Safe living and working
Public Safety Innovation Inc. is the company of Jan Otten in which he supports, advises, invests, co-creates, innovates, organizes, undertakes, stimulates, encourages, promotes all kinds of initiatives to make our working and living environment more safe and secure.
Social innovation for safety is an intriguing subject and focuses mostly on sense and awareness, often it is triggered by a "What's in it for me" question. The people living and working in a community are the ones who can work on a "Safe & Sound Society". Therefor we need to use the Human Centered Design methodologies. Get out and ask what moves people. Think of a clean city that is not made only by the refuse collectors but also by the people themselves who keep their homes and gardens. Let us guide through the "Design Out Crime" think social designer Professor Kees Dorst, see a movie of it here: Movie Kees Dorst.
Finding the balance between concern and carelessness as a person and in a community is an innovative challenge.
The methodology of Human centered design helps us, download this Human Centered Design Kit.
Security seems self-evident but is not that. I tried to explain this in a lecture at Ahoy Rotterdam. We cannot "nail down the goal" because then we do not have a contest anymore. We can not close ourselves and build bunkers, otherwise we have no social life anymore. Therefor we continiously have to find a balance in our social security, know our risks and check our assumptions. That is our the innovation challenge. .
Social security additional information:
- The T4 model for the implementation of technological innovation with social innovation T4 model;
- Visit website Sydney university DesignOutcrime.com;
- Visit website Design to fight crime of the Salford University;
- Watch this video of TISIL / Midpoint;
- Watch this animation of RSA about The Empathic Civilisation.
For implementation of technological innovations I often use the T4 model where operational excellence is paramount. Many projects which I have coached at various companies, governments and municipalities, have led to pretty innovative solutions which promoted social security. Social innovation in safety and security demands a continuous attention. Articulate the real question, make contacts, gather knowledge and experience, giving lectures, evangelizing and pionering. Among others pioneer National Security Agenda 2015 in the field of social innovation, as well as participating in the advisory board of The Hague Security Delta.
Crisis / incident management
No crisis is the same.
Every crisis requires an approach that takes into account the environment, the availability of resources and the ability of the emergency services.
I plead for a division into four types of crises as a steppingstone to a thorough approach.
The Cynefin model of Lord Snowdon is a particular guideline.
Prof. Simon French has the Cynefin model prepared for crisis management.
See adjacent >>>
I also advocates the introduction of the Incident Command System allowing clear division of roles emerge for all emergency services involved including municipality and defence. This allows us to reach agreements with one another professionally and we can also work better with emergency services from other countries, because they usually use all of the ICS.
The availability of more data, the simple manufacture of apps and the continued availability of wireless networks is made available to emergency services and government information including huge opportunities in various fields:
- Pattern recognition in dealing with incidents from the data of previous incidents;
- Prediction of possible incidents;
- (Geo) Information on buildings and areas;
- Information Sharing (including public - private);
- Extension of communication with everyone.
Sources, blogs and models:
- The OODA loop Col. John Boyd is a good battle plan model, see: Observe Orient Decide Act loop;
- An organization without risk is like a cheese without holes, see: Gouda Cheese model;
- Powerpointpresentation for a Chinese delegation in 2013: Crisis management in the Netherlands;
- The depth to which you can go in describing plans, see: Adhocracy vs. Bureaucracy.
Since 1993, enterprising in safety through the introduction of call-out systems, crisis management systems, data exchange systems.
At the cradle of many solutions include: Communicator, Gaos, QuickAlert, Bot-mi, EIS-win, Incident Master, DigiMak.
Co-creator software arrangement national control rooms in the Netherlands (NCC), Denmark and South Korea.
Worldwide lecturing on the use of ICT in crisis management as an entrepreneur, as a member of TIEMS, as NATO-speaker, as chairman ISCRAM summer school, as founder / director of SIVV and as advisor of DITSS.
