Dion Chang is an innovator, creative thinker, a walking ideas bank and professional cage rattler. He is one of South Africa's most respected trend analysts and takes the unique view of "trends as business strategy". While his feet remain firmly planted on African soil, he uses a global perspective to gauge the zeitgeist, track ahead-of-the-curve trends to identify shifting business templates. His trends analysis company – Flux Trends – specialises in understanding consumer mindset and identifying unexpected business opportunities within shifting trends, ensuring that global trends have relevance when translated for African, and South African businesses.
MJ Hood & Associates Attorneys
Martin Hood is a partner at MJ Hood & Associates Attorneys and has been in private practice as an attorney for 27 years. He developed an interest in the Constitution arising from the drafting of the Firearms Control Act 60 of 2000 where various proposals were made that had Constitutional significance. Because of this, Martin has retained an interest in Constitutional Law, particularly the Bill of Rights and the impact upon interpersonal relationships. He has a specific focus on administrative law with a Constitutional focus.
Dr Craig Donald
Dr Craig Donald is a human factors specialist in high technology security applications, particularly CCTV and x-ray screening. He consults internationally in CCTV strategy, control room design, personnel selection and does extensive training in the area. Craig has provided CCTV surveillance training in incident behaviour and detection to police in several countries, city centres including Sydney and Perth, major mining groups internationally, the two major casino groups in South Africa, premier shopping centres in the country, and organisations such as Australian Customs, Emirates Airlines, the SA Reserve Bank and high profile residential estates.
Manager, South Deep Gold Mine
Shannon Patrick is the Manager, Protection Services for Gold Fields' South Deep Gold Mine. He is responsible for all the facets of security service provision to the mine, including business continuity planning as it relates to securing the mine, its people and its assets. He has been in mining security for 27 years, fulfilling various roles including security operations, investigations, training as well as projects and strategy. Much of his recent work has focused on technology and the effective application of CCTV surveillance, which has become integral to the overall protective security strategy. He has also conducted a number of assignments at Gold Fields' non-South African operations.
Chairman, ASIS South Africa
Adriaan is an ex British Army Sniper with two combat deployments in Iraq. He returned to South Africa working as a close protection officer from where he progresses to the estate security sector as security and risk manager. Adriaan managed a national monitoring company where he was approached for his current position as Security Manager at TFG (The Foschini Group). He served on the local committee of SAIDSA and is an Associate Member of the Institute for Security. Adriaan is presenting in his capacity as Chairperson for ASIS International Chapter 203.
Heinrich van Eck
Heinrich J. van Eck started his career in risk management in 1994 in the ICT industry. Specialising in the assessment and management of strategic risk, in 1998 he started consulting in a number of sectors including oil and gas, manufacturing, mining, construction and development, finance, logistics, supply chain management, pharmaceuticals, avionics, and corporate. He spent a number of years in corporate Europe as Group CEO for a multinational group specialising in servicing these sectors. On his return to South Africa in 2007 he found a tremendous gap in the translation of strategy into tangible, practical operational realities. This could not be more evident in the risk, loss prevention and security aspects of the sectors he consulted in. This set him on a path, in which he now specialises, in the assessment and management of converging security risk in enterprises, through system design, strategic technology and operational planning and system integration, with its new focus on risk convergence in the IoT.
Ankia's main responsibilities include research, design, installation and maintenance of technology to have an effective and integrated security management system in place to mitigate risk. She is closely involved in operations, ensuring that technology utilisation is optimised to assist control room operators, response personnel and the rest of the team to detect threats, protect lives, property and apprehend suspects. Ankia has been with AngloGold Ashanti Security in her current role for the last 7 years and has been at the forefront of looking at technology solutions to deal with the new and ongoing challenges in security.
C3 Shared Services
Brendan Cowley a co-founder of C3 Shared Services which celebrated its tenth year of existence in 2016. C3 is a pioneer and recognised specialist in thermal surveillance for intrusion detection in South Africa and assisted in introducing military grade thermals into the commercial market. With more than 15 years' experience in the security industry, Brendan has reached the pinnacle with his knowledge relating to various intelligent security system applications. His intellectual property is utilised for consulting, designing and implementing of advanced intelligent security, fire detection and suppression technologies by various national key points and high-risk security facilities throughout Africa.
Philip is pioneer in the field of remote video alarm verification and perimeter protection solutions to the African continent. He has managed and distributed the TeleEye brand of professional video alarm verification products since 2006. During this time, TeleEye was appointed the official distributors for FLIR Systems as well as DJI Enterprise and its full range of professional drone flight platforms. During Philip's 11 years at the helm of the company, he has been involved in a broad range of surveillance projects including perimeter protection systems for industries such as electricity utilities, mining, property management and telecommunications, and has extensive experience in combating the risks facing these and other industries.
Rob Anderson is a professional electrical engineer who has been a part of a wide variety of interesting and challenging projects during his long career – 37 years to date. He has taken on the challenge of providing holistic security solutions, based on sound engineering principles, for a wide variety of clients both local and international.
Business Development Manager, Securitas sub-Saharan Africa
Mark is the Business Development Manager for Securitas sub-Saharan Africa as well as the founder of TerPay Security Advisors, a boutique consulting practice, offering procurement and project management, as well as security risk audits and shrinkage prevention advice to end users. Mark's core expertise lies in physical and electronic security systems including: armed response and guarding best practices, digital and analogue loss control and security solutions such as CCTV systems and more.
Mark started his career as a Key Account Manager in the Bidvest Services division before moving to Scotland where he worked in Edinburgh as a Business Development Consultant. Upon his return to South Africa in 2005 he joined the security industry. Mark has worked for a number of small and large security service providers including ADT Tyco and Ideco Biometrics.
With more than 22 years as an entrepreneur, Bernard spent 8 years in the commercial and industrial video, information technology and business information systems markets. He has spent the past 14 years in the electronic security market, building and selling a successful distribution company, acquiring and turning around Geutebrück Southern Africa, before founding Naxian Systems. With the advent of the IoT, Bernard has positioned Naxian strategically in the software and services platform market for the electronic security industry.