Execs from Pye-Barker, Becklar, and Parks Associates Take ESX Main Stage at OpenXchange Breakfast

May 17, 2023 by ESX

The Electronic Security Expo announces its 2023 OpenXchange Breakfast speakers, taking the Main Stage for open dialogue on future industry trends you should pay attention to. Electronic security and life safety professionals can expect to hear about the latest technologies, services, and go-to-market strategies changing the industry’s competitive landscape. 

Join us at the Open Xchange Breakfast to answer questions such as:  

  • How do you define success for your company?  
  • What are the top potential threats your company faces in both the near-term and long-term? (financial, operational, organizational, or regarding cybersecurity) 
  • What is ChatGPT, how does it work, and what are some possible concerns or ethical considerations when using it?  
  • What are the main challenges you face in running a successful RMR or subscription-based business, and what new models should we be considering? 
  • Where should you be concentrating your human capital?  

In a discussion led by George De Marco, ESX Chairman and Manager Partner of DECO Ventures, our industry’s visionary leaders will help you re-think the future of the industry and the direction of your company. With experience from across various fields in the security and life safety industry, including consulting, Fire and security services, and software development, our Open Xchange Breakfast speakers will help you develop more efficient strategies to succeed in the industry’s competitive landscape and take advantage of new tools and technologies to help your business grow.  

“As the security industry evolves, security professionals must adapt to the new competitive landscape and embrace the latest technologies. Whether it’s artificial intelligence, the internet of things, or new go-to-market strategies, they have the potential to transform how we approach real-world security applications and protect people, places, and things. Those who fail to stay ahead of the curve risk falling behind, while those who embrace change can reap the rewards of a more successful approach.” Says George De Marco, ESX Chairman 

Our Open Xchange Breakfast speakers include:  

Elizabeth Parks, ESX 2023 SpeakerElizabeth Parks

President & CMO, Parks Associates
Elizabeth is president of Parks Associates, a woman- and family-owned market research and consulting firm. She oversees research topics and coverage areas for the company and directs the integrated strategic communications plan for Parks Associates, including self-advertising, public relations, and marketing. Elizabeth is committed to providing clients with the best consumer and industry research and analysis on the SMB and consumer technology markets to inform strategic market decisions. 


Bart Proctor, ESX 2023 SpeakerBart Proctor

CEO and Managing Partner, Pye-Barker Fire & Safety
Bart Proctor is the CEO and managing partner of Pye-Barker Fire & Safety, the largest privately held fire, life safety and security services provider in the U.S. With Proctor at the helm, Pye-Barker has grown to span more than 150 locations across 34 states and is considered one of the fastest growing companies in the country.

Pye-Barker’s security division now makes up almost half of the company’s total revenue and is its fastest growing segment. It includes some of the largest and most respected names in protection including Mountain Alarm, Briscoe Protective, B Safe Security, Complete Security Systems, ComTronix, Mitec, ISG, Matson Alarm, Shiver Security Systems, AC Daughtry Security Systems, The Hartline Company and many others. 

Tyler Tribe, ESX 2023 SpeakerTyler Tribe

Chief Technology and Product Officer, Becklar
Tyler is a seasoned technology executive with almost three decades of experience in creating software solutions. He is passionate about helping organizations develop world-class customer and employee experiences, building strong teams, and collaborating on vision and strategy for global corporations and small and medium-sized businesses. Before joining Becklar, he spent twenty years at IBM leading global technology and product teams. 

These industry experts will provide unique insights on emerging trends that will help you navigate the changing competitive landscape, provide ideas on how best to grow your company, and pinpoint opportunities and challenges that will affect your company and the industry. During this session, you will also be encouraged to ask questions on business and industry matters that are important to you. 

This lively panel focuses on what is likely to happen and how it will impact your business in the near-term and long-term. It will cover technologies from various segments of the industry and beyond, such as ChatGPT. 

To attend the OpenXchange Breakfast, register for an ESX 2023 Deluxe Pass.  

ESX 2023’s Xchange Breakfast is sponsored by Becklar. Becklar creates industry-leading connected safety solutions for enterprises and individuals, delivering a world-class comprehensive suite of lifesaving and life-enhancing technologies. Becklar leverages its platform of innovative technology and award-winning services to create customizable and comprehensive solutions to meet the connected safety needs of their enterprise and individual customers across diverse industries, including emergency response solutions, workforce safety, personal health & safety, and event response monitoring.

The OpenXChange’s media sponsorship is provided by SecurityInfoWatch and Security Business Magazine.