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
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.
The Unsung Heroes
Natural disasters keep getting worse. We need new thinking, tools, and technology to help mitigate the effects of these life-threatening phenomena. Call for Code asks developers to harness their creativity and skills to make a real difference.
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.
Cyber Network Security
An interconnected world brings opportunity and risk. Cyber-attacks have targeted everything from power networks to hospitals with the potential to paralyze critical services and expose sensitive data. Explore ways we to prepare to face this threat.
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.
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.