Entrepreneur and Business Leader Brings Deep Experience in Security, Transportation and Technology, with Service in Both the Public and Private Sectors
VIENNA, VA ─ January 13, 2012 ─ VidSys, the leading provider of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software that allows organizations to resolve business and security situations in real time, today announced that Michael P. Jackson has been named its new Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. An active, independent board member since 2009, Jackson assumed leadership duties of VidSys effective January 11, 2012.
“VidSys has established itself as the leader in the PSIM market. As both the company and market continue to mature, I look forward to being part of this outstanding team, and continuing to innovate and support the security management needs of our public and private sector clients,” said Michael P. Jackson, chairman and CEO of VidSys. “VidSys’ powerful PSIM technology is used at some of the most respected organizations worldwide, putting the right information in the hands of the people who need it to make decisions. As organizations seek to manage the increasing flood of information streaming in to their command centers, VidSys fuses and focuses the vast data to provide our customers with timely operational and actionable information for effective situation management.”
Jackson is an entrepreneur and business leader who is deeply experienced in security, transportation and technology, with service in both the public and private sectors. Over the past three years, Jackson has provided valuable insight and guidance to the company from both product development and sales perspectives, and, in his new role, will increase such contributions. His past positions include Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (2005-2007), Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (2001-2003) Senior Vice President of AECOM Technology Corporation, a global family of design and engineering firms, and Chief Operating Officer of Lockheed Martin IMS’s Transportation Systems and Services. At Lockheed Martin, Jackson managed market changing technology services such as electronic toll collection nationwide.
Headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, VidSys provides a transformational Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software platform used to run operations centers for public sector agencies and leading enterprise organizations globally. The platform continuously fuses and instantly correlates vast amounts of data gathered from any number or virtually any type, brand or generation of physical security system or sensor, as well as from networked management applications. The result is actionable intelligence that empowers decision makers from a single organization or multiple entities – however geographically dispersed – to collaborate in real time. By leveraging mobile devices, the software also provides instant situational awareness and mission-critical intelligence to first responders, senior executives or other authorized parties.