Registration is Open and Sponsors Wanted for BICSI Puerto Rico Conference on 7 November

Register now for the 2019 BICSI Puerto Rico Conference & Exhibition  that will take place once again at the CIAPR in San Juan on 7 November. We are also actively seeking sponsors for this intimate educational event. If you would like to take part and connect with ICT professionals in Puerto Rico, please email global@bicsi.org. We hope to see you there!

Register now for BICSI Day Ecuador

Registration is open for BICSI Day Ecuador on 21 November in Quito, Ecuador. Don't miss out on the ICT action. Find out more and register here

BICSI Day Perú

On 22 August, BICSI CALA held its fourth BICSI Day Perú event in Lima, Perú. This successful event surpassed all expectations and secured its place as the best Perú BICSI event ever. Held at a new location, the Sonesta Hotel El Olivar, there were 377 in attendance and a sold-out exhibit floor with 16 exhibiting companies. Many CALA leaders, such as Peru Country Secretary Rosalia L. Zarate,  Peru Country Chair Christian Reyes and CALA District Chair Betty Bezos, RCDD, DCDC, ESS, NTS, OSP, participated in different roles. 

Throughout the event, presentations focused on the theme of the day, which was “Connecting the World to the Future of Technology.” This included topics such as the past, present and future of cabling solutions; intelligent and efficient buildings and infrastructure; the Internet of Things; the next generation of PoE; and the impact of digital buildings and data in our lives. Guest speaker Francisco Madrid Cisneros of The National Institute of Quality (Instituto Nacional de Calidad – INACAL), discussed the impact of standards in the Peruvian Government and a lively panel discussion titled, “What Lies in the Future for Data Centers,” moderated by Christian Reyes engaged the audience as well. Following the panel came the closing remarks, where BICSI and Co-Organizer INICTEL-UNI generously presented a $500 scholarship on behalf of BICSI to Erwin Daniel Lopez Zapata. 

Overall, the fourth BICSI Day Perú saw a 197% increase in delegates compared to last year. Both delegates and exhibitors were thrilled with the event and are looking forward to more events in the CALA District. Volunteers and staff are already looking at dates for the next Peru event, which is tentatively on schedule for 20 August 2020. Thank you to everyone who worked hard to make this event a reality!

Take a look at the video as well as some of the BICSI Day Perú photos below:

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Register for Upcoming 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 the following events in the area:

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

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BICSI India District Conference & Exhibition is Less than Two Weeks Away—Register Today

Don't miss out on the BICSI India District Conference & Exhibition happening on Friday, 20 September in Bengaluru, India. The theme for this event is "Evolution of ICT Infrastructure in IoT and Co-Working."

For over a decade the BICSI India District Conference & Exhibition has provided a platform for participants to learn from ICT community experts and to network with peers. It is anticipated that hundreds of delegates will attend the conference in Bengaluru and attendees range 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 will also consist of:

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

Register here today and see all of the details here.

BICSI India Hosted two Successful Satellite Events this Season 

On 5 July 2019 BICSI India organized a Satellite Seminar in Chennai and another in Hyderabad on 9 August 2019. The events were a great success and have brought more ICT knowledge to both locations. Take a look at the photos and click the links for the details of each event below:

BICSI India Satellite Seminar Chennai on 5 July:

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BICSI India Satellite Seminar Hyderabad on 9 August:

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General Announcements: 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
Geo ProvinRCDD®
Manoj BawishiRCDD®
Vinodh BDCDC™

Save the Date! Join us for the annual 2019 BICSI Japan Conference & Exhibition on 21 November:

As we prepare for this major event in November, companies are signing up to sponsor and exhibit at the conference. We appreciate all who have signed up so far. Although spots are filling quickly, there are still sponsorship opportunities available. We are also training candidates for the Cabling Skills Challenge. 

Current Sponsorship Numbers:

Opportunities to sponsor the 2019 BICSI Japan District Conference & Exhibition are open and we now have 30 sponsors! The details are below:

  • Platinum Sponsor: 1
  • Gold Sponsor: 1
  • Silver Plus Sponsors: 2
  • Silver Sponsors: 15
  • Bronze Sponsors: 4
  • Interpretation Sponsor: 1
  • Coffee Break Sponsors: 4
  • Cabling Skills Challenge (CSC) Sponsors: 2

Sponsorship openings are still available. If you would like to sponsor the event, please contact conference@bicsi.jp.

