Google hosted the annual Humanitarian ICT Forum to brainstorm on better ways of assisting those in need. Technology is changing every day and taking the humanitarian world with it through that change. Due to the numerous innovations, compassionate humanitarians can provide aid to those in need at remote locations. In terms of technology, there’s much in store for the near future.Crisis response and technologyUN agencies, NGOs, start-ups, tech, and financial institutions gathered in Mountain View, California to discuss the future role of technology in the field of crisis response. When a natural disaster strikes, there is an immediate and in most cases, a critical need for crisis response. Humanitarian organizations must act that very moment. They can profit from using technology to respond timely, more effectively and efficiently. The Humanitarian ICT Forum is organized to discuss important emerging topics in the field of technology and crisis response. This includes digital payments, data analysis, and community engagement.