Bruce A. Canal is the Segment Development Manager for Education at Axis Communications, Inc. In this capacity, he is responsible for developing and driving business strategy for the segment, driving brand awareness, and cultivating partner and end-user relationships. He is also involved in a broad range of education related initiatives.
Mr. Canal joined Axis Communications in 2018, bringing over 20 years of education-related security experience to the organization. Prior to Axis, Mr. Canal was the director of physical security for the 8th largest school district in the United States, Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) in Orlando, FL. While at OCPS, Mr. Canal played an instrumental role in revamping its entire video surveillance platform which touched each of the 225 school buildings as well as the administrations offices.
Mr. Canal has also consulted for scores of school districts around the country and he held security positions in several business and school related organizations: director of security for Avon School District, Cummins, Inc., and Stanley Security Solutions. His first career was serving as an officer for the Indiana State Police.
Mr. Canal is accredited by ASIS International as a Certified Protection Professional and is an active member of both the “School Safety and Security Council” and the “Crime Prevention Council.” He is also a member of the National School Resource Officers Association. Mr. Canal holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Indiana University and a MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University.
Breakout Session: K12 Security: Trends, Insights, and Applications from the Field