MEET & GREET
8:00 – 9:00
9:00 – 9:30
Artificial Intelligence for Positive Change
09:30 – 10:30
From Urban Computing through Optimization of Healthcare, Sustainable Economic Growth Policies or Public Welfare, to Wildlife Security, this panel will immerse into the recent advances in AI and expose their impact on societal change.
✔︎ Urban Computing & Urban Planning for more effective Transportation, Communication, and Distribution Networks strategies
✔︎ AI and the Sustainable Management of Ecosystems
✔︎ Measuring, Monitoring & Implementing Large Scale National Health, Environmental, and Commercial Policies (with Little Cost)
✔︎ Modeling Human Behavior for the Protection of Wildlife
Fintech & Blockchain: Hype or Real Promise of Inclusion
10:30 – 11:30
Blockchain technology is now billed as the magic potion that can cure all current societal and financial ailments. Whether it’s set to curb global warming, eradicate hunger and poverty or bring financial inclusion to all those left behind, no problem is so insoluble that it can’t be overcome by the blockchain. This panel will try to separate the wheat from the chaff and review experiences that demonstrate the validity of such assertions.
✔︎ Blockchain & Fintech: The Realistic and the Delusional; What Technology Can and Cannot Do.
✔︎ A Review of Blockchain-for-Financial-Inclusion-Related Strategies from the Major Global Banking Institutions
✔︎ Cryptocurrency to Leverage Trade: What Benefits for Developing Countries?
✔︎ Blockchain and Social Responsibility: Examples of Corporate Reactions to Blockchain and Fintech
Technology and Life Extension: Longer Life for a Better World?
11:30 – 12:30
The instinct to survive and beat natural selection is probably the strongest of all human instincts. Long secluded in the realm of fantasy, utopia, and even quackery, new technological developments and scientific approaches to ageing seem to be the promise of an era of a dream come true. Hence, the question now is not IF science and technology can beat time but WHEN will they be able to. The real question remains to know whether longer lives for some make for a better world for all.
✔︎ Immortality or Just Better Life, Robotics and Chips to Overcome Debilitating Diseases
✔︎ Eternal Life for the Affluent or Better Life for All
✔︎ Medtech: From Cure to Care
High Level Networking Lunch*
*Required SIGEF VIP Executive or SIGEF Executive Delegate tickets or Private Nominative Invitation
12:30 – 13:30
SDGs: Opening New Roads for Sustainability
13:30 – 14:30
Do all roads lead to sustainability? Sooner or later, humanity will have to admit the necessity to think and design its future in terms of measurable sustainability, as well as to end the confusion between the means (economic growth) and ends (human development), or risk turning sustainability into an empty word. As the meaning of “development” is changing, new standardized social and environmental indicators of wealth and progress need to be adopted, taking into account the costs and benefits of a potentially improved quality of life for all.
✔︎ Social Dimension of Sustainability: Common Agenda and Adapted Priorities
✔︎ Infrastructure or Mindframes: Which Comes First, the Egg or the Chicken?
✔︎ Financing Transition in the Developing Countries
✔︎ How to Best Communicate on Progress Made
Fatima Ayed Al-Rashidi
President, Humanists Without Borders
Imad C. Bouchiha
CEO, Mediterranean Institute of International Experts
Founder, Philanthropic Impact
Yaye Soukeyna Toure
President & CEO Twins Group Dakar Senegal