Technology supporting the transition to sustainable business models and practices

Sheila O'Hara


How technologies such as Cloud, AI, IoT, and Blockchain, are essential resources to enable a transition to a sustainable economy.
Each industry must take into account in one way or another its environmental impact and find solutions to preserve the planet and build a sustainable, ecological and transparent strategy.
I will give examples of how we are already applying technology to support sustainable agriculture thanks to advanced analytics and access to data via the Cloud, food traceability thanks to Blockchain, smart buildings that consume less energy thanks to IoT and predictive algorithms.
The ecological transition and digital transformation hand in hand.


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Sheila has worked in the IT industry for over 20 years. Her journey began in the development of corporate social solutions. She then spent several years in software services and support before starting her current mission as a solutions architect for the distribution industry with a focus on Sustainability. Her current role allows her to mix several subjects that she is passionate about, technology, retail and especially sustainable development. Within the IBM solutions center where she works in Paris, she explains and shows daily how technology can help companies to differentiate themselves, personalize engagement with customers and above all implement more eco-responsible production and distribution models. She is also active in activities promoting science and technology in schools such as P-Tech and she chairs the Women in Tech community at IBM France.

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AI ApplicationBlockchainCloud & DataIoT

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