AI for Sustainable Transformation in Smart Cities, Mobility & Energy

The ITU-T Focus Group on “Environmental Efficiency for Artificial Intelligence and other Emerging Technologies” (FG-AI4EE) is organizing a webinar on Artificial Intelligence (AI) for sustainable transformation in smart cities, mobility & energy, on 07 April 2021 from 16:00 to 18:00 CEST (TBC). The webinar’s discussions will feed into a meeting of the FG-AI4EE on 8 April 2021.

The webinar will explore how AI can enhance environmental sustainability with a focus on AI use cases emerging in energy, mobility, retail and smart cities. Join the webinar for unique insight into the AI applications helping industry players and governments to achieve sustainability targets.

Participation in the webinar and focus group is free of charge and open to all.

Related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • BARBARA KOLM
    BARBARA KOLM
    Director at Austrian Economics Center, Vice President at Austrian National Bank and FG-AI4EE Vice-Chairman
    Barbara Kolm (born 1964 in Innsbruck, Austria) was appointed as Vice President of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank in September 2018. Ms. Kolm is also the President of the Friedrich August von Hayek Institute and the Director of the Austrian Economics Center (AEC). She is the founder of the Free Market Road Show, an initiative which brings conferences in economics to dozens of cities each year. She holds several positions in the executive management of private enterprises and NGOs. Her major focus is on questions related to the efficiency, financing, and positioning of public institutions, public infrastructure and administration. She provides surveys and analyses about public finance, the national budget and structural reforms. Her academic activities include an associate professorship for Austrian Economics at the University of Donja Gorica in Podgorica, Montenegro. She is also a renowned public speaker at international conferences. Barbara Kolm holds supervisory board positions e.g. at VIG-Wiener Städtische Versicherungsverein AG. She is also a member of the university board of WU-Vienna University of Economics and Business. In 2016, Barbara Kolm received the Global IP Champion Award for Excellence in Advocacy by the Global Intellectual Property Center of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. In 2017, Newsmax voted her into the leading position among Europeans, and she was ranked 64th among the top 100 most influential liberal thinkers globally, as one of only 15 women, for her initiatives in providing free market solutions to today’s challenges. The Austrian Economics Center and the Friedrich August von Hayek Institute have reached top international rankings under her leadership.
  • KARI EIK
    KARI EIK
    Secretary General at Organization for International Economic Relations and FG-AI4EE Vice-Chairman
    Organization for International Economic Relations (OiER)
    Ms. Eik is the initiator of the USC (United Smart Cities) program and the Co-Chair of U4SSC, United for Smart Sustainable Cities, a global integrated UN initiative on urban development and smart cities. In addition, she is a senior advisor to governments, cities and UN agencies in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals, especially SDG 11 Sustainable Cities. She is currently the Co-Chair of REM, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Real Estate Advisory Board, and is leading its Working Group on urban development and smart cities. The focus of OiER (www.oier.pro) is to support both governments and businesses to strengthen cooperation and develop international networks, enhance and identify investment opportunities, and develop, implement and finance global projects in cooperation with UN agencies and other international organizations.
  • JON STEEL
    JON STEEL
    Head of Sustainability
    Arrival

Hourly Schedule

16:00 - 16:10
Opening Remarks
Speakers:
CHAESUB LEE , BILEL JAMOUSSI , PAOLO GEMMA
16:10 - 17:00
Session 1: Energy and Mobility
Moderator:
NEIL SAHOTA
Speaker:
JON STEEL
17:00 - 17:55
Session 2: Retail and Smart Cities
Moderator:
BARBARA KOLM
Speaker:
KARI EIK
17:55 - 18:00
Closing Remarks
CHAESUB LEE
CHAESUB LEE
Director of the Telecommunication Standardization Bureau
The ITU-T Focus Group on "Environmental Efficiency for Artificial Intelligence and other Emerging Technologies" (FG-AI4EE) is organizing a webinar on Artificial Intelligence (AI) for sustainable transformation in smart cities, mobility & energy, on 07 April 2021 from 16:00 to 18:00 CEST (TBC). The webinar’s discussions will feed into a meeting of the FG-AI4EE on 8 April 2021.

The webinar will explore how AI can enhance environmental sustainability with a focus on AI use cases emerging in energy, mobility, retail and smart cities. Join the webinar for unique insight into the AI applications helping industry players and governments to achieve sustainability targets.

Participation in the webinar and focus group is free of charge and open to all.

