About

The world needs resilient systems — we’re going to help build them

Mission: we’re working to make disasters less disastrous


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Trillion Data Points

>20

PhDs on Staff

2

International Markets

3

Unique Offerings


Journey

CEO Ahmad Wani survived being marooned during the catastrophic Kashmir flood of 2014 for seven days, wondering whether he would live or die. That was when he decided to dedicate himself to building long-term resilience to natural disasters. While at Stanford University, Ahmad met AI engineer Nicole Hu and earthquake scientist Tim Frank, and together they channeled their collective passion into figuring out how to apply data science and machine learning to some of the greatest challenges our world faces today - natural disasters and climate change.

Leadership

Co-Founders

Ahmad Wani

Chief Executive Officer

Ahmad Wani

Chief Executive Officer

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Ahmad Wani is the CEO and Co-Founder of One Concern, a Resilience as a Service solution provider that brings disaster science together with machine learning for better decision making. A native of Kashmir, India, Ahmad was inspired to create One Concern, having personally experienced the devastating impact of disasters on his family and community in India. In 2016, Forbes named him as one of the world’s top innovators in its “30 Under 30” edition. Ahmad holds a Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering, with a focus on seismic engineering, from Stanford University. Before attending Stanford, he performed structural design and risk analysis for critical infrastructure for the Central Government of India.

Nicole Hu

Chief Technology Officer

Nicole Hu

Chief Technology Officer

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Nicole is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Co-Founder at One Concern, where she leads the Engineering Team and oversees end-to-end product delivery. Nicole was named by Forbes magazine as one of the world's top thirty innovators, in its Forbes 30 under 30 edition. Prior to One Concern, she worked as a Software Development Engineer on critical projects in the core platform team at Flipkart, the fastest growing e-commerce platform in India, from 2013 to 2015. Nicole has a Master of Science in Computer Science from Stanford University.

Timothy Frank

Board Observer

Board of Directors

Ahmad Wani

Chief Executive Officer

Ahmad Wani

Chief Executive Officer

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Ahmad Wani is the CEO and Co-Founder of One Concern, a Resilience as a Service solution provider that brings disaster science together with machine learning for better decision making. A native of Kashmir, India, Ahmad was inspired to create One Concern, having personally experienced the devastating impact of disasters on his family and community in India. In 2016, Forbes named him as one of the world’s top innovators in its “30 Under 30” edition. Ahmad holds a Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering, with a focus on seismic engineering, from Stanford University. Before attending Stanford, he performed structural design and risk analysis for critical infrastructure for the Central Government of India.

Nicole Hu

Chief Technology Officer

Nicole Hu

Chief Technology Officer

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Nicole is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Co-Founder at One Concern, where she leads the Engineering Team and oversees end-to-end product delivery. Nicole was named by Forbes magazine as one of the world's top thirty innovators, in its Forbes 30 under 30 edition. Prior to One Concern, she worked as a Software Development Engineer on critical projects in the core platform team at Flipkart, the fastest growing e-commerce platform in India, from 2013 to 2015. Nicole has a Master of Science in Computer Science from Stanford University.

Scott Sandell

Managing General Partner at NEA

Judith Rodin

President Emerita, University of Pennsylvania

Executive Team

Nnenna Nnoli

Chief Financial Officer

Nnenna Nnoli

Chief Financial Officer

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Nnenna Nnoli is the Chief Financial Officer of One Concern. She began her finance career on Wall Street as an investment banker before moving into operating roles in the financial services and technology sectors.

Joe Paluska

Chief Marketing Officer

Joe Paluska

Chief Marketing Officer

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Joe is the CMO at One Concern. Before joining One Concern, he advised a number of socially-driven entrepreneurs and brands, including will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas and his LA-based startup i.am+ and IKEA and its sustainability leadership team. Joe was a founding team member for the world’s largest cleantech startup, Better Place. As CMO, Joe created a global movement behind a campaign addressing the challenge, “How Do You Make the World a Better Place by 2020?” As a consultant, he twice led the world’s largest technology practices for the world’s leading communications agencies with Edelman and Hill & Knowlton.

Jeffrey Bohn

Chief Strategy Officer

Jeffrey Bohn

Chief Strategy Officer

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Dr. Bohn is the Chief Strategy Officer; he leads our solutions and research divisions. He recently served as the Chief Research & Innovation Officer and Head of Research & Engagement at the Swiss Re Institute. Before this role, he was Chief Science Officer and Head of GX Labs at State Street Global Exchange in San Francisco. Before moving back to California, he established the Portfolio Analytics and Valuation Department within State Street Global Markets Japan in Tokyo. He previously ran the Risk and Regulatory Financial Services consulting practice at PWC Japan.

Nicolette Quispe

Chief People Officer

Nicolette Quispe

Chief People Officer

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Nicolette is Chief People Officer, and she brings 20 years of experience leading people and culture efforts. Previously, Quispe served as Vice President of People Operations and the Interim Chief People Officer at LegalZoom, where she led company-wide engagement, talent acquisition, performance management, and learning and development initiatives. At LegalZoom, Quispe helped scale the business from about 150 employees to nearly 1,000. She also previously held recruiting and HR roles with two e-commerce companies, Yahoo! and PeopleSupport.

