On Thursday 28 August, ICD's East China team hosted an afternoon event in Shanghai for security professional from a range of industries and security roles.
Held in the Langham Xintiandi, ICD's clients, friends and partners were brought together to discuss one of the latest trends in security: Big Data.
Keep reading to find out how the afternoon panned out and to see some photos from the event...
As East China Operations Manager, Ricky Du, described at the beginning of the event, big data surrounds us every day: news feeds, emails, Wechat, blogs... it's growing exponentially.
With an increasing number of security technologies and devises in use too, as well as higher definition cameras and higher encrypted access control, data in security is also growing. But how will this affect the solutions we choose and the approach we adopt? And how do we ensure that this large amount of data is used to our advantage and not wasted?
We invited experts from video surveillance leaders, Axis Communications, and IP video management software leaders, Milestone, to offer their take on Big Data in security. They explaining how the latest technology can help end users collect, use and manage data that is beneficial to their overall security solutions. Moreover, in some cases the data collected exceeds the traditional purpose of security, such as by providing business intelligence through people counting technology and video analytics.
After these informative speeches and a chance to digest the information during a coffee break, we were given the opportunity to hear from two guest speakers about their experience in the industry.
It was then time to open the floor to questions to our panel of speakers, giving the audience a chance to voice their concerns and industry challenges, and to get involved in the discussion. We even awarded those with particularly good or challenging questions with prizes!
The afternoon came to an end with closing remarks from ICD's General Manager, Greater China, Tony Wang, before thanking clients with some token gifts and saying goodbyes.