HxGN LIVE 2019: The catalyst for a smarter, safer world

It’s hard to believe another HxGN LIVE has already come and gone. Every year, our team works hard to make each conference bigger and better for attendees, and HxGN LIVE 2019 was no exception.

Portfolio announcement

This year, the big news from the Safety & Infrastructure track was the launch of our new HxGN OnCall product portfolio. During his keynote, Safety & Infrastructure President Steven Cost unveiled HxGN OnCall, the most comprehensive portfolio of public safety solutions available. The demands on public safety agencies are increasing at unprecedented rates, and our new suite of solutions can help agencies of all sizes meet these demands by delivering robust, flexible capabilities across dispatch, records, analytics and major event management.

Leadership summit

Another major highlight of HxGN LIVE 2019 was our Public Safety Leadership Summit. We invited public safety executives, industry influencers and analysts from around the world to join together for exchanging ideas and having one-on-one conversations about current and future challenges. Hand-picked experts from organisations such as Microsoft, IDC and Public Policy Forum facilitated discussions leading to tough, but important, conversations among attendees. Our goal for the summit was to gather visionaries and leaders to strategise how we can achieve safer cities and nations by using technology and implementing change.

Breakout sessions

This year’s breakout sessions offered attendees a combination of actionable insights to start making a difference in their organisation today as well as thought leadership topics to prepare for future challenges. We heard representatives from Microsoft speak on moving public safety agencies to the cloud, Forsite Group discussed the pivotal role fiber is playing in the growth and sustainability of smart cities, and Canadian Pacific Railway discussed their journey to become one of the safest and smartest railways in North America.

Deeper connections

While HxGN LIVE is largely about sharpening skills and growing knowledge through breakout sessions, product trainings and solution demos, it’s also about connecting. It connects people who are in the same industry, allowing them to converse on the challenges they face and how they overcome them. It connects technology developers with those who are on the front lines using the systems every day to keep cities, and people, safe. And, it connects people across all industries from around the world who, just like you, are using Hexagon solutions to disrupt the status quo, foster innovation, and drive growth.

HxGN LIVE is more than a technology user conference. It’s a catalyst for a smarter, safer world. If you missed out this year, be sure to join us next time!

Kerry Fehrenbach is the vice president of global marketing for Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure. In her more than 15-year tenure at Hexagon, Fehrenbach has led global marketing, managed nationwide government relations, facilitated strategic planning and actively participated in corporate community events. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and an MBA from Vanderbilt University. Fehrenbach has served on the board of the Huntsville Hospital Foundation, Girls, Inc., and the Huntsville Madison County Chamber of Commerce.

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