BOSTON, August 14, 2019 – Evolv Technology, the leader in free-flow smart threat detection, today announced the appointment of Owais Hassan as VP of Engineering. Hassan brings deep technical knowledge, exceptional leadership and a proven track record of product innovations in the areas of wireless, cloud and security ecosystems, enabling organizations to develop SaaS business and software-centric recurring revenue.
“We are excited to have Owais join Evolv and drive the company’s product innovation and roadmap,” said Anil Chitkara, president and founder of Evolv Technology. “Owais’ background in sensory technology, advanced software, and AI platforms is an ideal fit with Evolv to meet the growing market demand for public venue and workplace threat prevention. Owais will be instrumental in growing Evolv’s Cortex AI™ Platform capabilities.”
Prior to joining Evolv, Hassan served as VP of Engineering at CIMCON Lighting, a leader in outdoor IoT and smart city platforms. During this time, Hassan led the global engineering organization and was responsible for the product innovation, roadmap, and technical direction, delivering the industry’s first Outdoor Smart City Platform that won the prestigious Edison Awards.
“At Evolv, we have a strong technical substance – unique, different, and impactful to build upon and create a new category of solutions in the physical security space,” said Owais Hassan, VP of Engineering. “I am humbled and excited about the opportunity and look forward to delivering innovative security solutions and helping scale the company to the next growth level.”
HOW EVOLV STOPS ACTIVE SHOOTERS AND BOMBERS AT PUBLIC VENUES AND WORKPLACES: THE EVOLV CORTEX AI SOFTWARE PLATFORM
Unlike legacy checkpoint technologies, Evolv systems are powered by the Evolv Cortex AI Software Platform, which leverages proprietary threat classification software and a sensor network to instantly distinguish between threats such as a gun or bomb and the things we normally carry like a cell phone. Evolv detects a wide range of weapons and non-metallic items of interest without creating congested security lines. With Evolv, no stopping is required, no emptying pockets or removal of bags – people simply walk through the entrance. If a threat is detected, the Evolv free-flow smart threat detection instantly identifies the person, and the location of the threat is shown on a screen to the security team.
Whereas traditional metal detectors can only clear up to 300 people per hour, Evolv systems can clear thousands of people per hour, a 10X improvement in throughput. With 10X higher throughput, Evolv products require fewer security guards, reducing labor costs by up to 70%.
ABOUT EVOLV TECHNOLOGY
Evolv Technology prevents attackers from bringing weapons into public venues and places of work. Organizations such as Lincoln Center, Oakland Airport, Gillette Stadium, and LL Bean use Evolv’s free-flow smart threat detection to prevent active shooters and bombers from entering their venues while providing a non-intrusive experience. By fusing the latest sensors and software AI, Evolv delivers the only free-flow smart threat detection that can screen thousands of people, without the need to stop, and empty pockets or remove bags. Evolv reduces the burden on security teams and takes the hassle out of people screening at places of work, transportation hubs, sports stadiums, entertainment venues, hotels and conference centers, airports, houses of worship, and government agencies. For more information www.evolvtechnology.com
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