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GtICT Summit 2017

October 3rd, 2017, in Paris, France


The IEEE Green ICT Initiative is hosting the first ever IEEE Greening through ICT Summit (GtICT) on October 3rd, 2017. This unique event will be held in the 9th arrondissement (Opera district) of Paris at an exact location to be announced soon.

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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”. COMPETITION NOW CLOSED AS OF AUGUST 11TH, 2017.

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Introductory Remarks


Introduction to the World Café approach


Keynote address:
A Global Perspective:
What’s the connection between Sustainable Development Goals, ICT and planetary risks?
Sustainable ICT can play a critical role in understanding and managing Planetary risks.


World Café question on ICT, SDGs and Planetary Risks


Keynote address:
ICT Industry Perspective:
How can we ‘Green’ using ICTs?
Paradigm shift: societal transformations through ICT to achieve sustainability.


Plenary: How do we ensure that Smart is also Sustainable ?


Coffee Break


View from Governments:
Challenges of the 21st century - ICT as a driver of sustainability and the fight against climate change.


World Café question on Public Policy to achieve Sustainability through ICT



Young Professional New Idea Competition Awards
Presentation of the winners of each category:

  • Improved Energy Efficiency in/by ICT
  • Reduction of CO2 emissions by ICT
  • Improved technology life cycle management
  • World Café discussion



    View from ICT Verticals:
    Are Smart Cities sustainable ?

    How can we achieve sustainability in an increasingly connected world?

    Challenges to achieve sustainability and concrete examples.


    Plenary on the Sustainability in Smart Cities


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


    World Café discussion and Coffee Break


    Converging towards a Sustainability White Paper

    2 rounds of world café discussions


    Next steps: A call for action


    Concluding statements


    End of Summit

    * Please visit the World Café Community Foundation to learn more about this collaboration method.



    Mérouane Debbah entered the Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay (France) in 1996 where he received his M.Sc and Ph.D. degrees respectively. He worked for Motorola Labs (Saclay, France) from 1999-2002 and the Vienna Research Center for Telecommunications (Vienna, Austria) until 2003. From 2003 to 2007, he joined the Mobile Communications department of the Institut Eurecom (Sophia Antipolis, France) as an Assistant Professor. Since 2007, he is a Full Professor at CentraleSupelec (Gif-sur-Yvette, France). From 2007 to 2014, he was the director of the Alcatel-Lucent Chair on Flexible Radio. Since 2014, he is Vice-President of the Huawei France R&D center and director of the Mathematical and Algorithmic Sciences Lab. His research interests lie in fundamental mathematics, algorithms, statistics, information & communication sciences research.

    He is an Associate Editor in Chief of the journal Random Matrix: Theory and Applications and was an associate and senior area editor for IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing respectively in 2011-2013 and 2013-2014. Mérouane Debbah is a recipient of the ERC grant MORE (Advanced Mathematical Tools for Complex Network Engineering). He is a IEEE Fellow, a WWRF Fellow and a member of the academic senate of Paris-Saclay. He has managed 8 EU projects and more than 24 national and international projects. He received 17 best paper awards, among which the 2007 IEEE GLOBECOM best paper award, the Wi-Opt 2009 best paper award, the 2010 Newcom++ best paper award, the WUN CogCom Best Paper 2012 and 2013 Award, the 2014 WCNC best paper award, the 2015 ICC best paper award, the 2015 IEEE Communications Society Leonard G. Abraham Prize, the 2015 IEEE Communications Society Fred W. Ellersick Prize, the 2016 IEEE Communications Society Best Tutorial paper award, the 2016 European Wireless Best Paper Award and the 2017 Eurasip Best Paper Award as well as the Valuetools 2007, Valuetools 2008, CrownCom2009, Valuetools 2012 and SAM 2014 best student paper awards. He is the recipient of the Mario Boella award in 2005, the IEEE Glavieux Prize Award in 2011 and the Qualcomm Innovation Prize Award in 2012.

