Motorola Solutions’ new CTO

Dr. Mahesh Saptharishi, previously chief technology officer (CTO) for Avigilon (a Motorola Solutions subsidiary specialising in video analytics, network video management software and hardware), has become Motorola Solutions’ new CTO.

He has more than 20 years’ technology leadership experience and will lead innovation at Motorola Solutions on mission-critical communications, video and command centre software. Areas of focus will include applications that bring together artificial intelligence (AI) and human intelligence to interpret vast quantities of data, as well as new user interfaces for the efficient delivery of information. Saptharishi earned a doctorate degree in machine learning from Carnegie Mellon University and has also authored numerous scientific publications, articles and patents.

Motorola Solutions’ out-going CTO, Paul Steinberg, who held the position between August 2010 and February 2019 (more than eight and half years), has become the company’s senior vice president of technology. According to a company spokesperson, he is now leading its technology policy & patent operations team. “In his technology policy role, Paul will work closely with our government affairs and legal teams to shape policy positions with regulators, government officials and customers across our entire portfolio,” the spokesperson said.

“Motorola Solutions has a proven track record of creating next-generation solutions for public safety and commercial users,” said Saptharishi. “I look forward to building on that track record by bringing advances in AI and data-driven technology together and embedding these in our mission-critical communications, video and command centre software platforms, creating integrated solutions that enhance safety and improve efficiency for our customers."