ASIS International’s Dubai chapter held its May 2017 meeting in the sumptuous surroundings of the Dusit Thani Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai.
Avigilon kindly sponsored this chapter meeting attended by over 50 members and guests. Members and guests included representatives from end users, suppliers, and consultants across several sectors including education, retain, government and corporate security.
The Chapter was delighted to welcome Dr Hari Gunasingham as the guest speaker for this event.
Dr Hari is the Managing Director of the Eutech Group headquartered in Singapore. He is a serial entrepreneur who has founded several technology companies over the last 25 years. And he is recognised as a global expert in Smart Cities and Workplace Management.
Dr Hari spoke on the exponential rate of technological convergence. Then he set the scene by outlining the fundamental forces that are governing change in the world today. He addressed the importance of breaking down silos and restructuring organisations to deliver around the customer journey. And he spoke particularly around this in relation to the construction industry and its silos including concept design, construction, hand-over, daily operations and maintenance. He also spoke of the importance of bringing all stakeholders together at the outset to ensure a holistic process from the inception of a building design to eventual commissioning, use and ongoing maintenance.
Dr Hari stressed the importance of this in relation to the customers involved as well how synergies that can be achieved by everyone being on the same page throughout. Dr Hari then related these presentation points to the field of security and the impact of disruptive technology.
The members discussed chapter business before all enjoyed a breakfast.