Cabling Skills Challenge:

Cabling Skills Challenge (CSC) training programs were held in June and July. We currently have 10 registered candidates. During the training, the challengers were enthusiastic and gained valuable knowledge. They will have a lot more training leading up to the CSC in November, which will be a great experience. The topics for the training held are listed below:

  • 11 June - Hands-on Cat3, 110 connection block and Coax solutions
  • 25 June - Hands-on Copper LAN testing equipment
  • 9 July - Theoretical and Hands-on training on LC multimode Connector
  • 23 July - Hands-on training on LC multimode Connector

Upcoming Events, Meetings and Seminars in the District:

  • 18 September: Annual Business Meeting

Past Participation:

BICSI Japan has had a very busy summer. With participation in both external and internal events, trainings, seminars, meetings, exhibitions and conferences, there has not been a dull moment. With close to 20 events, all the efforts contributed to BICSI Japan’s growth and expansion in the district. We appreciate all who have taken part in everything we have done, which has resulted in a very successful season!   
Below is just a snapshot of some of the events we have participated in:   

  • 12-14 June: Exhibited at the Interop Tokyo 2019 event held in Tokyo, with support sponsorship from Interop (They provided two electronics from TDMM as a prize.)
  • 20 June: How to Walk the Data Center | Toyko, Japan
  • 28 June: Hiroshima - Had exhibition booths at events across the country sponsored by Sun Telephone Co., Ltd.
  • 3 July: Fukuoka - Exhibited at an event hosted by Sun Telephone Co., Ltd.
  • 17-19 July: Exhibited at the Fiber Optics Expo (FOE), Japan's largest optical fiber industry exhibition in Tokyo.
  • 24-26 July: Participated at the JApan Network Operators' Group (JANOG) in Kobe.

For more information, visit our district website here.

General Announcements:

  • RCDD and DCDC exams were held on 29 June in Tokyo with four participants
  • Coming soon! ANSI/BICSI 002-2019 and BICSI 009-2019 in Japanese

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Welcome to the new Europe, Middle East & Africa Region 

On 1 July, an important milestone was announced that will play a significant role in shaping the future of BICSI: the restructuring of the UK & Ireland, Mainland Europe and Middle East & Africa Districts into one Region—the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Region. Please see below for updates from each district within the new EMEA Region.

BICSI Middle East & Africa District:

First-Ever Events in Saudi Arabia; 3rd Annual ACE Summit

BICSI MEA is preparing for an event-packed October. First, BICSI will be exhibiting once more at the 39th GITEX Technology Week, 6-10 October at the Dubai World Trade Centre. GITEX is one of the biggest tech shows in the world, and BICSI staff and volunteers will be there to share BICSI’s message with delegates. Concurrent to GITEX, BICSI will be holding the 3rd annual ACE (Architects Consultants, Engineers) Summit. Taking place 8 October and across the street from GITEX at the Fairmont Dubai, the ACE Summit offers a Masterclass and other technical sessions, in addition to ICT exhibitors for delegates to visit.

Later in the month, BICSI will arrive in Saudi Arabia for a Tech Roadshow! Three Technical Seminars are planned for the Roadshow, each featuring a program of ICT content and sponsors for delegates to enjoy. BICSI has received a large amount of requests for events in Saudi Arabia, and we are thrilled to invite you to join us on 13 October in Jeddah, 15 October in Riyadh, and 17 October in Al Khobar. Visit bicsi.org for more information on these events soon.

If your company is interested in sponsoring one or more of these exciting events, email bicsimea@bicsi.org for details and to create a customized sponsorship package!

BICSI Mainland Europe District:

Join BICSI at the Adria Security Summit on 18-19 September in Macedonia

Plan a visit to Skopje, Macedonia for the Adria Security Summit, Powered by intersec. Learn about security from all angles and don't forget to visit BICSI at booth number 75. Register here today.

Update on Tech Breakfast Romania

Not even two months after BICSI was present at the Datacenter Forum in Bucharest, BICSI organized an event entitled, “Digital Infrastructure and Performance Managing Multi-Suite and Campus Environments” that took place on 3 July.
 
Over 30 attendees heard from industry experts on the latest technologies and standards regarding managing complex infrastructures, upgrading MMF infrastructures, smart buildings, IoT, PoE and CPR. One of the most remarkable moments was the Q&A after the CPR topic which brought very interesting technical discussions with the active intervention of many attendees.

We are excited that BICSI is gaining interest within the Romanian ICT professional community. We want to extend our appreciation to the speakers, sponsors, volunteers and all those who helped us organize this event. Lastly, we thank all the attendees for taking the time to participate.

Attend the OCP Regional Summit in Amsterdam, Netherlands this Month

Attend the OCP Regional Summit on 26-27 September, taking place at the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre in Amsterdam, Netherlands. At the summit you will learn about the latest trends and developments in open source hardware, software, OCP gear, and you will collaborate with OCP adopters, contributors and executives. There will also be a focus on the European region and beyond.

BICSI members are encouraged to attend and will receive a 10% discount when registering for the event. Use the discount code: BICSI10 here to obtain your discount.

Come to Italy for the EMEA Italy Conference & Exhibition in Rome

Don't miss the 2019 EMEA Italy Conference & Exhibition on 30 October in Rome, Italy. More details will be provided on this insightful event soon. Register here to reserve your seat.

