Using technology to help solve humanity `s global grand challenges


Using technology to help solve humanity's global grand challenges

Mitesh Soni, London Ambassador, Singularity University, describes how “Eco Sprints” can break large challenges down into actionable sprints. Richard Peers ask Mitesh how this builds on SustainableFinance.Live workshops to assist in delivering solutions into production.

Solving Global Grand Challenges with High Performance Data Analytics 2022-02-24

IEEE Mysore Subsection in association with IEEE Bangalore Section, IEEE Information Theory Society (ITS) Bangalore Chapter, and IEEE Circuits and Systems (CAS) Society Bangalore Chapter is organized the third Webinar on “Solving Global Grand Challenges with High Performance Data Analytics” on 24.02.2022 @ 7.00 PM IST.

Dr. David A. Bader
Distinguished Professor
Director, Institute for Data Science
New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA

Solving Humanity’s Grand Challenges w/ Peter H. Diamandis, MD, & Anousheh Ansari – #FII6 – Day 2

“Solving Humanity’s Grand Challenges” took place on Day 2 of FII 6th Edition with
Anousheh Ansari, CEO, XPRIZE Foundation and Peter H. Diamandis, MD, Executive Chairman, XPRIZE & Fountain Life, & Future Investment Initiative Institute Board Member.

How to solve the grand challenges of Africa through Technology | Omobola Johnson | TEDxYaba

Africa is seen as a continent with latent potential, opportunities and possibilities. In this talk, Nigeria’s former ICT minister, Omobola Johnson, asks: How is it then that investors choose to invest a relatively small percentage (big as they are) of the huge capital at their disposal in a continent as massive as Africa? Despite all the possibilities seen or imagined, she remarks, the technology industry in Africa continues to be one of experimentation – where people are reluctant to fully thrust themselves. If the technology space in Africa is ours to develop, why has its narrative continued to be written by non-Africans and the story of its success still hinged on the MPESA innovation of 10/15 years ago? How can Africans develop a more scalable technology industry? Omobola Johnson is a Partner of TLcom Capital in Lagos, Nigeria, a venture capital firm focused on investments in technology enabled companies in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Before joining TLcom, Omobola was Minister of Communication Technology, Nigeria from 2011 to 2015, focusing on the launch and execution of the National Broadband Plan, and the support of the Nigerian technology industry, including the pioneering involvement of the government in a local VC fund and a network of start-up incubators. Before serving in the Nigerian government, she was in Accenture for over twenty five years including five years as Country Managing Director, working with companies in a variety of industries, transforming them into more competitive and dynamic organizations.
Omobola serves on the Board of a number of not-for-profit and for-profit organisations, including Women in Management and Business (WIMBIZ) where she was the founding Chairperson.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Solving Humanity’s Grand Challenges

Exponential Technology and Solving Humanity’s Grand Challenges by Nicholas Haan (Singularity University) at Slush 2014.

Nicholas Haan is currently Director of Global Grand Challenges at Singularity University. Nicholas Haan has worked at the intersection of science, technology, social challenges, and innovation for the last 25 years. His issues of focus have included disaster relief, food security, environment, energy, public health, education, genetics, and information systems. And his affiliations have included the United Nations, governments, universities, donor agencies and non-governmental organizations. Nick is also involved with several start-ups, including as strategic advisor to a mobile app company called eMobilis. He has a keen interest in the crowdsourcing movement and is on the regional board of directors for He has been a visiting professor at University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; and was awarded a NASA Research Fellowship.

// Slush 2016 will take place in Helsinki, Finland on November 30th – December 1nd! //

Slush 2015 in 100 Photos:


In 2015, Slush brought together 15.000 attendees, including 1.700 startups, 800 venture capital investors and 630 journalists from exactly 100 countries. People from more than half of the world’s countries traveled to the cold and dark Helsinki, with the ambition of taking their business to the next level.

Slush is a non-profit event organized by a community of entrepreneurs, investors, students and festival organizers. Although Slush has grown from a 300-person event to become one of the leading events of its kind in the world, the philosophy behind it has remained the same: to help the next generation of great, world-conquering companies forward.