Session Stage 1
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Web-based Augmented Reality, or WebAR, has unlocked the use of AR for brands by removing the need to download an app. In this talk, Tom Emrich, VP of Product at 8th Wall, the leading WebAR development platform, will talk on the massive opportunity of web-based augmented reality including a look at the technology, major use cases and commercial case studies which showcase how browser-based AR is helping brands realize ROI today.
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
The framework for personal health and biological data ownership needs re-thinking. Absent laws that allow us to own data (there are no such laws) we may need to be creative in how we approach data. A sustainability framework may help us.
The healthcare industry is overflowing in data that is heavily fragmented across the healthcare ecosystem, which impacts the efficient delivery of healthcare services and research for all stakeholders - patients, providers, pharmaceuticals, insurance.
Blockchain has the potential to solve these inefficiencies as it enables solutions with increased security, trust, and traceability required to manage highly sensitive data. The promise of blockchain to transform healthcare has led to growing global interest with some estimates projecting revenue in the global healthcare blockchain market to be $1.4 Billion USD by the end of 2024
Innovation in clinical research is now more important than ever. How can we leverage new technology to accelerate clinical trials and ultimately bring more treatments to patients sooner? AI has the power to enable smaller, more efficient trials that produce reliable, robust evidence. Digital Twins, or AI-generated predicted outcomes, can be incorporated into trials to decrease enrollment requirements, speed timelines, and facilitate more informed decisions about treatment efficacy. Join Unlearn Founder and CEO, Charles Fisher, PhD, for a discussion around the potential for AI to transform healthcare and cutting edge approaches like Digital Twins that will drive innovation in clinical research.
Providing patients with choice will enable them to feel more confident and empowered to manage their health. In order to do this, focus should be placed on letting patients access their health data and share this with whom they choose to. They should also be able to interact with a clinician in a format of their choosing - be that telephone, video call or face to face. COVID-19 has accelerated these processes and is welcoming in a new dawn of how we deliver healthcare remotely and internationally.
The Covid Pandemic has changed travel forever. But what does the new traveller look like and how are great companies innovating and adapting to the new world of travel.
Thursday, August 19, 2021
Wildfires are creating up to 20% of global CO2 emissions and destroy the world's largest carbon sink and home of 3/4 of all biodiversity on earth. Since the vast majority of wildfires are human-induced, we need to look at technical solutions to prevent them.
The construction sector is the largest polluter in the world. 40% of CO2 emissions are accounted to this sector. This sessions explores the opportunities which arise from solving one of the largest challenges to tackle the climate crisis. Come with us on the journey to explore opportunities on the intersection of technology, innovation and sustainability.
Founder & CEO of Pavegen, Laurence Kemball-Cook, will talk through his vision alongside his company, to become the digital layer in future cities and improve the world through the power of a human footstep.
The global food supply chain is being transformed by climate change while utilities face increased client demand for affordable, reliable energy and water supplies. From growers to processors to shippers to retail, the food chain consumes 30% of global energy and 75% of global water supplies. The food industry is also grappling with severe labor shortages, aging infrastructure, stringent water regulations, unpredictable weather due to climate change, difficulty integrating renewable energy solutions, and customer demand for sustainable food supplies.
Wexus (Water-Energy Nexus) + Sweetsense is a comprehensive IoT software + hardware platform connected to the cloud via utility smart meters, billing systems and proprietary, easy-to-install IoT sensors in the field with global, low-cost microsatellite data for deployment in remote areas.
The Wexus + Sweetsense platform drives energy + drought resilience via:
• Software platform: Fully digitized company/energy/water data; continuous, automated monitoring of assets+ equipment in the field with geolocation, automated reports, real time predictive AI alerts, remote controls, efficiency tracking, upfront cost + energy savings , solar PV ROI
• Hardware platform: Global remote connectivity via microsatellites, 1/4th the cost of cellular data + 1/10th the installation time of competitors, first mover advantage by +2 years
• Bundled financing to cover equipment/infrastructure upgrades that boost topline revenue + net operating income while optimizing energy + water usage