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Ryan Zatolokin to Receive Technology Alliance Member of the Year at National Sports Safety and Security Conference & Exhibition

Wed, 10/20/2021 - 15:48pm | By: NCS4 Staff

Ryan ZatolokinRyan Zatolokin, Axis Communications’ Senior Technologist for New Projects - Americas, will be recognized as NCS4’s Technology Alliance Member of the Year during the 2021 National Sports Safety and Security Conference & Exhibition set for Nov. 9-10 in Phoenix.

This year’s theme is Reconnect. Reflect. Inspire. and boasts the most exhibitors and sponsors in conference history. The event is presented annually by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi.

The Technology Alliance Member of the Year Award recognizes a member of the Sports and Entertainment Technology Alliance who has demonstrated a high level of commitment to research and training addressing industry needs in sports safety and security. The 2021 Sports and Entertainment Technology Alliance members are Axis Communications, Esri, Honeywell Building Technologies, Intel, Johnson Controls, Microsoft, Patriot One Technologies, and S2 Global.

“As the Axis Communications representative, Ryan has diligently worked to inform practitioners of how technical promise translates to operational capability,” said Daniel Ward, CEM, MBA, NCS4 Director of Training and Exercise. “His participation in webinars, workshops, and guidance reflect great credit upon himself and the entire Axis Communications team.”

As a member of the Sports and Entertainment Technology Alliance, Axis Communications has partnered with the NCSto educate venue managers, operators, and stakeholders on the latest technological developments in an effort to close capability gaps. 

Axis Communications enables a smarter and safer world by creating network solutions that provide insights for improving security and new ways of doing business. As the industry leader in network video, Axis offers products and services for video surveillance and analytics, access control, intercom, and audio systems. Axis has more than 3,800 dedicated employees in over 50 countries and collaborates with partners worldwide to deliver customer solutions. Axis was founded in 1984 and has its headquarters in Lund, Sweden.

The NCS⁴ Sports and Entertainment Technology Alliance is an international consortium of leading architectural firms, service providers, and technology companies dedicated to spectator safety and security at sports and entertainment events. The Alliance consists of researchers, engineers, computer scientists, architects, and other stakeholders dedicated to spectator safety and security excellence through innovation. Most members are involved in safety and security at venues across the US and around the world, while others are seeking opportunities to integrate new and emerging technologies that have the capacity to contribute in a meaningful way.

For more information about the conference, visit http://www.ncs4.usm.edu/conference/ and for more information about the awards, visit https://ncs4.usm.edu/about/ncs4-recognition-awards/. For additional details about NCS4’s Sports and Entertainment Technology Alliance, please visit https://ncs4.usm.edu/industry-engagement/alliance-members/.


About the 12th Annual Conference:

The National Sports Safety and Security Conference & Exhibition will be held in Phoenix at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa on Nov. 9-10. The conference will attract over 450 attendees and 60 exhibitors representing professional sports, intercollegiate athletics, interscholastic athletics, marathon and endurance events, sport and entertainment facilities, and those who provide safety and security products and services to the industry. For more information, visit http://www.ncs4.usm.edu/conference/.


About NCS4:

Established in 2006, the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS⁴) is the nation’s only academic center devoted to the study and practice of sports safety and security. The NCS4 is partially underwritten by grants from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The NCS4 mission focuses on three key pillars – Training and Education, Research, and Outreach. For more information about NCS4, call 601.266.6183 or visit ncs4.usm.edu.