Webinar 5: Disaster Tech: Preparing for Unprecedented Crisis

August 19th, 2020
Cyber Security Summit Virtual Charlotte

 August 19th, 2020  

Webinar 5: Disaster Tech: Preparing for Unprecedented Crisis

Event submitted on Wednesday, July 29th 2020, approved by Charles Villanueva

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 Our Review

Disaster Tech, for obvious reasons, is growing rapidly due to the necessity of crises like COVID-19 and acts of terrorism. If this is something of interest then the team at Aspen Tech Policy Hub can help you learn more with their informative virtual event in August 2020.

- Review written by Henry Dalziel on Wednesday, July 29th 2020.
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Event Summary

The following description was either submitted by the Conference Organizer on Wednesday, July 29th 2020, or created by us.

If there is anything that the COVID-19 crisis has taught us, it is the importance of planning for future large scale risks. How can we change or use technology to better prepare for the looming crisis of climate change and other disasters?

Join Aspen Tech Policy Hub Fellows as they showcase their projects focused on the theme: Disaster Tech: Preparing for Unprecedented Crisis. Following the presentations of the projects, a keynote speaker (to be announced) will give further remarks. The projects to be presented are:

1) Helpful Alternative Link Protocol. When disaster strikes, reliable and easy-to-use communications become absolutely critical. Dependable communications are needed to pair those in distress with those able to provide assistance. Alexander ‘RoRo’ Romero designed a project that aims to improve the resilience of cell networks and backup systems that are currently in use in a range of disaster-based situations.

2) Tech Companies Combating Climate Change. To avoid the worst effects of climate change, scientific consensus states that CO₂ emissions must decline 40 to 60 percent by 2030 to keep our planet from warming more than 1.5°C. To achieve these goals, the software industry, whose climate impact from cloud computing is often underestimated, must significantly change. Raylene Yung led a project that will help investors and startups with tools to understand the environmental impact of their cloud computing.

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