Kirk McKinzie
Kirk McKinzie

Capt. McKinzie is a SMART First Responder Technologist, a 31 year fire service veteran and is working with international teams of teams, focused on Next Gen solutions. Noted success includes: collaborator to AUDREY the DHS funded artificial intelligence for first responders’ platform, via the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL), National Institute of Standards and Technology Virtual Reality Grant recipient, Revolutionary Technology Award recipient. He functions as a SME, advisor, speaker and author to government, enterprise, academia, start-ups and operators focused on SMART community risk reduction, digital innovation, emergency response, venture capital, interoperability, for safe and secure SMART regions. His areas of expertise include Next Gen first response systems, remote sensing, biometric telemetry, artificial intelligence, IOT, mixed physics computational fluid dynamics, holographic light display, haptic feedback, 3D+ Virtual/Mixed/Augmented Reality and related lifesaving technological solutions. His equity interest is life-the goal is to save one.