Safety and digitization
Internet, wireless networks, cloud computing, big data, social media provide many new opportunities. This virtual world requires a lot of attention for security and safety. Think not only of cyber-attacks on the website as above, where the current cyber-attacks are mapped. Think also about privacy, in dependence on the information received and thus can be abused, to the complexity which we no longer know who / what / where. The internet highway has brought us a lot and gives many possibilities but the vulnerability of social and economic security is great. Everyone needs information in order to navigate correctly in life, I plead for a broad thorough approach to the security of the Internet and also for curating information. For the latter I made an appeal in 2012 on curating information for safety.
Knowing that there are constant cyber-attacks, see the picture above or visit the website map with cyber-attacks.
This map shows the need for security of the internet.
Information security is a priority issue and should join forces to become innovative addressed.
Besides technological leaks is especially the man already cause can be considered a crisis resulting from digitization. Therefore, innovating for a safer job information on the Internet an important challenge.
Information that helps research:
- Visual data analysis is still underutilized, Qualta consulting;
- Interesting articles Science direct;
- Some nice investigate Research papers.
During a secret military conference in Phoenix Arizona in 2005 (where I was a speaker), a presentation was given by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. There was a presentation of 3D virtual data analysis and there I was very impressed with a new way to gather information from many data. That led me to take the products from the lab to Europe include: Starlight and In-spire. With these products, I conducted a number of studies, which yielded extraordinary results.
Fight against crime
The specialists in the fight against insecurity conduct an unequal battle, they are in the minority. Defend security has become the parry and control insecurity attacks. Unfortunately we realize this too little for me in 2012 forced to write an article: Police abolish or else commissioning. High Impact Crime is an issue that society should bring balance to get worried again and carefree to live. We want to bring real change we will have to mobilize society.
There is so much knowledge and skills that can be used in the fight against high impact crime because this is a motivating subject that affects everyone.
To this end, I have devised the successful safety and security workshop methodology to bring knowledge and skills together to solve security issues.
On the website The Safety & Security Atelier you see the innovations solutions derived from this method.
In 2016 by the DITSS again organized The Safety & Security Atelier Brabant 2016.
I also try to draw connections with Triple-Helix new projects off the ground which are a good idea in core but need a push and a network.
See: Innovation seen by Steven Johnson.
Information in the fight against insecurity:
- Click here for my article: Safety not measure up to unsafety;
- Co-developed by me DITSS innovation working model to put a good idea into a viable solution;
- Click here for my article about efficient emergency room;
- See the drawing that I used during a lecture on Gouda Cheese model and High Impact Crime;
- I developed an operational excellence model to deploy technological innovations utilizing social innovation in the fight against crime.
Since I started as an entrepreneur in my security, I have always been floating trying to find solutions to our insecurity problems. My help with SMS alert and the technical devising Burgernet, as well as the invention of SafeCity are characteristic. Many plans have sprouted like FireBee HopSecure, like on the street, Brabant Safe 2.0, The Anonymous Ness Box With some never performed but have certainly led to a focus change. My companies have the first safety conferences organized in 1995 and in almost every emergency room of the Netherlands was a call-out system for rapid intervention. I am also the co-founder of the Innovation Foundation for Security, what led me was asked to bring my expertise to the Dutch Institute for Technology, Safety & Security.
Facilitate and stimulate business and governments
Entrepreneurship is in my blood and that means clear goals and do things. Going for gold medals and contentiously there to work for every organization and every project approach. But first consider the essential foundations and mapping of the existence of the organization or project, usually using mind mapping. Do not sit in the office and from above in theory draw beautiful stories, with the feet on the ground and go out and communicate, especially with those concerns.
Provide a clear picture of where you want to go and put that on one A4. Use well-known already well-supported models include the Business Model Canvas website canvanizer.com. Search the challenges and do not settle for half-answers.
In my career I have founded several companies themselves such as; SafeCity, Respond, Ecom-NMA, NMA automation (now KNNS Business Solutions) OCSB, ESLAN automation, Comp info with offices throughout the Netherlands and in Belgium and Germany.
With these businesses we provides services to large and small organizations in automation, incidents and crisis management, financial management in many sectors, such as; transportation, safety, chemistry, energy, defence, justice.
Since 2011 I have focused more on advising entrepreneurs, connecting the golden triangle Education, Government and Businesses to awake new cooperative energy.