Physical Security Interoperability Alliance Welcomes Dave Fowler as Chairman
Santa Clara, Calif. – August 18, 2010 – The Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (www.psialliance.org), a global consortium of physical security providers focused on promoting the interoperability of IP-enabled devices, today announces Dave Fowler as its new Chairman. Fowler replaces Robert Hile, who held the position for two consecutive terms.
“I’m honored that I have been selected to become the next Chairman of PSIA and I am eager to follow through on the existing strategies the Board has set in motion.” Fowler said. “PSIA develops the industry’s broadest range of specifications for IP-enabled security devices and now, we are focused on accelerating the adoption and innovation of our specifications among leading market vendors.”
As Chairman of PSIA, Fowler will serve as an advocate for interoperability in the security industry and will work closely with the PSIA Board to develop strategies to maintain the organization’s leadership position in the marketplace. Fowler, who currently leads the Recording and Content Management Working Group, serves as Senior Vice President, Product Development and Marketing, for VidSys, a leading provider of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software. He is a seasoned technology and business practitioner who is a frequent speaker at industry conferences on technology trends and sales/marketing effectiveness, and has been published and quoted in a variety of publications.
Fowler is a veteran of the software industry, with more than 35 years of industry and senior management experience in marketing, product management and development, business development and sales. Prior to joining VidSys, Fowler held executive and general management roles at various industry-leading companies including Groove Networks, Kana, Sun Microsystems, FTP Software, Chipcom, Wang Labs and Gradient Technologies. He holds a Masters in Business Administration from New York University and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
The Physical Security Interoperability Alliance is a global consortium of physical security manufacturers and systems integrators focused on promoting the interoperability of IP-enabled security devices across every segment of the industry. PSIA supports license-free standards and specifications, which are vetted in an open and collaborative manner to the industry as a whole. Specifications are developed through member and industry participation in five active working groups: IP Video, Video Analytics, Recording and Content Management, Area Control and Systems. To date, more than 1,500 industry professionals have downloaded PSIA’s specifications. For more information, visit http://www.psialliance.org