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US Rio+2.0: Bridging Connection Technologies and Sustainable Development

U.S. State Department

Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 2:00 PM - Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 3:00 PM (PST)

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Concept: A three day gathering at Stanford University of global policy-makers, practitioners, and innovators on the use of connection technologies (SMS, mobile, web, etc.) to advance sustainable development solutions in the fields of health, the environment, agriculture, and sustainable economic growth. We will explore existing and proposed technologies and the opportunities as well as attributes of the innovation culture, and the role of governments and civil society in fostering broader innovation. The event will be interactive, combining talks and panels with audience participation through breakout sessions and a final “unconference” session.

 

Outcome: We will create linkages between the technology and sustainability communities, examining present and prospective utilization of connection technologies for development purposes. Participants will be asked to define “innovation challenges” for how connection technology can help advance cross-cutting sustainable development problems, with outcomes to be presented at the Rio+20 United Nations Sustainable Development Conference, June 4-6, 2012. We will identify best practices and success factors for promoting sustainability innovation in industrialized and developing countries.

 

 

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 Thursday, February 2, 2012:


Speed Geeking at Demo Alley

 Graduate School of Business, Stanford University Oberndorf Event Center


2:00-3:00pm                      Registration

3:00-5:00pm                      Demo Alley Speed Geeking


Fast-Paced Demonstrations: Participants will rotate among 10 simultaneous presentations of connection technologies currently in use with applications that support sustainable development solutions. Presentations will occur every 5 minutes; each group will view a total of 10 presentations (see list of groups below).


 

5:00pm-7pm                      Evening Networking Reception at Stanford University

 

 


 Friday, February 3, 2012:


Connection Technologies & Sustainable Development –

The Challenges and Opportunities

Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Cemex Auditorium


8:00am-8:40am               Coffee

8:40am - 8:45am               Introductory Remarks by Garth Saloner, Dean of the           

                                             Stanford Graduate School of Business

8:45am-9:00am                 Welcome
                                             Dr. Kerri-Ann Jones, Assistant Secretary of State
                                             Bureau of OES, U.S. State Department

 

9:00am-9:30am                 Opening Keynote Address:
                                             Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (invited)

9:30am-10:00am               Plenary Remarks:
                                             Tim O’Reilly (confirmed)

                                             Founder and CEO, O’Reilly Media

 

10:00am-10:30am           Coffee and Networking

 

10:30am-11:30am              The Innovation Culture:

                                              Four Entrepreneurs’ Perspectives
                                              Moderator: Alec Ross (invited), Senior Advisor for

                                              Innovation, U.S. State Department

Speakers:

  • Vinny Lingham (confirmed), Founder and CEO at Yola
  • Vinita Gupta (con.) Founder, Chair Digital Link/Quick Eagle Networks
  • Giacomo Marini (invited), Founder, Chair Noventi
  • Gina Bianchini (confirmed), Co-Founder and CEO at Mightybell

 

11:30am-12:30pm               Framing the Challenges:

How Can ConnectionTechnologies Support Sustainable Development?

  • 11:30am-11:45am -  Health – Eric Dishman (tentative), Digital Health at Intel
  • 11:45am-12:00pm - Environment - TBD
  • 12:00pm-12:15pm - AgricultureDr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator USAID
  • 12:15pm-12:30pm - Sustainable Economic GrowthCarl Schramm (invited), President, Kauffman Foundation

12:30pm-1:45pm                Lunch (Venue: Community Court)

 

1:45pm-2:45pm                    Developing Country Perspectives:

The Impact of Connection Technologies on Sustainable Development & Financing Considerations
                                              

                                                Moderator: Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google (confirmed)

                                                Bitange Ndemo,

                                                Permanent Secretary for ICT, Government of Kenya, (invited)
                                                Usama Fayyad, Founder, Oasis 500 (confirmed)

 

2:45pm-3:45pm                    Breakouts I (advanced sign up)
                                                Facilitated Breakout Sessions in

                                                Four Verticals & One Cross Cutting Challenge

Goal: Elaborate challenges for sustainable development from different global perspectives. Explore potential innovation and connection technology solution.

  • Big Data/Cross cutting
  • Health 
  • Environment
  • Agriculture
  • Sustainable economic growth

 

3:45pm-4:15pm                  Coffee break and Networking

 

4:15pm-5:15pm                    Breakouts II  (all participants to switch groups)
                                               continued: Facilitated Breakout Sessions in
                                               Four Verticals & One Cross Cutting Challenge


Goal: Elaborate challenges for sustainable development from different global perspectives. Explore potential innovation and connection technology solution.

  • Big Data/Cross cutting         
  • Health
  • Environment
  • Agriculture
  • Sustainable economic growth

     

5:15pm-5:30pm                         Board buses for NASA Ames

 

6:00pm-8:00pm                         Conference Reception

                                                     NASA  Ames Research Center
                                                     Hyperwall Demonstration
                                                     Mountain View, CA

 

 


 Saturday, February 4, 2012:



Interactive Working Session – The UnConference
Stanford University, Graduate School of Business, Cemex Auditorium and Oberndorf Event Center



8:30am-9:00am                   Welcoming Coffee


9:00am-9:15am                     Opening Remarks

                                                                  Condoleezza Rice, Hoover Institution (invited)

9:15am-9:30am                     Plenary Remarks
                                                 Facilitator Gary Bolles, CEO Xigi
                                                 “Welcome to the UnConference (Bar Camp)”
                                                  Information on how to participate

 

9:30am-9:45am                     Conferees develop themes and suggest sessions

 

9:45am-12:30pm                  UnConference sessions:
                                                Track I: Technology Challenges
                                                Track II: Non-challenge discussions

 

12:30pm-1:30pm                Lunch (Venue: Community Court)

 

1:30pm-2:30pm                    Summation of Key Themes:
                                                Results of the Conference and the Road to Rio+20

 

2:30pm-3:00pm                     Closing Keynote
                                                Biz Stone (invited), Co-Founder, Twitter

 

 

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Stanford University Graduate School of Business
655 Knight Way
Stanford, CA 94305

Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 2:00 PM - Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 3:00 PM (PST)


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