Security News » Regional news http://www.securitynewsdesk.com Security News, Publishing, Products and more... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:36:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Five dimensions of knowledge are the key to understanding Middle East http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/04/16/five-dimensions-of-knowledge-are-the-key-to-understanding-middle-east/ http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/04/16/five-dimensions-of-knowledge-are-the-key-to-understanding-middle-east/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:28:27 +0000 http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/?p=42625 Five Dimensions consultants believe that comprehending five certain dimensions of knowledge is essential to understanding any region, including the Middle East.

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Key to Middle EastKey to Middle EastBusiness Intelligence and commercial investigations in the Middle East can be fraught with difficulty.  However, Security News Desk has identified one company that has a clear understanding of the complexities of the region.

Five Dimensions consultants believe that comprehending five certain dimensions of knowledge is essential to understanding a country or a region. These five dimensions are politics, language, economics, history and religion. They believe that understanding all five enables a better understanding of the economic and geopolitical picture of the Middle.

Their team includes highly qualified professionals with impressive experience in many fields, including diplomacy and foreign affairs, the petrochemical and energy sectors, financial services, global charitable work and strategic security.  They have access to sources that include government experience in various Middle East countries, experience in the construction, energy (including oil and gas), banking, Islamic charity and Islamic financing sectors as well as unique insights to areas to get a clear understanding of risks and threats in the region.

Rosi Kern, Director of Analysis and Business Development at Five Dimensions Consultants said, “Five Dimensions strives to provide its clients with quality information that allows them to make informed business decisions.  It has proven that the cost of due diligence and associated measures up-front is considerably less than the price of damage control; their work is geared towards ensuring that clients avoid financial loss and reputational damage”.

She added, “The company’s services cover reputational risk, company and executive background, commercial and political connections, market entry/stability assessment. Given the sensitive nature of what we do, Five Dimensions Consultants depend on secrecy and discretion and we handle both clients and sources with the utmost care and diligence in order to protect confidentiality of all parties involved”.

They have developed special links through an impressive network of contacts and specialize in the following countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.

Five D LogoThe company’s information is drawn from exclusive sources and its output is in the form of bespoke reports, personal briefings or regular more general regional updates.

Impressive is the only way to describe not just their connections but their customer base.

As well as their business intelligence lead they provide specialist support to 3 other main areas:

  • Geopolitical and Security Analysis – This goes hand in glove with what is needed to support their business intelligence output.  They are able to pinpoint political trends, detect strategic shifts,and analyse events as they occur using our five dimensions of knowledge.
  • Terrorism Finance – The team have an amazing insight and understanding of terrorism finance within the Muslim world. They have supported major press organisations, banks and financial institutes and governments in their understanding of this complex and often murky world.  However the real reason is to assist financial regulators and authorities to detect whether charities or individual philanthropists are making inappropriate contributions that may aid the cause of terrorists and insurgents.
  • Kidnap Survival Courses – The team has access to people with a wide variety of backgrounds and synonymous with business in some less stable Middle East countries is the risk of kidnap. Their Kidnap Survival courses are aimed at individuals and organizations with employees who operate in Muslim regions
with high kidnapping rates.

Their team has extensive experience in kidnapping situations and has participated in hostage negotiations in the past to successfully secure the release of Western hostages within the Middle East.

It is quite clear that if you want to do business in the Middle Ease then this is company you need to talk to.

Links
Five Dimensions website

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Arecont Vision welcomes new Regional Sales Manager in the Middle East http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/04/16/arecont-vision-welcomes-new-regional-sales-manager-middle-east/ http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/04/16/arecont-vision-welcomes-new-regional-sales-manager-middle-east/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:59:43 +0000 http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/?p=42620 ArecontVision, the leader in IP-based megapixel camera tech, has named Mohammed Khoga as the company’s new Regional Sales Manager for the Middle East region.

