Tyler Radford

Tyler currently serves as Executive Director of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (known as "HOT"). He joined HOT in April 2015 after 12 years leading diverse, people-focused, technology and data-enabled projects across the public, private, nonprofit, and international humanitarian sectors for organizations such as the American Red Cross, Save the Children, the United Nations Secretariat, and for Fortune 500 firms as a private sector consultant with Deloitte Consulting. In his role at HOT, Tyler oversees a team of 22 staff deployed globally and works to engage and coordinate the efforts of thousands of HOT mapping volunteers for projects in Africa and Asia. Prior to joining HOT, Tyler led the American Red Cross Hurricane Sandy (New York) community disaster recovery strategy development and implementation and directed a team of community recovery specialists engaging affected residents and community organizations on the ground. Before joining the Red Cross, Tyler worked in a number of post-disaster and community development contexts nationally and internationally; serving as a United Nations ICT officer in the UN Secretariat New York, and community development consultant for Save the Children in Bolivia and the Neelan Tiruchelvam Trust in Sri Lanka. While at the UN, Tyler served on the board of the UN Staff "1% for Development" Fund.

By Tyler Radford


Crowdsourcing at Work: Mapping Financial Access in Uganda

Dynamic, rapidly changing agent networks translate to a need for sophisticate, real-time location data and analysis tools. The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team is initiating a pilot program in Uganda to crowdsource data on financial services available in Uganda.