John Crowley is a Consultant to the World Bank’s Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery's (GFDRR) Open Data for Resilience initiative, where he wrote the Bank's Field Guide to Open Data around disaster risk management.
From 2009-2013, he was the curator of RELIEF experiments at Camp Roberts, a humanitarian technology accelerator run through a partnership between the TIDES Project at National Defense University's Center for Technology and National Security Policy in Washington DC, and the US Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. Through these experiments, the State Department's Imagery to the Crowd and the combined FEMA and US Civil Air Patrol's MapMill for Hurricane Sandy effective mashups were conceived, developed, and prototyped, and several ideas from these efforts were implemented as permanent policy and procedures. The experiments also explored various water, power, and communications support technologies for disaster response and several of those have made it to successful deployments as well.
John is also a Research Affiliate at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), where he works on the Open Humanitarian Initiative with NetHope, a consortium of global humanitarian response agencies. At HHI John explores the policy and technology interface between the formal humanitarian system and emerging technology communities like OpenStreetMap and Ushahidi with the aim of improving coordination between agencies within the humanitarian system, particularly in the field.
John was the lead author of the 2011 Disaster Relief 2.0 study for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA), which proposed a framework for dialogue between the international humanitarian system and emerging technology communities that has now moved toward policy implementation. He has also served as a Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Science and Technology Innovation Program (STIP) Commons Lab, where he wrote a framework for connecting US federal agencies with digital humanitarians.
John holds an MPA from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, where he was the Robert C. Seamans, Jr. Fellow in Science, Technology, and Public Policy. He also holds an MA in History of Ideas and an MusB in Cello Performance and Music History & Literature from Boston University, Summa cum laude and with Distinction. He tweets at @jcrowley and blogs at jcrowley.net.
• Eric Rasmussen
• Alex Hatoum
• Julie Rider
• John Crowley
• Steve Birnbaum
• Willow Brugh
• Eric Wendt
• Colin Hildebrandt: Water Applications Engineer
• Gisli Olafsson: Emergency Response Director, NetHope
• Brian Steckler: Lecturer; Director, Hastily Formed Networks (HFN) Research Group Associate Chair for Special Programs, US Naval Postgraduate School
• Catherine Nelson, Security Researcher / Program Manager, Intel
• Harmony Mabrey, Senior Operations Manager for Microsoft Disaster Response
• J.A. Ginsburg, writer, editor, producer
• Jessica Block - Qualcomm Institute, University of California, San Diego
• Lin Wells, Former Director, Center for Technology & National Security Policy at National Defense University