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May 30, 2024 05:30PM
Pinstripes 3300 Kirby Dr UNIT 3A, Houston, TX 77098


Toni McPherson

Phillip Olcese

Philip Schaefer

Network, grab some food and get ready for some time travel in this engaging and interactive session.

At this event, you will learn:

  • The benefits and considerations of pure cloud, hybrid cloud, and traditional physical security systems

  • How hybrid cloud systems are architected

  • Why physical security professionals are making the transition from on-prem to cloud systems

  • Where the next generation of this technology will take the industry


Toni McPherson is the Director of Network Systems and Infrastructure at Humble ISD, a suburb of Houston. She brings industry knowledge encompassing almost 20 years of IT experience both in the educational space and large-corporate area. Toni has led successful technology teams, physical and cyber security safety initiatives, and offers a transformative perspective on the ever-changing landscape. She also serves on the Texas Education Technology Leaders’ (TETL) Committees, the Consortium for School Network (COsN) National Committee, and was recognized as one of Southeast Texas’ 40 Under 40 Young Professionals in 2022.

Philip Schaefer serves as the Houston Sales Leader for Convergint Technologies. With 30 years of experience in sales and leadership within the security and office automation sectors, Phil excels at harnessing digital transformation trends to deliver exceptional outcomes for both his clients and his teams.

Phillip Olcese is the Senior Enterprise Solutions Engineering Manager at Verkada. Prior to joining Verkada, Phillip spent over two decades at Dell Technologies, EMC and Alation, as an engineer and solution architect at some of the worlds largest companies, eventually moving into engineering leadership positions spanning the US and Latin America. Phillip is a MIS graduate of The McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin and lives with his wife, dog and two maniac toddlers in Austin.