Harold Grimsley to keynote TechSec 2014

Overcoming challenges with technology a crucial point of emphasis at Florida Blue
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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

YARMOUTH, Maine—Organizers have announced that Harold Grimsley will deliver the keynote address at TechSec 2014. 

Grimsley is senior director, corporate safety, security and facility operations at Florida Blue, Florida’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield plan, a $7 billion enterprise.

He leads the safety and security functions for more than 11,500 employees and close to 3 million square feet of corporate real estate across six states, including office buildings, retail centers, data centers, health clinics and an airplane hangar.

Now in its 10th year, TechSec brings together integrators, end users, consultants and manufacturers to talk about taking advantage of emerging technology to increase your businesses’ bottom line. The conference will take place Jan. 28-29 in Delray Beach, Fla., at the Delray Beach Marriott Hotel.

“We’re excited to have Harold Grimsley, a Security Director News “20 under 40” honoree in 2009 and now a leading security director, coming to TechSec,” said Martha Entwistle, editor of Security Systems News and executive editor of Security Director News.

“Florida Blue is much more than an insurance company. In the past year, the company added seven locations with diverse functions to its fully integrated security operation. In 2014, Florida Blue will add more locations including hospitals, retail and more. Harold will talk about how a security director stays on top of a complex, high-end security operation that is growing rapidly. He’ll also offer the TechSec audience his take on what security directors should expect from integrators and manufacturers in the current climate,” Entwistle said. 

Grimsley will zero in on crucial aspects of the end users-customer relationship, while discussing the direction of the industry as a whole, she said.

Grimsley has more than 22 years of experience leading safety and security organizations. He is also the author of “The Successful Security Leader – Strategies for Success.”

For more information about TechSec 2013 and to register, click here.