CNL Software, a world leader in Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software, is pleased to announce that it has appointed Darren Oddie to the newly created role of Chief Marketing Officer. In this role, Darren will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer, Keith Bloodworth, and will serve as a member of the senior management team. His focus will be on driving growth through customer-centric marketing and product management. Darren joins CNL Software from Wipro Digital where he was CMO Practice Partner, advising clients globally on transformational strategies, new venture launches, new product development and high growth marketing. He started his career as a Graduate Trainee at Reuters and brings more than 25 years’ experience in driving business transformation and growth for enterprises, consultancies and start-ups. Great asset for CNL Software “I am delighted to have Darren join CNL Software as Chief Marketing Officer. He brings an excellent track record of driving growth with a true focus on the customer. I know that he will drive commercial rigor and passion into everything marketing and product-related. CNL Software has made strong progress over the past several years to advance our position as the leading PSIM platform and one of the most trusted brands in our industry. "Darren’s experience and vision will build on that progress and help propel CNL Software forward during our next phase of growth.”, says Keith Bloodworth, Chief Executive Officer at CNL Software. "Darren’s understanding of strategy, marketing, technology and data and his experience of leading and working with teams globally will be a great asset for CNL Software.” “I’m honored to join CNL Software at this exciting time of growth for the business and am looking forward to playing a pivotal role in driving transformational marketing and product management. We have all the right ingredients to achieve this; inspirational vision, an impressive team, a prestigious global client list and an exceptional PSIM product,” adds Darren Oddie. “It’s exciting to join a successful company with an award-winning product that is making our clients and the world more secure.”
CNL Software, globally renowned provider of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software, is pleased to announce a technology partnership with Cepton Technologies, global developer of 3D sensing solutions, at the GSX event in Chicago. The partnership will drive the automation of threat detection, tracking and escalation in real time using the latest PSIM, LiDAR and video assessment technologies. Helius smart lider network Cepton's Helius system is a smart lidar network utilising edge computing to provide real-time detection Cepton Technologies’ Helius system is a smart lidar network utilising edge computing to provide real-time detection, tracking and classification. It can seamlessly track an object from sensor to sensor, providing 3D data on location, dimensions, and velocity, while maintaining the same identification of the object. By connecting multiple laser-powered sensors, it offers comprehensive coverage of a given area as well as high resolution imaging of objects. Sensors can be clustered as needed but act as one to maximise the simplicity of use and integration. With the in-built software in the hardware unit, Helius is browser-based and can launch on computers and mobile devices for instant monitoring and configuration, without installations of additional software. Furthermore, being edge-based, Helius processes data locally and outputs low-bandwidth data to the central server. Lidar sensor technology “CNL Software is committed to working with new and innovative technologies that will give our customers improved security and greater efficiency. Cepton’s lidar sensor technology brings the technological leaps that have taken place in autonomous vehicles to the security industry, especially in the government and critical infrastructure markets where we are experiencing growing demand for the integration of multiple different security system and sensor technologies,” comments Keith Bloodworth, CEO, CNL Software. Helius enhances the industry’s most comprehensive PSIM system solution" Keith further said, “When integrated with IPSecurityCenter, Helius further enhances the industry’s most comprehensive PSIM system solution, providing users with access to more of the tools they need to quickly see, understand, assess and properly resolve perimeter security and surveillance incidents, consistently.” IPSecurityCenter integration Neil Huntingdon, Cepton’s VP of Business Development stated “Our technology’s ability to detect and track events in traditionally difficult environments combined with IPSecurityCenter’s ability to correlate this data with data from other security systems and sensors and provide decision support is a powerful proposition.” He further adds, “We’re really excited to be partnering with CNL Software to bring this game changing solution to the government, critical infrastructure, safe city and transportation markets, in particular. It will unlock that ‘missing layer’ by filling the medium-range sensor gap and improve it with the capability to classify objects as well as behaviors.”
