Kick-ofF Workshop Innovations 2022
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About: In the first half of the event, experts will inspire us around four focus areas: the (digital) future of democracy and participation, (2) circular economy, (3) climate change and carbon footprint, and (4) (global) health innovation. What are the challenges you would like to see addressed through our innovations to come?
Our Speakers who will inspire you on four different focus areas
Our Speaker on "Carbon Footprint Reduction" (Pitch 1)
Marina Haydn is a Senior Sustainability Strategist with Quantis, a specialist sustainability consultancy, working with clients and science experts to enable businesses to deeply improve its environmental impact. Her environmental sustainability expertise covering strategy, science-based targets development and implementation was built during her previous role of EVP Sustainability with The Economist Group, where she pioneered the organisation’s first sustainability strategy and embedded it across the organisation while completing studies in sustainability management.
Our Speaker on "Circular Economy" (Pitch 2)
Anna Roberts is with iov42, a DLT-inspired start up working to enhance trust in a digital society. After undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Economics & Law at the University of Cambridge, Anna worked for a Swedish consultancy, helping the likes of Unilever, IBM, Deloitte and Tommy Hilfiger to implement their strategies (including Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan). iov42 is a platform designed with governments and enterprises in mind, and current engagements include creating a Digital Product Passport for electronic devices in the circular economy for the European Commission.
Our Speaker on "Global Health Innovation" (Pitch 3)
Joel Kaiser is the Humanitarian Blockchain Lead at MEDAIR, a role focused on testing, developing and localising blockchain in humanitarian aid. Joel has worked as an emergency response specialist and innovation advisor for nearly 20 years. He holds an MA in International Development and is completing an MSc in Applied Neuroscience.
Our Speaker on "Democracy and Participation" (Pitch 4)
Muriel Rovira-Esteva is a human rights & freedoms activist, including their expression in a digital and technological context. Muriel has a background as a researcher, developer, and data scientist, with a Physics Degree, a Master and a PhD in Computational and Applied Physics. She has been developing scientific software for the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht and collaborating with Mozilla on developing software for the evaluation of machine learning models.
17:00 Welcome Note (Plenary Room)
17:10 Pitches on Focus Areas (Plenary Room)
18:10 Discussions (Breakout Rooms)
18:35 Summary of Discussions (Plenary Room)
18:50 Voting on Focus Areas (Plenary Room)
19:00 Closing (Plenary Room)