AGT CEO Mati Kochavi addresses Clinton Global Initiative in New York – Kochavi commits to helping CGI develop blueprint for disaster preparednessSeptember 23, 2010
NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2010 — Addressing a special session of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) on Haiti, AGT International’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Mati Kochavi, said AGT International was committed to helping CGI revolutionize global disaster preparedness and management by adapting AGT’s proven technology to support countries in need. Mr. Kochavi made the commitment during a panel discussion chaired by President Clinton that was also addressed by the Prime Minister of Haiti, Jean-Max Bellerive, along with other leaders of business and civil society.
The fourth annual Clinton Global Initiative, taking place in New York this week, is being attended by over 1,000 global leaders of civic and business life. Included among this year’s attendees are US President Barak Obama and over 60 other current and former heads of state, as well as renowned philanthropist, Bill Gates, and a number of CEOs from Fortune 100 global companies.
Addressing the Clinton special session on Haiti, Mr. Kochavi said: “The effects of disaster – the immediate aftermath when lives are lost – are not inevitable. A real-time disaster picture allows \ managers to make timely decisions on asset and resource deployment. We will work with the Clinton Global Initiative to adapt our blueprint for disaster preparedness – Natural Disaster Preparedness System (NDP) to support needy countries. Our NDP system has the capacity to provide first responders with an integrated real-time picture that will allow them to detect and locate victims and infrastructural damages, avoid impassible routes, and efficiently extricate and treat mass casualties.”
“Under CEO Mati Kochavi’s leadership, AGT International provides a model for disaster preparedness and emergency response systems that can be used all over the world,” President Clinton said. “AGT International’s commitment to Haiti responds to an appeal I made in my remarks at the opening of CGI 2010, where I identified global disaster preparedness as one of the key areas to be addressed at this year’s conference. This commitment will join the $224 million worth of commitments already made this year to help Haiti build back better.”
AGT International’s NDP system provides the situational awareness necessary for responders at various levels to successfully, efficiently and safely perform their necessary emergency operations. Through policies and procedures, the system also ensures that populations displaced from disaster-stricken areas receive the critical support and resources needed to address their physical, psychological and medical needs throughout the period of crisis.
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About AGT International:
One of the fastest-growing public safety and security solutions organizations in the world, AGT International has operations across the globe.
Led by a unique vision, AGT International offers innovative solutions in the areas of critical infrastructure and border protection, urban management, cyber security, transportation, law enforcement, and natural disaster preparedness, helping unlock the world’s potential by enabling the free flow of goods, services, people, and ideas.
Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, AGT International employs 2,000 people worldwide, representing more than 30 nationalities. The organization was founded in 2007, and is managing $8 billion in projects. AGT International is led by Founder and CEO, Mati Kochavi, who is also Chairman of 3i-MIND.