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Mohammed Khoga - Arecont Vision, Regional Sales Manager in the Middle East

Mohammed Khoga – Arecont Vision, Regional Sales Manager in the Middle East

ArecontVision, the industry leader in IP-based megapixel camera technology, has named Mohammed Khoga as the company’s new Regional Sales Manager for the Middle East region. His territory includes Qatar, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

“Beyond his sales experience, Mohammed brings extensive expertise in training and business development to his new position,” said Sanjit Bardhan, Director of Sales, Middle East, Africa and India, Arecont Vision. “Together with his global perspective, these assets will greatly benefit Arecont Vision and our customers as we continue to educate the market on the benefits and advantages of megapixel camera technology.”

As Regional Sales Manager for the Middle East region, Mr. Khoga will be responsible for leading sales activities in this fast-growing segment. A graduate of Egypt’s Alexandria University, his fluency in Arabic and acquaintance with the culture of the region will help him identify and capitalise on opportunities to expand sales of the company’s industry-leading megapixel camera technology.

With close to 10 years of experience in the technology and security sector, Mr. Khoga was most recently responsible for sales and training for Axis Communications in Dubai.

More Information:

www.arecontvision.com

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Homeland Security Summit 2014: Programme unveiled http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/04/16/homeland-security-summit-2014-programme-unveiled/ http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/04/16/homeland-security-summit-2014-programme-unveiled/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:07:11 +0000 http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/?p=42634 Chief of Sharjah Police, Major General Humaid Mohammed Al Hudaidi will be at the Homeland Security Summit Middle East 2014 (19 - 21 May, Abu Dhabi).

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Chief of Sharjah Police, Major General Humaid Mohammed Al Hudaidi will be showcasing the excellent recent work done on the TD Datacentre and Command and Control system at the Homeland Security Summit Middle East 2014 (19 – 21 May, Abu Dhabi).Joining him on the programme are the following senior stakeholders seeking solutions in preparation for the region’s crisis management, emergency response and C3i programmes:

 

 Speaker1 Major General Dr. Osama Sawah
Director Emergency Preparedness
Dubai Police
 Speaker3 H.E. Mohamed Nasser Al Ghanim
Director General
UAE Telecoms Regulatory Authority
 Speaker4 Colonel Barakat Yaqoub Al Kindy
Head of System Development, Department of IT & T
Abu Dhabi Police
 Speaker4-1 Major Mohamed Nasser Al Mansoori
Director GIS
Abu Dhabi Police

 

Find out who you can meet and network with by downloading the latest agenda here.
 
At this stage, key guests secured for this year’s event include: Abu Dhabi Police, Dubai Police, Abu Dhabi Immigration, UAE MoI, NCEMA, the Saudi Border Guard and many more. Over 150+ people attended this event last year and this year’s summit will focus on solutions designed to handle and analyse ‘big data’ in real-time to facilitate greater Command and Control, Communications, Border and Cyber Security solutions for UAE Police Forces and regional Ministries of Interior.Trade shows provide a good industry overview but conferences give you a clearer insight into the requirements of the regional police forces and the government authorities.Don’t miss the chance to meet and network with these key decision makers!

 
Register today via:
 
Website: Click here to register online
Email:  register@iqpc.ae
Call: + 971 4 364 2975

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Dr Richie Nanda named ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ at Asian Business Awards http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/04/15/dr-richie-nanda-named-entrepreneur-year-asian-business-awards/ http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/04/15/dr-richie-nanda-named-entrepreneur-year-asian-business-awards/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:23:17 +0000 http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/?p=42595 Dr Richie Nanda, Executive Chairman of The Shield Group, was awarded 'Entrepreneur of the Year' at the annual Asian Business Awards (ABAs) 2014.

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Dr Richie Nanda, Executive Chairman of The Shield Group

Dr Richie Nanda, Executive Chairman of The Shield Group

Dr Richie Nanda, Executive Chairman of The Shield Group, the UK’s ninth largest security solutions provider and TOPSGRUP, India’s most preferred security solutions brand and the first Indian MNC to acquire a security company in the UK, was awarded ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ at the annual Asian Business Awards (ABAs) 2014, on Friday 11th April 2014, held at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel, London.

