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Advancing Technology for a Sustainable Planet

Workshop at Stanford University


Meet the Speakers

Event and Panel Moderators


Chris Field

Melvin and Joan Lane Professor of Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies; Professor of Earth System Science and of Biology, Stanford University; Director, Woods Institute for the Environment; Senior Fellow, Precourt Institute for Energy


John C. Havens

Sustainability Practice Lead, IEEE Standards Association; Staff Lead, Planet Positive 2030; Executive Director, The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems

Keynote Speakers

Susan Athey

Susan Athey

The Economics of Technology Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Business;  Associate Director, Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI (HAI)


Sandy Pentland

Toshiba Professor of Media Arts and Sciences; Professor of Information Technology; Media Lab Entrepreneurship Program Director, MIT Management Sloan School; Visiting Scholar, Stanford Digital Economy Lab (S-DEL)

Panel I: Climate Change: Impacts, Adaptation, and Mitigation


Robert Fish

Lecturer in Computer Science, Princeton University; Former President, IEEE SA

Panel II: Environmental AI Technology & ESG Regulations


Kathy Baxter

Principal Architect, Ethical AI Practice, Salesforce


Jef Caers

Professor of Geological Sciences, Stanford University


Peter Henderson

PhD Student in Computer Science; JD Candidate, Stanford Law School; AI Fellow, OpenPhilanthropy; Graduate Fellow, Regulation, Evaluation, and Governance Lab, Stanford University

Panel III: The Value of an Equitable, Flourishing Planet


Mei Lin Fung

Chair & Cofounder, People Centered Internet; Cofounder, ImpactX; Chair, IEEE IC Social Impact Measurement


Salomon Salinas

Executive Vice President and Sustainability Lead for the Americas, Capgemini


Eva Woo

Vice President of Impact, Ontopology; Impact Advisor, CellX; Former China Program Manager, Stanford PACS