Do you consider yourself a stakeholder in the development of wireless emergency alerting? If the answer is yes, then contact CATA today
June 21, 2014

++ Action Item: Do you consider yourself a stakeholder in the development of wireless emergency alerting with interests in connecting with peers for collaboration, sharing best practice knowledge, advancing research, and generally seeking suggestions and advice on the best path forward to implement Public Alerting in Canada?

If the answer is yes then please read key consideration below and contact David Farnes today at dfarnes@cata.ca David is advancing this file, which now includes a major Summit for public and private sector leaders who recognize the importance of wireless emergency alerts to the safety of Canadians and as an example of Digital Leadership for the 21st Century. 

Key Considerations:

Who are our Public Alerting Heroes - Success Stories from end users...why is this important to saving lives and property?

Why we are here: is public alerting a right or privilege? The Public Alerting Value Chain – roles and responsibilities of the players. What is the depth and breadth of Public Alerting in Canada? Answering, are we seeing a trend in moving this from a privilege to a right such as 9-1-1?

How can we best exploring and learn from National and Regional Public Alerting strategies. Sharing practices and industry perspective on how they can and should be better involved. Expect discussion to reveal centralized vs. decentralized strategies. Who pushes the button? How to work across jurisdictions?

What’s being done to accommodate those who are not in the cities, speak either official language, or services for the disabled/physically challenged? 

What does the Regulatory Landscape look like – should there be mandatory compliance for broadcasters and how to deal with liability, monitoring, and enforcement? Who pays? How to fund (lessons from 9-1-1)?

What is the Future of Wireless Public Alerting – Making it a Dialogue? Exploring the future of Public Alerting, including the use of social media and moving from a one-way broadcast to a two-way conversation.

All the above is part of a Bear Pit discussion – Developing the action items and then implementing solutions. Be part of it! 

++ Action Item: CATA has set up a moderated Social Media Group to help facilitate discussion and peer networking at this URL: http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Canadian-Wireless-Public-Alerting-Forum-5065826/about