First Line: Big data and analytics form a new paradigm in emergency management
How can you use multiple and disparate data sources in a common and collaborative way that helps first responders and all key stakeholders achieve the most accurate situational awareness?
Join Dr. Gary Nestler, Associate Partner and Public Safety/Emergency Management Subject-Matter Expert at IBM as he speaks with Adam Crowe, Director of Emergency Preparedness at Virginia Commonwealth University and William Moorhead, J.D., president of All Clear Emergency Management Group.
This excerpt is adapted from the first episode of a full-length First Line webcast, Big data and analytics: The new paradigm in emergency management. Tune in every month for a new episode.
This month’s guests
Adam Crowe is the Director of Emergency Preparedness at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a nationally recognized speaker and author on various issues related to emergency management, emergency preparedness, community relations and social media utilization. He has worked in all facets of emergency management including planning, preparedness, operations, public information, stakeholder relations and public education. His books "Disasters 2.0: The Application of Social Media Systems for Modern Emergency Management" and "Leadership in the Open: A New Paradigm in Emergency Management" are both available from CRC Press. He also writes the blog "A Futurist’s Guide to Emergency Management" for Emergency Management Magazine.
William Moorhead, J.D., is president of All Clear Emergency Management Group and has served in the emergency management field both as a first responder and in state and local government capacities. He has 17 years’ experience in the fire service and is active as a lieutenant with the Duncan Chapel Fire Department in Greenville, South Carolina. His previous positions with South Carolina Emergency Management Division and South Carolina Division of Health and Environmental Control Region 2 provided many opportunities to see firsthand how emergency preparedness is vital to continuing operations. Moorhead received a B.A. from Furman University and a J.D. from Mercer University.
Dr. Gary Nestler is Associate Partner and Public Safety/Emergency Management Subject-Matter Expert at IBM.