Adam Bannister

Editor, IFSEC Global

Author Bio ▼

Adam Bannister is editor of IFSEC Global. A former managing editor at Dynamis Online Media Group, he has been at the helm of the UK's leading fire and security publication since 2014.
June 6, 2017

Get the IFSEC Global newsletter

The latest security and fire news, reports and resources

Download

Download: A Technical Guide to Fire Detection and Alarm Systems

Most Influential

Revealed: The top 50 influencers in security & fire 2017

After extensive consultation with a panel of judges from across the industry, we are delighted to reveal our roll call of the Top 50 influencers in security & fire 2017 in association with the BSIA.

The BSIA is also celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. It’s a trio of 50s because we’ve also designed the graphic below featuring all influencers based on the cover of the Beatles’ seminal Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album, which also celebrated its 50th anniversary last month.

This year the influencers are broken down into categories for the first time. We’ve also added a special lifetime of influence tribute in recognition of the enormous contribution to the industry of Mike Tennent, founder of Tavcom Training, who sadly passed away last month.

Click on you categories of interest below to find out who made the grade:

Lifetime of influence tribute: Mike Tennent, Tavcom Training

Security manufacturers/service providers

Security management, education and thought leadership (UK and international)

Cybersecurity (UK and international)

Fire safety

Installer/integrator excellence

This year we revamped the process, only permitting nominations with explanations – not votes this time round. An expert judging panel then rated nominations – based on the nominations’ persuasiveness and their own knowledge about the nominee. Judges also submitted their own nominations, which were similarly rated by other judges.

In addition to the 50 influencers, there is an added category for installers, defined by excellence rather than influence.

How do we define influential?

This was anyone:

  • Who has played a key role in driving technological innovation
  • Who has been a driving force in changing regulationstandards/guidance or best practice
  • Someone whose insights/opinions are widely respected and which are influential in shaping debate around industry issues
  • Someone who has been instrumental in the success of the organisation or business they lead or are employed by
  • Someone who has helped to raise the industry’s profile or been an influential voice in the national media

Our judges will be instructed to consider the nominees’ influence over the past five years, but to give greater weight to more recent achievements.

Installers (fire and security)

The criteria for installers was slightly different, being an individual – not a company – who has done some or all of the following:

  • Consistently provided exceptional customer service
  • Delivered a particular project, or many projects, to exceptionally high standards
  • Been an innovator (eg, cutting average installation times/costs through adoption of new tech or change of process)
  • Played a pivotal role in the success of their company (whether that is growing revenues, market share or reputation for excellence)
  • Played a pivotal role in their company’s diversification into new markets (eg IP, home automation, fire, etc)

Free Download: Access control in the connected workplace 2017

Sponsored by HID Global this report will help you to integrate smart building technologies with one another in a range of building types, from offices to industrial premises, it will also help ascertain whether integration is associated with a heightened cybersecurity risk.

Click here to download now

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar
wpDiscuz