Senior Manager, Government Relations
Security Industry Association
Joe Hoellerer is the senior manager of government relations for the Security Industry Association (SIA). In this capacity, he serves as the lead on congressional relations and political affairs and works closely with the senior director of government relations and SIA leadership.
Prior to working at SIA, Hoellerer worked in the government affairs department of Associated Builders and Contractors, held a position with the Republican National Committee during the 2012 presidential election and interned for the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science – international relations from Auburn University.
Advances in computing power and photo and video technology have allowed facial recognition software to develop and mature, offering key advantages in the security field by enhancing the capabilities of video security, access control and identity management systems. At the same time, concerns have been raised about technology performance and uses in law enforcement, which have led to a range of proposals at the federal, state and local levels for regulation or even sweeping prohibitions on use of the technology. This session examines the difference in approaches, the extent to which we are seeing adoption and what we can expect in the future.