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Primary Source Network Optimisation Developing Contacts That Matters

With the advent of information technology, security professionals have been able to make good use of secondary sources but, in the bargain, started neglecting the importance of maintaining an efficient primary source network. Timely and credible intelligence from reliable and expert source is critical for functions such as Investigation, Loss Prevention and Crisis Management. Security professionals need to build and optimise their primary source network by using effective intelligence tools and techniques such as source mapping and source management dashboard. Use of these tool and techniques will enhance their capability to maintain a large and active primary source network with required expertise at local, regional and global level.


Mr Pramod Bhatt, Director - Security and Intelligence, South Asia, Sanofi, India

Pramod is a seasoned professional with over 19 years of experience in the field of security and intelligence. Presently he is working as Director of Security and Intelligence in Sanofi. Earlier, he raised Protective Intelligence practice of Deutsche Bank in South Asia. He was intelligence advisor to regional and global head of Corporate Security and Business Continuity. Prior to this, Pramod worked as a risk management consultant and advised a number of Fortune 500 companies. Before his corporate career, Pramod commanded an intelligence unit of Indian Army. Pramod is an alumnus of Risk Leadership School London and Indian Institute of Management Ahmadabad. He has spoken at several events such as Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professional Conference in Philadelphia, ASIS conferences in Orlando, Macau, Dubai and Kuala Lumpur, ASIS CSO Round Table, and Asia Crisis & Security Group in India.