Tech Foresight 2040 - Meta-Motivations
Meta-Motivations – 11th June – 15:00 – 17.00 BST
It is now more obvious than ever that for humans to thrive we depend on the resilience of the planet. What can we do to ensure we keep our planetary resources for the next generation? How might we enable businesses that thrive on ethical purpose? In this session, we will explore new perspectives that encourage a holistic approach to interventions in food waste, ecosystem services and organisational ethics.
Rewilding our futures: How to improve nature and livelihoods
Dr Cristina Banks-Leite
Humans have already modified around 80% the planet’s land surface. While this has allowed us to house, feed and clothe an ever growing population, this extensive transformation is also driving the extinction of millions of species along with the ecosystem services they provide to us, such as pollination, pest control, clean water and carbon storage. Many believe that people’s needs are at odds with nature conservation, but Dr. Cristina Banks-Leite shows how we can preserve species, increase the provision of ecosystem services to local farmers, and have a minimal impact on the economy.
Sensors of everything: The invisible driver of the information age
Dr Firat Güder
An average smartphone can contain more than twenty inexpensive sensors. With the wide adoption of mobile computing platforms, such as smartphones, low-cost sensors have enabled unprecedented insights into how we live and interact with the world around us. As the cost to make these sensors reduces to almost nothing, they will appear in places we never imagined possible. Dr Firat Guder will share advances in new low-cost sensor technologies and explain how these might fuel a new data-driven revolution in health, sustainability, and productivity.
Ethical leadership: Leading in uncertain times
Professor Celia Moore
What does it mean to lead in an uncertain period? As we move through this pandemic crisis, what ethical challenges are leaders facing, and how can they manage them most effectively? Dr Professor Celia Moore will share why leading ethically has become increasingly critical to organisational success, the temptations that create obstacles to leading that way, and what it means to support your employees’ moral agency.