Farmers around the world are realizing how important digital technology, robotics, image recognition, sensors, precision farming, big data and analytics are to ensuring the future profitability of their industry, addressing sustainability issues, and improving resilience in the face of climate change. As someone who grew up on a farm, the role of technology in agriculture….
Ericsson has been working in partnership with UN-Habitat since 2013 to develop a better understanding of the role that ICT can play in sustainable urbanization. Since UN-Habitat has identified urban planning as one of the major issues that must be addressed to achieve sustainable urbanization, our most recent collaborative project explores how mixed reality technology….
World Water Week is the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues, closely aligned with Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #6 (Water). Experts, practitioners, decision makers, business innovators and young professionals from a range of sectors and countries come to Stockholm to network, exchange ideas, foster new thinking and develop solutions to the most pressing….
Earlier this month, I represented Ericsson at the international conference Sweden Foodtech Big Meet, a key event around the idea of building a next-generation food system based on tech, data, sustainability and health. Katarina Luhr, Stockholm’s vice mayor, opened the conference with a speech that stressed the importance of sustainable food and agriculture in….
Together with Future Earth, the UK Science and Innovation Network, TNO, WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) and inno4sd.net, Ericsson co-hosted a two-day workshop in Stockholm last week on the topic of exponential climate action for cities. The purpose was to bring leading researchers, tech companies, innovators, international organizations (including the World Bank) and….
Anyone who has done as little farming as growing a few tomato plants on the balcony knows that there is a lot of guesswork that goes into a successful harvest, and a lot of variables that can get in the way. On a larger scale, those variables have a real impact on successful agriculture and….
This week the 9th session of the World Urban Forum (WUF9) took place in beautiful Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. WUF is the world’s premier conference on urban issues, established in 2001 by the United Nations to examine one of the most pressing issues facing the world today: rapid urbanization and its impact on communities, cities, economies,….
Photo caption: Self-driving shuttle bus transporting passengers in Kista (Stockholm, Sweden) – just one example of an IoT solution that contributes to sustainable development. The World Economic Forum (WEF) recently published a white paper based on an analysis of more than 640 Internet of Things (IoT) deployments worldwide that suggests it is possible to maximize….
Last week I attended COP 23, the international climate meeting convened annually by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). One of the main concerns this year was the fact that the latest studies show that after several years of stable, flat development, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions recently rose by 2 percentage points…..
This is the third year that Ericsson participated in World Water Week (WWW), the world’s largest recurrent global water conference, which is arranged every year in the Swedish capital by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). This year’s theme was “Water and waste: reduce and reuse” and I was there to listen, learn and share Ericsson’s perspective on….