AI and Environmental Efficiency

This virtual workshop will explore environmental efficiency in the age of AI, increasing automation, and smart manufacturing. Join the workshop for keynote presentations and interactive discussions on the environmental efficiency of emerging technologies and their potential to contribute to climate action as part of global efforts to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The workshop will also highlight practical tools to evaluate the environmental impacts of emerging technologies and discuss the role of international standardization in supporting the expansion of practical toolkits.

Speakers, Panelists and Moderators

  • CHAESUB LEE
    CHAESUB LEE
    Director of the Telecommunication Standardization Bureau
    International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
    Chaesub Lee was elected Director of the ITU Telecommunication Standardization Bureau at the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2014 in Busan, Republic of Korea, and re-elected to this post for a second four-year term at the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2018 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Dr Lee has contributed ICT standardization for over 30 years, specializing in areas such as integrated services digital networks (ISDN), global information infrastructure (GII), Internet protocol, next-generation networks (NGN), Internet protocol television (IPTV) and cloud computing. He started his professional life in 1986 as a researcher at Korea Telecom. After 17 years he took up a role at the country's Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), where he stayed for the next eight years. Most recently he worked at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), and as a senior advisor to Korea's Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP). Within ITU Dr Lee served as Chairman of the ITU Focus Group on Next-Generation Networks (NGN) to address the growing need for international standards for NGN, including service requirements, functional architecture, mobility, security and Quality of Service (QoS). He was also Vice-Chairman of the ITU Focus Group on IPTV which worked to coordinate and promote the development of IPTV standards. He acted as Vice-Chairman of ITU-T Study Group 13 (Future networks and cloud) from 2001 until 2008, becoming Chairman of that group in 2009. ITU-T Study Group 13 develops standards for NGN, future networks, cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT) and mobile telecommunications, to ensure their smooth international deployment.
  • PAOLO GEMMA
    PAOLO GEMMA
    Co-Chairman, FG-AI4EE
    Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.
    Paolo Gemma - senior Specialist for Europe and representative of Huawei on issues related to energy saving and environmental sustainability of companies worldwide - has done its input in Huawei in April 2008. Before he was in Nokia Siemens Networks, has been responsible for laboratories Italian for EMC (electromagnetic compatibility) and electrical safety areas. Previously he held for 18 years a role like within the Siemens Communications Division. Paolo Gemma, between the leading experts of sector at international level, has an active role in international standardization activities. Since 1993 has engaged in ETSI (European Telecommunication Standard Institute) and participates in the development of telecommunications EMC standards. In 1997 he joined ITU-T Study Group 5 as Rapporteur and he is now the Chairman of Working Party 3 “ICT and Climate Change”. Paolo Gemma has followed the work of the EE (Environmental Engineering) of ETSI Technical Committee since 1998. EE is the Technical Committee of ETSI engaged in the standardization of energy power, mechanics and environmental conditions. The group is committed since 2004 on ecological issues in particular with regard to the reduction of energy consumption and cooling management of equipment and installation publishing some standards on this issue.
    In 2002, has been appointed Secretary of the Committee ETSI TC EE and 2009 holds the position of Chairman of the EEPS EE (eco Environmental product standard) working group. Paolo Gemma is a graduate in electrical engineering from the University of Genoa.
  • BILEL JAMOUSSI
    BILEL JAMOUSSI
    Chief of the Study Groups Department, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau (TSB)
    International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