    Charles Despins’ career has spanned more than 30 years in both the academic and industry segments of the information and communications technologies (ICT) sector. In addition to his academic work, he has held various posts in the private sector, namely at Bell Nordiq Group as vice-president and chief technology officer, as a consultant for wireless network deployments in India and China and for 13 years, as President and CEO of Prompt inc., an ICT research and development consortium. He is currently Dean of Research at École de Technologie Supérieure (Université du Québec) in Montreal, Canada.

    Dr. Despins is a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada and a frequent advocate on issues regarding the opportunities ICT offer to achieve sustainability in the 21st century.

    Jaafar M. H. Elmirghani is full Professor and Chair in Communication Networks and Systems, and the Director of the Institute of Integrated Information Systems within the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Leeds, UK. He has co-authored Photonic switching Technology: Systems and Networks, (Wiley) and has published over 450 papers. He has research interests in communication systems and networks. Prof. Elmirghani is Fellow of the IET, Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Physics. He was Chairman of IEEE Comsoc Transmission Access and Optical Systems technical committee and was Chairman of IEEE Comsoc Signal Processing and Communications Electronics technical committee, and an editor of IEEE Communications Magazine.

    He was founding Chair of the first IEEE ICC/GLOBECOM optical symposium at GLOBECOM’00, the Future Photonic Network Technologies, Architectures and Protocols Symposium. He chaired this Symposium, which continues to date under different names. He was the founding chair of the first Green Track at ICC/GLOBECOM at GLOBECOM 2011, and is Co-Chair of the IEEE Green ICT initiative, a pan IEEE Societies initiative responsible for Green ICT activities across IEEE, 2012-present. He is and has been on the technical program committee of 35 IEEE ICC/GLOBECOM conferences between 1995 and 2016 including 15 times as Symposium Chair.

    He has given over 55 invited and keynote talks over the past 8 years. He received the IEEE Communications Society Hal Sobol award, the IEEE Comsoc Chapter Achievement award for excellence in chapter activities (both in international competition in 2005), the University of Wales Swansea Outstanding Research Achievement Award, 2006; and received in international competition: the IEEE Communications Society Signal Processing and Communication Electronics outstanding service award, 2009, a best paper award at IEEE ICC’2013, the IEEE Comsoc Transmission Access and Optical Systems outstanding Service award 2015 in recognition of “Leadership and Contributions to the Area of Green Communications”, received the GreenTouch 1000x award in 2015 for “pioneering research contributions to the field of energy efficiency in telecommunications”, shared with 6 GreenTouch innovators the 2016 Edison Award in the “Collective Disruption” Category for their work on the GreenMeter, an international competition, clear evidence of his seminal contributions to Green Communications which have a lasting impact on the environment (green) and society and he received the 2016 Premium Award for best paper in IET Optoelectronics.

    He is/was an editor of: IET Optoelectronics, Journal of Optical Communications, IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials and IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications series on Green Communications and Networking. He was Co-Chair of the GreenTouch Wired, Core and Access Networks Working Group.  He has been awarded in excess of £22 million in grants to date from EPSRC, the EU and industry and has held prestigious fellowships funded by the Royal Society and by BT. He was an IEEE Comsoc Distinguished Lecturer 2013-2016.

    Professor Jean-Luc Gaudiot received the Diplôme d'Ingénieur from the École Supérieure d'Ingénieurs en Electronique et Electrotechnique, Paris, France in 1976 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1977 and 1982, respectively.

    He is currently a Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the University of California, Irvine. He was Chair of the Department from 2003 to 2009. During his tenure, the department underwent significant changes. These include the hiring of twelve new faculty members (three senior professors) and the remarkable rise in the US News and World Report® rankings of the Computer Engineering program from 42 to 28 (46 to 36 for the Electrical Engineering program).

    Prior to joining UCI in January 2002, he was a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California since 1982, where he served as Director of the Computer Engineering Division for three years. He has also designed distributed microprocessor systems at Teledyne Controls, Santa Monica, California (1979-1980) and performed research in innovative architectures at the TRW Technology Research Center, El Segundo, California (1980-1982). He frequently acts as consultant to companies that design high-performance computer architectures, and has served as an expert witness in patent infringement and product liability cases. His research interests include multithreaded architectures, fault-tolerant multiprocessors, and implementation of reconfigurable architectures. He has published over 200 journal and conference papers. His research has been sponsored by NSF, DoE, and DARPA, as well as a number of industrial organizations.

