Intelesense CEO Announces Beta Release of Collaborate.org at 2013 Future in Review Conference

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As part of his presentation at the 11th annual Future in Review Conference, Dr. Kevin Montgomery, CEO of Intelesense Technologies, announced the Beta Release of Collaborate.org, the world’s most advanced geospatial social platform.

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Dr. Kevin Montgomery - Future in Review 2013 Credit: FiRe/Dan Lamont

Not only does it provide a variety of different tools to facilitate communications between individuals and organizations, Collaborate.org provides the ability to see it geospatially, something that was never done previously.

Known internationally as “the leading global conference on the intersection of technology and the economy”, the Future in Review conference is where thought leaders from all over the world learn about the future of technology, economics, pure science, the environment, genomics and more. After learning about this year’s theme, “Digitizing the Planet”, Dr. Kevin Montgomery from Stanford University instantly knew that this event would be the ideal venue to launch his latest offering – Collaborate.org.

Initially conceived by Dr. Montgomery over eight years ago while working at Stanford University, Collaborate.org has an ambitious mission – provide a global community where people can share their experiences and expertise, leverage their resources, and collaborate to accomplish truly Great Things. With a core team of only 15 developers, mostly from NASA, Stanford University and other Silicon Valley Groups, Collaborate.org combines elements from cloud computing, big data and other advanced technologies to build this next generation social media platform.

During his presentation, Dr. Montgomery explained why he developed Collaborate.org - “We created Collaborate.org because in the future, our challenges will be greater, but our resources will be fewer. These problems are greater than any group can tackle on its own. Moreover, different organizations are reinventing the wheel and are limited by their own resources. Collaborate.org was developed to address that gap between groups and resources, not just locally but globally as well.”

Patrick Hogan, Project Director for NASA World Wind, has worked closely with Dr. Montgomery since the start. When asked about the release, Mr. Hogan praised this accomplishment. “Collaborate.org represents a new way for people to work together. Not only does it provide a variety of different tools to facilitate communications between individuals and organizations, Collaborate.org provides the ability to see it geospatially, something that was never done previously.”

While the Collaborate.org Beta Release is available to the general public, it was first presented to attendees of this year’s Future in Review conference and will be followed shortly by members of the Strategic News Service community and current partners. Other individuals and groups who would like to participate in the beta program are welcome to send an e-Mail including their names, their organization (if applicable), the reason why they are interested in participating, and how they would use the system to info(at)intelesense(dot)net or by visiting http://www.collaborate.org and registering.

About Intelesense Technologies:
Intelesense Technologies was spun-out from NASA and Stanford University. Intelesense provides global integrated monitoring products and services for a number of markets including environment and conservation, defense and security, public sector and municipalities, education and research, media, as well as Global 2000 companies. The company's sensor technology is currently deployed around the world, including multiple locations across Hawaii and the continental United States, Africa, the Middle East and in Asia with others coming online on a regular basis.

Intelesense Technologies is headquartered in Hawaii, with Research and Development offices in Silicon Valley, and field offices with collaborative partners worldwide.

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