 BICSI UK & Ireland District:

Exciting News for Lapsed UK & Ireland Credential Holders: BICSI Amnesty Program Will be Launching Soon

Following a two-year initiative, instigated by the UK & Ireland District, full details will be released soon of a scheme that will give lapsed BICSI credential holders an easier option to regain their qualification. Eligibility will be subject to a maximum lapsed period of no more than two CEC terms and demonstration of engagement in the appropriate industry for the lapsed period. Candidates will be required to attend the BICSI training course associated with the credential but will not have to retake the exam. Take a look at the latest article by BICSI here in Inside_Networks on pages 32-35 for additional details.

The UK & Ireland District thanks the Registration and Credentials Supervision Committee (RCSC) for their help in developing this new policy which provides a reasonably easy way of regaining a credential whilst preserving the credibility of the BICSI qualifications.

UK & Ireland Appoints New District Chair

A new District Chair has been appointed. Congratulations to UK & Ireland's new District Chair, Keith Sawyer, RCDD, TECH, CT on his promotion from District Vice Chair to District Chair!

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

You're Invited! Register to Attend These Upcoming EMEA Events in the Region

General Announcements: 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
Ali Al-FardanRCDD®
Amgad Salah Ibrahim MansourRCDD®
Deepak Kumar DeoliRCDD®
Mina RiadRCDD®
Miodrag SepaDCDC™
Oliver BalagtasOSP™
Satheeshkumar ThiyagarajanDCDC™

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BICSI is excited to be exhibiting at Data Centre World Singapore on 9-10 October 2019 at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre. Registering for one FREE ticket allows you to source from over 400 exhibitors. Plus you'll get the chance to learn from over 300 industry leaders in exciting conference sessions, and network with over 18,000 of your peers, all in one location! Register for your FREE ticket: www.datacentreworldasia.com/BICSI

Mark Your Calendars! Plan Ahead to Attend These Upcoming Events in the Southeast Asia District

Join BICSI at the following locations:

General Announcements: Congratulations to our Newest Credential Holder

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

NameCredential Achieved
Paul MasonTECH

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Save the Date! Join us for BICSI Day Korea on 15 November 

Join BICSI at the following location:

  • BICSI Day Korea
    15 November | Seoul, South Korea

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Get Ready for the 2019 BICSI South Pacific Conference & Exhibition in Melbourne and More!

It's been a busy season for BICSI South Pacific. With the successful Security Exhibition & Conference 24-26 July in Sydney, Australia, the Datacentre Dynamics Conference on 15 August and the Integrate Expo 27-29 August in Melbourne, Australia, BICSI has been actively promoting the best practices in ICT infrastructure to a very wide audience in the South Pacific. In addition to hosting its premier 2019 BICSI South Pacific Conference & Exhibition in Melbourne, Australia on 26-28 November, BICSI will also be at the following event:

BICSI will be reaching many new people from a number of diverse market sectors with the all-important message: “ICT infrastructure is the most essential service for business to function. Businesses simply cannot function without connectivity.”

General Announcements: Congratulations to our Newest Credential Holders

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

NameCredential Achieved
Anthony Peter RosierRCDD®
David DenzlerOSP™

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View the Candidates 2Slate of Candidates Available for the 2019 BICSI Board Election

The full slate of candidates for the upcoming 2020-22 BICSI Board of Directors election have been announced. This year, the positions that are up for election are:

The election will run from 1-30 September and all members in good standing as of 1 July 2019, will be allowed to vote. Click here or visit bicsi.org/election to view the full slate of candidates. Don't miss the opportunity to make an impact in your association.

Speak at an Upcoming BICSI Conference

If you are an expert in ICT infrastructure planning and design, cabling installation, data center design and operations, telecommunications project management, outside plant design or perhaps a technology that is a game changer in leveraging ICT infrastructure, now is the chance to share your knowledge! BICSI is seeking engaging and insightful speakers for the following conferences:

Click the links above to learn more about what topics we are looking for and to apply. Please keep in mind that the 2020 Winter Conference speaker application deadline is 5 October 2019 and applications for the 2020 EMEA Conference is 17 October 2019. 

DataNewly Revised Data Center Design Consultant Program

As you may know, BICSI has revised the Data Center Design Consultant™ (DCDC™) program. Within this exciting DCDC overhaul, many areas of the program have been revisited and updated to stay up-to-par with our changing times. A newly added course and exam, along with the previously released standards and manual, are the newest additions to BICSI’s international DCDC Program. Visit the links below for more information:     

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Great news for those working in the copper cabling field! The ICT Installation Practices Field Guide, Volume 2 – Copper Cabling, 1st Edition, the newest BICSI installation field guide, has just been released. This handy pocket guide is a must-have companion for every ICT and low voltage cabling installer and technician. Read about topics such as balanced twisted-pair and coaxial communication cabling, horizontal and backbone applications, performance specifications, length limitations, termination, troubleshooting, and much more. See more details here.   

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.

Seeking Global Writers for ICT Today

ICT Today May_June 2019Contribute 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 icttodayeditor@bicsi.org.

Need BICSI CECs?

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

 

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