Emergency Communications Network (ECN), North America’s largest provider of emergency notification systems, is proud to support initiatives that help promote business development and technology growth. On April 23, technology industry professionals throughout the Volusia County region will gather to hear ECN team members share their insight and expertise at the 2015 Disaster Recovery Panel, hosted by the Volusia Technology Council.
Created by the Daytona Regional Chamber, the Volusia Technology Council is considered the first forum for networking between technology executives in the Volusia County area. It is a source for organizations to learn best practices and obtain relevant industry information.
The mission of the Volusia Technology Council is to help facilitate the success of its members through education and collaboration. Active member organizations include both private and public entities throughout the region, such as Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Stetson University, International Speedway Corporation, Halifax Health, City of Ormond Beach and Brown & Brown Insurance, among others.
The event will begin with networking between members of the Volusia Technology Council, followed by presentations from the panel speakers and will end with a Q&A session facilitated by Gary VanOpDorp, ECN’s Director of Technology. The ECN team members delivering presentations during the panel are Troy Harper, ECN’s Product Manager, and Don Hall, ECN’s Director of Government Relations.
Harper and Hall are two of ECN’s emergency notification experts. Harper served 13 successful years as the Emergency Management Chief for Flagler County, Fla. His career includes extensive planning, response and recovery activities for nine federally declared disasters, weather emergencies, man-made incidents and wildfires. Hall is a Certified Emergency Manager through the International Association of Emergency Managers and has over 30 years of experience developing and implementing emergency plans and procedures for all hazards.
“Sharing experiences and lessons learned from government and corporate disaster planning, response or recovery segments can help both sides better prepare for the challenges ahead, whether natural or man-made,” said Harper, who will be giving a presentation on what businesses can learn from government.
The event will take place at 11:30 a.m. at the Volusia Emergency Operations Center located at
3825 Tiger Bay Road in Daytona Beach, Fla. The cost is $15.00 with pre-registration. Those who wish to attend can register and purchase their tickets here.