Suzette Kent to Deliver Keynote at OnSolve Nexus 2021 Conference

OnSolve Nexus 2021 brings together public and private sector OnSolve customers for the first time to address critical event management solutions for managing uncertainty in 2021 and beyond
OnSolve Nexus 2021 brings together public and private sector OnSolve customers for the first time to address critical event management solutions for managing uncertainty in 2021 and beyond

OnSolve, a Double Award Winner in the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, and a leading critical event management provider for enterprises, small-to-medium sized organizations, and government entities, has announced that Suzette Kent, a former Federal Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the United States, will deliver the keynote address at OnSolve’s virtual customer conference, OnSolve Nexus 2021, on April 20-21. 

“Preparing for the unknown is at the forefront of conversations for leaders of every organization; and as we continue to navigate the challenges of the global pandemic, AI-driven critical event management technology should take center stage within resiliency planning,” explains Ms. Kent who currently serves as Chief Executive Officer at Kent Advisory Services.

“I look forward to engaging with OnSolve and its diverse customer base to share best practices, discuss lessons learned during this past year, and ultimately celebrate the important work this community is doing to protect people when it matters most.”

Suzette Kent, former U.S. Federal Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Suzette Kent, former U.S. Federal Chief Information Officer (CIO)

The OnSolve Nexus 2021 conference comes on the heels of OnSolve’s brand relaunch and new platform innovation, which rolled out fully integrated AI-driven risk intelligence, critical communications and incident management capabilities through the OnSolve Platform for Critical Event Management.

In addition to Ms. Kent, attendees will hear from OnSolve leadership, customers and academia on topics related to managing uncertainty. 

“Now more than ever, customers are turning to us to navigate uncertainty; it is a strategic imperative that they have a deep understanding of how to leverage our platform for critical event management to support organizational resiliency and keep their people safe, informed and protected during a crisis,” added OnSolve CEO Mark Herrington.

Mark Herrington, Chief Executive Officer at OnSolve
Mark Herrington, Chief Executive Officer at OnSolve

“We are proud to welcome former Federal CIO Ms. Suzette Kent to share her expertise and proven leadership leveraging AI, technology, and trusted data to protect the safety and security of government entities and enterprise organizations.” 

On the opening day of the conference, Ms. Kent will deliver a keynote presentation titled Risk, Resiliency and Technology; Leveraging AI and Data to Manage Uncertainty.

Speaking to her experience leading federal IT policy development and implementation, Suzette will discuss the important role technology and automation can play in organizational continuity.

During her two and a half years serving as Federal CIO for the Office of Management and Budget, she led substantive policy changes, which redefined how the U.S. government manages its central IT principles.

She also played a pivotal role in shifting the federal workforce to telework during the global pandemic. 

Sue Holub, Chief Marketing Officer at OnSolve
Sue Holub, Chief Marketing Officer at OnSolve

Ms. Kent will answer questions from attendees alongside OnSolve Chief Marketing Officer Sue Holub immediately following the keynote presentation. 

During the two-day OnSolve Nexus 2021 event, virtual attendees will have the opportunity to network with peers, discuss best practices and hear from OnSolve experts regarding how to optimize technology within their organizations, and gain insight into what is on the horizon for OnSolve in 2021 and beyond. 

To learn more about OnSolve Nexus 2021 and register for the event, go to 

OnSolve Recognized in Third Annual ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

American Security Today’s ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards program is now in its Sixth Year and continues to recognize the Outstanding Innovations of top firms and agencies in the Homeland Security and Public Safety fields.

2020 was a very challenging year for everyone due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the much heralded AST ‘ASTORS’ Awards Winners Presentations and exclusive Luncheon at the Jacob Javits Center in NYC had to be canceled and rescheduled for 2021 due to the virus.

Mike Madsen, Publisher, American Security Today
Mike Madsen, Publisher, American Security Today

However, the 2020 ‘ASTORS’  Homeland Security Awards Program was again a huge success and many new categories were added including a section for COVID-19 Detection and Innovation.

