It is critical for electronic security and life safety professionals to enhance their industry knowledge and hone their business skills. ESX’s educational program delivers best practices and new concepts to help businesses and companies achieve operational and financial excellence and gain valuable business intelligence on trends, technology and opportunities. Click the button below to view the ESX 2021 Virtual Experience education sessions.

2021 Sessions

Main Stage Presentations


Sponsored by

Ryan Estis

CEO | Speaker | Sales & Leadership
Ryan Estis and Associates

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Ryan Estis understands the challenges business leaders and top performers face, because he’s been in their shoes. He spent 15 years helping companies connect with employees and customers as an ad agency executive, building a client roster of category leading brands. Nine years ago, he decided to put that experience into practice and launch is own research and learning organization. Ryan is afforded an inside look at what the world’s best companies do differently and he shares that insight by helping clients initiate change, improve performance and deliver growth. Follow him on Twitter @RyanEstis.


Sponsored by

John Mack

Executive Vice President | Co-Head of Investment Banking | Head of Mergers & Acquisitions
Imperial Capital

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John E. Mack III is executive vice president, co-head of investment banking and head of mergers and acquisitions at Imperial Capital. Mack joined Imperial Capital in 2008 as part of the firm’s acquisition of certain assets of USBX Inc., a company he founded and for which he served as chief executive officer. Prior to USBX, Mr. Mack served as the chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors of Protection One, Inc., then the nation’s second largest provider of life safety and property monitoring services.

OpenXchange Speakers

Sponsored by

Aaron Emigh

CEO & Co-Founder | Brilliant

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Aaron Emigh is the chief executive officer and co-founder of Brilliant, a highly regarded smart home and smart apartment company. He is an accomplished Silicon Valley technology entrepreneur and investor, who served as the co-founder and chief technology officer of Shopkick. Aaron is an inventor on more than 100 issued patents and has been recognized as a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum.

Michael Martin

CEO & Co-Founder | RapidSOS

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Michael Martin is the co-founder and chief executive officer of RapidSOS. Michael’s own challenges around emergency communication led him to start RapidSOS in 2013. Today, RapidSOS manages 150 million emergency calls annually with leading technology companies including, Apple, Google, Uber and Microsoft. Michael is a leading voice on public safety, personal security and technology innovation, and has presented to federal agencies and industry events as well as been published in top media outlets including the Washington Post, TechCrunch and The Wall Street Journal.

Mark Zimmerman


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Mark Zimmerman is the chief executive officer of RSPNDR, a leading end-to-end security software platform for alarm response. In his role, Mark leads a team that is reimagining the alarm response side of the security business. Zimmerman has also held senior sales, marketing, solutions development and innovation roles at Bell and AT&T as well as CIO and CTO roles at MaRS and T4G.