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NetHope has been exploring, with Peter van Manen and Formula One, the use of data and predictive analytics in the humanitarian space. In this webinar, Peter will talk about Formula One and some of the technology that could (and should) be translated to disaster response.
Formula One is no stranger when it comes to translating best practice, for example supporting acute care of babies in intensive care (see TED talk) https://www.ted.com/talks/peter_van_manen_how_can_formula_1_racing_help_babies
Peter van Manen was Managing Director of McLaren Electronic Systems (now McLaren Applied Technologies) until 2015. A decade ago, the company became the official supplier of control and data systems to all competitors in Formula One, NASCAR and IndyCar.
Data, simulation, and advanced analytics underpin the operations of a Formula One racing team. There is a structure and routine to Formula One, but things still change very quickly, both away from the track and on a race weekend. Today there are hundreds of sensors on a car: high speed telemetry; complex engine, chassis, and tire mathematical models; many thousands of race simulations; advanced analytics and live data feeds from the track to the factory all operating in real-time.
Responding to disasters is a far messier problem, but the essential problem is the same. It is about making sense of a rapidly evolving situation, full of complexity and imperfections, with many different choices, so that well-timed and well-judged interventions can be made. As with racing, preparing for an event, responding effectively when it happens, and then dealing responsibly with the aftermath are important ingredients for sustained success.
|Gabriele Almon, NetHope Crisis Informatics, NetHope
|Peter van Manen, Executive Vice President at Living PlanIT SA