    Dr. Bilel Jamoussi is Chief of the Study Groups Department at the International Telecommunication Union Standardization Bureau in Geneva Switzerland where he is responsible for the organization and management of the ITU-T Study Groups, Focus Groups, Global Standardization Initiatives, Joint Coordination Activities, and their secretariat. Before joining ITU, Bilel was with Nortel for 15 years in Canada and then the United States where he held several leadership positions including Strategic Standards, Advanced Technology, University Research, Software Development for routing/switching platforms, and Data Network Engineering of major international customer networks. As Director of the Strategic Standards organization within the office of the Chief Technical Officer (CTO), Bilel provided strategic technology direction and leadership for Nortel’s involvement in more than 90 standards development organizations, forums and consortia. He also contributed to the MIT one laptop per child (OLPC) initiative. Bilel is an IEEE Senior Member. He was elected to the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Board of Governors (BOG) and the IEEE-SA Corporate Advisory Group (CAG). He served on the IEEE Standards Education Committee, the IEEE-SA Nominations and Appointments Committee, the IEEE-SA BOG International ad hoc, and the Technical Liaison from IEEE-SA to ITU-T and ITU-D. Bilel contributes to the innovation and advancement of technology in the ICT Field. He has 22 granted and filed US patents in diverse areas: packet, optical, wireless, and quality of service. Bilel received a BS. ’89, MS. ’92, and PhD ’95 degrees in Computer Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University, USA.
  • BENJAMIN COMBES
    BENJAMIN COMBES
    Innovation and Sustainability, Assistant Director
    PwC UK
    Senior economist at the frontier of global innovation and sustainability, working with senior executives across the technology space to harness AI and emerging tech to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing people and our planet. - Leadership roles: senior appointments spanning business, government, and academia. - Core skills: strategy, policy, economics, and technology - Domains: climate change and net zero, energy and environment, transport and mobility, development, and finance. - Interests: macro drivers, structural change, disruptive innovation, transformation, and enabling environments. - Primary stakeholders: International organisations, big tech firms, global companies, and national governments.
  • NEIL SAHOTA
    NEIL SAHOTA
    World Wide Business Development Leader
    IBM Watson
    Neil Sahota (萨冠军) is an IBM Master Inventor, United Nations (UN) Artificial Intelligence (AI) subject matter expert, and Professor at UC Irvine. With 20+ years of business experience, Neil works to inspire clients and business partners to foster innovation and develop next generation products/solutions powered by AI. Neil's work experience spans multiple industries including legal services, healthcare, life sciences, retail, travel and transportation, energy and utilities, automotive, telecommunications, media/communication, and government. Moreover, he is one of the few people selected for IBM's Corporate Service Corps leadership program that pairs leaders with NGOs to perform community-driven economic development projects. In addition, Neil partners with entrepreneurs to define their products, establish their target markets, and structure their companies. He is a member of several investor groups like the Tech Coast Angels and assists startups with investor funding. Neil also serves as a judge in various startup competitions and mentor in several incubator/accelerator programs.
  • SASHA LUCCIONI
    SASHA LUCCIONI
    Postdoctoral Researcher - AI for Humanity, Université de Montréal
    Mila - Quebec AI Institute
    Alexandra (Sasha) Luccioni is a Postdoctoral Researcher working on AI for Humanity initiatives at Mila - Quebec AI Institute, under the supervision of Yoshua Bengio. She obtained her PhD in Cognitive Computing from UQÀM in 2018 and spent two years working in applied ML, specifically in applying deep learning and NLP to different industrial applications. She is highly involved in community initiatives, serving on the Research and Policy Committee of Women in Machine Learning (WiML) and on the Advisory board of Kids Code Jeunesse.
  • STEFANO NATIVI
    STEFANO NATIVI
    Big Data Lead Scientist of the Joint Research Centre
    European Commission
