Lorenz M. Hilty is a professor at the University of Zurich with a research focus on digital transformation and sustainable development. He serves as the Sustainability Delegate of his university and as a director of the Zurich Knowledge Center for Sustainable Development. He published over 100 papers and books on environmental and sustainability aspects of computing. He holds a PhD in computer science from the University of Hamburg. Before being appointed professor at UZH in 2010, he was head of the Technology and Society Laboratory, an interdisciplinary research lab at Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research. Lorenz also served as an affiliated professor at the Royal Institute of Technology KTH in Stockholm and initiated the conference series ICT4S (Information and Communication Technologies for Sustainability) with ICT4S 2013 held in Zurich. He is a member of the Steering Committee of TA-Swiss, the Foundation for Technology Assessment of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences.
Presentation & discussion of the new report "DIGITAL RESET."
In this report we argue that digitalization, in its current and mainstream form, is rather aggravating than solving many of the pressing social and environmental crises and show how to reconceptualize digitalization so that it can support the quest for a deep sustainability transformation.
Are you working on or are interested in issues around sustainable digitalization beyond your national borders? In that case we are the perfect match for you! In our international meetup we will hold a space for networking, hearing about your ideas, projects and experiences and share our experiences from the two-year European dialogue project "Digitalisation for Sustainability (D4S)".