Looking for Technological Sustainability in Business, Wednesday 9 June, 16:00 hrs.
Nana Baffour, Chairman, CEO and Chief Culture Officer @Qintess. Mr. Baffour has a proven track record in innovation inspired growth and creating shareholder value. He is a global management executive with hands on operating experience in companies across the globe. Mr. Baffour has a B.A. in Economics from Lawrence University, a M.S. in Economics from University of North Carolina, and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Mr. Baffour also attended the London Business School and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
Dr. Jessica Ocampos Colina, Co-founder and CEO Tech Transfer and Innovation Expert @Camnexus IoT. Co-founder and CEO of Camnexus IoT, a technology company, spin-out of the University of Cambridge, which develops IoT solutions for sustainable development, based on low-power sensors and AI for monitoring infrastructure and critical assets in industrial sectors such as sanitation, agri-food and mining in the United Kingdom, Brazil and Chile. Both Camnexus and Dr Ocampos have received numerous awards and accolades, including Cleantech company of the year 2019 and 2020, and recently nominated for CEO of the year 2020 by Cambridge Independent’s Science and Technology Awards.
Sustainable technology is about making technological processes and activities more reasonable, eco-friendly, energy-saving, and resource-efficient — focused on reusability, social responsibility, innovation, and long-term planning (and including investment in all tech that would help to make business processes sustainable on every step.) Many governments and corporations have already decided to start implementing the principles underlying sustainable technologies that would let us stop environmental degradation:
- Rational and wise consumption of natural resources (with preference to renewable)
- Moving from fossil fuels (coal, oil, gas, etc) towards renewable energy sources
- Adhering to recommendations concerning the climate change prevention
- Improving international supply chains for consistency and waste minimization
- Improving the balance between the urban and rural production
- Opting for decisions that would support ecology
- Protection for vulnerable populations, species, and areas
- Decreasing toxic emissions and minimizing pollution.