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Robertson & Associates

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  • United States
  • English


Mr. Robertson is a leading expert in the field of 9-1-1 and public safety communication. Location technologies, dispatch, records management, wireless public safety broadband. After selling two businesses with combined valuations of over $90 million to large technology integration firms he specializes in consulting in this very specific field.


Mr. Robertson has been involved in public safety for over 15 years. He is currently working on a book on emergency communications and its future in North America. He has served as a sworn officer, CEO of two 9-1-1 telecommunications companies, and most recently just finished his two year term as executive director and original founding board member of the 9-1-1 Industry Alliance.

Some of Mr. Robertson’s unique accomplishments include:
His company CML, was part of the first wireless 9-1-1 calls to be located in Rhode Island and Illinois in 2001.

At TCI Mr. Robertson held the patent for the delivery of 9-1-1 calls and location over a VoIP network.

Built, grew and sold two major technology companies focused on 9-1-1.

Executive Director, 9-1-1 Industry Alliance
Mr. Robertson just completed his 2 year term as executive director of the 9-1-1 Industry Alliance. 9IA is an organization dedicated to ensuring that public safety organizations are prepared for the future demands to accept and dispatch public requests for help.

President & CEO, TCI - Tel-Control
President & CEO and controlling shareholder of TCI specializing in the development of IP based 9-1-1 systems. TCI was awarded a breakthrough patent on the delivery of 9-1-1 calls over a VoIP network in June of 2004. Sold business to the largest 9-1-1 technology vendor PlantCML in 2007.

President and CEO of CML Emergency Services. CML specialized in routing and switching solutions software / hardware for 9-1-1. Mr. Robertson also was instrumental in expanding CML into the lucrative radio console market. CML was sold to Golden Gate Capital in 2005


Kennedy School, Major Computer Science
Ryerson University, Telecommunications Management
Wharton, Executive Leadership Program

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