Developing groundbreaking technologies to prevent and safely defuse public attacks involving concealed weapons.
Discover how First Responder’s patent pending Sentinel ™ WiFi Detection Device will revolutionize the way law enforcement detects and responds to terror attacks.
Sentinel ™ Vision smart AI camera utilizes machine learning and artificial intelligence to generate early warning alarms for potential threats (i.e detection of openly carried weapons such as guns or large knives).
Board & Executive Team
First Responder Technologies is backed by a seasoned leadership team with decades of experience in law enforcement, product commercialization, finance, and security.
Mr. Malhi is a Canadian entrepreneur and businessman. He is a retired member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police where he completed his duties in the drug enforcement and organized crime divisions. He is the Founder and Chairman of Bullrun and deeply involved in the capital markets. Bullrun’s motto is “do good, to do well” and is involved in the advancement of technologies in the interest of universal benefit. Mr. Malhi has been instrumental in raising capital for various projects totaling in excess of $150 million dollars since 2008. Mr. Malhi has specialized in working with academia and advances in technology and funded academic research that has potential for commercialization through private and public companies. Mr. Malhi’s extensive network of contacts and personal relationships has enabled him to assemble a growing team aimed at unearthing the potential of technological advancements in the biomedical, agriculture and technology sectors.
Mr. Delamar is a lawyer and high technology CEO with almost two decades of experience working in the start-up world, both internationally, and in Silicon Valley. Following articles at Blake, Cassels & Graydon in Vancouver, Mr. Delamar worked in an executive business development role for an Israeli satellite communications start-up that was sold to Gilat Satellite Networks in 2010. After founding and leading an international digital media company based in Silicon Valley, where he served as CEO between 2011 and 2014,
Mr. Delamar returned home to Vancouver to co-found and serve as the first CEO for Pacific Future Energy Corporation, a Near-Zero Net Carbon cleantech refinery project.
In 2015, Mr. Delamar and associates acquired a controlling stake in BitTorrent, Inc., based in San Francisco, where as co-CEO of the company, he led a radical overhaul of the company’s business before divesting his stake in 2016. Since 2016, Mr. Delamar has been based in Vancouver where, in addition to legal practise, he has consulted for a number of local high tech companies.
Mr. Malana has extensive experience in the administration, accounting and corporate reporting for public companies. Mr. Malana also currently serves as CFO and Corporate Secretary of Growmax Resources Corp. (TSXV) and CFO and Corporate Secretary of Karam Minerals Inc. (CSE). He has previously served as CFO and Corporate Secretary of Nortec Minerals Corp. (TSXV), Corporate Controller and Corporate Secretary of Tesoro Minerals Corp. (TSXV), CFO of Patriot One Technologies Inc. (TSXV), CFO of Sunward Resources Inc. (TSX), CFO and Corporate Secretary of Orca Touchscreen Technologies Ltd. (CSE) and CFO and Corporate Secretary of Apivio Systems Inc. (TSXV). Mr. Malana holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting from Concordia University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.
Mr. Singhal is a product and technology leader with more than 30 years of experience in a variety of domains and industry verticals. He completed a B.S. (Honors) in Electronics and Communications Engineering from National Institute of Technology, India, and professional development coursework from Stanford University. He holds one technology patent, with several others pending.
Mr. Singhal started his career as a Scientist with India’s Defense Research & Development Organization, where he led some prestigious defense projects. After DRDO, Mr. Singhal moved to the US and worked at different startups. At Entrisphere, he built Network Management Systems for next generation optical networking products (GPON). Entrisphere was acquired by Ericsson and helped Ericsson get a foothold in the wireline business, selling these products to the major RBOCs AT&T, Verizon and BellSouth, in response to a multi-billion dollar RFP from them.
Subsequently Mr. Singhal led engineering at streaming media startup Sezmi, which went through several acquisitions and mergers before becoming UUX. As VP of Engineering at UUX, he helped create the world’s first truly converged internet TV as-a-service (iTaaS) platform, that combined linear (live) TV and Over-the-Top (OTT) TV in an intuitive multi-device user experience.
Most recently, Mr. Singhal was Chief Technology Officer at Trunomi, a fintech startup building technology for privacy and data rights management, in response to regulations like GDPR, amid increasing concerns about how corporations misuse personally identifiable information (Pii).
