Advancing Innovation for First Responders






Advancing Innovation for First Responders

Thursday, October 8, 2015 
Air Force House and Auditorium, Herzliya


First Responders around the globe share a common mission to ensure the health, safety and security of the people they serve. The First Responders community is looking for innovative technologies and solutions to meet these needs.


This seminar, “Advancing Innovation for First Responders”, organized by SIBAT- the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Public Security and the BIRD Foundation, will address the needs and the requirements of the First Responders organizations in Israel, the United States and around the globe. The seminar will also share the experience of Israeli and multinational companies currently selling to the First Responders market.



8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM

Registration and light breakfast

9:00 AM  -  9:10 AM


9:10 AM  -  9:20 AM


Brigadier General (Ret.) Mishel Ben Baruch,  SIBAT Director, IMOD

9:20 AM  -  10:25 AM

Addressing the Needs of First Responders

Introduction and Moderation:  Mr. Zvika Kanfer, Head of Science & Technologies, MOPS


Brigadier General Dedy Simhi, Head of Staff, Home Front Command

Major General Eyal Caspi, Head of Operation Department, National Fire and Rescue Authority

Mr. Chaim Rafalowski, Disaster Management and EU Research Projects Coordinator, Magen David Adom

Brigadier General Yossi Bachar, Head, Operations Division, Israel National Police

10:20 AM  -  11:00 AM

New Program of Collaboration between MOPS-DHS

Mr. Rotem Peleg, Director General, Ministry of Public Security

Mr. Dan Cotter, Director (Acting), First Responders Group, Science and Technology Directorate , DHS

11:00 AM  -  11:20 AM

Coffee Break

11:20 AM  -  11:35 AM

Fostering Next Gen Technologies for First Responders

Dr. Eitan Yudilevich, Executive Director, BIRD Foundation

11:35 AM - 12:00 PM

The First Responders Market Overview:

Ms. Brittany McCracken Shaffer, President, FirstLink Research and Analytics

12:00 PM - 12:20 PM

The First Responders Market – A Multinational ‘s Perspective

Mr. Mike Fox, Sr. Director, Smart Public Safety Solutions, Motorola Solutions

12:20  PM - 1:10 PM

The First Responders Market – Israeli Companies’ Perspectives:


Panel discussion:

Mr. Asaf Bar, Regional Sales Manager,Briefcam

Mr. Roee Madai, CEO, PerSys Medical International

Mr. Dror Poran, Senior Director, HLS & C4I Solutions, North America Business Unit Lead, Elbit Systems

1:10 PM - 1:30 PM


1:30 PM - 2:30 PM


2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Pre–scheduled meetings between companies and First Responders Organizations



Cost of participation is NIS 80, including lunch


Click here for registration


To schedule meetings with First Responders organizations, click here to fill in the form


For more information, please contact:
SIBAT: Ms. Shahar Horev, at  03-6977938
BIRD Foundation: Ms. Limor Nakar-Vincent, at, 03-6988315 








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Date 8/10/2015
Location Air Force House and Auditorium, Herzliya
Organizer BIRD, SIBAT, Ministry of Public Security
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