    From 2006 to 2009, he was the first Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Computer Architecture Letters, a new publication of the IEEE Computer Society, which he helped found to the end of facilitating short, fast turnaround of fundamental ideas in the Computer Architecture domain. From 1999 to 2002, he was the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Computers. In June 2001, he was elected chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Computer Architecture, and re-elected in June 2003 for a second two-year term. In 2009, he was elected to the Board of Governors of the IEEE Computer Society for a 3-year-term. He was the Chair of the IEEE Computer Society Publications Board Transactions Operations Committee (2010-2011), the Chair of the IEEE Computer Society Publications Board Magazines Operations Committee in 2012, the IEEE Computer Society vice President, Educational Activities Board in 2013, and is now the IEEE Computer Society vice President, Publications Board.

    Dr. Gaudiot is a member of AAAS, ACM, and IEEE. He has also chaired the IFIP Working Group 10.3 (Concurrent Systems). He was co-General Chairman of the 1992 International Symposium on Computer Architecture, Program Committee Chairman of the 1993 IFIP Working Conference on Architectures and Compilation Techniques for Fine and Medium Grain Parallelism, the 1993 IEEE Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing (Systems Track), the 1995 Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques Conference (PACT ‘95), the High Performance Computer Architecture conference in 1999 (HPCA-5), and the 2005 International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium.

    In 1999, he became a Fellow of the IEEE, “For Contributions to the Programmability and Reliability of Dataflow Architectures.” He was elevated to the rank of AAAS Fellow in 2007, “For Distinguished Contributions to the Design and Analysis of Highly Efficient Multiprocessor and Memory System Architectures.”

    In his spare time, Dr. Gaudiot combines his passion for aviation with his love for teaching and he is an active flight instructor (both primary and instrument).

    Dr. Kieren Mayers is Director of Environment and Technical Compliance at Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe, which is responsible for the sales and marketing of PlayStation® products and services. In addition, he conducts and publishes academic research on energy efficiency, carbon foot printing, and extended producer responsibility for recycling as Executive in Residence at INSEAD Social Innovation Centre. He has over 20-years’ experience in environmental management and sustainability within the electronics sector.

    Dr. McCune received his Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate degrees at UC Berkeley, Stanford, and UC Davis respectively.  His experience in RF circuits, signals, and systems goes back more than 40 years.  Within this career, he has founded two Silicon Valley startups, Digital RF Solutions (1986) which merged with Proxim in 1991, and a second start-up Tropian (1996), which was acquired by Panasonic 10 years later.  He retired from Panasonic in 2008 as a Corporate Technology Fellow.  Among other activities, he now also serves on the IEEE Green-ICT steering committee and also as a co-founder and the Chief Technology Officer of Eridan Communications.  He has 86 patents issued in the USA.  Earl is a double sole-author with Cambridge University Press, first with Practical Digital Wireless Signals (2010), and also with Dynamic Power Supply Transmitters (2015).  He is an IEEE MTT Distinguished Microwave Lecturer since 2013.

    Dr. Andreas Müller is a Project Manager and Senior Expert for IoT Communication Technologies within the Corporate Research Department of Robert Bosch GmbH in Stuttgart, Germany. In his current role, he is coordinating Bosch’s research activities in the area of future industrial connectivity infrastructures and solutions, with a special focus on wireless communications and emerging 5G technologies. This is done in close collaboration with various business units and external partners in order to ensure a high practical relevance.


    Prior to joining Bosch, Andreas was a Research Staff Member at the Institute of Telecommunications of the University of Stuttgart, Germany, where he was contributing to the further development of the 3GPP Long Term Evolution towards LTE-Advanced. Besides, he was working as a Systems Engineer for Rohde & Schwarz, developing a novel software-defined radio based communication system for the German Armed Forces. Andreas holds a German Diploma degree as well as a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering (with distinction) and a M.Sc. degree in Information Technology, all from the University of Stuttgart, Germany.

