The first annual Synergy Conference was held at the Downtown Cleveland Hilton on September 25th-27th.  Co-hosted by Perennial Software and Bold Technologies, the event included a networking reception on Sunday night, followed by a one-day program of sessions on Monday.  Highlights from the day included a special presentation by Rob Scanlon entitled, “An Outsider’s Look at Attrition,” and a discussion of attendees’ views of the industry, emerging technologies, and the changing landscape of customer offerings.  The event concluded with a dinner at Blue Point Grille, and those able to stay on Tuesday, September 27th enjoyed either a morning of golf at Canterbury Golf Club or a trip to the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Over 20 executives participated in this year’s Synergy, and the success of the event has led to plans to hold the conference annually with a different group of powerful security industry thinkers each year.  Perennial Software and Bold Technologies would like to extend a special thanks to Forte and Honeywell for their sponsorship and support.

Quotes from Synergy:

“The event was helpful in looking at where the security business is going. Both attendees and presenters were willing to share and provide valuable insight into our industry.  Loved the location, hotel facilities, and Cleveland.”   – Reiner Neumann , Owner, Security ONE Alarm Systems Ltd.

“The highlight of the conference was the interaction and dialogue with all our customers and letting them speak about where they see the industry and what we can do to help them run and operate their businesses better.”   – Michael Marks, Co-Founder, Perennial Software

Laura Stepanek, Editor at SDM Magazine, was a guest at Synergy and conducted an interview with Michael Marks about the event.  Watch the video HERE.

Synergy Interview