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Leveraging “Smart” IoT Sensors to Accelerate Emergency Response - Does It Make Sense?

Walt Magnussen  (Director, Texas A&M University ITEC)

Karin Marquez  (Chief Public Safety Brand Officer, RapidSOS)

David Blankinship  (Senior Technology Advisor, Western Fire Chiefs Association)

Andrew Macfarlane  (Director, Honeywell)

Drew Delaney  (Director of Growth and Advisory Services, The Public Safety Network)

Location: N259

Date: Wednesday, March 23

Time: 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm

Track: AI, IoT & Smart-X, Emergency Comms: LMR, LTE, 5G

Format: Short Course

Vault Recording: TBD

Smart buildings, smart grids, smart cities—buoyed by billions of Internet of Things (IoT) sensors, all types of infrastructure are getting “smarter.” But when something goes wrong that results in an emergency, notification first responders of the problem typically requires someone to recognize the issue, call 911 and give a verbal description of the problem, and have that message dispatched to the appropriate agency. Can this workflow be streamlined to save valuable seconds and minutes? Should IoT sensor data be delivered directly to a 911 center, instead of waiting for someone to call that there is a problem? If so, what can be done to limit false alarms? Can cybersecurity concerns be mitigated? Join us to hear our expert panelists’ opinions about these questions and the efforts being taken to address relevant issues.