Ashish P Dhakan, India’s renowned security technology leader and the MD & CEO of Prama Hikvision has been named as IFSEC Global Influencer 2018 in the Security Tech Leaders category. He was the only Indian entry among the top ten security technology leaders list.
The IFSEC Global influencer recognition is an honour that reaffirms the faith in our vision, and inspires us to develop more India specific products and solutions. We remain committed to bring in our globally acclaimed technology like deep learning, AI, AI Cloud, big data and IoT to ensure that our country and fellow countrymen remain safe.
– Ashish P Dhakan
MD & CEO, Prama Hikvision
Mr. Dhakan has been working relentlessly to raise the bar of the security industry in India through innovation, technology, training, awareness and advocacy. He has been instrumental in the success of Prama Hikvision – the first joint venture company formed by Hikvision beyond China – through a pan-India network of dealers, distributors and system integrators. His ability to elevate the industry globally gave him this recognition.
According to the IFSEC Global nomination, “His involvement with the relevant bodies in our industry, complemented by his blogs and contributions to industry media channels, has helped shape the shift from traditional people-based deployment to technology-led solution deployment. He has set up an exclusive forum for current and potential clients to debate and discuss the future of the security industry, challenging the norm and constantly assessing emerging technologies.”
IFSEC Global defines an influencer as someone who plays a key role in driving technological innovations, has been a driving force in changing regulation and standards, an opinion leader, a turnaround business leader, and someone who has been an influential voice in the national media for the overall security and surveillance industry.
Mr. Dhakan has played a key role in setting up a state-of-the-art training centre in India to train system integrators, partners and end-users. He is also a driving force behind Hikvision’s ‘Make-in–India’ plan supporting the government’s ambitious ‘Makein-India’ programme. With this initiative Hikvision will be setting up a world-class manufacturing plant to cater to India and the overseas market.