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VTI Q1 Event Calendar - 2019

Posted on Wednesday, January 09, 2019

With each New Year, the VTI Team is engaged in a wide array of partner, industry, and showcase events.  In addition to manufacturer-specific kick-off, strategy, and partner events, we participate in both regional and national programs designed to not only further our position as an industry leader, but to provide our colleagues with intelligence, networking, and end-user access.  Please find a short summary of our Q1 calendar.  If you have interest in any events, please contact Stephen Fisher, Director - Business Development at stephen.fisher@vtisecurity.com.   

1/17/2019: Attending: Department of Homeland Security (DHS) / Colorado Information Analysis Center (CIAC) - Soft Target Symposium @ OppenheimerFunds, Centennial, CO.  The 2019 Forum focuses on soft targets, industry vulnerabilities, emergency/security planning best practices, procedural and physical security measures, and resources to assist additional actions.

1/24/2019: Attending: Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Colorado - Public Agency Outlook 2019 @ Denver Marriott, DTC.  Come and hear from the leading public agencies in Colorado about their project plans and requirements, network with public agency decision makers, and hear the latest outlook 2019 for construction, labor, and materials from AGC America's Chief Economist Ken Simonson.

2/5/2019:  Attending: Apartment Association of Metro Denver - 2019 Suppliers Council @ Greenwood Village, CO.  This is an open forum with networking and conversation alongside local and national property management companies.

2/12/2019: Attending: Genetec Connects 2019 @ Montreal, CAN.  This is one of our premier Trusted Business Partner events of the year - exclusively attended by the VTI Leadership Team.  Our opportunity to collaborate, learn, and share with a leading solution and technology company in the industry.

2/20/2019: Hosting: ASIS Denver Mile-Hi Chapter Meeting @ VTI Security Learning Center, Arvada, CO.  Join Dr. Teresa Hernandez, Director of Student Services & Safety at Weld County School District RE-1 as she shares the District's process of Choosing a Trusted Business Partner in support of physical security technology upgrades.

2/21/2019: Attending: Enterprise Security Risk Management Conference @ Magnolia Hotel, Denver, CO.  ESRM will examine the shortfalls of current corporate strategies and ask how ESRM differs.  It will highlight areas like case-studies of ESRM in practice, key metrics and KPI's associated with ESRM, technology solutions for delivering ESRM, engaging the C-Suite, and defining ESRM: Moving towards holistic, data-centric security decisions.

2/25/2019: Speaking: TechSecSolutions 2019 New Technology Conference @ Delray Beach Marriott, FL.  Colleague Joshua Cummings, CISSP, will be representing VTI Security while moderating a panel discussion on "Securing a Connected World: From Buildings to Schools to Communities".

3/6/2019: Showing: Wisconsin School Safety Coordinators Association @ Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI.  VTI Security will be showcasing a wide range of physical security technologies in support of our Trusted Business Partners and the educational community across Wisconsin.

3/11/2019:  Attending: PSATEC 2019 @ Sheraton Denver, CO.  TEC, presented by PSA, is the premier education and networking event for all professional systems integrators. TEC features industry leading education and certification programs, networking, and dedicated exhibit hours designed to advance the skills and expertise of industry professionals nationwide. This premier training venue is open to all industry professionals and is designed to meet the educational needs of all employees within an integrator’s organization.

3/28/2019: Showing: Nebraska Educational Technology Association (NETA) Spring Conference @ Hilton & CHI Health Center, Omaha, NE.  In support of the NETA vision for technology in education, VTI Security will be showcasing our booth, providing leadership, and promoting the application of technology relative to physical security across the Nebraska educational landscape.

4/10/2019: Attending: ISC West 2019 @ Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.  ICS West is the largest converged security industry trade show in the United States.  At ISC West, you will have the chance to network with over 30,000 security professionals through new products and technologies encompassing everything from access control to unmanned vehicles from over 1,000 exhibitors.

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Thank You to Our Veterans

Posted on Thursday, November 08, 2018
With November 11th upon us, VTI Security is proud to thank our Veterans for their Service, Sacrifice, and Commitment to our American way of life.  


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Axis 2018 Gold Partner of the Year - VTI Security

Posted on Wednesday, November 07, 2018

VTI is proud to be recognized as the 2018 Gold Partner of the Year by our Trusted Business Partners at Axis Communications.  Our longstanding, Trusted Business Partnership was celebrated at the ACCC 2018 event in Florida.  Another great year at one of our industry's leading events for education, collaboration, and great ideas.  

John Nowak, Senior Vice President, accepted this award alongside Larry Newman, Senior Director of Sales - Americas, and Fredrik Nilsson, Vice President of the Americas.  Many thanks to our VTI Colleagues and Axis business leaders throughout the VTI reach who support our growth, strategy, and culture.


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Security Systems News '20 Under 40' Honors Joshua Cummings

Posted on Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Each year Security Systems News highlights the best and brightest in our industry.  In 2018, our colleague Joshua Cummings has earned this distinct honor and we are proud to share the article with our Colleagues, Clients, and Partners.  Josh's impact on the VTI culture, business, and clients has been unyielding.  Congratulations, Josh!  Well earned, Brother!

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Grand Prairie Texas Charity Golf Tournament

Posted on Friday, September 28, 2018

VTI is proud to support those who serve.  Our Dallas Team continues to build Trusted Business Partnerships in Big  and across the Metroplex.  Led by Keith Russell and a sponsorship from VTI Security, The Annual City of Grand Prairie Police/Fire Charity Golf Tournament was well attended by members of the law enforcement and first responder community benefiting the Grand Prairie Police Association and Local 3255 Firefighters.  And yes, we made birdie with that ax.

