The programme, promoted by the Ministry of Economy and Business and Mobile World Capital Barcelona, will bring together experts such as F. Javier Doblas (Barcelona Supercomputing Center), co-author of the latest UN report on climate change

Barcelona, 5 December 2019.- On 13 December, Digital Future Society the initiative promoted by the Ministry of Economy and Business and Mobile World Capital Barcelona (MWCapital), will take part at the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 that is being held in Madrid. It will specifically bring together different experts on climate and technology so they may analyse how to apply emerging digital transformation solutions to the climate emergency.

The Secretary of State for Digital Advancement, Francisco Polo, will open the session at 11.30 am in the Spain Pavilion (Blue Zone) and set out the main challenges posed and opportunities yielded for sustainability by new technological trends such as 5G, THE Internet of Things and Cloud Computing. It will involve technologists such as Francisco Javier Doblas Reyes, Director of the Earth Sciences Department at Barcelona Supercomputing Center – Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS) and co-author of the latest UN report on climate change; Victoria Alonso Pérez, founder and CEO of Chipsafer and appointed by the UN as a Young Leader for the UN Sustainable Development Goals; and Alma Cardenas, Director of the AI for Earth, environmental sustainability programme at Microsoft, the purpose of which is to work on Artificial Intelligence as a necessary tool for tackling and mitigating climate change.

The debate, which will explore how to use technology to maximise positive impacts in critical climate challenges, will be chaired by the CEO and co-founder of KO Insights, Kathleen Marie O’Neill, known as the “Tech Humanist” for championing digital transformation and human-centric technology.