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. The webinar’s discussions will feed into a meeting of the FG-AI4EE on 08 April 2021.

The webinar will explore how AI can enhance environmental sustainability with a focus on AI use cases emerging in smart cities, mobility & energy. 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

  • 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
  • DAN JEAVONS
    DAN JEAVONS
    General Manager, Data Science
    Shell
    Dan Jeavons currently works for Shell in the digitalisation department. He has led the multi-award winning Data Science Centre of Excellence since its inception in 2013, growing the team from the ground up to around 160 individuals. In 2018, he was recognised in the top 50 data leaders in the UK, and his team received the Hackett Award for Data Analytics in the same year. He has been a significant contributor to the development of Shell’s digital strategy which has now delivered over $1bln in cost reductions, production increases and additional customer margins. He was part of the team which developed the Shell.ai brand which is now externally recognised, and the work of his team and their impact has been recently publicized in mainstream journals like Forbes, the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times. He has also developed effective technology partnerships with a number of start-up companies leading to Shell investment and is a board observer for Kespry. He began his working life as an Accenture consultant working in their Upstream practice before joining Shell In 2008. Subsequently, he worked in the CIO Office, and then in architecture before joining the Shell technology division in 2013. Dan is passionate about big data, data science and AI (a recurring theme throughout his career) but also has extensive experience in business process redesign, business transformation and change.   He is married to Anne (a barrister) whom he met at university, and has 3 children, Joshua, Isaac and Eliana. He enjoys travelling, scuba diving and is a keen guitarist. He enjoys being able to apply expertise acquired within Shell in a charitable context as a trustee.
  • ARIEL LIEBMAN
    ARIEL LIEBMAN
    Director, Monash Energy Institute
    Monash University
    Ariel is Director of the Monash Energy Institute and also leads the university’s Smart Energy System’s research program. Additionally, a Director of the Monash Grid Innovation Hub, Ariel leads Monash's electricity grid related Digital Energy initiatives. He brings together researchers from across disciplines such as AI and Electrical Engineering. Ariel is an energy specialist with more than 20 years’ experience, including NEM price forecasting, investment planning, electricity network monopoly regulation, and energy portfolio risk management. Ariel is co-architect of the Microgrid/Net Zero Initiative and lead researcher in the $3 mil ARENA funded Smart Energy City. The Clayton campus infrastructure includes 2MW of solar panels, 20 buildings, electric vehicle charging stations and redT 1MWh storage.
Ariel’s research is cross-disciplinary including applications of machine learning data analytics to develop distributed energy market platforms, the integration of new optimisation techniques with grid operation and planning methods. This results in faster decision support tools for operation and planning of  energy systems at distribution and transmission level. In the energy transition this is becoming critical if we are to manage the explosive complexity in operation and planning of both the distribution and transmission grid and new low carbon continent-wide power systems. Ariel led the Australia Indonesia Centre Energy Cluster  and recently led a project in collaboration with Indonesian and European NGO’s showing that a shift to renewables can cost Indonesia no more than their current coal based plans while reaching 50% renewables by 2030 Ariel holds a PhD in Quantum Physics from the University of Queensland.
  • SANDRINE DANIEL
    SANDRINE DANIEL
    Head of Scientific Office
    Capgemini

    "Radar Consultant" with Capgemini since november 2011, Sandrine received the M.Sc. degree in signal processing and telecommunications at the University of Rennes 1, France in 2005 and the Ph. D. degree in radar remote sensing at the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications of Rennes in 2009.

    From 2009 to 2011, she was with the Office National d’Etudes et de Recherches Aérospatiales (ONERA), Salon de Provence, France, as a research engineering for the Centre d'Etudes Spatiales de la BIOsphère (CESBIO) for 11 months and then as a Post-doctoral Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES). She worked for the SAR processing, the database organization and the analysis of the TropiSAR campaign (A-phase BIOMASS Mission).

    Since 2011, she is scientific expert in SAR radar at Capgemini. Her research specialty is interferometry and polarimetry of SAR image analysis from P to Ka-band for different media.

    Since 2018, Sandrine is head of scientific expert team that includes experts in Earth Observation (Radar, Lidar, Optical) as well as thematicians such as meteorologists, climatologists, astrophysicists and Data Scientists specialized in applied mathematics, advanced statistics, AI models (ML/DL/RL/...). She is part of Perform AI – Capgemini Group AI & Analytics offering.

