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DEV.2 : ICTs innovation for emergency response and disaster relief
Wednesday, 07 October 2009, 14:30 - 16:00, Room G

The innovation, interoperability and correct usage of Information and Communication Technology (ICTs systems in crisis management situations is about saving lives and preventing the maximum property destruction. Currently every emergency response and disaster relief operation is riddled with IT black holes and handicapped by information structures that are closed and inaccessible.
KEY QUESTIONS: - What technological innovations need to be implemented? - How to better use the ICTs we already have?

* Mr Patrick McDougal, Vice President - Corporate Development, Inmarsat, United Kingdom

* Mr Michel Bobillier, Global Business Development Executive, Trusted Identity Initiative, IBM Corporation, United States
* Dr Sven Gustav Rohte, Chief Commercial Officer, Thuraya Telecommunications Company, United Arab Emirates
* Mr Nihat Oktay, VP & CMO, TURKSAT Uydu Haberlesme Kablo TV ve isletme A.S., Turkey
* Mr Jeffrey White, Regional Director EMEA and Russia, Iridium Satellite LLC, United States
* Mr Emad Elmasry, Director, Corporate Strategy, Arab Satellite Communications Organization (ARABSAT), Saudi Arabia