SIA NPS New Product Showcase Judging

Author: Carlton Purvis, Published on Apr 18, 2013

"It's like a cute baby contest. If only 12 ugly babies enter, then only ugly babies are going to win," explained the SIA New Product Showcase (NPS) chair, Jennifer Martin, of their awards program.

Many industry people, or at least us, have been confused over the years about the significance of these awards. While most security industry programs are obviously picked without any real consideration, SIA's sometimes seemed to be different.

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