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Safe Cities Focus of New Zealand Security Conference 2015

NEW Zealand Security Conference and Exhibition at the ASB Showgrounds in Auckland, November 19-21 is themed Safe and Secure Cities. 

The event will include presentations by leading international security experts and the full programme is available from the New Zealand Security Association website www.security.org.nz

The International Conference Speakers include:

* Peter Houlis, from the United Kingdom, managing director, 2020Vision Systems. Peter is an experienced practitioner in the physical security field, having spent 40 years gaining considerable knowledge and understanding of security technology and the principles and practices of protecting people and assets. He will discuss the development of the “Safe Cities” concept from the first UK city CCTV systems installed in the early 1990’s in Newcastle, progressing onto the award winning Edinburgh City in View project, finally, moving onto how a safe city should function in 2016. 

* Miki Calero, from the USA, founder of Urbis Global LLC, a consulting and advisory practice helping companies innovate and meet the security needs of smart cities worldwide. Miki was named one of the Most Influential People in Security – Security Magazine (2012), and selected a Top 100 City Innovator Worldwide – UBM Future Cities (2013), for his vision of enterprise risk management through unified physical and cybersecurity. His career spans the private and public sectors, including startups, Fortune 500 companies, and federal, state, and local government. His experience encompasses information system security, critical infrastructure protection, and facilities security, at strategic and global levels, and in tactical and operational capacities.

* James Condron, from the USA, VP global sales, CNL Software. James has over 20 years’ experience in the software and hardware industry. He has been instrumental in some of the largest, most complex and ground-breaking security integration projects in the world. He has worked with the largest and most well-known organisations in the fields of Critical Infrastructure Protection, Law Enforcement, Corporate Security and Safe City initiatives.

* Susan Gallagher, from Canada. After a career in project management, design and architecture, Susan began working for the RCMP as a physical security advisor in 1999.  In this role, Susan provided advice and guidance for all Canadian federal government departments and agencies for their security program, large construction projects and threat and risk assessments. Since 2008, Susan has worked with the federal government of Canada as well as with the Infrastructure and Resilience Research Group at Carleton University.

* Jason Brown, from Australia, is the national security director for Thales in Australia and New Zealand. Jason is responsible for security liaison with government, law enforcement and intelligence communities to develop cooperative arrangements to minimise risk to Thales and those in the community that it supports.

The New Zealand Security Exhibition runs alongside the conference and is free to attend. The exhibition will showcase the latest in security technologies. For more information visit NZSIA here. ♦




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