Self-Nomination for the BICSI Board of Directors is Open

Are you ready to make a difference and give back to the industry? Consider nominating yourself for a position on the 2020-22 BICSI Board of Directors before 1 June! This year, the positions that are up for election are:

  • President-Elect
  • Treasurer
  • Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Region Director (NEW position)
  • U.S. North-Central Region Director
  • U.S. Northeast Region Director

Applications will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) on Friday, 31 May 2019. Click here to learn more.

Become Certified as a Data Center Design Consultant (DCDC)

Holding a DCDC certification can lead to a successful career in the telecommunications industry and the path detailed by BICSI will provide standards and best practices to improve every project within this rapidly growing field. Check out the entire certification process here and get closer to becoming a DCDC today!

ANSI/BICSI 002-2019, Data Center Design and Implementation Best Practices is Coming this Spring

002_standard-updatedOne of BICSI's international best-selling standards, ANSI/BICSI 002-2019, Data Center Design and Implementation Best Practices, will be available next month. This standard, written by industry professionals from all ICT disciplines, not only lists what a data center requires but also provides ample recommendations on the best methods of implementing design fulfillment. More information will be available shortly, so don't forget to check back for more details here.

Data Center Projects Reference Guide is Coming Soon

Be on the lookout for Essentials of Data Center Projects (EDCP), 1st edition, BICSI's quick, yet holistic reference guide of the overall data center project, from conceptualization to planning, implementation, and project closeout. Slated for release in May, EDCP will be available for purchase on the BICSI website here.

Get Ready for BICSI 009-2019, Data Center Operations and Maintenance Best Practices

BICSI009-2019The wait for BICSI 009-2019 is almost over. With new revisions, content and frequently given answers, this highly anticipated guide for data center operations and maintenance is packed with the latest knowledge. A range of topics are covered, such as emergency operations, security, commissioning, maintenance and more! Be on the lookout for this first-of-its kind ANS DC Operations standard, coming this May. Click here to view our current standards.

More Options With BICSI CONNECT—See the Latest Classes Below

BICSI CONNECT is your all-inclusive online resource for all of your ICT training needs. Access online learning resources such as Academy Instructor-Led (ILT) courses, earn CECs and more! Check out some of the most recently added courses below:

  • Network Storage and Security
  • Remote Access, Virtualization and Network Services
  • Data Center Networks
  • IPv6 Fundamentals: The New Age of Internet Protocol Addresses
  • Are You Ready for the Internet of Things (IoT) to Change Our Buildings?
  • Safety and Performance Implications of Counterfeit Cables

See what else we have available here.

ICT Installation Field Guide, Volume 1 - General Cabling

Designed with cabling installers and technicians in mind, the new ICT Installation Field Guide, Volume 1 - General Cabling is a quick reference for all things cabling. Click here to read more about this never-before-seen publication.

Seeking Global Writers for ICT Today

ICT Today Mar_Apr 19_CoverContribute to BICSI's bimonthly journal, ICT Today, with relevant articles from around the world. Please consider sharing your technical expertise and insight so that readers in every BICSI District and Region find useful content to help them learn and grow within their unique ICT community. Experienced ICT professionals are encouraged to submit vendor-neutral, timely and authoritative articles related to ICT design and installation practices and solutions. Send your article ideas to icttodayeditor@bicsi.org.

Corporate On-site Training

Want to get ahead of the competition by having your staff fully trained and certified by BICSI? Now you can while keeping convenience and efficiency in mind with BICSI on-site training! Students can receive the same first-rate education that BICSI offers in the classroom while remaining in the office the entire time. Save time, money and travel. Click here to find out how.

Need BICSI CECs?

BICSI Learning Academy offers several ways to earn continuing education credits (CECs) toward renewing your BICSI credential, including:

 


CALA District Appoints New Country Chair

Congratulations to Miguelangel Ochoa, RCDD, Costa Rica's new Country Chair. 

Costa Rica Country Chair

Please feel free to direct any questions to mochoa@bicsi.org.

More BICSI CALA Technical Webinars on the Way

An engaging new ICT Technical Webinar presented by the BICSI CALA District is launching next month. Don't miss Centros de Cómputo Optimizados, presented by Osmo Kuusisto on 8 May 2019. Learn informative technical content in a convenient way. Classes will be held in Spanish as well.

Osmo Kuusisto

Register here to join Osmo Kuusisto on 8 May.

BICSI CALA México Congress & Exhibition and other Upcoming 2019 BICSI CALA Events

Don't miss out on 2019 BICSI CALA events. These conferences will have academic agendas and exhibit halls where you will find the latest trends, new solutions, and best practices and standards that are a must in today’s industry to lead the modern world toward integral connectivity. We invite you to join us as an attendee or sponsor at our three major events in the area:

  • BICSI CALA México Congress & Exhibition
    TIC Inteligente - Cómo la infraestructura digital está cambiando el mundo 
    22-23 May 2019 | Hotel Marriott Reforma - Ciudad de México, México

  • BICSI Day Perú
    Conectando el Futuro al Mundo de la Tecnología
    22 August 2019 | Hotel Sonesta Olivar - Lima, Perú

  • BICSI CALA Puerto Rico
    7 November 2019 | Colegio de Ingenieros y Agrimensores de Puerto Rico (CIAPR) | San Juan, Puerto Rico

For more information about these events visit our websites: congresobicsi.com and bicsi.org.

