Disaster Tech: What is Working and What is Coming

Location: Salon A-F Level: Novice

Twitter and Google Maps are being used in mainstream emergency management, and projects like InSTEDD will push them even farther. This session shows you what is working, what isn’t, and what’s next in Disaster Tech.

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Jesse Robbins

Orion Labs

Jesse Robbins is Founder & CEO of Orion Labs , the award-winning instant communication platform for people, teams, IoT devices, wearables, bots, and intelligent agents.

Robbins serves on the board of Heavybit, which is a program helps venture-backed startups loved by developers become successful businesses.

Prior to Orion, Robbins was founding CEO of Chef", considered by many to be the leader in infrastructure automations. Robbins also founded the O’Reilly Velocity Conference where he helped start the DevOps movement. Prior to Chef he served as Amazon’s “Master of Disaster” where he was responsible for website availability for every property bearing the Amazon brand.

Robbins is a Volunteer Firefighter and Emergency Manager, and led a task force deployed in Operation Hurricane Katrina. When not building companies or putting out fires he can be found sailing, diving, and skiing.

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Mikel Maron

OpenStreetMap

Mikel is co-Founder of Mapufacture (now part of GeoCommons), and specializes in Open Geospatial
and Wiki technologies. He’s been active in the standardization of
GeoRSS and in the OpenStreetMap collaborative mapping project, and
several open source projects. He’s developed two of the first Wikis in
use at the UN. Previously, Mikel worked as senior developer of My
Yahoo! and researched evolutionary models of ecosystems for an MSc at
the University of Sussex.

  • Autodesk
  • Google
  • ESRI
  • Nokia
  • DigitalGlobe
  • Earthscape
  • EveryScape.com
  • LightPole
  • MapJack
  • MapQuest
  • MetaCarta
  • Microsoft
  • Poly9
  • Skyhook Wireless
  • TeleAtlas
  • Yahoo! Inc.
  • Zvents
  • BNet

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