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Gannon Heeds Warning Systems’ Call

He had been with OASIS and active in the Common Alerting Protocol arena

Public emergency alert and notification systems manufacturer Warning Systems Inc. has named Patrick Gannon its president and chief operating officer.

Gannon had been president, CEO and board member of OASIS, an open source industry standards association. He worked there with Elysa Jones, WSI’s chief technology officer, who chairs the OASIS Emergency Management Committee that developed and maintains CAP. Gannon oversaw the approval of CAP as International Telecommunications Union (ITU-T) Recommendation X.1303.

The company described Gannon as an “Internet industry visionary” who has advised heads of state on building technology infrastructures, someone who tries to create international demand for standards-compliant products and services. Gannon has worked as an advisor to the U.N Global Alliance for ICT and Development and a member of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission’s Technical Guidelines Development Committee.

WSI said its EAS Activation Controller was one of the first products to receive a positive evaluation from the U.S. National Incident Management System Supporting Technologies Evaluation Program.

“With customers requiring more and more Internet connectivity for alerting notification, Warning Systems needs a proven software veteran with operational experience to lead the company to the next level,” said Warning Systems CEO Thomas “Pat” Hardeman, who now adds the job of vice chairman of the board.