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ROBOTIC RESOURCES

Security and Surveillance Expert to Speak at The Vision Show in Boston, Focusing on Technologies that Help Keep Us Safe

Robotic Industries Association

What: Dennis Treece, Colonel, US Army (Retired) and Former Chief Security Officer and Director, Department of Corporate Security and Emergency Preparedness, Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) will give the keynote presentation titled “High-end Surveillance and Security – How Technology is Helping Protect Us” at The Vision Show, North America’s largest vision and imaging trade show and conference.

Treece’s presentation will detail how security and high-end surveillance technologies are used around the world to safeguard people and assets. Typical security cameras and even cell phone images can be mined using software to help law enforcement solve crimes. High-end surveillance technologies provide more information at higher resolutions and therefore are the choice for border patrol, port security, airport monitoring, asset protection, law enforcement and other surveillance operations across the globe. The presentation will specifically discuss cutting-edge high end surveillance technologies, where they are used and where future opportunities for their use may exist.

Paul Czerepuszko of FLIR Commercial Systems, a leading infrared imaging and sensor systems company, will provide a special introduction touching on the technologies used to capture the Boston Marathon bombers.

When:

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
The keynote is free and open to the public with a Vision Show badge. Visit The Vision Show website  to register for a free badge.
Note: The Vision Show and Conference runs from Tuesday, April 15 – Thursday, April 17, 2014. Visit the website for more information and a complete schedule. 

Where:

Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston St.
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Room 200, 2nd Floor
(Registration and Exhibit Hall A are on the 1st Floor.)

Who:

Dennis Treece is particularly well known for his intellectual energy, inventiveness, and quality of effort over more than 40 years in the military, academia, and the private and public sector. His most recent position was Chief Security Officer for the Massachusetts Port Authority, overseeing all aspects of Massport's $65M annual security program, both physical and cyber, including the security of Boston Logan International Airport, two regional airports, Boston's shipping and cruise terminals, and numerous harbor properties.

Treece holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Master’s degree in History. He is a graduate of the US Army War College. A veteran of three armed conflicts, his awards and decorations include two Legions of Merit, three Bronze Star Medals, the Purple Heart Medal, the Air Medal for Valor, and the CIA Balkan Service Medallion. He is board certified in Homeland Security and a several times recipient of Security Magazine's Security 500 recognition as “best in sector”.

Why:

The technologies behind high-end surveillance are improving at a rapid pace; some of this is driven by the advances in image sensors and cameras and some due to software and computer power driven. What new uses have been developed with the increase in resolution? How is software able to “see” and identify things in images? What kind of data can be captured from the various technologies available? And how can this information collected be used to safeguard citizens? You’ll find these answers at The Vision Show.

Media Registration:

Register via email to Bob Doyle at bdoyle@a3automate.org or telephone at 734-994-6088. All registered media have free access to the keynote speaker, trade show floor and all education sessions.

About The Vision Show:

The Vision Show is held in Boston every two years and features vision and imaging technologies and systems. This includes commercial cameras, sensors, optics, lighting, lasers, imaging boards, software, cables and related equipment. Global suppliers of these technologies come to Boston to demonstrate their latest products and show how they can be used in a variety of application spaces including inspection and quality control in manufacturing and packaging; sorting and tracking applications (like waste management, warehousing/distribution, postal services, product tracking); imaging and monitoring for security/surveillance, biometrics, defense/military and law enforcement; food and pharmaceutical processing, safety and quality control as well as government regulation adherence; medical imaging for diagnostics and research; imaging for life sciences including microscopy and lab diagnostics and discovery; uses in entertainment, mapping, traffic monitoring, and many more.

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