Smart, secure airports for the modern traveller

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20 November 2019

Supported by:

20 November 2019


Security threats to airports have evolved significantly over time, especially with the convergence of IT and OT. With steadily increasing passenger volumes, ensuring airport and passenger security without compromising the travellers’ airport experience is challenging. Modern travellers expect a seamless, paperless and secure travel experience, which traditional approaches to security may not be able to provide. This calls for a new approach that addresses airport security needs holistically and effectively against a motley collection of point solutions and managed services.


  • Airports have different security needs that need to be addressed via a new holistic approach
  • The airport security ecosystem should secure airports, passengers and data without impacting the airport experience
  • Overview of new technologies/approaches to security such as biometrics and microsegmentation to meet airport security needs
  • Unisys has the solutions to meet these needs and the expertise and experience to implement these successfully.


Ashwin Pal, Director, Security Services, Unisys Asia Pacific, Unisys

Ashwin has over 20 years’ experience in the IT security industry in Asia Pacific. In his current role, he is responsible for running the security business within the APAC region for Unisys. The focus of this senior security role is the management of the delivery capabilities across all lines of information security services. Ashwin has responsibility for leading sales engagements to C level executives within the region, providing project-based quality assurance, providing input into new product development, client, P&L and staff management. Ashwin is passionate about cyber-security and is a sought-after cyber-security expert who actively writes for renowned security publications.

His qualifications include a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration degree from Victoria University, Wellington, NZ majoring in information systems and management. He is also a CISSP, CISA, CSSLP, CGEIT, CRISC, CCSK, C|CISO, PCIP, QSA PCI DSS (lapsed 04-12) and ITIL qualified professional. 

David Chadwick, Industry Director – Justice, Law Enforcement & Border Security, Unisys Asia Pacific, Unisys

David has over 25 years of experience in a wide range of roles in the private and public sectors. Based in Canberra, Australia, he draws on a background that spans law enforcement, immigration, passports and ICT to understand the problems, challenges and processes that law enforcement and border security agencies operate within to help develop innovative and workable solutions. He has high levels of expertise and experience in the field of border management, passports, biometrics and identity management as well as digital transformations. In his current role at Unisys, David has overall responsibility for Unisys’ policing, border and national security initiatives in the Asia Pacific region. This includes R&D, sales, consulting and delivery activities.

He is a highly experienced leader in ICT and business environments and has managed virtual and physical teams to deliver quality policy outcomes, business solutions and projects. 

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