In a glittering ceremony held at the renowned hotel in London, Dr Nanda was named ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ for his vision, drive and hard work in harnessing the vast potential of The Shield Group and leading the company to its current status as the UK’s ninth largest business security solutions provider. Dr Nanda’s companies provide security for some of the world’s leading brands such as Apple, IBM, TATAs, high profile events such as the IPL and World Cricket Champions League, international celebrities, VIPs and prestigious venues such as 30 St Mary’s Axe (The Gherkin) and the Imperial War Museums.

This year’s event celebrated 17 years of the Asian Business Awards which are organised by Asian Media & Marketing Group (AMG) to celebrate UK Asian business excellence, acumen and achievement. Applauding Dr Nanda at the event included a burgeoning and highly influential group of enterprising individuals, public figures and global business laureates primarily from the Indian Subcontinent including Keith Vaz MP, Chairman of the Home Affairs Committee, Priti Patel MP for Witham, one of the UK’s richest billionaire’s Gopichand Hinduja, Sri Prakash Lohia, Founder and Chairman of Indorama Corporation and Sir Anwar Parez OBE, Chairman of Bestway Group to name but a few. He was presented his award by brothers Vijay and Bhikhu Patel who founded Waymade Healthcare plc and Michael Gove MP, Member of Parliament for Surrey Heath and Secretary of State for Education.

Dr Nanda also celebrated another accolade on the night after it emerged that he has been featured in the Asian Rich List 2014, which is launched each year at the ABAs to profile the country’s 101 richest Asians. Compiled by a panel of external experts and editors of AMG, it is the definitive guide to ultra-high net worth individuals and UK Asian Business success stories. Accounting only for the UK wealth of the richest Asians, the combined value of the 101 wealthiest Asians in 2014 stood at a staggering £52bn with Dr Nanda’s entry of £115M, positioning him as the 55th richest Asian in the UK.

In commenting about his award win Dr Richie Nanda said: “I am so honoured and humbled to have been recognised with the award for the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’. I would like to thank the eminent panel of judges at AMG for voting for me.

‘I am extremely proud and delighted at The Shield Group’s success story. I owe this recognition tonight to my talented, dedicated and hard-working team at The Shield Group, who have worked tirelessly to develop and grow the company further, and to take it to the heights that it has currently reached. We have tremendous plans for the future of The Shield Group, and our aim is to position Shield amongst the top four security solutions providers in the UK within the next two years.’

‘Entrepreneurship is the bedrock of our society and I am a great believer that it is the platform for social change on a global level. Being entrepreneurial isn’t just about making the right business decisions but also about taking the right risks and adopting a fresh approach to business life that pushes you to embark on a new challenge and creative path.’

Asian Business Awards 2014 (L to R Vijay Patel, Mr Solanki, Dr Nanda, Michael Gove MP, Bhikhu Patel) (2)

Asian Business Awards 2014 (L to R Vijay Patel, Mr Solanki, Dr Nanda, Michael Gove MP, Bhikhu Patel)

Dr Nanda is acknowledged by many as a pioneer and the most prominent spokesperson of the evolving global security industry. Dr Nanda took over the reins of TOPSGRUP at the age of 22 when it was a struggling company with revenues of £30,000 pa and 8 customers, to build it into India and UK’s leading security group with revenues in excess of £150 million, 93,000 employees, 120 offices and approximately 8,500 customers. Dr Nanda did this by re-writing the rules for the Indian and British security sector with innovative and forward-thinking initiatives.

In 2012 he acquired the UK’s 13th largest (now the 9th largest), national security solutions provider, The Shield Group, following the completion of a £19.5M acquisition of Shield, initiated with a 51% controlling stake in 2008. The acquisition positioned Dr Nanda as the only entrepreneur of an Indian MNC to purchase a 100% stake in a British security company.

The award and rich list entry also reflected the exceptional results Dr Nanda has seen across the business with his pioneering introduction of the Total Security Solutions (TSS) model to Shield which comprised of creating structured teams by sector expertise with clear account management and responsibilities assigned to workforce and continuous management and feedback. The TSS model helped the company secure major contract wins from clients who had previously tried the “total facilities management ” model in a recession, but now understand the importance of having a specialist security provider.

Under Dr Nanda’s leadership both TOPSGRUP and The Shield Group displayed outstanding results with a growth in EBIDTA of 25% in the financial year ending 31/03/14. For the current financial year ending 31/03/15, the group is expecting to achieve a turnover of £165M with significant EBITDA growth.

