Future Technology - digital, biotech, nanotech, engineering.

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Future of technology, innovation, outsourcing, manufacturing, research and development in digital technology, nanotechnology, biotechnology and engineering. New technology convergence and divergence in features, design, function, capability. Iphone apps as example of new technology innovation and software development. IT industry, manufacturing, retail, energy, transport, aviation and so on. Conference keynote speaker and Futurist Patrick Dixon.

Lecture 1: Green Technologies - innovation and climate change - sustainagility - 1

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        httpwww.globalchange.comsustainagility Green technologies presentation at UBS Wolfsberg by Futurist keynote conference speaker and author Sustainagility, Patrick Dixon. How innovation will reduce energy use and reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Business case studies for carbon capture, street lighting, wind power, solar energy, electric cars, hydrogen cars, low emission cement, energy savings in air conditioning and buildings heating systems, managing peak energy demans with smart metering, use of heat pumps, energy savings in shipping, aviation, travel, auto industry, cars, vehicles and tourism. Impact of nantotechnology on energy saving especially in manufacturing. Science of global warming - truth about claims made for global warming and climate change by environment scientists. Polar ice cap samples and hydrogen carbon dioxide records. Business opportunities and innovations from climate change - size of markets and which innovations will succeed in winning market share. Marketing of new climate change innovations - cause-related marketing to encourage customer loyalty. Industrial processes and increasing productivity efficiency. green roofs to save energy. Kyoto targets and the Stearn Report. How national emissions targets will be met and impact on global economic growth and global GDP. Political campaigns and environmental activism on climate. New regulations on energy saving. Policy on biofuels using biowaste or food for fuel in EU and America. Future oil prices with economic recovery and impact of demographics, growth of BRICS and other emergine economies. Demand for commodities and price volatility. Sustainability and sustainable energy policies. Video of seminar at UBS Wolfsberg facilitated by Professor Prabhu Guptara.

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