CW Unplugged: Tech for Water
24th Sep 2019, 3:30pm
Brought to you by CW (Cambridge Wireless)
This is the final event as part of the 2019 CW Unplugged: Tech for the Environment series. CW are proud to be making our contribution to work towards the Sustainable Development Goals through our events and partnerships with companies that will help deliver the 2030 Global Goals Agenda.
In partnership with Arm, UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP – WCMC) and WILDLABS, we’re hosting CW Unplugged: Tech for Water an event that explores innovative technologies contributing to tackling water pollution in developing and emerging economies.
Bringing together impact investors, designers, engineers, we’ll help create solutions to specific challenges currently faced by start yup ventues working on Tech for Water.
To ensure we have the right group of people attending this exclusive event we would like to invite you to register your interest by clicking ‘reserve a place‘ and we will reply back to confirm your suitability (within a week).
Series Sponsor Arm
Arm technology is at the heart of a computing and connectivity revolution that is transforming the way people live and businesses operate. Our advanced, energy-efficient processor designs have enabled intelligent computing in more than 125 billion chips. Over 70 percent of the world’s population are using Arm technology, which is securely powering products from the sensor to the smartphone to the supercomputer. Arm is committed to ensuring our work helps meet the United Nations Global Goals. Through our international partner ecosystem and philanthropic collaborations, we’re enabling technology to deliver the 2030 Global Goals agenda.
Series Partner UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre
UNEP-WCMC confronts the challenges faced by our world’s biodiversity.
Event Partner WILDLABS
WILDLABS is the first global, open online community dedicated to conservation technology. With seed funding from tech sector giants Arm and Google.org, the United for Wildlife partners launched the WILDLABS community platform in 2015 to encourage and enable more open sharing of information about the use of technology to fight against illegal wildlife trade and the myriad other pressing issues facing our planet. The mission of WILDLABS is to resolve conservation issues through technology. WILDLABS aims to build and support an active cross-sector community of conservationists and technology experts who use the WILDLABS online platform to: Share information to increase transparency and reduce replication of effort Ask and answer questions to share best practice, to increase efficiency and effectiveness of technology deployment to address conservation challenges Collaborate to improve existing technologies or develop new technologies that address identified conservation needs The problems faced by our planet and the challenges facing conservation cannot be solved by any one sector working in silos. To find solutions will need new voices and new approaches. Together, we can build the solutions needed. Learn more: www.wildlabs.net
Sponsored by u-blox UK
As a global leader in wireless communication and positioning, our products and services are used by billions of people every day. And with this great power comes great responsibility, which is why we are always looking for ways to ensure that every part of our operations is run as sustainably as possible. We take great care to maintain a sustainable business model that looks after the interests of our customers, shareholders, the environment and the communities we operate in. Underpinning this aim are our five pillars of corporate social responsibility.
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Arrival, registration and networking
CW Unplugged Introduction: Abhi Naha, CCO, CW
Setting the scene
Technology for a healthy ocean: Dr Lauren Weatherdon, Senior Programme Officer, UN nvironment World Conservation Monitoring Centre
WILDLABS startup 1
WILDLABS startup 2
Intro to the Ideation workshop facilitators
Join us in the atrium for food, drink & networking
Abhi Naha – CCO,
Abhi has a long heritage with CW having previously founded the CW Handset Special Interest Group (SIG) in 2008, now called Future Devices. Prior to CW, Abhi studied Electronics and Electrical Engineering, has a MBA in International Marketing and, interestingly, was approached by Cambridge University Press (alongside a colleague at the time) to write a book on Mobile Handset Design which was successfully launched in New Delhi. Abhi was the CEO and Founder of Zone V a Cambridge start up backed by Qualcomm and ARM focused on empowering people with aging eyes and visually impaired through inclusively designed smartphones. He held senior management roles at Powermat and Silicon Valley mobile touchscreen technology provider, Synaptics and advisory roles for Goldman Sachs and Silver Lake in the area of mobile user interface technologies. Abhi created and is leading the CW Unplugged programmes in alignment with the UN SDG’s goals of creating Impact Innovators and the ‘Hive’ programmes a new form of co creating and co innovation in digital connectivity with some largest global brands in the world. Abhi is a senior advisor to an autonomous vehicle mobility and smart city infrastructure scale up Conigital and Industry Partner for Arjun Infrastructure Partners AIP with 2 Billion Euros of assets under management for Infrastructure Investment.
Lauren Weatherdon – Senior Programme Officer,
Lauren manages a range of projects that focus on life in the ocean and the services they provide. As part of her role, she leads the development of digital knowledge products that help increase access to ocean biodiversity and spatial data. She has a background in geography, fisheries science, and communications, and is passionate about creating tools and products that bring the best data and information to decision makers around the world.