The overflow of information generated during disasters can be as paralyzing to humanitarian response as the lack of information. This flash flood of information is often referred to as Big Data, or Big Crisis Data. Making sense of Big Crisis Data is proving to be an impossible challenge for traditional humanitarian organizations, which is precisely why they’re turning to Digital Humanitarians.
Patrick Meier (PhD) is an internationally recognized thought leader on humanitarian technology and innovation. He currently serves as Director of Social Innovation at QCRI where he develops and prototypes Next Generation Humanitarian Technologies with leading humanitarian organizations. Patrick has also consulted extensively for multiple international organizations including the United Nations and the World Bank. In addition, he has held fellowships with the Rockefeller Foundation, PopTech, UNICEF and is a National Geographic Emerging Explorer.
His widely-read and influential blog iRevolution has received over 1.5 million hits.
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