Innovating for Purpose "“ Technology’s Role in Sustainable Development
Submitted by GlobeScan
VMware and GlobeScan will be hosting an SDG Leadership Forum on Goal 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure) on 12th December 2018 to explore the critical role that technology innovation and digital infrastructure can play in achieving the United Nation’s ambitious 2030 goals.
This online, real-time, text-based discussion will explore why technology innovation and infrastructure are two of the most important requirements for global development. Participants will have the opportunity to actively contribute to the discussion and brainstorm ideas on how technology companies can target future innovation to help drive resilient and sustainable economic development.
This is a unique opportunity to contribute to the global dialogue on the role of technology in sustainable development and to make connections with experts and leading thinkers.
The SDG Leadership Forum will take place on Wednesday 12th December 2018 from 10.00am to 11.00am UK time.
Register to attend here and select SDG #9 to ensure you receive updates about this online event and details on how to access the live discussion on the day of the forum.
Participating guest contributors include:
Alok Anil, Entrepreneur, Big Innovation Labs
Simone Sala, International Advisor, Application of Digital Technologies for Sustainable Development
Marianne Bitar Karam, Country Director - Lebanon & Global Director of Operations MENA Region, Digital Opportunity Trust
Daniel Schmid, Chief Sustainability Officer, SAP
Peter Njuguna, ICT4D, Plan International Kenya
Anna Winters, Chief Executive Officer, AKROS
Holy Ranaivozanany, Head of Global CSR, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd
Rositsa Zaimova, Associate Partner, Dalberg Data Insights
Read more about the SDG Leadership Forum on Goal 9 here.
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GlobeScan is an insights and strategy consultancy, focused on building trusted leadership to create a better future.
Established in 1987, GlobeScan has offices in Cape Town, Hong Kong, London, Paris, San Francisco, São Paulo and Toronto, and is a signatory to the UN Global Compact and a Certified B Corporation.
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About the SDG Leadership Series
At GlobeScan, we believe that we need more leadership to inform, inspire and catalyze collective action across different sectors. In response to the challenges and to seize the opportunity that the SDGs present we have launched this SDG Leadership Series as our contribution to help scale engagement and foster more actions around the Global Goals to collectively bring us a step closer to operationalizing the SDGs by 2030.
This Forum is the fifth in a series of 17 open, online events with stakeholders across the world. Each Forum will focus on one SDG, connecting experts and opinion leaders to share ideas and actions for making progress on the SDGs.
Read more here: https://globescan.com/sdg-leadership-series/
GlobeScan is an insights and strategy consultancy, focused on helping our clients build long-term trusting relationships with their stakeholders. Offering a suite of specialist research and advisory services, we partner with business, NGOs and governmental organizations to meet strategic objectives across reputation, sustainability and purpose.
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