    Luis Neves
    Group Climate Change and Sustainability Officer, Executive Vice President

    Deutsche Telekom

    2006-2017 Chairman, Global e_Sustainability Initiative (GeSI)

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    Luis Neves was born in Portugal. In 1975 he finished his University degree in History. In May 2004 Luis Neves joined Deutsche Telekom. As from December 1st 2008 he was assigned to the position of Vice President Corporate Responsibility. Effective February 2012 he was appointed to the position of Group Sustainability and Climate Protection Officer

    Luis Neves has been playing a fundamental role in promoting the role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in relation to Climate Change. In 2006 he was elected CEO of GeSI, the Global e-Sustainability Initiative. He successfully developed GeSI to become a recognised global organisation in the sustainability area. Under his leadership, GeSI became a globally recognised Industry organisation in the field of sustainability and a “thought Industry Leader”. Ever since he was able to bring together two parts of the ICT Industry, Telecom Suppliers and Services Providers and furthermore UN organisations such as the ITU, UNFCCC and UNEP as well as other stakeholders such as the WBCSD, the WGBC, the StEP Initiative, WRI, the Carbon Trust and the WRFA. As GeSI Chairman he was the driving force of the recent Study #SMARTer 2030 Study “ICT Solutions for the 21st Century” done by Accenture Strategy.

    Luis has been holding positions in many organizations and initiatives such as CEO of the GeSI - Global e-Sustainability Initiative, Steering Committee Member of the United Nations Global Compact Lead Group, Steering Committee Member of the United Nations “Caring for Climate” Initiative, Member of the ERT - European Round Table of Industrialists Climate Change Group, Member of the SAP Sustainability strategy, reporting & assurance Board Advisory Panel, Co-chair of the ICT4EE Forum, Member of the ICC Commission on Environment and Energy and Green Economy Task Force Meetings, Member of the Steering Committee of “Econsense”, The German Sustainability Association, Member of the Environment and Sustainability Steering Committee of BITKOM, the German ICT Association , Advisory Board member of the UNFCCC Momentum for Change Initiative and Member of the Leadership Team of the Joint Audit Cooperation (JAC) initiative and Jury member of GreenTec Awards, member of the Advisory Council of B.A.U.M. e.V. and Board Member of the World Resources Forum Association.

    Mats is Head of Sustainability with responsibility for circular economy, energy performance and triple bottom line impact of products, services and company operations. Taking this role after restructuring the Health & Safety organization in the company.

    Mats has also initiated a research project with Columbia University on how information technology has the potential to accelerate development to reach the Sustainable Development Goals.
    Before rejoining Ericsson, among several other leading roles, Mats has been Head of Sustainability at Sony Ericsson launching the Green Heart brand for mobile phones and accessories.

    RangaRao Venkatesha Prasad (VP)
    Assistant Professor, Embedded Software

    Electrical Engineering, Delft University of Technology - the Netherlands

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    Dr. R. Venkatesha Prasad completed PhD from IISc, Bangalore, India in 2003. During PhD research, a scalable VoIP conferencing platform was designed. Many new ideas including a conjecture were formulated and tested by developing an application suite based on the research findings. The work involved understanding of network protocols, application design and human computer interface. Part of the thesis lead to a startup venture, Esqube Communication Solutions, headed by professors from IISc. He was leading a team of up to ten engineers, developing many real-time applications including bridging anonymous VoIP calls called Click-to-Talk for While at Esqube, eight patent applications and three PCT applications were filed along with his colleagues. Esqube was selected as top 100 IT innovators in India in 2006 by NASSCOM and top 100 in promising companies in Asia by RedHerring in 2008. He worked for Esqube from 2006 to 2009 on a part-time basis as a senior design consultant. In 2005, he joined TUDelft as a PostDoc to work on the EU FP7 Magnet Project and the Dutch project PNP-2008 on Personal Networks (PNs). His work involved evolving PN network architecture and foreign communication. The work resulted in an ECMA report. He also started working on Cognitive Radio Networks (CRNs) and 60GHz networks for future homes. He is contributing to IEEE standards on CRNs. Now, his work involves the Internet of Things (IoT), Cyber Physical systems (CPS) and energy harvesting networks. He is working on EU funded projects iCore and SCOTT on IoTs and energy harvesting. At TUDelft, he has been supervising PhD and MSc students. He is teaching two courses after getting his diploma in 4TU University Teaching Qualification. The work at TUDelft resulted in 200+ publications. He is also contributing to the academic community by leading many IEEE activities, such as memberships of standards boards, leading technical committees, etc., apart from reviewing and organizing conferences and workshops.

