BICSI CALA’s Peru Country Chair Cristian Reyes and Peru Country Secretary Rosalia Zarate assisted the Peruvian Government in creating and recently approving a complete set of standards related to data center design. Utilizing ANSI/BICSI 002-2019, Data Center Design and Implementation Best Practices, the local team contributed their expertise and knowledge to the process. BICSI congratulates the government of Peru on this milestone, framed within their effort to assist in Peru’s successful digital transformation.
During BICSI Day Costa Rica, a full day of rich, ICT knowledge transfer and networking was planned in San José. ICT professionals from around the globe attended to share their experiences in new generations of Power over Ethernet (PoE), new data center technologies and standards, Wi-Fi best practices and more! The BICSI CALA District, guided by Costa Rica Country Chair Miguelangel Ochoa, RCDD, organized the event with close to 20 sponsors. Besides many attendees, this successful event brought forth a lot of networking and ICT knowledge for all. Thank you to everyone that made this event possible!
Reserve la fecha: (Save the date:) 2020 BICSI CALA Colombia Congress & Commercial Exhibition has Moved to October
With the 11th annual BICSI CALA Colombia Congress and Commercial Exhibition approaching fast, BICSI CALA is preparing to for a lot of excitement to come. More than 1,500 ICT professionals are expected to come together to enjoy academic talks and professional networking, as well as an Exhibit Hall filled with 30 sponsors and counting. Some of the topics to be addressed include structured cabling standards, artificial intelligence, digital convergence, smart buildings and 5G network development. For more information regarding sponsorships and delegate registration, please visit: congresobicsi.com and select Colombia.
BICSI Day Ecuador was very eventful and packed with a lot of ICT knowledge. BICSI Ecuador Country Chair, Daniel Faour, opened the event and many presentations including topics such as hyper scale data centers, 5G, the next generation of PoE and fiber optical certification were touched upon after. A lively panel discussion also drew in attention from attendees toward the end of the event. Overall, BICSI Day Ecuador was a success and BICSI CALA is thankful to all who attended, volunteered, exhibited, sponsored, presented and contributed toward this notable event.
Don't miss out on 2020 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 the following events in the area:
- CALA Colombia Congress & Exhibition
28-29 October | Bogotá, Colombia
Although the 2020 BICSI India Conference in Mumbai, has been postponed, the BICSI India District Conference & Exhibition in Bengaluru will be happening 18 September 2020. The BICSI India District Conference & Exhibition in New Delhi is also still scheduled for 4 December 2020. A wide range of ICT industry-related topics will be presented and many experts from around the globe are anticipated to be in attendance.
Stay on top of the latest conference updates from the BICSI India District here.
The 2019 Japan Conference & Exhibition, held on 21 November at the Sola City Conference Center in Chiyoda City, Tokyo, focused on ICT information and transmission system technology and had a large lineup of expert speakers from various verticals. With the support of exhibitors and sponsors, the event exceeded the participant level of last year and the number of visitors increased. The Cabling Skills Challenge, which was prepped for about half a year, was also held during the conference.
The agenda included many topics such as technologies and standards driving the evolution of smart cities, buildings and infrastructures. The conference also presented invaluable networking opportunities and the ability to obtain continuing education credits (CECs) for credentials.
With the help of our many sponsors and exhibitors, the Japan District Conference was filled with many interesting companies from various locations around the globe. The event also received support from many public institutions. In particular, the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA) is the largest industrial organization and also creates standards in Japan. The JApan Network Operators' Group (JANOG) is an organization of network operators that we were also happy to have associated with our event.
The outline of the event is as follows:
- Event date: 21 November 2019 (9:00 – 18:00)
- Event venue: Sola City Conference Center (2nd Floor, 4-6 Kanda Surugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
- Visitors: 410 (49 additional compared to 2019)
- Total number of sponsors: 34
- Platinum sponsors: 1
- Gold+ sponsors: 1
- Gold sponsors: 1
- Silver+ sponsors: 2
- Silver sponsors: 20
- Bronze sponsors: 4
- Other sponsors: 12
- Supporting associations: 4
- Number of booths: 34
- Presentations/lectures: 8 sessions
- Cabling Skills Challenge
During the Cabling Skills Challenge, there were 10 challengers and the winner of the event was Mr. Yumi (ASE-Net co., ltd.). Congratulations to our winner and a special thanks to all who have participated. Following the Cabling Skills Challenge, the conference closed with a VIP Reception Party and networking event.
