Bay Area Impact: Innovation Solutions to COVID-19
Accurate, timely information is among the key weapons in our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, from understanding public health warnings and directives to planning for what’s ahead. The Bay Area Council’s series of weekly webinars feature top experts providing information, insights and guidance on a range of topics from the public health response, to federal and local policy, to business continuity.
The pandemic has ignited a surge in innovation from startups and accelerators around the world. Companies are working furiously to develop new, creative and immediate ways to curb the spread of COVID-19. What are some of the newest ideas and technologies coming out of these companies and accelerators? How can businesses innovate to find solutions? How can we adopt technology to the business realm to reduce the virus spread and emerge stronger than before? In this installment of our webinar series we discussed these topics, including Black & Veatch’s COVID-19 Response Accelerator program, Field2Base’s mobile “boarding pass” for employees, and new technologies from start-ups under Accenture Ventures.
Chris Ciabarra, Co-Founder & CEO, Athena Security
Ryan Pletka, P.E., Vice President, Innovation & Strategy, Black & Veatch
Tim Wagner, North America West Lead, Open Innovation, Accenture Ventures
Ed White, Chairman & CEO, Field2Base
Moderated by Rachele Trigueros, Director, Organizational Strategy, Bay Area Council