disaster relief

September 27, 2017

LIFE AT CISCO

Cisco Was There: A Culture Conversation After Hurricane Irma

When the #WeAreCisco Team had TWO employees in Hurricane Irma's path, they went from telling employee stories to BEING in one.

July 26, 2016

EDUCATION

Remote Classrooms: Connecting Two Schools in Japan

The Ministry of Education selected two middle schools to participate in virtual learning opportunities.

May 18, 2016

INNOVATION

There’s Never Been a Better Time for Drones to Save Lives

“Can drones save lives?” It’s a question that many outside the drone industry might find startling. Much of the general public still perceives drones as being deployed primarily for aerial surveillance or attacks in times of war.  This view was certainly reinforced in the recent movie, “Eye in the Sky.” However, that’s a very narrow […]

Drones Give Humanitarian Aid a Lift

Okay, I admit, the headline is a bad pun. But, what isn’t bad is the speed at which drone technology is being used to save lives before, during and after a devastating event. On April 11, I was invited to attend a Discovery Event at Singularity University at Moffett Field on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) […]

The Mobile Response to Nepal

This post was written by guest blogger Wesley King, a business systems analyst at Cisco The World is Flat, not a Flatscreen I can’t deny it any longer. The apps on my mobile devices, and my social network living inside those apps, are influencing my behavior. In the case of disaster relief, at least, this […]

Humanitarian Organizations Collaborate to Impact the World

Last week, more than 200 leaders from dozens of technology companies and international humanitarian and conservation organizations came together at the NetHope Global Member Summit on our San Jose, California campus. Experts in humanitarian relief, emergency response, and conservation from around the world participated in nearly 30 brainstorming sessions, and I was fortunate enough to […]

Humanitarian Organizations Address Tech’s Role in Solving Global Challenges

This week, we are proud to host the NetHope Global Member Summit at our San Jose, California campus. NetHope is an important organization – especially at a time when news feeds are filled with stories about disease outbreaks, natural disasters, and social conflict. NetHope is a coalition of more than 40 international humanitarian and conservation […]

NERV: The Brain Behind Networked Disaster Response at Cisco

Hurricane season is upon us, and storms have already begun to harass the Gulf Coast with torrential rains and violent winds. The threat of such a storm doesn’t cross my mind as I sit in my cubicle in San Jose, enjoying the comforts of an air-conditioned office and a hot cup of coffee on my […]

Cisco Executive Volunteers to Help Typhoon Victims

This blog post was written by guest blogger John Baekelmans, Chief Technology Officer for Cisco’s Smart+Connected Communities organization in the U.K. In the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, John volunteered in the Province of Samar, in the community of Daram, the Philippines, from May 1 to 17, 2014. I am sure most of you remember the […]