University of British Columbia, Professor
Karen Bakker is an author, researcher, and entrepreneur known for her work on digital transformation, environmental governance, and sustainability. She currently leads the Smart Earth Project, which mobilizes the tools of the Digital Age to address some of the most pressing problems of the Anthropocene. With significant experience in the public and private sectors as well as academia, she is a certified workplace coach, has served as a policy advisor to organizations at the forefront of digital innovation on environmental issues, including the OECD, Digital Research Alliance of Canada, the National Research Council, the International Institute for Sustainable Development and UNESCO. Her most recent book The Sounds of Life: How Digital Technology is Bringing Us Closer to the Worlds of Animals and Plants, shares fascinating and surprising stories of nonhuman sound, interweaving insights from technological innovation and traditional knowledge.