The conference will investigate macro and micro economic solutions to sustainable business and highlight trailblazing municipalities. Disruptive business leaders, entrepreneurs and government officials will gather to discuss market-based solutions to some of the world’s most pressing social and environmental challenges. Key themes will include: resiliency of smart cities, supply chain innovation through technology and the future of the circular economy.
Registration & Breakfast | 8:30 a.m.
Welcoming Remarks | 9:15 a.m. | Michael Coren, Reporter, Quartz
Opening Remarks on Smart Cities | 9:30 a.m. | Mayor Kasim Reed, City of Atlanta
Trailblazing Municipalities: Applying Technology to Solve Society’s Environmental Challenges of Tomorrow | 9:50 a.m. | Michael Allegretti, Director of Policy, Rubicon Global | Dr. Jeannette Garcia, IBM Research, IBM Smart Cities | Dr. Varun Sivaram, Fellow and Acting Director, Council on Foreign Relations; Strategic Advisor, Office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
Break | 10:40 a.m.
The New Circular Economy and the Role of Business in Society | 11:00 a.m. | Joe Madden, Co-founder & CEO, EOS Climate | Kim Rumph, President, CHEP North America | Elizabeth V. Sturcken, Managing Partner, Environmental Defense Fund | Michael Coren, Moderator
Disruptive Technology Companies Changing the World for Good | 11:50 a.m. | Matt Eggers, Vice President, Yardi Energy | Nicole Systrom, Founder, Activation Energy | Dr. Varun Sivaram, Moderator
Closing Remarks | 12:15 p.m. | Nate Morris, Founder & CEO, Rubicon Global
Networking Lunch | 12:30 p.m.
For full conference information, please visit: https://igel.wharton.upenn.edu/2016-rubicon-global-conference/