Global Region CONNECTION

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Dear BICSI Global Members,

As I write this, I am attending the BICSI Board of Directors Strategic Planning Session in my home island of Puerto Rico. This is one of the most important activities for the Board. The strategy and direction set at the Board Strategic Planning meeting will be compiled after this meeting and presented to the membership through a webinar as usual, typically in the March/April timeframe of the following year. 

BICSI Global has been actively working with our volunteers to plan events around the world. I hope you will consider joining us at some of these events. You will find a detailed listing of upcoming conferences in this issue and on our website at bicsi.org/global

Finally, we are providing you with a recap of several events held in this issue. I am always looking for feedback on how we can make these events better for you, so if you happened to attend a conference and would like to provide some insight on what you learned or how we can improve next year, please send me an email at rciordia@bicsi.org. You can also send me anything you would like to share with the rest of your Global Region—an event, an accomplishment, or anything else—so we can include it in a future issue. 

Thank you all for your support of the BICSI Global Region—I hope to see you at a future event!

Warm regards,

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

 

BICSI Welcomes TIA Smart Buildings Program Director to Asia Conferences

Esteemed presenter Limor Schafman, Esq. – Director, Smart Buildings Programs at Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), will present at three upcoming conferences:

"Powering Digital Transformation in Smart Cities—The Role of Smart Buildings"

The presentation will cover:

  • The macro-challenges facing communities today.
  • The need for a common connected platform and language for smart community development.
  • A technology review of smart building and smart city platform use cases.
  • How community and industry leaders can collaborate to build smart communities of the future, today.
  • An overview of TIA's smart buildings and communities program and exploration of how BICSI and TIA are collaborating together.

About Limor
Limor Schafman has international expertise as an attorney, market strategist, entrepreneur, innovator, blogger, speaker and moderator. Currently she’s working with communications and connectivity members of TIA, as well as real estate and building systems companies, and municipal leaders, developing the Smart Buildings Program. As an integral part and microcosm of Smart Communities, developing market understanding, frameworks, specifications and standards for intelligent real property that serves the needs of both the communications and real property ecosystems, can be an avenue to accelerate Smart Community development.

Limor received her Juris Doctorate from Boston University School of Law; Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania; and Executive Program Business degree from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. She is a non-practicing member of the California, Massachusetts and New York state bars.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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INICTEL-UNI: Training Beyond Borders

The ICT labor market transcends geographical borders, particularly in South America. Many Peruvian professionals work in other countries, and in recent years, we have seen an increased migration of foreign professionals to Peru. The INICTEL-UNI seeks to address this change by reducing the technology gap and presenting efficient solutions in training and research.

The National Telecommunications Research and Training Institute (INICTEL) was founded on April 13, 1973. In August 17, 2006, it merged with the National University of Engineering, becoming INICTEL-UNI. Since its creation, the organization has promoted the advancement of telecommunications in Peru through training and development, project execution and research. The purpose of INICTEL-UNI is to promote the efficient, intensive and inclusive use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), as well as to improve access to and demand in technological innovation.

The Institute houses the ITU Americas Region Excellence Center, the CITEL-OEA Center of Excellence, the Furukawa Electric Authorized Training Center, and Cisco Local Academy. Most importantly for BICSI, since January 2018, the Institute has been the first BICSI Authorized Design Training Provider (ADTP) in Peru. The BICSI courses are offered for professionals who seek to maintain or enhance their competitive edge through obtaining global certifications such as those that BICSI offers.

The following courses will soon be offered:

 

In Spanish: INICTEL-UNI: CAPACITACIÓN QUE TRASCIENDE FRONTERAS

El mercado laboral en el campo de las TICs trasciende las fronteras geográficas, sobretodo en Sudamérica. Es así que, considerando que profesionales peruanos trabajan en otros países y en los últimos años se vienen presentando una evidente migración de profesionales extranjeros al Perú, el INICTEL-UNI busca reducir la brecha tecnológica y presenta soluciones eficientes en capacitación e investigación para este cambio.

El Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Capacitación de Telecomunicaciones – INICTEL inició sus actividades el 13 de abril de 1973 y desde el 17 de agosto del 2006 se fusionó a la Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, deviniendo en INICTEL-UNI. Desde su creación, promueve el desarrollo de las telecomunicaciones en el Perú a través de la capacitación, desarrollo de estudios, ejecución de proyectos e investigación.

El INICTEL-UNI tiene como propósito el fomentar el uso eficiente, intensivo e inclusivo de las Tecnologías de Información y Comunicaciones (TICs), así como mejorar el dinamismo de la oferta y demanda de profesionales o servicios especializados de innovación tecnológica.

Es así como el instituto alberga el Centro de Excelencia UIT Región Américas, en la esfera prioritaria de acceso a la banda ancha, el Centro de Excelencia de CITEL-OEA y el Centro de Capacitación Autorizado Furukawa Electric. Asimismo, INICTEL-UNI es Centro de Soporte, Centro de Entrenamiento de Instructores y Academia Local CISCO.
Nuestra institución ha coorganizado los tres primeros Congresos BICSI CALA PERU del 2016 al 2018 en su sede de Lima donde participan ponentes, expositores y asistentes nacionales e internacionales. Además, desde enero de 2018 albergamos la primera Academia Autorizada (ADTP) BICSI en Perú.

Próximamente ofreceremos los cursos:

  • DC 102 Diseño de Data Center y Mejores Prácticas
  • PM 102 Gestión de Proyectos de Telecomunicaciones

En este contexto, los profesionales en general que buscan mantener su competitividad en el mercado laboral sudamericano, requieren acceder a las certificaciones internacionales que garantizan a las organizaciones su preparación para asumir cargos de responsabilidad. Nuestra institución pone a su servicio todas las plataformas de atención para mayor información sobre los cursos de certificación.

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Event Recap: Puerto Rico Conference Draws Hundreds of ICT Professionals to San Juan

2018-PR-CONF-WNWIDThe 2018 BICSI CALA District Puerto Rico Conferences & Exhibition took place on
1 November from 08:30-19:00 at the Colegio de Ingenieros y Agrimensores de Puerto Rico (CIAPR) in San Juan. CIAPR and their Instituto de Ingenieros Electricistas (IEE) have graciously allowed BICSI use of their facilities to host the event for many years.

Global Region Director Honorico “Rick” Ciordia, PE, RCDD, DCDC, RTPM, CT, opened the conference and then turned  it over to Karl Rosenberg of Extron Electronics, who delivered the first technical presentation of the morning, titled, “When A Network is No Longer Just a Network: Merging AV and Networking Infrastructure,” which was followed by “Leveraging Low-Voltage Infrastructure to Deploy Intelligent Building Technologies and Lower Capital Expenditure, While Enhancing Operations, Sustainability and Occupant Experience” by Bob Allen from SIEMON.

2018-PR-CONF-VolunteersPrior to the morning break, Rick, along with CALA District Chair Betty Bezos, PE, RCDD, DCDC, ESS, NTS, OSP, PMP, and Puerto Rico Country Chair, Ramon Arce, took a few moments to recognize Professor Luis Canuleas from Miguel Such Vocational High School in San Juan. Professor Canuelas has brought many students to the BICSI Puerto Rico Conference over the years and has played a vital role in educating the next generation of ICT professionals in the area. Professor Canuelas was presented with an award for his efforts.

The morning continued with “Solving for the Dilemma of More” by Brian Davis of Corning and “Network Infrastructure Challenges” by Luis Solana of MaxCell. After lunch, Rick invited all the sponsors to give 2-minute “What’s New, What’s It Do?” presentations.

The afternoon’s technical presentations were “The Future of DC Fiber Optics” by Juan Carlos Riveros of Commscope; “Field Testing and Troubleshooting of PON LAN Networks per IEC 61280-4” by Jaime Reyes of Fluke Networks; “Advanced Fiber Connectivity” by Brad Everette of America Ilsintech; and “Security in Companies: Advantages of Video Surveillance Marketing” by Benigno Casiano of Axis Communications. The event concluded with a raffle drawing and a networking session.

BICSI is already planning the next Puerto Rico Conference. We hope to see you there!

