Milestone Systems has appointed Bjorn Skou Eilertsen as Vice President for the company’s recently established Corporate Products business unit, responsible for large and complex surveillance solutions. The company provides open platform video management systems which deliver a range of functionality, up to the creation of multi-site multi-server solutions. ‘Milestone Systems has achieved formidable growth in its first 14 years to be a leader in a market where the customers’ needs are constantly changing. I look forward to doing my part to keep us ahead of the competition,’ stated Eilertsen. ‘My primary task is to manage continued developments for our high-end products designed for more complex needs and larger customers, to ensure that our software best fulfills their requirements. Organisationally I will focus on leveraging coordination between R&D, marketing and sales to work toward our shared goals.’ Eilertsen comes to the new role with experience as a manager of product development, sales, marketing and business operations, demonstrating that he is a solid strategist who can develop new concepts and create growth. Most recently he was the manager of Microsoft’s Dynamics CRM business division in Western Europe where he was responsible for the partner channel, sales, marketing and product management.
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.