Craig Fugate

Chief Resilience Officer

Craig Fugate

Chief Resilience Officer

Craig Fugate is the Chief Resilience Officer for One Concern, a Menlo Park-based benevolent AI company with a mission to save lives and livelihoods, before, during and after natural disasters. Craig served as President Barack Obama’s FEMA Administrator from May 2009 to January 2017. Previously, he served as Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s Emergency Management Director from 2001-2009. He led FEMA through multiple record-breaking disaster years and oversaw the Federal Government’s response to major events such as the Joplin and Moore Tornadoes, Hurricane Sandy, Hurricane Matthew, and the 2016 Louisiana flooding.

Sean Rider

Chief Revenue Officer

Sean Rider

Chief Revenue Officer

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Sean is Chief Revenue Officer, where he contributes to initial product design strategy, go-to-market strategy, and branding discussions in parallel with envisaging and building the organization’s distribution strategy and resultant team. Before One Concern, Sean served as Executive Vice President and Head of Client Development for North America in Willis Towers Watson’s Risk & Analytics business, where he drove double-digit growth and differentiated product proposition in the North American market. Before Willis Towers Watson, Sean led business development as part of the strategic management team of HSBC’s global insurance management business.

Hitoshi Akimoto

Japan Country Manager

Hitoshi Akimoto

Japan Country Manager

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Experienced leader of consulting practice with a strong foundation in digital technology and the financial services industry. Most recently as Managing Partner and founder of the KPMG’s Japan Consulting Practice as well as a role as Chief Digital Officer of KPMG Japan, which consist of audit, tax and advisory practices. He established the local consulting practice of KPMG in 2011 from green field and has developed it to the volume of 700 headcount and 100 Million USD of yearly revenue. In addition to business start-up and management of consulting practice, he has gained extensive experience in the financial services industry across sub-sectors. He also worked at Deloitte (both at old and new ones) and PwC Consulting (currently IBM GBS) on a range of operational and strategic issues, including M&A, standing up new organizations, marketing strategies, organizational transformation, financial management and IT transformation.

Gerald Rousselle

VP Product

Gerald Rousselle

VP Product

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Gerald is the VP of Product and Design at One Concern, a Resilience as a Service solution provider that brings disaster science together with machine learning for better decision making. Gerald has 20+ years of experience building AI products/platforms and helping F500 companies leverage technology and Design Thinking as part of their digital transformation journey. He has previously worked at eBay, Silicon Graphics & Teradata. Gerald is an active angel investor/advisor in AI/ClimateTech/Web3 and he also enjoys mentoring emerging product leaders.

Carl Hedde

Head of Insurance Practice

Carl Hedde

Head of Insurance Practice

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Carl G. Hedde, serves as the Head of Insurance Practice at One Concern. He has dedicated his professional career to the study of catastrophic risk analysis methodologies that promote efficient resilience, risk mitigation and risk transfer strategies. After 35 years, Carl retired from Munich Reinsurance Company as SVP, Head of Risk Accumulation. In this role, he managed the Risk Accumulation Department, which included the catastrophe management, risk accumulation and geo research functions within Munich Re, US. Additionally, he managed the scientific function that provided seismological and meteorological expertise and research capabilities to Munich Re and its clients. He has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS), and is a founding Board Member of the International Society of Catastrophe Managers (ISCM).

Accolades

World Economic Forum

Technology Pioneer 2019

Frost & Sullivan

Company of the Year, Disaster Management

Fast Company

World Changing Ideas, AI & Data 2019

Index

Design to Improve Life Finalist 2019

Women in IT Series

Entrepreneur of the Year 2019, Nicole Hu

Investors

Advisors

General David Petraeus

Chairman, KKR Global Institute

Steve Howard

Chief Sustainability Officer, Temasek International

John Roos

Co-founding Partner at Geodesic Capital

Charles Stonehill

Founding Partner, Green & Blue Advisors

Kiyotaka Fujii

President, Konica Minolta, Global Healthcare Chairman, Ambry Genetics

Stephanie Carullo

COO, Box

Garth Saloner

Professor, Former Dean of Stanford University Graduate School of Business

Byron Dorgan

Senior Policy Advisor, Arent Fox, Former Senator, North Dakota

Gregory Deierlein

Director, John A. Blume Earthquake Engineering Center, Stanford University

Masayoshi Nakashima

Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University
President, International Association for Earthquake Engineering

Technical Working Group

Roger Borcherdt

Scientist Emeritus, Earthquake Science Center, United States Geological Survey

Jeremy Bricker

Associate Professor, TU Delft

Gregory Deierlein

Director, John A. Blume Earthquake Engineering Center, Stanford University

Nobuhito Mori

Professor, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University

Dr. Y. Joseph Zhang

Research Professor, Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Dr. Jamie Padgett

Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rice University