Conference Track

Resilience

Resilient technologies are those that keep the world healthy, safe, warm, powered, fed and secure. Explore the latest global case studies and hear from the innovators creating inspiring tech solutions to aid in preparedness, response and recovery.

Tuesday, January 7

10:15 – 11:15 AM

Conference Session Live Stream

Keeping Supply Chains Resilient

LOCATION Westgate Level 1 Ballroom F

Investigate how cities, communities and suppliers rely on technology to maintain the health of their supply chains. How can the use of blockchain help identify and resolve a problem? How does the supply chain keep moving in the face of adversity? A real-world case study will offer best practices.

11:30 – 12:30 PM

Conference Session Live Stream

Tech’s Support in Natural Disaster Recovery

LOCATION Westgate Level 1 Ballroom F

To accelerate recovery in the face of increasingly common natural disasters, innovation is key. Experts from varying facets of industry weigh in on their trust in tech to pave the way to recovery.

1:00 – 2:00 PM

Conference Session Live Stream

Disruptive Tech for Disrupting Climate Change

LOCATION Westgate Level 1 Ballroom F

Presented By World Bank: We are witnessing a parallel rise in the effects of climate change and the use of disruptive technologies such as 5G, artificial intelligence, blockchain, drones, cloud computing and IoT. We explore how the application of disruptive tech can transform the way we build countries’ resilience to disasters and climate change.

2:15 – 3:15 PM

Conference Session Live Stream

Ensuring Connectivity During Disasters

LOCATION Westgate Level 1 Ballroom F

Presented By World Bank: Connectivity is often the first casualty during a natural disaster or conflict, affecting early warning, response and recovery. From drones to balloons, technology is helping restore networks and connect people with families and first responders. But can tech help us go beyond restoration - towards resilience of networks and ensure connectivity for all, always?

3:30 – 4:30 PM

Conference Session Live Stream

Peace Building and Technology

LOCATION Westgate Level 1 Ballroom F

Presented By World Bank: People trapped in or fleeing conflict need access to basic services, infrastructure and improved social cohesion and empowerment. We should also be able to detect early signs of conflict. Are technologies like VR, drones, artificial inteligence, blockchain the next tools for peace-building and resilience?

Wednesday, January 8

9:00 – 10:00 AM

Conference Session Live Stream

Building Companies Out of Resilient Technologies

LOCATION Westgate Level 1 Ballroom F

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? Hear from 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.

10:15 – 11:15 AM

Conference Session Live Stream

The Ag Tech Ecosystem

LOCATION Westgate Level 1 Ballroom F

As the food and agriculture industry faces adversity, technology is rising to the challenge. Entrepreneurs and industry visionaries will explore how advanced agricultural tech is tackling problems resulting from climate change, population growth and more.

11:30 – 12:30 PM

Conference Session Live Stream

Renewable Energy Takes Center Stage

LOCATION Westgate Level 1 Ballroom F

Renewable energy is poised to revolutionize the world’s energy supply. Visionaries and venture capitalists have invested billions in clean energy while cities are targeting higher goals of renewable energies to help combat climate change.

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