May 23, 2016
Earlier this month, our CEO Emily Tucker was able to join over 1,000 innovators, thought leaders and pros from the world of sustainability and financial and social impact at Sustainatopia in San Francisco from May 1- May 4. Our participation at Sustainatopia was in large part due to the fantastic support we receive from Qualcomm and its Wireless Reach Initiative.
During the multi–day conference, Emily took part in two panels. The first titled Sustainability and Transformative Technology: How Qualcomm Serves the Underserved via Public-Private Partnerships was moderated by Rebecca Iliff, Chief Strategy Officer of AirPR. Emily spoke about Wireless Reach’s collaboration with ourselves at TaroWorks. The second panel which Emily led was titled Impact Solutions for Life at the Bottom of the Pyramid + Emerging Markets. She was joined by Athena Fleisher, Nuru International, Greg Garrett, GAIN – Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, and Greg Rosen, Powerhive, and moderator Jim Chu, dloHaiti. The panellists discussed opportunities and challenges of working at the base of the pyramid. Emily, in particular, spoke about the importance of data to make real time decisions and achieve scale. In addition, members of the panel discussed the importance of a solid business case for solutions, ‘failing fast’ and iterating during the pilot stage, and perhaps most importantly, listening to the data to make improvements.
Overall, Sustainatopia provided us a great thought leadership platform and arena for us to share our experiences with a great group of like-minded individuals and organizations.
Did you attend Sustainatopia? What did you think?
Be sure to check back here in the coming month as we head to ICTforAg and ANDE’s Metrics from the Ground Up in Washington D.C.
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