More Information:

www.theshieldgroup.com 

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Morpho joins FIDO Alliance to help revolutionize online authentication http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/04/14/morpho-joins-fido-alliance-help-revolutionize-online-authentication/ http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/04/14/morpho-joins-fido-alliance-help-revolutionize-online-authentication/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:10:39 +0000 http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/?p=42526 Morpho (Safran) has joined the FIDO Alliance, an industry consortium delivering standards for simpler, stronger authentication during online transactions.

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image003Morpho (Safran), a world leader in secure identification solutions, has joined the FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance, an industry consortium delivering standards for simpler, stronger authentication during online transactions.

Members of the alliance commit to sharing technology and collaborating on the development of open specifications that enable FIDO-compliant authentication methods to be interoperable, more secure, private and easy to use. FIDO addresses the need to develop a viable alternative to passwords.

To create a secure online ecosystem, FIDO specifications support a wide range of authentication technologies, platforms and mobile devices. By joining the FIDO alliance, Morpho will bring its expertise in authentication technologies such as biometrics (fingerprint, iris and facial recognition), Near Field Communication, Trusted Platform Modules (TPM) and secure elements (SIM cards, smart cards, USB tokens), as well as in innovative mobile devices and secure e-service platforms.

As a member, Morpho will offer FIDO-compliant products enabling banks, online service providers and mobile network operators to provide more convenient and secure access to online services.

“Morpho will contribute to FIDO’s vision of more secure and convenient online authentication for a broad range of identity and payment applications. We are delighted to welcome Morpho as a Sponsor member and look forward to drawing upon their expertise in biometrics and protecting identity data,” said Michael Barrett, president of the FIDO Alliance.

“As a leader in secure identity management, we are delighted to join the digital industry’s most innovative players in revolutionizing online authentication,” stated Thomas Chenevier, Senior Vice President, Products and Innovation at Morpho. “Joining the FIDO Alliance is a natural move for Morpho at a time when we are expanding our e-service offering.”

More Information:

www.fidoalliance.org - www.morpho.com

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Heartbleed Zero-Day uncovered with major potential security implications http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/04/13/heartbleed-zero-day-uncovered-major-potential-security-implications/ http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/04/13/heartbleed-zero-day-uncovered-major-potential-security-implications/#comments Sun, 13 Apr 2014 08:37:53 +0000 http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/?p=42484 Today certainly will be a memorable day in the cybersecurity history books. As support for Windows XP ends today, another vulnerability has come to light.

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By: Lucas Zaichkowsky, Enterprise Defense Architect at AccessData

By: Lucas Zaichkowsky, Enterprise Defense Architect at AccessData

Today certainly will be a memorable day in the cybersecurity history books. As the Internet swirls with the end of support for Windows XP today, another vulnerability has come to light that I would say is probably one of the most severe in terms of potential impact that I’ve seen in a while: the Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability. In short, SSL encryption makes network and internet traffic unreadable to anyone who intercepts it, thereby protecting the sensitive data and personal information being transmitted. OpenSSL is commonly used by software to perform SSL encryption. The gist of the vulnerability is that attackers who exploit it are able to steal the encryption keys from internet servers and desktop software using OpenSSL for encrypting network traffic. They can then use those keys to decrypt the data. Making matters worse, even if vulnerable software is patched, previously captured encrypted communications can be still decrypted using the compromised keys.

The security implications of this are very real – a significant amount of the software we implement today uses the OpenSSL library for encryption, affecting many popular server and desktop software packages and therefore putting business servers, corporate desktops and at-home users all at risk.

This is an excellent example of vulnerabilities that exist within encryption products just waiting to be discovered. This particular programming error was introduced in December 2011 with OpenSSL version 1.0.1. Criminals could have been using it; intelligence agencies like the NSA could have been exploiting it; it’s hard to say what those organizations have in their arsenal, being used quietly…

I would recommended for organizations and users themselves to pay extra attention over the next few weeks to make sure all their software is patched and up-to-date. For system administrators especially, it’s imperative that they mitigate the vulnerability as quickly as possible. There are plenty of commercial offerings out there to help with patch management. For home users, I’d recommend the free Secunia PSI software.

