As part of the learning agenda for the 2017 ASIS International Seminar & Exhibits event, Groundwork Managing Director, Clay Hendon, joined Dillon Twombly, Dataminr’s Vice President & Head of Corporate Risk Sales, onstage to discuss the use of social media-generated information in corporate security organizations in a session titled, “Social Media Trends and Implications for Corporate Security.”

The well-attended program covered social media trends, advantages, and high-impact examples from Dataminr clients including Groundwork, which provides executive protection designed specifically for ground movements. Over the last two years, Groundwork has leveraged Dataminr software as a key component of its threat monitoring system, allowing it to alert its Mobile Security Specialists to events with potential to impact their current missions.

“Accurate and relevant information is crucial to our ability to secure ground movements for our clients around the world. Dataminr provides fast, credible information about relevant events while they’re unfolding,” notes Hendon. “In security-sensitive situations where time is of the essence, the information we receive from Dataminr and our ability to match it to relevant missions gives us a meaningful advantage in keeping our clients and team members safe.”

Groundwork and Dataminr also released a short video profiling their partnership and one specific incident in which social media information played a key role: last summer’s airport shooting at Dallas Love Field. Watch the video at

About Groundwork
Groundwork delivers service-centric protective ground movements on five continents. With the world’s first global team of Mobile Security Specialists, Groundwork meets the needs of executives and power travelers who place a premium on time and convenience, and organizations that are serious about safety and security. A wholly owned subsidiary of Travel Research Advisors, Groundwork is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

About ASIS International
For more than six decades, ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits has been the premier event for security professionals worldwide, providing industry-leading education, countless business connections, and the latest security solutions. Founded in 1955, ASIS International is the world’s largest membership organization for security professionals and host of the Annual Seminar and Exhibits event. With hundreds of chapters across the globe, ASIS is recognized as the premier source for learning, networking, standards, and research. Learn more about the work we do at​

About Dataminr
Based in New York City, Dataminr was founded in 2009 with a mission to extract value from real-time social media data for clients across a variety of sectors. Currently servicing Corporate Security, News, Public Sector, and Finance clients, Dataminr has been recognized as one of the world’s leading businesses in AI and Machine Learning innovation, with products that transform social media streams into actionable signals. Dataminr has raised $180MM in capital and is backed by the world’s leading venture and growth technology investors, including Venrock, IVP, Fidelity, Wellington, Credit Suisse, and Goldman Sachs.