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Axis Communications Senior Director to be Presented with Sports Security Innovator Award

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 10:58am | By: Alison Crumpton

The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sport Safety and Security (NCS4) and the Security Industry Association (SIA) have named Scott Dunn, senior director of business development, solutions and services for Axis Communications, Inc., as the 2019 recipient of the Sports Security Innovator Award.

SIA will present Dunn with the honor at the 10th annual National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition, taking place July 9-11 at the New Orleans Marriott in New Orleans, Louisiana. This year’s conference theme is “Learning from the Past – Preparing for the Future.” More than 450 security professionals and 60 vendor exhibits are expected to attend the national conference.

“It’s an honor to be recognized with the 2019 Sports Security Innovator Award from two renowned security organizations who play such a key role in our industry,” Dunn said. “I’m excited to continue collaborating on new concepts and innovative solutions to deliver on the promise of smarter, safer stadiums and venues of the future.”

The Sports Security Innovator Award, co-presented each year by SIA and the NCS4 at the National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition, recognizes individual SIA members who have demonstrated innovation by developing next-generation solutions for sports safety and security challenges. Award winners are selected for having promoted scholarship, advanced best practices for ensuring the safety and security of participants and attendees at sporting events and advocated for the highest levels of professionalism in securing of spectator sports venues.

“SIA is proud to join the NCS4 in presenting Scott Dunn with the Sports Security Innovator Award in recognition of the time, expertise and effort he has contributed toward advancing sport security,” said SIA CEO Don Erickson. “Scott has demonstrated expertise in cross-organizational collaboration, fostering best practices, promoting effective security technology use at large stadiums and entertainment venues and working toward the stadium of the future.”

Dunn serves on the National Advisory Board for the NCS4, the nation’s first academic center dedicated to spectator sports safety and security research, professional development, training and outreach. He also helped the NCS4 start, and attract global companies to, the Sports and Entertainment Technology Alliance, and has also been instrumental in the 2025 Smart Stadiums project.

“Scott is a passionate and innovative leader who sees academia as a catalyst for industry growth,” said Lou Marciani, director of the NCS4. “Scott has a deep understanding of what is necessary to advance the sports safety and security industry, and we are grateful to have his support of our National Center.”

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