Webcasts

 
Plenary Session

The Power of Big Data

BankUnited Center

Every day, we send over 11 billion text messages, view nearly 2.8 billion YouTube videos, and perform over five billion Google searches. Big data has fundamentally changed how individuals and institutions can address global challenges, from monitoring disease outbreaks to assessing student outcomes, from tracking climate change to predicting natural disasters. Yet 4.2 billion people have no Internet access, limiting the benefits of big data. Additionally, as the volume and complexity of big data grows, the need to ensure that the data remains transparent, reliable, and user-friendly—while protecting individuals’ privacy—is an increasing challenge. In this session, panelists will explore how CGI U commitment-makers can:

• Harness big data as a tool for addressing global challenges and scaling existing initiatives
• Expand access to big data for all

Remarks:

Hans Rosling, Professor of International Health and Edutainer, Karolinska Institute, Founder, Gapminder Foundation

Moderator:

Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation

Participants:

 
Christopher Barr, Director of Media Innovation, Knight Foundation
Diane Bryant, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Data Center Group, Intel Corporation
Brittany Wenger, Student and Founder, Cloud4Cancer

 

The Future of Energy

BankUnited Center

Current practices of energy production and consumption are both unsustainable and unequal. The United States alone makes up less than 5 percent of the global population but consumes over 20 percent of the world’s energy. Meanwhile, 1.3 billion people around the world do not have access to basic electricity services. Yet there is a wide range of innovative and scalable solutions emerging. Germany recently produced 74 percent of one afternoon’s power demand through renewable sources. In the developing world, off-grid renewable energy systems are providing remote and rural communities with the capacity to power homes, schools, and hospitals. From residential solar systems to large-scale wind farms, this session will explore how young entrepreneurs, in partnership with the private and public sectors, can:

• Effectively meet the rising demand for affordable renewable energy solutions while ensuring modern energy access for all
• Design and scale the next generation of low-carbon energy technologies
• Expand energy efficiency measures in existing buildings, vehicles, and industrial processes

Remarks:

President Bill Clinton, Founding Chairman, Clinton Global Initiative, 42nd President of the United States

Moderator:

Miriam Horn, Director, Special Projects, Environmental Defense Fund

Participants:

Donnel Baird, Chief Executive Officer, BlocPower
Jaime Lerner, Architect, Jaime Lerner Arquitetos Associados
Wanjira Mathai, Director, wPOWER: Women's Partnerships in Renewables
M. Sanjayan, Executive Vice President and Senior Scientist, Conservation International

 
Closing Plenary Session

Closing Conversation

BankUnited Center

Participants:

Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation
President Bill Clinton, Founding Chairman, Clinton Global Initiative, 42nd President of the United States
Hillary Rodham Clinton, Former U.S. Secretary of State and U.S. Senator from New York
Masha Alekhina, Member, Pussy Riot
Paul Farmer, Co-founder and Chief Strategist, Partners In Health, Kolokotrones University Professor, Harvard Medical School
Nadya Tolokonnikova, Member, Pussy Riot
Larry Wilmore, Host, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore