We are saddened to hear about the tragedy unfolding across the Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan has done massive damage to the people and infrastructure of the region. This region is a great case where the application of real-time data analysis can become, literally, a lifesaver. The Philippines is an active user of mobile and social media and the data is flowing. The Wall Street Journal published an interesting article on how real-time Tweets are being analyzed, tagged and turned into actionable information for rescue workers in the storm ravaged country. As the article points out, and we’ve seen this before, much of posts on social media is an echo of other posters. Being able to separate the signal from the noise rapidly can save lives.
Disaster Recovery in Real-time
About the Author: Jeff Curie
As chief executives go, Jeff’s a curious one. Not curious as in “odd,” but curious as in “love of discovery.” Jeff loves exploring new markets and working with high performance teams to bring products to them. An engineer and entrepreneur with a knack for both tech and people, Jeff eventually found himself in management but still holding on to his geeky side. A self-confessed science and technology junkie with three patents under his belt, there’s nothing he finds more irresistible than finding the solution to supposedly impossible challenges.