OnSolve (First of Two)

Best Mass Notification System

When a crisis threatens the safety of your employees and disrupts your business, you need the fastest, most accurate way to gather data, notify people and set your response team in motion.
  • The company’s Critical Communications technology keeps citizens and employees safe and informed through targeted, real-time alerts and notification.

  • OnSolve’s Critical Communications software is relied upon by thousands of federal, local and state government entities and enterprises throughout North America which includes 50% of the top Fortune 500 companies, 7 of the 10 largest insurance providers, 3 of, 5 largest energy companies, 8 of 11 petroleum producers, and 3 of 5 largest commercial banks.

The CodeRED Mobile Alert app has hundreds of thousands of users, enabling clients to deliver public alert messages to mobile subscribers within their area.
  • In this year of uncertainty and unprecedented, evolving crises, OnSolve’s Critical Communications technology has sent 1.5 billion notifications, helped to find nearly 3,000 missing persons, and powers critical communications for 27,000 customers in 170+ countries worldwide.

  • Key technology features include geo-location, secure encrypted messaging, reporting and interaction, and messaging.

  • OnSolve’s Critical Communication CodeRED is a partner for National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, to power Amber Alerts.

OnSolve (Second of Two)

Best Risk, Crisis Management Product (Tie)

  • OnSolve offers a suite of AI-powered risk intelligence, critical communications and incident management capabilities, so organizations can control the entire critical event management process, keep ahead of change, monitor disasters and be empower to make quicker, more accurate decisions during the times that matter most.

Accelerate Crisis Response with Onsolve Risk Intelligence – Identify and respond quickly when lives and business assets are threatened.
  • Organizations are able to gain risk intelligence information that allows them to prepare in advance for disasters and ensure business resiliency, send out mass alerts to notify the right people at the right time during a crisis, leverage a mobile incident management platform to retain full control during emergencies, and more.

  • Before, during, and after a critical event strikes, organizations now have the power of AI to inform timely and accurate situational awareness, the relevance and speed of leading mass notification services to manage critical communications, and the ability to holistically and seamlessly manage critical events through incident management – all from OnSolve.

  • OnSolve risk intelligence technology continues to keep people safe and informed, allowing them to better protect themselves, their employees and communities.

  • *OnSolve was also recognized with Multiple Wins in the 2019 and 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Programs.

With billions of alerts sent annually and over 60 combined years of proven support to both the public and private sectors, OnSolve delivers critical event management capabilities backed by unmatched industry expertise, which keeps our customers safe, informed, assured and productive when it matters most.

This is accomplished through the company’s SaaS-based global portfolio that delivers scalable, easy-to-deploy-and-use solutions for the rapid and secure exchange of vital information and coordination among organizations, people, devices and partners, regardless of the situation or level of need.

The 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program was sponsored by ATI SystemsAttivo NetworksAutomatic SystemsDesktop Alert, X.Labs and Reed Exhibitionsevery one a returning Sponsor from 2020, 2019 and More.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards at

Comprehensive List of Categories Include:

Access Control/ Identification Personal/Protective Equipment Law Enforcement Counter Terrorism
Perimeter Barrier/ Deterrent System Interagency Interdiction Operation Cloud Computing/Storage Solution
Facial/IRIS Recognition Body Worn Video Product Cyber Security
Video Surveillance/VMS Mobile Technology Anti-Malware
Audio Analytics Disaster Preparedness ID Management
Thermal/Infrared Camera Mass Notification System Fire & Safety
Metal/Weapon Detection Rescue Operations Critical Infrastructure
License Plate Recognition Detection Products And Many Others!
COVID Innovations And Many Others!


Don’t see a Direct Hit for your Product, Agency or Organization?

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the 2019–20 coronavirus outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) on 30 January 2020 and a pandemic on 11 March 2020. Local transmission of the disease has occurred across all fifty states in the America.

