Luis Gonzalez, chief digital officer for Asia Pacific, GE Power Digital Solutions, explains how the power sector in Asia and globally can become more resource and cost-efficient through the adoption of digital technology.
Hong Kong's newly sworn-in Chief Executive Carrie Lam wants to turn the territory into a green finance and infrastructure hub. But while doing so will be a big win for Hong Kong, there are many challenges standing in Lam's way, say experts.
Bringing technology into industries like farming and waste collection in Asia is opening up opportunities for sustainable development. Here are three companies that are changing the world’s oldest and most necessary professions.
Leah Samberg –
Despite the global aim of ending hunger by 2030, the farming is becoming more risky and uncertain thanks to climate change. Connecting farmers to information and each other can help mitigate this, says research scientist Leah Samberg.
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Poor urban residents coming second-class commuters, having to pay to use park benches, and disclosing personal data without consent: To avoid such consequences of smart cities, governments have to think about ethics, say researchers.
Ana Lucia Moya –
The world is drowning in data—but if policymakers and planners learn how to harness its potential, it could solve major global challenges like poverty and climate change, says urban development expert Ana Lucía Moya.
NASA has used digital twin technology to simulate situations, solve problems and maintain systems. Can virtual models achieve the same for cities and mitigate the worst effects of climate change and urbanisation?
Lauren Carter, Director of Climate Finance Initiatives at BEYA Capital and Co-Founder of Finance the Future looks at how new technologies and financing techniques might change the way that action on climate action is funded.
The rise of robots is inevitable, but the associated grim predictions around job losses aren't. Asian Development Bank vice president Stephen Groff explains how countries can prepare for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
At the recent Technology + Sustainability: The Road to Smart Cities event, Singapore's public and private sector leaders gathered for a crystal-ball gazing session to answer one key question: Will technology deliver a better future for Singapore, and the world? And if so, how do we get there?