Dr. Patrick Meier
Strategic Advisory Group
Dr. Meier is an internationally recognized thought leader on humanitarian technology and innovation. His recent book, “Digital Humanitarians: How Big Data is Changing the Face of Humanitarian Action,” has been endorsed by Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Oxford, UN, Red Cross, World Bank, USAID and others. In 2010, he was publicly recognized by Bill Clinton for his pioneering digital humanitarian efforts, which he continues to this day. At present, Patrick is Director of Social Innovation at QCRI where he develops and deploys Next Generation Humanitarian Technologies in partnership with multiple humanitarian groups. He is on the Innovation Team of the United Nations Secretary-General’s World Humanitarian Summit (WHS). Prior to QCRI, Patrick co-founded and co-directed the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative’s (HHI) Program on Crisis Mapping and Early Warning and served as Director of Crisis Mapping at Ushahidi. Patrick also founded/co-founded CrisisMappers, Digital Humanitarians, MicroMappers, Humanitarian UAV Network and the award-winning Standby Task Force. He is a distinguished scholar with a PhD from The Fletcher School, a Pre-Doctoral Fellowship from Stanford University, and an MA from Columbia University. In addition, Patrick was a Research Fellow at the Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO) and holds an advanced certificate in Complexity Science from the Santa Fe Institute (SFI). Patrick also writes on his blog iRevolutions and tweets from @patrickmeier.