Informative public safety sessions on tap for APCO 2021

The premier event for public safety communications officials, APCO 2021 will take place in San Antonio, Texas Aug. 15-18 with a focus on education and featuring key topics such as technology innovation, Next Generation 911 (NG911), leadership and management, training and emergency preparedness.

More than a dozen Hexagon public safety experts will be on-hand to meet with you face-to-face and present educational sessions about the future of public safety answering points (PSAPs), management during challenging times, the pros and cons of artificial intelligence (AI) and our new Software as a Service (SaaS) collaboration workspace, HxGN® Connect.

Join us for these informative professional development sessions:

AI: Friend or Foe of Public Safety?
Monday, Aug. 16, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 304ABC

The concept of AI has fascinated and interested a large part of our populace for decades. AI is being used in an assistive nature, responsibly and ethically, to enhance humans. Specifically in public safety, AI combined with human judgement can be a game changer in terms of safety of both agency personnel and citizens if deployed in a transparent fashion. In this session we invite you to come learn about AI and its applicability in public safety, the pros and cons, and the important things to consider when deploying AI-driven solutions.

Back to the 9-1-1 Future: What Will the PSAP of 2030 Really Look Like?
Tuesday, Aug. 17, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 304ABC

Despite the issues facing public safety, technology and innovation continue at a blistering pace.  From AI to 5G, NG911 to traffic cameras, public safety is too often forced to react instead of lead, respond rather than innovate.  This exciting and interactive presentation will help you imagine the next generation of change, and what you can do today to prepare for what innovations are to come.

Building a Better Fish Tank: Building Better Public Safety Organizations in this Crazy, Crazy Time
Wednesday, Aug. 18, 10-11 a.m.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 302

It is challenging enough during “normal” times to manage and lead high-performing organizations.  During recent times, just holding on seems like a viable strategy and goal.  It does not have to be that way. Learn how you can bring real and meaningful positive change to your organization and its people, despite the everyday difficulties leaders and managers face.

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See and Act on Shared Real-Time Data to Solve Today’s Issues
Tuesday, Aug. 17, 12:30-12:45 p.m.
Booth #NPZ 3

HxGN Connect is a cloud-native, collaborative workspace that brings together data and people into a unified view for shared awareness, collaboration and action.  With HxGN Connect, there are no more data silos. Users can access data in real-time from the original sources while retaining full ownership and control of their own data. More than a common view, users have the tools needed to collaborate. Unlike typical data sharing projects where data must be extracted and translated, our convenient cloud-based service gets users up and running in a matter of weeks and giving them full ownership and control of their data in a workspace where they set their own rules for engagement.  From real-time crime centers, major event planning and regional operational centers, HxGN Connect is your source to reimagine collaboration.

Stop by and see us!

We look forward to seeing you in San Antonio and welcoming you to booth 937, where we’ll be giving personalized demos of our newest public safety solutions. Register for APCO 2021 here.

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