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With Sara Moraca, Walid Al Saqqf, Valentino Megale, Ralph Chami, Edomondo Grassi and Cesare Varallo
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In an era when the SDGs (sustainable development goals) are mandatory targets for the survival of the planet, this course will teach you how disruptive technologies can make sustainability a growth driver for public and private organisations
New lessons will be added periodically
Millenium Development Goals
From MDGs to SDGs
Role of Technology in Sustainable Development
Essential technologies for development
Disruptive technology for sustainable development: what a role?
A short introduction starting from a human development perspective
Technology Innovation Process
The Impact Canvas
An example: Unilever’s Value Chain
The Sustainable Business Model Canvas: Strategy
The Sustainable Business Model Canvas: the company
Case history: Rebalance Earth – how the blockchain could help nature
Case histories: Rebalance Earth- a new economic paradigm
Blockchain again the food waste
Artificial intelligence and sustainability: an overview
Artificial intelligence and sustainability: Case history
Virtual reality and sustainability: an overview
Virtual reality and sustainability: case history
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With Sara Moraca, Walid Al Saqqf, Valentino Meegalo, Ralph Chami, Edomondo Grassi and Cesare Varallo
A biologist and science communicator, Sara works on environmental issues and technologies for sustainable development, collaborating with publications such as Wired and National Geographic, Oggi Scienza, La Stampa, and numerous companies in Europe and worldwide.
Walid Al Saqqf
Walid Al Saqqaf is the founder of Insureblocks the leading blockchain educational podcast and boutique consultancy firm that supports companies and industry metamorphose into digital natives. Walid started off in the corporate world at Barclays Corporate Banking in 1998. As a serial entrepreneur he has co-founded 5 start-ups of which one had a successful acquisition. His last corporate experience was as in-house entrepreneur and head of blockchain at the Lloyd’s specialist insurer, Beazley.
Digital health entrepreneur developing innovative solutions for wellbeing. Biologist, Ph.D. in Neuropharmacology with academic research experience in pharmacology, antitumoral drug development, molecular diagnostics, and biotech. Valentino is co-founder of Open BioMedical Initiative, and Softcare Studios, a digital health startup focused on improving patients’ therapy experience and optimizing hospital operations developing VR content and innovative tracking methods. Actively involved in education, and advisory initiatives to support smart and evidence-based applications of digital technologies to improve healthcare, social impact, and sustainability.
Ralph Chami is currently Assistant Director in the Institute for Capacity Development (ICD), International Monetary Fund, where he oversaw the development and implementation of the internal economics training program for all IMF economists as well as the revamping of the Institute’s external training program for officials from member countries. Most recently, he was Assistant Director and Division Chief in the Middle East and Central Asia Department. He is the recipient of the 2014 IMF Operational Excellence Award for his work on Libya. Previously, he was the Chief of the Regional Studies Division, where he oversaw regional surveillance of 32 countries in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia regions, and the production of the Regional Economic Outlook. Prior to that, he was the Chief of the Middle Eastern Division of the IMF Institute.
Edmondo Grassi is a Postdoc Fellow in General Sociology and teaches Sociology of Cultural and Communicative Processes, General and Health Sociology, Welfare and Social Policies and Sociology of Politics at the Department of Human Sciences and Promotion of Quality of Life of the San Raffaele Telematic University. He deals with ethical changes produced by the use of technologies, their contemporary social applications and their imaginative projections, communication, postmodern identity, gender, posthumanism and the thought of complexity.
Lawyer Cesare Varallo specialises in food law, food labelling and food regulatory law at international level. In 2013, he founded foodlawlatest.com and his own independent consultancy business for operators in the sector.
He is involved in numerous scientific activities related to food law and training at public, private and EU and international organisations. He regularly publishes in numerous Italian and foreign trade journals and since 2014 he has been EU Vice President of Inscatech, a US company pioneering the fight against food fraud and providing intelligence and forensic investigations to companies in the sector.
30 Lessons | On Demand
No, the course is entirely on-demand and consists of video-recorded lessons that can be accessed from any device and at any time from the students’ personal dashboard. However, online meetings are organized throughout the year (for members only) for Q&A sessions with speakers and experts in the field.
The speakers of the Disruptive Techonologies for Sustainable Development course are internationally renowned researchers, entrepreneurs, professionals and managers who have made sustainability their life’s mission. Their commitment has led them to become players in sustainable development with a strong vision for the future and a practical approach to achieving concrete goals.
In a post-pandemic ecosystem, building resilient and sustainable societies will be critical for the stability of our economies. There is a need to develop new business models where social and environmental impacts are taken into account throughout the value chain. Emerging technologies and innovations including artificial intelligence, blockchain, and virtual reality have given access to the unexpressed value of the resources we already possess and unlocked new opportunities.
No, the course has lifetime access.
Of course, once you have finished the course, you can download the School of Disruption certification, recognized by the Swiss Institute for Disruptive Innovation. The certificate can be attached to your CV or registered on LinkedIn.
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