"The world contains an unimaginably vast amount of digital information which is getting ever vaster ever more rapidly. This makes it possible to do many things that previously could not be done. . ." — The Economist
Every day vast amounts of useful data are collected from diverse sources ranging from energy meters to internet traffic. While these data sets are too large and complex to process using traditional database management tools or processing applications, there is a growing market of products and companies that collect, store, and translate these data. Many now see the potential to harness big data to achieve environmental objectives, such as increasing energy efficiency, selecting the most effective sustainability investments, and reducing agricultural losses and pesticide overuse.
This half-day conference will include panel discussions on the applications and implications of big data for corporate environmental management, including a focus on traceability and food. Keynote speakers and panelists will include prominent corporate decision-makers, data scientists, practicing lawyers, academics and nongovernmental organization leaders. The conference will be open to the public and is being developed in conjunction with ELI’s Corporate Program, which seeks to foster environmental leadership in the business community. The conference will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Omni Shoreham hotel in Washington, DC. It will be followed by the ELI-Keare Forum, which this year will focus on agriculture, and by ELI’s annual award dinner honoring the Hon. George Schultz and Tom Steyer.
Open to the public; RSVP by Oct 16th.