Dear BICSI Global Members,

What a year it has been for BICSI Global! I am happy to have been able to share with you so many of the events we have held around the world in 2018. Recently, our President-Elect, Todd Taylor, RCDD, NTS, OSP, traveled throughout Asia to attend several BICSI events in Singapore, Japan, and the Philippines, speaking with our volunteers and members in the area. I have heard nothing but great feedback from these events!

As I mentioned in my last letter, the BICSI Board of Directors met in Puerto Rico for our annual Strategic Planning Session and Board Meeting. I am happy to report that one of the major advancements to come from the time we met together was the approval of the new Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Region. President Jeff Beavers, RCDD, OSP, CFHP, sent a letter out announcing the new Region earlier this week, and that same information is below in the Region Connection if you missed it.

I am looking forward to meeting with many of you at the upcoming Winter Conference in Orlando, Florida, USA, and I wish you all a safe and happy holiday season and new year!

Warm regards,

Rick Ciordia, PE, RCDD, DCDC, RTPM
BICSI Global Region Director

 

BICSI Announces New Europe, Middle East and Africa Region

BICSI is pleased to announce the creation of the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Region. Click here to read a letter from BICSI President Jeff Beavers, RCDD, OSP, CFHP, about this global milestone and what's to come for BICSI Global.

 

New Publication: 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 strucutred cabling! Click here to read more about this never-before-seen publication.

 

BICSI Becomes Accredited Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Provider

Exciting news! BICSI has been named a CPD provider by The CPD Certification Service. CPD hours are required by many professionals in the UK and internationally to demonstrate they are staying current with the latest in industry and professional trends, technologies, best practices, etc.

BICSI’s attainment as an accredited CPD provider will help to establish us even more so as the preeminent provider of information and communications technology (ICT) education. BICSI is currently listed on the CPD website in the Provider Directory. In the next several weeks, our courses will be added to their Course Catalog, and once completed, we will have Events added to the CPD site as well.

 

Seeking Global Writers for ICT Today

Contribute 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.

 

Calling All BICSI-Certified Installers and Technicians!

The application to participate in the 2019 BICSI Cabling Skills Challenge is now available—deadline to apply is December 14. Test your installation prowess and compete to win US $5,000 and title of BICSI Installer of the Year! Click here to learn more about the event.

 

Become a Sponsor for the Women in BICSI Scholarship

Every year Women in BICSI, a group dedicated to supporting women in the ICT industry, sponsors a female competitor in the BICSI Cabling Skills Challenge. Considering showing your support and donating to this great cause! Donate directly to the GoFundMe campaign or send an email to wib@bicsi.org to find out other ways to contribute.

 

Dear BICSI CALA District members,

We want to invite you to our 2019 BICSI CALA events and, as a preamble to the BICSI CALA activities, we will be convening a series of webinars that serve as a framework for the core topics of each conference. BICSI Global is always committed to the information and communications technology (ICT) sector, to update everyone with new industry information that will lead to a better-connected world. 

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 towards integral connectivity. We invite you to join us as an attendee or sponsor at our four major events in the area:

  • BICSI Day Guatemala - Todos Conectados
    21 February 2019 | Hotel Barceló Ciudad de Guatemala

  • Congreso BICSI CALA Mexico
    Tic Inteligente - Cómo la infraestructura digital está cambiando el mundo 
    22-23 May 2019 | Hotel Marriott Reforma - Ciudad de México

  • BICSI Day Peru
    22 August 2019 | Hotel Sonesta Olivar - Lima

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

For more information you can contact our project manager for CALA District events.

Margarita González
Email: congresobicsi@bicsi.org or projectmanager@congresobicsi.com
Tel: +57 3206748243

In the upcoming days we will have more information about these events on our websites: congresobicsi.com and bicsi.org. Thank you to everyone for your support of the CALA District and we hope to see you at one of our events.

Sincerely,
Betty Bezos, RCDD, DCDC, ESS, NTS, OSP
BICSI CALA District Chair

 

Check out a Report on Recent BICSI India District Events

BICSI India has held several successful events this year! Click here to read more about what attendees and exhibitors saw.


Event Recap: 2018 Japan District Conference & Exhibition

The annual conference was held on 22 November at the Sola City Conference Center in Tokyo. The event featured industry-leading speakers and sponsors, and welcomed more than 360 attendees, BICSI President-Elect Todd Taylor, RCDD, NTS, OSP, and BICSI Vice President of Global Development & Support, Paul Weintraub, RCDD, ESS, RTPM, TECH, CAE.

New to this conference was simultaneous translations of all presentations, a feature many attendees enjoyed and contributed to a successful exchange of ideas and best practices. As part of the exhibition, a cabling skills challenge was held. The winner received an expense-paid trip to Orlando, Florida, USA for the 2019 BICSI Winter Conference & Exhibition.

Plans are already underway for next year's conference, to be held 21 November. Stay tuned for more information!

General Announcements:

  • Second Tech Day is scheduled to take place in Tokyo later this month.
  • New RCDD and DCDC exams will be held in 2019. Stay tuned for more information.

 

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

 

Event Recap: Successful Conclusion of BICSI Korea Tech Day2018-Korea-Tech-Day

The 2018 Tech Day held on 20 November was a great success! Presentations were focused on the theme of "New Technology of ICT Infrastructure." The event was also featured in a local newspaper

Special thank you to Rui Takei, RCDD, DCDC, for his help at the BICSI booth and to the other volunteers that made this day a great success.

General Announcement:

  • Congratulations to Forrest Yoon, the district's newest BICSI Certified Trainer

 

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Event Recap: 2018 BICSI Southeast Asia District Singapore Conference & Exhibition

Dozens of ICT professionals gathered at Singapore's annual conference and exhibition on 26-27 November. This year's event was themed "Smart Innovations: Infrastructure to Empower Future Technologies" and attendees heard from local and international subject matter experts on key technology topics. Here is a special letter about the event from Garies Chong, RCDD, DCDC, BICSI Southeast Asia District Chair.

Greetings BICSI Southeast Asia District members!

This conference brought game-changing information to those involved in smart innovations in the information and communications technology (ICT) and data center environment. Attendees heard from industry experts on the latest technologies and standards in smart innovations, Internet of Things (IoT), data center and cabling infrastructure, all in just two days!

2018-SEA-Conference-Pic2We are excited that this conference attracted the attention and participation of not only the local speakers and delegates but also participants from the U. S., Europe, Japan, Philippines, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and Australia. We also wish to extend our appreciations and thanks to all the delegates, exhibitors, speakers and partners for their presence. Lastly, we thank the participants sincerely for taking the time to attend and wish them a very enjoyable, rewarding and tremendously positive experience of learning, sharing and networking.

Sincerely,

Garies Chong, RCDD, DCDC
BICSI Southeast Asia District Chair

 

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