In Part 1 of this two-episode Government Technology Insider Podcast discussion, we looked at Operation Convergent Response 2019 (OCR2019) and how the event is designed to give responders true-to-life experience using advanced technologies. In this episode, we take a closer look at the six realistic scenarios being held this year, from terror attacks to natural disasters to infrastructure-related accidents, all based on actual global events. Experts from Verizon and Nokia, the sponsors of OCR2019, and the Guardian Centers in Perry, Georgia, where the three day event takes place, describe the realism of the scenarios and how they can help response teams understand where technology can help improve outcomes. OCR2019 runs from November 19-21.
“If you’re going through the flood zone scenario, you see homes that are immersed in water and first responders rescuing individuals from the roof of a building. It mimics real life in every way.”
- Luisa Miller-Hughley, Nokia
Listen in to our conversation with Tammy McLean and Jad Muntasser of Verizon, Luisa Miller-Hughley of Nokia and Doug Lang of the Guardian Centers, to find out how participants at #OCR2019 can see, touch and put to use cutting edge tech, from augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) tools for better on the ground awareness, to advanced 5G communications solutions that keep responders connected in the harshest conditions. Click below to listen:
For more information on Operation Convergent Response 2019, click here.