The Veoci team had a great time at this year’s IAEM Annual Conference & EMEX in Long Beach, CA!
Although the IAEM conference may have wrapped up, our minds are still abuzz with all things emergency management. We the opportunity to talk face-to-face with real people who use our virtual EOC software and those who are on the lookout for efficient solutions for everything from disaster recovery to BCP.
One of our favorite parts of the conference was giving demonstrations of Veoci at our booth. When describing what our software can do, we find words sometimes to be a bit limiting. Demos let us take a step back and let Veoci speak for itself.
This year we had a whole slew of demos, led by our team member Keith Basile. He showed how Veoci can be used for:
- Completing an IAP
- Executing a SimCell
- BCP / COOP Management
- Activating an Annex
- Filling out Mobile Damage Assessments
This year’s conference theme was “navigating a journey with a whole community” – a topic that deeply resonates with us. Community is a cornerstone value to Veoci. One person alone can’t prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate against a crisis. It takes a team. When that team has the right tools to communicate efficiently with each other – that’s when things get done. Veoci is proud to provide those tools.
Stay tuned for more of our team’s thoughts about IAEM 2017! In the meantime, check out how last year’s conference went.
On November 15th and 16th, GridEx, a biennial event, will be taking place. Representatives from the North American utility industry, as well as various regional and federal agencies, will take part in simulated emergencies to test their response plans. This year, three separate drills will be put forth to test each organization’s response plans, see how they interact with others involved in the general response, and identify areas for improvement.
Having a response specific to each emergency scenario can spell a massive difference in both the handling of the event and in the recovery. The emergencies that affect the utility industry fall into two very distinct categories: physical and cyber. Different and well thought-out responses for each scenario are needed – preparedness for both situations is critical. GridEx provides a way to test these responses. Continue reading
UVA Health System’s medical center was a mile away from where the violence broke out during the Charlottesville protests in August of this year. We had a chance to speak with Emergency Management Coordinator Robert Truoccolo, CEM, about how the hospital utilized Veoci in their emergency response.
When reflecting on August 12, UVA Health System knew that reliable real-time communication and recording an accurate timeline of everything that happened during their response would be absolute necessities, and found Veoci’s capabilities up to the task.
“[Veoci] has been leaps and bounds ahead of what we had been doing.”
Veoci is on the road again!
Our destination? Long Beach, California for the 65th annual International Association of Emergency Managers Conference & EMEX. Veoci is proud to be a part of IAEM’s showcase of “the latest technological advances in homeland security and disaster preparedness.” This will be our fifth year exhibiting at IAEM. We’re excited as ever to meet new friends and catch up with long-time members of the Veoci community. Continue reading
When the terrible violence erupted in Charlottesville in August, the University of Virginia Health System did not hesitate to act. Many of UVA Health System’s lifesaving response strategies used Veoci to facilitate real-time communication, collaboration, and coordination throughout the campus and beyond.
Click here to read the full article by Jennifer Stuart and Josh Zeitlin on UVA Health System’s response and the lessons they learned.
The Veoci team is proud to unveil our brand new logo! As we grow and expand as a company, we found it appropriate that our logo and branding evolve with us. We did not want to stray too far from our original “V” design, but certainly wanted to give a more modern flare. A special thank you to our Co-Founder and resident graphic designer, Ken Moon, for putting his time and creativity into the new design.
Ken constructed the new logo with some special symbolism in mind. Upon first glance, many people see in our logo the shape of a shield or a heart. This was on purpose. Our company, a small but rapidly growing family, has a lot of heart as our team puts passion and dedication into everything that we do. And of course, a shield symbolizes the protection and security that we strive to give all of our customers as they rely on our product to keep their communities and organizations safe.
Keep an eye out for the new logo as it begins to appear on the Veoci platform, website and materials. The new logo is just one of the many exciting new developments at Veoci. Stay tuned for more!