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International software firm CrowdVision sets up base in Belfast

Fiona Strens, chief executive officer and founder at CrowdVision, and Alan Wilson, director of international investment at Invest NI
Gareth McKeown

A LEADING international software company has opened its second European office in Belfast, creating an initial nine jobs.

CrowdVision, an automated pedestrian analytics and insights firm launched its Belfast centre last week, with the new location within the Scottish Provident Building complementing the firm's headquarters in London. The Belfast office will focus on driving customer-focused, high quality data analytics and will extend and complement the technical capacity provided in London. Over the next couple of months CrowdVision will build an initial team of nine people, with a scope for additional growth in the near future.

Chief operating officer, Stuart Mills revealed Belfast was chosen ahead of international rivals as the location for the company's second European office.

“We researched a variety of locations but felt that Belfast offered the right mix of capabilities along with strong cultural alignment. We are confident that the new operation will quickly demonstrate its effectiveness in delivering quality services to our customers.”

CrowdVision chief executive, Fiona Strens believes the Belfast expansion will enable the firm to further focus on customer needs.

“I am extremely pleased about the launch of our new Belfast facility and the continued growth of CrowdVision. Belfast provides CrowdVision with access to a rich talent pool, which will support our future product and services vision.”

Invest NI has offered CrowdVision £48,000 towards the creation of eight new full time roles in Belfast and director of international investment, Alan Wilson added:

"CrowdVision is an exciting organisation. We are delighted they have chosen to establish a centre of excellence here in Belfast and that we have been able to offer funding towards eight full time roles. As a pioneer in video analytics, the company is offering exciting opportunities to grow its global support services and drive its growth plans.”

CrowdVision software shows what is happening to an entire pedestrian population, in real time. This enables infrastructure operators like airports, transport hubs, retail malls, convention centres and theme parks to act decisively to increase efficiency and profitability, both in the moment and in the future, whilst improving their customers' experience. Headquartered in London the company has regional offices in Melbourne, Austin, Texas and Belfast.

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