    Stefano Nativi is the Big Data Lead Scientist of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. His present research activity deals with the Digital Transformation of our Society and AI. For more than 10 years, he has served as Head of Unit for the National Research Council of Italy, coordinating several international research activities (funded by EC, ESA, and US NSF) on Data Science and Digital Technology applications. He funded and chaired the Earth and Space Sciences Informatics (ESSI) Division of the European Geosciences Union (EGU). He is member of the Council of the International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE). He was Scientific and Programme Chair of the 2019 International Symposium on Digital Earth. He is co-chair of the GEOSS Development Task Team of Group on Earth Observation (GEO). He also served as co-chair of the Scientific and Technology Committee of GEO. He was professor at the University of Padua (IT), University of Florence (IT) and Friedrich Schiller University in Jena (DE). He is co-chair of the OGC Earth System Sciences Domain Working Group of OGC and of the OGC netCDF Standardization Working Group. He received, in 2019, the EGU Ian McHarg medal; in 2014, the Geospatial Innovation Award for "Technology Innovation in Interoperability" by the Geospatial World Forum; and in 2009 the Meritorious Service Medal by the IEEE Committee on Earth Observation (ICEO). In 2019, he also received an appreciation award from ISDE, for the scientific and program chairing of ISDE11.
  • SALVATORE GIACOMUZZI
    SALVATORE GIACOMUZZI
    Professor of Psychology at University of Sopron, University of Poltava, University of Lviv, and European Institute for Education Transformation Processes
    Salvatore Giacomuzzi holds a doctor degree in physics and psychology. He is also a professor of psychology at the university. Furthermore, he is also head of the Centre for Behavioural Economics at the Korolenko University Poltava and of the European Institute for Education Transformation Processes. He is a distinguished expert in predicting human behaviour and has been working in this field for many years. This also in the forensic context. At the same time, he is a consultant for the automobile industry, where he works on the optimisation of psychological requirements in various work processes. He is author of many scientific articles and books and teaches at various universities in an international field.
  • ANNIK MAGERHOLM FET
    ANNIK MAGERHOLM FET
    Vice Rector and Professor
    Norwegian University of Science and Technology
    Dr. Annik Magerholm Fet is the Vice Rector of NTNU in Ålesund and a professor in Sustainability. Professor Fet leads several national and international research projects in capacity building in global production, environmental management, life cycle assessment, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and business models for sustainability. These projects operate in the junction between academia, industry and public authorities with the goal to move towards more systemic sustainable practices in the society. She has been the Norwegian observer in the UN International Resource Panel (UN IRP), and sits on the board of UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network Northern Europe (SDSN NE).
  • LUCA VALCARENGHI
    LUCA VALCARENGHI
    Associate Professor
    Scuola Superiore Di Pisa
    Luca Valcarenghi is an Associate Professor at the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna of Pisa, Italy, since 2014. He published more than 200 papers in International Journals and Conference Proceedings. He actively participated in the TPC of several IEEE conferences, such as Globecom and ICC. Dr. Valcarenghi received a Fulbright Research Scholar Fellowship in 2009 and a JSPS "Invitation Fellowship Program for Research in Japan (Long Term)" in 2013. His main research interests are optical networks design, analysis, and optimization; communication networks reliability; energy efficiency in communications networks; fixed and mobile network integration; 5G transport. He is an IEEE Senior Member.
  • YING SHI
    YING SHI
    Senior Expert
    China Telecom Research Institute
    Ying Shi is a senior expert of China Telecom Research Institute. Ying is heavily engaged in international standardization activities. She is currently Co-Chair of ITU Focus Group AI4EE WG3, Implementation of AI and Emerging Technologies for Environmental Efficiency. She also serves as Vice-Chair of Electromagnetic Environment & Protection Technical Committee of China Communications Standardization Association, which focuses on EMC and environmental issues. Ying leads several research projects on improvement of environment efficiency of 5G network by application of AI. She also works with the team to help China Telecom to develop a climate action roadmap, in order to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050.

