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Mega Collaboration

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Five Minutes of Fame presentation at 2007 NMC Summer Conference by Christene Newlon, IUPUI

Five Minutes of Fame presentation at 2007 NMC Summer Conference by Christene Newlon, IUPUI

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  • 1. Mega-Collaboration New Collaboration Techniques for Global Humanitarian Efforts
  • 2. Katrina
    • “The preparation for and response to Hurricane Katrina show we are still an analog government in a digital age”
    * House of Representatives Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina, February 15, 2006
  • 3. Rejected Aid
    • Allies offered $854 million.
    • But only $40 million has been used so far for disaster victims or reconstruction.
    • Most of the aid went uncollected.
    * According to documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington
  • 4. Can we afford to wait for the government to do it? * New Orleans Flood Protection System
  • 5. In the chaos of disaster…
    • Responders must quickly build a picture of the “elephant” from the blind groping of thousands of aid workers.
    • Mass movement of supplies must be coordinated.
    • Many facts and ideas must be processed simultaneously.
    • If problems build exponentially, can we do the same with solutions?
  • 6. The mega-collaboration tool…
  • 7. The mega-collaboration tool…
  • 8. The mega-collaboration tool…
  • 9. The mega-collaboration tool…
  • 10. The mega-collaboration tool…
  • 11. The mega-collaboration tool…
  • 12. The goal is
    • To support exponential scaling
    • To track who needs to know what
    • Like an eBay for ideas and resources without the money
  • 13. Putting digital power to work
  • 14. Questions? (See me later)

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