Plenary 1: Transforming How Companies Operate in a New Carbon Economy: Industry Leading Innovation


Omni Shoreham January 8, 2019 9:30 am - 10:15 am

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Grace Bochenek
Elizabeth R. Cantwell
Bob Dixon
Kevin Etter
Rohan Patel

The fragile balance of opportunities and challenges the world faces in the race to curb the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events requires new cradle-to-grave approaches to carbon management by leaders in industry, academia and government.  This plenary, led by Arizona State University, will feature how Tesla, UPS, and Siemens are preparing for an economy that must treat carbon very differently to move the world and its infrastructure (including natural, cyber, social and built) on a forward looking path that anticipates a dynamic climate and markets.   Each company will address how they are investing in research and approaches to innovation to transform their operations, business practices and supply chains, and engage with customers to address carbon utilization across their business enterprises.