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Monday, March 14 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
SOS - Can Citizen Alerts Be Trusted?

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The growth of open source crisis mapping tools and social media networks have given rise to community driven disaster preparation and response. These systems harness the power of mass collaboration to provide real time, predictive and expansive information from a human data stream far more quickly than emergency agencies. To date, we have seen such networks come to life after the Mexico Gulf oil spill, the earthquakes in Haiti, China and Chile and during the Australian bushfires. How effective have peer to peer alerts been in assisting or preventing suffering and damage? What have been the pitfalls and challenges of such systems? This panel will discuss how government agencies are responding to crowd-sourced crisis information; raise issues about the legal implications of user-contributed data; reveal how well the broader community has been involved with web2.0 tools for the rapid transfer of life saving insight; and cover latest developments in validation and filtering systems.

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Keren Flavell

DirWholesome MediaKeren Flavell is an award-winning interactive digital media producer with 15 years experience in producing content online, with a focus on entertainment and music. She is globally recognised as an innovator in reaching audiences through multiple digital media platforms... Read More →
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Jonathan Gosier

DirSwiftRiverJonathan Gosier is a designer, software developer, and social entrepreneur. He’s the co-founder of Appfrica/Hive Colab a business accelerator and incubator for East African Startups. He is currently also the Director of Swiftly.org, a platform for making sense of streams... Read More →
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Robert Kirkpatrick

Dir, UN Global PulseUnited NationsRobert Kirkpatrick works in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General at the United Nations, where he directs the UN Global Pulse initiative. Robert creates technology to improve community resilience in low-capacity environments and designs innovative... Read More →
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Patrick Meier

Dir of Social InnovationQatar Computing Research Institute & PeaceTXTPatrick Meier (PhD) is an internationally recognized thought leader on the application of new technologies for crisis early warning, humanitarian response and resilience. He presently serves as Director of Social... Read More →

Monday March 14, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Hyatt, TX Ballroom 5-7 208 Barton Springs Rd

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