Featuring Demonstrations from:
Tom GuthrieVP of Public Safety Operations at RapidSOS
The Future of 911 Technology
RapidSOS is revolutionizing emergency response by getting more data than ever to 911 and responders through direct data links from IoT & connected devices.
Tom brings decades of experience leading teams providing critical communications technology for public safety. He joins RapidSOS as VP of Public Safety Operations to help execute the company’s vision of providing life-saving data to 9-1-1 and first responders.
He is focused on building relationships with a portfolio of vendor partners who deliver information from the NG911 Clearinghouse through their Call Handling, Computer Aided Dispatch, Mapping and other workflow solutions. In addition, this includes customer support operations and customer success management efforts, ensuring that public safety users are fully trained on the use of services and making the most of them as part of their operations.
Tom previously served as the Vice President of Smart Public Safety Solutions at Motorola Solutions, where he was responsible for delivering software-based solutions to the worldwide Public Safety Market. These products included incident management, records and data management, community engagement, and public safety intelligence solutions.
Prior to Motorola, Tom served as the President and CEO of Twisted Pair Solutions, providing critical communications technology to a variety of industries including first responder and federal government agencies.
Before Twisted Pair, Tom held leadership positions in a variety of startup and large technology providers. He has experience leading acquisitions, integrating organizations, and growing companies.
Tom holds a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Oklahoma State University.
Kirk MckinzieCaptain & Chief Technology Officer at Cosumnes Fire Department
SMART First Responder Technologist – Creating solutions for community risk reduction & emergency response.
► SMART Fire Department Program – Develop systems for public education, life safety marketing, firefighter training and emergency response operations. Coordinate with regional, national and global leaders in the space who are offering hardware, software and technical support in the development of various platforms including helmet mounted/heads up displayed 360/3D building plans for use with virtual and augmented reality. Consider feasibility for systems integration with the internet of things, machine to machine and machine to human communications. Opportunities including sensor fusion, computational fluid dynamics, bio-telemetry, facial recognition, haptic touch and digital sent for a cyber-physical enabled Iron Responder to provide lifesaving prevention, public education and awareness, emergency mitigation and post-incident analysis through visually immersive communications.
► Wellness Program Coordinator – Development, implementation and management of confidential wellness/fitness assessments for approximately 150 sworn personnel.
► Conducts initial investigations, evidence protection, scene security and cause and origin investigations on first due, non-suspicious fires. Collaborates with armed investigation unit on fires of suspicious nature, assisting with collection of evidence, scene documentation, photography, formation of hypothesis and report writing.
► Early detection of suspicious fires, proper treatment of suspects, witnesses and evidence has led to multiple arrests and subsequent convictions of arsonists.
► Safety Committee – 10 years’ service including 3 years as co-chair.
Provided 6 years service as officer at the Heavy/Technical Rescue station (State OES certified). See less
Cooperating, connecting and coordinating with regional, national and global leaders in 360/3D/ SMART cyber-physical systems for saving lives. Leveraging 30 years of hands-on and practical emergency responder and rescue experience handling over 10,000 emergencies. Nearly a decade in 3D/360 technology.
We are entering the 1st digital data revolution, where technology will make a difference in thousands of lives. These advances focus on life safety strategies in the areas of public education, first responder training, emergency response and post-incident analysis.
Working with global leaders on system integration with the internet of things, cloud computing, machine to machine, machine to human and mixed reality solutions. These individuals and companies are offering hardware, software and technical support in the development of various platforms including helmet mounted/heads up displayed 3D building plans, virtual and augmented reality.
Steve SebestyenVP of Business Development at Ring
Welcome to the Neighborhood
Ring is on a mission to reduce crime in neighborhoods. Through a combination of hardware, services and the Neighbors Platform, Ring is helping communities and law enforcement fight crime.
Steve brings over two decades of public safety experience to Ring to help serve its mission in reducing crime in neighborhoods. At Ring he’s responsible for helping drive that mission by working with law enforcement agencies and partners to create innovative solutions for tackling public safety challenges.
Ryan ReynoldsPublic Safety Strategy Leader at AWS
The Cloud Platform Enabling Public Safety Technology
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is dedicated to building programs and services suitable for use by the Justice and Public Safety community. Whether in law enforcement, emergency management, corrections or courts, AWS has the capability and resources to address this community’s unique IT needs and AWS meets the needs of the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) standard. From body-worn camera solutions to architecting a CJIS secure environment, AWS can help you tackle public safety data needs at every stage of the journey to the cloud. By combining the secure and flexible AWS infrastructure with the breadth of our specialized partner solutions, we are confident we can help our customers across the industry succeed in their missions.
