Milestone Systems promotes Dr. Barry Norton to VP of Research

July 2, 2021
With this internal promotion, Milestone Systems sets the bar high for the future of video software technology

Copenhagen – July 1, 2021 --  Dr. Barry Norton joined Milestone Systems in May 2018 as director of research. In his new role as vice president of research, Barry will also—in addition to continue leading Milestone’s growing research department—be responsible for increased collaboration with universities. This will help move forward machine learning, especially in relation to computer vision. Dr. Barry will be instrumental in helping to create the next generation of video software technology that will not only be innovative but will be used for greater societal good.

“Milestone Systems has high ambitions for the future. We need to understand and predict future technologies and megatrends to help accelerate Milestone Systems’ ambitious growth journey. Increasing our focus on research will gear this journey. Barry is always more than one step ahead when it comes to applying future technologies because of his profound knowledge and ingenuity. I’m confident that Barry will play a key role in taking Milestone’s video software technology to the next level,” said Bjørn Skou Eilertsen, chief technology officer, Milestone Systems.

Over the years, Milestone Systems has gradually increased investment in research capability and expertise. With the newly created vice president of research role, Milestone Systems will further develop its business and core strategic initiatives to accelerate the company’s ambitious growth journey and offer more cutting-edge, high-quality product features. The vice president of research will report directly to the chief technology officer at Milestone Systems.

Dr. Barry Norton, vice president of research, Milestone Systems, commented: “Milestone’s ‘Make the World See’ mission is a clarion call to bring together the latest achievements in artificial intelligence from the lab to deliver true situational understanding in the real world. The commitment to deliver such technology in a responsible manner makes Milestone the ideal environment to deliver on this vision.”

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