Daniela V. Fernandez: Accelerating solutions
Spend a day exploring the Bay Area with the founder of Sustainable Ocean Alliance
For Daniela V. Fernandez, exploration and curiosity are prerequisites for innovation. She loves an adventure. “You just have to get up and go and be with the road. Riding in the Polestar 2 I was able to feel as though I was on my own and one with the car.”
Daniela started Sustainable Ocean Alliance with a focus on tangible impacts. The Silicon Valley-based non-profit supports young leaders, ocean impact projects, and ocean-tech startups worldwide as they innovate towards technological solutions for ocean health and climate change.
“Innovation and technology are so important, not just to create — but to adopt. We cannot be spectators. We have to be active creators and doers.”
Innovative, curated retail experiences
Retail has largely moved online. The appeal is understandable: effortless browsing, no sales staff hovering by your elbow, and no need to leave your house at all. This doesn’t mean that physical retail spaces have lost their importance, however. It just means that they play a new role. Given that we offer a digital-first model, in which everything from configuring a car to booking a test drive can be done online, the away-from-keyboard, in-real-life experience in a retail space needs to be a singular offering.