The UK Technology Enhanced Emergency Services Forum (UKTEES) is pleased to welcome business solutions experts, CDS, who are contributing an expert speaker as well as demonstrating their ‘ResilienceDirect™’ solution. CDS has helped large organisations throughout the UK and Europe to reduce costs and enhance the delivery of services by improving the clarity and effectiveness of communications, providing a strong and secure data analytics platform to help organisations gain efficiency from their data. CDS client sectors include Central and Local Government, Transport and Tourism, Property and ‘Blue Light Services’ – most notably the Met Police Service.
ResilienceDirect™ is an innovative solution which enables civil protection practitioners to work together across geographical or organisation boundaries to effectively prepare, or initiate response operations for events or emergencies. The Civil Contingences Act implemented in 2004 ensures that emergency responders co-operate, and share information, relating to emergencies to initiate an efficient co-ordinated response. CDS working with Luana Avagliano, Head of the ResilienceDirect Team at the Cabinet Office, has developed an effective online private ‘network’ which meets these specifications and guarantees that information is readily available across emergency services. The network allows for the sharing of emergency plans and situation reports, managing contact information, updates about forthcoming exercise or events and issuing news and guidance from central government on a secure platform that operates at a protective marking level of ‘Official – Sensitive’.
Mike Collier, Technical Director for CDS said “CDS is pleased to be bringing ResilienceDirect™ to the (UKTEES) forum. Our platform is proving to be a very strong asset for ‘Blue light services’ and wider emergency responders such as the NHS, Local Authorities and the army, aiming to improve interoperability and co-ordinate secure efficient, cost-effective responses to real-time events and emergencies. At this forum, key decision makers can come together to realise investment opportunities that have proven to make a measurable difference to emergency service end users”
We look forward to welcoming the CDS delegation to the Royal Liver Building in Liverpool on November 26th. For more information about CDS and its portfolio of solutions visit: http://cds.co.uk/digital-solutions/objective-collaboration/