Afternoon Keynote
Sustaining Our Physical World in a Digital Age

Technology advancement is poised to create a new revolution for humanity, and we must think and act in ways that ensure the sustainability of our planet and keep humans happy and thriving. Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications are influencing and improving health, science, communication, transportation and energy on a global scale – and it is our responsibility to design and build the infrastructure for this new digital age while preserving our humanity and the planet earth. We’re all in this together.

  • Imagine an age when Digital + Physical + Biological lines are blurred
  • Complex issues such as sustainability, sourcing and making better choices for the planet and its people
  • How is physical infrastructure advancing to support all of this technology?
  • The critical role of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) education initiatives as the path to building the workforce of the future
  • Challenges of keeping the humanity in technology in the age of analytics and technological transformation


  • Presented by: Missy Young, Chief Information Officer, Switch