Speakers

Erica OcampoPlenary speaker, The Future is Here Sustainability Strategy Manager

EH&S and Sustainability

The Dow Chemical Company 

Midland, MI, USA

Eunice HeathKeynote speaker – Summit Gala: Public-Private PartnershipsGlobal Director

EH&S and Sustainability

The Dow Chemical Company 

Collegeville, PA, USA

Tracy YoungPlenary speaker, The Future is Now Program Director - Core Research & Development

Consumer & Infrastructure Solutions

The Dow Chemical Company

Midland, MI, USA

Paul HolthusPlenary speaker, The Future is Now Founding President & CEO

World Ocean Council

 

 

The 2017 EWFN Speakers

 

 SUMMIT DAY 1

9:15-10:30 a.m.: Keynote address 1: The Future is Here 

The keynote address 1 titled, The Future is Here, which will be made in two back-to-back presentations by Istvan Kenyeres and Stephen Mulkey is intended to set the tone that captures the broad theme of the summit that seeks to advance transformative, disruptive innovation to address the challenges of the EnergyWaterFoodNexus (EWFN). Istvan and Stephen will not answer questions after their presentations; rather they will join the first plenary session, titled Advancing EWFN Networks, where they will now elaborate on their presentations and answer questions from the moderator and the audience This speakers of this plenary session will include: Csaba Deak, Chancellor, University of Miskolc, Hungary, and Zodwa Dlamini, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research, Innovation & Engagements, Mangosuthu University of Technology, Durban, South Africa This plenary session will be moderated by Chris Castro, Director of Sustainability, City of Orlando.

Speaker

Affiliation

Suggested focus of Presentation

Istvan Kenyeres 

CEO/President, Biopolus, Budapest, Hungary

High Level Tech-Talk on Video- describing the function of the Proposed Integrated Metabolic Hub between FAMU/Biopolus as a platform depicting the interactions of EWFN and the Open Science and Open Innovation platform that it presents in addressing the challenges on water demand, energy production, and food security

Stephen Mulkey

Program Director Education and Human Resources (EHR) Division of Graduate Education, National Science Foundation

The security of the global food supply is under ever-increasing stress due to rises in both human population and standards of living world-wide. By the end of this century, the world’s population is expected to exceed 10 billion, about 30% higher than today (NSF Report, 2014). In your presentation to describe the transformative research opportunities that EnergyWaterFoodNexus brings in providing sustainable solutions to this societal and cultural challenge. In your present capacity with the NSF, the audience would benefit in understanding the human resources that is needed in creating a trained workforce, and the knowledge gaps that still exists.

Csaba Deak

Chancellor, University of Miskolc, Hungary

Research and Innovation efforts in Hungary with a focus on efforts at the University of Miskolc, including workforce development initiatives.

Zodwa Dlamini

Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research, Innovation & Engagements, Mangosuthu University of     Technology, Durban, South Africa

University of     Technology, Durban, South Africa

Research and Innovation efforts in South Africa with a focus on efforts at Mangosuthu University of Technology, including workforce development initiatives.

Erica Ocampo

Sustainability Strategy Manager, Environmental Health & Safety and Sustainability,

The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Michigan, U.S.A. 

The Future is Here

Summit Gala 

 7:00-10:00 PM

Keynote Speaker

Eunice Heath

Global Director, Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability, Consumer Solutions

The Dow Chemical Company, Collegeville, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Public-Private Partnerships

SUMMIT DAY 2

 

9:15- Keynote address 2: The Future is Now

 

The keynote address 2 titled, The Future is Now, is also broken into two segments is intended to reinforce the broad theme of the summit that seeks to advance transformative, disruptive innovation to address the challenges of the EnergyWaterFoodNexus (EWFN). This keynote address will be followed by EWFN Business Innovation Networks plenary session.

Speaker

Afiliation

Suggested focus of Presentation

Brian Ransom 

CEO/President, Green Phoenix Energy, Pensacola, FL, USA

High Level Tech-Talk on Video- describing how GPE is generating renewable energy from duckweed and landfill as an additional feedstock to build micro grid industrial parks.

Dimitri Corpakis 

Former Head of Unit, Research and Innovation, European Commission

Measures aimed at breaking down barriers to create a genuine Open Science and Open Innovation as the single most important drivers for addressing Climate Change and Sustainable issues related to EWFN

Tracy Young

 

Program Director – Core Research & Development, Consumer and Infrastructure Solutions

The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Michigan, U.S.A.

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The Future is Now

Paul Holthus

Founding President and CEO

World Ocean Council

The Future is Now