DVTel hires NICE security group CTO

DVTel has hired Igal Dvir, the former chief technology officer of NICE Systems' security group to serve as the president of DVTel's products group, which includes product management and R&D efforts. According to a statement from DVTel, Dvir will spearhead continued growth of DVTel's iSOC (Intelligent Security Operations Center) suite of products.

Dvir, who holds a number of video patents, had performed similar functions at NICE, where he was focused on creating technology roadmaps, standardization, R&D, and integration of engineering teams following mergers and acquisitions. As president of the products group (aka DVTel Ltd.), Dvir will report directly to Eli Gorovici, DVTel's president and CEO.

Gorovici called Dvir "one of the brightest minds in physical security today," and credited NICE's recent successes in video surveillance to Dvir's technology leadership.

Dvir holds bachelor's and master's level degrees in electrical engineering from Tel-Aviv University, and he is the founder and leader of the VULCAN (Video Understanding Learning Content and Notification), a non-profit NGO headed by Israel's Chief Scientist. The VULCAN program is focused on advancing video content analytics, and is described as a "program [of] cooperation between leading security industries and academia researchers developing generic technology in the field of analytics for security."