Qylur adds homeland security expert to advisory board
Dr. Erroll Southers
Palo Alto, CA, December 23 - Qylur Intelligent Systems, an intelligent systems company based in Silicon Valley, today announced that Dr. Erroll Southers, managing director of counter-terrorism and infrastructure protection from TAL Global, will be joining Qylur's advisory board. Southers is an internationally recognized expert on counter-terrorism, homeland security, aviation terrorism, school safety, and infrastructure protection. His extensive experience in this space is extremely valuable to Qylur, maker of the Qylatron™ Entry Experience Solution, an automated, self-service entry system that combines fan greeting, ticket-taking, and bag security screening for sites ranging from sports and entertainment venues to airports.
"I am honored to join the Advisory Board of Qylur Intelligent Systems, one of the most innovative technology companies in the world addressing entry security," says Southers. "We are dealing with an adaptive adversary. This field needs fresh perspectives, new approaches, and the latest capabilities that technology has to offer. I look forward to working closely with the Qylur leadership team to help protect public venues in today's challenging environment."
"We are excited to have Dr. Southers join our Advisory Board, especially given his support for our vision and roadmap to transform the entry experience as we know it," says Dr. Lisa Dolev, CEO and founder of Qylur Intelligent Systems. "Southers' commitment to contribute his deep expertise in infrastructure and public venue security to Qylur and its ecosystem will further our mission to deliver optimal security, while ensuring the best user experience and preserving human dignity."
Expertise comes at ideal time for growing company
Southers' decision to join the board comes at an exciting inflection point for Qylur, which has already earned a reputation for innovation and is now on the cusp of ground-breaking deployments in the US and Europe. Qylur saw its first commercial deployment of a Qylatron system at the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ games in Brazil. The Qylatron is currently also deployed at a major European amusement park and at Levi's® Stadium, recognized as the most high-tech stadium in the world.
Dr. Southers was President Obama's first nominee for Assistant Secretary of the TSA and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's Deputy Director for Critical Infrastructure in the Office of Homeland Security. He is the Director of Homegrown Violent Extremism Studies, Director of International Programs, Adjunct Professor of Homeland Security and Public Policy and counter-terrorism subject matter expert at the University of Southern California (USC). In his 31 years of working in this field, Southers has held public safety positions at every level of the government, including chief executive of law enforcement/security agencies, Special Agent at the Federal Bureau of Investigations, university faculty, and subject matter expert for the full Congressional Committee on Homeland Security.
At TAL Global, Dr. Southers works with clients on issues including counter-terrorism, transportation security, aviation terrorism, terrorism resilience and business continuity, and international regulation compliance. He is also a Senior Fellow of the UCLA School of Public Affairs, Visiting Fellow of the International Institute of Counter-Terrorism in Herzliya, Israel, and a sought-after lecturer and expert resource for media outlets.
Qylatron™ Entry Experience Solution
Qylur's Qylatron solution is the industry's first comprehensive entry solution for public venues. Designed to transform today's painful and inefficient first point of entry to sports and other venues -- including entertainment venues, mega events, monuments, parks, and airports -- the Qylatron streamlines guest entry with an automated self-service process. Powered by Qylur's Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platform technology for autonomous intelligent systems, the Qylatron leverages adaptive learning and analytics in a one-stop solution that balances customer experience, business, and operational needs with the highest level of security.
About Qylur Intelligent Systems
Qylur Intelligent Systems is a Silicon Valley-based technology company that leverages the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and smart, adaptive systems to deliver transformative operational intelligence and great user experiences. Qylur develops software and systems that are vertically integrated across the entire IIoT stack and employ social networks of machines, machine learning, and human interaction design. Qylur's solutions sense-think-act-learn in a variety of markets, including sports and entertainment, government and transportation. The company's solutions for entry operations and security offer guests a fun, respectful, and personalized self-service entry process, while helping large venues to continuously optimize their operations and provide the best possible security. For more information, visit www.qylur.com.