UST Global, a leading digital technology services company that provides powerful solutions for Global 1000 companies, today announced that iSafe, the safety feature of the Thiruvananthapuram City Police mobile app, won the award for Best Use of Mobile Technology at the Elets Knowledge Exchange Awards 2015, Goa. iSafe was conferred the award in the Governance category at the ceremony co-hosted by Elets Technomedia and the Information Technology Department, Government of Goa.
iSafe was recognized for improving overall police governance and public safety by empowering citizens using digital technology. Developed for UST Global’s Thiruvananthapuram City Police mobile app, the safety feature enables citizens to maintain direct contact with police personnel during emergencies. With the push of a button on the mobile phone, users benefit from real-time police assistance while in danger or in a situation that requires immediate assistance. Once the police receive the alert, along with information on the location, the subscriber ID and the mobile IMEI number, they dispatch help via the nearest police control room vehicle. iSafe is being used by thousands of users in Thiruvananthapuram, including women and senior citizens.
Sajan Pillai, Chief Executive Officer, UST Global, said, “We are honored to receive recognition for the Thiruvananthapuram City Police app. It reinforces our efforts to transform three billion lives around the world through digital technology, over the next 3-5 years. Increased mobility, improved Internet connectivity and the focus of the Indian government on digitization will further grow the pace of e-governance. With our deep domain knowledge and expertise in new-generation technologies such as SMAC (social, mobile, analytics, cloud), we see tremendous opportunity for UST Global to lead transformation projects for the public sector. We recently signed up with the Madhya Pradesh government for digitizing over 300 urban local bodies.”
Shri H Venkatesh IPS, DIG & Commissioner of Police, Thiruvananthapuram City, said, “We are encouraged by the interest that the mobile app, especially iSafe, has garnered from the public. It has helped us considerably reduce our response time to emergencies and establish a stronger communication channel between the citizens and the police department.”
Alexander Varghese, Chief Administrative Officer & Country Head, UST Global, said, “We are thrilled to have won the award for iSafe within just three months its launch. I congratulate Thiruvananthapuram City Police for their vision to collaborate with citizens to make the city safer.”
Nikki Arora, Chief Marketing Officer, UST Global, said, “iSafe has been created using our ‘design for happiness’ approach. This mobile app is yet another example of our commitment to transforming lives.”
Smt. Mridula Sinha, Governor of Goa handed over the award to Manoj M Mani, Head – PR, Marketing & Communications – India, UST Global at an award function during the Elets Knowledge Exchange-Goa 2015 Summit. The event serves as a platform for knowledge exchange between key stakeholders who are active in the fields of Governance, Urban Development with a special focus on smart cities, education, health and BFSI.