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Conference agenda

Integrating security and logistics operations

Conference opening: Andrew Seldon, Hi-Tech Security Solutions

9:05 - 9:50: It always feels like somebody's watching me
Dion Chang, Flux Trends
This presentation will track "a day in the life" of a cyber citizen to illustrate just how dependent we've become on our digital eco systems, which ironically is parallel with our growing concerns for privacy. Is it possible for the two to dovetail? Flux Trends will track everything from our convenient payment systems, to toys embedded with AI and facial recognition to the emergence of real robo-cops patrolling our streets. We'll explore the trajectory of new technologies and highlight the possible security loopholes that will emerge as we enter the age of singularity.

9:50 - 10:15: Human rights: implications for surveillance and company strategy
Martin Hood, MJ Hood & Associates
Martin has had extensive experience in managing human rights issues in difficult situations for companies. He will discuss how human rights violations can be raised, what kind of strategy should you have in place to deal with them? How do you best try and avoid human rights issues in the first place? What actions should your response to alleged violations be should they occur, and what kinds of issues might you face in the future?

10:15 - 10:40: Legal and delivery issues in CCTV surveillance training
Craig Donald, Leaderware
Craig has presented training in a variety of different countries and being exposed to a range of training frameworks. His presentation will look at what training is necessary for effective CCTV surveillance operator performance, how does the RSA legal framework feature in this? And what is required to provide for really effective surveillance delivery?

10:40 - 11:10: Coffee, tea and refreshments

11:10 - 11:35: CCTV and crowd management
Shannon Patrick - Manager: Protection Services, South Deep Gold Mine
Shannon will discuss how CCTV can be used to understand and prepare for crowd dynamics, using the information to work out strategies for constructive engagement, facilitate conflict management and resolution, and ensure the safety of people and infrastructure.

11:35 - 12:00: Education and strategy
Adriaan Bosch, Chairman, ASIS South Africa
As a young professional, Adriaan will touch on the lack of security education in South Africa and how this has impacted the development of preventative security strategies in the sector as a whole. He will demonstrate it theoretically and use some practical examples to demonstrate the shortcomings.

12:00 - 12:25: Sponsor panel discussion

12:25 - 13:00: City and enterprise security convergence: Hedging for the future
Heinrich van Eck
Although a very catchy buzzword, a "Smart City" is a complex maze of divergence and convergence. It is a multifaceted and complex endeavour. Securing a smart city requires a significant strategy and operational planning if it is to be a successful, long-term project. Moreover, choosing the right technology partners is just as important for long-term success. Drilling down from the wide scope of enterprise strategy to the granular detail of matching security technologies with practical challenges like security staff selection, training, operational oversight and security information management, all become critical components of these complex systems in a rapidly converging world.

13:00 - 14:00: Lunch and networking

14:00 - 14:40: Thermal surveillance panel discussion: Technology leaps, affordable costing and new applications.
• Brendan Cowley, C3 Shared Services
• Ankia Swart, Anglogold Ashanti
• Philip Schmerkovitz, TeleEye SA
• Rob Anderson, Adamastor Consulting

Our panel reflects some of the best perspectives and insights into the current and future status of thermals, issues around practical implementation and integration, when and where thermal cameras are suitable, and a range of possible applications given the increasing affordability and range of the technology. It gives a chance for delegates to discover, clarify, and get some innovative and independent answers to their burning questions around thermal surveillance.

14:40 - 15:05: Drones now and tomorrow
Mark Paynter, Business Development Manager, Securitas sub-Saharan Africa
Drones are all the rage now, even if nobody wants to admit to using them. Mark will take a look at the current use of drones in the security environment as well as upcoming technology innovations and the potential future applications of unmanned aerial vehicles.

15:05 - 15:30: Cyber security and IoT
Bernard Senekal, Naxian
Cyber security is lacking in the physical electronic and guarding security world and this presents significant risks with the advent of IoT and related technologies being adopted by the industry as part of the 4th industrial revolution.

15:30: Conference closing followed by networking and refreshments