September 15, 2020
Let us introduce you to our first four KEYNOTE SPEAKERS!
Kotchakorn Voorakhom, CEO and Founder of LANDPROCESS / Porous City Network is a landscape architect from Thailand who works on building productive green public spaces that tackle climate change in urban dense areas and climate-vulnerable communities. Kotchakorn suffered herself the consequences of the worst flooding in Thailand in 2011 and in response she set out to populate Bangkok with climate-resilient green spaces as buffers against the annual tempests.
But her practices are far from being relevant for Bangkok only. As she points out, “the pandemic has made it clear that we need more public green spaces to make better public health for our people and cities, to make the city a safe home, not the place for tourists, or for a business machine”. If you are interested to learn more about Kotchakorn’s views on why concrete cities need to increase urban biodiversity, join us during her speech on “Climate adaptation design for water resilient city” that she will deliver on 2nd November.
Volker Buscher is Arup’s Chief Data Officer and is responsible for developing the data solutions to support Arup wide automation, services and products. He is also Course Director of Arup University masters level course in Smart Cities, Data Analytics, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.
At BEYOND 2020 online conference Volker will talk about “Data driven transformation in real estate as a means towards enhanced sustainability”. As he states, “user experiences and decision making is moving from small and fragmented data, to data at scale. Will this unlock creativity and drive competitive advantage in real estate?”. Join us online on 3rd November to hear what his take on the matter is.
Chrisna Du Plessis is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Architecture, and Chair of the School for the Built Environment at University of Pretoria, South Africa. She has more than 20 years’ experience in sustainable human settlement development, both as practitioner and as researcher. Her current research concentrates on resilience and regenerative development.
Chrisna believes that ”discussing new trends and innovations is critical for improving and even transcending current sustainability strategies to respond to large scale systemic and paradigmatic changes”. Don’t miss her insight on “Sustainability trends, innovations and developments in the global built environment” that she will share in her keynote speech on 3rd November.
Last but not least: Robin Teigland.
Robin is Professor of Strategy, Management of Digitalization, in the Entrepreneurship and Strategy Division at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. Robin is well-known for delivering her speeches with a lot of passion and energy, a great prerequisite to talk about the key question of how innovation can help the sustainable transition in the built environment.
As she describes it, “today’s technologies and processes are not sufficient to meet Sweden’s sustainability goals. To reduce climate impact, we must explore how we can boost innovation through leveraging and integrating emerging technologies in the built environment”. If you are curious to learn more about Robin’s insights on the matter, join us and listen to her speech “Supporting sustainable transformation through boosting innovation in the built environment” on 3rd November.
We look forward to meeting you at BEYOND 2020 online conference.
/BEYOND 2020 Organising Committee