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Vidsys Announced as Official Security and Risk Management Software Platform for USA Pavilion at 2015 World’s Fair

April 15, 2015 (Washington, D.C.) – Vidsys has been selected to provide the security software platform for the USA Pavilion at this year’s world’s fair, Expo Milano 2015. With the theme “American Food 2.0: United to Feed the Planet,” the USA Pavilion programming will highlight innovation on a wide range of topics, including food security, sustainability and mobility. With its culture of continuous improvement and constant innovation, Vidsys PSIM was a natural partner to provide security solutions for the USA Pavilion.

Douglas T. Hickey, Commissioner General of the USA Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 said, “We are pleased Vidsys will be our security software partner at the USA Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015. Vidsys has consistently demonstrated its expertise in delivering innovative software technology at other large venues and special events around the world and that makes them an appropriate fit as we highlight the American entrepreneurial spirit.”

James I. Chong, CEO and Founder of Vidsys said, “It is an honor to support the U.S. State Department and the world’s fair by providing our intelligent security and risk management software that will be used to help secure and provide real-time situational awareness at the USA Pavilion. Such a large-scale, global event requires a strong and rigorous security plan to protect the visitors as well as the dignitaries who will be participating throughout Expo’s six-month duration.”
Vidsys has experience securing high-profile venues including the FIFA World Cups in Rio, the London Olympics, the F-1 Championships in Abu Dhabi, the NCAA Championships, the Boston Marathon, and the U.S. Presidential Inauguration.


About Friends of the USA Pavilion Milano 2015
The U.S. Department of State has selected Friends of the USA Pavilion Milano 2015 as its private-sector partner to work with the U.S. government to develop and implement an official American presence at the Expo. Friends of the USA Pavilion Milano 2015, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is a collaboration between the James Beard Foundation (JBF) and the International Culinary Center (ICC), and in association with the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy whose mission is to conceive, design, raise funds for, and produce the USA Pavilion and programs at Expo Milano 2015.

Current partners include GE, NUSSLI, Uvet, Brand USA, PepsiCo, Microsoft, DuPont, Boeing, illy, Research Frontiers, 3M, Dow, Uber, McKinsey & Company, FleishmanHillard, Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, U.S. Sustainability Alliance, U.S. Soybean Export Council, U.S. Grains Council, American Hardwood Export Council, North American Export Grain Association, USA Rice Federation, USA Poultry & Egg Commission, Food Export USA-Northeast, Food Export Association of the Midwest USA, and U.S. Dairy Export Council.

Through the leadership of Commissioner General Doug Hickey and the overall direction of the U.S. Department of State, the Friends organization will oversee every aspect of the project in consultation with a team of experts across the science, business, technology, agriculture, sustainability, design and other fields. The pavilion’s management and program is directed by President Dorothy Hamilton (founder and CEO of ICC), Chief Executive Officer Charlie Faas, and Chief Creative Officer Mitchell Davis (EVP of JBF). Biber Architects has been selected to design the USA Pavilion, and Thinc Design is serving as USA Pavilion exhibition designer.

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About Vidsys
Headquartered near Washington, D.C., Vidsys provides a transformational software platform that is used to run operations centers for leading enterprise organizations and public sector agencies globally. The rapidly deployable, browser-based platform collects, correlates and converts vast amounts of data into meaningful and actionable information, based on the organization’s risk policy, standards and compliance requirements.

Vidsys software enables decision makers from a single organization or multiple entities – however geographically dispersed – to manage risk in real time. By leveraging mobile and web-based technology, the software can be rapidly deployed and provides real-time situational awareness and information management capabilities to remote users and first responders.


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