In preparation for the 2020 Japan District Conference & Exhibition, we will reflect on the points of improvement in 2019 and exchange opinions to increase the number of sponsoring companies, improve profitability and increase the number of visitors toward the 2020 conference.
Thank you to all who have helped make this event possible!
Due to the amount of participation in both external and internal events, training, seminars, meetings, exhibitions and conferences, it has been a very eventful time in the district. Each effort contributed to BICSI Japan's growth and expansion and we appreciate all who were a part of the success. We have joined in on a lot of events during the last couple of months of 2019 and have more to come in 2020. See below for some of the recent happenings and upcoming events in the Japan District will be participating in:
- Interop 2020
21-24 September | Austin, Texas
- 2020 BICSI Japan Conference & Exhibition
25 November| Tokyo, Japan
Recent Events Attended:
- 5 November 2019: Monthly District Meeting
- 15 November 2019: BICSI Day South Korea
- 25-26 November 2019: BICSI Southeast Asia Conference & Exhibition
- 26-28 November 2019: BICSI South Pacific Conference & Exhibition
- 11 December 2019: Monthly District Meeting
- 4 December 2019: Data Center Innovation Forum
- 21 January 2020: Conference Sponsors Exchange Meeting
- 15 January 2020: Monthly District Meeting
- 23 January 2020: Optical Fiber Training provided by FLUKE Networks
For more information, please visit our district website here.
- Japan has a new RCDD® and a DCDC™ in the District. Congratulations on the achievements!
- Upcoming RCDD and DCDC exams are scheduled for 1 November 2020
- Coming soon! ANSI/BICSI 002-2019 and BICSI 009-2019 in Japanese
UPDATE: 2020 EMEA Conference & Exhibition Moved to 6-8 September
Join BICSI to learn about the latest developments on 5G networks, data centers, PoE applications and standards, smart cities, buildings and infrastructure, wireless technologies, AV over IP, IoT, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and more! Don’t miss informative Masterclasses and your chance to network with ICT professionals from around the globe. Register here today.
The EMEA Region hosted three events that made positive strides in the ICT/ELV industry. With subject matter inclusive of edge datacentres, digital electricity, LAN and IT infrastructure, power over ethernet (PoE), MTDCs and more, attendees had a lot to take in. With informative educational sessions, BICSI CECs / CPDS and plenty of networking opportunities, all BICSI Technical Seminars were highly regarded by attendees. The educational seminars were held during the dates below at the following locations:
- 27 January 2020 – Mannai Corporation | Doha, Qatar
- 29 January 2020 – Crowne Plaza Muscat | Muscat, Oman
- 20 February 2020 – The Westin City Centre Bahrain| Manama, Bahrain
Thank you to all who have attended and made the events a success!
More than 100 attendees registered for the event and showed a great deal of support for BICSI. Presentation topics included high-speed migration, photovoltaic systems, the Digital Age, ICT and data center trends, and corporate culture.
Thank you to BICSI Vietnam Country Chair Nguyen Tan Kiet and his team for their time and effort in making this a successful and memorable event. We also appreciate the event sponsors for their contributions and support. BICSI Day Vietnam marks a new beginning in which attendees and community members are starting to realize the benefits and advantages of BICSI in their community. BICSI Southeast Asia is pleased with the progress being made in understanding Vietnam’s culture and community spirit, which is helping BICSI form a foundation in Vietnam. We look forward to the next BICSI event in Vietnam. .
Take a look at the event photos below:
Mark Your Calendars! Plan Ahead to Attend These Upcoming Events in the Southeast Asia District
Join BICSI at the following locations:
- 2020 Southeast Asia Conference & Exhibition (Rescheduled from 23-24 April)
1-2 December | Singapore
The the 2020 BICSI South Pacific Conference & Exhibition on 5 May 2020 has been postponed. No further details are available as of yet; however, you can stay informed by visiting the conference website at: bicsiconference.com.au.
