Dr. Kathleen Kiernan Joins EarlyBirds Advisory Board to Drive Innovation in Technology

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EarlyBirds, the leading open source innovation ecosystem, is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Kathleen L. Kiernan to its esteemed advisory board in the USA.

Dr. Kiernan is the President and Chair of the Board of NEC National Security Systems (NSS), a subsidiary of NEC Corporation of America. With her extensive expertise in biometric and identity solutions, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and computer vision applications, Dr. Kiernan brings invaluable insights to EarlyBirds as it continues to drive innovation in the technology sector.

Dr. Kiernan has been instrumental in executing NEC NSS's vision of providing world-class solutions for federal government agencies in defense, intelligence, law enforcement, and homeland security. Her leadership has been vital in developing strategic thinking and strategy development for critical incident management exercises across government and private sector organizations.

As a Subject Matter Expert, Dr. Kiernan has contributed significantly to national and international policies related to criminality and terrorism, anomalous behavior detection, crisis management, and crisis communications. She has also played a pivotal role in risk assessment and gap analysis efforts for some of the nation's most critical assets.

An accomplished educator, Dr. Kiernan has developed and trademarked innovative approaches to address complex national-level issues. Notable among these are Fuciferi Versuiti®, a highly specialized analytical process for solving multifaceted threats, and the Emerging Technology Innovation Center, which identifies and harnesses technology capabilities across the virtual and physical trade space.

Commenting on her appointment to the EarlyBirds advisory board, Dr. Kiernan expressed her excitement, stating, "I am honored to join EarlyBirds and be a part of their mission to drive innovation in technology. EarlyBirds' platform presents an unparalleled opportunity to foster collaboration and connect businesses with cutting-edge solutions. I look forward to contributing my expertise and insights to support businesses in their pursuit of success through innovation."

Dr. Kiernan's exceptional contributions have earned her numerous prestigious awards, including the Women of Influence-Public Sector award and the American Security Today Platinum Award for Best Educational Program in Homeland Security from 2017 through 2022.

"We are delighted to welcome Dr. Kathleen L. Kiernan to our advisory board," said Kris Poria and Jeff Penrose, cofounders at EarlyBirds. "Her wealth of experience and innovative thinking in biometric technology, AI, and crisis management will be invaluable as we continue to drive technological advancements and solutions for businesses worldwide."

As an advisory board member, Dr. Kiernan will play a pivotal role in guiding EarlyBirds' strategic initiatives and assisting businesses in leveraging the latest innovations to succeed in a rapidly evolving technological landscape.

About EarlyBirds:

EarlyBirds is a leading open source innovation ecosystem that connects innovators, early adopters, and subject matter experts to drive impactful change. By facilitating collaborations and bringing together cutting-edge solutions, EarlyBirds empowers organizations to thrive in the fast-paced world of technology and business.

The ecosystem has a data pool of over 5 million global innovations that may already address an organization’s challenges. Alternatively, organisations can list their challenges and request solutions from innovators.

EarlyBirds' Explorer Program is tailored towards those who need innovation as a service to supplement existing innovation programs, or to conduct innovation projects when required.

EarlyBirds' Challenger Program focuses on a single organisational or technical challenge. It looks for the most relevant innovators that meet an organisational, technical, and risk requirements.

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Early Birds is a B2B platform for Innovators (Startups/Scaleups/Mature), Early Adopter organisations and SME consultants to solve business challenges.

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