Dr. Bob Banerjee is Senior Director of Training and Development for NICE Systems Security Division. In this position, Banerjee develops programs and initiatives to educate, train and support NICEâ??s extensive network of security system integrators and dealers, and provide thought leadership for NICEâ??s security industry outreach efforts. Banerjee has more than a decade of high tech and security industry experience, having also held senior marketing and global product management positions at Bosch Security Systems, Intuitive Systems, OneSource Information Services, Axeda Systems and Nortel Networks. A recognized expert in all things video, including IP video, analytics, hybrid solutions and open systems, â??Dr Bobâ?? is a frequent speaker at security industry conferences. He has also published numerous articles in online security industry media and trade magazines on a wide range of security topics. He holds a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence from the Advanced Research Center at the University of Bristol, England.
If 2013 was the year for grappling with a slow economy, 2014 will be the year where security technology makes a resurgence, and not just for what it can do in the control room, but in a number of other ways. Here’s my prediction for nine critical physical security trends for 2014.
You can substitute any threat or compliance challenge, for any industry, and come to the same conclusion. With the advent of IP-based security and the widespread use of non-proprietary servers and storage, solving problems through security is no longer simply the domain of the Security group. Because IT has subject matter expertise, and often holds the budget reins, IT now has a head seat at the table.