This Connect University session will present the impact on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that certain digital technologies have in the context of specific use case scenarios. The discussion will focus on the findings of the report “Digital with Purpose - Delivering a SMARTer2030” that GeSI had concluded with the help of Deloitte. The report identifies and quantifies the ways in which digital technologies, both established and cutting-edge, are capable of delivering transformative impact against each of the 17 SDGs.
The primary aim of the session is to show how to deploy digital technologies with a societal impact in mind in order to deliver benefits such as reductions in carbon emissions that are multiple times higher than the carbon footprint of the ICT sector itself. In this vein, seven digital technologies have been selected to represent the short and medium term evolution of the ICT sector: Digital Access, Fast Internet, Cloud, IoT, Cognitive, Digital Reality, and Blockchain.
Digital technologies are already driving so many positive changes worldwide. Following the Connect University session on “ICT Transformation – Steering the impact of digital solutions on the SDGs", that provided an overview of the digital contributions on climate change and the SDGs to date, this session will outline the significant gap that still exists for the achievement of the 2030 targets and how we can make Digital with Purpose a reality.
Watch live the session on 12 November from 14:00 until 15:30 and find more about this key topic that is now on top of political agendas around the world. You can comment and ask us questions via sli.do using the code #smarter2030
This session is part of the Connect University initiative "Digital for Sustainability". Connect University is the flagship of DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology which aims to inform about the latest digital trends and challenges which are highly linked with EU's relevant policies and serve as a platform for sharing knowledge through thematic discussions, workshops and seminars.