Speakers

Dr Patrick Meier
Dr Patrick Meier

Co-Founder, WeRobotics, Digital Humanitarian Network; Intl Consultant, Facebook, iRevolutions, World Bank Group; Founder

Humanitarian UAV Network


Dr. Patrick Meier is an internationally recognized expert and thought leader on Humanitarian Technology. His new book, Digital Humanitarians, has been praised by Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Oxford, UN, Red Cross, World Bank, USAID and others. Over the past 14+years, Patrick has worked in the Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Somalia, Liberia, India, Nepal, Philippines, Timor-Leste, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, Morocco, Western Sahara, Haiti, Vanuatu and Northern Ireland on a wide range of innovative humanitarian projects with multiple international organizations including the UN and World Bank. In 2010, he was publicly praised by Clinton for his pioneering digital humanitarian efforts, which he continues to this day. His influential blog iRevolutions has received 1.8 million+ hits. Patrick's work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, CNN, BBC News, UK Guardian, The Economist, Forbes & Times Magazines, New Yorker, NPR, Wired, Mashable, TechCrunch, Fast Company, Nature, New Scientist, Scientific American & elsewhere. In addition, Patrick is an internationally sought-out speaker, having given well over 200 talks in more than 20 countries across 6 continents. He has spoken at the White House, UN, Google, Twitter, Harvard, Stanford, MIT, Skoll World Forum, Club de Madrid, Mobile World Congress, Web Summit, PopTech, National Geographic, Thinking Digital, TTI/Vanguard, SXSW and multiple TEDx’s. Full bio available at iRevolutions.org/bio