Innovation & Research Symposium 2019
Cisco and Ecole Polytechnique
13-14 May 2019
Digital Technologies for Conservation
The 4th annual Cisco Ecole Polytechnique Symposium focused on the challenges and opportunities associated with the use of digital technologies for the Conservation of Wild Life as well as for other digitally-defined perimeters use cases. The conference gathered passionate speakers from around the globe working in a wide range of applicable subject areas. The Symposium facilitated great discussions and connections amongst the speakers and attendees, and helped creating a community and environment to drive open collaboration and alignment between Cisco and conservation experts.
Day 1 : Monday May 13th, 2019
Friedrich Reinhard, Managing Director of Kuzikus Wildlife Reserve, Namibia
Laurens De Groot & Tim Van Dam, co-founders of Smart Parks
Paul Patras, Associate Professor at the University of Edinburgh
Shaun Leavy, CEO at Kinetic 6
Laurent Toutain, Professor at IMT Atlantique, Co-founder of Acklio
Dr. Pascal Thubert, Cisco Principal Engineer
Dr. Alexis Comar, CEO at HiPhen
Day 2: Tuesday May 14th 2019
Damian Otieno, Manager of the Conservation Technology Lab at Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya
Tom Bewick, Peru Country Director at Rainforest Foundation
Sergio Mover, Assistant Professor at Ecole Polytechnique
Alex Rogers, Professor at the University of Oxford
Rick Scholte, CEO at Sorama
Alan Wilson, Professor at Royal Veterinary College
Derek McAuley, Prof. of Digital Economy, School of Computer Science at the University of Nottingham
Hamed Haddadi, Sr Lecturer & Deputy Director of Research, Dyson School of Design Engineering at The Faculty of Engineering, Imperial College London
François-Frederic Ozog, Director Edge & Fog Computing Group at Linaro
Hugo Latapie, Principal Engineer at Cisco
Yann Guichoux, CEO at eOdyn
Eric Schmidt, Exec Director at Wildlife Protection Solutions
Shawn Jepson, Solutions Architect at FLIR
Wolf Stinnes, Chief Solutions Architect at Dimension Data
Carlos Pignataro, Distinguished Engineer at Cisco
Last year, academic and industry experts have taken up major questions on Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity as it relates to networking, storage, and compute infrastructure, as well as the potential impact of each on the evolution of the Internet and Society.
Cisco is preserving endangered species in Africa and creating a world in which animals roam free.
“ We believe that technology has a role in Conservation efforts and want to work directly with Conservationists to build pragmatic solutions to preserve the planet’s endangered ecosystems and species. If the technology doesn’t exist that Conservations need, we want to Co-Innovate to invent it."- David Ward, CTO of Engineering and Chief Architect, Cisco
The Innovation & Research Symposium will take place at Cisco France’s headquarters.
11 rue Camille Desmoulins
92130 Issy Les Moulineaux
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