IFSEC Global Influencers in Security and Fire 2020

Nominations are now CLOSED for the IFSEC Global influencers in security and fire 2020. Entries will be sent across to the juding panel, and the results will be announced in the coming months.

Grant Lecky, co-founder of the Security Partners Forum, once again leads the judging process. Lecky, who himself featured in IFSEC Global’s list of top influencers in 2014 and 2017, has appointed a diverse range of respected industry experts and thought leaders to the panel of judges and is coordinating the nominations and judging process. Both in geographic spread – with 11 countries represented – and stature, it’s certainly an impress list. Scroll down to check out who’s on the judging panel.

Watch out for the results of the IFSEC Global Influencers in Security and Fire 2020, coming some time in the late summer. You can keep an eye out by signing up for the weekly IFSEC Global Security Briefing, here.

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Categories for 2020

  • Security executives (the senior most official in an enterprise, whose primary duties encompass leading and managing security for the enterprise)
  • Security – end users (e.g. heads of security, directors of security)
  • Security – manufacturers/vendors/installers/integrators (those displaying exemplary work in the field of installation or specific projects, as well as technological innovation)
  • Security – thought leadership (e.g. thought leaders, association figures, academics)
  • Security – One to watch (Specifically for championing the sector’s rising stars, nominees should have worked in the industry for no longer than five years)
  • Cyber security professionals and thought leaders
  • Fire – all disciplines (UK only)

 

Judging panel 2020

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Lead judge: Grant Lecky, co-founder, Security Partners Forum

Grant Lecky MSc. CSyP, F.ISRM, AARPI, CBCP is the co-founder of the Security Partners Forum (SPF), a network of security professionals that fosters greater communication and collaboration between the public, private and not-for-profit sectors across the globe.

In addition to the SPF, Grant, also currently serves as an Expert Network Member (Risk & Resilience) at the World Economic Forum, as member of the global advisory council of the Institute of Strategic Risk Management (ISRM) and is a winner of numerous accolades including a spot on the Canadian Who’s Who and the Bill Zalud Award through the IFPO and Security Magazine.

View Grant’s LinkedIn profile to find out about his other accolades and accomplishments.

Baroness Ruth Henig

UK

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Benjamin Chidyamoto, Chief Security Officer, African Development Bank

Ivory Coast

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Biljana Cerin, CEO, Ostendo Consulting

Croatia

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Chris Cubbage, Consultant, Director & Executive Editor/Producer in the security sector

Australia

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Chuck Brooks, Principal Market Growth Strategist, General Dynamics Mission Systems Cyber Systems

US

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Crispin Francis, Head of Electronics, Security and Investigation Services at BRE

UK

Dennis Davis, Executive Officer for the Fire Sector Federation

UK

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Douglas Mapuranga, President of ISACA Harare Chapter and Chairman of Project Management Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

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Dr. Lopa Mudraa Basuu, Global Head – Cyber Security Risk Governance & Compliance, Nissan Motor Corporation

India

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Dr. Nacira Salvan, President of CEFCYS (CErcle des Femmes de la CYberSécurité)

France

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Ian Moore, CEO, Fire Industry Association (FIA)

UK

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Jason Cherrington, Group Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of Optic Security Group

New Zealand

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Kim Loy, Chief Product Officer for ACRE

US

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Mari Galloway, CEO, Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC)

US

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Mark Folmer, Vice President, TrackTik

Canada

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Michael Gips, Principal of Global Insights in Professional Security, LLC

US

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Rick Mounfield, Chief Executive, Security Institute

UK

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Rita Whittle, Executive Director Government of Canada Security Policy

Canada

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Roberto Manunta, Strategy and Security Advisor at Manunta Consulting

Cyprus

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Roy Cooper, Managing Director and co-owner of Professional Security Magazine

UK

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Shira Rubinoff, Cyber security & Blockchain – Advisor, Consultant, Speaker, Thought Leader, Author & Influencer

US

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Phédra Clouner, Deputy Director at Centre for Cybersecurity Belgium

Belgium

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Pablo D. Correnti, Vice President at CAPSI, and Security Advisor & CEO of Facewatch Argentina

Argentina

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How do we define influential?

This could be 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

Installers

The criteria for installers is 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 (e.g. 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, diversification into new markets, growing market share or reputation for excellence)

 

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