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Niall Dunne, BT, says next industrial revolution will 'create winners and losers'

14 June 2012
Niall Dunne, BT, says next industrial revolution will 'create winners and losers'

LONDON: Niall Dunne, BT, says the next industrial revolution will 'create winners and losers', ahead of his Twitter Q&A session which is to take place on 4pm BRT/8pm BST on June 16, 2012, as part of our Rio+20 Earth Summit Q&A series. And it will come to you live from Rio de Janeiro!

The session takes place the day before our exciting events at Rio+20, one of which, Rio Forward: Transformative Solutions for a Green Economy, Niall is speaking at. The Q&A itself will focus on digital networks for a Clean Revolution and the role of low carbon business in the Clean Revolution. 

In his role as Chief Sustainability Officer, Niall Dunne works with BT’s Chief Executive, Chairman and executive management team to advance BT’s leadership as a business, ensuring sustainability practices are embedded into the company’s strategy, products and services

Recently named as a Young Global Leader for 2012 by the World Economic Forum, Niall is renowned for championing and leading change and aligning the commercial integrity of businesses towards resolving humanities greatest challenges. 

Before joining BT, Niall spent a decade leading sustainability practices in Saatchi & Saatchi and Accenture. A well-known and sought-after speaker, Niall speaks passionately on a wide-range of topics, from smart cities to the role of social movements and empowerment in helping to drive positive change. 

Commenting on BT and ICT's wider role in the Clean Revolution, as well as the Q&A session he will be taking part in, Niall said: “I truly believe that the next era of human evolution will be defined by the problem solving power of networks. As we enter what is the next industrial revolution, resource scarcity will create winners and losers in all corners of the globe. Our role in BT is to ensure that one of the largest networks in the world meets the changing needs of our entire business ecosystem.”   

Niall added “Digital technology has a huge role to play in creating the frameworks and systems we need to create more conscientious, collaborative lifestyles both in the developed and the developing world, and this is something that as a business, we see as an opportunity. Social media is a great example of how networks both technological and social can help people collaborate to find the solutions to some of our most pressing challenge. I’m really looking forward to the Twitter Q&A, to hearing your views, and answering your questions - so I hope you can join me.”  

If you have questions for Niall, all you need to do is head to our Twitter account @ClimateGroup at 4pm BRT/8pm BST June 16. Niall will be introduced and you will be invited to tweet your questions to him. You can start asking questions now too - just be sure to include the hashtag #CleanRevolution, to make sure he doesn't miss them. 

When the session ends, you will find a summary highlighting the key points from the debate here on

If you, your company, or sub-national government would like to be featured as a future guest to help put the Clean Revolution into action, tweet us at The @ClimateGroup now. 

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