We are proud to present Hong Kong-based environmentalist and entrepreneur Cesar Harada! Cesar isn’t just passionate about protecting nature, he also advocates for the use of technology to improve the world.
Watch his inspiring video below and find out what Cesar Harada means in the following statements:
“My students used their empathy, their sense of being creative to help remotely, other kids.”
“The very worst legacy that we can leave our children are lies. We can no longer afford to shield the kids from the ugly truth. Because we need their imagination to invent the solutions.”
“We must prepare the next generation that care about the environment and people, and that can actually do something about it.”
Cesar Harada is a French-Japanese environmentalist, inventor and entrepreneur based in Hong Kong. CEO of Protei INC and Scoutbots, Cesar has dedicated his life to explore and protect the ocean with open technologies. Protei is a shape-shifting sailing robot, a wind-powered maritime drone that is remotely controlled or automated that will collect ocean data or transport clean-up equipment.
Cesar is a Former MIT project leader, TED Senior Fellow, GOOD 100, IBM Figure of Progress, Unreasonable at Sea Fellow, Shuttleworth foundation and Ocean Exchange grantee. Cesar won the Ars Electronica Golden Nica [NEXT IDEA] with his Master graduation project from the Royal College of Arts, London. Cesar has been teaching Masters at the Goldsmiths University of London, Versailles architecture School in France and lectured around the world. Cesar believes that nature, human and technology can coexist in harmony.
Cesar‘s speaking topics include:
- The Future of Education: Maker and STEM Education
- Ocean Robotics: Shape-Shifting Sailing robots to study the ocean
- Ocean Pollution: Sensor Network, open data
- Citizen Science: how citizen can contribute to science and improve technology and the environment
- Open Hardware for the Environment: how open technology and science can rapidly improve the world
- 4th industrial Revolution, perspective from Hong Kong and Shenzhen the world new largest megalopolis