Milestone Systems recently hosted its regional partner and customer events called MIPS (Milestone Integration Platform Symposium) in Nashville, Copenhagen and Bali. The three events attracted nearly 2,000 attendees and 124 exhibitors, to discuss industry-relevant themes such as the impact of disrupting innovation, blending human and machine intelligence, and how the power of the platform economy is a game-changer for players who build intelligent video technology and security solutions.
With the innovation power and reach that Milestone and its partner community bring to the market comes a need to advocate responsible use of software and technology. This was the overarching theme of all three regional events. Milestone Systems has taken an active role in creating the Copenhagen Letter, a technology declaration developed by 150 people from all industries and signed by more than 5,000 individuals so far. The core message in the Copenhagen Letter is that we must ensure that technology is used in a balanced, humane manner. This message was well received by the partners, customers and industry professionals present at MIPS.
Other highlights of the three regional events included a presentation of the Milestone platform roadmap, cloud strategy, a new Technology Partner Program, a new driver framework, and a status on the company’s Accelerate Innovation program in Research & Development. External industry professionals included Futurist Brian Solis, who talked about Innovation in the Era of Darwinism, entrepreneur Ola Ahlvarsson, who discussed exponential technologies and industry transformation entrepreneurship, and IHS Markit, who elaborated on developments in the surveillance industry.
Partner Achievements Honored
With these events in Nashville, Copenhagen and Bali, Milestone Systems celebrated its all-important foundation of the business model, namely the partner community. Partners were officially recognized with awards saluting top performances in sales, marketing, technology, collaboration and innovation for camera partners, solution partners, technology partners, distribution partners, channel partners and installations of 2018.
“Once again, the interest, engagement and commitment from our community of partners have been overwhelming. MIPS is no longer only a Milestone Systems event; it is truly a partner event. It shows the strength and opportunities that lie within our platform and within our community. I’m very excited to see where the future brings us and how we can create new innovations within video technology in new and even more responsible ways,” said Kenneth Hune Petersen, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Milestone Systems.