Tech’s Evolving Role in Disaster Response

Recording: Tech’s Evolving Role in Disaster Response, Mar 11, 2018


Mignon Clyburn


Caroline Joiner


Kim Rubey


As Hurricanes Harvey and Irma hit our coasts last year, technology was deployed to fast track disaster relief efforts. Innovative tech companies were uniquely positioned to connect, inform and save lives. Airbnb connected evacuees with shelter, Facebook marked loved ones safe, and Lyft offered free transportation. Hear from an expert panel on the latest trends, lessons learned, future applications, and how federal, state and local government agencies are adapting to deploy these new tools.

[Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.]

Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Track: Government
Level: Intermediate