Disaster Zone

Technology for Emergency Managers

Keeping pace with the speed of technology change is a big issue we are having.

by Eric Holdeman / October 2, 2018

See this article by Richard Serino, The Role of AI in Preparedness: Practical Advice from Former FEMA Deputy Administrator [Note: I think the title is a bit wrong. AI is going to be a part of all phases of emergency management--not just preparedness]

Cost is another issue. We will end up with technological "Haves" and "Have Nots" in the not too distant future.  Larger states, counties and cities with robust IT programs will be able to take advantage of what money can buy. For the rest of us we will need to make-do with the AI services that come from our wireless providers and Google for example.

The speed of change is one of the big issues we have. See the webinar that makes reference to this by the phrase "Exponential Growth" which translates into--we can't seem to keep up!

Tomorrow there is a Government Technology webinar on the topic of technological growth and what's come and is already here--see below:

"Today’s technology environment presents government agencies with both challenges and opportunities. How can your agency take digital solutions to the next level to simplify the business of managing government, address citizen concerns sooner and improve planning and reporting?

Join us tomorrow, October 4, at 11:00am PT/2:00pm ET to learn how the next generation of digital solutions can help your agency manage things like evolving citizen expectations, rapid rates of technological change, growing data volumes and more.

You’ll hear:

  • How agencies can incorporate newer technologies like AI, machine learning and bots, and what’s next.
  • How to seamlessly connect systems across departments to eliminate information silos and improve coordination.
  • How to help your agency respond to today’s challenges and thrive in an exponential environment.

Speakers:

Dr. Kurt Steward, Vice President, Public Sector, Infor
Nunzio Esposito, Vice President, Head of Experience, Infor
Dan Kasun, Sr. Manager Global Technology Partners, Public Sector, AWS

Moderator:

Dustin Haisler, Chief Innovation Officer, Government Technology

We hope you can join us tomorrow, October 4, for this complimentary webinar!"