Mr. Moreau is a seasoned executive with over 30 years of experience in progressively senior leadership positions. For 9 years, he served, as President & CEO and Board member of a TSX:V listed company and is currently the CEO of a CSE listed company and an advisor to Bullrun Capital. He is experienced in working with and accessing the capital markets, having successfully raised over CDN $25 million in venture capital (debt & equity). Recognized for his bold and imaginative leadership, strong entrepreneurial spirit, and innovative mindset, he is also very accomplished at developing, communicating and executing a clear integrated corporate vision and successfully managing multiple stakeholder relationships.
Dr. Williams holds both PhD and MBA designations, and has a successful track record of commercializing early stage biomedical innovations over the course of a multi-decade career. Career highlights include, repositioning three different drugs from preclinical studies directly into Phase II trials, inventing DM199 (Recombinant Protein), which is in Phase II trials for stroke and kidney disease, securing analyst coverage for Diamedica (DMA.V), and assisting with raising the valuation of Diamedica to a market cap in excess of $125 million CAD.
Mr. Kelly, a native of Southern Ontario, is both a veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces, and a former member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (“RCMP”). Mr. Kelly brings more than 30 years of military and law enforcement experience to the board of First Responder. During his military service, Mr. Kelly spent almost 17 years as a member of the Military Police, serving on Canadian Forces Bases (“CFB”) across the country, from CFB Bagotville in Quebec, to CFB Esquimalt in British Columbia. Among other postings, in 1991 Mr. Kelly served in the military’s Close Protection Detail, protecting the Canadian Embassy in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (then Zaire). Following his military service, Mr. Kelly joined the RCMP, where he served in British Columbia for 15 years. Mr. Kelly’s expertise in military and civilian police, as well as protection of critical infrastructure, provides crucial expert feedback to the board of First Responder on product and operational challenges facing end users.
Mr.Day is Canada’s former Minister of Public Safety, responsible for the RCMP (National Police Force), CSIS (National and Foreign Intelligence & CBSA (National Border Agency).
Previous to this he was Minister of International Trade, Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, and Regional Minister for BC. He was also the leader of Canada’s Official Opposition (2000-2001). Before that, he served as treasurer (minister of finance) and acting premier of Alberta. Mr. Day serves on a number of corporate boards and NGOs, including Telus, RCI Capital, Western One Equity, Baylin Technologies, AWZ Ventures, the International Federation of Christians and Jews, the Canada-India Business Council, the Canada-China Business Council (vice-chair), and the Council on Jewish and Israel Affairs. He also serves as a Distinguished Fellow for the Asia Pacific Foundation.
Ms. Busson has had a successful 33 year career in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, starting as a constable first responder and ultimately rising through the ranks to becoming the 41st Commissioner of the RCMP. Throughout her career she has worked in many operational fields and has championed the cause of officer safety as a linch-pin of her overall role in police leadership.
She earned a law degree from the University of British Columbia and has served in a number of positions as advisor and consultant on issues of National Security and Crime Reduction both provincially and nationally. In 2006 she was named one of Canada’s most powerful Women and since that has been awarded 3 Honorary Doctor of Law Degrees from accredited Canadian universities.
Ms. Busson has also served on a number of boards including Board of Directors of the Justice Institute of British Columbia, and the Okanagan College Foundation, and is a member of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police. Her honors include, the Order of British Columbia, the Commander of the Order of Merit of Police Forces, and the Order of Canada.
Dr. DiPaola, active as an artist and a scientist, is director of the Cognitive Science Program at Simon Fraser University, and leads the iVizLab (ivizlab.sfu.ca), a research lab that strives to make computational systems bend more to the human experience by incorporating biological, cognitive and behavior knowledge models. The lab creates computation models of very human ideals such as expression, emotion, behavior, and creativity typically for the gaming, sciences, arts, and health fields. Dr. DiPaola is most known for his AI based computational creativity (darwinsgaze.com) and 3D facial expression systems. He came to SFU from Stanford University and before that NYIT Computer Graphics Lab, an early pioneering lab in high-end graphics techniques. Dr. DiPaola’s computer-based art has been exhibited internationally including theAIR and Tibor de Nagy galleries in NYC, Tenderpixel Gallery in London and Cambridge University’s Kings Art Centre. The work has also been exhibited in major museums, including the Whitney Museum, the MIT Museum, and the Smithsonian.
