CentralSquare, which holds a market position in public safety software, announced that it has entered into a partnership with Genetec Inc., the global provider of video surveillance software and a provider of technology for unified security, public safety and operations. The partnership brings together CentralSquare’s broad and unified Public Safety Enterprise and Pro suites and flagship products from Genetec, including Genetec Citigraf™ and Genetec Clearance™. Combining these two leading technologies will enable public safety agencies across North America to smartly use existing public and private video cameras to reduce the number of victims of crimes and disasters while ensuring the safety of police officers and first responders. Gunshot detection systems There are more than 30 million cameras across the United States that generate 4 billion hours of footage a week. Unfortunately, the footage from these cameras and other sensors such as gunshot detection systems is captured by various systems and is often unavailable to first responders who can use that real-time data and video to save lives. With the increase in digital evidence captured by these systems, investigations are becoming increasingly complex Further, when a citizen calls 911, the dispatcher often has to rely on the caller’s description of the incident instead of quickly pulling-up the video feed from the nearest cameras and sensors. Additionally, with the increase in digital evidence captured by these systems, investigations are becoming increasingly complex and time-consuming. These disconnects prevent first responders from quickly assessing, understanding and safely responding to life-threatening emergencies. Integrated public safety suite CentralSquare provides an integrated public safety suite that manages everything from receiving a 911 call, dispatching responders, managing the records of the incident and providing tools for corrective actions. Genetec provides a powerful software backbone that not only allows cities to manage video surveillance for hundreds to thousands of cameras, but also provides the ability to gain strategic, data-driven insights pulled from a range of critical data sources. This partnership is a first in the public safety sector and marks a critical shift away from siloed and ineffective video surveillance towards a smarter future that unifies critical, lifesaving data into a single pane of glass. Real-time data As public safety concerns such as active-shooter incidents have increased by over 30 times since 2000, and natural disasters such as wildfires have destroyed more than 8 million acres in 2018 alone, the need for powerful tools to aid rapid and meaningful response is urgent. This new partnership between CentralSquare and Genetec delivers proven technology for police officers and emergency responders so that they can make effective decisions, based on real-time data, when and where it is most needed. When a citizen calls 911, dispatchers will be able to seamlessly see what is happening at the caller’s location" “As a result of this partnership, when a citizen calls 911, dispatchers will be able to seamlessly see what is happening at the caller’s location, ensure the right type of emergency response is dispatched, improve the situational awareness and safety of the responding officer, and have an integrated video record of the incident for future investigations,” said CentralSquare CEO Simon Angove. “We’re excited to see the benefits this partnership will bring to our 5,000-plus public safety partner agencies as they respond to emergencies much more efficiently and with real-time view into a situation.” Advanced data-driven policing software “Cities today rely on disparate, often disconnected, systems and information to make critical, life-saving decisions,” said Guy Chenard, Chief Commercial Officer of Genetec. “By working closely with a leader in public safety software like CentralSquare, we are able to bring the most advanced data-driven policing software and digital evidence management systems to an even broader array of customers. "Together, we are delivering a powerful solution that will better equip our country’s police officers and first responders and ultimately make our cities safer, smarter, and more livable.” Additional information about the partnership, including product demonstrations, is available at the annual IACP Conference in Chicago, October 26-29, CentralSquare booth 3018 and Genetec booth 5218.
Genetec Inc. (‘Genetec’), a technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions announces a number of strategic hires in Europe to support the company’s sustained growth in both Europe and the Middle East. Francesco Serra, has taken on the role of Vice President of Sales for Europe, based in the Genetec European headquarters in Paris. Having held senior roles with Siemens, Avaya and Polycom, Francesco brings over 25 years of management experience in the technology industry. His extensive background in sales and sales management will be an asset to the Genetec leadership team as the company continues to accelerate its growth in this region. New market opportunities Georges Tannous has taken on the new position of Director of Marketing for Europe, Middle East, Turkey and Africa In his new role, Francesco will be responsible for driving the Genetec European sales and channel operations to deliver on the company's ambitious growth plans. “We are excited to welcome Francesco to the Genetec team. His industry experience and sales acumen will help us to continue to propel our business forward in Europe by building on our existing successes and opening up new market opportunities under his leadership,” added Michel Chalouhi, Vice-President of Global Sales at Genetec. With over 15 years of experience in global partner management, and an MBA from Western University's Ivey school of business, Georges Tannous has taken on the new position of Director of Marketing for Europe, Middle East, Turkey and Africa. End-user awareness Also based in Paris, Georges will lead the company’s EMEA marketing teams and guide the continued growth of the Genetec brand in the region while continuing to oversee the company’s global portfolio of strategic technology alliance partners. A key player in the global Genetec Marketing Leadership program, Georges will work closely with the sales organisation to build powerful demand generation, channel engagement, and end-user awareness programs. “Francesco and Georges are experienced leaders with impressive track records of driving high-performance sales and marketing teams. They bring considerable experience to our European sales and marketing organisation, as we continue to accelerate our growth and expand into new regions such as East Central Europe,” said Guy Chenard, Chief Commercial Officer at Genetec. Business intelligence solutions Security industry veteran Jakub Kozak, has joined Genetec to become the company’s new Regional Sales Manager Continuing the sales and marketing expansion in Europe, security industry veteran Jakub Kozak, has joined Genetec to become the company’s new Regional Sales Manager for East Central Europe. Having held senior sales position in the region with Axis communications, and L3 Technologies, Jakub will be responsible for expanding the company’s footprint in Eastern Europe. With ever-increasing increasing market demands for powerful, enterprise-class IP video surveillance, access control, license plate recognition, and business intelligence solutions, Genetec has enjoyed a compound annual revenue growth rate (CAGR) of 30 percent for the last 10 years. With flagship European customers that include Paris, Rome and Schiphol airports, The Danish Police, Twickenham Stadium, and The University of Hull, the company is continuing its rapid expansion in the region and is looking to further add to its global team of 1,300 talented employees.
