Fredrik Nilsson

Vice President of the Americas, Axis Communications, Inc.
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Fredrik Nilsson is Vice President of the Americas for Axis Communications, overseeing the company’s operations in North and South America and serving on the global management team. In his more than 25-year career at Axis, he has undertaken various roles in Sweden and the United States. Since assuming responsibility for the Americas in 2003, revenues have grown from $20M to over $800M. Nilsson has also been instrumental in leading the surveillance industry shift from analog closed-circuit television to network video.

Mr. Nilsson has been an active participant in SIA (Security Industry Association) and was on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for many years. A trusted industry speaker, he has delivered lectures and keynotes at many conferences, including influential shows such as Securing New Ground, ASIS, ISC West, Expo Seguridad, and Interop. In 2016 Mr. Nilsson received the prestigious George R. Lippert Memorial Award presented to individuals for their long-term service to SIA and the security industry, the impact of their efforts on behalf of SIA and the industry, as well as their integrity, leadership, and diplomacy in industry dealings. Mr. Nilsson was inducted into the Security Sales & Integration Industry Hall of Fame in 2017 which recognizes those who have left an indelible impression on the security industry and transformed it into the thriving business of today through qualities including leadership, innovation, achievement, humanitarianism and integrity.

An oft-quoted source for top business newspapers such as The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, and Svenska Dagbladet, he has also contributed articles and quotes to numerous professional security and IT publications both in the United States and abroad. Mr. Nilsson has made guest appearances on CNN, CNBC, Fox News, and NECN. He is the author of the book, “Intelligent Network Video,” published by CRC Press, now available in its second edition. Mr. Nilsson currently sits on the Board of Directors for MSAB, the global leader in mobile forensic technology for extraction, analysis and management.

Prior to Axis, Mr. Nilsson served as a product manager for ABB, a global leader in power and automation technologies. A graduate of the Lund Institute of Technology, he holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering and postgraduate studies in economics.