Episode 96 – Smart Buildings, Mobility & Outlook to the Future – HID Global Consultant Roundtable

HID Global Consultant Roundtable– Smart Buildings, Mobility & Outlook to the Future – recorded at #Security2018

This is a special podcast recording of a Consultant Roundtable hosted by HID Global, as a forum in which senior Australian consultants share their thoughts on industry trends around smart buildings and mobility. This discussion includes insights and experience on the evolution of end-user requirements, comments on industry best practices, and general expectations of what makes a smart solution design.

Serra Luck, Vice President, End User and Consultant Business at HID Global highlighted, “The motivation from HID’s prospective is creating the discussion on the physical security access control and we see a lot of influence coming from the IT side of the business with the Internet of Things and seeing a lot of implementation around cloud services. Service businesses ae coming in with a lot of integration and of course we see the impact on the end user in that space. We are very much open to understanding what is motivating the customer across the different vertical markets, what the change process is that is happening and we looked to gather experts to share their views with us and learn from them.

The discussion was kindly opened by Arup’s Shane Norton, who commenced, “ the emergence of smart buildings is not necessarily a new concept, I think the way in which we do it certainly is but not the concept in itself. We have been talking about the implementation of first, second, third generation smart buildings in this region, since the late 1980’s. The definition of intelligent buildings has been with us for quite some time.”

Shane Norton, Associate | Leader – Resilience, Security & Risk

Shane is Arup’s most experienced and knowledgeable Protective Security consultant (2ABC NSW Licenced Security Consultant, SCEC Approved Security Consultant) in the Australasia region, and fulfils various leadership positions across the firm; including the Resilience, Security and Risk (RSR) Skills Leader for the region, and the Team Leader for the New South Wales RSR business.

As a Security Construction and Equipment Committee (SCEC) Approved Security Zone Consultant since 2006, Shane is a trusted adviser to all levels of Government and Australia’s most successful blue chip organisations. He is uniquely recognised for his high security but discrete designs in some of our region’s most beautiful and well-known buildings.

Afiz Jabbar, Senior Security Consultant & Associate, Norman Disney & Young

Afiz Jabbar has been working in the security industry for over 17 years and is a Senior Security Consultant and Associate with Norman Disney and Young (NDY) responsible for the design, engineering and management of a wide range of high level integrated CCTV, Video Analytic, Access Control, Intruder Detection and physical security systems across a broad spectrum of industries including Government, Custodial, Health and Education.

As a SCEC Endorsed Security Zone Consultant, Afiz specialises in high security consulting and engineering solutions for Government agencies and has extensive knowledge and familiarity in key areas such as physical security, electronic systems technology and infrastructure.

Greg Lane, Section Leader, Melbourne Security, Jacobs

Greg is a SCEC Endorsed Security Consultant with a Master of Security Management specialising in red teaming. As a Senior Security Consultant, Greg has worked with wide range of commercial and government clients to provide a range of risk and high security services, including the provision of SCEC security consultancy services.

Greg has extensive experience in custodial security, protective security risk reviews, defence security (including Type 1), critical infrastructure security, physical and electronic security, IT security, information security, CPTED and risk management.

Luke Percy-Dove, Director, Matryx Consulting

Luke is a 23 year veteran of the Australian security industry, has personally advised on security for organisations including ANZ, Lend Lease, Mercedes Benz, Ipoh Property, VISA Global Logistics, Vicinity Centres, Lend Lease, Colliers, Knight Frank Royal Australian Mint, Mirvac and DP World. He is an established writer, media commentator and expert witness on the latest technology, trends and developments in the global physical security market.

Luke is also the Founder and CEO of Risk Dynamyx, an Australian technology company that has developed the first dynamic security risk management application for commercial property.

Bob Firth, Principal Consultant, ACAD Services

Bob Firth is a Principal Consultant at ACAD Services and provides technology consulting services to corporate and government clients across a range of technologies including internet of things, security systems, building services networks, wi‑fi, control centres and smart buildings.

Bob is currently working on a number of connected environments within office towers, shopping centres, hospitals, a roadway and a retirement village.

Lawrence McKenna, Telecommunications Section Manager, Wood & Grieve Engineers

Lawrence has over 25 years of Telecommunications and ICT Systems Industry experience. Lawrence’s extensive ICT/telecommunication experience acquired from working 16 years with Queensland Rail, three years with Project Services (QLD Department of Works) and six years with SKM/Jacobs.

Lawrence is currently a member of the following standards committees:
• Standards Australia CT-001 (Communications Cabling)
• Standards Australia CT-002 (Broadcasting and related services)
• International Telecommunication Union ITU-T SG5 working group
• International Telecommunication Union ITU-R ARSG-5 working group.


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