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ODI Fridays: Will Safetytech save lives?

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Fri May 24, 2019 13:00
Open Data Institute, 65 Clifton Street, London, EC2A 4JE

Statistics from the International Labour Organisation illustrate an urgent picture: Every day, 6,300 people die as a result of occupational accidents or work-related diseases: more than 2.3 million deaths per year. This talk explores if Safetytech could be the answer

ODI Fridays are free lunchtime lectures for everyone. You bring your lunch, we provide tea and coffee, an interesting talk, and enough time to get back to your desk.

Statistics from the International Labour Organisation illustrate an urgent picture: Every day, 6,300 people die as a result of occupational accidents or work-related diseases: more than 2.3 million deaths per year. This talk explores if Safetytech could be the answer.

Data and digital technology are transforming the way whole industries operate. However, a huge challenge persists in transferring these revolutionary technologies to improve safety and reduce risks, particularly in the critical infrastructure industries which underpin our modern society like energy, food, shipping and transportation.

The Lloyd’s Register Safety Accelerator was set up to help to accelerate the adoption and deployment of digital technology in industry for safety and risk purposes. In this talk, Safety Accelerator Manager, Serena Connor, will share highlights and learnings from the programme’s funded pilot projects aimed at preventing critical operational failures, reducing human errors and saving lives across energy, transport and food industries.

About the speaker

After graduating from Stanford University, Serena worked for Washington, DC-based PR firm, Tigercomm, specialising in renewable energy, clean tech and environmental advocacy communications, before joining the Future Cities Catapult in London. Serena now works with innovation consultancy, Tenshi, where she helps corporate and public organisations collaborate to solve challenges. She is currently working for the Lloyd’s Register Foundation as Programme Manager for the Lloyd’s Register Safety Accelerator – the world’s first global safety accelerator, “making the world a better place through digital innovation.”

Live stream

There will be a live stream of the full talk here from 1pm on Friday 24 May 2019