Planet:tech will provide a global meeting place for technology and the environment.
10: 15 am - Opening Remarks
Max Thabiso Edkins, Acting Manager, Climate Change Expert, Connect4Climate
10: 30 am - Hacking the Future of Our Planet
Microsoft’s chief environmental strategist will discuss how data is integral to the future of our planet, from informing smart policy action to reduce carbon to creating new tools to reduce emissions and increase energy. In this session, he’ll explain the intersection of the age of AI and age of Anthropocene, discuss how advanced technologies are already playing a role in enabling sustainable transformations of nearly every sector, and how developers can join efforts with companies like Microsoft to hack the future.
Robert Bernard, Chief Environmental Strategist, Microsoft
10: 45 am - Every bit counts: Connecting an all-electric planet
Big successes often follow failure. Only those who persist and learn from their mistakes can turn businesses around. This holds true for Siemens in the wind business. The company today is driving decarbonisation and the fight against climate change. While the age of fossil fuels ends, more challenges lie ahead, such as power outages. Paradoxically, technology is responsible for the growing problems. To save the planet we need a full-blown all-electric approach. The only solution to this dilemma is digitalisation. Every bit counts to save our planet.
11: 00 am - Profit and Purpose
Stephen Forte, Fresco Capital
11: 45 am - Good impact: Living a more sustainable lifestyle
2:30 pm - Making the most of what we've got: The circular economy
The circular economy is bringing back what was common practice for our ancestors and people in developing economies - extracting the maximum use from our belongings. Our panel of experts assess whether the recycling of this phenomenon is distracting from the urgent need to tackle our wasteful consumerism.
2:55 pm - Can technology save us from climate change?