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Netwatch Co-Founder Niall Kelly Recognized as CIO of the Year by Boston Business Journal and Mass High TechRemote Security Company CTO Acknowledged for Innovation in Information Technology and Strategy (June 12, 2012)
BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/12/12 -- Netwatch USA, a remote visual monitoring company, co-founder and Chief Technical Officer Niall Kelly was recently recognized by the Boston Business Journal and Mass High Tech as a 2012 CIO of the Year. The award, reviewed and selected by a team of editors, is given to those who exemplify innovation in the use of information technology and in IT strategy. Winners of the prestigious award were honored at a ceremony in downtown Boston earlier today.
The award helps to solidify Netwatch's emergence as a leader in the security space since their entry into to the U.S. market in February of 2012. Kelly, who also drives the research and development department of Netwatch, has lead Netwatch to receive several accolades in Ireland including Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and the Deloitte Fast 50 Technology Award. This is their first U.S. award since launching their Boston headquarters earlier this year.
"Kelly's fearless determination and dedication to our technology ensures that our customers receive the highest possible service available," says David Walsh, co-founder and CEO. "We're honored to see his hard work to keep Netwatch's strategic alignment focused on customer service and innovation reflected and championed by such a well-respected publication at such an early stage of company's U.S. life."
Netwatch provides real-time remote security monitoring to businesses and private residences in the United States and across four continents. Intervention Specialists at the Netwatch Communications Hub direct operations through remote close captioned TV (CCTV) monitoring and intervene as soon as a security is breached alerting the intruders to the fact that they are being watched and that the police have been informed. All monitoring of the U.S. sites will be undertaken by Intervention Specialists at Netwatch's Irish headquarters in Carlow.
"Since launching our U.S. headquarters in Boston in February, we've looked to the Boston Business Journal and Mass High Tech as the gauge by which business and technology in this great city are measured," says Kelly. "To be included among such other worthy CIOs at such high standards is an honor and confirmation that Boston was the right choice as a city in which we can grow and thrive."
Niall holds a diploma in electronic engineering, a certificate in instrumentation, and over twenty years' experience in the design and installation of CCTV and intruder alarm systems.
Established in 2003, Netwatch currently employs 122 staff and from its Carlow Communication Hub, monitors in excess of 25,000 cameras across the globe. Netwatch was the first company in Europe to combine specialist video processing technologies with satellite communications to provide safe, preventative, immediate and cost effective protection solutions for clients. With over 35,000 crimes prevented since start-up, the Netwatch system deploys the most advanced video processing technologies to alert its Communication Hub to unacceptable behavior on a clients' property. Live personalized audio warnings are issued to intruders preventing criminal activity. Heavily invested in R&D, Netwatch is committed to remaining the leader in the field of remote visual monitoring and thanks to the vast advancements in its proprietary software (Veritas externally and Cratos internally), Netwatch now operates in four continents with clients across Europe, South Africa, the Middle East and the USA.
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