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Disruptive Climate, Disruptive Technologies

June 7 @ 7:15 am - 11:45 am

Climate change is disruptive. Lives and livelihoods from the world’s oceans to its deserts are already impacted and the disruption will continue into the foreseeable future. As we struggle with how to mitigate emissions and stem the tide of change, the business of climate change adaptation and resilience continues to grow in importance. Within this adaptation & resilience market, technology and innovation are driving forward improvements in how we observe, model, analyze, and visualize the changes in our climate, resulting in decision-makers being able to adjust and develop more effective policies and programs.

Join this Climate Adaptation Forum for a discussion about how disruptive technologies are changing the way we approach adapting to our uncertain future.

Link to the Attendee List

Forum Co-Chairs

Mark Costa, Water Resources Engineer

Kelly Knee, Technical Director – Ocean Science
RPS Group


Alice Hill
Research Fellow
Hoover Institution
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Technology Demonstrations

Adapt Ready

  • Shruthi Rao, Chief Executive Officer

Adapt Ready’s risk intelligence platform enables financial services providers and corporations to quickly gain a 360-degree view of complex risk and adapt to emerging risks (e.g. from climate change), by harnessing external data and providing advanced analytics through an intuitive interface. Its customers use the platform to improve loss control, significantly decrease sales cycles, and access new market opportunities. Adapt Ready has won major industry awards, including the Insurance Times “Excellence in Technology” and “Risk-Modelling Technology of the Year”.







Jupiter Intelligence

  • Alan Blumberg, Co-Founder and Chief Scientist, Hydroscience Risk Analysis
  • Leah Cohen, Customer Engagement Leader

Jupiter is a global leader in data and analytics services to better predict and manage risks from extreme weather, sea-level rise, storm intensification and rising temperatures caused by short- to long-term climate change. Jupiter’s ClimateScore™ Intelligence Platform provides sophisticated, dynamic, hyper-local risk analysis for weather in a changing climate.

The company’s FloodScore™ (shown in the three representative visuals) and HeatScore™ services are used for managing climate-related risk assessment and management in New York City, South Florida, Houston and Europe with global expansion underway.









  • Roger ter Heide, CPO

The devastating effects of natural disasters can be seen almost every day. Earthquakes, major storms and flooding challenge the resilience of our critical infrastructures, leaving communities and entire societies exposed and vulnerable. Launched in 2017, SIM-CI (Simulating Critical Infrastructures) helps to make urbanised areas more able-bodied against all forms of manmade and natural crises, including flooding, power failures and cyberattacks.

In close cooperation with leading universities and scientific institutions SIM-CI has developed a ground-breaking simulation platform. The platform allows you to introduce new buildings and architecture to the landscape and assess their impact in relation to the envisioned environment and traffic flows. Once the simulation is set up, it is easy to include additional factors such as fine dust levels, carbon emissions and solar electricity production.

SIM-CI’s simulation platform offers a digital duplicate of any geographical region, including terrain specifications and existing infrastructure. A (number of) scenario(s) is then prepared, in which the digital duplicate is exposed to an extreme event. The model visualizes both the possible extent of damage and the effects of (combinations of) mitigating measures.








Click the image above to be directed to the SIM-CI video.

More to come!

Lightning Round Demonstrations


  • Mariana Matus, CEO & Co-Founder

Emerald Tutu

  • Nicholas Lutsko, Postdoctoral Associate, MIT


  • Mayank Ojha, Research Associate, Urban Risk Lab, MIT

WAVE of Change

  • Valentini Sumini, Postdoctoral Associate, MIT MediaLab

Click the links above to be directed to the Lightning Round informational pages. 

More to come!

Registration Information

Registration and Continental Breakfast: 7:15 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Forum: 8:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

EBC Member: $35
EBC Membership is corporate – all staff from our member companies can register as an EBC Member.
Not sure if you’re a member? Visit our online Member Directory.

Non-members: $45

Government/Nonprofit: $15
This rate is available for those employed by Government, Municipal, or Nonprofit organizations. Not available to those in a volunteer position (e.g. Board Member of a Nonprofit).




University of Massachusetts – If you are affiliated with the University of Massachusetts, please get in touch with Rebecca Herst, Director of the Sustainable Solutions Lab at UMass Boston, for registration information. All others affiliated with universities or colleges – please use the above Nonprofit rate for registration.

Fine Print: Cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 31 for a refund. No-shows will be charged.


June 7
7:15 am - 11:45 am


Climate Adaptation Forum


UMass Club
32nd Floor, 1 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02108
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