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Atoms & Bits: Tracking Materials and Info In the Circular Economy, Tuesday, April 10, 6:30-8:30pm

  • Grand Central Tech 355 Madison Avenue New York, NY, 10017 United States (map)

We're excited to announce our fourth CEN event is confirmed and open for registration. Details below. Hope to see you there!

Join us Tuesday, April 10, 6:30-8:30pm, at Grand Central Techin Manhattan for the Circular Economy Network's latest event: Atoms & Bits: Tracking Materials and Info In the Circular Economy. We'll hear from three thought leaders about their work in using data and information technology to stimulate a circular economy. Speakers include:



The urgency and opportunity of shifting from a linear take-make- dispose economic model to a circular
economy in which value is created utilizing existing and renewable goods and materials is on the rise. This
transition comes with a broad range of changes. Changes in culture; in how companies, suppy chains, and markets are organized; in how consumer needs are addressed; in how value creation opportunities are identified; and in how people, machines, and goods are interconnected and interact. While these changes can seem daunting, digital tools enable achievable and manageable solutions through:

  • Platform technologies to enable marketplaces, sharing, product-as- a-service

  • Data Analytics to increase supply chain transparancy

  • Track and trace technologies to enable identification and monitoring of goods through the value chain and through their lifetime (sourcing, usage)

  • Big data and AI to identify new potential demand and supply connections in secondary markets, or uncover underlying needs and ways to create value

  • Blockchain to enable data security in digital interactions and transactions, increasing trust

This event, brought to you by the Circular Economy Network(CEN), will dive into a few of these digital solutions and explain how they address the challenges of transitioning from a linear to a circular economy. The speakers will present their vision of a circular economy and the practical implementation of it, after which participants will build on these perspectives in small break out groups.



6.20-6.30 pm -- Arrival

6:30-7:20 pm -- Speaker presentations

7:20-7.40 pm -- Q&A

7.40-8.15 pm -- Creative workshop

8.15-8:30 pm -- Report backs

The CEN aims to convene a multitude