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January 13, 2014 12:33 ET

Investorideas.com Security and Defense Conference, Game Changing Technologies: The Face and Future of Security

Financial, Industry Panels and Presenting Public Companies Give Investors Insight Into Trends and Opportunities for 2014 Including Biometrics, Biodefense, Cyber Security

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jan 13, 2014) - Investorideas.com, an investor research and news portal, announces its Security and Defense Conference to be hosted in New York on March 11, 2014. The one day conference will take place at the New York Hilton Midtown and online at Scribblelive.com, a unique content and syndication platform. The conference will feature industry experts including Marty Martin, Ravi Davis, financial experts including Scott Greiper, President and Founding Partner of Secure Strategy Group, Scott Sacknoff, President of Spade Defense Index (NYSE: DXS), and presenting companies in the sector including biometric company NXT-ID, Inc. and Open Innovation company Tekcapital, Ltd.

Investorideas.com Security and Defense Conference:
Game Changing Technologies: The Face and Future of Security
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
The New York Hilton Midtown and Online at Scribblelive.com
Learn more about the conference and register:
http://www.investorideas.com/Conference
On March 11, 2014 Hear Industry Analysts, Industry Experts and Management of Leading Companies Discuss How Technology is Transforming the Future of Security

  • Over 15 Presenting Companies and 500 expected attendees
  • Commentary From Top Industry Experts, Government Officials and Analysts, Live and Online
  • Real Time Live Syndication Platform
  • Social Media Interaction
  • Extensive Media Coverage

Authentication Technology, Biometrics, Biodefense, Drones, Nanotechnology & Technology is evolving faster than we think!

This one day event (both live and online) will give investors and industry participants insight as to where to invest and the key trends to pay attention to.

Live conference attendance is free for industry experts, investors, media and service providers.

Presenting Speakers:

Ravi Das, technical writer, BiometricNews.net, Inc.

Ravi Das is a technical writer for BiometricNews.net, Inc., and independent news and information business about the Biometrics Industry. Ravi has been involved in Biometrics for 10+ years. He holds a BS in Ag Econ from Purdue, and MS in Ag Bus Economics (International Trade) from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and an MBA (MIS) from Bowling Green State University.

Marty Martin, CEO, Crane & Crane Consulting 

Marty Martin has an accomplished career which includes service with the CIA, NSA, and the U.S. Army. He has developed invaluable insight, managerial experience, and relationships across the U.S. Government and many foreign governments and intelligence services at the highest levels. He is the CEO of Crane & Crane Consulting, LLC where he leads the firm's expansion and growth. He previously served as a Senior Executive for the International Oil Trading Company (IOTC), a multi-billion dollar enterprise with activities in Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Russia and the Caribbean. He also played a central role in HBO's Manhunt, a 2013 Emmy awarding winning documentary. Mr. Martin's experience includes over 29 years of U.S. Government service including U.S. Special Forces, the National Security Agency, and the CIA, culminating in several years as a member of the CIA's Senior Intelligence Service. From 2004 through 2007 he served as Chief of Station in a strategic country in the Middle East in one of the most senior assignments in the Near East Division. He managed a multi-million dollar budget, strategic programs, personnel, and families in high threat environment. His experience includes representing the CIA at the highest levels in foreign countries, the U.S. Executive Branch, the U.S. Congress, U.S. Military, on all intelligence and policy matters concerning the agency's operations. In 2002 he was selected by the Director of Central Intelligence as the senior executive and operational manager to lead the Agency's global effort to neutralize Al-Qaida. In that role, he interacted at the highest levels of the U.S Government, including the White House, FBI, Homeland Security, NSA, Congress, and various branches of the U.S. Military, on a daily basis. During this specific period the lion's share of the perpetrators of 9/11 were nullified.

Scott Greiper, President and Founding Partner of Secure Strategy Group 

Mr. Greiper is the President and Founding Partner of Secure Strategy Group. He has had a distinguished 15-year career in the security and defense technology sectors as both a research analyst and investment banker, and is known as a thought leader in the industry. Before forming Secure Strategy Group, he was a Managing Director at Legend Merchant Group and Head of the firm's Convergent Security Group, which provided capital, strategic advisory and M&A services to growth companies in the security and defense technology markets. Previously, Mr. Greiper was a Principal and Senior Analyst at C. E. Unterberg, Towbin, where he covered public companies in the Global Security industry and was consistently ranked as one of the top analysts in the sector. He has worked with a range of industry leaders and is a frequent guest speaker and moderator at conferences and seminars across the country. Mr. Greiper attended the Executive MBA program at Columbia University and holds a B. A. in Economics from The University of Chicago. He is a member of the FBI InfraGard program, BENS (Business Executives for National Security), ASIS (American Society for Industrial Security) and NYSSA (New York Society for Security Analysts).

Scott Sacknoff, President, The Spade Defense Index

Mr. Scott Sacknoff is the Index Manager of the SPADE Defense Index (NYSE: DXS), the underlying index for the Powershares Aerospace & Defense ETF (NYSE: PPA). The SPADE® Defense Index (NYSE: DXS) is a modified capitalization-weighted index comprised of publicly traded companies that benchmarks the performance of companies involved with defense, homeland security, and space. The Index is composed of more than 50 firms with representative business activities including: naval vessels, military aircraft, missiles and munitions, battlespace awareness, C4ISR, network centric warfare, homeland security including border security and biometric and screening systems, and space systems. Index values are distributed by the NYSEarca under the ticker 'DXS.' The Powershares Aerospace & Defense Portfolio ETF, designed to track the SPADE Defense Index, trades under the ticker 'PPA.' Historical data for the Index is available from 30 December 1997. The ETF was launched on 26 October 2005 and is highly liquid.

More coming soon

Presenting Companies:

NXT-ID, Inc. - NXT-ID, Inc.'s innovative MobileBio solution mitigates consumer risks associated with mobile computing, m-commerce and smart OS-enabled devices. The company is focused on the growing m-commerce market, launching its innovative MobileBio suite of biometric solutions that secure consumers' mobile platforms. NXT-ID's wholly owned subsidiary, 3D-ID LLC, is engaged in biometric identification has 22 licensed patents in the field of 3D facial recognition. http://nxt-id.com/

About The Wocket™ - The Wocket™ is a next generation designed to replace all the cards in your wallet without draining your cell phone's battery; no smart phone required. The Wocket works anywhere credit cards are accepted and only works with your biometric stamp of approval. http://thewocket.com

Tekcapital, Ltd. - The World's Largest University Network for Open Innovation. Tekcapital helps clients profit from new, university-developed intellectual properties. With our proprietary discovery search engine, linked to 3,300+ universities in 160 countries, coupled with expert scientific review, we provide a turn-key service to make it easy for clients to find and acquire the IP they need to create a competitive advantage. http://tekcapital.com/

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Contact Information

  • Presenting Companies Contact info:
    Cali Van Zant
    Email Contact
    800. 665. 0411

    Sponsorship info:
    Eric Salvarezza
    Email Contact
    631. 664. 1311

    Media Partners:
    Dawn Van Zant
    Email Contact
    800. 665. 0411