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Research & Development VP

At the IP video management software (VMS) company Milestone Systems, Tom Bjerre is its new Vice President for Research & Development. He will oversee planning, development, testing and release of Milestone Systems’ video management software, and supervise employees in Copenhagen, Barcelona and Sofia.

The company says it is looking to increase its development capacity in deep-driver device integration, video rendering, IoT and metadata sources, online services, advanced data management and the platform Software Development Kit (SDK).

Tom Bjerre, pictured, says: “I believe that the power of platform economy and platform business model is a game-changer. Milestone Systems’ open platform enables partners to reach customers, with Milestone Systems as the orchestrator of the platform. This makes innovations available to buyers through enabling the industry to build intelligent solutions together and expand their reach. I’m excited to take this open platform approach to the next level.

“Milestone Systems’ culture is based on values such as growth, passion and empathy – people values that I believe are essential for a company’s success. And always people first: The most creative ideas come from diverse teams. Mixing people with different backgrounds and cultures brings different viewpoints into the discussion, and this is the fuel that sparks innovation.”

Milestone Chief Technology Officer Bjørn Skou Eilertsen, says: “Tom Bjerre is a great match for Milestone Systems’ values and culture and has the required skills that the job requires in terms of agile management and ability to collaborate across teams and within the wider leadership group.”

In his time as CIO at TV 2 Danmark A/S, Bjerre and his team worked with cloud and on-premise solutions. A migration of digital services, including an online video platform, required an entirely new architecture, including transforming the platform from a large, complex on-premise monolith to a more flexible architecture based on microservices.

He has been responsible for Saxo Bank’s global IT Infrastructure, Application Infrastructure and Business Support and IT Services. In his most recent position as CIO at TV 2 Danmark A/S, he was responsible for Data, Integration and Services, IT Operations and TV Technology.



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