IAEM Think Tanks

Moderator: Richard Serino | Upcoming IAEM Think Tanks

See a list of past IAEM Think Tank Recordings

Based on the idea behind FEMA Think Tanks, IAEM has launched a medium to engage our partners, promote innovation, and facilitate discussions in the field of emergency management. As a benefit of membership, IAEM will provide access to Think Tank videos or podcasts following the events. IAEM Think Tanks are organized by the IAEM-USA Digital Engagement Committee, and ideas for future sessions can be sent to Eric Kant, committee chair.

IAEM Think Tank Moderator:
Richard Serino

The Honorable Richard Serino is currently a “Distinguished Visiting Fellow” at Harvard University, National Preparedness Leadership Initiative and a Senior Advisor at MIT’s Urban Risk Lab. Mr. Serino was appointed by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate as the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s 8th Deputy Administrator in October 2009 and served until 2014. Prior to his appointment as Deputy Administrator, he served as Chief of Boston EMS and Assistant Director of the Boston Public Health Commission. Read more...


Upcoming IAEM Think Tank Events

Sept. 25, 2018, 2:00-3:30 p.m. EDT
IAEM Think Tank: "Smart Cities – How New Technology, Including Nanotechnology, Can Enhance All Phases of Emergency Management"

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As Smart Cities and nanotechnology are emerging, these have the potential to improve community resilience. We are hosting our Think Tank from San Diego, California, one of the leaders in the Smart City initiative. Smart City San Diego is a broad public-private collaboration that includes the City of San Diego, San Diego Gas & Electric, General Electric, the University of California-San Diego, and CleanTech San Diego. Joining the discussion is San Diego-based startup AerNos, Inc, a nano gas sensor company developing air quality monitoring solutions for Smart Cities. Deployed on smart street lights and parking meters, AerNos sensors will provide granular, actionable data to cities. The objective of the collaboration is to improve the region's energy independence, to empower consumers to use electric vehicles, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and to encourage economic growth. This webinar will look at the use of nanotechnology in helping develop Smart Cities and how this new technology could affect the field of emergency management. Speakers will include: Erik Caldwell, director, City of San Diego (California) Economic Development Department; Sundip R. Doshi, founder and CEO, AerNos, Inc.; and John Valencia, executive director, City of San Diego's Office of Homeland Security. The Think Tank will be moderated by Richard Serinospeaker bios

Speakers and moderator at the IAEM Think Tank,
held Oct. 17, 2016 at the IAEM Annual Conference.
A packed house attended the Oct. 17 IAEM Think Tank,
held live at the IAEM 2016 Annual Conference.