Related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
BILEL JAMOUSSI
BILEL JAMOUSSI
Chief of the Study Groups Department, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau (TSB)
The ITU-T Focus Group on "Environmental Efficiency for Artificial Intelligence and other Emerging Technologies" (FG-AI4EE) is organizing a webinar on Artificial Intelligence (AI) for sustainable transformation in smart cities, mobility & energy, on 07 April 2021 from 16:00 to 18:00 CEST (TBC). The webinar’s discussions will feed into a meeting of the FG-AI4EE on 8 April 2021.

The webinar will explore how AI can enhance environmental sustainability with a focus on AI use cases emerging in energy, mobility, retail and smart cities. Join the webinar for unique insight into the AI applications helping industry players and governments to achieve sustainability targets.

Participation in the webinar and focus group is free of charge and open to all.

Related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
PAOLO GEMMA
PAOLO GEMMA
Co-Chairman, FG-AI4EE
The ITU-T Focus Group on "Environmental Efficiency for Artificial Intelligence and other Emerging Technologies" (FG-AI4EE) is organizing a webinar on Artificial Intelligence (AI) for sustainable transformation in smart cities, mobility & energy, on 07 April 2021 from 16:00 to 18:00 CEST (TBC). The webinar’s discussions will feed into a meeting of the FG-AI4EE on 8 April 2021.

The webinar will explore how AI can enhance environmental sustainability with a focus on AI use cases emerging in energy, mobility, retail and smart cities. Join the webinar for unique insight into the AI applications helping industry players and governments to achieve sustainability targets.

Participation in the webinar and focus group is free of charge and open to all.

Related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
NEIL SAHOTA
NEIL SAHOTA
World Wide Business Development Leader
The ITU-T Focus Group on "Environmental Efficiency for Artificial Intelligence and other Emerging Technologies" (FG-AI4EE) is organizing a webinar on Artificial Intelligence (AI) for sustainable transformation in smart cities, mobility & energy, on 07 April 2021 from 16:00 to 18:00 CEST (TBC). The webinar’s discussions will feed into a meeting of the FG-AI4EE on 8 April 2021.

The webinar will explore how AI can enhance environmental sustainability with a focus on AI use cases emerging in energy, mobility, retail and smart cities. Join the webinar for unique insight into the AI applications helping industry players and governments to achieve sustainability targets.

Participation in the webinar and focus group is free of charge and open to all.

Related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
JON STEEL
JON STEEL
Head of Sustainability
The ITU-T Focus Group on "Environmental Efficiency for Artificial Intelligence and other Emerging Technologies" (FG-AI4EE) is organizing a webinar on Artificial Intelligence (AI) for sustainable transformation in smart cities, mobility & energy, on 07 April 2021 from 16:00 to 18:00 CEST (TBC). The webinar’s discussions will feed into a meeting of the FG-AI4EE on 8 April 2021.

The webinar will explore how AI can enhance environmental sustainability with a focus on AI use cases emerging in energy, mobility, retail and smart cities. Join the webinar for unique insight into the AI applications helping industry players and governments to achieve sustainability targets.

Participation in the webinar and focus group is free of charge and open to all.

Related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
BARBARA KOLM
BARBARA KOLM
Director at Austrian Economics Center, Vice President at Austrian National Bank and FG-AI4EE Vice-Chairman
The ITU-T Focus Group on "Environmental Efficiency for Artificial Intelligence and other Emerging Technologies" (FG-AI4EE) is organizing a webinar on Artificial Intelligence (AI) for sustainable transformation in smart cities, mobility & energy, on 07 April 2021 from 16:00 to 18:00 CEST (TBC). The webinar’s discussions will feed into a meeting of the FG-AI4EE on 8 April 2021.

The webinar will explore how AI can enhance environmental sustainability with a focus on AI use cases emerging in energy, mobility, retail and smart cities. Join the webinar for unique insight into the AI applications helping industry players and governments to achieve sustainability targets.

Participation in the webinar and focus group is free of charge and open to all.

Related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
KARI EIK
KARI EIK
Secretary General at Organization for International Economic Relations and FG-AI4EE Vice-Chairman
The ITU-T Focus Group on "Environmental Efficiency for Artificial Intelligence and other Emerging Technologies" (FG-AI4EE) is organizing a webinar on Artificial Intelligence (AI) for sustainable transformation in smart cities, mobility & energy, on 07 April 2021 from 16:00 to 18:00 CEST (TBC). The webinar’s discussions will feed into a meeting of the FG-AI4EE on 8 April 2021.

The webinar will explore how AI can enhance environmental sustainability with a focus on AI use cases emerging in energy, mobility, retail and smart cities. Join the webinar for unique insight into the AI applications helping industry players and governments to achieve sustainability targets.

Participation in the webinar and focus group is free of charge and open to all.

Related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Date

07 Apr 2021

Time

CEST, Geneva
16:00 - 18:00
Sessions

Topics

Environment & climate change

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