UBM reveals line-up for the Tavcom Training Theatre and Safe Cities feature at IFSEC International

The Tavcom Training Theatre is a hugely popular element of IFSEC International

The Tavcom Training Theatre is a hugely popular element of IFSEC International

Tavcom has announced the confirmed line-up of speakers who will be sharing their knowledge and expertise at the Tavcom Training Theatre during this year’s IFSEC International exhibition.

As in previous years, the diversity of the subject matter covered by the free-to-attend lectures in the Tavcom Training Theatre (sponsored in 2015 by D-Link) will mean that there’s something for everyone involved within the electronic security solutions supply chain, including end users, installers, system designers, specifiers and technical support personnel.

“This is the eighth successive year that IFSEC International organiser UBM has entrusted Tavcom to host the Training Theatre and, needless to say, we’re delighted to yet again have the opportunity to support UBM in its endeavours to ensure that visitors gain the maximum possible benefit from attending the exhibition,” said Mike Tennent of Tavcom Training.

“Security professionals are always keen to learn about new technologies, innovations, solutions and standards and, as has been the case at previous editions of IFSEC International, we’re confident it will be a case of ‘Standing Room Only’ at many – if not all – of the educational sessions that Tavcom will be hosting during the three days of the show.” 

Jargon-free training sessions

Tavcom is ideally placed to provide IFSEC International’s visitors with an objective overview of the important issues currently impacting the electronic security world.

The company – in which Linx International recently acquired a majority shareholding – has pieced together a balanced programme of jargon-free training sessions which it states will “entertain, educate and inform” all those who attend IFSEC International at London’s ExCeL between 16-18 June.

Mike Tennent of Tavcom Training

Mike Tennent of Tavcom Training

Sourced from across the security sector, the hand-picked list of expert speakers includes:

*Peter Mason, the lead IP tutor for Tavcom Training, who will offer a thought-provoking expert opinion on the key challenges presented by the growing demand for IP network-based video surveillance solutions

*Richard Beckley, who develops and delivers training within the Central Forensic Image Team at New Scotland Yard. Beckley is set to outline guidance on how to ensure that video evidence is fit for purpose and can help lead towards successful prosecutions

*Jon Laws, a senior tutor for Tavcom Training and an internationally-renowned speaker, will share his expert knowledge on the system planning and design process needed to ensure that a video surveillance solution is able to capture and record evidence grade images

*John Ballantyne, chairman of the ONVIF Market Demand Working Group, is going to provide an insight as to how businesses at every level of the supply chain – from those who specify and install systems through to equipment manufacturers and software developers – can realise great benefits by adopting ONVIF

*John Mearman, an expert on drone technology, will present a compelling session on this potential new business opportunity for the surveillance industry

IFSEC International 2015 runs from 16-18 June at ExCeL, London

IFSEC International 2015 runs from 16-18 June at ExCeL, London

*Ken Livingstone, whose presentation on ESRM (Enterprise Security Risk Management) is a ‘must’ for any security professional looking to remain one step ahead of the criminal fraternity and terrorists

*Mike Gillespie, an expert on the threat to organisational information assets, will provide a dynamic but simple to understand overview of cyber vulnerabilities in today’s business environments

Click here to view the Tavcom Training Theatre schedule for 2015. The Tavcom Training Theatre will be located on Stand B1200 at ExCeL

IFSEC International 2015: Safe Cities

IFSEC International 2015’s organiser UBM has also released details of this year’s Safe Cities feature which will focus on the protection of larger urban areas, Critical National Infrastructures and business continuity.

Designed for senior and strategic personnel responsible for the protection of major assets within a city, Safe Cities will provide high level thought leadership sessions and afford more insight into this fast-growing concept.

Networked technologies and current security management trends feature heavily in the Safe Cities Seminar Theatre, which is exclusively sponsored in 2015 by Eaton.

Key themes surrounding smart technologies include a presentation on Wednesday 17 June which is based on ‘Safe, Smart and Connected Cities: Emerging Technologies’. This is to be delivered by Dr Simon Moores, a leading futurologist, and yield valuable insights on protecting both people and property.

Gerry Dunphy: Event Director for IFSEC and FIREX International

Gerry Dunphy: Event Director for IFSEC and FIREX International

Leading the Safe Cities agenda, the Earl of Erroll – independent cross-bench Peer in the House of Lords – will take to the stage with a keynote presentation focused on ‘Unlocking The Internet of Things and Securing The Future’. Reflecting that the Internet of Things is fast becoming a universally dominant topic, this session is set to cover the impact that ever-increasing connectivity presents in terms of security issues.

Discussing ‘The UK’s Smart Cities Capabilities’, Dan Byles MP (vice-chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group) will promote examples of how the UK is taking the lead when it comes to the global smart city environment.

Today’s discussions of the Smart City concept often overlook the importance of planning for – and responding to – natural or man-made emergencies. In his presentation entitled ‘Smart, Secure and Resilient Cities – Critical Foundations’, Enzo Peduzzi (director of industry affairs at Siemens Building Technologies and vice-president of Euralarm) will be focusing on that very subject.

Peduzzi will show that systems need to function at all times – and particularly when under stress – in order to keep cities truly smart. He’ll also explain why urban critical infrastructure protection plays a key role in keeping smart cities up-and-running at all times.

Key knowledge will be imparted in the Safe Cities Theatre

Key knowledge will be imparted in the Safe Cities Theatre

Visitors to IFSEC International can access the full Safe Cities seminar programme and take advantage of the networking opportunities available in the adjacent VIP Lounge (which is sponsored by Siemens). Visitors will have access to complimentary refreshments and the opportunity to network with high level attendees.

IFSEC International’s event director Gerry Dunphy explained: “Safe Cities is a key element for visitors at this year’s show. Given the increase in smart technologies and the ‘open season’ aspects presented by the Internet of Things, it’s a duty of IFSEC International to provide a platform for these topics and discussions such that they can be aired among a wider audience. Smart technologies is becoming a key theme for the security market in general.”

*Register for Safe Cities: www.ifsec.co.uk/SCVIP/

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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