The winners of the 2021 India Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) were announced on Tuesday 21st December. During a virtual awards ceremony global representatives from across the security sector tuned in live to celebrate the outstanding achievements of this year’s finalists and winners of the India OSPAs.
Dr. Annurag Batra ,Chairman & Editor-in-Chief of the BW Businessworld Group and the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of the exchange4media Group delivered the inaugural speech on the dynamic environment of the security industry. The summit programme included keynote speeches and panel discussions.
For the second year, the OSPAs partnered with BW Businessworld to deliver a Security Summit which preceded the awards ceremony and tackled a diverse range of issues impacting on the delivery of security in India.
Opening the session, Dr Batra remarked: “BW Security World with OSPA is now in the second year. Hopefully, in the third year, we’re looking to do a formal physical face-to-face event and we’ll be able to get the OSPA team, Dr. Martin Gill and his team to India.”
Dr. Batra delivered the the inaugural speech, said: “I can only say that security is becoming more and more important. The professional outsourced Services industry continues to grow. Security is a very large part of it but the security industry is no longer restricted to only physical security data, internet security and but also the facilities Management and cash transit. All these areas are growing.”
Talking about the varied roles, challenges and dimensions toady, Dr. Batra pointed out: “As we have to prevent the outbreaks like Covid19, we need to manage our crowds better. So clearly, how do we make sure we keep social distancing as it involves offices facilities, retail places and that is also becoming an important task for the Security Professionals.”
In his speech, besides the Security World, Dr Batra emphasized his focus on covering wider aspect of security under the BW Police World and BW Defence. He further explained that BW Defense.com which looks at the defense and Aerospace ecosystem and BW Police World partners with all the security apparatus in the country to be able to build a community in that domain. He added: “So clearly with BW Security world, we will complete the offering.”
Dr Batra talked about the rules and ethics of the award under the jury process with the OSPAS. The jury members comprised of the leading experts from the world of security. He said: “It was a very robust process as the OSPAS and the BW Business World team ran it.”
“So today’s winners are selected through the Jury process and in a while will join in sharing his experience in leading the jury and choosing the winners. We’re grateful to him and all the jury members”: Dr Batra remarked. He added: “Hopefully, as we grow within this domain will be able to serve the information and insight from the Security Services industry. That is growing very fast. And we hope to be a catalyst in the growth of this industry.”
He thanked the jury members said: “I look forward to celebrating the winners at the second edition of the OSPAS India.”