July 14, 2016
ARLINGTON, Va. – LiveSafe CEO Carolyn Parent has been appointed to the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) Board of Directors, joining industry leaders from across the Northern Virginia area.
NVTC, the largest technology council in the nation, announced Parent was appointed to the position Tuesday by Chairman of the NVTC Board Todd Stottlemyer.
“It is a tremendous honor to be selected to join the NVTC Board of Directors,” Parent said. “The Northern Virginia area is booming as a major global technology center, and LiveSafe is proud to be a part of this wonderful community.”
NVTC is the membership and trade association for the technology community in Northern Virginia, serving about 1,000 companies and representing about 300,000 employees in the region. The organization convenes and connects technology companies of all sizes to accelerate innovation and meet the current and future needs of the region’s technology ecosystem.
“Carolyn is a leader with significant experience in our region’s technology community,” said Bobbie Kilberg, NVTC’s President and CEO. “Her perspective as the CEO of a growing technology company will be immensely valuable to our board and membership.”
LiveSafe, a platform that focuses on providing actionable crowdsourced intelligence gathering for security officials, has clients including Hearst and Cox Communications and recently received a $5.25 million investment from an affiliated entity of FedEx Corp. Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Frederick W. Smith.
LiveSafe enables two-way, real-time interaction between individuals and security and facilities teams. The convenience of using a smartphone to ask for help is a game-changing way to open up communication on safety- and security-related concerns. Users can send text, photos, videos and precise location information to report incidents ranging from routine maintenance needs to suspicious activity to safety threats.
Businesses, hospitals, malls, college campuses and large sports and entertainment arenas use LiveSafe’s platform to create a safer environment for employees and customers.