Climate change is a global crisis that requires effective strategies to mitigate its impact.
With the rise of big data and machine learning, data-driven decision-making has become an essential tool to combat climate change.
This talk examines the role of data-driven decision-making in addressing climate change, focusing on the use of data analytics to quantify the risks of carbon dioxide removal projects.
About the Speakers:
This event will have the following speakers.
As CPO and co-founder of Kita, Tom is passionate about three things – fighting the climate crisis, restoring and respecting the power of nature, and using insurance as a key accelerator for positive change.
Kita brings these three passions together – Kita's purpose is accelerating the shift to a decarbonised world, by working with the climate innovators driving positive change.
Kita's mission is enabling carbon removal solutions to thrive via insurance products that remove carbon delivery risk from buyers and sellers in the voluntary carbon market, thus enabling development and accelerating climate impact.
As Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Kita, Paul feel privileged and excited to bring all of his experience and skills to contribute to the fight against climate change.
Kita's mission is enabling nature-based solutions to thrive via insurance products that remove carbon delivery risk from buyers and sellers in the voluntary carbon market.
Thus enabling more development and accelerating climate impact. And Kita's vision is a world where the value of nature is valued, and the world is free from the existential threat of climate change.
Before founding Kita, Paul co-founded two successful startups and eventual acquisitions. Twenty-three years of experience leading R&D teams within data science-focused FinTech startups Rare multidisciplinary experience combining entrepreneurship, science, technology and finance.
Paul's early career included implementing and managing machine-learning-based investment strategies managing multi-billion dollar portfolios at one of the world's largest hedge funds, leading to co-founding his first startup, a hedge fund successfully acquired by GLG.
Following five years as Head of Research for Altis Partners, an extremely mathematically sophisticated hedge fund, Paul became involved in his second startup as Managing Director responsible for establishing a successful B2C wealth management company, Collidr.
These experiences and expertise led me to co-found Sybenetix, a successful FinTech startup Nasdaq acquired in 2017. As part of the acquisition deal, Paul remained at Nasdaq as Head of Buy-Side Product.
Since then, Paul has focused his career on Sustainable finance, an area close to his heart where he feels his experiences can have the most impact.
Including working on the advisory board of Geospatial Insight designing new sustainable finance data products for ESG investors that use remote sensing and AI to measure greenhouse gas emissions.
Also, working as both an advisor, investor, and part-time CTO to Home James, an electric taxi and vehicle services company. Most recently, Paul was part of Carbon13 Cohort 2, which proved to be both inspirational and energising and where Paul met his two co-founders at Kita, Tom & Natalia.
Environmental geoscientist who's interested in carbon monitoring using satellite images.
Experienced in building land use models and using Geographic Information System (GIS) for environmental changes.