Speakers

Patrick Meier

Director of Crisis Mapping
& Partnerships,
Ushahidi

Patrick is a recognized expert and thought leader on the intersection between new technologies, crisis early warning, humanitarian response and human rights. He is the co-founder of the International Network of Crisis Mappers and previously co-directed Harvard University’s Program on Crisis Mapping and Early Warning.

Over the past 10 years, Patrick has consulted extensively with several international organizations including the UN, OSCE and OECD in Africa, Asia and Europe. He is regularly invited to present at conferences such as the Skoll World Forum, PopTech, SXSW, Where 2.0 and TEDx. He has been interviewed by the BBC, CNN, Al Jazeera, New York Times, Washington Post, Reuters, PBS and NPR. Patrick is also a distinguished scholar completing his PhD at The Fletcher School during which time he was a Doctoral Fellow at Stanford University. In 2010, President Bill Clinton publicly thanked him for his leadership and contributions. He blogs at iRevolution.net.

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