Carol Everett Oliver, RCDD, DCDC, ESS, has been elected by the BICSI membership to the position of BICSI President-Elect. By becoming President-Elect Carol has vacated the position of BICSI Secretary. The BICSI Board has appointed current Global Region Director Rick Ciordia, PE, RCDD, DCDC, RTPM, CT to serve out the final year of Carol's term as BICSI Secretary. In addition, the BICSI Board has appointed BICSI CALA District Chair Betty Bezos, RCDD, DCDC, ESS, NTS, OSP to serve out the final year of Rick's term as Global Region Director. Congratulations to all on their new roles.
With more than 30 educational sessions and nearly 170 exhibitors, the 2020 BICSI Fall Conference & Exhibition in Tampa, Florida was a success! Running from 9-13 February, the conference incorporated a wide range of topics including 5G; data centers; PoE (Power over Ethernet); smart cities; the Internet of Things (IoT); AV; wireless and distributed antenna systems (DAS); building automation; passive optical networks (PON) and more.
In addition to the packed Exhibit Hall and information-rich sessions, the conference included a powerful opening panel discussion, the induction of the 2020 Board of Directors, the 2020 BICSI Cabling Skills Challenge, annual Awards Banquet and a donation to the BICSI Cares charity. Thanks to all who attended and made the conference possible. If you did not have the chance to go to the event, see the highlights from the conference by clicking the image at the top right.
On 27 September-1 October 1, BICSI is heading to Las Vegas Nevada to host the 2020 Fall Conference & Exhibition at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Convention Center. This conference promises a multitude of ICT-focused topics and exciting presentations. Be the first to know when registration is open by signing up for a registration alert here.
BICSI released the 14th edition of the Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual (TDMM). Over the years, this award-winning manual has been the blueprint for cabling design and has helped certify more than 10,000 Registered Communications Distribution Designer® (RCDD®) credential holders. Besides providing an in-depth reference on standards and codes, the TDMM is filled with the latest technologies and design methods for the ever-evolving ICT industry. Order yours here.
The third volume of the ICT Installation Practices Field Guide has just been released. This convenient reference document provides guidance on in-the-field optical fiber cabling installation and maintenance techniques based on applicable codes, standards and industry best practices. This pocket-sized guide is perfect to have as a quick reference for ICT and low-voltage cabling installers and technicians in the field. Click here to find out more and purchase yours today.
As you may know, BICSI has revised the Data Center Design Consultant™ (DCDC™) program. As part of this exciting DCDC overhaul, many areas of the program were revisited and updated to stay up-to-par with the changing times.Most recently, BICSI released a revised DC101 self-paced course and Data Center Flash Cards as the newest additions to BICSI’s international DCDC Program. See a short video about the revised course here.
- DC101: Introduction to Data Center Design – Updated!
- DC102: Applied Data Center Design and Best Practices Training Course
- Data Center Flash Cards – New!
- Data Center Design Consultant (DCDC) Credential Exam
- ANSI/BICSI 002-2019, Data Center Design and Implementation Best Practices Standard – Released May 2019
- BICSI 009-2019, Data Center Operations and Maintenance Best Practices Standard – Released May 2019
- Essentials of Data Center Projects (EDCP), 1st edition Manual – Released May 2019
Do you or someone you know want to share their passion for BICSI and the ICT community, and be featured as a brand ambassador in BICSI promotional materials? BICSI is seeking members, credential holders and individuals who want to show their ICT industry pride by sharing a picture and story. Submitted entries will have a chance to be featured on bicsi.org, in BICSI advertising campaigns, social media posts and more! Click here for more details.
Need flexibility to enhance your ICT knowledge? The BICSI CONNECT Online Learning Portal is your answer! BICSI CONNECT is continuously adding new courses and is your gateway to take self-paced training. With innovative material from RCDD test prep courses to pre-written test prep flash cards, these convenient options are well worth the investment. Academy Instructor-Led (ILT) courses and opportunities to earn CECs are also available. See what else is offered here.
Contribute to BICSI's quarterly 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
BICSI Learning Academy offers several ways to earn continuing education credits (CECs) toward renewing your BICSI credential, including:
- Virtual Instructor-led Training
- BICSI CONNECT Online Training
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- Regional Events
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