Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Two Toots For Tuesday

There are two upcoming events that may be of interest to readers of this blog.....

Item One:

What: "When Disaster Strikes, People Turn to the Internet For Information"
  • Where: Free online webinar
  • Who: Open to education and public-sector employees only
  • When: Thursday, April 26, 2012, 11:00am PT / 2:00pm ET
  • Soundbite: Google is working with 1st Responders to make critical disaster information more accessible. 
  • Full Sell: Join Emergency Management, the Center for Digital Government and Google for an insightful live webcast. Hear firsthand how Emergency Management agencies and the “Whole Community” of 1st Responders can now leverage new simple to use tools from Google to run many of their internal operations during a crisis.

Comment: If given the opportunity to do so, I will be asking about this: Google's Crisis Map - Falling Short of the Mark, and/or this: Google Public Alerts.  I'll be nice.

Item Two:

What: "Thought Leader Symposium"
  • Where: Keystone, Colorado
  • Who: CIO/CTOs, executives, and managers from public and private infrastructure -related organizations with significant geospatial technology investments; or from industries whose responsibilities entail implementing and maintaining technologies and systems that would be enhanced by improved location-based information and support.
  • When: May 16-18
  • Soundbite: Nationally unique educational forum focusing on: "Driving Business Excellence through Enterprise Technology Integration".
  • Full Sell: GITA’s Thought Leader Symposium on Driving Business Excellence through Enterprise Technology Integration will provide a unique opportunity for geospatial and information management professionals from utilities and government agencies, to openly explore and discuss the next frontier of geospatial information and technology with the leading solution providers and integrators. The overall focus of the Symposium will be to facilitate discussion on how to leverage existing investments in geospatial technology to better integrate the capabilities – and thereby maximize the financial return – of other enterprise technology investments.

Comment: Brought to you by the same folks that developed the GECCo Workshop series.  Consequently, as was the case when Dr. Carl Reed delivered his presentations at the Twin Cities GECCo, I expect many of these sessions will have nuggets that are also applicable to geospatial technology implementations supporting the Emergency Services Sector.

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