By Noah Reiter - March 8, 2019
If you haven’t heard by now, Rave’s Annual Summit will be taking place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld from April 8-10, 2019. For the 10th annual Rave Summit, we are thrilled to announce that David O. Brown, former Chief of the Dallas Police Department, will be the opening keynote speaker!
We are honored to have Chief David Brown speak at this year's summit in Orlando. The Dallas police chief inspired a nation with his response to the killing of five of his officers in 2016. The New York Times reported that Brown has "earned a national reputation as a progressive leader.” After 33 years with the Dallas Police Department, he continues to be a beacon of hope and unite communities through a dedication to transparency and trust. Now a correspondent for ABC News, Chief Brown is the author of the powerful memoir, Called to Rise: The Power of Community in a Nation Divided. We can't wait to see his presentation in April!
For new Rave Customers, this might be the first time you are hearing about #RaveSummit. For customers who have been partnered with us for many years, you might have attended or thought about attending. Our customers often ask us, “What will I get out of attending?”. In addition to seeing keynote speaker Chief David Brown, here are some of the top highlights:
|Attend sessions – Learn how leaders are leveraging Rave for stronger & simpler communications when it matters most. You’ll get to hear case studies across industries, departments, and geographies.|
|Join us in the Guru Lounge – Dive deep into your Rave environment with the folks that created it and get your questions answered.|
|Meet your industry peers – Recharge with coffee and snacks during breaks, or dance the night away at networking events. There’s something for everyone.|
|Thousands of opportunities to learn – Transform the impact of your role with the knowledge you’ll get from keynotes, trainings, breakout sessions, and hand-on learning to help grow your success with Rave.|
|Connect with fellow users – Make connections that go well beyond a platform. Have more fun than an actual rave. Endless opportunities to network.|
We thought for years the biggest benefit customers got from attending was being able to sit down and have a meal or a beverage with our product team, executive team and the folks at Rave who design and build the solutions they use to enhance safety and communications. We were not wrong with that assumption, but might have been narrow sighted. The truth is customers hear from us a lot, but want to hear from each other even more! Sure, it’s awesome to hear road maps and give feedback to the people who build products at Rave, but we’ve heard the interactions and conversations between customers who attend the Rave Summit can be even more valuable.
Attendees from last year's Summit overwhelmingly said their favorite part of the conference was talking to a school of their size or county/city of their population about how they made the most use of their Rave products. How they overcame similar challenges, collaborated with other schools, counties or companies around emergency communication. Listen to how someone with a similar role and responsibilities as you in a different state handles the same situations you deal with day to day, and provide them with more perspective and lessons they can apply in their community.
So when you ask yourself, "Should I go to Orlando this year?", take into account the warm weather, networking events, powerful keynotes, product training, and guru lounges - but don't forget about inspirational insights, solving problems and creating valuable industry relationships.
Noah Reiter, MPA, ENP is Senior Vice President of Customer Success for Rave Mobile Safety, where he is responsible for ensuring customer engagement with Rave's solutions and, ultimately, their ability to impact emergency response, communications and safety through technology. He has previously served in various public sector and public safety roles, including Assistant City Manager for the City of Sandy Springs (GA), EMS Director for Grady Health System (Atlanta), and as the Director of EMS, Security, and Emergency Preparedness for Lenox Hill Hospital (NYC). Noah has been with Rave since 2011.
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