  • ALBERT H. SEUBERS
    ALBERT H. SEUBERS
    Director of Global Strategy IT in Cities
    Atos
    Albert Seubers (1959) graduated at Agricultural University Wageningen in building technologies and biomass gasification. Ever since he worked in IT consultancy focused on governmental topics. He worked for Dutch Telecom implementing the first fiber networks in Netherlands, for CMG as director in the Public Sector Service group, for HP as Public Sector executive before he joined Atos in 2008. Since 2011 he is Director Global Strategy Smart Cities for Atos. Since 2019 Albert is member of the Board of Directors of the FIWARE Foundation. The Atos Smart City program focusses on the virtuous circle of managing a city on all aspects as safety, citizen services, employment, education, social and health care, transport and traffic, sustainability and governance and economic development. Engaging citizens and business communities to create and maintain a sustainable, safe and prosperous city is the key message in the Atos Smart City Strategy. In his role Albert works with cities all over the world to help them define their strategy often referred to as a Smart City Strategy or find solutions to support their strategy. Albert is a strong believer in the fact that data plays an important maybe even the most important role in creating the city of the future. As data is leveraging new capabilities to improve citizen services, it also allows for new business models to support cities in financing the city in the future. But data is to be treated with respect for the privacy of all citizens. And as more data is gathered through connected devices (sensors) expanding the possible attack platform for cyber intrusion, there is a clear need for highly secured operated Urban Data Management platform.
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Hourly Schedule

16:00 - 16:10
Opening Remarks
Speakers:
BILEL JAMOUSSI , PAOLO GEMMA
16:10 - 17:00
Session 1: Energy and Mobility
Moderator:
NEIL SAHOTA
Speakers:
JON STEEL , DAN JEAVONS , SANDRINE DANIEL
17:00 - 17:55
Session 2: Smart Cities
Moderator:
BARBARA KOLM
Speakers:
KARI EIK , ARIEL LIEBMAN , ALBERT H. SEUBERS
17:55 - 18:00
Closing Remarks
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. The webinar’s discussions will feed into a meeting of the FG-AI4EE on 08 April 2021.

The webinar will explore how AI can enhance environmental sustainability with a focus on AI use cases emerging in smart cities, mobility & energy. 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. The webinar’s discussions will feed into a meeting of the FG-AI4EE on 08 April 2021.

The webinar will explore how AI can enhance environmental sustainability with a focus on AI use cases emerging in smart cities, mobility & energy. 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. The webinar’s discussions will feed into a meeting of the FG-AI4EE on 08 April 2021.

The webinar will explore how AI can enhance environmental sustainability with a focus on AI use cases emerging in smart cities, mobility & energy. 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. The webinar’s discussions will feed into a meeting of the FG-AI4EE on 08 April 2021.

The webinar will explore how AI can enhance environmental sustainability with a focus on AI use cases emerging in smart cities, mobility & energy. 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)
DAN JEAVONS
DAN JEAVONS
General Manager, Data Science
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. The webinar’s discussions will feed into a meeting of the FG-AI4EE on 08 April 2021.

The webinar will explore how AI can enhance environmental sustainability with a focus on AI use cases emerging in smart cities, mobility & energy. 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)
SANDRINE DANIEL
SANDRINE DANIEL
Head of Scientific Office
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. The webinar’s discussions will feed into a meeting of the FG-AI4EE on 08 April 2021.

The webinar will explore how AI can enhance environmental sustainability with a focus on AI use cases emerging in smart cities, mobility & energy. 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. The webinar’s discussions will feed into a meeting of the FG-AI4EE on 08 April 2021.

The webinar will explore how AI can enhance environmental sustainability with a focus on AI use cases emerging in smart cities, mobility & energy. 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. The webinar’s discussions will feed into a meeting of the FG-AI4EE on 08 April 2021.

The webinar will explore how AI can enhance environmental sustainability with a focus on AI use cases emerging in smart cities, mobility & energy. 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)
ARIEL LIEBMAN
ARIEL LIEBMAN
Director, Monash Energy Institute
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. The webinar’s discussions will feed into a meeting of the FG-AI4EE on 08 April 2021.

The webinar will explore how AI can enhance environmental sustainability with a focus on AI use cases emerging in smart cities, mobility & energy. 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)
ALBERT H. SEUBERS
ALBERT H. SEUBERS
Director of Global Strategy IT in Cities
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. The webinar’s discussions will feed into a meeting of the FG-AI4EE on 08 April 2021.

The webinar will explore how AI can enhance environmental sustainability with a focus on AI use cases emerging in smart cities, mobility & energy. 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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