5 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE JULY 2020 O p e n i n g L i n e s J U L Y 2 0 2 0 FREE, PUBLIC DASHBOARD HELPS EMERGENCY MANAGERS SHARE CRITICAL COVID-19 INFORMATION Indiana University’s Crisis Technologies Innovation Lab helps build data-science tool to provide immediate, easily accessible data to quicken response, save lives B LOOMINGTON, Ind.— Indiana University faculty, students and staff at IU’s Crisis Technologies Innovation Lab (CTIL) in IU’s Pervasive Technology Institute , working with collaborating partner Disaster Tech, have created a data-science tool to help emergency managers keep their communities safe. The DICE dashboard (Data-science Integrated Collaboration Environment) helps emergency managers know, at a glance, what resources they have available in a crisis situation. DICE aggregates huge amounts of information on crucial aspects of a community’s infrastructure, including fire, police, and health and medical. Emergency managers are in charge of making sure that first responders and the public have all the resources they need in disasters, and the current pandemic is no exception. As the crisis becomes increasingly severe, emergency managers need immediate, easily accessible information to effectively respond to calls for assistance.