Can Technology Power the Shift to Sustainability?

Can Technology Power the Shift to Sustainability?

Ulrika Mann

Ulrika Mann,

The world stands at the brink of an enormous shift, a vital leap towards sustainability, efficiency and increased responsibility. Can technology help us accelerate the necessary adjustment to long-term sustainability? 

As a global company, with experience from a multitude of enterprise projects connected to innovation, efficiency and emerging technologies, we would now like to utilize our platform to explore the ongoing transition. In a series of four, we will thus embark on a “Technology for Good journey” together with invited tech and business experts. Of course, we hope that you will join us!

First, we start with artificial intelligence. During this first session Snapshot Breakfast: AI for Good, we have invited three profiled specialists: 

Fortum: A Strategy with AI – Cutting Costs, Saving Climate 
How do you handle +10,000 measurement points – from a single power plant – to reach a new level of maintenance, operations and long-term optimization for sustainability and economy? 2.5 years ago, Per Edoff, Chief Digital Officer at Fortum, initiated the transformation project “Team strategy IT & digitalization”, using tools like AI, IoT and RPA. Today, the control, economy, and data gathering linked to systems and facilities, run completely differently and digital intelligence continues to be the guiding light.

Quantified Planet: AI for the Planet – Donated Data Driving Extended Human Intelligence
How can we meet the accelerating environmental changes and handle an increasingly pressured biodiversity, food production and urban life? AI and large-scale data analysis can play a crucial role in powering the development towards sustainable solutions. Maja Brisvall is CEO and founder at Quantified Planet, a Swedish non-profit initiative focusing on AI, analytics and human extended intelligence in the service of sustainability. Already in active collaboration with international companies, the initiative explores streaming of real-time data, data donated from companies/the public, smart apps for mass-aggregation of environmental data, among other things.

Center for the Future of Work: 5 Trends from Davos 
Ben Pring is Director of Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work. He recently participated in the World Economic Forum in Davos, the melting pot for politicians, business and other leaders wanting to shape our agendas of tomorrow. Among other things, he hosted a seminar with Reuters to discuss what happens with the work force as AI, robotics and automation are gaining speed. At the Snapshot Breakfast, he will reflect on current trends, and technology as a lever to a more sustainable world.

Read more and register for Cognizant Snapshot: AI for Good here.