A Downpour of Data - Trends from Esri Conferences 2019 in San Diego

Every year since 1981, professionals from a host of disciplines have convened in California to discuss the latest trends in geographic information systems (GIS) and collaboratively share innovative solutions to pressing issues using industry-leading geospatial technology. The Esri User Conference offers a unique opportunity for these experts to gather, elevate our understanding of the world, and solve real-world problems.

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Lacey McDaniel
Paradigm Shift - The EDG Device that Connects 9-1-1 with 21st Century Tech.

In early 2018, I had the opportunity to start working on a unique project that would challenge me professionally like never before. My task was to integrate 9-1-1 communications centers with RapidDeploy's cloud-based dispatch environment, an approach that was at the very bleeding edge of delivering software in the public safety industry. The concept was simple enough – find a way to get data from 9-1-1 call handling equipment to the cloud in near real-time. From my experience, I knew this integration would require some form of equipment to be installed at the 911 center. Working for a 100% cloud-based solutions provider I knew that I wanted to avoid any solution that required physical servers or equipment that would have to be installed and maintained in traditional ways.

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Justin Jensen
RapidDeploy won the 2019 Microsoft US Partner Award for Industry – Government

After recently being named a finalist for the global Microsoft Partner of the Year award for Government technology, we just received even more exciting news: Microsoft just announced that RapidDeploy has won the 2019 Microsoft US Partner Award for Industry – Government. This makes us especially proud because it recognizes the impact we have on the digital transformation for government agencies here in the United States. While RapidDeploy was originally born in South Africa, our technology has recently taken off here in the US and it’s very rewarding to see this trend recognized at such a high level.

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Reinhard Ekl
We're on Within the Trenches Podcast

This year at National NENA, Steven Raucher, Co-Founder of RapidDeploy, shares his 9-1-1 story and what drives him to democratize public safety on the Within the Trenches Podcast (episode 269) with Ricardo Martinez. It’s a powerful episode you’re not going to want to miss.

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Lacey McDaniel