IPVMU Certified | 02/03/14 08:13pm
Man, it seems business analytics and video analytics have very little crossover. In the intro video embedded above, there is no mention, not even a hint, of video.
I suppose at some point data is data, but doing video analytics right and understanding the challenges behind it are really specialized.
This may be a great hire, but plumbers don't typically make good electricians or vice versa.
I welcome this marriage. VideoIQ was expert as using VA to improve security. Maybe a fresh perspective can help identify where else VA can provide value. With any luck, this team may hit on a host of new applications that have tangible ROIs for VA, unlike security. Good luck to them!
SAP being a leader in enterprise data management, I can definitely see how this can be a plus, particularly if Avigilon develops an application that will allow customers to interface the data from the VideoIQ appliance with SAP and other ERP tools so it can be manipulated and actioned easily.
They'll be able to bring immediate value to an A-list of well established, and usually large clients, as well as allow them to generate very interesting cross-selling opportunities for their other products.
Update: Less than a year later, Avigilon's analytics product manager has quit Avigilon to join an HR 'datafication' startup.
Update: Avigilon has a replacement for the analytics product manager, Steven Mueller, who previously worked in computer networking.