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RealNetworks taps Jay Burrell to lead SAFR global sales and business development


RealNetworks has appointed Jay Burrell to the position of chief revenue officer for computer vision where he will lead worldwide sales and business development for RealNetworks’ facial recognition platform SAFR.

The veteran executive brings more than 20 years of leadership experience to his new role. Prior to joining RealNetworks, Burrell served as the senior vice president and GM of digital technology at GE Healthcare. Before that, he oversaw IBM Cloud as global vice president.

“We are thrilled to have Jay join us to help take our SAFR business to the next level,” comments Rob Glaser, founder and CEO of RealNetworks. “Jay brings deep experience from his work at well-respected and high-growth businesses. Further, he embodies the drive, focus and diligence required to make SAFR a market leading business that scales rapidly.”

“SAFR has already shown real market leadership with its performance and accuracy, but this is just the beginning,” adds Burrell. “I have been following RealNetworks for some time, and the opportunity to be part of the recreation of an industry icon is exactly what a technology executive dreams of.”

RealNetworks recently launched SAFR for Security which integrates its SAFR biometric facial recognition live video platform with leading video management systems.

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