CNL Software expects to see ongoing significant growth for Enterprise level PSIM vendors in 2017 As another year begins, Keith Bloodworth, CEO of CNL Software shares his PSIM highlights of 2016 plus predictions of what is waiting for the security integration market in the coming 12 months. For CNL Software, 2016 was another big expansion year, they beat market growth forecasts by a sizable margin for the second year in a row. With increased head count, globally, and escalated sales in both the US & EMEA, the company has solidified its position as one of the technology leaders in the global PSIM market. CNL Software not only grew their number of staff, offices, customers, and partners in the last 12 months, but they also developed a greater understanding of what is valuable to their partners and clients. They recognise and sincerely thank their sales partners, without whom, they would have not achieved this level of growth. The PSIM market in 2016 In a year where national security has been shown to be relatively powerless against the evolving threat of small terror cells, the need for coverage of large scale CCTV, both public space and private has never been greater. At a time when almost all police and mass transit operations are facing reduced budgets for security operations, meaning fewer feet on the street, there has been an increased focus on the use of technology, using digital “eyes” as a force multiplier for officers and guards. These eyes on the street, work 24/7/365 with a low cost of maintenance and little intervention required. The may not prevent attacks, but they can assist investigations and the apprehension of offenders. This is not in itself, a Safe City solution, but it is a surveillance solution that forms a vital part of a much wider Safe City programme Safe City programme With the increased requirement for CCTV, however, comes the need to rapidly retrieve footage from both public and private systems along with the problem of integrating “legacy” systems, which, in many cases, it best served by a PSIM solution. This is not in itself, a Safe City solution, but it is a surveillance solution that forms a vital part of a much wider Safe City programme. PSIM is a smart way to connect vast numbers of DVR/NVR/CCTV systems, from multiple different vendors, to retrieve video of interest for distribution to the force operatives who require the information. What has been significant in 2016 is the growing number of law enforcement agencies around the world who now acknowledge that the best solution comprises public/private co-operation as well as use of phones, drones and whatever technology gives them access to video most accurately and/or quickly. Growth predictions With market analysts across the board predicting very high growth in the PSIM market – on average about 25%, but some as high as nearly 35% CAGR, the question is not if PSIM has a value proposition, but how do the systems integrators (SI’s) engage and work with the PSIM vendors. There are currently only a limited number of real PSIM “enabled” SI’s, who can handle from sales enquiry through to implementation and maintenance support. The challenge to system integrators has been the large, complex, one off solutions that require ongoing maintenance and development, where not just security and facilities are involved, but increasingly business process as well. Those who have been working with PSIM are seeing the benefits of their investment with increased revenue, increased margin as well as improved customer relationships. Observations for 2017 Many of the higher end video management systems (VMS) and access control systems (ACS) manufacturers have added 3rd party integration capability to their solutions, partly due to market need and partly to compete with entry level PSIM players, who mainly offer a “Common Operating Picture” without much added intelligence, custom GUI designs or workflow. Entry level PSIM vendors are finding it harder to demonstrate additional value to the market as the integrated solutions from mainstream VMS companies have an increasingly good offering at that level. Keith predicts the demise of some of the “pseudo” PSIM vendors in 2017, as well as an increase in the entry PSIM market share taken by VMS vendors. 2016 saw the return of several highly promising technologies which have failed to deliver to the security market the first time around CNL Software expects to see ongoing significant growth for Enterprise level PSIM vendors, where PSIM is a customised, mission critical solution for the client, with tailored user interfaces, workflows, and standard operating procedures. Here PSIM is widely recognised as a requirement of all high-end integration programme, particularly in the critical infrastructure protection, mass transit, oil and gas, nuclear and homeland security markets. Market consolidation and specialisation The overall acquisition trend continued during 2016, resulting in more major consolidation taking place. Larger global players led on the acquisition front, particularly of IP based vendors, examples being Konica buying Mobotix, Honeywell acquired Xtralis and Axis buying 2N, an emerging IP based intercom vendor as well as Cognimatics, a video analytics specialist in retail solutions. M & A has been on the rise for some years and this year has given the security world one of its largest upheavals with JCI tying up with Tyco, making a seriously large global player, and potentially one of the few global system integrators. From the end users view, it is good that these leading market players are buying exciting new technologies, in turn making them more accessible through their