EP055 - How to cut 20 minutes off an emergency 911 response with data - Michael Martin, CEO, RapidSOS


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In this episode of the IIoT Spotlight Podcast, we discuss the challenges facing 911 IT systems, the impact of data on emergency outcomes, and the role of IoT devices in enabling first time responders and predictive alerts.

How much data does a 911 center have?

How do we know which data is useful to a 911 first responder for deciding actions to take?

How can software and device companies use their data to increase the safety of their products and services?

Michael is co-founder and CEO of RapidSOS, an advanced emergency tech company, commercializing technology to predict and preempt emergencies before they occur, dynamically warn people in harm's way, and provide a rich data link from any device directly to first responders globally. He brings extensive experience in start-up commercialization, financing, and strategy to RapidSOS. In the course of his principal investing activities and advisory work, Michael assisted nearly 50 companies commercialize their technologies, helping them secure in excess of $2 billion of capital.

RapidSOS partners with tech companies and the public safety community to transform emergency response. With the mission to connect the world to public safety, RapidSOS works with Apple, Google, Uber, and other mobile app, wearable, smart home, connected car, and connected building companies to seamlessly send user and device data to local authorities during emergencies, providing a lifeline to users during difficult moments. Over 3,500 9-1-1 agencies nationwide, representing more than 90% of the U.S. population, currently receive data from hundreds of millions of devices through RapidSOS. rapidsos.com

IoT ONE is an insight and advisory firm focused on helping companies manage the threats and opportunities presented by the Internet of Things. https://www.iotone.com

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