As a veteran of HxGN LIVE, I never cease to be amazed by all the amazing technology happening across Hexagon. And this year was no exception. I think for Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure, this year’s conference was seminal, if not definitive, for our business’ future.
Our Safe Cities vision and the underpinning technologies have been a long time coming. Moving our solutions to the cloud and enabling cross-industry collaboration and utilization is a moment we’ve been working toward for quite some time. With multiple product launches, keynotes, partnership announcements and Icon Awards, I feel we’re communicating a story of unity across all our solutions. Because the customers we serve are so tightly connected and interdependent, the technologies they use need to be as well.
Here’s a look at the big announcements we shared during HxGN LIVE 2017.
We had two keynotes that focused on our Safe Cities vision. In his keynote address, “Safe Cities: From Concept to Reality,” Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure (SI) President Steven Cost discussed how cities can overcome complex public safety challenges by using essential technology building blocks to become more prepared and safer.
Our second keynote featured SI Chief Technology Officer Kalyn Sims and Senior Vice President of Global Product Development Dan Retzer, who spoke on “Convergence in the Cloud.” Sims and Retzer delved deep into how Hexagon will leverage the cloud and cloud-enabled technologies to bring our solutions onto a core platform, supporting the Safe Cities vision.
We launched three new products at HxGN LIVE 2017. First, we announced Intergraph Planning & Response, an application for managing major incidents and events that integrates and coordinates resources, procedures and communications for multiple agencies across jurisdictions and tiers of command. Intergraph Planning & Response is now globally available.
Second, we unveiled Intergraph OnCall Dispatcher for I/CAD, a new thin-client application for our industry-leading Intergraph Computer-Aided Dispatch (I/CAD) system that provides core call taking and dispatching capabilities via browsers.
Last, we launched Intergraph InSight Reporting, a platform for quickly building and sharing interactive public safety agency reports and dashboards. It delivers data models and pre-built reports for I/CAD and connects to third-party data sources.
All these newly released products fit into a core platform that supports our Safe City initiatives and strategy.
This year, we also announced that Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure selected Microsoft Azure as the cloud platform for its next-generation public safety and security products. These products will help reduce the total cost of ownership for mission-critical IT and enable public safety agencies and security operators to adapt to changing needs faster and more effectively. Hexagon’s new software-as-a-service (SaaS) products will enable customers to provision public safety and security solutions without complex hardware and software procurements.
Every year, we present Icon Awards to a group of customers for their vision and innovation in using our software to significantly benefit their citizens and customers. This year’s recipients included Bayerwerk, Bell Canada, the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command and Uttar Pradesh Police.
For those able to attend HxGN LIVE, I hope you had a great experience. If you weren’t able to make it, we hope to see you at HxGN LIVE next year! Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook to get the latest news from Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure.
Vice President of Global Marketing, Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure
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.