05 Mar Formative AI and distributed cloud among mega trends revealed at MIPS 2021
Close to 4000 participants from technology partners, end customers and media attended the first virtual MIPS conference on March 1st and 2nd. The virtual event brought together this rich community of video, security, and technology solution partners from EMEA, APAC and Americas to discuss the advancing innovation and shaping the new next.
“Shaping the New Next is an invitation to join us so we can make a positive difference together. There is a momentum in society right now that is unique to our industry, and we will be looking at this opportunity from both a business, a people, and a technology perspective. Because these are the drivers for the continuous success for the industry,” said VP at Milestone in EMEA, Malou Toft in her keynote address.
Formative AI refers to a set of emerging AI enabled technologies that can dynamically change to respond to situational variances. These technologies enable application Developers and UX designers to create solutions using AI enabled tools.
Distributed cloud computing is the first cloud model that incorporates physical location of cloud-delivered services as part of its definition. It is the next generatwww.milestonesys.comion of cloud computing which retains the advantages of cloud computing, while extending the range and use cases for cloud.
Composite Architecture enables enterprises where Integrations works seamlessly and can change shiftily as requirements change, without having to rebuild or reinstall the solution. A composite architecture enables an open data fabric to serve a variety of core and add-on solutions.
One of the trends within digital ethics is Responsible AI which focuses on ensuring ethical, transparent, and accountable use of AI technologies, in a manner consistent with user expectations, organizational values and societal laws and norms. Responsible AI can guard against the use of biased data or algorithms, ensure that automated decisions are justified and explainable.
Future regional plans
Milestone also revealed plans to focus on Cloud Managed video management which will leverage Distributed Cloud and Composite Architecture and drive up the agility of an organisation using XProtect, Milestone’s industry leading video management software, to cope with the new next in the Middle East and beyond.
Milestone predicts a successful 2021 in EMEA for multiple reasons including the massive amount of technology at hand that has accelerated the development of new innovative solutions to help businesses and societies navigate in a post-pandemic world. They see a clear mind shift in society, and a new market perception, fueling the relevance and readiness for more intelligent sensors and video technology.
In the Middle East for example, healthcare is an industry that has significantly benefited from adapting video technology during the pandemic. With medical tourism being part of the region’s general economic drive, healthcare will continue to be an important vertical in the region along with retail, leisure, and hospitality.
Smart Cities is another fast-growing area, where innovative technologies can improve the quality of living, help reduce the environmental impact of urbanisation and make everyday services run more smoothly. In the Middle East, these initiatives are predominantly driven by the governments, which means this could be the single largest vertical in the future.
The MIPS event included products and programs from leading brands including Axis Communications, Dell, Intel and Lenel S2. MIPS 2021 concluded with the hope that this year will stand for new beginnings, unbelievable comebacks and a world getting back in sync.
About Milestone Systems (Canon Group)
Founded in 1998, Milestone is a stand-alone company in the Canon Group. Milestone Systems is a leading provider of open platform video management software; technology that helps the world see how to ensure safety, protect assets and increase business efficiency. Milestone enables an open platform community that drives collaboration and innovation in the development and use of network video technology, with reliable and scalable solutions that are proven in more than 500,000 installations worldwide.