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Avigilon's Chief Technology Officer Named Most Influential Person in Security Industry


Dr. Mahesh Saptharishi ranks #1 on IFSEC Global's list of the Top 50 most influential people in security and fire, 2015

VANCOUVER, June 16, 2015 /CNW/ - Avigilon Corporation ("Avigilon") (TSX:AVO), a leading global provider of end-to-end security solutions, today announced that its Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President, Dr. Mahesh Saptharishi, ranked #1 on the IFSEC Global list of the Top 50 Most Influential People in Security and Fire, 2015. The list was determined by a panel of industry experts and by public voting.

"Every year, our list is comprised of the industry's most distinguished thought leaders, influential executives and pioneers in innovation," said IFSEC Global's Content and Community Manager, Adam Bannister. "Dr. Saptharishi is a respected, proven visionary and his #1 ranking reflects the profound impact he is making on the security industry."

"This is an exciting time for technology and Avigilon continues to expand the boundaries of business intelligence and security solutions," said Dr. Saptharishi. "It is an honour to be recognized by IFSEC Global on a list of so many talented global leaders."

Dr. Saptharishi will be presenting at the Security Solutions Theatre at IFSEC International 2015. His presentation, entitled High Definition Surveillance and Self-learning Analytics Reduce Incident-Impact, Damage and Loss, is scheduled for June 17, 2015 at 16.00-17.00 British Daylight Time (BDT). For more information and to register for the presentation, please click here. For the full IFSEC Global Top 50 Most Influential People in Security and Fire, 2015 list, please click here.

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