The Solution Showdown
The Solution Showdown will showcase six innovative solutions and new technology fresh on the market. It’s all presented in quick-fire format over one hour, with IQ editor Gordon Masson hosting the session and keeping strict time on proceedings with the help of a few special tools.
This year’s participating companies are:
Raven Controls and ID Resilience
Presenter: Ian Kerr
Kerr set up resilience consultancy business ID Resilience in 2015. Specialising in testing and exercising and crisis management consultation, Kerr and his team have gone on to work with a large number of arenas, stadia, venues and major events across the UK and internationally. ID Resilience recognised weaknesses in current market solutions for recording and managing issues. Raven Controls is an integrated real-time issue management system that provides unparalleled levels of situational awareness, ensuring the right information to the right people at he right time.
Presenter: Matthias Immel
Deep Impact is developing state-of-the-art AI-based applications. Its face recognition solution is one of the most powerful worldwide, used by football clubs to identify troublemakers. Deep Impact can also be used to identify troublemakers and to analyse social media communication
in a defined geo-fence, for example the area around a festival site or arena. The software analyses all communication related to security-focused keywords, and creates an alert with the use of every keyword, regardless of which language the message is in. In addition to mitigating security threats, this tool can also monitor communication around black market ticket sales near a certain venue or event location.
Presenter: Paul Foster
OnePlan is the world’s first centralised event site planning platform. It allows anyone to map, draw, plan and procure every aspect of their event site and operations. The platform saves event planners time and money, generating consistent professional plans, reducing stress and, crucially, improving safety and security. OnePlan facilitates easy calculation of crowd density and evacuation rates, by using intuitive space planning and measurement tools. And with endorsement by Interpol and some major sporting events, OnePlan is raising the bar for event safety and security.
Presenter: Rory Cole
NotLost is a simple online tool that enables organisations to modernise their lost and found process. It is an innovative cloud-based platform that registers found items in under ten seconds using image recognition software, customer enquiries are handled promptly using keywords and images to search across the platform and a simple one-click lost/ found comparison helps staff to quickly identify and return items. NotLost claims to save organisations between 50 to 80% of time spent managing lost property, freeing up valuable staff capacity for other important tasks. Clients include the SSE Arena Wembley, AEG Presents and Broadwick Live.
Presenters: Richard Hughes & Mark Fower
Drone Seeker is a division of Max WiFi, an event intellectual property (IP) and internet provider which has specialised in delivering event networks around the world for the past 13 years. The Drone Seeker solution uses globally recognised, market-leading technology which can identify the moment a remote control is turned on and can not only track the drone pilot, but also identify the type of drone and plot its flight path. In an open area such as a festival site, the technology allows visibility out to a distance of around 1.5 kilometres.
Presenter: Edo Haan
Netherlands-based Safesight is a software application that ensures that employees, suppliers, partners, volunteers and other parties know and execute their responsibilities, checklists, safety plans and protocols. As well as being used at events such as Mysteryland, Pukkelpop and Zwarte Cross, the software is also implemented at stadiums and convention centres, including Rotterdam’s De Kuip, Borussia Mönchengladbach’s Borussia-Park and RAI Amsterdam.