Alcatraz CEO to be SIA AcceleRISE Panelist

Vince Gaydarzhiev CEO Alcatraz

Security Industry Association’s AcceleRISE 2020 Young Security Professionals Conference to feature Alcatraz CEO Vince Gaydarzhiev

Alcatraz Founder and CEO Vince Gaydarzhiev will be featured in the Security Industry Association’s (SIA) AcceleRISE 2020 virtual conference on Friday, July 31, 2020. The event highlights rising young security professionals under the age of 40. It is designed for tomorrow’s security leaders to share their current successes in the field, gain momentum for the future, and connect with other rising stars in the industry.

“Our RISE committee has truly outdone themselves in designing an agenda that is relevant, engaging and valuable to young professionals and their career development,” said Matt Feenan, SIA RISE chair.

The AcceleRISE 2020 panel discussion is focused on Disruptive Technologies and how emerging technologies are providing new opportunities in the security sector. Gaydarzhiev will present at the AcceleRISE event at 12:55 p.m. EST on Friday, July 31, 2020.

Gaydarzhiev’s journey into the security industry came about as a young hardware engineer while working at Apple on hardware prototyping in the iPhone’s FaceID infancy stages. He saw how prolific frictionless and secure access control could be managed via a mobile application. He wondered why the experience in our physical environment was still dependent on badging, turnstiles, and security guards. He asked himself, Could technology provide more secure access control without the added friction or high personnel costs? The answer was yes!

Gaydarzhiev went to work developing the Alcatraz Rock platform using 3D facial authentication and AI-based continuous learning and improvement. The Rock works with any access control platform and replaces or augments badging as a credential with facial authentication, 3D sensing, and artificial intelligence to enable highly-secure touchless entry into physical locations. The Rock uses passive 3D sensing, machine learning for increased security, and accurate tailgating detection while intelligently enrolling employees as they are badging in, creating a seamless access control experience. And since the Rock also detects masks, it’s become the perfect post-COVID solution for businesses that want to deliver touchless security while observing state and local mask mandates.

Apple wasn’t Vince’s first stint with big tech. He’s also worked for some of the most renowned tech companies in the world including Planet and NVDIA where he designed graphically-intensive solutions for Tesla, BMW, and Audi. Because Gaydarzhiev likes to learn just as much as machines, he’s earned advanced engineering degrees from Stanford and the University of Southern California and has a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from the University of Central Florida. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and daughter.

“I’m honored to be chosen to present at AcceleRISE 2020,” said Gaydarzhiev. “Our customers tell us, and I truly believe, we are revolutionizing access control by delivering a truly autonomous security team on the edge. Our goal is to help businesses affordably and seamlessly deliver the highest level of security with the latest in technology.”


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