Keeping citizens, communities, and countries safer
Around the world, countries are under increasing pressure to better serve their citizens, protect critical resources, and ensure safe communities and nations. In response to these pressing challenges, governments are seeking innovative solutions to address these challenges. In the era of digital disruption, communities and countries are looking to digital solutions and intelligent connections with the Internet of Everything (IoE).
Next week I travel to London to support the newly launched Cisco and Intel Communications Zone at DSEI. Together with our partners, we will showcase and demonstrate innovative ways to deliver mission-critical, secure communications and digitally-enabled capabilities with the Internet of Everything.
Demonstrations will include:
- Cisco Mission Fabric Communications
- Digital Defense Capabilities for Smart+Connected Base
- Mission Adaptive Capabilities
- Unified Computing on the Mission Edge
- Premium Mobile Broadband (PMB)
- Secure and Reliable Cisco Embedded Networks
- Partner sessions in our presentation theatre
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Tags: #DigitalTransformation, #dsei, #internetofeverything, 21st Century Government, Connected Public Safety, Internet of Everything, internet of things, IoE for Defense, Secure Mission Fabric
I had the opportunity to attend the International Association for Court Administration (IACA) conference in Sydney, Australia last week. Congratulations to IACA for a very successful 7th conference with an amazing group of court leaders from more than 40 countries around the world.
Distinguished speakers and panels presented important court administration topics including on the first day a range of important presentations:
- Opening keynote address National Judiciaries in a Global Economy delivered by Hon. Chief Justice Robert French AC Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia
- Courts Governance Structures and Court Excellence
- Succession Planning in Court Administration
- International Perspectives on Access to Justice and the Empowerment of Women Affected by Family and Domestic Violence
- The Court Administrator: Succession planning and developing future leadership
- Access to Justice for Vulnerable Groups
- Governance: The exploration of the roles of judicial officers & court administrators and how the relationship may be improved and enhanced
- Balancing Security and Access through Courthouse Design
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Tags: 21st Century Government, Connected Justice, Courts, IACA, International Association for Court Administration
Cisco hosted our first Networkers customer event, now Ciscolive!, 25 years ago. Our first event was small with around 200 attendees focused on multiprotocal routing technologies. This year more than 25,000 Cisco customers, partners, press, and analysts attended live in San Francisco, with over 200,000 participating online with topics ranging from Intercloud, Collaboration, Security, and Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) to Connected Cities with Smart Parking, Traffic Management and Public Safety, Connected Transportation, and Connected Government driving mission success to protect, educate, and serve.
I attended my first Cisco Networkers event 20 years ago in San Francisco and have worked on many exciting initiatives during my career the past 2 decades. The role of networking technology as a platform for the Internet of Everything continues to evolve and accelerate more quickly being adopted and deployed in countries and communities around the world.
The week kicked off with keynotes and demonstrations highlighting the advances in technology as well as the potential for transformation in business and public sector.
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Tags: #CLUS14, 21st Century Government, cisco live, Internet of Everything, IoE, IoT, Smart Cities
We are very excited to announce the beginning of our new blog series on public safety. This series will include a number of posts that examine the intersection of technology and public safety as well as identify solutions to promote greater awareness and action.
Having worked in this field for over 15 years, I am especially enthusiastic about sharing my thoughts and starting a conversation on these issues. Before leading the Cisco’s Connected Justice Solution and Public Safety Business Development team, I was a Chief of Police and dealt with all of the same issues that agencies are dealing with today. Throughout my career, I have been passionate about improving the criminal justice system as well as government and public safety. And to this end, I have worked to streamline processes, lower costs, and increase efficiencies through the use of technology while making first responders safer. Read More »
Tags: 21st Century Government, govtech, Public Safety, technology
The second day of the Courts Excellence in a Changing World conference was even better than the first with a number of best practices demonstrating court excellence. Many of these best practices involve technology innovations that provide the foundation for transformation.
The best practices shared provided the courts capabilities for 24×7 citizen services, reduced costs, increased transparency, access from anywhere at anytime, increased citizen satisfaction, and more.
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Tags: 21st Century Government, Connected Justice, Court Excellence, International Association for Court Administration, Smart Courts