Chief Technology Officer, Senior Vice President, Avigilon
Dr. Mahesh Saptharishi has more than 17 years of experience developing intelligent video analytics technology as well as software and camera hardware specifically for the security industry. As Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Saptharishi is responsible for driving innovation in Avigilon’s product and intellectual property portfolios, identifying strategic technology capabilities, and exploring new business opportunities. Before becoming CTO, Dr. Saptharishi served as Senior Vice President, Analytics and Data Science at Avigilon and has been with the company since its acquisition of VideoIQ Inc. in January 2014. Prior to joining Avigilon, Dr. Saptharishi was President, Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder of VideoIQ, Inc. Dr. Saptharishi also co-founded and led the core analytics team at Broad Reach Technologies, Inc., where he was Vice President of Research & Development. A pioneer in the surveillance industry, Dr. Saptharishi received his Doctorate in Machine Learning from Carnegie Mellon University, where he was involved in research on autonomously navigating vehicles at the Robotics Institute and the Institute for Complex Engineering Systems. He has also authored multiple peer-reviewed scientific publications, articles and patents.