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Over one hundred disaster stakeholders from across Queensland will travel to Airlie Beach this week to attend the QIT Plus Annual Guardian User Conference hosted by the Whitsunday Regional Council.
Company founders Phill Glindemann and Chris Madsen are proud to hold the conference at the Coral Sea Resort on the 9th and 10th of August, to celebrate the 10th anniversary milestone in their home town.
Guardian is the award winning disaster management software, developed by QIT Plus. It was used throughout Queensland by Disaster Coordination Centres, for managing the response and recovery to Category 4 Cyclone Debbie.
QIT Plus will recognize locals Mark Connors (SES Local Controller), Andrew Sander (SES volunteer), (former Mayor) Mario De Martini, Inspector Steve O’Connell and former Local Disaster Coordinator Glenn Gatton for the part they played in supporting QIT Plus in the first release of the Guardian software.
The Queensland Department of Energy and Water Supply is an official sponsor of the initiative. The conference presentation will encourage collaboration and information sharing between dam owners, local governments and disaster management groups to deliver better planning to keep the community safe during emergency events.
“The Guardian software allows information sharing between Government and Non-Government agencies for collaboration and coordinated disaster response and recovery” CEO of QIT Plus, Chris Madsen said.
Whilst QIT Plus was in full operation throughout areas affected by Cyclone Debbie, notification was received that Guardian IMS was selected by the Department of Transport and Main Roads for use during the Commonwealth Games.
Phill Glindemann, now Chairman of the Board, said “We are really proud to be recognized as leaders in technology and be chosen as the best provider in an international field of contenders.”
QIT Plus is a local success story, now with 14 staff and offices in Cannonvale, Brisbane and Cairns they provide leading edge software. The latest achievements, and receipt of the Small Business Recovery Grant will ensure that QIT Plus can continue to lead innovation in Queensland through Research and Development projects, offering specialist employment in regional Queensland.
The QIT Plus Annual Guardian User Group Conference 2017 is proudly supported by the Queensland Government.
Further InformationChief Executive Office, QIT Plus: Chris Madsen 0409 264 130