How companies, startups and technology can help disaster response
A year ago at the end of August 2017, Hurricane Harvey’s 5-day unprecedented rainfall flooded thousands of homes and displaced more than 50,000 people in the Greater Houston area. The resulting floods inflicted the highest cost ever in US history for a natural disaster of 125 $B. This tragedy presented challenges to the Houston-based community and organizations. Gratefully, it also brought out the best in people.
The French American Chamber of Commerce Houston (FACC) and the Quebec Office in Houston (QOH), with their partners Station Houston, are pleased to invite you to an evening discussion to understand how companies and Tech startups play an important role in times of critical environment and natural disaster.
First Panel – Crisis Management: Lessons Learned
Moderator: Dr. Vipulanandan, Director of the Texas Hurricane Center for Innovative Technology (THC-IT) at the University of Houston
– Harry Hayes, COO at City of Houston
– Lisa Koenig, North America Director Communications at CircleK
– Alison Miller, HR Manager at Schlumberger
Second Panel – Crisis Management: Discussion with High-Tech Companies and Startups
Moderator: John Reale, Co-Founder and CEO at Station Houston
– Francis Raveneau, VP of sales at Base Camp Connection (communication solution)
– Abdo Shabah, CEO at Humanitas (drones)
– Matthew C. Marchetti, Co-Founder at Crowdsource Rescue – (online platform)
Drinks and fingers food are included.