Technological and socio-economic developments, changing consumer preferences, the COVID-19 pandemic and an array of other factors are re-defining businesses and customer expectations. From a security perspective, the threat spectrum is becoming diverse, diffused and complex with emergence of new and more sophisticated threat actors and vectors. The past few years have seen a number of natural as well as manmade crises – from natural disasters to tech-enabled and insider threats impacting businesses. Technological developments in security and surveillance, convergence of physical & logical functions are noticeable trends.
Businesses leaders and other stakeholders including millennial workforce have rising/different expectations from security leaders. Future would belong to smarter Security & Continuity Leaders with sound understanding of business and technology, overseeing less human-dependent, more tech-enabled, process centric and cost-conscious integrated security deployments, probably as part of integrated Corporate Services.
Progressive organisations across the globe are imaginatively using technology to redefine workspaces and work culture, make them ergonomic, women-friendly and safe and secure for women. Safety of women at workplace has been an area od of specific concern. There has been a spate of regulations at central as well as state levels. Geo-political developments in India and neighbourhood, socio-economic issues, technological developments and disruptions, environmental issues etc have implications for corporate security.
Through an elaborate two-day virtual conference with the theme—The New Normal in Security—thought leaders in security and those who actually lead the security function at their organisations, will examine the technologies that would redefine surveillance, security (including those of devices, networks and applications), fire, transport and life safety, incident and emergency management landscape, etc. The discussion would include, but not be limited to AI, ML, AA, IoT, Cloud, internet, Social Media, Blockchain etc.
- Changing Security Paradigm– Implications for Corporate Security and Loss Prevention
- Empowering India with ‘Make in India’ Manufacturing Roadmap and Smart security Technologies
- The New Normal for CSOs – Preventing Crises and Ensuring Business Continuity
- Evolution of Security Risks to an Organisation
- Cyber Attacks and their Role in Intimidating Organisations
- Securing Safe Cities, Smart Campuses & Emerging Technologies in Command and Control Centres
- How AI Packs More than a Punch to the Existing Surveillance Setup
- Preventing Losses, Frauds and Managing Regulatory Compliance Requirements—The Role of Digital Forensics
The first edition of IFSEC India 2020 Virtual Expo provided all the business networking opportunities that security industry is used to as part of the physical expo sans the requirement to be physically present at the exhibition venue. Over 2,100 attendees with profiles of CSOs, security managers, Consultants, System Integrators, Dealers and Resellers browsed through the various booths and conference sessions. A user-friendly web-based platform facilitated exhibitors to display all products virtually as well speak to your customers as part of the conference sessions and through one-to-one audio/video calls. There were opportunities to disseminate white papers, case studies, PPTs, brochures and other informative material that is normally shared with customers.
The inaugural ceremony included the Guest of Honour, Padma Shri D. R. Kaarthikeyan (IPS), Ex-Director, Central Bureau of Investigation and the Keynote speaker, Prof. Amol Deshmukh, Police and Cyber Advisor, Dept. of Home, Govt. of Maharashtra. Mr. Yogesh Mudras, MD, Informa Markets in India delivered the Welcome Address while Mr. Pankaj Jain, Group Director-Security & Safety portfolio, Informal Markets in India concluded the ceremony with a vote of thanks.
As we slowly come out of the onslaught of Covid-19, businesses across the globe are preparing for a long haul of changed working conditions, newer security challenges, supply chain disruptions and absence of physical interactions. During this time, it makes sense to prepare for the upcoming challenges using all the technology available at our disposal to ensure business continuity and build the capability to mitigate those challenges. IFSEC India 2020 Virtual Expo is one of the steps in that direction. Building on the legacy of IFSEC India Security Expo which is organised annually in New Delhi since 2007, it has been designed to provide all the business networking opportunities that you are used to as part of the physical expo sans the requirement to be physically present at the exhibition venue. So, sitting from the comfort of your office or even home, you get to reach out to your community, seamlessly through your PC or mobile device.
Key Associations: Mitkat Advisory as knowledge partners; Security Advisory: IISSM; Supported by: APSA, ESAI, ASIS New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad Chapters and GACS
Platinum Partners: HID Global, Milestone Systems, Prama, Hikvision and Western Digital
Gold Partners: Genetec, Globus Infocom
Exhibit partners: eSSL and Matrix Comsec