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Toronto becomes the second Canadian police agency to embrace CodeSearch

This past Monday marked yet another big milestone for the burgeoning Search Program: The Missing Children Society of Canada and Toronto Police Service Partner on ‘Milk Carton 2.0™’ Initiative. The announcement was hosted at TPS headquarters side-by-side with TPS Board Chair Alok Mukherjee, TPS Chief Bill Blair, MCSC Executive Director Amanda Pick, and senior representatives from WestJet, BlackBerry, and Strut Creative. Our Managing …

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How Improv Principles and Startup Culture Reshape Crisis Communications

Back in May RallyEngine’s Marketing Director Steve Hardy and MCSC Executive Director Amanda Pick co-presented Herding Cats, Finding Kids, and Rallying Dispersed Teams in a Crisis to a lovely audience at CPRS’s annual Ascend Summit in beautiful Banff, Alberta. Steve’s part riffed on insights gleaned from this Ipsos study of the Calgary Flood in which the importance of emergent and ad hoc teams …

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Tech for Good: Leveraging Mobile Technology in the Search for Missing Children

According to Brian Palmer, Slate magazine’s ‘chief explainer,’ it all started with a few pamphlets in the 1970s. At the time, police were often reluctant to intervene when noncustodial parents took off with their children, viewing these incidents as domestic disagreements rather than as kidnappings. Frustrated custodial parents decided to take matters into their own hands, distributing pamphlets containing photographs …

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Profit and Purpose in Lockstep

The crowd at last Thursday’s excellent Canadian Business Leadership Forum in Toronto was an interestesting generational mix. Roughly half of the large ballroom’s tables were populated by grey-haired captains of industry and the other half by fresh-faced university students showing off their only suit. Both groups were there to hear amazing presentations by ex-RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis and D-Wave president …

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Introducing RallyEngine

Hi, we’re RallyEngine. RallyEngine is a streamlined communications tool for dispersed teams and mobile workforces. Using a versatile web-based dashboard, organizations can communicate quickly, easily, and effectively – with the valuable context of real-time location and specific individual traits – to their people via the smartphones they already carry. Locate. Alert. Connect. Rally. RallyEngine originated as the technology powering CodeSearch, a …