With the unprecedented occurrence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus of the safety and security industries has realized the need to increase innovations to address the daily growing challenges.

As such AST aims to make sure these firms and professionals are reflected in the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program, so we’d like to encourage you to submit appropriate categories recommendations and include COVID-19 Frontline Professionals in your Nominations to see that these Professionals, Facilities, and Vendors receive the Recognition they Deserve!

Submit your category recommendation for consideration to Michael Madsen, AST Publisher at:

Why American Security Today?

The traditional security marketplace has long been covered by a host of publications putting forward the old school basics to what is Today – a fast changing security landscape.

The traditional security marketplace has long been covered by a host of publications putting forward the old school basics to what is Today – a fast changing security landscape.

American Security Today is uniquely focused on the broader Homeland Security & Public Safety marketplace with over 75,000 readers at the Federal, State and local levels of government as well as firms allied to government.

American Security Today brings forward a fresh compelling look and read with our customized digital publications that hold readers eyes throughout the story with cutting edge editorial that provides solutions to their challenges.

Harness the Power of the Web – with our 100% Mobile Friendly Publications

AST puts forward the Largest and Most Qualified Circulation in Government with Over 75,000 readers on the Federal, State and Local levels.
AST puts forward the Largest and Most Qualified Circulation in Government with Over 75,000 readers on the Federal, State and Local levels.

The AST Digital Publications is distributed to over 75,000 qualified government and homeland security professionals in federal, state and local levels.


AST Reaches both Private & Public Experts, essential to meeting these new challenges.

Today’s new generation of public safety and security experts need real-time knowledge to deal with domestic and international terrorism, lone wolf attacks, unprecedented urban violence, shifts in society, culture and media bias – making it increasingly difficult for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Military and Private Security Professionals to implement coordinated security measures to ensure national security and improve public safety.

American Security Today

These experts are from Government at the federal, state and local level as well as from private firms allied to government.

AST provides a full plate of topics in our AST Monthly Magazine Editions, AST Website and AST Daily News Alerts, covering 23 Vital Sectors such as Access Control, Perimeter Protection, Video Surveillance/Analytics, Airport Security, Border Security, CBRNE Detection, Border Security, Ports, Cybersecurity, Networking Security, Encryption, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Campus Security, Security Services, Corporate Facilities, and Emergency Response among others.

AST has Expanded readership into integral Critical Infrastructure audiences such as Protection of Nuclear Facilities, Water Plants & Dams, Bridges & Tunnels, and other potential targets of terrorism.

Other areas of concern include Transportation Hubs, Public Assemblies, Government Facilities, Sporting & Concert Stadiums, our Nation’s Schools & Universities, and Commercial Business Destinations – all enticing targets due to the large number of persons and resources clustered together.

To learn more about the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winners solutions, Check Out the New 2020 ‘ASTORS’ CHAMPIONS Edition Fully Interactive Magazine – the Best Products of 2020 ‘A Year in Review’.

The Annual CHAMPIONS edition includes a review of the ‘ASTORS’ Award Winning products and programs, highlighting key details on many of the winning firms products and services, includes video interviews and more.

It is your Go-To source throughout the year for ‘The Best of 2020 Products and Services‘ endorsed by American Security Today, and can satisfy your agency’s and organization’s most pressing Homeland Security and Public Safety needs.

From Physical Security (Access Control, Critical Infrastructure, Perimeter Protection and Video Surveillance Cameras and Video Management Systems), to IT Security (Cybersecurity, Encryption, Data Storage, Anti-Malware and Networking Security – Just to name a few), the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ CHAMPIONS EDITION has what you need to Detect, Delay, Respond to, and Mitigate today’s real-time threats in our constantly evolving security landscape.

It also includes featured guest editorial pieces from some of the security industry’s most respected leaders, and recognized firms in the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program.

  • For a complete list of 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Award Winners, click here.

For more information on All Things American Security Today, and the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program, please contact Michael Madsen, AST Publisher at

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