[SPN-Discussion] Registration Open! - Circular Economy Network (CEN) Event - "Atoms & Bits: Tracking Materials and Info In the Circular Economy" - Tuesday, April 10 @ 6:30pm

Sarah Bloomquist bloomquist.sarah at gmail.com
Fri Mar 30 08:15:05 PDT 2018

 Hi Sustainability and Circular Economy Enthusiasts,

Happy Friday and we're excited to announce our fourth CEN event is
confirmed and open for registration
Details below. Hope to see you there!

Join us *Tuesday, April 10, 6:30-8:30pm*, at Grand Central Tech
<https://grandcentraltech.com/>in Manhattan for the Circular Economy
Network's <https://twitter.com/circeconomynyc?lang=en> latest event: *Atoms
& Bits: Tracking Materials and Info In the Circular Economy*. We'll hear
from three thought leaders about their work in using data and information
technology to stimulate a circular economy. Speakers include:


   *Christopher Cooke <https://www.linkedin.com/in/cpcooke/>,* Director of
   Technical Development at The Sustainability Consortium
   <https://www.sustainabilityconsortium.org/> -- *Speaking on metrics and
   the circularity of supply chain*

   *Louisa Durkin
<https://www.linkedin.com/in/louisa-durkin-940973135/>,* Co-Founder
   of Future Culture <http://futureculture.how/> -- *Speaking on blockchain
   for a circular economy, it’s potential & current limitations*



The urgency and opportunity of shifting from a linear take-make- dispose
economic model to a circular
economy in which value is created utilizing existing and renewable goods
and materials is on the rise. This
transition comes with a broad range of changes. Changes in culture; in how
companies, suppy chains, and markets are organized; in how consumer needs
are addressed; in how value creation opportunities are identified; and in
how people, machines, and goods are interconnected and interact. While
these changes can seem daunting, digital tools enable achievable and
manageable solutions through:


   Platform technologies to enable marketplaces, sharing, product-as-

   Data Analytics to increase supply chain transparancy

   Track and trace technologies to enable identification and monitoring of
   goods through the value chain and through their lifetime (sourcing, usage)

   Big data and AI to identify new potential demand and supply connections
   in secondary markets, or uncover underlying needs and ways to create value

   Blockchain to enable data security in digital interactions and
   transactions, increasing trust

This event, brought to you by the Circular Economy Network
<https://twitter.com/circeconomynyc?lang=en>(CEN), will dive into a few of
these digital solutions and explain how they address the challenges of
transitioning from a linear to a circular economy. The speakers will
present their vision of a circular economy and the practical implementation
of it, after which participants will build on these perspectives in small
break out groups.


6.20-6.30 pm -- Arrival

6:30-7:20 pm -- Speaker presentations

7:20-7.40 pm -- Q&A

7.40-8.15 pm -- Creative workshop

8.15-8:30 pm -- Report backs

The CEN aims to convene a multitude of stakeholders to actively engage in
discussing solutions to transition towards a more circular, regenerative
world. Follow the CEN <https://twitter.com/CircEconomyNYC> on Twitter for
the latest on our monthly events.


*Christopher Cooke*

Christopher Cooke is the Director of Technical Development at the
Sustainability Consortium where he oversees the creation TSC's tools for
sustainability measurement and reporting. Prior to joining The Consortium,
Christopher developed an energy sustainability strategy and action plan for
the government of Hawaii Island. While with the New York Academy of
Sciences, he investigated clean technology policy for New York State.
Christopher holds a Master of Environment Science degree from Yale
University, where he studied industrial ecology and conducted research in
life cycle assessment. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in
Chemistry from New York University. @TSC_News <https://twitter.com/TSC_News>

*Louisa Durkin*

Louisa started her career in public health and the plant science field,
where she gained significant experience learning the intricacies of
farming, gardening, and permaculture through organizations like the
Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast and Pfizer Plant Research
Laboratory at the New York Botanical Garden. Her interest in blockchain
technology began in 2015, moving to New York City and researching
blockchain technology and its capacity for exchange in different community
types. Louisa is a co-founder of Future Culture a non-profit partnership of
community developers, tech entrepreneurs, and social engineers focused on
intelligent activism. Our aim is to empower communities through development
of fair and cooperative systems. Future Culture has a recognized stance on
the implications of blockchain technology for reputation, identity, and
international regulation. Members are key speakers at tech forums and
conferences, advise in blockchain related security and identity projects,
and are deeply involved in local community development programs. @
Future__Culture <https://twitter.com/Future__Culture>


[image: Grand Central Tech]

The *Hub at GCT* is a one-of-a-kind space purpose-built to support and
materially advance the prospects of entrepreneurs and companies seeking to
address New York City’s most pressing urban challenges in sectors such as
energy, waste, sustainability, transportation, agriculture, and water.
Selected companies will benefit from brand new, custom office space
provided at well-below-market rates in addition to bespoke programming and
resources to serve their needs.

@GCTech <https://twitter.com/GCTech>

#CircularEconomy #Sustainability #ClosedLoop #Digital #Tech #Technology
#Blockchain #Materials #SupplyChain #Lifecycle

Sarah and Tessa

*Sarah Bloomquist, *LinkedIn <https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahbloomquist> &
 Twitter <https://twitter.com/sbloomquist>
Circular Economy Network (CEN) <https://twitter.com/CircEconomyNYC>,
Bronzicorn <http://bronzicorn.blogspot.com/>, Sustainability Blog & Calendar
Brooklyn SWAB <https://www.facebook.com/BrooklynSolidWasteAdvisoryBoard/>,
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