    Sabine Roessel joined Intel in December 2012, where she initially worked on LTE/LTE-Advanced feature analysis and product definition for Intel’s high-end and Cellular IoT modem platforms. Since 2015, she has been active in 5G Internet-of-Things conceptual work and 5G prototype development. In 2016, Sabine was appointed Senior Principal Engineer at Intel Corporation.

    Before joining Intel, Sabine was leading the entire Nokia LTE Research and Standardization Program. Her earlier roles and technical areas included LTE product management, Mobile WiMAX business development, GSM/Edge base station development, RTL design, and electronic design automation research.

    Sabine holds a diploma in theoretical solid state physics, about 30 issued patents, and more than 50 patent application filings in LTE/LTE-Advanced, network and device implementation, and 5G New Radio. She is author of an electronic design automation textbook chapter on high-level behavioral synthesis. Her recent publications and panels have been at Mobile World Congress 2015 and 2016 as well as at Globecom 2015 and 2016.

    Dr. Younes Sekkouri, Former Member of The Parliament -Morocco, works as the CEO of a Design Thinking Company. He is an Adjunct Professor at Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées- France where he teaches Business Strategy and Business &Government Courses. Younes is also the Director of Ecole des Ponts Business School programs in Africa.

    Pr. Sekkouri (Phd, ABD) conducts academic researches on innovation and teal organizations, strategic decision models and policy and political risks. Before, he received his E-MBA from Fox School of Business and Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées and gained work experience as an advisor to many ministers in fields such as E-Government, Industrial and Investment Strategies, Employment Policies, Local Government and Decentralization.

    Younes is an Alumnus of the Aspen Institute-Paris on Leadership; he counts several seminars, studies and contributions to international institutions such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa on Economic, Development and Governance fields. He has also developed an expertise on Geopolitics with the German Marshall Fund of the United States and the OCP Policy Center Think Tanks.

    As part of his professional path, Younes has developed a consulting experience in leadership, corporate strategy, change management strategies and policy design.

    Born and raised in Germany, Dr. Taiber enjoyed his academic training at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ), Switzerland, where he first graduated with a master degree in mechanical engineering in 1991 and then completed his PhD degree in Technical Sciences in 1996.

    After his studies Dr. Taiber started his professional career at a Swiss software start- up company in 1995. He joined BMW Group in 1997 as in-house consultant in the vehicle development division where he worked on different aspects of functional integration and validation of vehicle systems, vehicle electronics platforms as well as vehicle program management. He assisted the CEO as technology advisor and supported the CIO in a major reorganization of the IT division which resulted in holding different leadership positions in the areas of IT strategy, IT program management, IT innovation management and IT benchmarking. In 2003 Dr. Taiber was engaged in the initial planning team to implement the masterplan of a 250 acre automotive research campus in South Carolina closely located to the BMW US manufacturing site as a public private partnership model and to help shape the strategic collaboration with Clemson University. The first facility created on the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) campus in 2005 was the BMW Information Technology Research Center (ITRC) – a 80,000 sqft building specifically designed to collaborate with BMW IT partners on open innovation and strategic advanced technology projects including the aspects of the "networked vehicle" and the "next generation data center". Dr. Taiber was leading the innovation activities at ITRC as director of the Information Technology Research Office for multiple years and collaborated during this time closely with the BMW Tech Office in Silicon Valley. In 2010 Dr. Taiber joined Clemson University as research professor and member of the Automotive Engineering faculty and created in 2012 the Advanced Vehicle-Infrastructure Technology Institute which he headed as director until the end of 2015. Since January 2016 Dr. Taiber is serving as CTO of the International Transportation Innovation Center (ITIC) and leading the effort to develop and implement in close proximity to CU-ICAR a 650 acre transportation innovation testbed and automotive technology experience center in a public private partnership model. He also has been appointed as adjunct professor to continue to serve CU-ICAR.

