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Milestone Systems CTO Eilertsen Elaborates on Cloud, AI & More

The leading VMS provider’s top technology executive dishes on how the Cloud and AI can help security integrators’ end-user clients be more secure, efficient and compliant.

LAS VEGAS — To get a firm handle on the latest developments in video surveillance, what could be better than picking the brain of the leading video management system provider Milestone Systems’ chief technology officer?

That’s just was Security Sales & Integration did, retreating to the secluded upper deck of the company’s large and packed exhibit booth during ISC West for a one-to-one conversation between SSI Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine and Milestone CTO Bjorn Skou Eilertsen.

Having spent more than six years with Milestone (and almost eight at Microsoft before that), Eilertsen says the company is currently transitioning into a community-focused business and his current role is to lead the technology and product groups through this transition to meet the future needs of the community.

Founded in 1998, Milestone says it is the world’s No. 1 VMS provider, with 750 associates and more than 10,000 technology partners (resellers and integrators). Boasting in excess of 150,000 installations worldwide, in 2014 the company was acquired by Canon where it remains a standalone business.

In the video above, the conversation centers on Milestone’s Cloud strategy, metadata (deep learning/AI) and cybersecurity. Deeper discourse includes how these areas can help security integrators’ end-user clients be more secure, efficient and compliant.

Eilertsen also speaks to where he sees artificial intelligence taking security in the near future from video surveillance and integration perspectives.

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Scott Goldfine is Editor-in-Chief and Associate Publisher of Security Sales & Integration. Well-versed in the technical and business aspects of electronic security (video surveillance, access control, systems integration, intrusion detection, fire/life safety), Goldfine is nationally recognized as an industry expert and speaker. Goldfine is involved in several security events and organizations, including the Electronic Security Association (ESA), Security Industry Association (SIA), Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC), False Alarm Reduction Association (FARA), ASIS Int'l and more. Goldfine also serves on several boards, including the SIA Marketing Committee, CSAA Marketing and Communications Committee, PSA Cybersecurity Advisory Council and Robolliance. He is a certified alarm technician, former cable-TV tech, audio company entrepreneur, and lifelong electronics and computers enthusiast. Goldfine joined Security Sales & Integration in 1998.

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