UK Specialists in Emergency Communications & Services Join the NEXES Community
The NEXES Consortium announced two new members to its End-users Advisory Board: Professor Babak Akghbar, Director of the Centre of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organised Crime Research (CENTRIC) and Chief Inspector Ian Thompson of the North Yorkshire Police and a member of the Executive Committee of British-APCO (British Association of Public Safety Communications Officers).
With the two new members, the NEXES End-users Advisory Board is now comprised of 32 representatives in academia, public service, industry and NGOs with expertise in emergency services, citizenship and innovation engineering. The Board members provide contributions and recommendations on how to address the opportunities and challenges of the next generation emergency services, connecting academia and industry with the evolving needs of public emergency services and of citizens, and scale NEXES’s unique value proposition.
Funded by the European Commission, the NEXES Research and Innovation Action has taken on the mission to create the pan-European reference implementation of next generation emergency services for the benefit of our society.
“We believe that the members of our End-users Advisory Board are essential to help us connect with the academia, the government, the end-users and industry leaders to achieve the NEXES vision. We are thrilled to welcome top-quality specialists such as Professor Babak Akghbar and Chief Inspector Ian Thompson to our community.”, said Mr. Marco Manso, Director of Innovation at RINICOM UK and the Coordinator of the NEXES Research and Innovation Action.