November 12 - 13, 2020
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Thursday, November 12 • 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Panel Discussion: Fintech to Fight Climate Change - Truman Semans, LF Climate Finance; Lisa Eichler, Ortec Finance; Adrian Cockcroft, Amazon & Michael Tiemann, Red Hat

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There’s a $1.2 trillion annual gap in financing to meet Paris Climate Accord goals. Larry Fink says climate is the single biggest thematic issue in capital markets.  Pension funds with more than $40 Trillion in AUM have pledged their portfolios will be Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050, and many of them have committed to set 2025 targets on that pathway.  Several dozen of the global commercial and investment banks are have made commitments too, including JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley. But major advances in data and analytics are required to meet the challenges in strategic asset allocation, portfolio construction, credit analysis, security selection, an financial product development.  Allianz, Amazon, Microsoft, and S&P Global have joined as Founding Members of a new Linux Foundation umbrella project LF Climate Finance, and many promising fintech companies want to contribute to building LFCF's OS-Climate platform.  The audience will hear from the head of Amazon’s Sustainability Data Initiative, Red Hat’s VP of Open Source Affairs and former President of OSI Michael Tiemann, and the climate lead for Dutch fintech leader Ortec Finance.  The vision for the OS-Climate architecture, Data Commons, and modeling is generalizable to other pressing environmental and social challenges,  This panel will launch a problem-solving dialogue to figure out how to take the explosive growth of open source among financial sector data scientists and IT professionals, and engage the front office that is unaware or even suspicious of open source.  

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Adrian Cockcroft

VP Cloud Architecture Strategy, Amazon
Adrian Cockcroft has had a long career working at the leading edge of technology, and is fascinated by what happens next. In his role at AWS, Cockcroft is focused on the needs of cloud native and “all-in” customers, and leads the AWS open source community development program.Prior... Read More →
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Michael Tiemann

Vice President, Open Source Affairs, Red Hat
Michael Tiemann is an open source software pioneer. He began contributing to the GNU C compiler project in June of 1987 and shortly thereafter began writing the first native-code C++ compiler and debugger more than three decades ago. His early work led to the creation of leading open... Read More →
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Lisa Eichler

Co-head Climate & ESG Solutions, Ortec Finance
Lisa dedicates her efforts to mainstreaming climate change across the investment decision process by integrating sustainability data and methodologies into mainstream financial technology and solutions. Lisa has focused her studies and career on facilitating the interactions between... Read More →
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Truman Semans

Acting Executive Director, LF Climate Finance & CEO, OS-Climate
Truman Semans is Acting Executive Director of LF Climate Finance and Chief Executive of OS-Climate, a breakthrough Open Source solution for climate-smart investing. Using the proven Linux Foundation approach for community-driven projects to solve complex challenges, LF Climate Finance... Read More →

Thursday November 12, 2020 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
Open Projects (Business) Theater