Two Tech Industry Titans Join Salient Systems Board of Directors
AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Salient Systems has appointed Tom Bogan and Lane Bess to its Board of Directors. Both are titans in enterprise software and bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to guide Salient’s next stage of growth.
Bogan is currently Vice Chairman of Workday, a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources, helping customers adapt and thrive in a changing world. Throughout his career, he has been an executive, investor, and board member of several highly successful software companies, including Rational Software, Citrix Systems and Adaptive Insights. He was previously a partner at Greylock, a premier Silicon Valley venture capital firm.
“Tom is a well-known and highly respected executive and entrepreneur, who most recently built Adaptive Insights into a $1 billion-plus company, culminating in an acquisition of the company by Workday,” said David Hood, Salient’s CEO. “We are thrilled to have Tom join our board. His experience with market transitions and innovating business models for competitive advantage will be of great value for our journey at Salient.” Bogan added, “I am excited about joining Salient’s board and truly believe that Salient can build on its accomplishments to provide a new category of value with video.”
Bess brings a wealth of experience and is a well-known Silicon Valley tech veteran. He has previously served as COO of Zscaler, an innovator and leader in cloud-based Internet security service, and as CEO of Palo Alto Networks, where he led the initiative to scale the company toward its IPO.
“We are incredibly fortunate to have someone with Lane’s wealth of experience in cybersecurity and enterprise software join our board,” Hood said. “His cybersecurity domain expertise and his extensive entrepreneurial talent will be crucial to Salient’s growth as we move into the next phase of our evolution as a company.” Bess added, “I see parallels to companies I have led and advised, and I am impressed with Salient’s strategic roadmap.”
The addition of Bess and Bogan to the board will be instrumental to Salient’s evolution beyond security, to a software provider that serves as a core data platform fueling business intelligence. In addition to the appointments of Bess and Bogan, Salient has further fueled its transformation by welcoming aboard executives with strong enterprise software backgrounds.
Salient’s path forward is to further commit to the open architecture strategy that has been central to its growth so far. Its award-winning video management software platform, CompleteView, is ideally suited to integrate and interoperate with the systems necessary to enable best-in-breed solutions that deliver on both the security and business intelligence end users need.
“We believe the single-vendor, end-to-end security solution leaves significant value on the table for end users, who want to get the most business insights out of their systems,” Hood said. “With innovation continuing to accelerate, single-vendor solutions can’t provide the dynamic, adaptive value that businesses want and need.”
“We chose Salient's platform because its open architecture and ability to integrate with best in class analytics solutions translated into a tremendous return on investment as we can meet security, compliance, and business needs,” said a top ten Global LTL logistics customer. “Beside meeting surveillance needs, our operations department uses video-based analytics in association with Salient's platform to better evaluate customers’ demands and improve efficiencies of staff to provide a better experience and increase revenue.”
Salient is focused on continuing to achieve more shared success across security and business functions in modern enterprises. To better accommodate enterprise purchasing preferences, Salient recently expanded its offerings to include a subscription offer for its leading video management software.
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About Salient Systems
Salient is the leading software provider of comprehensive, enterprise-class Video Management Software and Systems. For 25 years, Salient has delivered best-in-class video surveillance solutions for critical infrastructure, transportation, logistics, retail, education, and more. Salient leverages intelligent video technology to mitigate risk, improve service delivery, and drive positive business outcomes for customers worldwide. Salient’s award winning CompleteView VMS platform offers a full range of applications for unmatched scalability through a fully open architecture. Citi Bank, Kirkland's, University of Notre Dame, ABF Freight, Nike and thousands of other customers trust Salient to provide powerful video-enabled surveillance and business intelligence solutions for today and tomorrow.