Congratulations to our Newest Credential Holder

Hard work goes a long way! See who has achieved the latest BICSI credentials in the region below:

NameCredential Achieved
Ryan StearnsTECH

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BICSI's India District Conference & Exhibition was a Success!

On 12 April, the BICSI India District Conference & Exhibition provided another platform for participants to learn from ICT community experts and to network with peers. With over 400 delegates and a large number of exhibitors, attendees ranged from End-users, System Integrators, Installers, Consultants, Distributors, OEMs from the Information & Communications Technology (ICT) community, Members of BICSI and other ICT Industry Associations in India. Besides a large emphasis on voice, data and audio-video applications, this year's topics also consisted of:

  • Life safety and automation systems
  • Electronic safety & security
  • Integration and installation of pathways
  • Fibre and copper-based distribution systems
  • Design
  • And much more!

With opening remarks given by Paul Weintraub, RCDD, RTPM, ESS, CAE, Vice President of Global Development & Support, along with a welcome address by Ninad Desai, RCDD, NTS, CT, India District Chair, the conference started off strong with engaging ICT content and lasted throughout the day. See all of the highlights here.

If you couldn't make it to Mumbai, a second event will be held at the Shangri-La Hotel in Nagar, Bengaluru on 20 September 2019. See all of the details here.

Congratulations to our Newest Credential Holders

Hard work goes a long way! See who has achieved the latest BICSI credentials in the region below:

NameCredential Achieved
Karthikeyan Raman PillaiRCDD®
Prudhvi Kanth ChittaRCDD®


2019 Japan District Conference & Exhibition Update During "Reiwa"

BICSI Japan has started the month of April under a new era, “Reiwa” and with the beautiful season of cherry blossom.

Also, the Cabling Skills Challenges officially started this month with 10 registered candidates. BICSI Japan decided not to limit the challenge to a single competition but will focus on providing comprehensive training to all participants from the month of April through November. Selected trainers will share their knowledge on all the latest technologies and standards.

Candidature for the sponsorship of the conference also started this month with the presentation of the updated “Guide for Sponsorship.” New levels of options have been presented to better adapt to partners' needs and provide better opportunities of visibility. BICSI Japan keeps expanding their global network by visiting other BICSI conferences from the South Pacific to the Middle East.

BICSI Japan District Chair, Katsuji Furuichi and board member, Rui Takei visited the MEA Conference & Exhibition in Dubai, while board member, Gaetan Devolder, visited Auckland. Sharing experiences and learning best practices from other board volunteers has been a strategy of BICSI Japan to always try to improve its visibility in the Japan IT community.

Upcoming Events in the District

External Events:

BICSI Japan will have a booth at events hosted by Sun Telephone Co., Ltd. in cities around Japan. The schedule is as follows:

  • 15 May: Okinawa (Naha)
  • 22 May: Nagoya
  • 29-30 May: Osaka
  • 28 June: Hiroshima
  • 3 July: Fukuoka

BICSI Japan will also be participating in the Fiber Optics Expo (FOE), the largest optical fiber industry exhibition in Japan on 17-19 July in Tokyo.

Another event we plan on attending in July is the JApan Network Operators' Group (JANOG) in Kobe city.

Global Events:

We hope we can meet and show new information, including the translation of ANSI/BICSI 002-2019 and BICSI 009-2019 into Japanese.

General Announcements:

New RCDD and DCDC exams will be held on 29 June in Tokyo.

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Mainland Europe District Appoints New Country Chair

A new Country Chair has been appointed in the district. Congratulations to Vladyslav Ritskyi, Ukraine's new Country Chair on his new role.

Ukraine Country Chair

Please feel free to direct any questions to vritskyi@bicsi.org.

BICSI will be at the Datacenter Forum Romania 2019

BICSI is proud to participate once again in the Datacenter Forum in Romania on 8 May 2019. This annual event is only in its third year, but it has already established itself as the largest event in Romania dedicated to the data center industry and is one of the most appreciated events in South Eastern Europe. The international event is held at the Willbrook Platinum Center in Bucharest with the presentations taking place in English.

We will have a booth, as well as a presentation covering the European and international data center standards and ANSI/BICSI 002. BICSI Mainland Europe District Chair, Gautier Humbert, will be the speaker of this presentation. Gautier is a member of multiple standards workgroups including CENELEC TC215 WG1, WG2 and WG3. We hope to see many of our members there.

Journée BICSI France à Lyon

BICSI France annonce la tenue d’une journée dédiée au SMART BUILDING à LYON le 20 Juin 2019. Cette journée permettra aux visiteurs de découvrir les nouvelles avancées technologiques et leurs avantages sur l’environnement dans le domaine du SMART BUILDING.
Qu’est-ce qu’un Bâtiment Intelligent ? Venez apprendre et échanger sur ce sujet.

