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.
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Please join us at the Next Generation Safety and Security for Smart Cities on Monday 22nd of May from 08:30 Hrs (AM),
Where: Dusit Thani, 133 Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai.
Dress Code: Business Dress.
This presentation examines key trends and case studies on safety and security for smart cities. In particular, it examines the use of advanced analytics and operational intelligence techniques.
Bio– Dr. Hari Gunasingham:
Dr. Hari Gunasingham is the Managing Director of the Eutech Group headquartered in Singapore. He is a serial entrepreneur having founded several technology companies over the last 25 years. His earliest foray into the technology business was in 1990 when he founded, an instrumentation company, which became the pre-eminent company in the field. He sold the company, Eutech Instruments in 2000 -now a division of Thermo-Fischer and started the development of iviva a software technology platform for Smart Cities and Workplace Management.
Iviva has been adopted by leading projects across Australia, the Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Notable Smart City projects include Barangaroo South in Sydney, Dubai Festival City and Downtown Doha.
Dr. Gunasingham’s expertise is in the field of Analytical Science, Cybernetics and Control Systems. He has a BSc First Class Honours and PhD from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, in London. He taught and did research at several leading institutions, notably, Imperial College, London, National University of Singapore and British Petroleum, UK. Dr. Gunasingham has published over 60 refereed research papers and has many international patents to his name.
The ASIS Dubai Chapter 250 Committee are looking forward to seeing you at the meeting.
The ASIS Dubai Chapter 250 Committee are pleased to announce that our chapter meeting for March 2017, shall be held at 8:30am hrs on Wednesday the 29 March 2017 at Emirates Aviation College, Building A, Auditorium. Looking forward to seeing you at the meeting.
Attention all ASIS Dubai Chapter Members:
We would like to recommend an additional security conference that may supplement your security training and education. Participation is offered to all ASIS International Members at a 50% discount by Austability by mentioning you are an ASIS member, providing your ASIS International member number and using CYMASSAS50 during registration.
ASIS Dubai offers pertinent courses/workshops/conferences related to security to its membership but is not necessarily involved in the courses/workshops/conferences neither in the company offering them. Therefore, we make no representations or warranties in relation to the courses or workshops offered. While the content is provided in good faith and for benefit of ASIS Dubai members, we will not be held liable for any incidental, indirect or consequential damages of any kind that may arise from this. The courses/workshops/conferences endorsed here are supplemental only. ASIS Dubai does not endorse these security courses/conferences but offer them to our members to supplement our goal as the Premiere Middle East Organization dedicated to improving the security profession through education, networking and knowledge transfer.
Here are the dates for the 2017 PCI Study Sessions. We welcome all ASIS members to attend these free meetings to review the PCI training material. After the last training date and test depending on student request we may schedule another PCI Study Session Review.
Block Study Program PCI Chapter 250
Chairman ASIS Chapter 250 Certifications Committee
Secretary ASIS Chapter 250
Here are the dates for the 2016-2017 CPP Study Sessions. We welcome all ASIS members to attend these free meetings to review the CPP training material.
Bock Study Program CPP Chapter 250
Chairman ASIS Chapter 250 Certifications Committee
Secretary ASIS Chapter 250
Dear Members and fellow security professionals,
We are pleased to announce that our chapter meeting for 23 January 2017 shall be held in the evening at Dubai Convention Center (Intersec), Sheik Zayed Road, Al Multaqa Ballroom – Between Halls 4 and 5.
Date & Time: 23rd January 2017 – 7:00 pm
Invitations: All Members & Non-Members
Dress Code: Business Dress / National Dress
o Shopping Mall Retail
o Perimeter Security
Please feel free to invite your colleagues and associates who may be interested (non-members welcome) so that we have increased diversity of perspectives and inputs.
Note: Because INTERSEC requires an exhibition pass to enter, all meeting attendees are required to register (free) to attend the exhibition which will then allow access to the Ballroom.
We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!
ASIS Dubai Chapter 250 Committee
Attention all ASIS Int. Dubai Members:
Below are additional courses that may supplement your security training. They are offered to all ASIS Intl. members at 10% discount by Precept by mentioning you are an ASIS Intl. member and providing your ASIS Intl. member number.
ASIS Dubai offers pertinent courses related to security to its membership but is not necessarily involved in the courses/workshops neither in the company offering them. Therefore, we make no representations or warranties in relation to the courses or workshops offered. While the content is provided in good faith and for benefit of ASIS Dubai members, we will not be held liable for any incidental, indirect or consequential damages of any kind that may arise from this. The courses/workshops endorsed here are supplemental only. ASIS Dubai does not endorse these security courses but offer them to our members to supplement our goal as the Premiere Middle East Organization dedicated to improving the security profession through education, networking and knowledge transfer.
Intersec 2017 exhibition and conference the Dubai government will publicly launch the newly formed Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA); on January 24, 2017 in Al Multaqua Ballroom, Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre – attendance free provided attendees complete the registration online or on the day from 13:00 – Presentation commences at 14:00
The forum will be platform for industry leaders to discuss the new security law (12) 2016 related to the regulation of the security industry in Dubai.
The Security Industry Regulatory Agency is a governmental body which is concerned with the regulation of the Security Industry in Dubai.
Formation of SIRA and Implementation of Law 12: 2016 – Regulation of Security Industry in Dubai
• Introduction to the new security law
• Framework, guidelines and industry expectations
Presenter: Khalifa Ibrahim Al Saleis, Executive Director, Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA), UAE
Dear fellow security professional,
I am excited to join ASIS to deliver even more value and relevant benefits to you in the future. One of my first priorities is to make it easier for you to take advantage of all the vital resources available through your ASIS membership.
I’ve heard from many members how valuable ASIS membership is to them. We are working every day to ensure your members-only access to:
- Crucial, timely information for responding effectively to emergent crises
- Key resources for building strong, data-driven cases for superiors
- Valuable connections through chapters, councils, and online forums that allow you to vet strategies, gain new perspectives, and mentor peers
- Professional advancement through ASIS Board Certification, world-class education, and volunteer leadership opportunities
If you’re unsure of how to take advantage of all that ASIS has to offer, be on the lookout for new tools and support to help you discover and leverage ASIS resources. To ensure we can provide you all your member-only services, please take a moment to update your profile information.
Looking ahead to 2017, it is time to renew your membership. Your current membership will expire on Dec. 31—a date that’s coming up quickly. So while you’re online updating your contact information, be sure to renew your ASIS membership online in four short steps.
By renewing your ASIS International membership, you’ll retain access to the world’s largest repository of security resources — materials that will help you perform and distinguish yourself as an expert security professional:
- Global network of peers – the largest, most well-respected community of security management professionals.
- Savings on world-class training and education – reduced registration rate for classroom programs, webinars, and conferences around the globe
- Vital news and information – publications and periodicals, including our award-winning monthly flagship publication, Security Management magazine, as well as many other valuable resources
Renew now. And if you have any suggestions for how you’d like to see ASIS grow in the future, please contact your ASIS Member Services team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to working with you.
Elisa Pratt, CAE
Chief Global Member Engagement Officer