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Tech for Global Goals: The World’s Largest To-Do List

Track Overview

As we adjust to the ‘new normal’ of a post-COVID world, how can we link recovery to long-term sustainability and resilience; ensuring that we rebuild our environment, processes and products more efficiently – and more equitably – than before? The pandemic has exposed and exacerbated deep inequalities in our global society, and shown clearly the links between nature, human health, economy and social fragility. In this track, we invite you to hear from global social impact players, such as UNICEF and how they are using technology to design solutions to tackle some of the world’s most pressing problems, to build a better future that ensures no one is left behind.

Track Highlights

Technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, augmented reality and neural networks can create immense positive impact on the world. Join technologists, international organizations and developers to understand how technology can tackle the world’s biggest challenges and help achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Keynote Presentation from Greg Bowman, Associate Professor at Washington University on Citizen Scientists and COVID-19

Technical Sessions on Detecting COVID-19 in X-ray Images to Predicting the Spread of the Virus and How Technology Can Help Build a Better World Post COVID-19

Panel Discussion on How Arm and UNICEF Partner and Connect Young People to the Benefits of Technology

Networking, Office Hours with Speakers and Experts, Resource Libraries and More

Hear from Thought Leaders Using Technology to Achieve the Global Goals

How can you contribute to life-saving research without getting a Ph.D.? See how teams of volunteers are sharing unused computing power to help find cures for COVID-19, Alzheimer’s, cancer and many other diseases.

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Simon Segars

Simon has driven technical and business innovations to help transform the company into the leading architect of the most pervasive compute technology the world has ever seen.

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Simon Segars
Chief Executive Officer, Arm

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Greg Bowman

Greg Bowman and his lab are focused on harnessing protein dynamics to design new therapeutics and understand/predict the effects of genetic variations.

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Greg Bowman
Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics at Washington University and Director of Folding@home

Technical Sessions and Panel Discussions

Conservation Technology

Conservation technology aims to protect species habitats and the planet. Sensors, tracking and computing tools are now key to assessing biodiversity and supporting efficient interventions. This technical session will share information about Wildlabs, Field Kit and Arribada Initiative, and you can discover technology-enabled solutions to some of the biggest conservation challenges facing the world.

From Concept to Scale:
Arm and UNICEF, Connecting Young
People to the Benefits of Technology

Connecting young innovators to 21st-century digital skills at the African Drone and Data Academy; communities to life saving flood modelling data in Malawi; governments, innovators and business to open source digital solutions; and connecting every school to the internet through GIGA. We will tell the story of our partnership journey – connecting young people to the benefits of technology.

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