While many people have jobs at Microsoft that aim to avoid disasters, Gisli Olafsson's job is getting through them.
As a full-time disaster management specialist for the software maker, Olafsson works with the United Nations and other agencies to prepare before devastation hits and also to coordinate efforts once it does. Olafsson has been sent across the globe to deal with the aftermath of earthquakes and hurricanes, offering help in rebuilding the infrastructure that nature has wiped away.
But, that's only part of the reason Olafsson so often finds himself on the scene of natural calamities. A native … Read more