Launched in January 2019, the Isaac Newton Institute now proudly hosts the Kirk Distinguished Visiting Fellowship scheme. Designed to support and promote underrepresented groups in mathematics, the recipients so far are all women mathematicians of the highest regards. In the first of a series of interviews, we spoke to the philanthropist whose generous six-figure donation has made the project possible: Dr Ewan Kirk.
One of this year’s keynote speakers will be Surendra Borad Patawari. The internationally renowned plastics recycling expert and businessman is the Chairman of Gemini Corporation NV in Belgium. At the IERC 2020, Mr. Patawari will provide an overview of developments worldwide on the plastics recycling market.
Worth Media CEO Juliet Scott-Croxford was a panelist at IBM’s “Financial Industry Leaders Winning in a Digital World” meeting. Discussing the importance of the transformation to multi-platform media, she said: “In a world where we have become so digital and impacted by the evolution of different types of tech, so have the habits of the consumers of our content. We recognize that we have to reach our audience, wherever they are.”
There’s no question that companies need to get a better handle on data...“But that is not sufficient unless each one of your stakeholders actually trusts the data you’re providing and what you’re doing with it,” says IBM Managing Partner Jesus Mantas.
Richard Burrell writes, "With public concern about the environment at an unprecedented high, and with the recent launch of the Treasury’s Net Zero review; the stage is set for the political parties to set out how they will decarbonise our economy...A wave of environmental consciousness has seen pressure increasing on business and politicians to increase their efforts. In a recent YouGov poll 27% of voters cited the environment as one of the top three issues behind Brexit and health, the highest ranking the issues has had for many years..."