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Driving our Sustainable Future through ICT - A joint ETNO-GeSI event

On Wednesday 28 October 2015 (08.30-14.00), the European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association (ETNO) and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) will hold a conference on the growth opportunities offered by ICT accelerating climate action.

The event will analyse the role of information and communication technologies (ICT) in enabling greenhouse gas reductions and resilience building across all sectors, with insights into how current markets will change, and what new services will be needed.

Leading experts and decision-makers will discuss the environmental and societal benefits of ICT-based solutions as well as their market potential against the backdrop of a global deal on climate action at the UN climate conference (UNFCCC COP21) in Paris at the end of the year.

The event will also be an opportunity for the Brussels launch of the GeSI SMARTer2030 Report, demonstrating the emission saving potential of ICT.

Programme

08.30-09.00 ¬ Registration

09.00-09.10 ¬ Welcome Remarks
Steven Tas, Executive Board Chairman, ETNO / Director Regulatory Affairs, Proximus

09.10-09.30 ¬ Introductory Remarks
Luis Neves, Board Chairman, GeSI / Group Climate Change and Sustainability Officer, Executive Vice President, Deutsche Telekom

09.30-10.40 ¬ Panel Session: The concrete applications of ICT solutions across sectors (Transport, Agriculture, Telecoms)
Henrik Dam, Policy Officer, Research and Innovation, Energy Efficiency, DG ENER, European Commission
Andrew Lewis, Chief Sustainability Architect, Fujitsu Global
Hermann Meyer, CEO, ERTICO – ITS Europe
Marco van Gelder, The New Life & Work Programme Manager, KPN

Moderator: Dave Keating, Journalist

10.40-11.00 ¬ Coffee Break

11.00-11.20 ¬ Keynote speech: Business opportunities for the ICT sector in the EU’s climate and environment policy – a perspective from the Luxembourg Presidency
André Weidenhaupt, First Counsellor, Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure, Luxembourg Government

11.20-12.30 ¬ Panel Session: Making it happen - Overcoming the barriers to uptake and fully reaping the benefits of ICT
Philipp Buddemeier, Director, Sustainability Services, Accenture Strategy
Jos Delbeke, Director General, DG CLIMA, European Commission
Eduardo Puig, Director Stakeholder Engagement and Corporate Reporting, Telefonica

Moderator: Alessandro Gropelli, Head of Communications and Media, ETNO

12.30-12.40 ¬ Closing remarks
Danilo Riva, Chair of ETNO’s Corporate Responsibility Working Group / Sustainability Manager, Telecom Italia

12.40-14.00 ¬ Networking Lunch

Confirmed Keynotes

Luis Neves, Board Chairman, GeSI / Group Climate Change and Sustainability Officer, Executive Vice President, Deutsche Telekom
Danilo Riva, Chair of ETNO’s Corporate Responsibility Working Group/ Sustainability Manager, Telecom Italia
Steven Tas, Executive Board Chairman, ETNO / Director Regulatory Affairs, Proximus
André Weidenhaupt, First Counsellor, Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure, Luxembourg Government

Confirmed Panellists

Philipp Buddemeier, Director, Sustainability Services, Accenture Strategy
Henrik Dam, Policy Officer, Research and Innovation, Energy Efficiency, DG ENER, European Commission
Jos Delbeke, Director General, DG CLIMA, European Commission
Andrew Lewis, Chief Sustainability Architect, Fujitsu Global
Hermann Meyer, CEO, ERTICO – ITS Europe
Eduardo Puig, Director Stakeholder Engagement and Corporate Reporting, Telefonica
Marco van Gelder, The New Life & Work Programme Manager, KPN


Venue

Radisson Blu Royal Hotel
Rue du Fosse-aux-Loups, 47
​1000 Brussels


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Members & Observers - View companies map

  • Albtelecom
  • Proximus
  • Eir
  • Elisa Communications Corporation
  • GO Plc (Malta)
  • Hrvatski Telekom
  • Koninklijke KPN
  • Lattelecom
  • Magyar Telekom
  • Makedonski Telekom
  • Orange
  • OTE
  • Portugal Telecom
  • Síminn (Iceland Telecom Ltd.)
  • Slovak Telekom
  • Swisscom
  • TDC
  • TDF
  • Telecom Italia
  • Telefónica
  • Telekom Austria
  • Telekom Slovenije
  • Orange Polska
  • Telenor
  • Telia Company
  • Turk Telekom
  • Vivacom
  • Deutsche Telekom AG
  • CYTA (Cyprus Telecommunications Authority)
  • BT
  • BH Telecom
  • TELEKOM ROMANIA COMMUNICATIONS S.A.
  • POST Group

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