An Eco.Tech Talk

A Journey to
Sustainability

A Journey to Sustainability will spark conversation around our roles, as individuals and industries, in the Fifth Industrial Revolution. A new era of collaboration between technology and humanity, with the driving force to find an equilibrium between the wellbeing of our planet, and our own prosperity.

This first Eco.Tech Talk promises to be a collision of great minds, and wild ideas, hosted by Wayout International, and moderated by Richard Quest.

Join this online event to reimagine what a sustainable future looks like.

Thursday 15 April 2021  //  3pm CET  // 9am EST // 90min

#Event Moderator

Richard Quest

Richard Quest is a British journalist, who is perhaps best known for his infectious enthusiasm and CNN International slot, Quest Means Business. The charismatic reporter has sat down with the world’s most influential CEOs, interviewed world leaders and had a glimpse into the minds of the greatest innovators of our time.

And when business is done, it’s time for leisure. Quest’s World of Wonder is his wanderlust-inducing travel show that transports his audience to our planet’s most extraordinary destinations.

This balance between economics and a deep appreciation for the environment, makes Quest the perfect moderator of our first Eco.Tech Talk. A discussion that dives into the dawning Fifth Industrial Revolution, starting out on the journey of finding a balance between purpose and prosperity.

Event Moderator

Richard Quest

Richard Quest is a British journalist, who is perhaps best known for his infectious enthusiasm and CNN International slot, Quest Means Business. The charismatic reporter has sat down with the world’s most influential CEOs, interviewed world leaders and had a glimpse into the minds of the greatest innovators of our time.

And when business is done, it’s time for leisure. Quest’s World of Wonder is his wanderlust-inducing travel show that transports his audience to our planet’s most extraordinary destinations.

This balance between economics and a deep appreciation for the environment, makes Quest the perfect moderator of our first Eco.Tech Talk. A discussion that dives into the dawning Fifth Industrial Revolution, starting out on the journey of finding a balance between purpose and prosperity.

Dr. Daisy Owomugasho

Regional Director of The Hunger Project, East Africa.

Dr. Owomugasho is the Regional Director of The Hunger Project, East Africa. The NGO’s mission is to put an end to hunger by pioneering sustainable, gender equitable, community-led strategies and advocating for their widespread adoption throughout the world. Dr. Owomugasho has been consulted by organisations such as the UN and African Development Bank, and has been a part of major international conferences addressing women empowerment.

Åsa Tamsons

Senior Vice President at Ericsson

Åsa Tamsons is the Senior Vice President at Ericsson. As Head of Business Area Technologies and New Businesses, her team focuses on identifying, developing and scaling new businesses that support Ericsson´s customers, the mobile operators, by harnessing the potential of 5G, IoT and other future technologies.

Naza Alakija

Founder S.A.G.E. Innovation & Senior Advisor UNICEF

Naza Alakija is a humanitarian, philanthropist, climate action and global education advocate. Her work focuses on solutions which address the negative impact of climate change in low-income communities, as well as refugees and Internally Displaced Persons. Naza works with the likes of UNICEF on programs with ambitious goals, from connecting every young person in the world to the internet, to launching nanosatellites modelled by 20 girls from Kazakhstan into the upper atmosphere to collect data.Naza has also launched SAGE Innovation Centre to identify, mentor and fund climate-solution innovations developed by African and Middle Eastern SMEs.

Björn Öste

Co-Founder & CEO of Good Idea Drinks

Björn is known for 25 years of break-through business development, specifically in sustainable food tech. He is a disruptive force in the nutrition industry, and has the track record to prove it. He was part of the founding team of alternative milk brand, Oatly; and is the CEO of Good Idea Drinks, an innovative carbonated water which stabilises blood sugar level spikes after a meal.

Jeroen Harderwijk

Co-founder & CEO of Asilia Africa

Jeroen is the co-founder and CEO of Asilia Africa, an eco-tourism company in East Africa with over 800 employees that uses tourism as a force for good to protect ecologically and economically vulnerable areas. Jeroen’s commitment to responsible and sustainable tourism began with Kamitei, an NGO he co-founded over 20 years ago. The organisation is empowering children through education programmes which are owned by their own communities.

Dedo Baranshamaje

Director of Innovation - Segal Family Foundation & Obama Foundation

Dedo is the architect behind the Social Impact Incubator @Segal Family Foundation. An entity which has mastered the balance between doing good and private investment. To date, the incubator has aided 120 organisations in delivering long-term initiatives within communities across Africa and Central America. The programmes span everything from agriculture and environmental issues, to tech solutions.

Craig Smith

Marriott International Group President & Managing Director

Craig S. Smith is the Group President of the International Division at hospitality leader Marriott International. He oversees operations and development for 2,300+ hotels spanning more than 130 countries and territories outside of North America, as well as a workforce made up of hundreds of thousands of associates. His decades of industry experience and a life lived across 13 countries gives him a unique perspective on culture diversity, geopolitics and the global economic and environmental impact of businesses.

