What is the role of data and digital solutions in helping fight climate change?
Climate change and environmental sustainability are rapidly rising priorities for business leaders. Increasingly it is being recognised that data and digital solutions will play a major role in our response to climate change. From increased cost savings and productivity to reducing product waste, technology can help us achieve a net-zero world.
Join NZTech’s Chair, Mitchell Pham for a discussion on the role of data and digital in environmental sustainability. Mitchell will be joined by international sustainability expert Jaime Nack, venture capital investor Jonty Kelt and Dr Ilan Oshri. The panel will explore global insights and share their views on scaling digital sustainability. Following the panel discussion an open discussion will be facilitated.
Date: Friday 14 October
Time: 2.00 – 5.00pm
Location: Room 325, level 3, The University of Auckland Business School, Sir Owen G Glenn Building, 12 Grafton Road, Auckland 1010
Event Type: Hybrid
Cost: Free for members
Please note, this is a members only event.
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Jaime Nack is the President of Three Squares Inc. (TSI) - an award-winning sustainability and ESG consulting firm. Having worked on all seven continents (including Antarctica), TSI is a global leader in developing and implementing sustainability strategies for complex, high profile projects involving governments, corporations, investors, and industry groups. TSI also delivers ESG advisory services at the board level and complete strategy services at the organizational level, guiding clients through industry disclosures and frameworks. TSI carries a robust client roster and has enjoyed working with organizations including ESPN, Honda, HP, Disney, LVMH, United Airlines, and more. In 2011, Nack was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. She also received an appointment under the Obama administration to serve on the National Women’s Business Council, an advisory council to the President and the federal government on economic issues of importance to women business owners. Nack speaks to audiences around the world about the business case for sustainability and its impact on the future of the global marketplace. She proudly serves as one of Vice President Al Gore’s presenters for The Climate Reality Project (trained in Nashville, Tennessee in 2010).
Jonty Kelt is the Founder of Fantail Ventures, a venture capital business investing in innovative early stage companies in the digital assets, fintech, data and analytics, and marketplace sectors. www.fantailventures.com
Jonty currently serves on the Advisory Boards of digital collectibles marketplace Ecomi/Veve; non-fungible artificial intelligence protocol Altered State Machines; urban logistics software provider Relay; commercial real estate company, Jasper; private credit technology company, Cadence; and financial data company, Valocity. He also serves as Chairman of the New Zealand Dementia Prevention Trust.
Previously, he helped lead the global commercial business of Palantir Technologies, the technology firm that uses data strategy and technologies to protect and grow government and commercial organizations. Prior to Palantir, Jonty worked in executive roles for Google and DoubleClick; co-founded digital marketing technology and e-commerce companies in the United Kingdom and USA and a media company in China. Early in his career, he helped establish Macquarie Bank in New Zealand.
Jonty holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Philosophy, Finance and Marketing from Otago University, New Zealand. He is also a graduate of Stanford University Law School’s Directors’ College and holds a Certificate in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors, London.
- Director - Centre of Digital Enterprise (CODE)
Dr. Ilan Oshri is the Director of the Centre of Digital Enterprise (CODE) at the University of Auckland Business School. Ilan held academic positions at Rotterdam School of Management and Loughborough University. His research interests revolve around IT outsourcing and offshoring, digital transformation, and digital sustainability. Ilan conducted research and advisory with global firms such as IBM, Tata Consultancy Services, Boston Consulting Group, KPMG, Accenture and many others. His work was published in leading international journals including, MIS Quarterly, Journal of Management of Information Systems, Journal of Association of Information Systems, European Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Information Technology, Journal of Strategic Information Systems and Information Systems Journal. Ilan also published in the Wall Street Journal and his work on outsourcing has appeared in The Financial Times, BusinessWeek and The Economist. Ilan is the author of "Offshoring Strategies: Evolving Captive Centers Models" (MIT Press, 2011, winner of ERIM Best Book Award), book series editor of Outsourcing and Offshoring (2013), and the co-author of "The Handbook of Global Outsourcing and Offshoring" (3rd Edition, Palgrave, 2015), and "Dynamic innovationin Outsourcing" (2018, Palgrave). He co-authored/co-edited 22 books including a book in Chinese on outsourcing and offshoring. Ilan is a regular speaker in international conferences, a contributor to leading professional outlets on technology and sourcing, and a keynote speaker in corporate events and seminars. He was the founder of the Research Centre for Global Sourcing and Services at Loughborough School of Business and the RSM Case Development Centre. Ilan is the co-founder of the Global Sourcing Conference in Europe and Asia-Pacific.