TEL AVIV, Israel, June 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Reporty, creators of the game-changing platform which redefines public safety, announced several new board members today. Reporty's board, which already sees global luminaries such as former Prime Minister Ehud Barak and former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, welcomed Richard M. Daley, Andy Rooke, and Prof. Isaac Ashkenazi to their ranks.
Richard M. Daley, Chicago's longest-serving mayor and vocal proponent of innovative technologies to improve city lifestyles, spoke excitedly about Reporty and how it can help revolutionize 9-1-1 and event reporting.
"As a former Mayor, I know firsthand how important it is not only to keep your residents safe, but to do so in innovative ways and manage costs," Daley said. "Reporty brings together existing infrastructure and innovative technology to save lives and keep city services accessible. Their global presence ensures cities that they're getting a world-class team to stand behind the technology, one that has seen best practices around the world and applied them to their solution. I'm proud to join Reporty's board and to help make cities safer."
Reporty also welcomed the Vice-President of the British Association of Public Safety Communication Officials (BAPCO), Andy Rooke. Rooke, as an internationally acclaimed expert on eCall, is helping position Reporty as one of the premier companies integrating into connected cars. His membership on the board reflects Reporty's embrace of technologies beyond the smartphone and integration into wearables, cars, homes, and cities.
"I am delighted to have been invited to join the advisory board of Reporty Homeland Security," Rooke said. "There are significant changes taking place on how the citizen contacts emergency services. The provision of additional data is key to ensuring that any emergency response is to the right location at the right time with the right resource. Reporty is at the forefront of the advancement in technology, and I am delighted to be associated with this innovative organisation."
Prof. Isaac Ashkenazi, one of the world's foremost authorities on complex emergencies and disasters, praised Reporty's advanced location technology as well as their video capabilities. "The amalgamation of video, location, and chat empowers bystanders to save countless lives. By removing all of the obstacles of communication between bystanders and first responders, Reporty can dramatically save time and lives by giving emergency services accurate situational awareness and a greater understanding of what resource allocation. By saving time, Reporty is saving lives."
Ashkenazi, a Colonel (Res) in the Israel Defense Force, has spent the better part of two decades involved in mass casualty and response preparedness. During his time with the IDF, Ashkenazi led humanitarian missions to Nairobi, Turkey, and Greece in the wake of major incidents such as terror attacks and earthquakes.
Reporty CEO Amir Elichai praised the three new members of the board. "Each of these new board members bring with them unrivaled experience in emergency response and public safety. We are lucky to have them, and their guidance, as Reporty expands throughout the globe. Richard, Andy, and Isaac represent the very best of their fields and are crucial in bringing Reporty to new countries across the world."
Reporty also announced a partnership with RapidDeploy, a South-African based start-up aimed at improving dispatch times through advanced technology. RapidDeploy's co-founder Steven Raucher said, "RapidDeploy is proud to announce integration and partnership with Reporty. Our combined solution provides a complete ecosystem, taking public safety into the 21st century."
The presence of Daley, Rooke, and Ashkenazi on the Reporty board further strengthens the start-up's role in utilizing innovative and advanced technologies to solve some of public safety's critical issues. The Reporty application is available on both the Apple App Store and Android Play Store.
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SOURCE Reporty Homeland Security