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.
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.
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.
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…
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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.
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.