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GtICT Summit 2017

October 3rd, 2017, in Paris, France

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The Greening through ICT Summit (GtICT) examines opportunities both where information and communications technology (ICT) is used as a tool to improve environmental and societal functions, and improving the energy efficiency, carbon footprint and life cycle management of ICT itself.  

ICTs are currently transforming all spheres of human activity and creating, in our 21st century societies, a paradigm shift similar or even greater in scope and impact to the industrial revolution. ICTs are a key driver of sustainable development, with the potential to reconcile socioeconomic benefits with positive environmental impacts. 
The Summit’s objective is to identify the combination of key technological, commercial and public policy challenges that must be overcome to achieve sustainability in our increasingly connected world.  As such, it seeks to build a broad dialogue among the research community, ICT practitioners and its vertical application sectors, equipment and technology providers, the ICT standardization community, and with public policy influencers and decision makers.     
Young Professionals are particularly invited to contribute to this open dialogue about Earth's future. The first IEEE Young Professional Green ICT Idea Competition will focus on contributing ideas on Greening ICT itself and Greening through ICT various application sectors of ICT. The ultimate goal being not only to create “Sustainable ICT” but also to enable transformative change across society through “Sustainability by ICT”.

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GtICT Summit Agenda at a Glance

08:00 to 17:30 – Build Awareness & Identify Challenges






Introductory Remarks


Keynote address: Luis Neves
Group Climate Change & Sustainability Officer, Deutsche Telecom
Chairman, Global e-sustainability Initiative (GeSI)
View from ICT Industry:
Greening through ICT
Paradigm shift: ICT as a prime driver of energy efficiency and the fight against climate change


Keynote address: Paul Shrivastava
Executive Director, Future Earth
View from the Society:
The connection between Sustainable Development Goals, ICT and planetary risks.

Each single SDG of the Agenda 2030 can benefit from Smart ICTs as they can play a critical role in understanding and managing "Planetary risks". 


View from the Public Sector:
ICT as a driver of sustainability: Policy impacts.


Coffee Break


View from ICT Verticals:
Achieving sustainability in an increasingly connected world
Challenges to achieving sustainability and concrete examples of where it has been achieved.


Lunch Break


IEEE Young Professional GreenICT Competition Award presentations


Rapid fire presentations:
What can my IEEE Society’s field contribute to sustainability?


Coffee Break



Moderated debate between 5 stakeholders
Opportunities & constraints where ICT is used as a tool to improve environmental and societal functions, as well as to make progress on the energy efficiency, carbon footprint and life-cycle management of ICT itself.


Reporting and Concluding Statements

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