Sunday, 17 January 2016
Location: South Pacific 1
Since 2007, eCLIC (the Emergency Communications Leadership and Innovation Center) has evangelized the principles of democratized innovation and collaborative leadership to improve emergency communications. For years, we have spread this message at the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) Annual “Emergency Communications & Disaster Management workshop” (ECDM), the US Pacific Command’s Pacific Endeavor (PE), Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley’s Disaster Management Initiative (DMI), and other venues.
In 2009, eCLIC and Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley joined forces. CMUSV/eCLIC collaboratively supported both PE and PTC 2009 through 2015. Again, we will support the ECDM workshop on 17 JAN, at PTC’16 in Oahu, Hawaii (see www.ptc.org). For 2015, REDCOM’s Klaus Gueldenpfennig and O3b’s Jack Deasy joined Pat Lanthier as Co-Chairs of the PTC ECDM.
PTC and the ECDM workshop are international events. The full conference attracts 1000+ leaders from communications companies, governments, military, humanitarian groups, academia and emergency services from 50+ countries. The ECDM also collaborates with USPACOM’s PE (23 countries, via the Multinational Communications Interoperability Program - MCIP) and the UN Working Group on Emergency Communications (UNWGET).
We invite you to collaborate with us at PTC’16. Help us “Reimagine Emergency Telecoms” via a “Whole Community” approach for Emergency Communications and Disaster Management (ECDM).
Chairman, Emergency Communications Leadership & Innovation Center, Carnegie Mellon University, and, Principal, Rivera / Lanthier & Associates
Director, Humanitarian Assistance & Human Security Programs, Pacific Disaster Center
Director, International Sales, Marketing, REDCOM
Aerospace Consultant, and Investor / Advisor, DreamHammer
President, NVIS Communications, LLC. / Barrett Communications Consulting