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VTI-University in Greater Denver: "Developing a Business Approach for Physical Security Challenges"

Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2018

We invite you to VTI Security at our Arvada location for a unique opportunity to hear from one of your peers.  Michael Cummings, CPP, has over 40 years in the physical security industry.  He has held/holds Senior Leadership positions in both ASIS and IAHSS, led the physical security operations for one of our country's largest healthcare systems, and has launched Cummings Security Consulting. 

At the VTI Learning Center on Thursday, October 11th, Mike will share a career of experiences under the umbrella of “Developing a Business Approach for Physical Security Challenges”.  There will be limited seating for this exclusive event.  Many of our most discerning clients and regional industry leaders will be in attendance.

If you plan to attend, please contact Stephen Fisher @ stephen.fisher@vtisecurity.com or via his mobile phone @ 303.725.2667. 

NOTE:  In addition to Mike having a collaborative conversation with each of you, we will be catering lunch and hosting a “Healthcare Roundtable” afterwards for those of you in the care giving space.

NOTE:  ASIS Continuing Education credits can be applied for with your completion certificate provided at this event by Mike Cummings & VTI 






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VTI Denver Summer Picnic - Colorado Rockies Baseball!!!

Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Each Summer our offices take time out of serving our Trusted Business Partners to celebrate one another, break bread, and bring our Colleagues and their families together.  Special thanks to Ron Kaczar & Gina Barcelona for pulling the team together at Coors Field on a beautiful Saturday night - and an unyielding thanks to our Colorado Colleagues for continuing to drive our business forward.  Enjoy the pics...


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VTI Announces PSA Security Network Committee Membership(s)

Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2018

As a member of the PSA Security Network, VTI Security is engaging fully into the PSA resources to gain returns on behalf of our colleagues and Trusted Business Partners.  

PSA Committees provide shared knowledge, tools & processes, and best practices from across the security arena.  We are pleased to announce the following PSA Committee memberships and VTI Leadership engagement:


  


PSA Cyber Security Committee, Joshua Cummings, Director - Engineering Services, VTI Security


Josh has over 15 years of security technology experience with expertise rooted in solutions, core, infrastructure and technical integration/applications.  At VTI he leads a national organization of Security Design Engineers who serve to ensure client investments function according to performance expectation.  Additionally, Josh serves over 220 colleagues with training programs for a full suite of manufacturer technologies, is called upon by the sales organization to ensure technical acumen is applied towards major client projects, and is the bridge between the logical, cyber, and physical arena at VTI.  Josh is an Adjunct Professor at the SecureSet Cyber Academy – the country’s first cyber university – and is requested to share his first-hand expertise on industry panels like Cloud+.  Josh lives in Westminster, Colorado with his wife Sunnie, and two daughters.  Josh enjoys playing guitar, serving his community, and watching his daughters play sports.

PSA Sales & Marketing Committee, Stephen Fisher, Director - Business Development, VTI Security


Stephen offers a unique blend of business development, marketing, sales operation management, and colleague leadership.  With over two decades of experience in national, super-regional, and local integration sales, business development & marketing, he has been instrumental in the growth, profitability, and strategic sales strategy of both public and private companies.  Stephen serves clients and colleagues as a thought leader, connector, and catalyst of Trusted Business Partnerships while being personally engaged across multi-vertical environments with an emphasis on business intelligence, risk management, client education & empowerment, compliance, and the full spectrum of physical security solutions and services.  Stephen volunteers his time as an adjunct professor at the SecureSet Cybersecurity Academy and enjoys transitional resume writing for those who serve our country.  When he’s not working he enjoys the outdoors of Colorado.

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AGC Nebraska Welcomes VTI Security

Posted on Friday, September 07, 2018
The VTI Omaha office continues to expand its impact on the Nebraska market place.  The Associated General Contractors of America has welcomed VTI Security as its newest member.  Matt Larson, Gary Weikel, Monty Payne and our entire OMA Team serve to further our Trusted Business Partnerships as a member of this storied organization.  To learn more about AGC Nebraska, please click here:  https://www.agcne.org/about



Founded in 1923, the AGC Nebraska Chapter is the only full-service statewide construction trade association that serves and represents heavy, highway, bridge, and municipal/utility contractors. We provide our members and their employees with access to news concerning the construction industry; opportunities to learn, network and build relationships; and the ability to educate and influence public officials.

The AGC Nebraska Chapter has an excellent working relationship with the Nebraska Department of Transportation. The chapter has six joint committees that meet throughout the year to address the various issues affecting the construction industry. Our members have access to discount programs and other various benefits including networking opportunities, access to bid opportunities, AGC Career Center where members can post their open jobs for free, and chapter communications. AGC Nebraska Chapter members also have the opportunity to attend several networking events throughout the year including golf outings, Construction Industry Days, NDOT's Project Managers' conference and our annual convention.
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Amarillo ABC Channel 7 - Daybreak Coffee Crew

Posted on Tuesday, September 04, 2018

About a month ago our Amarillo Technician, Billy Hill, entered a contest for our office to win a free breakfast and coffee delivered by the ABC Channel 7 Daybreak Crew for our entire team.  On August 30th Billy got the call...  ...and was on high alert for phishing scams!!!!!!  Low and behold this was legit and on Friday, August 31st, the Amarillo Team enjoyed breakfast from Rosa's.  (The Daybreak Crew started their holiday early and was unable to be there in person).  

Hey Billy...thanks for thinking of the Team.  And well done on that 'high alert awareness' for company protection - Ha!  And Christina thanks for sharing.  Enjoy the pics....


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