Technical Director, Global Network Strategy
Noel is the Director of Data Networks at PeaceTech Lab, and leads the development of the Open Situation Room Exchange (OSRx) project. To this work he brings his extensive experience working as a senior consultant at the intersection of technology and development. As the pioneering cofounder of CrisisCommons, a global network of technology volunteers working on disaster relief efforts, Noel helped lead a movement of technology volunteers that has transformed the way regular citizens can impact crisis-response efforts in a disaster situations, starting with Haiti. He initiated a number of Government 2.0 efforts for the Department of Defense, including authoring their draft social media policy which allowed soldiers to use social media such as Facebook and YouTube. He was awarded the "Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers of 2012" by Government Technology Magazine for his efforts in CrisisCommons, and a “Fed 100” award in 2012 by Federal Computer Week for his work on TechCamps.
Specialist, Data Analysis
Giselle provides project management, data analysis, and development support to the OSRx project. At the PeaceTech Lab, she has also organized exchanges in Turkey, India, and Myanmar to bridge technology and peacebuilding communities. Previously, Giselle worked for Crimson Hexagon, a social media analytics company in Boston, where she managed a program to assist nonprofits in applying real-time social media analytics in their work, including the UN Global Pulse and the Standby Volunteer Taskforce. She also has prior experience with several nonprofits including the National Democratic Institute's Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) team, the Public International Law and Policy Group, and the American Islamic Congress. Giselle joined the PeaceTech Lab after completing a master’s degree in international peace and conflict resolution at American University’s School of International Service.