Technology and Innovation Reference Group

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The Technology and Innovation Reference Group is managing the development and promotion of the Technology and Innovation section.

The group's primary purpose is to identify social technology which could be used in emergency communications, to provide links to it in the Wiki and, where needed, to provide practical guidelines on how it could be used in the emergency context.

The key responsibilities are:

1. Create and maintain a global resource, providing links to emergency apps and mapping tools for the public to access:

  • Smartphone Apps
  • Videos
  • Mapping tools
  • Monitoring tools
  • Ipad Apps
  • Smart TV Apps
  • Games
  • Ibook guides


2. Assist the global community to stay at the cutting edge of emergency communications technology by:

  • Identifying new and emerging web 2.0 technology and proving practical tips and guidelines on how to apply it to emergency communications eg Google Plus
  • Highlighting new features of existing web2.0 technology and social media tools and providing practical tips and guidelines on how to apply to emergency communications.


3. Encourage innovation, collaboration and crowdsourcing across the emergency, government, community, business and ICT sectors by:

  • Participating in online conversations via the Emergency 2.0 LinkedIn Group and other professional networks and liaising with the volunteer technical community
  • Identifying and linking to technologies where the developer is willing to share the source code with the global community and listing key reference/contact details
  • Identifying and linking to technologies in the beta phase where developers wish to encourage ideas and input from the global community




Technology and Innovation Reference Group Members

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