CiviGuard: SU GSP-09 spin-out company wins first customer

May 27, 2010

Congratulations are in order for GSP-09 alumni Tim Coleman, Shawna Pandya, and Zubin Wadia and the rest of the CiviGuard team for their first city customer win in the Emergency Communications 2.0 space!  Check out Zubin’s Gov 2.0 Expo presentation for more details, and the full news release below.

As one of the companies launched from last year’s 10^9 team projects, CiviGuard is making great progress in the challenge to positively impact one billion people within 10 years. We look forward to following their successes throughout the year and beyond!

CiviGuard and City of Manor, Texas Partner to Bring Emergency Communications 2.0 to Citizens | CiviGuard to Announce First Government Customer at Gov 2.0 Expo

CiviGuard, a pioneer in Emergency Communications 2.0, announced the City of Manor, Texas as its first public sector customer.  CiviGuard and Manor will collaborate on a pilot deployment of the CiviGuard platform, which delivers authoritative, location-specific alerts and guidance in real-time to civilian populations via smartphones. CiviGuard will discuss details of the partnership and initial deployment during a keynote presentation at the Gov 2.0 Conference in Washington, DC later today.

The CiviGuard platform is the first in the world to deliver near real-time information from authorities to civilians by combining cutting-edge smartphone technologies such as HTML5, cloud-based infrastructure, multi-touch scenario management and intelligent multi-channel message distribution into a single offering.

“We are thrilled to be announcing Manor, Texas as CiviGuard’s first public sector client at the prestigious Gov 2.0 Expo,” said CiviGuard CEO & co-founder Zubin Wadia.  “Manor has a proven reputation and appetite for innovative technology solutions that focus on enhancing the way citizens interact with their government. This partnership is the first step towards achieving our goal of making CiviGuard’s platform the global standard for Emergency Communication 2.0.”

“The City of Manor was thoroughly impressed by the innate capabilities of CiviGuard’s cutting-edge emergency communications solution,” said Dustin Haisler, CIO for Manor, Texas. “CiviGuard’s advantage is clear – its rapid-messaging capabilities, its location-specific alert focus, and cross-platform optimization enable the City’s first responders to more effectively disseminate crucial, actionable information to civilians in crisis situations. The City of Manor prides itself on making sure government is more accessible, efficient and responsive to the needs of its citizens and we feel confident that CiviGuard will be a solid partner to further our citizen-centric approach to governance.”

CiviGuard presented at the Gov 2.0 Expo keynote kick-off on Tuesday, May 25 at 5:20pm (EDT) at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Please visit for presentation details.