Dr. Kelly Sundberg is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies at Mount Royal University, an Adjunct Professor in the School of Law at the University of Adelaide, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary, and Fellow of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Victoria, Master of Arts in Justice and Public Safety Leadership and Training from Royal Roads University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Political and Social Inquiry with a specialization in Criminology from Monash University. Between 2011 and 2013, Dr. Sundberg served as the Chair of the Mount Royal University Department of Justice Studies, and between 2010 and 2012 as the alternate non-government organization representative to the United Nations for the Academyof Criminal Justice Science. Prior to commencing his academic career, Dr. Sundberg worked over fourteen years for the Government of Canada in various border security, policy development, and advisory roles –– during which time he received commendations for assisting in the location of three abducted children and apprehending one of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s most wanted fugitives. As a noted criminologist, Dr. Sundberg has been qualified as an expert on matters relating to crime prevention and crime reduction through design by the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, and on matters relating to immigration enforcement by the Provincial Court of Alberta (Criminal Division).
He has presented his scholarship at high-profile international conferences as a keynote speaker, showcased his research at academic symposiums around the world, and is also published in a variety of academic and industry periodicals. Most recently, and in collaboration with Dr. Tanya Trussler, Dr. Douglas Olson, and Ralph Snell, AIA (with earlier contributions from Dr. Nikki Filipuzzi), Dr. Sundberg led the development of the SAFE Design Standard® an innovative and multidisciplinary crime reduction through design methodology focused on reducing both the risk and fear of crime through informed planning, design, and engineering.
Mr. Dameron has spent the past 10 years helping startups raise capital, plan/execute their ‘go to market’ strategies and ultimately scale-up. Most recently he was SVP Enterprise Sales & Co-founder for a communications technology start-up. Prior to that he spent 8 years in two CEO roles: one with a public company with US & Canadian offices and one with a mid-sized financial services company. He has held public, private and not-for-profit Board member positions. Prior to that Mr. Dameron held executive positions at one of Canada’s largest mutual fund companies and at a major Canadian stock exchange. He is a mentor for Futurpreneur Canada and founder/Chair of a Mental Health Education Fund. He lives in Toronto with wife Shannon – they have 4 children.
Ambassador Gutman brings a wealth of legal, law enforcement, and diplomatic experience – both in the United States and abroad – to the Board of Advisors of First Responder Technologies Inc. Now the Managing Partner of The Gutman Group, an international consulting and investment group, as well as a media contributor in Europe and the U.S. and a sought-after international speaker, Ambassador Gutman has spent 27 years as a leading American and international lawyer and has served as the U.S. Ambassador to Belgium, Special Assistant to the Director of the FBI for Counter-Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism, United States and federal appellate court law clerk, and advisor to candidates for President, Governor and the U.S. Senate.
General Jayet brings more than three decades of military experience to First Responder’s Advisory Council. During his military career, General Jayet commanded a number of units of the French Army, including a military intelligence regiment, and was a member of the French special forces. His military career further included service as a member of the cabinet of French Minister of Defense, and as a defense attaché in the Middle East. General Jayet participated in a number of operational deployments during his career, in some of the world’s worst conflict areas, including deployments to Africa, Lebanon and the Balkans. During the civil war in the Former Republic of Yugoslavia, General Jayet served as Military Assistant to the Stabilisation Force (SFOR) Commander-in-Chief in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Among other appointments, General Jayet served as head of the French military attaché organisation, and his career included a particular focus on security and safety procedures respecting the protection of French Embassy personnel and installations. General Jayet was educated both in North America and Europe, has an extensive knowledge of the Middle East, and is a native-level speaker of French and English and a fluent speaker of Arabic, among other languages.
Statement of Values
First Responder Technologies (FRT) is developing powerful tools to enable first responders and security professionals to more effectively protect the lives of innocent people against acts of violence in major venues such as schools, hospitals, concert halls or places of worship.
Our cost-effective WiFi-based technology will identify the presence and shape of dangerous metal objects,and provide early warning to the people with a duty to respond. This will protect people in public and private gatherings from being targets of violence, and allow them to go about their business without fear for their safety or fear of:
- racial, religious or socio-economic profiling;
- personal intrusion, including loss of liberty and privacy; and/or
- rapidly changing powerful technology in the wrong hands.
We believe these fears are legitimate and we commit to be held accountable to the following principles:
FRT will minimize the collection, storage or use of personally identifying information (PII) to cases where probable cause has been established and such information is essential to prevent, stop or investigate a security threat.
Our detection goal is to enable warning of mass murder threats without resorting to traditional discriminatory “clues” such as skin colour, gender, use of religiously pious symbols, or perceived socio-economic status.
2. Least Intrusive Use of Technology
FRT will always deploy the least intrusive technology solution appropriate to the security threat at hand.
We are committed to providing the highest degrees of both detection accuracy and anonymity.
3. No Sales To Those Who Fail to Respect Our Principles
We will demonstrate our commitment to these principles through measurable, transparent compliance, determined through consultation with third party experts.