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Huawei Holds Safe City Africa Summit in Cape Town and GSIA Chairman Makes Keynotes
Huawei Holds Safe City Africa Summit in Cape Town and GSIA Chairman Makes Keynotes

Cape Town, South Africa (Apr, 29, 2015):Global Security Industry Alliance(GSIA) chairman and founder, Mr. Richard Chace was invited by Huawei® to give a keynote speech on the Safe City Africa Summit in Cape Town.

Huawei today held its Safe City Africa Summit in Cape Town as a platform for more than 400 industry members to share insights, development trends and global success stories on public safety in cities and discuss ways to reduce crimes and reinforce city safety through establishing innovative ICT safe city solutions.

The acceleration of global urbanization and the proliferation of the Internet will drive the convergence of ICT and urban infrastructure. Countries worldwide are actively formulating plans for the development of safe and smart cities to seize new opportunities generated by global urbanization. At the Summit, safe city project leaders from many countries including Madagascar, Kenya, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, and the United Kingdom shared their experience on ICT best practices to enhance public safety with innovative ICT.

Mr. Richard Chace, Chairman of the Global Security Industry Alliance (GSIA), shared his insights from the perspective of global safe city standards and trends. He said, "I'm very focused on how urbanization trends around the world are driving the specification and implementation of safe city technologies and solutions. I feel very strongly that successful safe city programs build heavily on well developed public-private partnerships that are designed to be "win-win". The best use of technology is the one driven by sound planning that first seeks to define problems and then match the right managable solutions for the long term."

With a focus on ICT infrastructure, Huawei innovates with its partners and customers to provide a one-stop safe city solution. Working with industry-leading IT solution providers including Hexagon and SAP, Huawei develops solutions to address actual customer needs. Huawei also provides services to government customers though channel partners including Telkom, MIS (PTY), REUTECH, IRT, and Mustek.

To date, Huawei's Safe City Solution has been deployed in more than 100 countries across 30 countries around the world. Taking place between April 28 to 29, 2015, the Huawei Safe City Africa Summit featured keynote speeches and breakout sessions, and gathered government administrators, customers, partners, and industry experts.


About GSIA: "Thinking Locally - Acting Globally." The Global Security Industry Alliance (GSIA) is an Alliance designed to unite the global security community around the principles of fairness, honesty, innovation, sharing, open communication, and "win-win" strategic cooperation. Since 2009, the GSIA has been guided by a charter, originally signed by representatives of 30 international security trade groups, societies and law enforcement organizations from 25 different countries, which promotes the building and maintaining of an international resource network dedicated to the advancement of fair international trade policies, support of beneficial trade exhibitions and conference programs, development of education and certification programs, identification and development of accurate market research, and support of technology standards and best practices for the global security community. Please visit the GSIA website at



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