iMICAS Mobile iPhone/iPad Incident Management Solution
Monday May 23, 1:00 pm, Bldg 23, Rm 212
Christopher C. Couper – IBM Distinguished Engineer
Summary:The prototype iMICAS solution is a rich handheld mobile device and cloud based infrastructure for first responders built on open standards and based on the Incident Command System (ICS / NIMS) to support management of daily and major incidents, both planned and unplanned. Come see how this solution is changing how first responders are using mobile technology to advance incident management capabilities and to improve overall communications and information exchange at scene.
Presentation slides (.pdf)
About the speaker: Chris Couper is an IBM Distinguished Engineer for IBM’s North American Energy and Utilities industry. Throughout 28 years with IBM in systems engineering, product development, consulting and services, he has designed and deployed solutions for a wide range of customers in Energy and Utilities, Transportation, Communications, Healthcare, Public Safety, Health & Welfare, and State and Local Government. As an IBM Senior Certified IT Architect, Chris gained extensive experience in various industry systems and solutions.
Chris’s expertise is in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), grid operations, customer care and billing, communications, modeling and simulation, sensors and actuators, provisioning and application development techniques.
Chris is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology and the IBM Americas Information Technology Architect Board. He holds a B.S. and M.A. in Physics from the University of California, Davis and has led strategic studies and participated in many technical and executive development programs at IBM.
In addition to his IBM responsibilities, Chris is a Fire Chief of the Latrobe Fire Protection District in California.