    Professor Mihaela Ulieru – awarded digital economy pioneer - works with many governments and organizations seeking to make ICT an integral component of policy making for a healthier, safer, more sustainable and innovation-driven world. She founded two research labs leading several international large-scale projects, among which: Sustainable Personal Living Technologies, Organic Governance, Adaptive Risk Management, Self-organizing Security, IT Future of Medicine and Emulating the Mind. For her scientific work which has positively impacted citizens in emerging and advanced economies including Asia Pac, North America and Europe she was awarded, among many others, the “Industrial Research Chair in Intelligent Systems” and the “Canada Research Chair in e-Society” and was appointed to numerous boards among which the Science Councils of Singapore, Canada and European Commission and to the Global Agenda Council of the World Economic Forum. Coaching young people to value relationships and making powerful introductions to assist them, has contributed to their ongoing success. One example is Garrett Camp, founder of StumbleUpon and Uber, whom she guided for his MSc degree one decade ago. She is a Research Professor at Carleton University, Global Leader with the Aspen Institute and President of the IMPACT Institute for the Digital Economy, advising several high tech start-ups and non-profits around the world.

    Frédérique Vallée is agrégée of mathematics and PhD in statistics from the University Pierre and Marie Curie (Paris 6). After 4 years as mathematics teacher and 5 years within THALES as quality and reliability engineer, Frédérique Vallée founded in 1989 the company MATHIX, that became ALL4TEC in 2005 where she was Associate Director. Since 2016, she has been an independent consultant in dependability and testing of complex systems. She teaches courses in numerous engineering schools and training institutes. She has written a lot of papers and is co-author of three books on the topic of risk management published by Hermes (Lavoisier). Frédérique Vallée is recognized as an expert for the European Community. She is the chair of the IEEE France Section and of the IEEE Reliability chapter.

    Marc Vautier has been involved in sustainable development and eco design within Orange for 10 years, first in different R&D activities then inside marketing entities in order to reduce environmental impact of Orange’s products & services (low power mode, software eco design, recycled plastic, bio plastic, box refurbishing, end of life, circular economy…). Today within the Innovation Marketing & Technologies entity, Marc is currently in charge of the Orange Expert Community in Energy & Environment which groups more than 50 experts from different Orange Countries (EU & MEA), with skills in renewable energy, powering, energy efficiency, LCA, products & services eco design, waste management, WEEE, EMF, EMC, SME.

    Before being involved in sustainable development, Marc has spent almost 20 years in R&D in the telecommunication domain (access, transmission, architecture, etc.) which gives him a good overview of the sector.

    Mr. Fallight Xu is the Manager Sustainability Services of TÜV Rheinland. He is responsible for the development and roll-out of corporate sustainability services portfolio. Fallight has 11-year working experiences in TIC (testing, inspection, and certification) industry with particular interest in the integration of sustainability labels in supply chain management practices. Fallight is an active member of international standardization groups like ISO/TC 207, IEC/TC 111 and ISEAL. Fallight is a chartered engineer and sustainability assurance practitioner.

    Dr. Yang Yang is currently a professor with Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology (SIMIT), Chinese Academy of Sciences, serving as the Director of CAS Key Laboratory of Wireless Sensor Network and Communication, and the Director of Shanghai Research Center for Wireless Communications (WiCO). He is also a Distinguished Adjunct Professor with the School of Information Science and Technology, ShanghaiTech University. Prior to that, he has held faculty positions at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Brunel University, and University College London (UCL),

    Yang is a member of the Chief Technical Committee of the National Science and Technology Major Project “New Generation Mobile Wireless Broadband Communication Networks” (2008-2020), which is funded by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) of China. In addition, he is on the Chief Technical Committee for the National 863 Hi-Tech R&D Program “5G System R&D Major Projects”, which is funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of China. Since January 2017, he has been serving the OpenFog Consortium as the Director for Greater China Region.

    Yang’s current research interests include wireless sensor networks, Internet of Things, Fog computing, Open 5G, and advanced wireless testbeds. He has published more than 150 papers and filed over 80 technical patents in wireless communications.