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Sentient appoints Mark Palmer as CEO

Published on: October 2023

Sentient appoints Mark Palmer as CEO to spearhead next phase of global expansion strategy in AI-enabled sensor technology.

Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Oct. 11, 2023) – Sentient Vision Systems’ (Sentient) has appointed existing Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Mark Palmer as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) following Founder Dr Paul Boxer’s decision to hand over the reins after 27 years at the helm of the business.

Paul Boxer said: “Over the past few months, the Advisory Board has gone through a comprehensive process to select a new CEO and I am pleased to announce that Mark Palmer has been appointed. Through his many years working in large defence multi-national corporations, Thales and BAE Systems, Mark has developed the skills and experience to operate effectively at the highest levels with the defence industry. His expertise and in-depth knowledge of our business makes him well-suited to lead Sentient through its next phase of growth.

“The Board and I are confident that Mark and the Business Leadership Team (BLT) members will continue to provide strong leadership to the company.”

Also announced today, Program Director at Sentient, Callum McGregor, will take on the role of CTO in the business, acknowledged as an innovator in the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled sensor edge-processed solutions to better detect and identify small objects in real-time, on land, and at sea.

New CTO Callum McGregor has equally impressive credentials, with a record of accomplishment of working in senior roles within the local and international defence aerospace industry including, QinetiQ and Airbus Defence.

Mark Palmer said: “We have achieved much in enhanced situational awareness for our customers with computer vision, AI, and edge processing technologies at the heart of our solutions. Our unparalleled experience places Sentient at the pole position of the Search and Rescue industry as well as growing our force-multiplier applications for Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) missions worldwide.

Sentient customers include the Australian Defence Force, Australian Maritime Safety Authority, United States Special Operations Command, United States Marine Corps, United States Coast Guard, United Kingdom Royal Navy, European Maritime Safety Agency, Netherlands Coastguard as well as other militaries, police, border patrol, security agencies, and forces worldwide.


About Sentient Vision Systems

Sentient Vision Systems specializes in passive, optical detection using wide area motion imagery. Sentient’s artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled sensor edge solutions better detect and identify small objects, on land, in the air and at sea. With more than 20 years of development in moving target indication, AI computer vision and machine learning, Sentient has deployed thousands of systems worldwide in the field of Intelligence, Surveillance, Search and Rescue, enhancing situational awareness decisions in real-time and has saved lives.

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