Using Technology to Save Lives and Solve Societal Problems with host Keith Koo and Special Guest Bob Lord, Chief Digital Officer of IBM

On this week’s Silicon Valley Insider, host Keith Koo is reporting onsite at the Call For Code event at 42-Silicon Valley with the City of Fremont, CA, IBM & Tulip Industries.

In the first segment, Trevor Riggen, CEO of the American Red Cross for the Northern California Region & Willie Tejada Chief Developer Advocate of IBM who discusses using technology to combat the raging wildfires in California.

In the second segment, Tim Robinson, Developer Advocate at IBM shares his experience of working with developers at the Call for Code Day at 42-Silicon Valley

In the third segment, Keith catches up with IBM Chief Digital Officer and former AOL President and CEO of Razorfish, Bob Lord, to discuss how IBM became the founding sponsor of the Call for Code initiative and how IBM has given global developers the power of direct access to IBM’s code to save lives and solve for societal problems.

In the fourth and final segment, Keith is back in the studio with the Call For Code Day -Silicon Valley’s first place team the Menlo Muppets and their product Evachain which helps civilians and emergency responders in verifying fires, planning escape routes and allows people to volunteer and first runner-up, Wildifre detection using tech to develop early detection and warning systems using real time data and serving that data to early responders and those affected by a wildfire.

As a reminder, Call For Code ( is a global initiative to address humanitarian issues such as natural disasters and disaster relief which Silicon Valley Insider with Keith Koo has been promoting for several months leading up the Call For Code Day Silicon Valley. Keith wants everyone to know that was a complete honor to truly bring a community together to host this event.

Call for Code is sponsored David Clark Cause, IBM and also in part by the American Red Cross, the United Nations as well as other affiliates and supporters such as Silicon Valley Insider with Keith Koo.

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