Education Safety Leaders are invited to join Robert Iskander of GG4L, Phil Dalencour of Omnilert, and Sam Kennedy of VCU in a special live session regarding the future of emergency notification systems. The Sessions will cover the evolution of emergency notifications including automation, interactivity, mass engagement, and what is next in critical communications technology.
DATE: Tuesday, May 17, 2022
TIME: 2:00-3:00pm ET
Robert Iskander is a global business transformation leader passionate about leveraging technology to improve the quality of life for all, with a special focus on K-12 education and was nominated as one of the Top 100 EdTech Influencers in 2017 by EdTech Magazine. Prior to his current role as CEO at GG4L, Robert had several corporate leadership roles over the past 30 years, including General Manager of Sun Microsystems in the Middle East and Global Director of Education at Sun Microsystems (now Oracle). He also ran SchoolMessenger for several years and grew its customer base to 63,000 schools in the US and Canada.
VP, Head of Product @Omnilert
Phil leads Product direction and execution at Omnilert. For more than 15 years he has led product initiatives across a diverse set of industries from digital media, advertising technology, consumer finance, and social media, and today in critical communications management with Omnilert. Phil is passionate about people-centered product development realized at Omnilert through a focus on enabling our customers to help their students and staff, stay informed and safe. Prior to his role at Omnilert, Phil managed large scale platform technology and operations with Google, led digital product at Viacom and Time Inc, product growth at Dribbble and product & design operations with Capital One. Phil graduated from the City University of New York's Bernard Baruch College with a Bachelors in Media Communications after a tour in the United States Marine Corps and currently resides in the Northern Virginia area with his wife and children.
Director, Technology Support Services @Virginia Commonwealth University Technology Services
Sam serves as Director of Technology Support Services (TSS) for VCU Technology Services. The TSS team includes Campus Card Services, Desktop Services, Endpoint Computing, IT Support Center and Strategic Communications. Sam’s career in IT began when he joined Virginia Commonwealth University in 2000 as manager for the card management services team. In 2006, Sam helped launch a digital signage system for emergency notifications that has evolved into a multimodal notification system with over 48,000 text message subscribers, 8,000 desktop alert clients, 500 indoor notification beacons, 120 digital displays, VCU Alert website, smartphone app, and outdoor sirens for emergency notifications to a VCU community of over 50,000 people located in downtown Richmond, Virginia.