Using Social Media and Drones for Emergency Management

August 2, 2018
Hosted by Alex Fullick, MBCI, CBCP, CBRA, v3ITIL

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Communications during disasters is paramount, especially when there is the potential for the loss of human life. The need for communications and the way we communicate, along with what we communicate, has changed with the advent of social media and drones. We speak with social media expert, researcher and author of "Social Media, Crisis Communications, and Emergency Management: Leveraging Web 2.0 Technologies" Dr. Connie M White. Dr. White will talk about how Social Media assists first responders and emergency personnel, as well as how it gives a voice to those that didn't have one before - especially when that voice can help during disasters. Dr. White will also talk to us about a new communication tool that is helping the realm of Emergency Management; the use of drones. A leading researcher in decision support systems during disasters, we'll learn how drone are assisting and changing the face of traditional emergency response and management.

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Alex Fullick, MBCI, CBCP, CBRA, v3ITIL

Alex Fullick, MBCI, CBCP, CBRA, v3ITIL

Alex Fullick is Founder and Managing Director of Stone Road Inc (StoneRoad) and has been working in the Business Continuity Management and Disaster Recovery industry for 20 years. During this time, Alex has been instrumental in developing, implementing and managing numerous initiatives, including Pandemic Planning, Policy development, large scale simulation tests, Business Continuity Plan development, Business Impact Assessments, maintenance programs and general Program and Project Management.

Alex holds his MBCI certification with the Business Continuity Institute (BCI), his CBCP with the Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI), is certified in ITIL Foundations and has a Certified Business Resiliency Auditor (CBRA) designation. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of Directors for The International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS).

He's presented at numerous conferences around the globe on various industry-related subjects including Orlando, Phoenix, Montreal, London (UK), Brisbane and Bucharest. He's authored several books including Heads in the Sand, Business Impact Analysis, Testing Business Continuity Plans and his latest Watch Your Step, which all focus on teaching individuals, organizations and communities about BCM and DR. He has also had articles published in trade publications.

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