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ICT in Disaster Response – Lessons from Haiti

In the immediate aftermath of the Haitian earthquake, several Bay area organizations deployed life-saving ICTs to speed disaster response in Port-au-Prince and the greater humanitarian efforts across Haiti.

At the next San Francisco Technology Salon, we’ll hear from InSTEDD and Inveneo on how they deployed their respective technical ecosystems, its impact, and their transition possibilities for rebuilding Haiti.

Mark Summer optimizing WiFi
  • Eric Rasmussen and Ed Jezierski will describe InSTEDD’s establishment of the Emergency Information Service with AlertNet of the Thomson-Reuters Foundation on the Port au Prince airfield, serving as a critical node for more than 90,000 Haitian SMS messages
  • Mark Summer will describe Inveneo’s role in deploying a long-distance WiFi network across Port-au-Prince for NetHope, bringing high-speed Internet access to 14 major humanitarian relief organizations and their staff.

Note: This is a San Francisco event, at mission*social, the Inveneo offices on Mission Street in SoMa

Disaster Response – Lessons from Haiti
April SF Technology Salon
Thursday, April 8, 8:30-10am
mission*social Conference Room
972 Mission Street, 5th Floor
San Fransisco, CA 94103 (map

We’ll have espresso and donuts for a morning rush, but seating is limited. So the first fifteen (15) to RSVP will be confirmed attendance and then there will be a waitlist.

3 Responses

  1. Will this session be recorded? I would love to see it, but am on the wrong coast 🙂

  2. Wayan Vota says:

    Salons are in-person events – you have to present to participate. That’s been one of our key success factors.
    We do have great DC events if you’re on that coast.

  3. Will anyone from UN foundation and/or Vodaphone be present?