Axis Communications featured in conference for young security professionals

August 7, 2020
Heidi Urban, Strategic Account Manager, Partner Ecosystems, presented at Security Industry Association’s (SIA) AcceleRISE 2020 conference.

Security Industry Association’s (SIA) AcceleRISE 2020 conference, held virtually from July 27-31, 2020, was geared exclusively towards young security professionals under the age of 40. The conference shared success stories from the field, advice for the future and provided attendees the opportunity to network with rising stars in the industry. With more then 13 hours of high-impact content and insights from industry leaders, attendees were able to ignite new thinking and strengthen their leadership and business skills.

Each afternoon, attendees kicked off the virtual agenda with a greeting from the Chairman of SIA RISE by Axis’ own Matt Feenan, Marketing Specialist, Products and Solutions, to kick off the virtual agenda. A variety of sessions addressed topics such as corporate culture, security industry overviews and more detailed security technology focuses like AI and cloud-based solutions. Additional evening networking opportunities were included as well to give attendees the chance to connect in a virtual environment where many of them find it difficult to do so otherwise.

On Wednesday, July 29, Heidi Urban represented Axis and shared security industry insights with attendees, providing a high-level overview and understanding of the ins and outs of the industry. Heidi Urban is a Strategic Account Manager for Partner Ecosystems.  In this role she works with Axis partners and is responsible for the strategy and execution to deliver integrated solutions to the market. Her background, with over 15 years of business development experience, helped to engage attendees in discussion on topics such as hiring young security professionals, building business acumen and expanding knowledge of the security industry.  Additionally, Urban chairs the Women in Security (WIS) Education & Outreach subcommittee. Her session provided security industry 101 but also provided information on how young professionals can help attract top talent to the industry.

“As the Chair of the WIS E&O committee, I am truly passionate about engaging young professionals to provide them with the knowledge about the security industry,” said Heidi Urban, Strategic Account Manager, Partner Ecosystems, Axis Communications, Inc. “Speaking at AcceleRISE gave me the opportunity to further my charter and hopefully get this RISE group onboard to help spread the word that we value young professionals and what they can bring to the security industry.”

AcceleRISE is just one of many professional development experiences SIA offers the RISE community. RISE is a community designed to foster the careers of young professionals in the security industry through webinars, networking events, scholarships, conferences, and more. To learn more about the RISE community, visit:


Chris Shanelaris, Public Relations Manager at Axis Communications US
For further information, please contact: Chris Shanelaris, Public Relations Manager, Americas, Axis Communications
Phone: 978-614-3023