Genetec Inc, a technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, announces two promotions within its executive leadership team. Guy Chenard, has been promoted to Chief Commercial Officer from his previous role of Vice President of Sales. Michel Chalouhi has taken on an international position within the company and is now Vice President of Global Sales. Both executives are based in North America and will travel throughout all geographic regions to set commercial strategy and organisational trajectory for the Genetec physical IP security solutions and operations software business. Genetec has led innovation in security for the past 21 years, posting a global 30% CAGR for the past ten years. Internal corporate growth An executive with Genetec for the past 13 years, Mr. Chenard oversaw the sales group as they quadrupled the size of the global business in the last seven years. Mr. Chenard replaces Mr. Georges Karam, who will remain in a senior advisory capacity focused on internal corporate growth initiatives. In his new role, Mr. Chenard will lead sales, marketing, and customer experience departments across the organisation as they scale the business with new software and appliance offerings focused on intelligence, operations and security. Mr. Chalouhi will drive global sales operations worldwide—ensuring alignment and collaboration among the technical, operational, and sales staff Michel Chalouhi has been with Genetec for 15 years, most recently spending seven years as the Vice President of North American Sales where he oversaw significant growth in regional revenues, as well as the solidification of Genetec as the market share pioneer for Video Management Systems. In his new position, Mr. Chalouhi will drive global sales operations worldwide—ensuring alignment and collaboration among the technical, operational, and sales staff to continue to deliver on the company’s growth plans. Meaningful customer experience “The world has an insatiable appetite for software and connecting end users with our technology doesn’t only depend on the innovation and capacity of our Research & Development team. It also depends on our commercial teams’ ability to actively teach and guide our customers through the labyrinth of sometimes conflicting technological choices, to build and support our channels and end users, and to shape and deliver a meaningful customer experience,” said Pierre Racz, President and CEO of Genetec. “Both Guy and Michel embody the skill, dedication, and passion that we prize at Genetec, qualities that will enable them to drive our business forward and support our ambitious vision for the future.”
Mr. Hornung is responsible for Mexico, the Andean and South Cone regions, Central America and the Caribbean Genetec Inc., a manufacturer of unified IP security solutions, recently announced the appointment of Mr. Kris P. Hornung as Vice President of Sales for Latin America. In his role, Mr. Hornung is responsible for Mexico, the Andean and South Cone regions, Central America and the Caribbean. Based in Colombia, Mr. Hornung’s responsibilities include developing sales strategies to further increase the company’s reach in the growing Latin American markets, oversee the recruitment of regional sales managers and facilitate expansion of the company's network of certified systems integrators throughout the region. Background A seasoned security industry professional with over 25 years' experience, Mr. Hornung joined Genetec Inc. after holding senior sales positions at Avigilon, Verint and IONODES, a manufacturer of advanced IP encoding and video processing solutions. Mr. Hornung holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University and an MBA from California Lutheran University. "Genetec Inc. is well known throughout the world as an innovation driver that develops and delivers the most sophisticated, open-platform IP security solutions,” said Kris Hornung, Vice President of Sales in Latin America, Genetec Inc.. “I am pleased to become part of the Genetec Inc. organisation and excited with the positive reaction I have already received from the loyal channels and clients in Latin America.” "We’re excited to welcome Kris to Genetec Inc. to meet growing market opportunities in Latin America with our open-platform, IP access control, video surveillance and automated license plate recognition (ALPR) solutions,” said Guy Chenard, Vice President Global Sales & Business Development at Genetec Inc., “With Kris' experience in developing international sales strategies, and his thorough understanding of the Latin American security industry, we are better positioned than ever to further grow the business and better support our integrators and customers’ needs in the region," added Chenard.