For more tips and information on this vulnerability, check out the security researchers’ website, http://heartbleed.com.

By: Lucas Zaichkowsky, Enterprise Defense Architect at AccessData

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TDSi Joins UK’s Largest Resilience and Business Security Network – CSARN http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/04/12/tdsi-joins-uks-largest-resilience-business-security-network-csarn/ http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/04/12/tdsi-joins-uks-largest-resilience-business-security-network-csarn/#comments Sat, 12 Apr 2014 13:10:39 +0000 http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/?p=42476 TDSi has joined as the latest Member Partner of CSARN, the UK’s largest resilience and business security membership network.

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TDSi-logoIntegrated security solutions manufacturer TDSi has joined as the latest Member Partner of CSARN, the UK’s largest resilience and business security membership network.

CSARN is an award winning business security and staff safety advisory service, bringing together public and private sector leaders, as a not-for-profit enterprise. The organisation proactively develops inter-city business networks, between regions and countries, to ensure best practice and key business connections are kept alive.

TDSi’s Managing Director, John Davies comments, “We are delighted to be part of the CSARN network. Millions of people rely on TDSi security systems to gain secure, reliable access to installations, across the globe, in all sectors and we therefore welcome the opportunity to exchange knowledge and best practice with other industry security experts. We’re looking forward to collaborating with new partners and keeping abreast of the most up-to-date and relevant news and events in the security industry from other network members.”

The CSARN network also offers business intelligence, educational networking events, training and specialist project management for its growing membership.

CSARN Chief Executive Brett Lovegrove adds: “TDSi are a long established global leader in integrated access controls, and we are delighted to welcome them into CSARN membership. Such great expertise will be warmly welcomed by CSARN’s growing security and resilience forums. CSARN is committed to providing the best possible education and networking opportunities for business organisations and TDSi will provide a further enhancement to our community with their highly professional global footprint.”

More Information:

www.tdsi.co.uk

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Milestone ramps up presence in Southern Africa and Saudi Arabia http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/04/11/milestone-ramps-presence-southern-africa-saudi-arabia/ http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/04/11/milestone-ramps-presence-southern-africa-saudi-arabia/#comments Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:08:25 +0000 http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/?p=42469 Milestone Systems has hired Michael Metcalfe as Channel Business Manager for Southern Africa and Ahmad Saleh Al-Haider for Saudi Arabia.

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Michael Metcalfe - Milestone Systems

Michael Metcalfe – Channel Business Manager for Southern Africa

Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), has hired Michael Metcalfe as Channel Business Manager for Southern Africa and Ahmad Saleh Al-Haider as Channel Business Manager for Saudi Arabia.

“In response to the sharply rising demand for open technology video solutions in the area, we are ramping up the Milestone organization in Southern Africa. I am delighted that we have Michael joining Milestone Systems as Channels Business Manager for Southern Africa. His long experience with distributors is perfectly suited to address the possibilities our distribution partners have growing their business. Michael will be at IFSEC SA and several other local events,” says Peter Biltsted, Sales Director, Middle East & Africa, Milestone Systems.

Michael Metcalfe has more than 10 years experience in distribution and Channel Development. He has been employed by the largest South African Distributor, Tarsus Technologies and most recently held a position as Sales and Business Development Manager from another large distributor, Duxbury Networking, before joining Milestone.

“I am thrilled to be at Milestone Systems as this position enables me to listen and react to the business needs in the Milestone partner community. I am looking forward to strengthening the existing relationships with our partners and widen the reach of the Milestone brand in Southern Africa by making use of my previous experiences in the channel business model,” says Michael Metcalfe.

Milestone focus on relationships with Saudia Arabia partners and customers

Last month Milestone also extended its reach in the Arabian Peninsula with a new hire dedicated to the Saudi Arabian market.

