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SWI organises a two day security conference in Delhi

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Delhi, Sep 20 &21 , 2012: Security Watch India (SWI) in collaboration with Raytheon, NEC, PHD Chamber of Commerce, India Safe, Global Energy Pvt. Ltd., Indian Eye Security, Intergraph, Thermo Scientific, BARCO and Delta organized a conference- Secure Cities IV at Hotel Le-Meridien, Delhi. Speakers like Mr. G.K. Pillai, IAS (Retd.), Former Home Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, India, Mr Bhagwan Shankar, IAS, Joint Secretary (Police Modernisation), Ministry of Home Affairs, Shri Shambhu Singh, IAS, Joint Secretary, Border Management, Ministry of Home Affairs Mr. Neeraj Kumar, IPS, Commissioner of Police, New Delhi, Shri P.M. Nair, IPS, Director General, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Shri Arun Choudhary, IPS, Special Director General, Central Industrial Security Force, Dr. Muzaffar Ahmad, Member, National Disaster Management Authority of India, Mr. Michael Dougherty, Director, Raytheon Homeland Security, Raytheon Company, Mr. Brian Seagrave, Vice President, Raytheon Homeland Security, Raytheon Company, Mr. Julian Kardos, Director, Intergraph Corporation Mr. Maroof Raza, Mentor, Security Watch India, Mr. Shyam Ratan Mehra, IPS (Retd.) Former Secretary Security, Government of India, Mr. Raghu Raman, CEO, Natgrid, Rear Admiral (ret) Joseph L. Nimmich, Director of Maritime Surveillance and Security, Raytheon Homeland Security, Ms Magdalene Tan, Sales Director (Public Safety), NEC Asia Pacific Pte Ltd US, Smt. Vijay Latha Reddy, IFS, Deputy National Security Advisor, Dr. Gulshan Rai, Director General, CERT-In, Government of India, Dr. Nirmaljeet Singh Kalsi, IAS, Joint Secretary (Police) – II, Ministry of Home Affairs, Dr. Kamlesh Bajaj, Chief Executive Officer, Data Security Council of India, Shri. A. K. Sharma, Director, Delhi Fire Services, Mr. Trey Sieger, International Business Development, Safety and Security, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Mr. A. Vinay Babu, Sr. Manager, Intergraph Security, Government & Infrastructure India graced the conference. A broad section of stake holders from across the spectrum participated in the conference.

There were deliberations on issues like:

• Enhancing Internal Security through Technological Innovation

• City Security & Mega City Policing with New Technologies

• Interoperable Communications for First Responders

• Training and Simulation: Preparing for Threats to Society

• New Technological and Training Requirements for Naxal Affected States and for Border Areas

• CIP & Maritime Security, Airports, Power Plants, Oil & Gas pipelines, Communication, etc

• Enhancing Critical Infrastructure Protection: Challenges and Technological Requirements for Enhanced Security

• Protecting India's Critical Cyber Security infrastructure

• Risk Resilience in Urban Communities: Key Challenges & Opportunities

• Improving Disaster Management: The Role of New Technology in Mitigation, Preparedness & Response

• Preparedness and Response for Implementing Better Safety & Security Before and After the Sudden Onset of Fire Disasters

Speaking at the conference, Mr. Raghu Raman, CEO, Natgrid said, “Data Analytics can help in detecting important patterns for more effective countering of terrorism by law enforcement agencies.” He also stated that he is happy with the pace of implementation of NATGRID

Mr. G.K. Pillai, Former Home Secretary, Govt. of India said, “Issues of crime and terror not only affect the affluent but also the poor who too need security. “

Mr. Bhagwan Shankar, IAS, Jt. Secy., Police Modernisation, MHA said, ‘In the next five years Police modernization in India would se

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