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Thursday, September 8 • 1:45pm - 3:10pm
Resiliency from the Ground Up: How Community Engagement Makes Us Stronger. LIMITED

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No more waiting for someone else to come to the rescue!  This panel looks at how community organizations are empowering their citizens like never before to prepare for and respond to emergencies.  From necessity comes innovation and cities need more rapid and scalable responses if they are to rise to the challenge of natural disasters and emergencies affecting their citizens, businesses, and visitors.  Fortunately, people have always been willing to help and now they have the resources to do so.  Learn from experts in community-based resiliency measures in how to engage a community and together weave a net of safety.

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Lawrence Grodeska

Co-founder & CEO, CivicMakers
Lawrence Grodeska is a maker, communicator and civic geek who uses technology to help civic leaders in the public and private sector engage key audiences. Over 15 years, Lawrence has built programs and products to transform how citizens interact with their communities and governments. Lawrence regularly speaks about civic innovation at events such as SXSW Interactive, The Nonprofit Technology Conference, and Code for America Summit.

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Alicia Johnson

Resilience & Recovery Manager, San Francisco Emergency Managament
A natural-born problem solver with a super power for getting it done, Alicia Johnson has a penchant for civic innovation. An Emergency Manager by trade, Alicia can count Hurricane Sandy, Super Bowl 50 and an earthquake or two in her portfolio of responses. She has changed the culture of emergency preparedness with the creation of SF72.org and it's open source sister, City72. A community that plays together, stays together and Alicia is diligently... Read More →
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Scott Mauvais

Director, Microsoft Technology Center, Microsoft Corporation
Scott Mauvais is the Director of Technology and Civic Innovation at Microsoft where he works with local leaders to infuse technology into existing real-world systems to make cities better places to live, learn, work, and innovate. | | Scott has been at Microsoft 16 years. Most recently, he was the Director of the Microsoft Technology Center, an innovation lab where Microsoft’s top architects work hand-in-hand with Fortune 500 companies to... Read More →
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Yo Yoshida

CEO and Co-Founder, Appallicious, Inc.
Yo Yoshida is the CEO and Founder of Appallicious, a Civic Startup based in San Francisco that creates products to help government better serve its citizens. He is a seasoned innovator, entrepreneur, industry writer, and start-up adviser with a passion for government and technology.Yo has been working with the White House, FEMA, nongovernmental organizations, universities, foundations, first responders and local governments for 2 and a half years... Read More →