On August 2014, Stanford engineer, Ahmad Wani survived a traumatic flood in Kashmir, India. Days later, Ahmad returned to Stanford University thinking about the lack of data driven technology in disaster response. When he met the computer scientist Nicole Hu and earthquake expert Tim Frank, they decided to work on applying data science and machine learning to aid disaster response. What began as a research project grew into a mission to revolutionize emergency operation centers, leading to the founding of One Concern in May 2015.
Motivated by saving lives and making communities more resilient, today, One Concern is setting new standards for how emergency operation centers operate before, during and after a disaster. With Seismic Concern, One Concern’s powerful yet intuitive earthquake intelligence platform, emergency operation centers can train for disasters more effectively, and respond smarter and quicker during an earthquake. And this is just the beginning. We are working to build a future in which we can use data to help jurisdictions build resilient cities and be better prepared for all natural disasters.