The Harvard Club of the Palm Beaches

Crimson Conversations

Proudly Presents

Cyrus Hodes

Using High Tech to Battle Climate Change Globally and in Florida


cyrus-headshotCyrus Hodes, who holds a M.P.A. from Harvard Kennedy School, will explain how the latest technology is being used to battle the effects of climate change by harnessing AI to further the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As co-founder of the World Climate Tech Summit, he will share an overview of the global conference and how it will impact our environment.
Hodes is the co-founder of Duckweed Bio, an Agtech/climate tech startup based in south Florida. He is also a partner at FoundersX Ventures, a cross-stage Silicon Valley VC firm focusing on AI, biotech, digital healthcare, enterprise SaaS, quantum computing, Fintech and Foodtech. Hodes was the co-founder and chair of the AI Initiative of The Future Society, a "think-and-do tank" incubated at the Harvard Kennedy School, where he led global governance of AI projects such as the Global Data Access Framework. He served as Advisor to the UAE Minister of Artificial Intelligence where he convened the Global Governance of AI Roundtable at the World Government Summit.

Thursday, September 30, 2021

6:00 pm networking cocktails
7:00 pm presentation

The Crimson Conversations event is FREE to attend.


The presentation will be in-person and also broadcast on Zoom for those who cannot or prefer not to gather in-person.

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Date:  Thursday, September 30, 2021

Time:  6:00 pm Networking Cocktails, 7:00 pm Presentation

Location: Tideline Ocean Resort

Address:  2842 South Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach 33480

Parking:  Self-parking available on-site



Please contact Club Administrator, Tricia Wansor: or 954-914-3148.


6:00PM - 8:00PM Thu 30 Sep 2021, Eastern timezone


Tideline Ocean Resort
2842 South Ocean Blvd
Palm Beach, FL 33480

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