London, UK (PRWEB) June 16, 2016
VISR, a predictive wellness startup dedicated to the health and safety of children, announced today that CEO Robert S. Reichmann will present at Founders Forum 2016, joining His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge during his headline session on technology and cyberbullying. A private, invitation-only event for world-class innovators, entrepreneurs, corporate CEOs, and senior investors, the prestigious forum will be held June 15 – 16 at the Grove, Hertfordshire, just outside of London.
The VISR CEO was personally selected to not only attend, but also present at Founders Forum, speaking June 16 on the headline session topic “Tech for good: start-ups for social impact and tackling cyberbullying.” VISR provides an innovative app, powered by big data and machine learning, that warns parents about issues their children face online. To date, its solution has analyzed millions of social media posts and generated tens of thousands of alerts on cyberbullying and other potentially harmful online activity like predatory behavior, explicit content, and late-night use. The app also detects signs of mental health concerns including depression, eating disorders, and self-harm.
The Duke of Cambridge formed a new taskforce in April to help children and families touched by cyberbullying. The yearlong taskforce, led by technology industry partners, aims to develop an industry-wide response to online bullying and its impact on young teens.
“VISR is honored to be invited to this unique event, and I’m especially proud to take part in The Duke of Cambridges’ session on cyberbullying,” Reichmann says. “Our mission is protecting kids and supporting parents in the unpredictable world of social media, texting, and email, so it’s gratifying to have a voice before such an impressive community of influential tech leaders from around the globe. Online bullying is just one of the emerging problems that raises a red flag in our solution, so we can alert parents to the problem before it becomes larger and more complex. By analyzing the online activities and interactions of kids and notifying parents of potential issues, our app helps parents achieve a perfect balance between protecting their children and allowing them privacy and independence.”
Now in its eleventh year, Founders Forum London brings together accomplished and inspiring digital entrepreneurs, corporate CEOs, and senior investors to engage in open debate, brainstorming, and problem-solving. From its London beginnings, the private network has now expanded into cities around the world, including New York, Madrid, and Paris. Founders Forum is dedicated to selecting the highest caliber and an optimal mix of guests, fostering a collaborative atmosphere, and offering intimate events where all guests have an opportunity to meet one another.
About VISR (http://visr.co/)
VISR (ˈvīzər) is a predictive wellness startup on a mission to help kids stay safe and healthy, by fusing technology with parental instinct. Powered by data and machine learning, VISR is an app that alerts parents to issues their kids face online.
The company was founded in 2014 by a team of parents and technologists who love innovation and want it to work towards a better world for their children. VISR is funded by Horizons Ventures and the Government of Ontario through the Ontario Centres of Excellence.