July 07, 2015 10:39 ET

AtHoc Partners With Microsoft to Present at Global Smart Cities Event

2015 Asia Pacific Cities Summit and Mayors' Forum Showcases New Models for Smarter, Safer, Connected Cities

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 7, 2015) -  AtHoc, Inc., the leader in networked crisis communications, today announced that as a Microsoft CityNext partner it has joined with Microsoft to participate in the 2015 Asia Pacific Cities Summit & Mayors' Forum to be held in Brisbane, Australia July 5-8.

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CityNext is a major Microsoft initiative that brings together the partners and vision essential to create smarter, technology-enhanced urban environments. To showcase their vision of a safe, smart, connected city at the Asia Pacific Cities Summit, Microsoft selected AtHoc, as one of three of their over 300 CityNext partners, to demonstrate key technologies cities can deploy today to realize Smart City goals.

AtHoc will showcase several innovative solutions to achieve a connected safe city. For example, Contra Costa County, California -- home to over one million citizens -- uses AtHoc technology to connect citizens, first responders, community organizations and several large high-risk facilities. The county has deployed a flexible crisis notification system connecting the community, as any natural or man-made emergency situation develops. "We've taken a Smart City approach by partnering with AtHoc to build a fully integrated warning system," said Heather Tiernan, Community Warning System Manager for the county. "Partnering with industry and having the system provided by AtHoc allows the community to feel safe during various incidents."

"The city of the future is all about information -- sharing it, analyzing it for better decision-making, and of course using it to keep people safe," said Adrian Szwarcburg, Director of AtHoc Alliances and Channel Sales. "We're proud to be a part of the Asia Pacific Cities Summit and contribute to the vision of smart, connected safer communities."

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AtHoc is the pioneer and recognized leader in networked crisis communication, protecting millions of people around the world. AtHoc provides a seamless and reliable exchange of critical information among organizations, their people, devices and external entities. A trusted partner to the world's most demanding customers, AtHoc is the #1 provider to the US Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, and safeguards numerous other government agencies and leading commercial enterprises. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, the company operates around the globe. For more information about AtHoc, please visit