Issue 131 | Oct-Dec 2022

Technology and Society – Industry Outlook for 2030

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a blueprint for people, the planet, and prosperity, and are intended to be achieved by 2030.

Dr Ganesh and Dr Amirhassan sharing their thoughts on participants’ questions at the Tech Talk held on 16 August 2022.
With only eight years to 2030, a deeper, faster, and more ambitious response is needed. 
Dr Ganesh Neelakanta Iyer (Engineering ’09), Lecturer, Department of Computer Science, NUS School of Computing, provided 110 participants with insights on the key technologies that will help accelerate digitisation and drive our efforts to deliver the UN SDGs. He also shared more about the trends in technology that will lead us towards a socially, environmentally, and economically resilient future, as well as the impact of the UN SDGs on technology in various areas.

Dr Ganesh was then joined by moderator Dr Amirhassan Monajemi, Senior Lecturer (Educator Track), Department of Computer Science, NUS School of Computing, as they answered some burning questions from the online audience. The questions included clarifications about the blockchain, views on ethical and sustainable energy technology, and the available job opportunities that come with enabling technologies. 

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