Rachel PizarroPrincipal BD Marketplace at AWS
Sam CossmanCo-Founder at Qwake Technologies
Helping firefighters see in smoke-filled, zero-visibility & hazardous environments
C-THRU is the first of its kind operating system designed to boost situational awareness in high stress and hazardous environments.
C-Thru creates a natural augmented reality solution for firefighters in real-time to aid with navigation through smoke-filled zero-visibility environments. Simultaneously C-Thru connects those in the front line with incident command wirelessly, transmitting a firefighter’s visual POV and location to command and control.
On the brink of a new age of discovery, Tech Explorer Sam Cossman is re-defining the art of exploration by leveraging technology and innovation as a force for good.
Bill GellmanChief Operating Officer at BlueForce Development
Chief Operating Officer at BlueForce Development
All-Channel Access & Total Awareness
Police and public safety organizations are working every day to manage extremist threats and violent crimes. Mobile technology is now one of the most important tools available to support information sharing, intelligence analysis, and inter-agency shared situational awareness. Blueforce products and services were designed and built to mitigate the splintered nature of intelligence gathering and analysis and break down the barriers to information sharing amongst responder agencies.
Our decentralized and mobile software solutions enable the rapid formation of tactical teams using their smartphones, provides location services and collaboration capabilities, and exposes an extensibility layer that fuses disparate sensors from different manufacturers and makes this data securely sharable amongst the deployed team, but also to distributed command and control. A single deployed responder can now share SCBA data, environmental data (i.e., CO, VOC, etc), WMD (i.e., radiological, chemical, etc), and biotelemetry (i.e., heartrate, respiration, etc) using a single Android or iOS device as the “gateway” between peer responders and incident command. This multi-sensor fusion capability means a single stream of data from a single responder, allowing life safety officers and incident commanders to view an entire deployed force on a single pane of glass view.
► Shared Situational Awareness
► Command and Control
► K9 Operations
► Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance
► Life Safety and Occupational Health
► Special Operations
► Battlefield Medical/Combat Casualty
► Remote Sensor and M2M Networks
About Bill Gellman
We can all make a difference in this world. It is with this guiding principle that I made a change in my career. After 20 years slugging it out in the financial markets as an entrepreneur, portfolio manager and trader, it is with tremendous excitement that I transition into a career as technology executive, with an operating role at Blueforce Development Corp. What started with an angel investment and a seat on the board in 2012 has become a career.
It is an honor to have been invited to join founder Mike Helfrich and the team at Blueforce. Our firm is guided by the notion that we can, through our technology, help keep those who are in harm’s way safe and enable them to accomplish their goals. Blueforce fosters a culture of accountability and service. We are dedicated to serving our customers, whether they are in a war zone, protecting our communities here at home, teaching our children or simply doing their jobs as part of the mobile workforce. Our customers make a real difference in this world. By dedicating ourselves to serving them, we can as well.
Alex KottoorCo-Founder & CEO at SceneDoc
Making smartphones work for law enforcement
SceneDoc is a ‘mobile first’ platform for data collection, digital evidence management and workflow. By modernizing with the SceneDoc Platform, agencies operate with higher levels of clarity and control, with fewer moving parts, capturing data and reporting at the point of need. SceneDoc Collect, the platform’s flagship product provides public safety professionals with a ‘mobile first’ solution for field-based reporting saving every officer an hour per shift. The platform’s newest product delivers a ‘mobile first’ solution for eCitations, saving agencies 50% of administrative work, resulting in more time in the community so officers can do what they do best. Agencies can share information and collaborate in near real-time, from any internet-connected device, making potentially lifesaving intelligence only a tap away.
About Alex Kottoor
Alex is CEO at SceneDoc Inc., a software-as-a-service company whose goal is to redefine the role of mobile technology in public safety. Their software footprint is global and operational in a variety of city/county, state and federal agencies evolving data workflows in law enforcement.
Before co-founding SceneDoc, Alex held leadership technology roles at a Fortune 500 IT Solution Provider. He had overall P&L responsibility for a customer set spanning Financial Services, Government & Healthcare. Alex has a raw knack for building long term sustainable business partnerships and relationships.