 

General Announcements:

  • BICSI CALA District was pleased to host and provide logistical assistance for the BICSI Board Strategic Plan meeting, held on 8-9 November in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • District volunteers are working to organize events in Mexico, Guatemala and Peru. More details will be provided as they become available for each event.

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Event Recap: Technologies Driving Digital Transformation: BICSI India Conference

India1BICSI India District recently held the 2018 BICSI India Bangalore Conference, with a focus on Technologies Driving Digital Transformation. Industry experts and ICT professionals in attendance shared unprecedented insights into technologies and standards, and analyzed the latest trends and solutions powering digital transformation and smart infrastructures.

"The proliferation of technology continues to transcend businesses, impacting the entire ecosystem," commented Ninad Desai, BICSI India District Chair, as he officially opened the conference. “As the conventional role of IT infrastructure is being rapidly reshaped by the digital transformation of businesses, it is important that we address the current challenges and quickly respond to new age disruptions,” he added.

Madhusudhan KM, CTO, Mindtre Ltd, noted in his inaugural address how disruptive technologies are here to stay and impact businesses; while manifesting the biggest challenge to get Indian talent drive these modern technologies and further emphasized that industry-based learning is the only way to bring about change.

India2The conference acknowledged the achievements of ICT professionals and felicitated new BICSI credential holders. A panel discussion chaired by Bala K Chandran, BICSI India Advisor debated how to keep pace with the demands of the enterprises and play a vital role in guiding clients, optimize success and fuel business growth. In addition, Kasi Visweswaran, BICSI India District Vice Chair, presented key updates about BICSI and how BICSI initiatives are propelling the growth of ICT industry and strengthening the professional community.

The conference featured presentations by:

  • Priyesh Sankaran, Manager, Field Application Engineering, India - SAARC region, CommScope on “Enabling Data Centers for Web Scale”
  • Abhishek Verma, Senior Application Engineer, Belden, on “Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) cables”
  • Wayne Allen, Product Marketing Engineer, Fluke Networks on “Supporting the Evolving Physical Layer in New Connected World”
  • Jessica Bello Salguero, Global Product Manager, Hilti on “Challenges to Air Flow Containment in Critical facilities: Healthcare & Data Center”
  • Prashant Oberoi - Zonal Manager, Norden Communication India Pvt Ltd on “Security & Surveil­lance - Features and Trends”
  • Nitish V, Senior Engineer - Business Development - Racks & CSD, Schneider Electric on “Next Generation IT Solution”
  • Narender Vasandani, RCDD, Technical Services Group Manager-Middle East & India, Siemon on “Intelligent Building Infrastructure Solutions using POE”

Click here to view a complete report about the conference.

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Event Recap: BICSI Japan Tour – “Global Reach, Local Touch”

The month of October was busy for BICSI Japan in working with the global BICSI community and association leadership to grow BICSI locally and around the world.

BICSI Japan District Chair, Katsuji Furuichi, and BICSI Japan Board member, Tadashi Akiyama visited the BICSI South Pacific District’s Conference in Brisbane, on 8-11 October. They participated in information exchange and discussions with the South Pacific association leaders. BICSI Japan thanks BICSI South Pacific for their generous hospitality!

Japan1From 22-25 October, BICSI Japan welcomed John D. Clark, Jr., CAE, BICSI Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer to a tour of the long-standing BICSI district. He participated in meetings with key organizations and sponsors, a total of 16 meetings in four days. John was hosted and welcomed by BICSI Japan Corporate Members and the BICSI Japan District Chair, Katsuji Furuichi. The fruitful meetings included visiting the BICSI Japan office, attending a local event, and tours of local technology sites.

On 23 October, John met with representatives from the AT TOKYO corporation in Japan, including Akira Nakamura, CEO of AT TOKYO. In these discussions, BICSI and AT TOKYO agreed to work together to translate BICSI standards into Japanese. The first projects slated for translation are the upcoming new edition of the ANSI/BICSI 002, Data Center Design and Implementation Best Practices standard and the upcoming ANSI/BICSI 009, Data Center Operations standard.

BICSI Japan was excited to host John and to participate in discussion on how to increase interest of BICSI globally.

