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Building Technology for Tomorrow’s Climate

Building Technology for Tomorrow’s Climate
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Adapting to climate change is critical, and to do it, we’ll need technology on our side. Join us for a conversation about innovative technology that’s helping us adapt to environmental changes, reduce climate risk, and prepare today’s people for tomorrow’s climate. This event will be hosted on BlueJeans. You will receive the livestream link after you RSVP. For any questions please email: events@alley.com

Meet The Panelists:
Cynthia Slowik
Cynthia Slowik
Innovation Manager
Verizon 5G Labs

Cynthia Slowik is an Innovation Manager for the 5G Lab in NYC. She’s responsible for live virtual event programming, innovation workshops, and supporting co-creation initiatives across the NYC and Verizon innovation ecosystem. Most recently she executed an event series partnership with WXR to highlight relevant XR topics in a variety of virtual platforms. Notable work achievements from producing NYCxDESIGN, New York City’s official Design ‘Week’ and an active mentor for several highly-regarded tech accelerators such as Barclay's Accelerator, powered by Techstars and hardware tech Futureworks incubator programs.


Avery Bang
Avery Bang
CEO
Bridges to Prosperity

Avery Bang is the President and CEO of Bridges to Prosperity (B2P),  a social enterprise that provides isolated communities with access to essential health care, education, and economic opportunities by building footbridges over impassable rivers. Under her leadership, B2P has connected over one million people around the world, while being recognized as one of the top 10 social enterprises in the world by Classy.


Avery was named one of ENR’s Newsmakers; was selected as one of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) top ten engineers under 30 and later received the prestigious ASCE President’s Medal. She was featured in the IMAX film Dream Big and has spoken on stages ranging from TED to the UN. She has been recognized with the coveted Mulago Foundation Rainer Arnhold Fellowship and the GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group) Social Impact Fellowship and is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), Aspen chapter.

Avery is a Distinguished Alumni of The University of Iowa, where she completed degrees in Studio Art and Civil Engineering, and The University of Colorado at Boulder where she completed a MSc in Geotechnical Engineering. She earned an MBA from The University of Oxford, where she was nominated by her peers as a graduation speaker and was the Managing Director of the Oxford Seed Fund, and she received an honorary doctorate degree from Clarkson University.


Atishay Abbhi
Atishay Abbhi
Disaster Management Specialist
The World Bank

Since 2015, Atishay has been working at the cross-roads of fragility, conflict, climate and disaster risk at the World Bank. From the droughts in Somalia and Malawi to the conflict in North-East Nigeria, Atishay supported the Bank’s crisis response in Africa until 2017, before transitioning to South Asia as a Young Professional. Since then he has been supporting the Bank’s Climate change and disaster risk management efforts in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Maldives, with a strong focus on building climate resilience. He also worked with the FCV unit on the agenda of operationalizing FCV at WBG. Atishay also works on mainstreaming use of disruptive technologies for resilience. Prior to joining the Bank, Atishay worked at the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Jeffrey Schweitzer
Jeffrey Schweitzer
5G/MEC Solutions Architect
Verizon

As the 5G/MEC Solutions Architect for Verizon, supporting the global product and service portfolio, Mr. Schweitzer works one-on-one with senior executives, business leaders and technical experts to develop highly integrated end-to-end solutions that enable business transformation. His current focus on Public Sector strategy centers on solving complex problems in less conventional manners while using a combination of existing and emerging capabilities.

Through collaboration with strategic customers, partners and key alliances, as well as the innovation arms throughout the Verizon organization, Mr. Schweitzer works to anticipate the future needs of the global marketplace. This open, thought provoking and creativity inspiring approach to partnership ensures Verizon continues to increase its ability to provide tangible customer value with smarter solutions, fast and precise delivery, combined with world class service and support.



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Verizon 5G Labs

Verizon 5G Labs

Verizon's 5G Labs works with startups, academia and enterprise teams to build a 5G-powered world. We work on 5G trials, hackathons, industry partnerships, prototyping challenges and more.

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