Nous répondrons à cette question en listant les fonctions qui sont attendues pour qu’en bâtiment devienne ou puisse être qualifié d’ « intelligent ».

A cette occasion nous présenterons plusieurs solutions techniques pour avancer sur des thèmes et enjeux majeurs de notre société d’aujourd’hui et demain tels que :

  • Les économies d’énergie
  • La sécurisation des bâtiments
  • Les fonctionnalités (GTB, éclairage de sécurité, détection incendie, accueil des visiteurs, mise à disposition des différents médias (internet, télévision, wifi, etc.)
  • Les supports de transmission (câblages cuivre et fibre optique)
  • Et bien évidemment le PoE qui est le sujet phare du moment.

Veuillez, suivre ce lien pour vous inscrire et n’hésitez pas à nous contacter directement si vous avez des questions précises sur ce sujet afin de pouvoir préparer des réponses précises et vous les apporter lors de cette journée.

Datacloud Global Congress & Awards 2019 in Monaco

BICSI will be in Monaco for the Datacloud Global Congress & Awards 2019 on 4-6 June. Join us at to learn more about the latest ICT trends as well as about new BICSI publications.

The informative conference agenda will focus on relevant topics including Edge; 5G; and data center design, technologies, upgrades and hyperscale to micro data centers among other topics. Recognized experts in each field will present on these topics. See programme details here.

BICSI will bring its qualifying training, design assistance documents and technical days in the region to present new technologies and how to implement them. For sponsorship information, please visit this link.

Datacloud Monaco en Français

Nous serons à Monaco pour le salon Datacloud Congress 2019 les 4, 5 et 6 juin prochain. Venez à cette occasion découvrir les nouveaux documents écrit par le BICSI.

Avec un programme de conférences sur des sujets d’actualité : le EDGE, la 5G, les data centers (design, technologies, upgrades, hyperscale to micro data centers, etc). animées par des experts reconnus dans chaque domaine. Voir les détails du programme ici.

Le BICSI apporte ses formations qualifiantes, des documents d’aide au design dont la pertinence n’est plus à démontrer, des journées techniques en région pour présenter les nouvelles technologies et comment les mettre en œuvre.

You're Invited! Register to Attend Upcoming Events in the District

Join BICSI at the following locations:

Congratulations to our Newest Credential Holder

Hard work goes a long way! See who has achieved the latest BICSI credentials in the region below:

NameCredential Achieved
Edmond DoveTECH

 


Global ICT/ELV Professionals Meet in Dubai for MEA Conference & Exhibition

The 2019 Middle East & Africa Conference & Exhibition at the Dubai World Trade Centre has just wrapped up and was an international success. With delegates, speakers and exhibitors in attendance from all around the world, the MEA Conference was a global industry platform for invaluable networking and ICT/ELV knowledge attainment. A few conference highlights include technology-focused presentations on ICT infrastructure systems by top experts, the latest technology solutions in the Exhibit Hall, and an engaging Panel Discussion on the future of ICT integration. A special thank you to our speakers, attendees, exhibitors and to all who contributed to the great success of the MEA Conference & Exhibition.

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You're Invited! Register to Attend Upcoming Events in the District

Congratulations to our Newest Credential Holders

Hard work goes a long way! See who has achieved the latest BICSI credentials in the region below:

NameCredential Achieved
Ahmed Ali Abdel AleemOSP™
Anish Neelgagan RavindranRCDD®
Farhazuddin Adeeb ShaikDCDC®
Mohamed ShafeyOSP™
Moutasim MousaadOSP™
Olaoluwa FamakinwaRCDD®
Rodel LajadaRCDD®
Syed OmairRCDD®
Vaisak SundarRCDD®

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Setting the Standards at the New Zealand 2019 Conference & Exhibition

BICSI South Pacific hosted its annual conference in New Zealand on 9 April at the Ellerslie Event Centre in Auckland. A total of 354 technology professionals attended the New Zealand 2019 Conference to learn about the latest in Smart Buildings, Smart Cities, the Internet of Things (IoT), building services, telecommunications and information technology. Attendees consisted of end users, designers, integrators, installers, suppliers, service providers and other building services/ICT professionals. BICSI South Pacific’s next conference will be in Sydney, Australia, on 26-28 November 2019.

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New District Secretary Appointed in UK & Ireland

A new District Secretary has recently been appointed. Congratulations to Richard King on his new position.

UK & Ireland Secretary Richard King

Please feel free to direct any questions to rking@bicsi.org.

UK & Ireland Conference is 12 June

Get ready for the next big event taking place in the city of London, England on 12 June. Creating the Network Infrastructure Connecting Tomorrows World, is BICSI's annual conference event for the UK & Ireland District. This conference mainly targets buyers and decision makers seeking information on products, services and solutions that can assist with benefiting the company, team members and individuals. Although registration is not open as of yet, sponsorships are currently available. Visit our conference website here for more details.

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