30.09.2021

Technology and Data Are Key to Save the Environment

Can technology and data fight climate change? The answer is an unequivocal YES! They must. Come experience how artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), data analytics, cloud, 5G and IoT are being used to save the rainforests, protect the Great Barrier Reef, and drastically reduce the U.K.’s carbon footprint.

Every two seconds, an area of rainforests the size of a football field is destroyed. Deforestation accounts for 10% of all carbon emissions, making it a massive contributor to global warming, with up to 90% of deforestation attributed to illegal logging. Come see how Rainforest Connection and Hitachi are using AI and ML to analyze eco-acoustic data to predict and prevent illegal logging in rainforests.

The Great Barrier Reef in Australia is one of the seven natural wonders of the world, and it is one of the world’s most biologically diverse ecosystems. Come hear how a local banana farmer from North Queensland is using data-driven IoT technology from Hitachi to build a sustainable farming operation, so they can do their part to preserve this natural wonder.

Modern transport systems have made our global natural wonders accessible to so many. But, as one of the biggest contributors to climate change emissions, the transport sector now needs to decarbonise to protect the natural world it has made so accessible. Learn how we are using data and technology to help the mass transport transformation towards electric vehicles, and supporting a sustainable world for all.

Presenters:

  • Gajen Kandiah, Chief Executive Officer, Hitachi Vantara
  • Topher White, CEO & Founder, Rainforest Connection & representatives from Sumatra
  • Ian Cameron, Head of Innovation, UK Power Networks
  • Gavin Devaney, Managing Director, Bartle Frere Bananas