larger distribution networks. It may seem odd that Securitas for example has bought an integrator (Diebold) as they are best known for their man guarding business, but perhaps it is time that companies hiring out security staff will be investing in supplying high value technology solutions that could supplement the manned guarding element of their offerings, providing more value to their clients. Increased efficiency with analytics 2016 saw the return of several highly promising technologies which have failed to deliver to the security market the first time around. Most notably, video analytics is back, especially embedded in the camera for live detection or as a forensic tool to retrieve video clips needed for post incident investigations. Where this becomes interesting is the use of mixed technologies from multiple vendors to build an end user application, as required and defined by a client. This is how PSIM and other 3rd party vendors, particularly analytics can offer huge reduction in operations, costs, and time by allowing automation in event identification and process. Analytics used on their own are not a solution, but as part of a wider, more encompassing operation, can add detection and tracking as well as identify from vast amounts of video data from multiple vendors. Today, cyber represents one of the biggest threats to security as large scale aggregations increase the threat surface Saving operational costs A major development this year has been the mixed use of security assets to support business operations. CNL Software has previously deployed rail transit solutions with operational as well as security benefits, but in 2016, they saw this strategy adopted by port and airport end users. Now, mobile phone and tablets are used to communicate to and from the control room, managing operational incidents in the field such as accidents, equipment maintenance and logistics, etc. In this way, security assets are used to support business operations and pave the way for even further investments in security technology as it is supporting the business mission. This “business” critical element will remain the domain of enterprise PSIM vendors. Drones: The double-edged sword Fast emerging in the first responder community is the use of low cost drones, which can be deployed and utilised as fast and geo flexible CCTV cameras for incident management of all types. However, this evolving technology needs to be managed, to provide the required information on the situation as the right time and technology is now required in the command and control room for identification and bi-directional use of this geo located video – hence the need for even smarter PSIM solutions with the ability to take the workflow elements out of the field and in the hands of operations staff. The problem for many control rooms is that drones are also in the hands of the criminals, so detection and elimination will also come to the control room. One of the major benefits here for PSIM is the ability to rapidly change and add new technologies in a fast-changing world. Federated solutions Users of multiple numbers of control rooms are now looking for them to be aggregated and managed from a central command facility, maintaining both local and centralised operations. CNL Software has several very large examples, where this is now in use and is having a huge ROI on deployment, management of the assets, enterprise wide updating as well as managing all the required information at all points in the enterprise. DHS, Armed Forces, Government, and ministries are obvious areas in need of this federated approach to PSIM, and this is set to grow as a specialisation in the next few years. It is already a complex market for high end command and control solutions, however, it is perfect replacement for expensive bespoke solution. Partnerships are becoming catalysts for co-operation between cyber vendors and physical security specialist, to offer end users a complete solution Cyber security No predictions would be complete without mentioning cyber security, especially considering recent attacks. Today, cyber represents one of the biggest threats to security as large scale aggregations increase the threat surface. Partnerships are becoming catalysts for co-operation between cyber vendors and physical security specialist, to offer end users a complete solution. CNL Software, as founder members of the IoT Security Foundation, is working with the cyber industry to both understand and meet the challenges of today and tomorrow. They do not, however, believe they should be a cyber vendor, just encompass the best solutions via their PSIM platform. Driving growth In 2017, Enterprise PSIM will continue to raise its game in areas that were once the reserve of defence contractors and semi military companies. Further expansion into C2i will see greater levels of intelligence, including tracking, slew to cue, aggregation of sonar and radar, mass communications, 3D, Federated systems, and custom built applications such as incident management, for specific verticals. Many of these will be at a scale that only dedicated PSIM products will perform, both defining and confirming the requirement for PSIM in verticals where security hugely impacts business efficiencies. PSIM will oppose the industry trend and in contrast to other security systems, its greater capability and value creation will drive its growth as opposed to ever reducing prices. Will 2017 be the breakthrough year for PSIM? Perhaps not, but it will be the year that many of the global SIs start to define strategies for their participation in this growing market – both in importance and revenues.
