Reading, UK – November 16, 2016 – Intermedix Corporation and 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) - Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation - today announced a partnership that will see the company offer strategic consultancy and technology for emergency preparedness to network cities of the 100RC.
As part of the partnership, Intermedix will work with a number of cities affiliated with the organisation to enhance their emergency management programs with direct emergency preparedness and response consultation, as well as the opportunity to pilot its crisis management technology, WebEOC.
The consultancy process offered by Intermedix will help cities better understand their current emergency management preparedness requirements and functions, and enable them to identify opportunities to use technology to fill gaps in existing procedures. The process will also help them to develop a blueprint to address these gaps and to better meet resiliency goals.
“It’s vital that cities around the world are equipped and prepared to deal with the kind of shocks and catastrophic events that will become more common as the century progresses. Preparedness today will save lives and property tomorrow”, said Joel Portice, CEO of Intermedix.
Intermedix delivers technology-enabled services and SaaS solutions to, government agencies and departments, and corporations, working to enable crisis management, emergency preparedness and resilience. The partnership will see Intermedix join a prestigious group of platform partners that have been variously identified for their subject matter expertise and industry leading solutions that assist cities around the world with resilience strategy and readiness. This includes resilience and preparedness for disasters such as hurricanes, fires and floods, as well as stresses such as terrorism – which are increasingly part of 21st century life.
These platform partners are dedicated to providing 100RC network cities with solutions that integrate big data, analytics, technology, resilience land use planning, infrastructure design, and new financing and insuring products. Other 100RC Platform Partners include Microsoft, Swiss Re, the World Bank, MasterCard, Veolia, and ESRI.
Network cities associated with 100RC are found around the world – associated UK cities include Belfast, Bristol, Glasgow, Greater Manchester and London.
“The work of the 100RC is so vital to resilience around the world, and naturally we’re thrilled to be getting on board as a platform partner,” continued Portice. “We are eager to start supporting the cities enhancement of their own emergency preparedness plans, partner with them as they become more resilient, helping them prepare for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.”
Michael Berkowitz, President of 100 Resilient Cities said, “As these new and complex problems and challenges arise, it’s becoming more and more important for cities to look outside of their own organisations for the expertise and solutions required to meet and overcome these challenges.”
“That’s the strength of the 100RC initiative, which brings together platform partners and network cities to build a more prepared, more resilient planet,” added Berkowitz “That’s why I’m delighted that Intermedix has agreed to lend its considerable expertise in crisis management and emergency preparedness to 100 Resilient Cities.”
About 100 Resilient Cities—Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation
100 Resilient Cities - Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) helps cities around the world become more resilient to social, economic, and physical challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century. 100RC provides this assistance through: funding for a Chief Resilience Officer in each of our cities who will lead the resilience efforts; resources for drafting a Resilience Strategy; access to private sector, public sector, academic, and NGO resilience tools; and membership in a global network of peer cities to share best practices and challenges. For more information, visit: www.100ResilientCities.org.