Although technology has helped connect people to environmental issues, it is also a huge contributor to these very issues. In a world where the internet outputs the fourth highest CO2 output after America, China and India, is there anything we as technologists can do to ensure the next decade of connected products, web based services and blockchain technologies could help us create sustainable and equitable futures. This panel will take us through the current issues around technology and sustainability whilst providing insights into how product design, development methodologies and new technologies can combine to create an alternative that doesn’t destroy the planet.
Dawn has worked in the tech sector with governments, consultancies and international organisations for the past five years. She is currently Partnerships Manager at the Wellcome Trust Data Labs, looking at how to bring AI and data science to the health sector.