Revealed: The top 50 influencers in security & fire 2017

After extensive consultation with a panel of judges from across the industry, we are delighted to reveal our roll call of the Top 50 influencers in security & fire 2017 in association with the BSIA. You can meet and greet with some of the 50 influencers over drinks at IFSEC International 2017. This networking event takes place between 14:30-15:30 in the Security Management Theatre on day three, 22 June.

IFSEC takes place at London ExCeL between 20-22 June 2017. Get your free badge now. The BSIA is also celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. It s a trio of 50s because we ve also designed the graphic below featuring all influencers based on the cover of the Beatles seminal Sgt. Pepper s Lonely Hearts Club Band album, which also celebrated its 50 th anniversary last month. This year the influencers are broken down into categories for the first time. We ve also added a special lifetime of influence tribute in recognition of the enormous contribution to the industry of Mike Tennent, founder of Tavcom Training, who sadly passed away last month. Click on you categories of interest below to find out who made the grade: Lifetime of influence tribute: Mike Tennent, Tavcom Training Security manufacturers/service providers Security management, education and thought leadership (UK and international) Cybersecurity (UK and international) Fire safety Installer/integrator excellence This year we revamped the process, only permitting nominations with explanations not votes this time round. An expert judging panel then rated nominations based on the nominations persuasiveness and their own knowledge about the nominee.

Judges also submitted their own nominations, which were similarly rated by other judges. In addition to the 50 influencers, there is an added category for installers, defined by excellence rather than influence. How do we define influential? This was anyone: Who has played a key role in driving technological innovation Who has been a driving force in changing regulation , standards/guidance or best practice Someone whose insights/opinions are widely respected and which are influential in shaping debate around industry issues Someone who has been instrumental in the success of the organisation or business they lead or are employed by Someone who has helped to raise the industry s profile or been an influential voice in the national media Our judges will be instructed to consider the nominees influence over the past five years, but to give greater weight to more recent achievements. Installers (fire and security) The criteria for installers was slightly different, being an individual not a company who has done some or all of the following: Consistently provided exceptional customer service Delivered a particular project, or many projects , to exceptionally high standards Been an innovator (eg, cutting average installation times/costs through adoption of new tech or change of process) Played a pivotal role in the success of their company (whether that is growing revenues, market share or reputation for excellence) Played a pivotal role in their company s diversification into new markets (eg IP, home automation, fire, etc) Visit Europe s only large-scale security event in 2017 IFSEC International is taking place at Excel London, 20 22 June 2017, here are 5 reasons you should attend: Exclusive hands-on access to over 10,000 brand new security solutions Network with over 27,000 security professionals Discounts of up to 30% exclusively for IFSEC 150 hours of seminars, workshops and keynote speeches A 1-2-1 meetings service to pre-book face to face meetings.

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