Hourly Schedule

14:00 - 14:10
Opening Remarks
Speakers:
CHAESUB LEE , PAOLO GEMMA
14:10 - 15:00
Session 1: Keynotes and Q&A on AI and Emerging Technologies for Environmental Efficiency
Moderator:
BILEL JAMOUSSI
Speakers:
BENJAMIN COMBES , NEIL SAHOTA , SASHA LUCCIONI
15:00 - 15:55
​Session 2: Assessment and Measurement of the Environmental Efficiency of AI and Emerging Technologies
Moderator:
STEFANO NATIVI
Speakers:
SALVATORE GIACOMUZZI , ANNIK MAGERHOLM FET , LUCA VALCARENGHI , YING SHI
15:55 - 16:00
Closing Remarks
CHAESUB LEE
CHAESUB LEE
Director of the Telecommunication Standardization Bureau
This virtual workshop will explore environmental efficiency in the age of AI, increasing automation, and smart manufacturing. Join the workshop for keynote presentations and interactive discussions on the environmental efficiency of emerging technologies and their potential to contribute to climate action as part of global efforts to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The workshop will also highlight practical tools to evaluate the environmental impacts of emerging technologies and discuss the role of international standardization in supporting the expansion of practical toolkits.
PAOLO GEMMA
PAOLO GEMMA
Co-Chairman, FG-AI4EE
This virtual workshop will explore environmental efficiency in the age of AI, increasing automation, and smart manufacturing. Join the workshop for keynote presentations and interactive discussions on the environmental efficiency of emerging technologies and their potential to contribute to climate action as part of global efforts to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The workshop will also highlight practical tools to evaluate the environmental impacts of emerging technologies and discuss the role of international standardization in supporting the expansion of practical toolkits.
BILEL JAMOUSSI
BILEL JAMOUSSI
Chief of the Study Groups Department, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau (TSB)
This virtual workshop will explore environmental efficiency in the age of AI, increasing automation, and smart manufacturing. Join the workshop for keynote presentations and interactive discussions on the environmental efficiency of emerging technologies and their potential to contribute to climate action as part of global efforts to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The workshop will also highlight practical tools to evaluate the environmental impacts of emerging technologies and discuss the role of international standardization in supporting the expansion of practical toolkits.
BENJAMIN COMBES
BENJAMIN COMBES
Innovation and Sustainability, Assistant Director
This virtual workshop will explore environmental efficiency in the age of AI, increasing automation, and smart manufacturing. Join the workshop for keynote presentations and interactive discussions on the environmental efficiency of emerging technologies and their potential to contribute to climate action as part of global efforts to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The workshop will also highlight practical tools to evaluate the environmental impacts of emerging technologies and discuss the role of international standardization in supporting the expansion of practical toolkits.
NEIL SAHOTA
NEIL SAHOTA
World Wide Business Development Leader
This virtual workshop will explore environmental efficiency in the age of AI, increasing automation, and smart manufacturing. Join the workshop for keynote presentations and interactive discussions on the environmental efficiency of emerging technologies and their potential to contribute to climate action as part of global efforts to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The workshop will also highlight practical tools to evaluate the environmental impacts of emerging technologies and discuss the role of international standardization in supporting the expansion of practical toolkits.
SASHA LUCCIONI
SASHA LUCCIONI
Postdoctoral Researcher - AI for Humanity, Université de Montréal
This virtual workshop will explore environmental efficiency in the age of AI, increasing automation, and smart manufacturing. Join the workshop for keynote presentations and interactive discussions on the environmental efficiency of emerging technologies and their potential to contribute to climate action as part of global efforts to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The workshop will also highlight practical tools to evaluate the environmental impacts of emerging technologies and discuss the role of international standardization in supporting the expansion of practical toolkits.
STEFANO NATIVI
STEFANO NATIVI
Big Data Lead Scientist of the Joint Research Centre
This virtual workshop will explore environmental efficiency in the age of AI, increasing automation, and smart manufacturing. Join the workshop for keynote presentations and interactive discussions on the environmental efficiency of emerging technologies and their potential to contribute to climate action as part of global efforts to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The workshop will also highlight practical tools to evaluate the environmental impacts of emerging technologies and discuss the role of international standardization in supporting the expansion of practical toolkits.
SALVATORE GIACOMUZZI
SALVATORE GIACOMUZZI
Professor of Psychology at University of Sopron, University of Poltava, University of Lviv, and European Institute for Education Transformation Processes
This virtual workshop will explore environmental efficiency in the age of AI, increasing automation, and smart manufacturing. Join the workshop for keynote presentations and interactive discussions on the environmental efficiency of emerging technologies and their potential to contribute to climate action as part of global efforts to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The workshop will also highlight practical tools to evaluate the environmental impacts of emerging technologies and discuss the role of international standardization in supporting the expansion of practical toolkits.
ANNIK MAGERHOLM FET
ANNIK MAGERHOLM FET
Vice Rector and Professor
This virtual workshop will explore environmental efficiency in the age of AI, increasing automation, and smart manufacturing. Join the workshop for keynote presentations and interactive discussions on the environmental efficiency of emerging technologies and their potential to contribute to climate action as part of global efforts to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The workshop will also highlight practical tools to evaluate the environmental impacts of emerging technologies and discuss the role of international standardization in supporting the expansion of practical toolkits.
LUCA VALCARENGHI
LUCA VALCARENGHI
Associate Professor
This virtual workshop will explore environmental efficiency in the age of AI, increasing automation, and smart manufacturing. Join the workshop for keynote presentations and interactive discussions on the environmental efficiency of emerging technologies and their potential to contribute to climate action as part of global efforts to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The workshop will also highlight practical tools to evaluate the environmental impacts of emerging technologies and discuss the role of international standardization in supporting the expansion of practical toolkits.
YING SHI
YING SHI
Senior Expert
This virtual workshop will explore environmental efficiency in the age of AI, increasing automation, and smart manufacturing. Join the workshop for keynote presentations and interactive discussions on the environmental efficiency of emerging technologies and their potential to contribute to climate action as part of global efforts to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The workshop will also highlight practical tools to evaluate the environmental impacts of emerging technologies and discuss the role of international standardization in supporting the expansion of practical toolkits.

Date

09 Dec 2020

Time

CET, Geneva
14:00 - 16:00
Sessions

Topics

Environment & climate change