06 Feb '12, 6pm

Diversity, Innovation and Sustainability at Rio+2.0

Diversity, Innovation and Sustainability at Rio+2.0

After just the first full day of the Rio+2.0 conference at Stanford U, but already it's been worth it ... for ideas, information, new contacts, and especially inspiration. My first encounter with other attendees was awaiting the shuttle to the Stanford campus. The other two women were from the USDA and from an international NGO, kicking off the sub theme of partnership between government, civil society and private industry right from the start. My dinner discussion on Big Data's role in sustainable development (topics included analyses of groundwater as well as water acquisition in India, climate change and adaptation, healthcare, pandemic prediction, challenges from acquisition of data, politics, and cultural barriers) added a good dose of academia to the mix. Diversity spawns innovation, and not only do the participants come from every sector (I won't say "attendees" as ...

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