The Quintuple Helix: Promoting Innovation for Impactful Socio-Ecological Interactions (sponsored by IEEE Standards Association)
Saturday, May 20 – 3:00 – 4:30 PM

A key aspect of sustainable development focuses on the need to define and communicate what actions are needed to increase environmental flourishing. However, biases often exist where one set of experts representing a certain type of knowledge relevant to their community do not engage with actors representing other types of knowledge. In terms of environmental concerns, this means policy makers may not interact directly with academics, or engineers may not interact directly with lawyers when discussing key areas of sustainability or potential solutions to address climate adaptation or mitigation. This lack of knowledge sharing requires innovation and systems thinking to best address planetary and human needs.

As a means of examining and confronting this issue, this panel will bring together technology and metaverse expert, Yu Yuan (president of IEEE Standards Association), cybersecurity executive, Michael Davis (CEO of Merek Security Solutions), and art gallery owner, art advisor and philosopher, Gabrielle Aruta (Owner / Director, Filo Sofi Arts) to discuss how to foster interdisciplinary dialogue to achieve pragmatic actions towards sustainable development at the intersection of the Quintuple Helix. Moderated by John C. Havens, Sustainability Practice Lead and Staff Lead of Planet Positive 2030 for the IEEE Standards Association.