How Social Media is Changing Emergency Response

9 06 2013

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Since Hurricane Katrina, people have known that the big organizations just aren’t that great at responding to natural disasters quickly. There has been a gap between when the disaster strikes and when help gets to the victims. It’s not all their fault, the bigger an organization gets, the more levels of bureaucracy have to be navigated for any true action to happen. Social Media is beginning to and will continue to change all that. From case management and damage assessment to locating victims to fundraising, social media has been one of the only thing able to fill the gap.

The one thing that hasn’t changed is that preparedness is still the key to an effective disaster response and communities that plan to integrate social media into their response will have a vast advantage. Join us as Abbey Dieteman alerts us on how social media is changing emergency response.

Abbey Dieteman is the co-founder of Dieteman Technology Consulting in Upstate NY where she helps small businesses integrate technology. She is also a Certified Disaster Early Responder and has responded in the wakes of Hurricanes Katrina, Irene, Lee, and Sandy.

Week In Review Links

  1. Girls are being left out of New York City schools’ high-tech revolution
  2. B-to-B startups get their own tech accelerator in Work—Bench
  3. D-Shape Promises To Modernize New York’s Shoreline Using 3D-Printing Technology
  4. Microsoft, FBI Take Down ‘Citadel’ Botnet Targeting Bank Info
  5. NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily

Alternate Ways to fund your Start Up

18 03 2012


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By this point you’ve all heard of Angel Investors and Venture Capital Funds to help get your start up off the ground. But what are some other options? How do those options differ for a pure start up, versus a start up that has perhaps already been in business for a while? Ann Kayman is here to answer these questions and more.

New York City

Ann Kayman is CEO and owner of the New York Grant Company, her brainchild formed in 2002 after serving for four years in the Giuliani and Bloomberg Administrations as head of Business Development and Senior VP at the New York City Economic Development Corporation.  After 9/11, she was appointed to direct the City’s efforts to help with the recovery of 20,000 lower Manhattan businesses.

Ann’s latest venture, NYG Green Partners, LLC assists building owners in NYC to comply with the new Greener, Greater Buildings legislation, while raising the funding necessary to pay for energy efficient retrofits and compliance.

Week In Review Links

  1. Contractor Involved in CityTime Case to Pay NY Over $500 Million
  2. NY Marketing Firm Uses Homeless for South by Southwest WiFi Spots
  3. AT&T Bringing 4G LTE to Staten Island
  4. Yahoo sues Facebook for infringing 10 patents
  5. Iran may have committed cyber-attack on BBC


Always have a contingency

16 12 2010
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Our conference coverage continues this week when we air Tom’s visit to the 2010 Contingency Planning and Management EAST show at NYC’s Javits Center.  Commissioner Bruno from the NYC OEM and Amy Herman took time to speak with Tom at the early November event.  Find out more about their work and other guest on the SHOW PAGE.

We are still taking suggestions and feedback for 2011.  What topics are important to you?  What topics can we dive into that are still alien to you?  We pride ourselves in devoting 3/4 of our show to in depth interviews with guests.  While most news outlets bring you tech appetizers, we cover a topic from soup to nuts.

Next week, we are going to close the year with our FLASH conference coverage.  We have a contingency if that doesn’t work out… like related news to keep you busy while we try to find that audio file…

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We’ll never tell…

10 12 2010

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Ok, we will tell.  2010 brought some great guests to TechTalk.  So many, we have some great conference coverage from the last couple of months bring the year to a close.

This week, we are excited to bring you a new Week In Review followed by our coverage of this year’s INTEROP NYC. Check out the SHOW PAGE for more info.

As for the rest of the year, we will air coverage from Contingency Planning and Management 2010 East, Federal Alliance of Safe Homes (or FLASH) and start 2011 the same way we started 2010 – with our NY Government Technology Forum coverage from the Brooklyn Marriott.

That’s all we can tell you for now.  We don’t want to spoil the surprise.

We’ll be on Sunday at 5pm EST and 3pm MST on 1100 KFNX.  Click the logo on the right of the page to visit KFNX and try out the live stream so you are ready to go.

Pinkies up! Time for Social Media Manners with the Swami

21 10 2010
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While we are still putting together our coverage from this year’s Interop in New York City that is just wrapping up, Tom will be on Sunday with Shashi Bellamkonda, Social Media Swami.  Shashi was at BlogWorld this week and is going to educate us on social media and customer service etiquette.  Find out more on the SHOW PAGE.

Our RSS readers are going overtime this week.  Apple’s announcements, New York City made a big announcement about its relationship with Microsoft along with plenty of new product hype with companies looking to take any holiday dollars people are looking to spend.  Speaking of, we are trying to get our hands on some gadgets to review and bring to you.  If you have any products you think we should give a spin before you do, let us know by emailing or sending us a DM on Twitter @imitechtalk.

Here are some stories to keep you busy.  This post’s picture is circa 1900 Mulberry Street from Wikipedia.

Interop New York 2010 Kick Off

18 10 2010

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Interop at the Javits Center in New York City this week.  Lenny Heymann, the show’s General Manager, was on this week’s show with Tom.  Find out about this week’s keynote speakers, sessions not to miss and details on big announcements at this week’s conference.  Tracks for this week’s show include Application Delivery 2.0, Cloud Computing, Data Center, Green IT, Enterprise 2.0, Video Conferencing and more (See All).

For the entire show on Digital Forensics and more teasing about the Verizon iPhone, go to the SHOW PAGE.


What it takes to keep NYC IT running

30 09 2010
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New York City‘s Information Technology infrastructure is a big business.  The Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) Commissioner Carole Post joins Tom this week to talk NYC IT.  For more information on the show, check out the SHOW PAGE. What is the agency’s direction? How are they staying social? As a big user of energy, what steps are being taken to increase computing power and reduce the overall footprint?

That and more, this Sunday at 3pm MST | 6pm EDT.

Our Week In Review starts in the City with details about Mayor Bloomberg‘s announcement of the partnership between CUNY and IBM; we let you in on who wants to tap your texts; and help you get your online identity back if your Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo!, Facebook or Twitter account is hacked.