Building Companies Out of Resilient Technologies
How do you bridge the commercialization gap between emerging technologies and the products needed to keep the world healthy, safe, warm, powered, fed and secure? Join serial entrepreneur and company building expert Carmichael Roberts for a look at two companies poised to make a meaningful difference to human lives. You’ll learn what it takes to transform university-based technologies into valuable companies that solve real-world problems. SPEAKERS: Carmichael Roberts, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Material Impact Cody Friesen, CEO, Zero Mass Water Carl Vause, CEO, Soft Robotics
Ensuring Resilient Communication Networks
We need communications networks that can function in the face of disaster. Overloaded networks, infrastructure damage and security attacks are just a few examples of the potential roadblocks to first responders during a crisis.
Cities and Tech: Fostering Partnerships to Build Resilience
Cities and the technology industry have much to gain from each other, but too often lack the insight, tools and structures to collaborate effectively. We’ll explore how cities and tech have bridged the divide.
AI Forecasting Famine
This case study of tech for good will highlight how leading tech companies and humanitarian organizations have launched the Famine Action Mechanism to use AI as a predictive tool to help governments prevent crisis before it starts.
Technology to Feed the World
Agriculture in the 21st century faces the challenge of producing more food to feed a growing population, with a smaller rural labor force. In the face of climate change and labor shortages, visionaries are innovating the ways that food can be grown.
Tech for Good: Driving Impact at Scale
Technology has the power to create more resilient communities by tackling the largest global problems including poverty, health, education, and sustainability.
Crisis Prevention – Water Shortages
Parts of the world are facing the unimaginable – catastrophic water shortages that could have dire effects on their populations. We’ll explore how technology is being harnessed to assist in these situations that can provide global lessons.