 

Event Recap: Data Center Bootcamp on 24 October Held in Tokyo

BICSI Japan held a one-day Data Center Bootcamp in Shinagawa, Tokyo on 24 October. The event hosted 60 delegates and six technical presentations on data center design. Jonathan Jew of J&M Consultants, the current BICSI Standards Data Center Design Subcommittee Chair, was a guest speaker. The day concluded with a reception allowing plenty of networking and friendly exchange among participants. The volunteers worked together with attendees in preparation of the event as well as during and post-event, with great collaboration and participation from all present.

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Event Recap: The Annual BICSI Greece Day Event 2018 Concludes Successfully in Athens

The BICSI Mainland Europe District recently held the 2018 BICSI Greece Day on October 5, in association with Layer One 2018 Conference at the Metropolitan Expo in Athens. The event brought together speakers, attendees, Layer One Conference sponsors and participants from around the world.

BICSI Mainland Europe District Chair, Gautier Humbert, RCDD, Standards Coordinator at Legrand Digital Infrastructures; and BICSI Greece Chair, Dimitris Filippou, Telecommunication Infrastructure & AIM Expert, Technical Director, I2QS, officially opened the event and welcomed everyone in attendance. The day included technical sessions, exhibits and networking opportunities.

BICSI Greece would like to thank everyone who joined us in Athens to make BICSI Greece Day Event 2018 an enormous success! BICSI Greece also thank Communication Solutions Magazine for its valuable contribution and support for the success of this event.

It's never too early to start thinking about the next BICSI Greece Day Event. We will be headed back to Athens for BICSI Greece Day Event 2019!

 

Event Recap: Nearly 60 Participants at the Recent BICSI Paris Event

The France BICSI Day in Paris was also recently held, on October 23. It was a successful event, with nearly 60 participants. Most of the delegates were key influencers in the France ICT market. The goal of the event was to bring together the key players in the digital infrastructure sector around a current technological theme: Digital Infrastructure and Smart Building. The delegates shared information through technical presentations, exhibits of the latest smart building technological innovations, and networking opportunities.

The event began with a welcome from BICSI Mainland Europe District Chair, Gautier Humbert, RCDD, and Thierry Besrest, BICSI France Chair. Gautier Humbert discussed the ANSI/BICSI 007, Information Communication Technology Design and Implementation Practices for Intelligent Buildings and Premises standard and how it compared to the international standards such as ISO/IEC 11801-6.

Other technical presentations included:

  • “How to secure the "I" in the Internet of Things (IoT)? Wired and Wireless Networks in Smart Buildings” by Netscout
  • “High Performance Wi-Fi Network Design for Business: Modeling and Key Milestones” by Ekahau
  • “The Future of Optical Fiber LAN” by FOLAN
  • “Turn Your Multimode Fibers into Singlemode—Optical Technology Helps Aging Infrastructure” by CAILabs
  • “The Stakes of the Building Revolution” by the Smart Building Alliance
  • “Consolidation of the IoT Market for True Interoperability for Manufacturers and End Users” by ZIGBEE
  • “Effective Use of Technology in Building Infrastructure” by FFIE

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American Institute of Architects (AIA) Middle East Chapter Signs on as Supporting Organization for MEA Events

Recently, BICSI signed a collaboration agreement with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Middle East Chapter. The agreement named AIA Middle East as a Supporting Association for the recently held 2018 BICSI MEA ACE Summit and Pre-Summit Masterclass. As a result, the Pre-Summit class was approved for AIA CES continuing education.

The collaboration agreement also includes the AIA Middle East’s support of the 2019 BICSI MEA Conference & Exhibition, slated to take place 16-18 April in Dubai.

 

Event Recap: Second Annual BICSI ACE Summit and Masterclass Draws Record Attendance
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BICSI staff in the Middle East and Africa District, as well as Tampa, pass along a sincere thanks to all for their support of MEA volunteers this past month. BICSI held a Pre-Summit Masterclass and the Second Annual ACE Summit on 16 October at the Fairmont Hotel in Dubai, and it was a great success for all involved.

