Synopsis: There are hundreds of natural disasters that affect thousands of people globally every year. This talk discusses the problems with the current system of disaster management, and how advanced space technologies can transform the sector.
Sinead is an aerospace engineer and an Entrepreneurship Fellow at the Harvard Business School, with previous experience at NASA, the European Space Agency and the UK Space Agency. She currently leads a team of engineers to integrate data from satellites and drones. By combining space technology with Artificial Intelligence, her company is challenging the status quo of humanitarian disaster relief. Sinead was appointed both a Sainsbury Management Fellow by the Royal Academy of Engineering and an Emerging Space Leader by the International Astronautical Federation in 2016.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx