CGIAR Big Data in Agriculture Convention
Sep
19
to Sep 21

CGIAR Big Data in Agriculture Convention

  • International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT ) (map)
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Every year we gather together our community of scientists, researchers, technologists, development experts, policy analysts, donors, advocates, change agents, last mile implementers, and many others to a convention at the intersection of big data and agriculture.

Our goal is simple: embracing big data approaches to solve agricultural development problems faster, better and at greater scale than ever before.

Please join us!

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CGI/NYAS Webinar: Innovations in Supply Chain Traceability
Jun
20
12:00pm12:00pm

CGI/NYAS Webinar: Innovations in Supply Chain Traceability

According to the UN Global Compact, corporations rank supply chain practices as the biggest challenge to improving their sustainability performance because of the scale and complexity of global supply chains. The opacity of these multi-layered systems and the lack of direct control over suppliers further down the chain make it extremely difficult for companies to monitor and ensure compliance with high environmental, health and safety standards, and respect for labor and human rights in their operations. 

Supply chain traceability – the process of mapping a product or component’s path from raw material to finished good – is therefore critical to identify and manage social and environmental risks along the supply chain, and advance sustainability goals. This webinar will convene innovative thinkers in supply chain traceability who are using cutting-edge technology and data analytic solutions to create greater transparency in global supply chains.

Speakers

§  Leonardo Bonanni, CEO and Founder, Sourcemap

§  Natasha Franck, CEO and Founder, Etology

§  James A. Hayward, Chairman, President, and CEO, Applied DNA Sciences

§  Moderator: Jennifer L. Costley, PhD, Director, Physical Sciences, Sustainability & Engineering, The New York Academy of Sciences

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Jun
8
2:00pm 2:00pm

Green Electronics Council Catalyst Award Ceremony at CES Asia

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SOURCEMAP, XEROX WIN THE 2017 GEC CATALYST AWARDS

 

Unveiled at CES Asia, the winners were recognized for innovation in supply-chain sustainability. LG Electronics, Cisco and a Vodafone/Good World Solutions collaboration were selected as Honorees.

SHANGHAI, CHINA – June 8, 2017 – The Green Electronics Council (GEC) announced at CES Asia today that Xerox Corporation, a global document solutions, technologies and services corporation, and Sourcemap, Inc., the supply chain transparency company, won its 2017 GEC Catalyst Awards. GEC’s annual Catalyst Awards seek to inspire innovation in the design, manufacture and use of electronics to advance global sustainability.

GEC’s Catalyst Awards honor sustainability achievements in two categories. The “Catalyzing Impact at Scale” award recognizes the large-scale impact leading corporations can have when changing the design, manufacture and intended use of their products. GEC’s “Catalyzing Disruptive Innovation” award recognizes cutting-edge technologies that raise sustainability to a whole new level.

Xerox won the Catalyzing Impact at Scale Award for a global reverse supply-chain initiative that methodically analyzes ROI for remanufacture, refurbish, parts reuse, recycle, and broker sales. Sourcemap won the Catalyzing Disruptive Innovation Award for its supply-chain transparency community that ensures the sustainability of supply chains down to the raw material.

“The negative environmental and social impacts resulting from complex global supply chains are among the greatest challenges currently facing the IT industry,” said Nancy Gillis, CEO of the Green Electronics Council. “We congratulate this year’s Winners, Honorees, and Finalists for demonstrating ways to address this challenge and exhibiting sustainable supply chain leadership and innovation.”

An independent, expert Judging Committee selected the top Catalyst Award Winners and, for the first time, recognized three special Honorees. LG Electronics and Cisco Systems were each named “Catalyzing Impact at Scale” Honorees. A collaboration between Vodafone and Good World Solutions was selected as a “Catalyzing Disruptive Innovation” Honoree.

Xerox has long been recognized as an industry leader in end-of-life management, and over the past few years Xerox has optimized the global reverse logistics system to further enable a sustainable supply chain. The optimization utilizes a centralized control system, which calculates the value associated with sending a product through one of five potential processes, then selects the process that will create the greatest value. Through this optimized system and process improvements, Xerox has realized millions of dollars in cost benefit, achieved significant greenhouse gas savings and enabled numerous social sustainability benefits.

Sourcemap’s Supply Chain Transparency Community is a powerful new approach to providing industry-wide assurance of sustainability and compliance across the extended supply chain. It works through a shared repository of pre-competitive information on suppliers’ social and environmental performance fed by real-time data from a supplier social network, independently verified by machine learning algorithms and independent auditors. For the first time brands can achieve continuous supply chain assurance at low cost, while suppliers benefit from visibility and actionable benchmarks to help achieve best-in-class performance.

The five Finalists for the 2017 GEC Catalyst Awards were the Chinese Environmental United Certification CenterKaiser PermanentePacific Gas and Electric Companytoxnot PBC, and Umicore.

The Judging Committee for the 2017 Catalyst Awards included Walter Alcorn, Vice President, Environmental Affairs and Industry Sustainability at the Consumer Technology Association; Michael Massetti, Executive Partner, Supply Chain at Gartner; Karen Pollard, Environmental Protection Specialist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Steve Rochlin, Americas Co-Manager at the Global E-Sustainability Initiative; Joel Sutherland, President of Envoy Inc.; and Matthew Swibel, Director, Corporate Sustainability at Lockheed Martin Corporation.

GEC announced the winners at CES Asia in Shanghai, China as an official program partner of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). Past GEC Catalyst Awards winners include PuzzlePhone, AMD, and Dell, Inc.

The 2018 Catalyst Awards theme will be announced later this year.

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Sustainability of Ethical Fashion in Our Brave New World
Apr
5
6:30pm 6:30pm

Sustainability of Ethical Fashion in Our Brave New World

  • 24 West 12th Street New York, NY, 10011 United States (map)
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Join us for a discussion moderated by Simone Cipriani, founder of the Ethical Fashion Initiative (United Nations & World Trade Organization), and six leaders at the forefront of ethical and sustainable fashion across the world:

  • OSKAR METSAVAHT, artist, fashion designer, and founder of Osklen
  • ZOLAYKHA SHERZAD, humanitarian artist and founder/director of Kabul-based Zarif Designs
  • ANDREW ONDREJCAK, creative director, theatre director, and artist
  • MOLLY YESTADT, fashion designer and founder of Yestadt Millinery
  • VALERIYA SAFRONOVA, fashion columnist for The New York Times
  • LEONARDO AMERIGO BONANNI, founder & CEO of Sourcemap

Dialogues in Languages and Humanities is a new initiative from the NYUSPS Division of Language and Humanities. The Dialogues' mission is to host events that engage the NYU community and public in provocative conversations on timely and meaningful topics that link the liberal arts, language, and international education.

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Industry Leader Network
Jan
31
9:45am 9:45am

Industry Leader Network

  • 2825 Sand Hill Road Menlo Park, CA, 94025 United States (map)
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The only way you survive is you continuously transform into something else. It’s this idea of continuous transformation that makes you an innovation company.
— Ginni Rometty

Join us at UBS' Industry Leader Network in Palo Alto January 29-31. Sourcemap CEO Leonardo Bonanni will be speaking on Tuesday morning.

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2016 MIT Consumer Dynamics Conference
Dec
7
to Dec 8

2016 MIT Consumer Dynamics Conference

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (map)
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Today’s consumers want to know more about the goods they purchase and where they come from than ever before. Concerns over issues like fair trade and sustainability are driving many companies, from fledgling startups to industry mainstays, toward radical transparency around sourcing, yet this move isn’t just about brand management. Case studies from the apparel, food, and electronics industries reveal the benefits of better visualization and greater transparency for the whole supply chain, because you can’t improve what you can’t see — but it can still cost you.

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Sourcemap selected for the SAWIT Challenge
Nov
17
to Nov 18

Sourcemap selected for the SAWIT Challenge

  • World Resources Institute in Jakarta (map)
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Nine innovators with breakthrough solutions to help Indonesia’s smallholder farmers produce sustainable palm oil have been chosen out of a pool of more than 70 international applicants to pitch their ideas to leaders in business, forest conservation, international development and government. Hailing from Indonesia, the United States, the Netherlands and Singapore, the SAWIT Challenge finalists will present their proposals to organizations including Bank Mandiri, Golden Agri Resources, Cargill, KEHATI, Mondelez, and World Resources Institute in Jakarta November 17 and 18.

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'Understanding Supply Chain Water Risk' Webinar
Oct
5
1:00pm 1:00pm

'Understanding Supply Chain Water Risk' Webinar

Our next webinar 'Understanding Supply Chain Water Risk' will be held on Wednesday October 5th at 1pm Eastern US time.

Supply Chains consume tremendous amounts of water, yet the most water-stressed aspects are often hidden from view. We'll look at how water risk information can be overlaid on the supply chain map to assign a weighted risk to each link in a global supply chain to assign a risk score based on purchasing leverage. 

Regester here.

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Data Mining Mining Data: the Challenge Behind Supply Chain Data
Apr
13
6:00pm 6:00pm

Data Mining Mining Data: the Challenge Behind Supply Chain Data

The Boston Data Mining meetup focuses on making data mining accessible to everyone. It aims to be inclusive to all regardless if you are a beginner or expert in statistical modeling, machine learning, data mining, or any of the analytics (business, predictive, etc). Our talks will focus on the practical side of data mining and analytics by showing attendees how to perform data modeling in a variety of modeling environments, both graphical (e.g. Rapidminer) and text-based (R, Python, Julia, etc.)

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Supply Chain Mapping 101 [Live Webinar]
Mar
30
1:00pm 1:00pm

Supply Chain Mapping 101 [Live Webinar]

If you've heard of supply chain mapping and you aren't quite sure how it's done, or just want to see it in action, this live webinar is your chance. 'Supply Chain Mapping 101' is being held on March 30th at 1pm New York Time. During the 15-minute presentation we're going to show you:

  1. What a supply chain map looks like 
  2. How to format data for supply chain mapping
  3. Some of the best metrics and KPI's to use for monitoring performance

Our webinar will show live examples of supply chain maps from several industries, including consumer packaged goods (CPG), automotive, and electronics. The presentation will be followed by a 15-minute chat Q&A. To register for the webinar click here:

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MIT Supply Chain Crossroads
Mar
23
9:00am 9:00am

MIT Supply Chain Crossroads

Crossroads is where you will discover how emerging innovations in fields such as automation, energy generation, education, and materials science intersect with supply chain management (SCM). The event brings together experts from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the world's foremost center for technological innovation, and the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics, the global leader in supply chain education and research, to offer a truly unique learning opportunity.

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MIT Asia Business Conference 2016
Mar
5
9:00am 9:00am

MIT Asia Business Conference 2016

The 6th MIT Asia Business Conference - "Decoding The Business Landscape in Asia" - will provide in-depth insights with diverse and dynamic group of speakers and panelists from government, academia and industry. Our guest speakers include Ambassador Oh Joon (President of UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)), Prof. Robert C. Merton (Nobel Laureate in Economic Science), and top executives (Rakuten, GrabTaxi, Giti Tire, Yamaha, 500 Startup, Mckinsey Greater China etc.) from 8+ countries. 

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Pioneer Mode
Nov
13
to Nov 14

Pioneer Mode

  • Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelator (map)
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As stakeholders in the fashion industry, we recognize the need to transform fashion’s current systems into a stronger, healthier form of community and enterprise. By bringing together representatives from design, technology and business we aim to collect perspectives, identify key issues, and uncover potential solutions to get the results we want and need. But we can’t and don’t want to do it alone.

We want YOU to get into Pioneer Mode by exploring the future of fashion alongside innovators and thought-leaders across industries. We invite you to put your ideas into action, find your people, and make a change.

The frontier is just ahead.

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30th Anniversary SCIP International Conference & Exhibition
May
11
to May 14

30th Anniversary SCIP International Conference & Exhibition

  • ATLANTA MARRIOTT MARQUIS (map)
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GAME CHANGERS: EXPLORING INNOVATIVE INTELLIGENCE SCIP GAME CHANGERS include not only people that push boundaries, but tools and strategies that test our vision for the future. Join us as we EXPLORE Intelligence Skillsets necessary to build a Future Force of individuals that will take the next big steps forward for your company.

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BIG DATA FEST 2015
Mar
28
9:00am 9:00am

BIG DATA FEST 2015

Big Data Fest
March 28, 2015; 11 am – 5 pm
Find out how data is relevant to the lives of New Yorkers at this event featuring interactive experiences focused on data literacy and data gathering and visualization. Visitors can watch live data streams, build data sensors, explore neighborhood-specific data and historical data, enjoy live performances and more. This event is being offered in connection with the 6th Annual CompleNet Conference. Free with NYSCI admission.

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