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.
Elizabeth is currently on a technology graduate scheme and undertaking a technical management placement within cyber security and technology innovation. She studied international relations and sustainability at the University of Southampton but has an avid interest in tech, innovation, inclusive design and the way it can shape modern society and assist our environment.