January 15, 2018
Heavy rains and municipal infrastructure utility issues did not dampen enthusiasm or dim the electric energy of CES 2018.
They did however create scenarios showcasing how responsive and accountable organizers of an event that attracts 180,000+ delegates and occupies 2.6 million square feet of space can be in managing the safety of the hundreds of thousands people who came to Las Vegas for one of the world’s largest consumer technology conferences.
Conference organizers were alerted to an isolated power issue on January 10, 2018, and used the LiveSafe platform to communicate to Delegates who had downloaded the LiveSafe Mobile App within minutes. The first alert was received on the LiveSafe platform at 11:23 a.m. PT. The LiveSafe alert beat the tweet by 6 minutes. It beat the the wire stories by even more.
“It’s so amazingly versatile and cool,” Consumer Technology Association President and CEO, Gary Shapiro, said in a January 8, 2018 NBC News Interview.
CES 2018’s deployment of the LiveSafe Solution was part of an initiative set in motion more than 18 months prior by the Consumer Technology Association to increase preventative measures at CES 2018. The deployment of the LiveSafe Mobile app was aimed at allowing “attendees to report things quicker… and help them get in touch with somebody,” said Karen Chupka, CTA’s SVP of events, in a December 7, 2017 Variety article.
“The ability to allow Delegates to share text, photos, video and audio in a two-way chat with security, allowed our partners at CES to introduce the element of a human sensor into their safety and security mix using the LiveSafe platform,” said Carolyn Parent, CEO of LiveSafe.
CES 2018 drew more than 180,000 attendees and 4,000+ companies . LiveSafe was proud to have served as a partner.