Keith Bloodworth and James Condron will discuss on PSIM for integrators, end users, consultants, and partners The world is changing, what was once deemed to be safe is at risk, and what was once at risk no longer needs securing. People live in an era of new risks, new technology and new ways of staying ahead. CNL Software has been evolving, pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the control room. At IFSEC, discover how CNL Software is leading this new era in security with innovation, technology and experience. The company will be holding some exclusive sessions at IFSEC, and will be able to answer all the questions. June 22, 2016 13:00, “Can I create value in today’s commoditised market?” PSIM, the term and the technology has been around for almost a decade. It has divided the security community, creating both evangelists and critics, just as IP video did 20 years ago. CNL Software is providing a rare education opportunity to listen to Keith Bloodworth, one of the pioneers of both PSIM and IP video. Keith will share his insights on where PSIM has failed to add value, where it has succeeded and what it takes to succeed. It will be a must see session for anyone selling security systems today. Speaker: Keith Bloodworth Audience: System integrators June 22, 2016 15:00, “CNL Software: PSIM hype or reality” For over a decade, CNL Software has been working diligently to create the most accomplished security integration and management platform available today. Innovated in the UK, the most CCTV focused country in the World, today CNL Software is a truly global company with government, corporate and critical infrastructure deployments across the world. Discover what CNL Software has created, and decide for yourself if it can help your organisation. Speaker: James Condron Audience: System integrators, end users, consultants, and technology partners
CNL Software will continue its work as a founding member of the IoTSF by helping to shape the future of IoT within physical security domain CNL Software, a world leader in Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software, is pleased to announce that as a Founding Member of the Internet of Things Security Foundation (IoTSF), it is helping to shape the future of IoT within organisational security. It comes at a time when organisations across the globe are beginning to understand the importance of IoT to physical security. IoT within physical security domain CNL Software has a long history of technology innovation and industry leadership, working with the world’s leading physical security systems vendors and its global customer base to help define functional and operational standards and best practices for security systems. As the relevance and importance of the IoT to the physical security community increases, CNL Software will continue its pioneering work as a founding member of the IoTSF; helping to shape the future of the IoT within the physical security domain. As technology and connectivity costs continue to fall, the benefits of the IoT across sectors such as manufacturing, energy, transport, health and public infrastructure has become increasingly attractive and realisable. The economic opportunity for those diverse connected systems is often estimated in trillions of dollars and employing billions of devices. Increase in global spending on IoT security Along with the opportunity comes the security challenge: with more and more devices becoming connected, the attack surface for adversaries is larger, more visible and potentially target-rich. What is considered secure today may not be tomorrow. The IoTSF has been formed as a response to these existing and emerging threats in IoT applications. Analyst firm Gartner predicts that global spending on security for the devices that fall under the IoT will reach $348 million this year, a 23.7 percent increase from 2015’s spending of $281.5 million. This is set to increase to a spending of $547 million on IoT security by 2018. “IoT security is an increasing concern for executives. Along with the technical challenges, IoT security has reached the board room agenda. With more than just reputations at stake, it is imperative that technology providers, system adopters and users work together to ensure security is fit-for-purpose. It is fundamental to the adoption of systems and reaping the social and business benefits”, explains Keith Bloodworth, CEO of CNL Software. “CNL Software has joined the IoT Security Foundation so we can take a lead in efforts to ensure any benefits of IoT are not undermined by providing a larger, more vulnerable attack surface.”
Axis will continue to add value and innovation for the future of connected devices, says Martin Gren Axis Communications is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the world’s first network video camera, a true Internet of Things (IoT) device, introduced in 1996 that laid the foundation for an industry shift from analogue to IP-based video surveillance, spawning the Internet of Security Things (IoST). AXIS 200 - world's first network video camera AXIS 200 was the world’s first network video camera to connect directly to the Internet or an intranet, an extension of Axis’ original focus of connecting printers, and then optical storage devices, to networks. At the time, Axis had pioneered what it called ‘ThinServer’ technology, which drove a shift away from mainframe computers by utilising more flexible, lightweight servers and was to become the enabling concept behind IoT. Axis’ history in developing network solutions for security has expanded beyond cameras and now includes other IP-based products for physical access control, a network horn speaker and an IP-based video door station. The underlying concept of connecting everything to the network ties back to Axis’ original roots and has established it as a leader in the emerging IoT segment known as the Internet of Security Things. Move from analogue to digital solutions The first network video camera delivered 1 frame /17 seconds in normal resolution, or 1 fps in CIF resolution. It went on to win several industry awards and laid the foundation for a long litany of innovative network video cameras, encoders and physical access control devices pioneered by Axis. AXIS 200 served as the first step toward the company’s current industry-leading position as the world’s top supplier of IP-based security solutions, which included milestone introductions such as the security industry’s first HDTV network camera and first thermal network camera that helped accelerate the move from analogue to digital video in the security market. Within ten years of the introduction of the first network video camera, Axis had reached the one million milestone in network cameras installed worldwide. Today, Axis offers more than 200 network camera models for every need. It has added innovative features for a full scope of high-resolution performance, analytics, mobile monitoring and cloud-based implementations, adding powerful and smart features that have fuelled global growth and adoption. IoT revolution in security industry “Looking back over twenty years, we are proud that our original vision of connected devices and smarter networks for a wide range of applications, using what we called ThinServer technology, has taken hold in such a broad way,” said Martin Gren, who along with Mikael Karlsson and Keith Bloodworth, founded Axis in 1984. “Little did we know in 1996 that the IoT would take off like it has, but we are gratified with the role we played as one of the pioneers in this area, especially for security purposes where we have accelerated the shift from analogue to digital solutions. It gives us great confidence in how Axis will continue to add value and innovation for the future of connected devices and for making the world a safer place.”
