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  • May 31, 2019

    ITU Montbrilliant Building

    ECO SPRINT: AI FOR GOOD

    The Eco Sprint is a bold approach to innovation that focuses on actionable ideas for positive environmental change. This workshop brings together a diverse group of people, from scientists to entrepreneurs to brands and policy makers, to THINK, SOLVE, FIND and AMPLIFY solutions for critical environmental challenges. Join fellow conference attendees to unpack current global challenges, identify new possible futures and retrocast back to today through the lenses of Socio-Cultural, Technological, Economic, Environmental and Political factors for positive change. The Eco Sprint mission is to develop solutions that can be fostered, implemented, invested in or amplified to create tangible action.

    Hosts & Speakers

    Robert Suarez
    Chief Solutions Officer, EQ.eco

    Robert Suarez is the Chief Solutions Officer at EQ where he nurtures and develops innovative solutions that drive positive impact for the planet. After spending two decades working in Design and Innovation for large corporations, startups and impact partners, Robert knows what truly drives innovative ideas into market - understanding the needs and behaviors of people, systems and planet, leveraging emerging technologies and applying the right business models to scale new solutions.

    Robert Suarez
    Chief Solutions Officer, EQ.eco
    Neil Sahota
    Business Guru, Master Inventor, Tech Coast Angel

    Neil Sahota (萨冠军) is an IBM Master Inventor, United Nations (UN) Artificial Intelligence (AI) subject matter expert, and Professor at UC Irvine. With 20+ years of business experience, he works with clients and business partners to create next generation products/solutions powered by AI. His work experience spans multiple industries including legal services, healthcare, life sciences, retail, travel and transportation, energy and utilities, automotive, telecommunications, media/communication, and government.

    Neil Sahota
    Business Guru, Master Inventor, Tech Coast Angel
    Scott Sandland
    Founder & CEO, Cyrano.ai

    Scott Sandland is a highly sought out practitioner for medical and dental applications of hypnosis. He has risen to a level of expertise that has attracted the attention of hospitals, private practice doctors and drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers. His success has lead to a position on the board of directors for the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association and a chapter presidency for the International Association of Counselors and Therapists.

    Scott Sandland
    Founder & CEO, Cyrano.ai
    Amanda Joy Ravenhill
    Executive Director, Buckminster Fuller Institute

    Amanda Joy Ravenhill is Executive Director of the Buckminster Fuller Institute and an active member of the international community focused on addressing imminent global challenges. She previously held the role of Co-Founder and Executive Director of Project Drawdown, a comprehensive plan to reverse global warming. She also serves as advisor to the Center for Carbon Removal and is a member of the steering committee for the Nexus Global Regenerative Culture Working Group. Other positions she has held include lecturer at Presidio Graduate School, teaching the Principles of Sustainable Management course; co-founder of The Hero Hatchery, a climate activist fellowship program; Business Partnership Coordinator at 350.org; and Americorp Sustainable Communities and Education Fellow. Ravenhill is driven by her experience living and working internationally as well as her enthusiasm to integrate art and science. She lectures and speaks publicly on such wide-ranging topics as biochar, regenerative design, carbon drawdown strategies, mindfulness, and systems thinking.

    Amanda Joy Ravenhill
    Executive Director, Buckminster Fuller Institute
    John Crawford
    Intermedia Artist, Performance Director

    John Crawford is an intermedia artist, performance director, technology developer and
    projection designer. He uses computers and video to create rich immersive
    environments for live performance, gallery exhibitions and public art installations. His
    research and creative work centers on artistic projects dedicated to providing diverse
    communities with engaging and meaningful opportunities for embodied interaction
    through advanced media technologies. He originated the Active Space concept in 1994
    for the intermedia software framework upon which these projects are built, and which he has continued to evolve and develop for over twenty-five years.

    John Crawford
    Intermedia Artist, Performance Director
    Stephen Ibraki
    Futurist, Serial Entrepreneur, Executive Chairman, Investor, Venture Capitalist

    Stephen Ibaraki, Chairman and Founding Managing General Partner REDDS Capital, Founder ITU ACM XPRIZE AI for Good Global Summit. Globally unique with Chairman, Founder, Board roles in: Business/finance, successful Entrepreneurship, no.1 global Science orgs, UN innovation progs, top Industry-orgs/think tanks, no.1 Summits (acronym BE-SUNIS). 100+ global engagements guiding $10+ Trillion in sustainable investments.

    Stephen Ibraki
    Futurist, Serial Entrepreneur, Executive Chairman, Investor, Venture Capitalist

    Agenda

    EQ's Future-Forward Innovation Protocol

    Meet the Solutionists: Introductions and Inspiration from Industry Experts
    Planet Empathy Platform: A collaborative media workshop experience

    1: FRAMING: What’s the actual challenge you are trying to solve
    2: STEEP CURRENT: Identify the current challenges in all STEEP areas
    3: STEEP IDEAL: Project IDEAL future opportunity areas
    4: IDEATE AROUND THE IDEAL: Multiple rounds of brainstorming around challenge areas
    4B: DEFINE and REFINE Prioritize and Vote up biggest ideas to define
    5: RETROCASTING: Cast back from the future state to identify the next necessary steps for getting there

    Share Back: Hear from teams as they share ideas and opportunities

    Past & Present Solutionists

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