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Milestone Community Days 2019: Milestone Systems highlights need for responsible use of technology

A record number of nearly 2,000 participants gathered at Milestone Systems’ annual community events in Nashville, Copenhagen and Bali to explore the intelligent world of video technology.

Copenhagen, April 16, 2019 - Milestone Systems, a global industry leader in open platform IP video management software, recently hosted the regional partner and customer events MIPS (Milestone Integration Platform Symposium) in Nashville, Copenhagen and Bali. The three events attracted nearly 2,000 attendees and 124 exhibitors, to discuss industry-relevant themes such as the impact of disrupting innovation, blending human and machine intelligence, and how the power of the platform economy is a game-changer for players who build intelligent video technology and security solutions.

On stage, C-level Executive Advisor and author Sangeet Paul Choudary spoke about the platform revolution within the security industry and the transition from pipelines to platforms, examining the core interaction between consumer and producer. As a true platform-based business and business community orchestrator, Milestone Systems unveiled their new digital platform Milestone Marketplace. Marketplace helps unleash the innovation power of the Milestone Systems partner community and makes it easier for them to explore new business opportunities outside their existing partner network and customer base.

With power comes responsibility
With the innovation power and reach that Milestone Systems and its partner community bring to the market comes a need to advocate responsible use of software and technology. This was the overarching theme of all three regional events. Milestone Systems has taken an active role in creating the Copenhagen Letter, a technology declaration developed by 150 people from all industries and signed by more than 5,000 individuals. The core message in the Copenhagen Letter is that we must ensure that technology is used in a balanced manner. This message was well received by the partners, end-customers and industry professionals present at MIPS.

Other highlights of the three regional events include a presentation of the Milestone Systems platform roadmap, cloud strategy, a new Technology Partner Program, a new driver framework, and the status on the company’s Accelerate Innovation program in Research & Development. External industry professionals included Futurist Brian Solis, who talked about Innovation in the era of Darwinism, entrepreneur Ola Ahlvarsson, who discussed exponential technologies and industry transformation entrepreneurship, and IHS Markit, elaborating on the development in the surveillance industry.

Partner achievements honored
With the Milestone Systems community events in Nashville, Copenhagen and Bali, Milestone Systems celebrated its all-important foundation of the business model, namely the partner community. Partners were officially recognized with awards saluting top performances in sales, marketing, technology, collaboration and innovation for camera partners, solution partners, technology partners, distribution partners, channel partners and installations of 2018.

“Once again, the interest, engagement and commitment from our community of partners have been overwhelming. MIPS is no longer a Milestone Systems event; it is truly a partner event. It shows the strength and the opportunities that lie within our platform and within our community. I’m very excited to see where the future brings us and how we can create new innovations within video technology in new and even more responsible ways,” said Kenneth Hune Petersen, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Milestone Systems.

Read more about EMEA award winners here
Read more about Americas award winners here
Read more about APAC award winners here
Download images of all award winners here
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For media inquiries, please contact
Courtney Dillon Pedersen, Communications Manager, Americas
Phone: + 1 (503) 719-3439

Anders Lund Rendtorff, Communications Manager, EMEA
E-mail: alr@milestone.dk
Phone: +45 40 90 74 62

Pernille Larsen, Communications Manager, Corporate & APAC
E-mail: pel@milestone.dk
Phone: +45 25 60 67 24

About Milestone Systems
Milestone Systems is a leading provider of open platform video management software; technology that helps the world see how to ensure safety, protect assets and increase business efficiency. Milestone enables an open platform community that drives collaboration and innovation in the development and use of network video technology, with reliable and scalable solutions that are proven in more than 150,000 sites worldwide. Founded in 1998, Milestone is a stand-alone company in the Canon Group. For more information visit: www.milestonesys.com. For news and viewpoints visit our microsite,The Milestone Post. Click here for information on Trademarks.