Alex graduated from the Eric Sprott School of Business at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.
Steve ResslerPresident at Callyo
Advancing mobile technology for law enforcement investigators to create a safer world for children
Callyo builds innovative, simple, meaningful tools within reach of all in law enforcement to combat crimes such as human trafficking and child exploitation. Callyo has changed the way investigations are done, and believes that you shouldn’t need special equipment to do something special.
Callyo has been called “arguably the most innovative new policing technology in the past 20 years” and maintains a 99% customer satisfaction rating unseen in this industry. We have saved countless man-hours and taxpayer expense, increased prosecution rates, and improved the well-being of investigators with solutions that respect the privacy of our fellow citizens.
About Steve Ressler
Steve Ressler is the President of Callyo, the leading mobile communication SaaS platform for public safety working across 100,000+ law enforcement officers and 10,000+ agencies. He is also the Founder of GovLoop.com, the “Knowledge Network for Government” which connects and fosters collaboration among over 250,000+ members of the government community. GovLoop was acquired by Granicus, the leading the leading government cloud software organization with over 3,000+ agencies and over 150 million citizens using its platform, where Steve served as Chief Marketing Officer in addition to running the GovLoop division.
Mr. Ressler is a 3rd generation public sector leader and spent 6 years in roles at Social Security Administration, Department of Education, Department of Homeland Security Inspector General, and DHS Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. He has won the 2010 GovTech Top 25 Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers Award, the 2007 and 2009 Federal 100 Award, the Washington Life Top 40 Under 40 award, and was a member of the 2015 Presidential Leadership Scholars program. Additionally, he has been featured in many publications and conferences including the Washington Post, Harvard Kennedy School, World Economic Forum, Wall Street Journal, Fox News, Huffington Post, among others.
Mr. Ressler is also the co-founder of Young Government Leaders (YGL), a professional organization of over 9,000 government employees across 12 local chapters in the U.S. He is a Master’s graduate from the University of Pennsylvania where he received the Department of Homeland Security Fellowship.
Dorian DeligeorgesCEO at Kaseware
Respond • Investigate • Analyze • Resolve
The Kaseware platform is a cloud-hosted, web-based solution for law enforcement and security organizations to manage incidents, investigations, and intelligence analysis. Kaseware includes components for operations center and dispatching, report writing and data import, case and records management, property and evidence tracking, and task management. The system also provides fully integrated graph and geospatial analytics tools, as well as Android and iOS mobile apps. Kaseware arms users with relevant data in real time, providing superior technology at a highly competitive subscription price.
Dorian Deligeorges is CEO of Kaseware, Inc. Previously, Mr. Deligeorges was a Supervisory Special Agent with the FBI. During his 12-year FBI career, Mr. Deligeorges specialized in cyber crime cases, leading numerous foreign counterintelligence and computer intrusion investigations, as well as investigations that led to the arrest and prosecution of online child predators. He also served four years at FBI Headquarters, where he lead the software engineering team that designed, built, and deployed Sentinel, the FBI’s highly acclaimed investigative case management and intelligence analysis system that serves tens of thousands of users worldwide.
Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. Deligeorges worked as an Analyst and Consultant at Andersen Consulting, where he served as a technology specialist on both private and public sector projects. He also worked as an independent information technology consultant.
Mr. Deligeorges graduated from the University of Missouri at Rolla with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science. He later earned a Master of Science Degree in Information Technology, focusing on information security and assurance, from Carnegie Mellon University.
Mr. Deligeorges was recognized as a winner of the Attorney General’s Award for Excellence in Information Technology by the United States Department of Justice in 2013, and as a winner of the FBI Director’s Award for Excellence by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 2012. His writings on agile software development at the FBI were published in the IEEE IT Professional in 2011.
Jesse RobbinsFounder & CEO, Orion Labs
Give Your Team Superpowers
Today’s complex security and logistical challenges demand that public safety teams maintain high situational awareness, integrate the right data, and stay in sync. Orion helps public safety teams make better decisions faster and eliminate gaps in operations. And when Orion interfaces with systems and tools they already use, team members accomplish more than ever.
►Push-to-Talk with Unlimited Range – Connect over any distance, anywhere in the world.
►Add Bots and AI Assistants – Automate tasks and access business data with your voice.
►Mix and Match Orion Devices – Reach the right people, regardless of what tools they use.
Secure, Real-Time Voice
Improve your organization’s efficiency and level of service by connecting your staff with real-time voice communication. Orion solutions help you get answers and help when needed, instead of wasting valuable staff time with missed phone or text messages.
