Digital Puerto Rico and Resiliency Innovation Network

Building a resilience ecosystem in Puerto Rico

In 2018, following the devastation of hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico, People-Centered Internet fielded a team of experts, working with the RAND Corporation, to offer recommendations for leveraging the Internet for the archipelago’s recovery plan. This initiative followed extensive disaster response work by PCI community member, Melvin Cordova, through his “Project Coqui.” PCI team members — including Marci Harris, Mei Lin Fung, and Lin Wells — traveled multiple times to Puerto Rico to engage with local business leaders, innovators, academics, and policymakers. They also participated in a knowledge-exchange trip, organized by Mei Lin Fung, for leaders from Puerto Rico to visit Singapore and engage with their counterparts in business, government, and academia to learn from Singapore’s post-colonial transformation. PCI’s work culminated in 11 recommendations (courses of action or “COAs”) for leveraging federal programs and private resources for Puerto Rico’s recovery and were included in the plan submitted to Congress.

People-Centered Internet Announces New Board Chair, New Member

Press Release — January 1, 2020 PALO ALTO, CA — People-Centered Internet (PCI)today is announcing the appointment of a new board chair and the addition of a new member to its Board of Directors: PCI cofounder, Mei Lin Fung, begins her term as board chair on January 1, 2020, stepping into the role previously held by […]

Vint and David at Panel Together

December Update

Dear Internauts, As the new year approaches, we have some news to share. PCI’s Chair, Vint Cerf, will take on new responsibilities at Google that require his full-time attention and PCI’s Executive Director, David Bray, will take on a new role with the Atlantic Council focused on “think and do” actions with exciting details to […]

People-Centered Internet Contributions to Community Resilience

By Dr. Linton Wells II, Executive Advisor to the Community Resilience Lab at George Mason University and President of Global Resilience Strategies The People-Centered Internet’s (PCI) aim  is to “put humanity at the center of the Internet”, and a large part of this objective includes, “Providing support and expertise for projects that demonstrably improve people’s […]

STAR-TIDES: Connectivity and Collaboration Demonstration This Fall

PCI has been collaborating with Dr. Linton Wells II, Executive Advisor for the Center of Excellence in Command, Control, Communications, Computing, Intelligence and Cyber at George Mason University. He is the former Director of the Center for Technology and National Security Policy (CTNSP) at National Defense University (NDU), and the founder of the TIDES Project. […]

Puerto Rico Delegation Visit to Singapore

By Mei Lin Fung Following our work thinking about Digital Puerto Rico, People-Centered Internet’s RAND Corporation project team leader Marci Harris and team members Linton Wells and Mei Lin Fung accompanied a delegation from Puerto Rico.  This visit to Singapore had already been in planning before the devastation wrecked by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, and was set […]