AI FOR ENVIRONMENT

Our global community can leverage AI to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts, conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development, and protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss. The AI for Environment Breakthrough Session is an action-oriented program dedicated towards identifying AI for Good solutions to help protect our world.

Speakers, Panelists and Moderators

  • JED SUNDWALL
    JED SUNDWALL
    Open Data Global Lead
    Amazon Web Services
    I love the Internet and policy. I like to help organizations use data to tackle social development issues and improve people’s quality of life. Learn about our team's work at https://opendata.aws/
  • MICHAEL W. TOFFEL
    MICHAEL W. TOFFEL
    Senator John Heinz Professor of Environmental Management, Professor of Business Administration
    Harvard Business School
    Professor Toffel is the Senator John Heinz Professor of Environmental Management, Faculty Chair of the HBS Business and Environment Initiative, and is course head of and teaches the Technology & Operations Management core MBA course. Mike Toffel's research examines companies' management of environmental affairs and occupational safety, identifying which types of management programs and regulations improve environmental and safety performance. His work ranges from academic articles based on econometric analyses of large datasets to case studies of individual companies. His research on occupational health and safety has been profiled by the head of U.S. OSHAand featured in the national press including US News & World Report, and Scientific American. His research has been published in many top scholarly journals including Science, Management Science, Strategic Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, and Organization Science, in practitioners journals including Sloan Management Review and California Management Review, and in mainstream outlets including The Atlantic Monthly and Newsweek/DailyBeast.
  • KONSTANTINOS KARACHALIOS
    KONSTANTINOS KARACHALIOS
    Managing Director
    IEEE-Standards Association
    Konstantinos Karachalios is the Managing Director of the IEEE-Standards Association. His expertise is in public policy, strategic planning, and the non-for-profit sector. He created and led the International Academy. He has also worked for the Department of Technical Assistance to the Middle East and Africa and the Bureau for Public Policy Issues at the European Patent Office (EPO). He has a PhD in Energy Engineering (Nuclear Reactor Safety) and a Master in Mechanical Engineering, both from the University of Stuttgart.
  • ALEXANDRE CADAIN
    ALEXANDRE CADAIN
    Co-Founder & CEO
    ANIMA
    Entrepreneur passionate with art, technology, I explore various possible futures to help organisations build alternative presents through radical innovation. I’m currently gathering a team of X-Women and X-Men to prepare ANIMA. As I’m not an artist nor a scientist I feel lucky to have worked with both kinds of talents so far, from an art gallery yesterday to a moonshot studio tomorrow, to imagine further futures and find ways for their realization today. Committed to the idea that our Digital Renaissance should be about distributing the future evenly in the world, I went on a developing countries tour in 2013-2014 to help social businesses tackle grand challenges in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Fascinated with the innovative possibility of bringing people closer together, I worked on making the Hyperloop a reality with HTT in 2016-17. I joined the Governmental Affairs and Business Development teams to accelerate our mobility dream across developed and developing countries. I also started the Hyperloop Academy to grow a network of labs interested in building parts of the Hyperloop with us. Since the end of 2015, I co-organize the Post-digital research seminar at Ecole Normale Supérieure, which explores AI possible Futures at the intersection of art, philosophy and science. Since 2017, we target Artificial Imagination. I joined the XPRIZE Foundation as an ambassador to help with the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE by gathering and mentoring amazing teams in Europe committed to positively impact a billion lives with AI by 2020. I hope to continue discovering new paths for antidisciplinarity with amazing people and building things together for a long time!
  • AMIR BANIFATEMI
    AMIR BANIFATEMI
    General Manager, Innovation and Growth
    XPRIZE
    My general focus is on identifying and developing emerging and transformative technologies that can impact society in significant and exponential ways. I do this by helping create interdisciplinary frameworks for understanding and planning new developments and the funding required to bring new innovations to market. I help start, grow, and run innovative ventures, and focus on working with startups and growth-oriented companies on products and initiatives that could trigger significant breakthrough with substantial economic and societal impact. Particular emphasis on machine learning and predictive systems, IoT, knowledge sharing and crowdsourcing, Education, and digital health. I usually help teams on initial market opportunity validation, product roadmap strategy, pricing and business model, go-to-market operations, fundraising and mentorship, Mergers and high-growth partnerships. I also have managed a few private and public technology investment and venture capital funds and know how to establish fund operations and their overall strategies and requirements. I enjoy teaching and have been a guest lecturer and adjunct professor at UC Berkeley, HEC Paris, Chapman University, Claremont McKenna College, and UC Irvine.

Hourly Schedule

11:10 - 12:15
Speakers and moderators coming soon
Moderator:
AMIR BANIFATEMI
AMIR BANIFATEMI
AMIR BANIFATEMI
General Manager, Innovation and Growth
Our global community can leverage AI to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts, conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development, and protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss. The AI for Environment Breakthrough Session is an action-oriented program dedicated towards identifying AI for Good solutions to help protect our world.

Date

22 Sep 2020

Time

11:10 - 12:15
Room 1+2

Location

Room 1+2
Sessions

Topics

Environment & climate change