BICSI-Booth-GITEX-2018The event was scheduled in conjunction with GITEX Technology Week, 14-18 October, where BICSI had a booth. The Pre-Summit Masterclass, ACE Summit & exhibiting at GITEX Technology Week was arranged by BICSI MEA Staff and MEA Volunteer Leadership. The events were an educational and networking opportunity for all BICSI stakeholders within the region.

Highlights of the Event:

  • The day drew a record attendance of 202 people, which was an increase of 31% over last year.
  • BICSI had a booth at the annual GITEX Technology Week in conjunction with the event, which was very successful. Many visitors expressed an interest in BICSI training, certifications and local BICSI MEA activities.
  • The Third Annual BICSI MEA ACE Summit is already in the works—more to come!

MEA-2nd-Annual-ACE-Summit-MasterclassDuring the Pre-Summit Masterclass, Chris Hobbs, RCDD, RTPM, DCDC, CT, BICSI Manager of Training Provider Services presented “Availability vs. Reliability and Choosing the Right Class of Data Centre.” The Masterclass was sponsored by Hilti. Paul Weintraub, RCDD, ESS, RTPM, TECH, CAE, BICSI Vice President of Global Development & Support opened the event and Chris presented on how to differentiate between availability and reliability of data centers, using case studies and his own real-world experiences to illustrate the technical topic.

The day continued with the ACE Summit featuring six sponsors, including Axis Communications as the Headline Sponsor. Other event sponsors were AFL Hyperscale, Fluke Networks, AT&T Cabling Systems, Excel and Leviton. The Summit opened with Ayman AboSlema, RCDD, DCDC, NTS, OSP, CT, CDCDP, CCDA, CCNA, BICSI MEA District Chair thanking sponsors and attendees and an MEA 2018 Overview from Rob Chandler, BICSI MEA District Manager.

The ACE Summit featured presentations from experts on a range of topics including “Turning Smart Cities into Safe Cities,” “Digital Disruption and Technology Trends,” “How Can MEP Build an Efficient Communication Infrastructure,” and “Future-Proofing ICT Infrastructure” with a networking and refreshment lunch, break and evening reception.

 

Event Recap: BICSI MEA was a Technology Partner at the Intelligent Cities Conference in Cairo

BICSI MEA recently participated in the Intelligent Cities Exhibition & Conference, held 23-24 October in Cairo, Egypt, with an exhibition space and a speaking opportunity as a “Technology Partner.” The event’s participation was due to BICSI’s collaboration agreement with Root Technologies, the organizers of the exhibition. Rob Chandler, BICSI MEA District Manager; Paul Weintraub, RCDD, ESS, RTPM, TECH, CAE, BICSI Vice President of Global Development & Support; Ayman AboSlema, RCDD, DCDC, NTS, OSP, CT, CDCDP, CCDA, CCNA, BICSI Middle East & Africa District Chair; and Hesham Morsey, DCDC, CT, were present and speaking at the event. This gave BICSI exposure to over 100 attendees from local banks, consulting firms, government agencies and more, and it was concluded as a great success for BICSI MEA District.

 

General Announcements:

  • Etisalat Academy is now a BICSI ADTP and can teach the DD102 and DC102 courses. In addition, there were other trainers certified in South Africa, India, Korea, and Oman during the recent T3 held at the academy.
  • Chris Hobbs, RCDD, RTPM, DCDC, CT, BICSI Manager of Training Provider Services, with the help of the BICSI India District Chair, Ninad Desai, and Phillip Johnson, CT, local BICSI volunteer, delivered a presentation on ICT careers and BICSI to engineering students at Curtain University. The university is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide.

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Save the Date: Upcoming Tech Day on 20 November

Join BICSI for this one-day technical seminar on "New Technology of ICT Infrastructure." Major sponsors include Fluke Networks, Leviton, LS Cable & System, Commscope and Wesco.

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Event Recap: Annual 2018 BICSI South Pacific District Conference in Brisbane a Resounding Success

Information is the lifeblood of all business. Without it, business is severely impeded, and companies fail. Also, vitally important to business is the infrastructure that connects information systems together—the NBN, data centres, along with comms cabling, pathways and management systems. This is the reason why hundreds of ICT professionals gathered at Australia’s only conference and exhibition focused on ICT infrastructure—The BICSI South Pacific 2018 Conference & Exhibition, held on 9-10 October in Brisbane. Attendance at this annual event provided the delegates a unique opportunity to expand their ICT infrastructure knowledge; so that, in turn, the ICT professionals can help their customers’ businesses survive.

