Do You Care: How AI Accelerates Sustainable Investment in Cities

Presented by

Ed Sewell, CEO and Founder, Velocity AI

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The idea of a “smart city” has grown from a novel idea into an innovative way to solve many environmental, social and governance (ESG) problems around the world. During this webinar, we will discuss how AI can help accelerate return on investment (ROI) in ESG investments. We will also examine use cases that have enabled diverse stakeholders to create value for customers. Research has shown, a common barrier to solving problems linked to sustainability is a lack of private sector funding. Funding is needed to invest in critical infrastructure and care for basic human needs everyone has in common - for example - access to clean energy, healthcare and housing to name a few. To that end, private sector collaboration in smart city initiatives require a simple, market - based approach with incentives aligned to profitability. This is the clear path to achieve our shared goal of sustainability, global scale and impact. Takeaways: - Reasons for investors to care about ESG issues - How to use AI to accelerate return on investment (ROI) - Examination of smart city use cases that create value for stakeholders About the presenter: Ed is regarded as a pioneer in the field of AI as well as a thought leader in global growth market development. Velocity AI is a venture studio that help clients design innovative ways to accelerate returns for smart city and ESG investors. His team’s focus is designing intelligent ecosystems to create innovative business models that generate billions of dollars in revenue for customers. Ed is on the board of advisors for the Voice Summit sponsored by Amazon Alexa and Google. He is also a member of the NVIDIA Inception community for founders creating revolutionary AI companies. Ed is the Founder of the Mobile Health ID Initiative which was launched to provide access to healthcare for mothers & newborns in emerging markets. Ed was also the founder and chief architect of Virtual DNA - a global cybersecurity innovation firm.

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