The PSA TEC 2023 education program delivered sessions focused on leadership, operations, sales, next generation talent and technical skills to PSA member and owner companies for four days of education as well as a keynote on Wednesday, May 3, morning! Here’s a look at what you may have missed:
State of the Industry
Matt Barnette, PSA president & CEO, Merlin Guilbeau, ESA executive director & CEO, Martin Huddart, HID senior vice president & head of physical, John Honovich, IPVM founder & president, and Chuck Wilson, NSCA CEO, took the stage to share their views on what is happening in the marketplace and the challenges and opportunities for the systems integrator.
Keynote: Innovation by Design Thinking: Becoming the Disruptor vs. the Disrupted
by Erik Qualman
To ensure you are the disruptor versus the disrupted, you must understand societal shifts and instill a culture of creativity around them. Keynote speaker Erik Qualman looked at key future trends and their impact on organizations. He provided a roadmap for members’ organizations’ digital transformation by means of design thinking. This breakfast keynote kicked off day three of PSA TEC by getting attendees into focus with matching bright green shades!
Women in Security Forum Luncheon: The Role of Male Allies in Progressing Forward Together
Kasia Hanson, Intel global IoT partner sales leader – safety & security and safe cities, Geoff Kohl, SIA senior marketing director, Diana Hanna, PSA director of sales – west, and Ryan Kaltenbaugh, LenelS2 senior vice president, sales – North America, outlined the practical steps businesses can take to drive action and remove the organizational and cultural barriers to male allyship.
State of the Integrator
Matt Barnette, PSA president & CEO, Jamie Vos, Security Solutions NW president, DeeAnn Harn, RFI CEO & president, and Ryan Kaltenbaugh, LenelS2 senior vice president, sales – North America, discussed the latest trends happening in the industry and the pain points and advantages for the systems integrator, manufacturer and security professionals.
PSA Stockholders’ Meeting
PSA executives and PSA Board of Directors shared the State of PSA with the network. The senior leadership and board members discussed the current year and what’s ahead for PSA’s future.
TEC 2023 featured three evening receptions to connect with PSA technology partners and peers as well as the return of TECTalks, an event that gives integrators face time with top technology partners.
This year’s welcome reception was hosted in sponsors’ private rooms where many of the rooms were decorated around creative themes! To name a few, Altronix went in the baseball direction with custom New York Yankees T-shirts and a traditional pop corn machine, acre security traveled into the future with LED signs and futuristic textures, AMAG Technology and LenelS2 got tropical with florals and flamingos while Eagle Eye Networks channeled the Texas location with cowboy hats. Thank you to everyone who made the Welcome Reception a great event!
Back by popular demand, TECTalk Tables took place on Tuesday, May 2, and Wednesday, May 3, for three rounds. Tuesday’s afternoon round ended with a cocktail reception before the evening’s dinner and entertainment.
Dinner & Entertainment by Comedian Don McMillan
Comedian Don McMillan brought the laughs as Tuesday night’s entertainment! Some attendees were surprised to see their faces in the presentation slides as part of a “If PSA Were a Movie” bit.
Second Annual PSA and Security Systems News Integrator of the Year and Bill Bozeman Awards
PSA and Security Systems News Integrator of the Year and Bill Bozeman Awards aspire to identify the leading systems integrators within security. Read SSN’s article here to learn more about the winners qualifications!
Pictured above: Preferred Technologies, LLC, 2023 Bill Bozeman Award Winner
Pictured above: SAGE Integration, 2023 Integrator of the Year, Large Business Category
Pictured above: ECD Systems, 2023 Integrator of the Year, Medium Business Category
Pictured above: DSI Security Services, 2023 Integrator of the Year, Small Business Category
2023 Technology Partner Awards Luncheon
The partner awards are voted on by PSA integrators each year. Partners are evaluated based on price, shipping, support, lead generation, returns, product performance and cybersecurity precautions. Read PSA’s awards press release to learn more!
The customer service awards are voted on by the PSA Customer Success Team each year to recognize partners whose customer service representatives share the same spirit of professionalism, customer satisfaction and outstanding service that our team aspires to.
Inaugural PSA Committee Awards & Appreciation Reception
PSA’s James Gallagher, manager of integrator services, led the inaugural PSA Committee Awards and Appreciation Reception in signature sponsor Intel’s private room on Monday afternoon at TEC. PSA Committees are one of the many benefits offered to the network. Interested in joining a committee? Learn more today!