This year’s event was themed “Staying Ahead of Transition” and delegates heard from local and international subject matter experts on key technology topics, such as:
• The latest ICT Infrastructure design methodologies for ‘future-proof’ performance, regardless of application;
• The unique communications, power, security and environmental needs of data centres and how to validate their performance;
• All things IoT;
• Future technical and industry trends;
• The latest industry standards and their ramifications to our industry.

Both BICSI President Jeff Beavers, RCDD, OSP, CFHP, and BICSI Vice President of Global Development & Support Paul Weintraub, RCDD, ESS, RTPM, TECH, CAE, were in attendance. The conference opened with a welcome from Paul Stathis, the CEO of BICSI South Pacific. Jeff delivered an opening keynote about how 5G is disrupting and enhancing ICT infrastructure.

In addition to the two days of technical sessions that followed, delegates had opportunities to network and learn about the latest innovative technology solutions in the Exhibit Hall. Some of the other highlights of the event were this year’s insightful presentations on topics such as “Women in Design and Construction” delivered by Althea Papinczak, Design Manager, Shape Australia and Founder & Director – WICAD; and “Leveraging Emerging Technologies to become an 'Intelligent Enterprise'”, the Closing Keynote by Shailendra Kumar, Vice President & Chief Evangelist, Analytics, Leonardo, APJ&GC, SAP.

The conference was also a host to the 2018 BICSI South Pacific Annual General Meeting, where the BICSI South Pacific Board of Directors had an opportunity to review and reflect on past year’s South Pacific office and association happenings.

The annual conference ended on Wednesday, 10 October, on a high note and with a charity donation.

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2018 Southeast Asia Conference & Exhibition Coming to Singapore

Get ready for the 2018 Southeast Asia Conference & Exhibition at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre on 26-27 November. While there will be a number of ICT-related topics and discussions, the main theme of this event is "Smart Innovations: Infrastructure to Empower Future Technologies." Don't miss this exciting event to learn and earn CECs. For more information and to register, click here.

 

General Announcement:

  • BICSI will have multiple speakers presenting at the Institute of Electronics Engineers of the Philippines Road Show in Manila, on 29-30 November

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Join BICSI at Datacentres Ireland in November

Representatives from the BICSI UK & Ireland District will attend the Datacentres Ireland 2018 event on 20-21 November in Dublin.

DataCentres Ireland 2018 is in its seventh year and combines both a dedicated exhibition space and an adjacent multi-streamed conference. The event gives delegates access to the latest in information, best practices, products, services and solutions. Leading industry experts will present on every aspect of planning, designing and operating the datacenter, server room, storage facility and solution.

Barry Shambrook, RCDD, BICSI United Kingdom & Ireland District Chair, will participate in the panel discussion “The Impact of Existing and Emerging European and International (ISO) Standards, Particularly Compliance and Certification” on Tuesday, 21 November, at 11.00. Barry is a key subject matter expert on data centers as he is also a BICSI Standards Committee member, participating in the next revision of the ANSI/BICSI 002, Data Center Design and Implementation Best Practices standard and the upcoming ANSI/BICSI 009, Data Center Operations standard.

The DataCentres Ireland 2018 event is free for delegates. Learn more about the event here and register to join us there!

 

BICSI Courses in the UK: Mark Your Calendar

After much success, more BICSI courses are being added to our District's calendar. Networks Centre is a BICSI Authorized Design Training Provider (ADTP) in the UK. The training facility recently completed the pilot BICSI Data Center Design Consultant (DCDC) course, and participants are now moving forward with sitting for the BICSI DCDC exam. The course and certification have attracted interest and participants from Europe and the Middle East. Networks Centre is planning to have a second course running on 23 November 2018.

In addition, Networks Centre is in the process of introducing the BICSI Cabling Installation training program for installers and technicians. Find out more about this in the next issue!

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