Object Computing and Tolam Earth on Climate Panel at SXSW

During a climate technology panel at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference, Object Computing and Tolam Earth will share how enterprise businesses can reach their goals of net zero by 2040.

Object Computing CEO and Tolam Earth board member Bob Elfanbaum will represent both organizations on the Midwest stage on a panel sponsored by Greater St. Louis Inc. The panel of climate technology experts will discuss how to harness this technology to sustain our planet's health for the next generation.

SXSW celebrates the convergence of tech, business, art, and culture. Founded in 1987, SXSW is one of the largest gatherings of global thought leaders, hosted annually in Austin, Texas.

"Enterprises can accelerate toward aggressive sustainability goals through carbon offsetting programs and purchasing trusted, digital, high-quality environmental assets. I believe there are enough businesses passionate about sustainability to make a difference together for the health of our planet," said CEO Bob Elfanbaum. "Climate change is not a hopeless topic. Companies can make real advancements through the collective impact of individual small improvements. I am looking forward to representing the St. Louis community at SXSW, in an environment of global innovators."


Time: Monday, March 13 at 12:30 p.m.

Location: Midwest House

Moderator: Dedric Carter, Washington University at St. Louis


  • Bob Elfanbaum, Tolam Earth and Object Computing
  • Kelly Gillespie, Climate Corporation and Bayer Crop Science
  • Nick Renke, Habi Terre

Panel Description: To avert the worst impacts of climate change, the world needs to achieve "net zero" global greenhouse-gas emissions by 2044-2050, according to the latest United Nations IPCC Report on the Earth's climate system. One group of innovators from St. Louis is bullish that this vision can be realized as early as 2040. In this panel, leaders from three different companies discuss how technology is being harnessed and connected to create a credible, efficient, and transparent marketplace that incentivizes corporations, capital, and human behavior to move in the same direction toward science-based targets that sustain our planet's health.

About Object Computing, Inc.: Object Computing, Inc. is a modern consulting company that takes businesses from insights to outcomes using breakthrough technology. Our team has unmatched expertise in building solutions using today's leading-edge technologies, including AI, Machine Learning, Blockchain, and Cloud. As one of the pioneers of enterprise open source solutions, we strategically integrate best-in-class technologies into enterprise solutions to deliver impactful digital capabilities that enable scalability, reusability, security, and quality.

About Tolam Earth: Tolam Earth is a digital marketplace to identify, price, buy, and sell carbon assets. All data in the ecosystem is transparent, digitally sourced, and auditable. With the price discovery and auto-purchasing mechanisms of Tolam, we drive optimal liquidity and pricing to all market participants. Tolam leverages the Hedera Hashgraph, the most used enterprise-grade public network, for corporations to quantify and report the impact of their sustainability investments.

About SXSW: South by Southwest is an essential destination for global professionals. The annual March event features sessions, music and comedy showcases, film screenings, exhibitions, professional development, and a variety of networking opportunities. SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together. Join us from March 10-19 in Austin, Texas for the 2023 SXSW Conference & Festivals.