Through Ricco’s leadership, Axis aims to bridge the gap between physical security, hardware and infrastructure providers to build tight partnerships and mutual interoperability testing procedures that deliver complete IP video surveillance solutions. The Axis Technology Partner Program will grow to not only provide sales opportunities for leading IT hardware and infrastructure partners, but also solutions, sales and technical training and overall industry education for the entire channel – from security and IT systems integrators to distributors and end-users.
“Some of my friends and colleagues have asked, ‘Why move from IT to physical security?’ My response is always the same: It moved into me,” said Ricco. “In a world where nearly everything has gone digital, video surveillance is one of the last pure growth opportunities for IP technology. As the inventor of the IP camera and today’s industry leader, Axis was the logical choice for me.”
Most recently, Ricco was a senior network consultant with Allied Telesis, Inc., a leading manufacturer of Layer 2-7 network hardware and software solutions, working with end-users and integrators to provide infrastructure guidance for the physical security, transportation and healthcare markets.