Keynotes to Focus on Leveraging Technology for Preparedness & Emergency Response; Speakers Include Massachusetts’ Lt. Governor, Former Asst. Secretary of U.S. Homeland Security, Past FEMA Deputy & Boston EMS Chief, Boston Police Commissioner
FRAMINGHAM, Mass., April 29, 2015 – Rave Mobile Safety (Rave), the trusted software partner for campus and public safety, has announced that on May 5 it will be video streaming its 3rd Annual Emergency Communications & Response Summit, live from Boston. The public safety community and media are invited to attend the Summit online. Featured speakers will focus on leveraging technology for preparedness and major incident response, based on personal experiences with such major events.
WHAT: Rave Mobile Safety’s 3rd Annual Emergency Communications & Response Summit featuring Richard Serino, Former Deputy Administrator of FEMA; Juliette Kayyem, Former Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; and Boston Police Commissioner William Evans
WHO: Opening Remarks: To be delivered by Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, Karyn Polito.
Innovations & Opportunities for Improved Disaster Response and Recovery: Richard Serino is a visiting fellow at Harvard’s National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, former deputy administrator of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and is considered the founding father of Boston’s EMS, where he served as chief. Serino will highlight response to and recovery from Super Storm Sandy, as well as other disaster efforts he coordinated, sharing the importance of establishing a culture of innovation to significantly impact event outcomes.
Never Say, “Never Again:” Juliette Kayyem, former assistant secretary of intergovernmental affairs for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has spent more than 15 years managing policy initiatives and response to major crisis in both state and federal government. Kayyem will discuss preparing for and responding to terrorist attacks and other disasters.
Latest Trends in Big City Policing: Boston Police Commissioner, William Evans, will provide insight into effective large-metro policing efforts, drawing from his 33 years with the Department. Evans has had roles in such notable events as the successful handling of the 70-day occupation of Dewey Square by Occupy Boston, the City’s response in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, and the capture of convicted terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
WHERE: Streamed on the Web live at www.ravemobilesafety.com/summitstream
WHEN: Tuesday, May 5, 1:00 – 5:00 pm EST
For more information and to register, please visit: www.ravemobilesafety.com/summit.