Advance Property eXposure is an innovative leader in developing smart “Mobile First” solutions for emergency services that allows responders to receive critical information, improving responder situational awareness and protecting citizens. “What the City of Ottawa is using is our most advanced software leveraging native smart technology capabilities. They are testing technology that will save lives” said Paul Martin, President and CEO of APX. The innovation is a game changer for responders, leveraging smart devices and wireless broadband networks to modernize Emergency Services operations.
Together with the University of Ottawa, the City of Ottawa is collaborating with APX to pilot their Building Tactical Information System™ and Plan Ahead™ products during emergency exercises that uOttawa undertook on their campus in October 2016.
Canadian Internet Registration Authority’s (CIRA) Internet Performance Test Pilot Program
The City of Ottawa is partnering with the Canadian Internet Registration Authority’s (CIRA) for the Internet Performance Test Pilot program – a community-based program that allows Ottawa residents and businesses to measure their internet connectivity and performance in their area. The data can be used to help benefit the user and their surrounding community members.
The test page consists of map where the user can zoom down to their street location and check average download time and speed. The user can also compare the data with other locations that are in close proximity to his or her residence or business.
The map is located on the CIRA.
Ericsson / Rogers
Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society - a world leader in communications technology and services. Our services, software and infrastructure - especially in mobility, broadband and the cloud - are enabling the telecom industry and other sectors to do better business, increase efficiency, improve the user experience and capture new opportunities.
Rogers Communications is a leading diversified public Canadian communications and media company. We are Canada's largest provider of wireless communications services and one of Canada's leading providers of cable television, high-speed Internet and telephony services to consumers and businesses.
The City of Ottawa is collaborating with Ericsson and Rogers to pilot test their “Connected Water” solution that supports an early detection system for water quality testing. The pilot will leverage a combination of Internet of Things (IoT), cloud and LTE mobile broadband technologies to gather real-time data that City staff can use to better predict, prevent and respond to potential issues related to water quality.
At Gamifi, we develop simple, elegant interactions for intuitive learning. We develop, curate, and produce natural learning experiences for students. Our co-design process begins with breaking down courses into their core elements, communicating those elements using visual communication techniques, and adding a layer of gamification to engage students.
The City of Ottawa is collaborating with Gamifi to pilot their gamification approach to a staff mental health awareness training course that will be rolled out in the fall of 2016.
Karman is an interactive studio that builds experiences. Whether it's a beautiful interactive website or the latest mobile game you just can't put down, our team of experts will create an experience to excite your users. With a background in delivering award-winning work and an active industry presence, there's nothing we can't handle.
The City of Ottawa is collaborating with Karman Interactive to pilot their multi-media services as part of a 2017 Public Art Commission.
MC2 is an activity-tracking mobile platform that powers social movements. It rewards people for tracking and verifying their bite-size activities, called micro-actions, which collectively have an impact. Further still, it mobilizes individuals, political parties, brands, governments and organizations around shared activities to accomplish goals big and small.
The City of Ottawa is collaborating with MC2 to pilot their mobile platform as part of the 2017 Cleaning in the Capital campaign.
Millenium’s operates an intercity community forum (Lacelabs) for municipalities and entrepreneurs to share experiences and lessons learned from pilots that they have undertaken. The City of Ottawa has joined the community on a pilot basis and will share lessons learned from our Innovation Pilot Program while seeking to leverage the experiences of other jurisdictions to address challenges in Ottawa.
Safety Labs, an Ottawa-based company, was created with a single objective - to provide a cost effective safety solution that is accessible to everyone, everywhere. Thus, Safety Labs created Anchor--a safety platform that is capable of growing in intelligence, safety benefits, and comprehensiveness.
Anchor provides a cost effective, simple and comprehensive health and safety solution by making use of existing technologies that you already use every day. Using Internet connectivity, smart phones and ubiquitous cloud servers and wireless technologies, Anchor provides you and your loved ones with continuous safety by integrating seamlessly into your daily life.
The City of Ottawa is collaborating with Safety Labs to pilot their Anchor product at the Peter D. Clark Long Term Care Facility.
SavvyDox is the world’s most advanced cloud-based document collaboration platform, transforming document collaboration from a serial process into an intelligent interaction with documents. SavvyDox solves document collaboration issues for enterprises, government and publishers, all within an enterprise grade, private, hybrid or public cloud based secure infrastructure.
The City is collaborating with SavvyDox to pilot their collaboration platform to manage the Innovation Pilot Program’s applicant intake and review process.
Signority provides a secure, easy-to-use solution that streamlines the entire contract process. It’s our goal to help our customers eliminate the archaic print sign-scan method of document transactions and improve efficiency and productivity, while reducing costs significantly.
The City of Ottawa is collaborating with Signority Inc. to pilot their e-signature solution in the Economic Development and Innovation department.
Site Secure Software
Site Secure is an Ottawa based company providing asset management and security solutions. They are collaborating with the City of Ottawa to pilot their Narcotics Monitoring system with the Ottawa Paramedic Service.
Syncrodata’s Trendify Live software is a dynamic dashboard that will allow clients to monitor most aspects of Twitter in real time. This includes searching by handles, hashtags, keywords, replies, retweets, favourites, profile and tweet views, and their interactions with people and companies. You can filter these results to show you what’s most important for you and your company to know at any given time.
The City of Ottawa is collaborating with Syncrodata to pilot test to social media monitoring capabilities of their Trendify Live product.
VoIPshield’s VoIPaudit 4.0 ™ is the leading application for VoIP audit compliance. VoIPaudit 4.0 ™ is easy to set up and use, and runs a diagnostic on a company’s network that provides a comprehensive report of network security, including its adherence to leading industry standards. When risks are found, VoIPaudit 4.0 ™ provides a comprehensive path to remediation, giving step by step instructions on how to make the network compliant.
The City of Ottawa is collaborating with VoIPShield to pilot test their VoIPaudit system.
WAW Technologies Inc.
WAW Technologies develops network security products for enterprise, governments, and network and industrial security organizations. We help organizations gain full visibility over their network traffic, tackle security challenges, and make decisions using high quality data. Founded in 2014, WAW Technologies is head-quartered in Ottawa (Canada).
The City of Ottawa is collaborating with WAW Technologies to pilot their CatchWire network monitoring device in a lab environment.
Chatbot Pilot with MC2
The chatbot pilot, named Faya, is programmed to crowdsource community engagement by interacting with residents on Facebook Messenger. This year Faya will support the City’s GLAD Cleaning the Capital initiative by inviting residents to come together as a community to help make our city clean and green. Faya recommends nearby parks for cleanup, then asks participants to submit a photo or video of themselves taking action, such as recycling or picking up litter.
Especially fun for youth, Faya rewards residents for taking action with collectible badges they can share online to show their participation. Cleanup actions are showcased on a map of the city, highlighting the collective impact of residents’ efforts and inviting others to contribute. With a database of over 1,200 parks, Faya makes cleaning Ottawa easy, accessible and fun.
Residents are invited to take part in the pilot by chatting with Faya on Facebook Messenger during GLAD Cleaning the Capital until October 15, 2017.