Envision Virgin Racing to host innovation summit in New York

Envision Virgin Racing has announced it will host an Innovation Summit on July 12th, ahead of the New York E-Prix.

The event will look at the corporate sector’s role in addressing the climate crisis, with a panel titled “Beyond CSR – Corporate Climate Action and the Importance of Purpose”. 

The panel will feature discussion about what companies are doing to address the climate crisis and how that has evolved in the last two years since Envision Virgin Racing last hosted an Innovation Summit in New York.

Envision Virgin Racing has revealed the first five speakers who will be taking part in the summit:

Franz Jung, vice president of Envision Group 

With Envision’s ownership of Envision Virgin Racing, Franz Jung is chairman of the board of the Formula E team. He oversees the international marketing and PR communications and activities to strengthen the brand globally. He has more than 25 years of international experience in leading roles as senior executive, including operating German premium automotive brands.

Alejandro Agag, founder and CEO of Formula E

Alejandro Agag is a businessman and entrepreneur. He has steered the ABB FIA Formula E Championship from an initial idea and a note on a napkin to become the fastest-growing category in racing and touted by many as the future of motorsport.

Through Formula E, Agag is showing how the excitement of sport can have a meaningful social impact, promoting cleaner air and cleaner technologies in the competitive platform.

Halla Tómasdóttir, CEO of The B-Team

Halla Tómasdóttir is CEO of The B-Team, a group of business and civil society leaders working to transform business for a better world. Tómasdóttir started her career working for Mars and Pepsi Cola. She was the first female CEO of the Iceland Chamber of Commerce anc co-founded an investment firm that put feminine values into finance. In 2016 Tómasdóttir ran for President of Iceland, finishing second with nearly 30 per cent of the vote.

Tiger Tyagarajan, president and CEO of Genpact

Genpact is a global professional services firm that delivers digital transformation for its clients. As CEO, Tiger Tyagarajan helps leaders of global corporations driver change and gain a competitive advantage.

Dr Mark Maybury, chief technology officer at Stanley Black & Decker

Mark Maybury is the first chief technology officer that Stanley Black & Decker has appointed. He manages a team across the company’s businesses and functions and advises on technological threats and opportunities.

Before joining Stanley Black & Decker, Maybury held a variety of strategic technology roles at The MITRE Corporation. Prior to that, he served in the US Air Force as chief scientist, advising the chief of staff and secretary of the Air Force on a wide range of scientific and technical issues.

Envision Virgin Racing’s Innovation Summit will take place on July 12th at 9.45am EST (2.45pm BST). It will be live streamed on the Envision Virgin Racing Facebook page, or you can return to this page on July 12th to view the panel.

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