Saleh Al-Haider - New Channel Business Manager for Saudi Arabia

Saleh Al-Haider – New Channel Business Manager for Saudi Arabia

Peter Biltsted, Sales Director, Middle East & Africa, for Milestone Systems, says:
“I have the pleasure and honor of welcoming Ahmad Saleh Al-Haider as new Channel Business Manager for Saudi Arabia. He will accentuate Milestone as a local company that is honored by the attention we are getting from our highly esteemed customers in the country. Ahmed has gained valuable experience in supporting and strengthening sales in Saudi Arabia in his previous positions at other international companies.”

Ahmad Saleh Al-Haider has a background in Engineering and Sales from the IT Industry, having held a position as manager at SBM (Saudi Business Machines) for more than eight years and lately had his own consulting company for IT and infrastructure projects in Saudi Arabia.

“I am excited to be part of an organization that is truly innovative and consistently striving to bring the advantages of open platform video technology to partners and customers. As a Saudi national, I am dedicated to developing the partner channel further and interacting with users on their terms,” says Ahmad Saleh Al-Haider.

More Information:

www.milestonesys.com

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Thinking Space Systems team to take part in local charity event http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/04/11/thinking-space-systems-team-take-part-charity-event/ http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/04/11/thinking-space-systems-team-take-part-charity-event/#comments Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:01:03 +0000 http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/?p=42461 Global control room furniture manufacturers Thinking Space Systems are taking part in a local relay marathon charity event to raise funds for Victim Support.

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The Thinking Space Systems team.

The Thinking Space Systems team.

Global control room furniture manufacturers Thinking Space Systems are taking on a new challenge this month.  They are taking part in a local relay marathon charity event to raise funds for Victim Support.

The team of ten, entitled “The Only Ones Not Injured”, will each run 2.6 miles of a 2 lap course at Broadlands, Romsey on Sunday 27th April.

To support their challenge and watch their spoof video “preparing for the run”, visit  www.justgiving.com/thinkingspacesystems

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Schneider Electric lends support to third Arab Future Cities Summit in Doha http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/04/10/schneider-electric-lends-support-third-arab-future-cities-summit-doha/ http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/04/10/schneider-electric-lends-support-third-arab-future-cities-summit-doha/#comments Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:45:55 +0000 http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/?p=42442 Schneider Electric supported the third Arab Future Cities Summit (AFCS), the Middle East’s premier smart cities event in Doha earlier this week.

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future-citiesSchneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, supported the third Arab Future Cities Summit (AFCS), the Middle East’s premier smart cities event that took centre-stage in Doha earlier this week.

As part of its participation, Schneider Electric showcased its leadership in ‘smart city’ technology solutions that help reduce power consumption by 30 per cent, lower water usage by 15 per cent and eliminate travel time and traffic delays by 20 per cent.

The event which ran from 7 – 8 April at the Ritz Carlton in Doha, AFCS 2014 sought to highlight how strategic action taken today to plan cities can play an integral role in shaping the development of the future.

Ghassan Barghouth, Area President, Qatar, Kuwait & Bahrain, Schneider Electric, said: “In a bid to address key challenges in water and energy supply, transport and mobility, sustainable development and citizen engagement, governments globally are exploring and utilising technology and intelligent urban policy. Schneider Electric’s specialised Smart City division set up in 2010 leverages its portfolio to offer integrated solutions that promotes sustainability, improved standard of living, and services for the citizens

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“Schneider Electric has worked in over 200 smart city deployments across the globe helping cities improve the efficiency and sustainability of their urban infrastructure, while meeting ambitious environmental goals and staying within planned budgets. We look forward to replicating this model of success in the Arab world. As part of this priority, we will leverage the Arab Future Cities Summit platform to showcase our smart city expertise to the region.”

According to the ‘Smart 2020’ report published by Accenture in 2011, the use of smart technologies in electrical grids, transport, shipping, buildings and industrial motors could reduce global emissions by 15 per cent by 2020 and save about US$900 billion a year in energy costs.

Arab Future Cities Summit attracted over 300 senior level executives to discuss the progress and future requirements for shaping smart cities across the Middle East. Connecting government authorities, developers, urban planners, investors, academics, and cutting-edge technologists, this event gives direction to sustainable city development across the MENA region and was a must-attend for key stakeholders committed to creating smarter cities.

More Information:

www.schneider-electric.com

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