CNL Software will be demonstrating its IPSecurityCenter PSIM alongside Infinova at Secutech India 2016 in Mumbai CNL Software, a world leader in Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software, is pleased to announce it is partnering with Infinova on Safe Smart Cities programmes in India and will be demonstrating its award winning IPSecurityCenter™ PSIM technology alongside Infinova at Secutech India in Mumbai on April 21-23, 2016. The transformation of 100 cities into Smart Cities is planned across India; each city will be equipped with the infrastructure to offer pan-city elements including safety and security. Combining the latest PSIM and video surveillance technologies, CNL Software and Infinova offer an integrated situation management solution to enable Safe Smart Cities - maintaining the safety of citizens, the protection of critical infrastructure and the security of travel & transportation. Provide visual intelligence in real-time to right people “Safety and security are foundation stones for any smart city, as without them there will be no investment in the complex solutions needed to improve efficiency”, comments Milind Borkar, Vice President of Sales, at Infinova. “Given the safety and security challenges faced within key cities in India today, we see our video technology playing a critical role in providing the surveillance needed on the ground. Our partnership with CNL Software and integration with IPSecurityCenter PSIM ensures that the visual intelligence is provided in real-time to the right people; ensuring greater preparedness and faster response to potential threats.” “Statistics show that urban areas are expected to house 40% of India’s population and will contribute a staggering 75% of India’s GDP within the next 15 years. Protecting these vast cities is therefore mission critical for India’s long-term economic success. With one of the fastest growing economies in the world, India has embraced technology and continues to invest in improving the future for all of its citizens”, adds Keith Bloodworth, CEO, at CNL Software. “India’s latest Smart City programme is a great example of forward thinking, ensuring major cities are connected, intelligent and most of all secure. We are pleased to be partnered with Infinova to provide Safe Smart City programs in India.” Allows intelligent integration of wide range of security and homeland defence technologies IPSecurityCenter PSIM is deployed in some of the largest safe city security programmes today in global cities such as Washington DC, US, London, UK and Manchester, UK, supporting security and safety of citizens, visitors, commerce and infrastructure. IPSecurityCenter PSIM allows the intelligent integration of range of security and homeland defence technologies such as video surveillance and analytics, facial recognition, License Plate Recognition (LPR), crowd monitoring, gunshot detection, CBRNe, geospatial mapping and tracking. As a first step this partnership has enabled the integration of IPSecurityCenter PSIM with Infinova’s V2217 Video Management System, adding PSIM benefits to its rich VMS features. Infinova’s strengths within city surveillance have already been recognised in India, and has ensured a successful track record within safe city projects. This success can be attributed to its advanced video management capabilities, which ensures cities can maximise their investment in legacy analogue systems, and provides a migration path to IP System without the need for additional investments.
