Milestone Systems, a leading provider of open platform video management software, has appointed Ritesh Deokar as new country manager, India. He joins the company from a senior management position at Larsen & Toubro Infotech (LTI), where he was responsible for Global Alliances. Prior to that, he was employed as National Alliance manager at Wipro Limited, and has extensive experience working within the ICT sector in India. His diverse background in both technology and security will be of significance to Milestone Systems’ growth in the region.
Jordan Cullis, director for APAC at Milestone Systems, says, “The fact that Ritesh brings a converged security and technology skill set to the company fits perfectly with our needs. Video management has evolved far past the point where it exists purely as a standalone technology, and to fully harness the power of an open VMS platform like Milestone Systems, our leaders need to understand and work with the myriad of technologies that integrate with our solutions.”
Deokar received his MBA from Nagpur University, and is fluent in four languages: Hindi, English, Kannada and Marathi. He will be based in Bengaluru.
Milestone Systems has committed to an ambitious growth strategy in the region, backed by a global plan to increase their innovation capacity by 45 percent.
“I am very excited to come to a leading global company like Milestone Systems, at a time when there is so much happening in the video management and surveillance industry in India,” says Deokar. “There is enormous potential for Milestone Systems’ open platform VMS solution and my extensive contacts across the IT and security markets here will certainly give us some great scope to forge new alliances, build new solutions and really take the company forward across the region.”
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 info, visit: www.milestonesys.com.