Dubai Security Professionals May 2017 Meeting

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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ASIS Dubai Chapter Meeting on Monday 22nd of May

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.