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November 25-26, 2020

 Merida, Yucatan (Mexico) and Online (via Zoom)

Mountain View

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Lightning talks

To kick off the Global Forum 2020 activities, we carried out a series of Lightning Talks, 30-minute presentations with experts in the fields of AI, Conservation, Climate Change, and other topics.

 

These sessions took place online from September 18 to November 6. Relive these sessions below and subscribe to our newsletter to become a part of our knowledge community. 

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The use of technology to protect our oceans

For this webinar, our special guest is Melissa Garvey, Global Director of Ocean Protection at The Nature Conservancy.

Melissa is an experienced conservation leader, responsible for developing and executing strategies, managing teams, and ensuring results to address the world’s most pressing challenges to people and nature. Check out the recording below

Language of the talk: English

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Use of Technology to promote sustainable tourism in protected natural areas

For this webinar, our special guest is Mauricio Martínez Miramontes, Partnership Coordinator of La Mano del Mono / Model Market Ready. 

Through his 20 years of experience in nature tourism, living education, and conservation, he and his team created the model Market Ready, an international tool to create certainty in nature tourism destinations with the objective of helping to consolidate local endeavors. Check out the recording below

Language of the talk: Spanish

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Use of technology for the conservation of nature reserves

For this webinar, our special guest is Bernardo Cisneros, Minister of Innovation, Investigation, and Superior Education of the State of Yucatán; who is also part of the board of advisors of the AI for Climate Initiative. Check out the recording below.

Language of the talk: Spanish

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AI Maturity Model applied to Climate

For this webinar, our special guest is Sylvain Carle, Senior Director at Second Muse. 

He talked about investing in AI ventures and how Climate Tech is becoming an opportunity for investors around the world. Check out the recording below.

Language of the talk: English

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The use of technology to understand the effects of climate change

For this webinar, our special guest is Tom Landry, Senior Advisor, Partnership and Business Development at the Montreal Computer Research Center (CRIM).

His Lightning Talk focused on the projects that CRIM has developed with a focus on Climate Tech and Conservation. Check out the recording below.

Language of the talk: English

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Tecnología y Conservación

For this webinar, our special guest was Ana Gargollo, Climate Change Specialist at Pronatura México, A.C.

She shared with us the efforts that Pronatura México, A.C. carries out to make the most out of technology to preserve Mexico's natural habitats and their people. Check out the recording below.

Language of the talk: Spanish

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AI for Earth

For this webinar, Bonnie Lei, Head of Global Strategic Partnerships at AI for Earth, a Microsoft initiative that focuses on empowering organizations to tackle Climate challenges through open source tools and infrastructure was our special guest. 

Check out the recording below.

Language of the talk: English

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Innovation that matters: ClimateTech"

 

Jenny Lawton, innovation, and technology expert showcased how innovation is essential for improving technological conservation efforts. 

Check out the recording below

Language of the talk: English

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