Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer
Data: Cold, impersonal, intellectual, left-brained, inquiring.
Human spirit: Hot, personal, emotional, right-brained, inspiring.
What do they have to do with each other? Disparate though they may seem, nearly every important advance in the annals of human knowledge has arisen at the intersection of data and the human spirit.
There are countless examples throughout history of people who have exhibited incredible courage to collect, analyze, understand, and communicate the implications of new information. Just a few from the past include Galileo, Marie Curie, and Charles Darwin. From the present: Jane Goodall, Stephen Hawking, and Sylvia Earle. From the future: Who knows? Maybe Parker Liautaud will be one of them!