Surveillance, Cybersecurity and IoT – How IT Companies Can Keep the World Safer

Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017
Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm
Location: VMware
3425 Hillview Ave.
Building A
Elastic Sky Theater
Palo Alto, CA 94304



Video surveillance plays a key role in protecting public spaces and crime prevention. It is not just a valuable aid to the ‘operational management’ of urban spaces, such as town and city centers, industrial parks, hospitals, and universities where it’s designed and installed to improve community safety. Video surveillance can help with early identification of crime and emergency situations as well as other disruptive incidents. Whether cameras are deployed as anti-crime or anti-terrorist tools, future systems will include the integration of many systems to ensure footage is immediately available to authorities who require it.

Please join ACG Silicon Valley’s evening Keynote to learn more from our panel of experts as they discuss how IT companies can bring more IT innovation to the surveillance market to help organizations fully leverage cloud, cybersecurity, virtualization, and enterprise analytics technologies.


Our Distinguished Panel


Todd Master

Director – IOT Video, Markets & Channel Acceleration Division
Internet of Things Group
Intel Corporation

Todd Matsler is responsible for the global business, product, solutions, and marketing strategy for the IOT Video (Digital Security & Surveillance + adjacent IOT video use cases) market segment. In his current position, Todd leads an integrated, global organization composed of product managers, business strategy and solutions architecture functions.

Todd first joined Intel in 1998. Over the last 19 years, he has held numerous positions in both the Sales and Marketing Group (SMG) and the Internet of Things Group (IOTG). These include: Business Development Manager, responsible for the Americas region embedded customers; Channel Marketing Manager, responsible for embedded channel strategies, training, and operations; Interactive Client Segment Marketing Manager, responsible for Intel’s global business/marketing/technical strategy for Point of Sale, Kiosks, ATM’s, & transaction terminals; and Field Sales Engineer, responsible for Electronics Manufacturing Services companies. He has also been a Director responsible for the Office Automation, Gaming, and Industrial market segments.

Todd received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Oregon in 1993 and his Masters in Business Administration (MBA), with an emphasis in Finance & Marketing, from the University of Oregon in 1998.


Laurie Aaron

VP of Sales & Business Development
WaveLynx Technologies

Laurie Aaron has been passionately involved in the Security Industry for over 20 years. Educated in Engineering and Marketing, she has a passion for innovation. Over the past 23 years, she has held Executive positions in Access Control and Video Surveillance technology companies including HID, Tyco, Quantum Secure and Qognify. Currently she serves as Vice President of Sales and Business Development for Wavelynx Technologies. Wavelynx Technologies is driving the industry to open, interoperable access solutions and is a market leader in Mobil access control reader technology, specifically Bluetooth and NFC.

Laurie served four years on the Board of Directors at Security Industry Association (SIA). SIA is a non-profit organization driving technology standards for physical security and providing vital market education to their Industry members. Prior, she was Chairman of the Board for the Open Security Exchange, a non-profit organization founded in 2001by Computer Associates to advance the convergence of IT and Physical Security. Laurie’s knowledge and experience in Security, Technology and the Industry results in a unique perspective which she gladly shares with her customers and colleagues to support them as the industry evolves from a physical security silo to a converged environment of physical and IT centric security technology solutions.


Munish Khetrapal

Managing Director – Global Head of Solutions, Smart Cities

Munish Khetrapal has 22 years of experience in the ICT industry and has diverse experience in GTM, Consulting and building Solutions for technology, services and software.

Munish is currently the Managing Director, for Solutions, S+CC working with Cisco Systems based out of San Jose. His responsibility involves building and managing technology based solutions that help to address opportunities in cities, enterprise workspaces and residential homes.

Munish has led transformational projects, joint ventures, PPP and driven key investments to develop new GTM capabilities for Cisco in industry solutions and cloud based offerings. He has been working with Cisco Systems since 1998 across leadership roles in Enterprise and Service Provider business.

Prior to joining Cisco he worked in IBM Global Services and Digital Equipment Corporation in Services and Software organizations. Munish Khetrapal holds a MBA at University of Chicago (GSB now Booth School of Business).


Our Distinguished Moderator


Ken Mills

General Manager & CTO
Surveillance and Reconnaissance
Dell EMC

A leader in the Video Surveillance industry for over 15 years, Ken Mills is the General Manager & Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Dell EMC for the Surveillance and Reconnaissance business, and is regarded as one of the company’s top surveillance and public safety experts. Ken has been instrumental in establishing and growing this business and in the development and marketing of Dell EMC Surveillance solutions that greatly improve the performance, reliability, and manageability of enterprise surveillance infrastructure systems.

After serving in the Navy as a nuclear engineer, Ken spent five years as a partner in one of the largest contract field sales organizations in the United States. He subsequently became a founding member of the Cisco Systems incubation organization, Emerging Technologies, whose goal was to identify the next billion-dollar businesses for Cisco. Ken quickly became a leader at Cisco and spent almost 8 years building a thriving business for Cisco focused on Surveillance, Access Control, and Emergency Response.

Ken joined Dell EMC in 2013 to help the company build what has become a thriving business around Surveillance. He is responsible for developing the concept of a “Public Safety Data Lake,” where agencies can leverage enterprise data management solutions to address the growing demand for storage and security, and has published numerous articles about public safety technology trends. Ken is a founding member of the Cyber Security Advisory Board for the Security Industry Association and is on the Board of Directors for the Security Industry Association. Ken is an Advisory Board Member to the National Spectator Sports Safety and Security organization and is also Fellow with United States State Department. He is uniquely qualified to discuss the Dell EMC value proposition for Surveillance.