Intuitive, and easy to use: push to talk via AppTalk (available in our Android and iOS apps), or using Onyx Smart Walkie-Talkies. See live location of teammates, page people you need, switch between talk groups, and more
Wearable, Heads-Up Comms
Orion Sync enables your mobile workforce with superpowers. Press the big blue talk button using your finger, hand, or wrist — with or without gloves — to get your message across.
Jesse Robbins is Founder and CEO of Orion Labs, a platform for
instant communication across a constellation of connected clients and devices. The company recently released Onyx, which is often compared a real-life “Star-Trek Communicator Badge”.
Robbins serves on the board of Heavybit, the program that helps developer and infrastructure tools startups succeed. Jesse is deeply involved with Fastly, CircleCI, Pagerduty, LaunchDarkly, and more.
Prior to Orion, Robbins was founder & CEO of Chef, the leader in cloud automation, used by thousands of companies like Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft. He also founded the
Velocity Web Performance & Operations Conference and edited the Web Operations book. He is credited as a creator of the DevOps movement.
Prior to founding Chef, Robbins served as Amazon’s “Master of Disaster” where he was responsible for Website Availability for every property bearing the Amazon brand. His most notable
accomplishments at Amazon was the creation of the Game Day and Incident Management programs, which adapted his fire service experience
Robbins is a volunteer Firefighter/EMT and Emergency Manager and led a task force deployed in Operation Hurricane Katrina. His experiences in the fire service profoundly influence his efforts in technology, and he strives to distill his knowledge from these two worlds and apply it in service of
Sarah TunebergCo-Founder & CEO at Geospiza
The Geospiza Solution
Geospiza’s web-based application, Swift™, saves lives by integrating data, applying machine learning techniques, and generating analytics to inform emergency preparedness and operations. It provides real-time decision-making and information support, and interactive mapping that illustrates vulnerability from a functions-based perspective. Geospiza’s analytics are used to inform necessary interventions, and the application provides for effective tracking, measurement, and iteration of these interventions.
Geospiza Co-Founder and CEO, Sarah Tuneberg is passionate about harnessing data, analytics, and technology to solve complex challenges. After more than a decade in emergency management and public health, Sarah founded Geospiza to transform the way emergency management decisions are made. Sarah leads our interdisciplinary team of problem solvers focused on developing data-driven, evidence-based solutions, models, and processes that reduce risk and enhance resilience, especially for the most vulnerable. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Georgia and a Master’s degree in Public Health from Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.
Ian CinnamonPresident at Synapse Technology Corporation
Artificial Intelligence for a Threat-Free World
Synapse Technology will be demonstrating Syntech ONE™ – an AI platform that automates X-ray security screening. Our patented algorithms detect guns, gun parts, knives, and other dangerous prohibited items in X-rays with increased accuracy and speed than human operators. Syntech ONE™ can be retrofit onto any X-ray machine currently deployed at airports, office buildings, prisons, and other secure environments
Ian Cinnamon, President, is a Forbes 30 Under 30 Honoree, MIT graduate, and Y Combinator alumnus. He authored Scientific American Best Seller ‘Programming Video Games for the Evil Genius’ and Amazon Best Seller ‘DIY Drones for the Evil Genius.’ Beyond serving in product and leadership roles at Apple, Yelp, and Zynga, Ian led his startup, superlabs, through acquisition. Based on his years at MIT researching how humans interact with security checkpoint X-Ray machines, he founded Synapse Technology, taking advantage of artificial intelligence to automate threat detection.
Kirstin ButcherCEO at GenVis
The Mothership of Video Analysis
GenVis is the Visual Artificial Intelligence (AI) company with real-world expertise in computer vision, deep learning and data science. Our powerful solutions help Public Safety organisations act on visual data.
Mothership by GenVis analyses video files and live camera feeds to uncover intelligence and surface insights that drive action. Mothership detects, tracks and summarizes the activities of people, motion and cars quickly, enabling mission critical outcomes at a fraction of the time and cost.
GenVis is a dedicated SaaS provider. We focus on seamless user experience and accessibility to massively scale the impact of public safety teams in ways and locations where they must succeed.
Kirstin is the Founder and CEO of GenVis, the visual AI company that massively scales the success of public safety teams. Kirstin has been building companies for the last 15 years with in-country experiences in Australia, Hong Kong and Jakarta.
