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
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.
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.
CES 2019 Trends: Smart Cities and Resilience
CES offered a glimpse into the smart tech solutions that are bringing solutions to the everyday challenges of urban life. There is a real sense of urgency to make cities more resilient, based on the increase in natural disasters and civic threats.
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.
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.
Examining the phases of preparedness, response and recovery, learn how governments, agencies and first responders are using technology to enable the supply of basic human necessities and communication critical to the response from a disaster