Chris van der Walt

Chris van der Walt
Strategic Communications Advisor, United Nations Global Pulse

Website | @cvanderwalt

Chris van der Walt is the design lead for the United Nations Global Pulse project which is developing real-time technologies to identify vulnerable populations in crises. He has also worked extensively on communications strategy and design at the UN for the last 5 years. Previously, he worked as a freelance web development consultant for a variety of corporate and NGO clients. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.


Location: Sutton North Level: Intermediate
Chris van der Walt (United Nations Global Pulse), Dane Petersen (Adaptive Path), Sara Farmer (UN Global Pulse)
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United Nations Global Pulse and Adaptive Path have been collaborating on a new global crisis impact tool called HunchWorks that allows experts to post hypotheses about emerging crises and crowd source verification. The presentation will focus on lessons learned from a complex project that combines human expertise and big data algorithms using human-centered design and assistive intelligence. Read more.


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