Kathryn Sforcina has almost 20 years experience as a serial entrepreneur, c-level executive and advisor having previously founded four of her own ventures, in as many different industries; 3 of which grew into almost all global regions.
Kathryn has then spent the past 5 years exploring the intersection of global grand challenges and emergent technologies. Understanding the role and applications of emergent tech in making a more conscious, sustainable planet is now at the core of her portfolio career.
Kathryn is presently the Global Head of Strategy at IV.AI where one of her main focusses is continuing to build out the strategy around their sustainability offering. IV.AI has been applying their leading edge AI/NLP technologies to support enterprise business in communicating to consumers their sustainability value proposition whilst ensuring their clients make greater progress is made towards their ESG goals. Their technology is also used in measuring the true impact of their sustainability initiatives with respect to changes in consumer behaviour and social sentiment. IV are also working with their enterprise level organisations to bridge the gap on measuring how the individual and collective actions / outcomes of such organisations relates back to the progress toward, and impact upon, the broader global challenges we face and the SDGs.
Kathryn is also a non-executive director and board member at Farmbot Monitoring Solutions, a remote sensor/SaaS agtech company that is committed to supporting sustainable outcomes for the agriculture industry by help farmers and ranchers manage and monitor their water resources.
Kathryn is a co-Chair for the Robotics Australia Automation and Robotics Policy Framework for Risk Mitigation and Response, a Global Faculty Member of Singularity University and serves as a Senior Expert on a number of initiatives for various UN agencies including UNFCCC, UNEP, UN IGF and UNDRR. Recently, she has also stepped into the role as a co-facilitator for the Best Practices Work-stream for the Governance of Environmental Data - an initiative under the UN Internet Governance Framework (IGF) Policy Network for Environment and Digital (PNE).
Kathryn is also in the process of writing a book titled: Digitalizing Sustainability, with her co-author, David Jensen (Head of Digital Transformation Taskforce at UNEP). The book is due for release in November 2021 through Routledge Publishing Group.
In her spare time, Kathryn can be found exploring the connection between the journey of self, soul and indigenous culture through tribal ritual and council experience as well as what it truly means to ‘be on country’.
Kathryn Sforcina discussed the future of geospacial scienceAs the rate of technological advancements gets exponentially faster, how do we think about business success? What are the roles of 'experts' and generalists? What role does diversity - of ways of thinking as well as other forms - play in fast-tracking collaboration and convergence for global real-world solutions? Join Kathryn Sforcina, Commercial Director at Palo IT, to find out more!
It's time to engage our community of business leaders to harness technology for people and planet.Powered by volunteers including some of the senior leadership team from Palo IT, #fillthegap aims to engage the private sector to close gaps in resource, skill set, capital, data and technology required to achieve the UN 17 Sustainable Developments Goals. Some of the initiatives we are presently exploring solutions for include: 1. Solving the 68% SDG Data Gap 2. Addressing the use of frontier technologies to support the prevention, early detection, response to and recovery of wildfire prone/impacted areas /communities 3. Utilising smart city and geospatial technologies to reinvigorate (and /or rebuild) existing infrastructure for maximum environment impact. To find out more about how you can get involved, you can attend one of our 'Harnessing Technology for People and Planet' roundtable events (please contact us if you are interested in attending as they are invitation only events). To stay in the know about the progress of the initiatives born from these events please follow us at:
Kathryn Sforcina | Keynote Speaker