Wikistrat Expert Doug Hanchard

Doug Hanchard

President of Rapid Response Consulting

Doug Hanchard is the President of Rapid Response Consulting. He was the US Southern Command’s Social Media—Imagery Mapping Advisor for the Haiti Earthquake. Mr. Hanchard is also the author of four white papers regarding security and wireless defense technology applications and over 700 articles on Government and Technology at ZDNET.

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Doug Hanchard is President of Rapid Response Consulting, with offices in Toronto, Washington, DC, and London. The firm specializes in ICT risk assessment and management. He has been a Senior Partner at RRC since 2008. Prior to this, (2002-2008), he served as Director, Associate Director, and Senior Solution Architect at Bell Canada. During this time, he was appointed as Lead Next Generation IP network Architect and rebuilt all telecommunications and cabling at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. From 2000-2002, Mr. Hanchard was Frame Relay Product Manager for TELUS Corporation. During the 90s, he moved his way up from Slaves to National Data Director at AT&T Canada.

With almost 18 years in Communications, Government, and Security, he is a member of the International Telecommunications Union’s (ITU) International Institute Electrical Engineers & Electronics (IEEE), the Industry Canada Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT). Mr. Hanchard has published five white papers regarding security, imagery and humanitarian relief, and the military utilities of commercial wireless. A government blogger at ZDNET, he has posted more than 700 articles.

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Mr. Hanchard is a Senior Analyst in Wikistrat’s Analytic Community

Academic Qualifications:
Associate Degree: Aviation

Areas of Expertise:
Government Policy
Social Media

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