From drones in refugee camps to robots and virtual reality at the frontlines – the digital humanitarians are coming! Innovation and new technology is not only gaining popularity in New York but also during emergencies and humanitarian disasters abroad. This panel features influencers from technology organizations working within the field of humanitarian innovation. They are on the ground during war, conflict and disaster – applying new, cutting-edge technologies to alleviate human suffering. This panel will showcase crisis tech projects, explore what humanitarian innovation is, and reveal tech companies who are disrupting the aid industry in Africa, the Middle East and beyond.
Christopher Mikkelsen, Founder and CEO, Refugees United
Matthew Irwin, Business & Government lead, Mapbox
Jessie Mooberry,Vice Director, Uplift, Syria Airlift Project