Dr. Daisy Owomugasho

Regional Director of The Hunger Project, East Africa

Dr. Owomugasho is the Regional Director of The Hunger Project, East Africa. The NGO’s mission is to put an end to hunger by pioneering sustainable, gender equitable, community-led strategies and advocating for their widespread adoption throughout the world. Dr. Owomugasho has been consulted by organisations such as the UN and African Development Bank, and has been a part of major international conferences addressing women empowerment.

Åsa Tamsons

Senior Vice President at Ericsson

Åsa Tamsons is the Senior Vice President at Ericsson. As Head of Business Area Technologies and New Businesses, her team focuses on identifying, developing and scaling new businesses that support Ericsson´s customers, the mobile operators, by harnessing the potential of 5G, IoT and other future technologies.

Naza Alakija

Founder S.A.G.E. Innovation & Senior Advisor UNICEF

Naza Alakija is a humanitarian, philanthropist, climate action and global education advocate. Her work focuses on solutions which address the negative impact of climate change in low-income communities, as well as refugees and Internally Displaced Persons. Naza works with the likes of UNICEF on programs with ambitious goals, from connecting every young person in the world to the internet, to launching nanosatellites modelled by 20 girls from Kazakhstan into the upper atmosphere to collect data.Naza has also launched SAGE Innovation Centre to identify, mentor and fund climate-solution innovations developed by African and Middle Eastern SMEs.

Björn Öste

Co-Founder & CEO of Good Idea Drinks

Björn is known for 25 years of break-through business development, specifically in sustainable food tech. He is a disruptive force in the nutrition industry, and has the track record to prove it. He was part of the founding team of alternative milk brand, Oatly; and is the CEO of Good Idea Drinks, an innovative carbonated water which stabilises blood sugar level spikes after a meal.

Jeroen Harderwijk

Co-founder & CEO of Asilia Africa

Jeroen is the co-founder and CEO of Asilia Africa, an eco-tourism company in East Africa with over 800 employees that uses tourism as a force for good to protect ecologically and economically vulnerable areas. Jeroen’s commitment to responsible and sustainable tourism began with Kamitei, an NGO he co-founded over 20 years ago. The organisation is empowering children through education programmes which are owned by their own communities.

Dedo Baranshamaje

Director of Innovation - Segal Family Foundation & Obama Foundation

Dedo is the architect behind the Social Impact Incubator @Segal Family Foundation. An entity which has mastered the balance between doing good and private investment. To date, the incubator has aided 120 organisations in delivering long-term initiatives within communities across Africa and Central America. The programmes span everything from agriculture and environmental issues, to tech solutions.

Craig Smith

Marriott International Group President & Managing Director

Craig S. Smith is the Group President of the International Division at hospitality leader Marriott International. He oversees operations and development for 2,300+ hotels spanning more than 130 countries and territories outside of North America, as well as a workforce made up of hundreds of thousands of associates. His decades of industry experience and a life lived across 13 countries gives him a unique perspective on culture diversity, geopolitics and the global economic and environmental impact of businesses.

The topic of this Eco.Tech Talk

The Fifth Industrial
Revolution

We’re in the throws of a shift into a new era. One which will see humanity and technology collaborate closely. Humans will take the lead, with critical thinking and ethics as our guiding principles. Prosperity will no longer be the only measure of success for individuals and industries. Social responsibility and our environment will be elevated to become equally important. Join this session to learn more about what’s to come.

The topic of this Eco.Tech Talk

The Fifth Industrial
Revolution

We’re in the throws of a shift into a new era. One which will see humanity and technology collaborate closely. Humans will take the lead, with critical thinking and ethics as our guiding principles. Prosperity will no longer be the only measure of success for individuals and industries. Social responsibility and our environment will be elevated to become equally important. Join this session to learn more about what’s to come.

Hosted By

Wayout International

Wayout International is an innovation company established to play a leading role in the world’s transition to a sustainable future. Our mission is to re-terraform earth by returning the control and profit of food and beverage production to local contexts. We believe that by combining the power of technology with the conscience of humankind, we can step into an era of purpose that wins hearts, and creates prosperity for all.  

For any further information contact us at info@wayoutintl.com or visit our website www.wayoutintl.com

Hosted By

Wayout International

Wayout International is an innovation company established to play a leading role in the world’s transition to a sustainable future. Our mission is to re-terraform earth by returning the control and profit of food and beverage production to local contexts. We believe that by combining the power of technology with the conscience of humankind, we can step into an era of purpose that wins hearts, and creates prosperity for all.  

For any further information contact us at info@wayoutintl.com or visit our website www.wayoutintl.com