November 25th-26th, 2020

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

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ALFONSO ROMO GARZA

Head of the Office of the President of Mexico

MEET THE SPEAKERS

Global experts from the fields of AI, climate change, conservation, human rights, and social resilience will get together to explore how best to harness AI for the climate agenda.  

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LIC. MAURICIO VILA DOSAL

Governor of the State of Yucatan

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GEMMA SANTANA

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Vice President Global Government Affairs and Economic Adviser, Huawei Technologies

ANDREW WILLIAMSON
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Co-Founder of AI for Climate

CONSTANZA GÓMEZ-MONT
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CHRISTOPHER CORDOVA

Co-Founder and Director, AI for Climate

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FRÉDÉRIC GARCÍA

Advisor to the Chief of Staff to the President of Mexico;

Founder President of the Board of Advisors, AI for Climate

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BERNARDO CISNEROS BUENFIL

Secretary of Research, Innovation and Higher Education, Government of Yucatan

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SAYDA MELINA RODRÍGUEZ GÓMEZ

Secretary of Sustainable Development of Yucatan

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KATHY GREGOIRE

Executive Director at Pronatura Mexico, A.C.

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ROBERTO AVIÑA CARLIN

National Comissioner of Natural Protected Areas

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Director General for International Affairs, Science and Technology in Society (STS) Forum

YU SERIZAWA
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JESARELA LOPEZ

Director of Technical Coordination, INEGI

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MIGUEL RUIZ CABAÑAS IZQUIERDO

Director of SDG Initiative, ITESM

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GILDARDO SÁNCHEZ  ANTE

Director of Universidad Politécnica de Yucatán

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Director of Development at the Tec de Monterrey Systems

AGUSTÍN MANUEL PAULÍN HUTMACHER
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JOAQUÍN SALDAÑA

Director of Marketing and Strategy, Huawei

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XAVIER CHIAPPA CARRARA

Director of National School of Higher Education, UNAM

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RAINER RESSL

General Director of Geomatics, CONABIO

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SASHA LUCCIONI

Postdoctoral Researcher at MILA

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NUNO SIMOES 

Associate Professor, UMDI-SISAL, UNAM

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JONATHA MAZA

Founder, Institute for Democracy and Innovation

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ISABELLE PEETERS

Independent Financial Consultant

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EMMA SKY

Director of the Yale World Fellows Program and Cofounder of the Good Society Seminar

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DAVID CAMACHO

Director of Meteorological Services, Secretariat of National Defense, Mexico

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ENRIQUE FLORES MORADO

Vice Admiral, Secretariat of the Navy, Mexico

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JOSE ENRIQUE VALLARTA RODRIGUEZ

 Director-General of Penitentiary Policy and Development, Secretariat of Security and Citizen Protection, Mexico

Mountain View

Forum Program

Wednesday, 25th November, 2020

Microphone

Opening

9 AM 

Trees From Above

A broad view: The role of AI in the fight against Climate Change

9:50 AM 

Vervet Monkey

Lightning Talk

10:15 AM 

On the Laptop

Fireside Chat:

AI for conservation

and the fight against climate change

10:35 AM 

Conference

Fireside Chat: Importance of conservation around the world

11:15 AM 

Mexican Folk Dancers

Mexico in Virtual Reality

12:00 PM 

Thursday, 26th November, 2020

Microphone

A systemic view

9 AM 

Elephant in Wild

Lightning Talk

9:40 AM 

Image by Micheile Henderson

Investment in conservation

10 AM 

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The future is here. AI in the detection and quantification of biodiversity and ecological processes

10:40 AM 

Meeting

Fireside Chat:

International Cooperation

11:00 AM 

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Panel: National Security and Climate Change

11:30 AM 

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Climate change and the good society

12:10 PM 

Aerial Forest

Closing Ceremony

12:10 PM 

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. 

1

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

2

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

3

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

4

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

5

AI Maturity Model applied to Climate

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

6

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

7

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

8

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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