NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Mar 5, 2014) - Investorideas.com, an investor research and news portal covering leading sectors including technology and defense, announces new speakers and presenters for its upcoming Security and Defense Conference, "Game Changing Technologies: The Face and Future of Security," to be held both live in New York and online on March 11, 2014.
Added presenting companies include American Public University System (NASDAQ: APEI), speaking on their behalf is Dr. Clay Wilson, Program Director for Cybersecurity; Implant Sciences (OTCQB: IMSC), a leader in next generation Explosives Trace Detection (ETD) and established counter-terrorism technology; and Applied DNA Sciences (OTCQB: APDN), a provider of botanical-DNA based security and authentication solutions.
Michael Balboni, Former New York State Senator and Founder of RedLand Strategies, Inc. will open the conference agenda at 9:00 a.m. following networking and registration. Mr. Balboni was First Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee and as NYS Senator wrote nearly all of the major laws relating to Homeland Security for New York State.
Closing the conference is Mr. Lester Quintana, Senior Vice President for Consulting Services, Cellucci Associates, Inc. Mr. Quintana is a dynamic high-technology Business Executive with a strategic business and tactical operations background; he has held key positions in the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and other agencies. He has been engaged in Russia, States of the Former Soviet Union, Kuwait, Iraq, and globally sensitive locations.
The theme of the conference is 'Game Changing Technologies: The Face and Future of Security' and will be discussing developments in biodefense, biometrics including fingerprint, voice and facial recognition, cyber security and other leading edge technologies. Speakers and presenters will discuss how these issues impact individuals, corporations and governments globally.
The one-day agenda will include a financial panel, an industry panel that includes some of the brightest minds within the sector, and presenting companies showcasing their innovative technologies. Attendance to this conference is free to all media, investors and industry service providers.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014, The New York Hilton Midtown, New York City (1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019) and Online at http://live.investorideas.com/Event/Investorideascom_Security_and_Defense_Conference
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8:00 - 9:00AM
Registration & Networking
9:00 - 9:20AM
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Featured Speaker: MICHAEL BALBONI, Former New York State Senator; Founder RedLand Strategies, Inc.
Full day of speakers and presenting companies followed by:
SPEAKER: LESTER QUINTANA, Cellucci Associates, Inc.
5:45 - 7:15PM
See full agenda at http://www.investorideas.com/Conference/
See the list here: http://www.investorideas.com/Conference/Companies.asp
New Presenting Companies
American Public University System (NASDAQ: APEI) - Dr. Clay Wilson is the Program Director for Cybersecurity
Dr. Clay Wilson is the Program Director for Cybersecurity graduate studies at the American Public University, where he has responsibility for designing new courses. He is past Program Director for Cybersecurity Policy at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC), where he oversaw development of new graduate-level courses. Dr. Wilson is also a former analyst for national defense policy at the Congressional Research Service where he analyzed cyber intelligence reports for the U.S. Congress and NATO committees on net-centric warfare, cybersecurity, nanotechnology, and other vulnerabilities of high-technology military systems and critical infrastructures. More info: http://www.apu.apus.edu/academic/faculty-members/bio/4438/clay-wilson
Implant Sciences (OTCQB: IMSC) is the leader in next generation Explosives Trace Detection (ETD) and established counter-terrorism technology that detects and identifies threats from the small amounts left behind after a person handles explosives. Implant Sciences' security solutions are used worldwide for aviation, public transport, customs, air cargo, critical infrastructure, ports/borders, and emergency response. The Company has thousands of units deployed to over 50 countries, and its trace detectors have been successfully used at the Sochi Olympics, Beijing Olympics, the Universiade Games, and the Special Olympics.
In January 2013, IMSC became only the third ETD manufacturer and the sole American-owned company to have product approval from the US Transportation Security Administration. With advanced capabilities including superior sensitivity, automatic internal calibration, rapid clear-down, push button maintenance, and administration of trace detection, the Company's handheld QS-H150 and desktop QS-B220 simplify the use, maintenance, and administration of trace detection. www.implantsciences.com
Applied DNA Sciences (OTCQB: APDN) is a provider of botanical-DNA based security and authentication solutions that can help protect products, brands, entire supply chains, and intellectual property of companies, governments and consumers from theft, counterfeiting, fraud and diversion. SigNature® DNA describes the uncopyable marker that is at the heart of all of the Company's security and authentication solutions. SigNature DNA is at the core of a family of products such as DNANet, APDN's antitheft product, and digitalDNA, which provides powerful track and trace. All provide a forensic chain of evidence and can be used to prosecute perpetrators. www.adnas.com
The growing list of speakers and presenters includes Michael Balboni, Former New York State Senator and Founder of RedLand Strategies, Mr. Lester Quintana, Senior Vice President for Consulting Services, Cellucci Associates, Inc., Kris Tuttle, Director of Research for SoundView Technology Group; cybersecurity expert and counterterrorism analyst Roger Cressey*, Partner with Liberty Group Ventures; and Kiersten Todt**, President and Managing Partner of Liberty Group Ventures.
*From 2004 - 2013, Roger Cressey served as an on-air counterterrorism analyst with NBC News, appearing frequently on NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, MSNBC and CNBC.
**Ms. Todt has commented on homeland security and sport security issues in multiple media outlets, including MSNBC, NPR, Bloomberg, and The Wall Street Journal. Her work on sport security has been published in two editions of The International Centre for Sport Security Journal.
Other speakers include Jason Kolbert, Head of Healthcare Research, Senior Managing Director and Biotechnology Analyst, Maxim Group; Manish Thakur, Managing Partner of Hudson Fairfax Group; Marty Martin, CEO of Crane & Crane Consulting, who also has a background with the CIA, NSA, and the U.S. Army; Scott Greiper, President and Founding Partner of Secure Strategy Group; Scott Sacknoff, President of Spade Defense Index (NYSE MKT: DXS); Janice Kephart, Founder and CEO of The Secure Identity and Biometrics Association (SIBA); and Phil Agcaoili, Chairman, Ponemon Institute Fellows Co-founding Member, Cloud Security Alliance Board Member, Mobile Active Defense.
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Media partners include www.SecuritySolutionsWatch.com, a breaking news site covering new security solutions and business trends; SecurityStockWatch.com for investors following the sector; www.Wallstreetcalendar.com, informing the institutional investment community; Australian Security Magazine (http://www.australiansecuritymagazine.com.au/); Global Security Finance (www.globalsecurityfinance.com), an online daily news and data service covering the physical, cyber and identity security and defense sectors; Hedge Connection (https://www.hedgeconnection.com), an interactive, web-based marketing tool available to hedge funds and investors; www.biometricupdate.com and http://www.biometricstechnologywatch.com/.
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