Keynote speech at AFAC2017

Netage’ Bart van Leeuwen delivered an inspiring keynote speech at AFAC2017 in Sydney, Australia.
Smart Data for Smarter Firefighters.

Talking about data at AFAC2017, Sydney

Bart van Leeuwen was in Australia to talk about data within the fire department.

Speaker at FRI 2017

Bart van Leeuwen will be presenting at Fire-Rescue International (FRI) in Charlotte NC in the USA with “Smart Data for Smarter Fire Fighters”
FRI 2017 is a conference and expo organized by
The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)

The International Association of Fire Chiefs represents the leadership of firefighters and emergency responders worldwide; the members are the world’s leading experts in firefighting, emergency medical services, terrorism response, hazardous materials spills, natural disasters, search and rescue, and public safety policy

There mission is to provide leadership to current and future career, volunteer, fire-rescue and EMS chiefs, chief fire officers, company officers and managers of emergency service organizations throughout the international community through vision, information, education, services and representation to enhance their professionalism and capabilities.

Bart will talk about: ‘How can we make sure that in our information driven society the fire service is able to keep up. How do we keep the people we protect safe and optimize our operations with the data available?.Learn about the buzzwords and the perspective for the fire service, and what you can do to make smarter use of the data that is available. Smart Data for Smarter Fire Figthers.’

Friday July 28th, 3:30PM ETT-109 room 208B

Congress Future of Fire Fighting, Belgium

The fire department of Antwerp, Belgium exist 200 years and on this occasion they organized a congress about innovation within the fire department which took place on May 18th. A dedicated audience of around 150 professionals from the fire department, emergency services and ICT industry attended the conference. In addition to this a large audience followed everything via the live broadcast.
Six strong speakers gave their vision of what the future could offer for the emergency services, Bart van Leeuwen was one of these speakers. Bart mentioned in his Inspirational Talk ‘Smart Data for Smarter Fire Fighters’ that we should not forget the human side. How do we deal with all this technology?

In the film below you can watch all the Inspirational Talks. At 1:13:22 Bart’s talk begins.

Article published on Fire Engineering

An article written by Bart van Leeuwen is published online on Fire Engineering.

In this article Bart is telling about is background and how he combines his two specialities; firefighting and running an IT business. With this unique combination Bart is determinant to make firefighters smarter by using smart data.

To read the article visit:

Netage in Forbes

In response to the presentation Bart van Leeuwen gave on behalf of Netage at Strata + Hadoop World in New York, Forbes magazine published an article, “Is Big Data Analytics The Secret To Successful Fire Fighting?

Forbes is an American business magazine. Published bi-weekly, it features original articles on finance, industry, investing, and marketing topics. Forbes also reports on related subjects such as technology, communications, science, and law.

Presenting on Smart Data Conference

smartdata2017-eventbutton_wehaveaspeakerThursday January 31st 2017 Bart van Leeuwen will present at the Smart Data Conference in San Francisco Bay.  The Smart Data Conference is the premier business conference focused on Smart Data en Machine Intelligence Technologies. During his presentation Bart van Leeuwen will tell about the development within in fire service on Smart and Big Data and how Netage deals with this.

VVSG Conference Mechelen, Belgium

On vvsgNovember 21st The Association of Flemish Cities and Municipalities (VVSG) organized a conference in Mechelen, Belgium.

Since Januari 1st, 2015 the municipal fire services in Belgium are centralized and merged into interlocal organizations, called hulpverleningszones (emergency zones). This means that the fire service must evolve from 165 municipal forces to 20 emergency zones. The VVSG emergency zones department therefore organized a conference with a focus on the policy and management structure of the zones.

Bart van Leeuwen gave a presentation on this conference on behalf of Netage. The presentation was about the use of Big Data in the fire service. Bart used his personal story and experience with data to advice the emergency zones about how to use the data smart for both repressive and preventive purposes. The presentation was very well received and found inspiring.


Workshop Eden Prairie Minneapolis

ep_fire_logoIn the past weeks Netage has made a big trip trough the USA. We have done market research and visited Fire Services throughout the USA to communicate our vision and present our products.

At Eden Prairie Minneapolis Bart van Leeuwen gave a workshop on behalf of Netage to Fire Chiefs and IT specialists from the fire services in Minneapolis area. A group of about 20 people listened with great interest to the story of Bart. Bart explained what terms like ‘Big Data’ and ‘Smart Data’ exactly mean and what there effect may be on the fire service. Bart’s explanation was a good starting point for discussion and gave insight into the problems of data processing in the fire service. During the coffee break it became clear that the story of Bart was greatly appreciated and resulted in discussing the possibilities of a potential collaboration.

Finally, Bart also has given an extensive demo of the RESC.Info products from Netage, this generated plenty of positive reactions.


Graph Data Proof of Concept for NFPA

NFPANetage has been tasked by the NFPA to convert the information from the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) to Graph Data. This Proof of Concept is the first step to build a “fire ontology” which will help with processing the huge amounts of available data.

Graph Data Proof Of Concept

By making the information in NFIRS available as Graph Data, NFPA is able to start on discovering connections in the data. These connections contribute to the ultimate goal of the ‘Fire Ontology’, using smart data for the safety of the people in the fire service and civilians.

The contract consist of:

In the process of modeling the Graph Data we will make use of the previously developed models from other fire service applications. Read the rest of this entry »

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