Vote for DHS, FEMA and Venture Smarter in the SXSW 2019 PanelPicker today!

Are you ready to support emergency responder’s and city planners with accelerating tech development and building a culture of cross-sector preparedness?  Are you interested in helping DHS S&T identify where procurement and funding opportunities should be targeted?

 Picture Source:  SXSW PanelPicker®

Picture Source: SXSW PanelPicker®

Venture Smarter, DHS S&T and FEMA are proposing to do just that, but we need your support!  Vote to send our panel, Mobilizing Cross-Sector Innovation to Save Lives, to South by Southwest (SXSW) 2019.

SXSW PanelPicker voting closes August 30th, so spread the word and help this opportunity become a reality!  Be a part of the conversation on how DHS is accelerating technology solutions to save lives during natural and man-made disasters.

Within the Cities, Government, and Politics Track, our proposed panel, Mobilizing Cross-Sector Innovation to Save Lives, will address how emerging technologies are helping communities keep pace, adapt and respond to fast-moving threat cycles and critical incidents.

Speakers/Panelists:

André Hentz - Deputy Under Secretary (Acting) for Science and Technology, DHS

Rhonda Binda - Vice President, Venture Smarter and Executive Director, Regional Smart Cities Initiative

Jeff Byard - FEMA, Associate Administrator for Response and Recovery, DHS

Topics to be addressed:

How are interagency collaborates building a culture of preparedness?  Where does government need help solving problems and accelerating tech solutions?  How is government making it easier to work with startups? If a campus, city, or state wants to serve as a smart-tech test bed for disaster preparedness, how can DHS help? What does that process entail?