Mike will have direct responsibility for all American customer-facing departments including sales CNL Software, a world leader in Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software, is pleased to announce that it has strengthened its position in the US market, with the appointment of Mike Mostow to the role of General Manager – Americas. Mike will have direct responsibility for all American customer-facing departments including sales, professional services, channel development and customer support. Security industry background A passionate industry leader, Mike has worked for over 20 years within the security technology sector. Prior to joining CNL Software, Mike led and managed commercial and technical teams for Leidos’ Integrated Security Division. He will use this experience to execute operations and drive sales in line with CNL Software’s aggressive growth plan in the Americas. Mike began his career at Johnson Controls and has since held senior government and critical infrastructure focused management positions at industry leading companies such as AMAG Technology and ICx Technologies/FLIR Systems. Increasing use of CNL’s PSIM technology “I am very excited by this opportunity to help build on CNL Software’s recent achievements in the Americas. The PSIM market is experiencing significant growth and continues to outpace traditional security technologies; it is a great time to get engaged. As a leader in the PSIM market, CNL Software is seeing increased demand coming from market growth, as well as a greater market share in the Americas,” says Mike Mostow, CNL Software, General Manager – Americas. “My immediate focus will be to maintain that forward momentum and to sustain growth and new customer acquisition. CNL Software’s PSIM technology, which improves organisational management and control, enhances situational awareness and reporting, and drives efficiencies through automation, has become increasingly vital in mission critical security environments.” “Mike’s experience and excellence in sales and service will add major benefits to both the growth of our American sales channels and the support of our clients,” commented Keith Bloodworth, CEO at CNL Software. “The addition of his leadership in this strategically significant region further emphasises our commitment to building a world-class Americas sales and support team to serve our customers and partners. We are very confident that our growing team and client base will benefit from Mike’s strong leadership as well as his passion for the security market.”
Atkinson will work closely with both commercial and technical disciplines at CNL Software CNL Software, a world leader in Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software, is pleased to announce that it has further enhanced its Senior Management Team and Board with the appointment of Darren Atkinson to the role of Chief Technology Officer. Atkinson will be responsible for the Software Development, Product Marketing and Project Services teams in line with the company’s global growth strategy. With over 20 year experience within the enterprise software industry, Darren has held CTO and IT Director level positions for organisations including PrisymID and FormScape Software. Through this experience, he adds considerable practical and Board level experience from fast growth, entrepreneurial software companies. Darren held CTO & IT Director positions for several organisations With major new projects in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the US, it is an exciting time to join the company as it is well placed to grow exponentially over the next 3 years at least. Atkinson will work closely with both commercial and technical disciplines at CNL Software, to help continue driving forward the company’s customer-focused growth strategy. “Our IPSecurityCenter PSIM solution is the premier choice security management product for the world’s most critical, high value, complex and integrated security operations”, says Keith Bloodworth, CEO at CNL Software. "We are excited to have Darren join CNL Software at such a pivotal point in the company's history. In particular, Darren will make a significant contribution to adding more value to each client as we continue to build vertical market ready ‘out-of-the-box’ software solutions. From our time at FormScape together, he brought the company’s products to another level, created a top level delivery team and was able to understand how to turn major technology in to dynamic business solutions.” Taking the lead in advancing delivery programmes “CNL Software has a great team of talented, committed staff and it is my privilege to work alongside them”, adds Darren Atkinson, CTO at CNL Software. “I look forward to taking the lead in advancing our development and delivery programs to ensure that we continue to meet the high standards expected by our customers while providing innovative solutions that will drive the security industry forward. My experience of simplifying complex products to deliver greater functionality “out the box” will benefit both end users and channel partners." During his tenure at FormScape Software, Atkinson was a key member of the executive team that delivered their enterprise solution, focusing on the Global Fortune 100 companies integrating directly with the major Tier 1 ERP providers SAP, JD Edwards and Oracle through key technology partnerships with IBM, HP and Microsoft. FormScape software successfully raised investment capital, completed an MBO and was subsequently acquired by Bottomline Technologies (Nasdaq: EPAY).
James will be responsible for driving growth for the company via its extensive global partner ecosystem CNL Software, a world leader in Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software, is pleased to announce that it is strengthening its Senior Management Team and Board with the promotion of James Condron to Global VP Sales & Marketing. James will be responsible for driving growth for the company via its extensive global partner ecosystem. James has over 25 years of experience James joined the CNL Software in 2004 and has over 25 years of experience within sales and marketing of IT software and hardware solutions. With a successful track record in delivering significant business growth, he has been instrumental in some of the largest, most complex and ground-breaking security integration projects in the world during his tenure at CNL Software. His appointment comes as CNL Software increases its share of the growing international security integration market, by demonstrating a strong customer focused approach and specialism in key vertical segments. James’s ability to execute profitable sales through customer relationship management and systematic marketing strategies will help to drive growth over the next 3 years. He will focus his immediate attention on process management, partner acquisition & support and customer service strategies. Expertise within complex security integration programs “We are all extremely excited that James has accepted this new role. He brings with him his drive, energy and expertise within complex security integration programs,” commented Keith Bloodworth, CEO at CNL Software. “The global growth of connected devices will exceed 40 billion by 2020, and organisations across all vertical markets and geographies will need to transform huge volumes of data into meaningful intelligence for security and operations. James’s excellent work over the last decade leaves us with no doubt that he is the right person to help us increase our share of this market”. “Security operations across the world are eager to leverage additional value from the investments made in their security infrastructure and exploit the tremendous benefits of IoT, yet are struggling to make sense of the myriad of data being produced by multiple systems and devices. CNL Software can help them cut through all of this complexity”, says James Condron. “I look forward to engaging with our valued international customer base to help support their operational insights and to working with our world-class partner ecosystem as we expand our global footprint.”
