Innovate@UCLA 2023 Summer Solstice
Societal Impacts of Technology Innovation

Technology innovation is fundamentally reshaping our world, creating new opportunities for organizations and society to advance their sustainability agenda and address societal challenges. However, innovation alone is not enough. Companies need to align their innovation strategies with the United Nations global goals of sustainable development and ensure that they create positive social and environmental impacts in the long run.

In this session, you will hear from Avasant’s Chairman and CEO, Kevin Parikh, who will share his insights and vision on how technology innovation can drive economic growth, social equity and sustainable progress. He will inspire you to think about the transformative potential of technology and its role in building a better world for us all.

Don’t miss this engaging and insightful session that will challenge you to rethink the role of innovation in sustainability and the impact to society!

Event Overview

Innovate@UCLA is a member-based partnership with UCLA. Its mission is to inspire business innovation and collaborative research programs with emerging technologies. Innovate@UCLA empowers its members’ innovation agenda and pushes the boundaries of what can be achieved together.

Summer Solstice 2023 will be held on Wednesday, June 14th at 8:00 a.m. at the UCLA Faculty Club. The event will be focused on the Societal Impacts of Technology Innovation.

Key Topics and Themes:

  • Social and human impacts of innovation
  • Innovation and economic impacts
  • Conversational and Generative AI
  • IT and sustainability
  • Analytics and DEI

Hear from forward-thinking thought leaders, as we explore the convergence of society and technology, and what the future holds.

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About Avasant

Avasant is a leading management consulting firm focused on translating the power of technology into realizable business strategies for the world’s largest corporations. Specializing in digital and IT transformation, sourcing advisory, global strategy, and governance services, Avasant prides itself on delivering high-value engagements through industry-focused innovation and flexible client-based solutions.

Our seasoned professionals have an average of 20 years of industry-honed expertise, having conducted 1000+ engagements in over 50 countries. Avasant’s next generation consulting and advisory methods have made it the top-ranked firm in its class, with recognition from numerous organizations, including: Vault, NOA, IAOP, and Wall Street Journal.

Avasant’s engagement in the global market has inspired a strong commitment to community and purpose. Avasant Foundation supports technology and skill development programs to create employment opportunities for youth across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America.

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