The convergence of technologies is transforming business and society and helping us achieve what sustainability is all about - radical efficiency on a moment by moment basis.
In this week's video interview, Joel Makower, executive editor of GreenBiz, talks about how data plays a vital role in our systems to map predictive behaviors that enable us to create "clean, green and smart" holistic systems.
Traditionally Makower's work has focused on how companies integrate environmental thinking with core business strategies. Connecting the dots of data, technology and sustainability, GreenBiz is now evolving its offerings through a series of conferences on VERGE, which seeks to examine how effectively data can allow businesses and society to track and effectively achieve the highest level of efficiency - toward achieving radical efficiency.
The needs of a system, however, change moment by moment, and these changes can be reflected by tens of thousands of data points on an hourly basis when looking at transportation, energy and urban infrastructure. However, while technology is fundamental to what we do and is a vital tool, it is not the solution.
By analyzing these data points, our application of technology and innovation can result in optimizing these solutions. As Makower states, "There is no techno fix to depletion, biodiversity and injustices. Technology is a tool that allows us to do better what we are already doing right."
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Joel Makower is chairman and executive editor of GreenBiz Group, the producer of GreenBiz.com, and the host of VERGE, a series of conferences where technology meets sustainability.