Conference Track

Resilience

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

Tuesday, January 8

11:00 – 11:30 AM

Conference Session Live Stream

Cities and Tech: Fostering Partnerships to Build Resilience

LOCATION Westgate Level 1 Ballroom F

Cities and the technology industry have much to gain from each other, but too often lack the insight, tools and structures to collaborate effectively. We’ll explore how cities and tech have bridged the divide to create mutually beneficial relationships that also have the potential to build a city and region’s resilience to the known and unknown challenges of the 21st Century.

11:30 – 12:30 PM

Conference Session Live Stream

Crisis Prevention – Water Shortages

LOCATION Westgate Level 1 Ballroom F

Parts of the world are facing the unimaginable – catastrophic water shortages that could have dire effects on their populations. We’ll explore how technology is being harnessed to assist in these situations that can provide global lessons.

1:00 – 2:00 PM

Conference Session Live Stream

Technology to Feed the World

LOCATION Westgate Level 1 Ballroom F

Agriculture in the 21st century faces the challenge of producing more food to feed a growing population, with a smaller rural labor force. In the face of climate change and labor shortages, visionaries are innovating the ways that food can be grown and harvested.

2:15 – 3:15 PM

Conference Session Live Stream

AI Forecasting Famine

LOCATION Westgate Level 1 Ballroom F

This case study of tech for good will highlight how leading tech companies and humanitarian organizations have launched the Famine Action Mechanism to use AI as a predictive tool to help governments prevent crisis before it starts.

3:30 – 4:30 PM

Conference Session Live Stream

Tech for Good: Driving Impact at Scale

LOCATION Westgate Level 1 Ballroom F

Technology has the power to create more resilient communities by tackling the largest global problems including poverty, health, education, and sustainability. Join us as we explore how corporations and community leaders are designing innovations with intention, creativity and scale.

Wednesday, January 9

9:15 – 10:00 AM

Conference Session Live Stream

Cyber Network Security

LOCATION Westgate Level 1 Ballroom F

An interconnected world brings opportunity and risk. Cyber-attacks have targeted everything from power networks to hospitals with the potential to paralyze critical services and expose sensitive data. Explore ways we to prepare to face this threat.

10:00 – 10:45 AM

Conference Session Live Stream

Ensuring Resilient Communication Networks

LOCATION Westgate Level 1 Ballroom F

We need communications networks that can function in the face of disaster. Overloaded networks, infrastructure damage and security attacks are just a few examples of the potential roadblocks to first responders during a crisis. How can we ensure that we are ready when the next challenge arises?

10:45 – 11:00 AM

Conference Session Live Stream

The Unsung Heroes

LOCATION Westgate Level 1 Ballroom F

Natural disasters keep getting worse. We need new thinking, tools, and technology to help mitigate the effects of these life-threatening phenomena. Call for Code asks developers to harness their creativity and skills to make a real difference across global communities.

11:45 – 12:30 PM

Conference Session Live Stream

Emergency Preparedness

LOCATION Westgate Level 1 Ballroom F

Examining the phases of preparedness, response and recovery, learn how governments, agencies and first responders are using technology to enable the supply of basic human necessities and communication critical to the response and recovery from a disaster.

All CES conference sessions are seated on a first-come, first-served basis.
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