Last week marked a significant milestone in Netwatch USA's journey. Since establishing in Boston, MA in late 2011, Netwatch has been welcomed in the US market place with open arms, formal recognition if this was seen last week both in co-founder and CTO Niall Kelly receiving the CIO of the Year Award from Boston Business Journal and Mass High Tech in the emerging category and in Netwatch being listed as the only Boston based company on the Irish Echo's Index 30.
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Pictured (L to R): Thomas Walsh, U.S. Business Development Manager for Netwatch, and Jeff Wright, National Sales Manager of Aer Lingus. (Photo credit: Massimo Crescenzo)
Netwatch USA, a remote visual monitoring company, co-founder and Chief Technical Officer Niall Kelly was recently recognized by the Boston Business Journal and Mass High Tech as a 2012 CIO of the Year. The award, reviewed and selected by a team of editors, is given to those who exemplify innovation in the use of information technology and in IT strategy. Winners of the prestigious award will be honored at a ceremony in downtown Boston on June 12, 2012.
The award helps to solidify Netwatch’s emergence as a leader in the security space since their entry into to the U.S. market in February of 2012. Kelly, who also drives the research and development department of Netwatch, has lead Netwatch to receive several accolades in Ireland including Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and the Deloitte Fast 50 Technology Award. This is their first U.S. award since launching their Boston headquarters earlier this year.
“Kelly's fearless determination and dedication to our technology ensures that our customers receive the highest possible service available,” says David Walsh, co-founder and CEO. “We’re honored to see his hard work to keep Netwatch’s strategic alignment focused on customer service and innovation reflected and championed by such a well-respected publication at such an early stage of company’s U.S. life.”
Netwatch provides real-time remote security monitoring to businesses and private residences in the United States and across four continents. Intervention Specialists at the Netwatch Communications Hub direct operations through CCTV monitoring and intervene as soon as a security is breached alerting the intruders to the fact that they are being watched and that the police have been informed. All monitoring of the U.S. sites will be undertaken by Intervention Specialists at Netwatch’s Irish headquarters in Carlow.
“Since launching our U.S headquarters in Boston in February, we’ve looked to the Boston Business Journal and Mass High Tech as the gauge by which business and technology in this great city are measured,” says Kelly. “To be included among such other worthy CIOs at such high standards is an honor and confirmation that Boston was the right choice as a city in which we can grow and thrive.”
Niall holds a diploma in electronic engineering, a certificate in instrumentation, and over twenty years’ experience in the design and installation of CCTV and intruder alarm systems.
Netwatch USA, a remote visual monitoring company, was recognized as a top company having significant operations in the U.S. and Ireland by the Irish Echo, the largest Irish-American newspaper in the U.S. The company was the only Boston-based business among the 30 honored at the yearly Ireland-US 30 luncheon on June 14, 2012 that was a highpoint of the annual New York-New Belfast conference hosted by the Irish Echo at Fordham University in New York City.
Netwatch was recognized for its commitment to the U.S. and Ireland; continuing to solidify its emergence as a leader in the security space since entering the U.S. market in February 2012. The conference, which also recognized companies including Aer Lingus, BNY Mellon, and CVS, focuses on strengthening the relationship between the two cities to help create a solid future.
"The Irish Echo is thrilled to honor the formidable achievements of Netwatch founder and CEO David Walsh who is testament to the two-way street of entrepreneurship and commerce linking the U.S. and Ireland," says Máirtín O Muilleoir, president of the Irish Echo. "Our annual Ireland-US 30 listing pays tribute to standout companies with significant operations in the U.S. and Ireland and we are delighted that at our gala luncheon in New York today, Netwatch joined representatives of the NYSE, Amgen, Viacom and Citigroup and other blue-chip companies to receive the accolade."
With over 35,000 crimes prevented since inception, the Netwatch system deploys the most advanced video processing technologies to alert its Communication Hub to unacceptable behavior on a client's property. Intervention Specialists direct operations through remote CCTV monitoring and intervene as soon as security is breached alerting the intruders that they are being watched and that the police have been informed.
"It is quite an honor to be included on this esteemed Ireland-US 30 list alongside such well-respected companies," says David Walsh, co-founder and group CEO of Netwatch. "Celebrating the shared past between New York and New Belfast while strengthening economic ties is a pillar of Netwatch's mission. To be acknowledged by a publication that shares our values is confirmation that we're on the right track here in our new home."