SAFEcommand 2015 – Event Report

Our annual User Forum took place on the 3rd and 4th November 2015 and we were particularly pleased with how well attended the event was, 77 delegates from across 30 Services was a terrific effort in the current financial climate. 

SAFEcommand 2015 – Event Report

As is now tradition, Jonathan Waugh opened the event with an overview of what we had achieved over the last year against what he had stated we would achieve at the previous year’s event.

We were please to confirm that our main targets had been achieved with Version 2 of ScCapture and Version 1 of ScResponse being released in October 2015 as planned.  Jonathan also covered our planned product releases for the next 12 months and beyond.

We would be very interested in feedback on the changed format on Day One, with interactive demos and workshop sessions replacing some of the presentation slots.  Delegates were able to move between the product workstations, ScCapture, ScResponse and ScResponse Web, where Airbus DS staff demonstrated the software and where delegates could interact with products themselves.  We feel that the workshop sessions are a very positive change to the format of the event and we intend to refine and extend the sessions for next year.

SAFEcommand 2015 – Event Report

On Day Two we broke into separate workstream sessions for Back Office and Mobile Data.  The initial sessions were client driven and we were kindly assisted by Jason Read (Surrey FRS), Paul Ingoldsby (Hampshire FRS) in the Mobile Data session and Greg Edwards (Buckinghamshire FRS) and Peter Gray (Royal Berkshire FRS) in the Back Office session.  We also continued to facilitate user led breakout groups to discuss hot topics as they arose on the day, this year this included sessions on Mapping and ESMCP, requested by Ian Seel (Cumbria FRS) and Paul Jenkins (Wiltshire FRS).  We would like the customer led sessions to continue, if you would be interested in leading a session or have a particular topic in mind, please let John Freeman know.

At the workstream sessions, we gave greater detail on the Product Roadmaps and discussed the client’s order of priority for the new features.  It was felt that the Product Roadmap elements were too short this year and we intend to lengthen the sessions in 2016 to ensure all of the delegates have sufficient time to raise any points they may have.

The Demo room was well supported by our friends from TomTom, Getac, NCEC and Moditech.  Next year we will once again be looking for suitable exhibitors to add value to the event.

Judging by the feedback we’ve received, the User Forum is viewed as a very beneficial event.  We strive to make the event as interesting and as useful as possible for the entire audience and that you feel your time has been well spent attending. The SAFEcommand User Forum will continue to provide the experience you have become to expect.  We thank all those that attendance the event and we hope to see you all and more at SAFEcommand 2016.

SAFEcommand 2015 – Event Report