The restructure follows the increased worldwide demand for the company’s IPSecurityCenter PSIM solution CNL Software, a world leader in Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software, is pleased to announce changes to its Senior Management Team and new appointments to the Board. The restructure follows the increased worldwide demand for the company’s IPSecurityCenter™ PSIM solution and is line with the company’s global growth strategy. IPSecurityCenter PSIM deployed in significant safe city Founded in 2001, the CNL Software journey started as an integration company within the physical security domain. Development of IPSecurityCenter PSIM started in 2004, and the first deployment was to Greater Manchester Police in 2006. Since then, IPSecurityCenter PSIM has been deployed in a number of significant safe city, corporate and critical infrastructure projects; securing billions of passenger journeys, ensuring the safety of millions of citizens and protecting thousands of buildings around the world. “Our IPSecurityCenter PSIM solution is rapidly becoming the premier choice for the world’s most critical, high value, complex and integrated security operations”, says Keith Bloodworth, CEO at CNL Software. “The organisation is not only stepping up to ensure the best possible service for existing clients but also to meet the increased intelligence required for integrated situational management as well as continuing to lead innovation in the security, safety and building management arenas.” "These last twelve months have been an exciting time for the company, we have deployed many new major projects and have a very healthy order book going forward”, continues Bloodworth. “Over the next month, we will be announcing a new CTO and a Global VP of Sales & Marketing, both being Board appointments as well as major new hires in the development teams and regional offices. We are extremely pleased to be scaling up the management team and the Board at this pivotal point in the company's history.” Significant growth in the Middle East region With the company focus on critical national infrastructure, mass transit and global corporates, it now boasts the first full service operation of a PSIM only software company in the Middle East region, based in Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, UAE. With sales, support, project management, professional services and development all based locally, it is seeing significant growth to match the investment.
Gallick will work closely with the Board to achieve its growth ambitions CNL Software, a world leader in Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software, is pleased to announce the appointment of Colin Gallick as the Non-Executive Main Board Director at CNL Software. Gallick will work closely with the Board to achieve its growth ambitions and brings more than 30 years' "C" level sales, marketing and general management experience within the software industry. Gallick was a founder and main board director of Help Desk Vendor, Utopia Technology Inc., who were sold to Royal Blue PLC in 1997. He was an early joiner and main board director for Witness Systems Inc., the leader in Call Centre Quality Monitoring systems and built the International business to account for over 40% of company revenue. He was a key member of the team that executed the successful IPO on NASDAQ. In 2001, Colin was an early stage investor/founder in GuardedNet Inc., the Security Information Management vendor, where he set up the EMEA operations, later serving as CEO. GuardedNet was sold to Micromuse Inc. in 2005, which subsequently was acquired by IBM in 2006. More recently, Gallick was CEO of Invu PLC; an AIM listed Software Company, where he led the team that has made significant growth in revenues and profits. On his appointment to the role at CNL Software Gallick commented, "I am excited to join the Board at CNL Software who are making impressive progress in the Physical Security and Facilities markets. They already have some stellar references and my previous experiences within the Information Management and Process Automation sectors will allow me to make a valuable contribution to the company. I look forward to working with my colleagues on the Board to enrich the debates both within the company and with our stake holders to steer the company towards the ambitious growth goals we have defined." CEO and Founder, Keith Bloodworth, welcomed the appointment by saying: "We are pleased to welcome Colin to the company. His wealth of knowledge and relevant experience of high growth software companies will be an asset to the Board, particularly at this time. He is already making a significant impact on our future direction and we are looking forward to working with him at this time in our international expansion." Gallick holds an M.Sc. from the University of Bath and is a member of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists.