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New Zealand Security Conference and Exhibition comes to Auckland

By Shannon Williams
Tue 15 Sep 2015
FYI, this story is more than a year old

The annual New Zealand Security Conference and Exhibition comes to Auckland this November, bringing with it a range of international speakers and presentations by leading international security experts.

Held over two days from 19-21 November, at ASB Showgrounds, the theme of this year’s conference is “Safe and Secure Cities”.

The New Zealand Security Exhibition will runs alongside the conference and will showcase the latest in security technologies.

Speakers include:

Peter Houlis, from the UK, 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 1990s 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 US, 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 US, 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 programme, large construction projects and threat and risk assessments. Since2008, 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.

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