Prior to GenVis, Kirstin founded Jack’s Labs software development house with offices in Jakarta and Perth, and Jack’s Ventures, a startup studio building and investing in early stage technology companies.
Kirstin builds products that matter and teams that go on road trips together and still like each other at the end.
Jeremy AgulnekVice President at HAAS Alert
Safer, Faster Emergency Response
HAAS Alert delivers awareness of responding emergency vehicles and other municipal fleets to connected and autonomous cars aiding motorists and vehicles to make safer, smarter driving decisions. The company streams vital safety information in the form of real-time digital alerts to drivers and connected cars via in-vehicle systems and smartphone apps when emergency vehicles are approaching and on-scene.
R2V™ (Responder-to-Vehicle) technology delivers real-time alerts to drivers when Responders are en route to a call and on-scene.
R2R™ (Responder-to-Responder) technology warns First Responders who are en route to a call about other nearby First Responders responding to the same call.
The HAAS Alert Safety Cloud™ delivers “look ahead” awareness to motorists and vehicles. Connected road safety for emergency crews, technicians and road operators. Interoperability for organizations, real-time traffic management tools for cities.
WARN MOTORISTS – HAAS Alert warns motorists and cars when emergency vehicles are approaching and on-scene.
INCREASE RESPONDER SAFETY – HAAS Alert reduces the potential for dangerous and costly collisions involving emergency vehicles and apparatuses.
REDUCE RESPONSE TIME – HAAS Alert delivers real-time notifications to distracted drivers providing them ample time to yield.
As the Vice President of Connected Car at HAAS Alert, Jeremy runs the Product and Business Development teams. Prior to joining HAAS Alert, he spent 7+ years in the automotive technology industry at HERE Technologies, where he had global oversight for a next-generation product portfolio, and spent the last 4 years selling software into large and mid-size enterprises. Jeremy is responsible for product strategy, product management, and customer data sales and licensing. Jeremy holds a BSE in Electrical Engineering from UPenn and an MBA from Chicago Booth.
Patrick O'ConnorFounder & CEO at 3am Innovations
Protecting Those Who Protect Us
3am Innovations have designed, built, and patented an indoor positioning system that will dramatically improve situational awareness for the men & women who risk their lives for us daily…
FLARE is designed to provide fireground officers real time data on critical parameters such as location, temperature and, in future versions, perhaps even biometric data. By allowing operational leadership to know where every firefighter is on a scene and what conditions each is experiencing, they can alert firefighters of impending risks such as flashovers and get rescue teams to injured firefighters much faster than today’s current systems, preventing injuries and saving firefighter lives.
Patrick O’Connor is the Founder and CEO of 3am Innovations, and is a benevolent entrepreneur who has opened an $11M sporting complex and catering lines of business all while volunteering at his local fire company. During his time in the fire service he witnessed the loss of two firefighters to a dated accountability process, and decided to do something about it.
A New Event Format Optimized for Public Safety
Our event structure was designed to eliminate the hurdles that make it difficult for public safety agencies to attend technology showcases.
Regional: Travel is time and cost consuming. So we come to you. Our events are regional and rotate monthly. We also feature a live stream and recordings of main stage presentations.
Open House Showcase: We also know your schedule is demanding; it’s difficult to carve out a full day to dedicate to an event. Our open house technology showcase model allows invited public safety leaders to join us for 1-on-1 demos at the time that works for you. You’re welcome to come, visit directly with the technology most relevant for your agency, then leave if your schedule is tight.
Main Stage Live Stream: Or you can join us for the full day and experience the industry’s first dedicated rapid fire technology showcase solely focused on emerging technology. Throughout the afternoon showcasing entrepreneurs and innovators will be releasing new products, features and capabilities in front of a live audience and streamed worldwide in partnership with media partner GovTech.
Creative Venues: AWS Lofts are a place where the limits of innovation are challenged and disruption is encouraged. It’s the perfect venue to showcase the future of first responder technology.
live streamed to 1000’s of agencies
Unable to attend in person? Powered by media partner GovTech, technology demos on the main stage will be live-streamed and available to first responders across the globe. The 8 minute presentations are focused on clearly relaying how the technology can help solve problems specific to your agency.
Featuring a Showcase of RapidSOS’s Platform to Enable NG911
RapidSOS is revolutionizing emergency response by getting more data than ever to 911 and responders through direct data links from IoT & connected devices.