Deilhi, India | 25 July, 2017

Bloomberg Biometric Security and Safer Cities Summit

An intruder with physical access can do more than simply steal information; they can shut down entire businesses and public services.

The greatest threats to an organization are still physical.

Artificial Intelligence is transforming industries at an accelerated pace. While the opportunities are limitless, the ability to understand and implement transitions from man to machine is fraught with hurdles. During this half-day event in New York, Bloomberg will focus on some of the industries being transformed, and what that means for investors – both in how they invest, and in what assets they choose to invest.

Through on-stage panel discussions and presentations, we will take a closer look at how funds are leveraging AI technology, what specific companies are doing to advance technology in their industries, as well as the challenges, risks, and factors at play when removing human decision-making from the investment process.An intruder with physical access can do more than simply steal information; they can shut down entire businesses and public services. With terrorists and criminals having already identified the real world as the weak link in digital security, physical security will become increasingly important to keeping the virtual world up and running.

In this shifting security landscape, Bloomberg will gather some of India’s leading security experts to tackle the most complex issues head-on, and help security and risk managers identify new security threats and the innovations that will shield businesses and cities.

July 25 - Tuesday

8:00 am

Registration Opens & Continental Breakfast

9:00 am

Welcome Remarks

9:05 am

Opening Address & Interview


9:30 am

Becoming Physically Stronger in a Digital World

Security experts join us to analyze how physical security can become stronger to shore up the ‘real world’ insecurity of the digital economy.


  • Raghu Raman

    Group President, Risk, Security, & New Ventures, Reliance Industries

  • Sanjay Sharma

    Head, Security – South Asia Region, Nestle India

9:55 am

Donald Trump and Physical Border Security- Raising the Bar?

Will US Executive Order 13767 lead to the development of more secure, high-tech National Borders across the World? We evaluate the future of India’s physical and virtual borders, the evolving risks, and the technologies that can make legal crossing easier and more secure.


10:20 am

Aadhaar National ID- Biometrics on a Billion Person Scale

Welcome to the world’s biggest biometric security program. We analyze the successes, the areas on ongoing development, and identify the future trajectory of the Aadhaar program.


10:55 am

Networking Break

11:25 am

Face or Finger- How Should we Identify Customers & Colleagues

From voice, to face, iris, vein, behavior and fingerprint, we trade-off biometric authentication and surveillance methods between reliability, spoofing, economics, and ease-of-use.


11:50 am

What Needs to Be Secured? The Potential Applications of Biometrics

We take a look at the Indian economy and identify where biometrics will aid physical security efforts to make life safer and more convenient.


12:15 pm

Artificial Intelligence & Physical Security- Predicting the Possible

We look to the future and predict the full transformational impact of AI. Machine learning and predictive risk management analytics should make facilities safer, however, will removing humans from the security loop make physical security easier to hack?


12:40 pm

Lunch Welcoming Address


12:45 pm

Networking Lunch

2:00 pm

Close of The Bloomberg Biometric Security & Safer Cities Summit


Nobuhiro Endo

NEC Chairman of the Board

Raghu Raman

Reliance Industries Group President, Risk, Security, & New Ventures

Sanjay Sharma

Nestle India Head, Security – South Asia Region

Julian Heath

Control Risks Senior Partner & COO

Asoke Mukerji

The United Nations former Permanent Representative of India

Lt. Gen PK Singh (Retd)

The United Services Institution of India Director

Rajeev Chandrasekhar

Chairman, Jupiter Capital Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, Republic of India

Sivarama Krishnan

PwC India Leader, Cyber Security

Pramod Bhatt

Senior Director – Security & Intelligence, South Asia Sanofi

Deepak Dadhwal

Bennett Coleman & Co. General Manager - Security

Firoze Zia Hussain

Delhivery Vice President, Security

Karan Chechi

TechSci Research Research Director

Shree Parthasarathy

Deloitte India Partner, National Leader Cyber Risk & Managed Services

Walter Lee

NEC Corporation Evangelist & Government Relations Leader, Global Safety Division

Ravi Vishwanathan

TCS President, Growth Markets

Takayuki Inaba

NEC India Managing Director


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NEC India, since its establishment in August 2006, has been serving the society of India through providing solutions in the area such as Public Safety, Retail, Carrier Network and Enterprise Network, by leveraging our cutting-edge IT and Network technologies.

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Summit Partners

The Asian Professional Security Association (APSA) is the leading professional association of security practitioners in the Asian region and in India. APSA represents Professionals, Companies and Organizations involved in consulting and providing products and services pertaining to all sectors of the protection industry. APSA is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security practices by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security concerns. It Provides to its Corporate, Individual members and the business community at large with complete access to full range of programs and materials, APSA leads the way for advanced and improved security performance for products and services and works closely with the Government and Chambers of Commerce to ensure that the views and concerns of its members.