GeoTech CuesDec 22, 2020
The future of food: Imagining our food system in the decades to come
By Marcus Ranney, Sahil Shah
Our global food system is complex, with trade-offs existing between efficiency, equity, and human and environmental health. Managing a transition, even without cultural factors and vested interests is highly challenging.
GeoTech CuesOct 14, 2020
The tipping point: Climate crises and zoonotic disease
By Marcus Ranney
The negative effects of climate change are not limited to the environment, but have tangible impacts on human health. A response to the COVID-19 pandemic should include monitoring changes in climate for new emerging infectious diseases, which can prepare populations for future threats.
Event RecapOct 7, 2020
Event recap | Accelerating COVID-19 tests, treatments, and vaccine distribution strategies
By GeoTech Center
On Wednesday, October 7, 2020, the GeoTech Center convened an expert panel to discuss solutions for accelerating COVID-19 testing and thoughts on how logistics, technology, data, and people can distribute vaccines once they become available.
From sick care to wellbeing, Dr. Marcus Ranney’s career journey over the past two decades have led him from the patient’s bedside to a wider stage as he now creates global impact via systemic change.
He has completed a Bachelors of Science and Medical degrees from University College Medical School, conducted field research across the planet from the sides of Everest to the European Alps, and has served as a medical officer in the Royal Air Force and at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.
After practicing clinical medicine in London in 2010, he made the transition to Mumbai where he has worked within the healthcare and life-sciences as an advisor and investor with a range of MNC and national bellwether firms. Marcus currently serves as General Manager of Thrive Global in India, a U.S. based behaviour change technology and media company founded by Arianna Huffington in 2016.
A published author, keynote speaker and public health commentator, he has been a World Economic Forum’s Global Shaper and more recently appointed as a Senior Fellow to the Atlantic Council, working on a project exploring the relationships between the climate crisis and global health. A champion of wellbeing, Marcus is a big believer that sustainably improving the lives of billions of people the world over can only be brought about by enhancing the positive aspects of health rather than focusing solely on pathogenesis and disease.
Marcus is a keen athlete and long distance marathon runner, holds a Guinness World Record for backwards running and thoroughly enjoys being a father to his two young children.