Video interview with Robin Breu, KAPO St. Gallen

How a vision became an award-winning innovation

In the video interview with Robin Breu, Head of Situation and Intelligence Centre, we talk about how a vision is created and an innovation is formed from it. We also discuss the key success factors for successful implementation.

The situation picture application of the St. Gallen Cantonal Police has won the LEADER Digital Award 2021 in the Organization category. The app was developed in cooperation with Online Consulting AG.

In the beginning is the vision

In the interview, Robin Breu reports that the best ideas come about when he has his head free. During sports but also sometimes at night in bed. For this, he has a notebook on the nightstand where he can quickly write down his thoughts. To mirror these visions, he needs a functioning sparring partnership. He has found this partner in Online Consulting AG and the team around Michael Kammerer.

From innovation to implementation

For Robin Breu, innovation means creativity – creating something new even on the basis of simple technologies and methods. It doesn’t always have to be the great reinvention – simple and pragmatic solutions often already lead to the goal. In the Microsoft 365 environment, these tools are often already available, such as SharePoint.

When it comes to innovation, you’re allowed to get a little crazy.

Robin Breu
Leiter Lage- und Nachrichtenzentrum
Kantonspolizei St. Gallen

Solutions do not stand still

Standstill = regression – true to this motto, applications never stand still. There are concrete plans to expand the situation picture application to up to 25 blue-light organizations nationwide. It is already in use in the cantons of Zurich, Lucerne, Thurgau, Basel-Stadt and Graubünden. Neighboring countries have also already knocked on the door and shown interest in this innovation from eastern Switzerland.

A special project

Online Consulting AG would like to thank the St. Gallen Cantonal Police for this exceptional project. The solution will now be adopted by other blue-light organizations throughout Switzerland. We wish all participants every success.

Lagebild-application – the award-winning innovation

The St.Gallen Cantonal Police and Online Consultig AG Wil have developed a digital situation picture application that visually displays all relevant information for police patrols on the move practically in real time. The solution is based on SharePoint and is the central working tool for employees of situation management blue-light organisations. It was awarded the LEADER Digital Award in the field of organisation in 2021.

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