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Sustainability Virtual Summits: Smart ICT is the first virtual conference and tradeshow to present the case for a future-oriented ICT industry, to respond quickly to the challenge of sustainability.

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March 30th
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March 31st
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April 1st
HK Time
12:45 - 01:15 PM 01:15 - 01:45 PM 01:15 - 01:45 PM Virtualization, the highway to a sustainable data center

  • Roger Fawcett
    Dir Business Development Communications
    Media & Entertainment Europe, Middle East and Africa
    Hewlett-Packard Company
  • Houman Modarres
    Director of Product Marketing, IP Division
The strategic alliance of HP and Alcatel-Lucent jointly delivers solutions that enable end-to-end network transformation and offer integrated communications environments. The alliance brings each company's expertise and innovations to create efficient and environmentally friendly solutions and services. These joint offerings lead the industry in reliability and performance and help solve the critical environmental and energy efficiency needs of our customers and their end users.

This presentation shows how HP and Alcatel-Lucent use ICT resource virtualization and next-generation data centers to harness green technology and transform communications for a sustainable world. You will learn how using optimized architectures, the alliance facilitates data center consolidation and drives virtualization to the network level, enabling cloud-based offerings as a natural extension of today's VPN services. Discover how virtualization and data center consolidation maximize network resource efficiency which, combined with technology innovations in improving power efficiency, enable the evolution of greener and more sustainable data centers to address the continued growth of collaborative applications and multimedia traffic.
Smart ICT-1
The Smarter Worker Roundtable, the Orange Business services remote working case study
Telepresence Enabled

  • Dan daCosta
    Solutions Marketing Telephony Services, Orange Business services
  • Patrick Pax
    Solutions Marketing Green IT and Machine to Machine, Orange Business Services
  • Mark Fitzpatrick
    Workplace Development, Orange Business Services
  • Pierre De La Bourdonnaye
    Executive Briefer, Orange Business Services
Working Smarter is sustainable, green, and increases competitiveness. One way of working smarter is to enable employees to work anywhere, anytime, and with anyone else, regardless of their location. In this session, we’ll take a look at the Orange Business Services remote working case study. We’ll interview employees around the world to see how they and their work have benefited from new tools that enable remote working. We’ll also discuss potential downsides to these new work practices, and how to avoid them. Learn surprising insights from this session that can improve the employee productivity and morale, and of course, the bottom line.
Smart ICT-2
The Smart Grid value chain – myths and realities

  • Christine Hertzog
    Managing Director, Smart Grid Library
What exactly is and is not a 'Smart Grid'?
How will they work? Who’s involved?
Who are the leading players around the world?
What are the key differences in international markets?
What are the key trends and issues to look out for?
Smart Grid
DSM demonstrates how to use ICT to simultaneously meet sustainability commitments and profit objectives

  • Frans Gielkens
    Senior Director Technical Infrastructure
  • Patrick Pax
    Solutions Marketing Director
    Orange Business Services
DSM is a global Life Sciences and Material Sciences company employing over 22,000 people worldwide with a clear focus on creating innovative products and services that promote a healthier, more sustainable, enjoyable and efficient way of working and living.

Traditionally, DSM brought 400 top managers from around the world into 1 location for a major conference, incurring huge time and travel costs in the process. In 2009, DSM worked with Orange Business Services to run a telepresence virtual conference from 5 locations in 3 time zones – generating significant cost savings, reducing carbon emissions, raising productivity and improving the work / life balance of its people.

Patrick Pax, Solutions Marketing Director at Orange Business Services interviews Frans Gielkens, Senior Director Global Technical Infrastructure at DSM about the company’s commitment to sustainability, how it turns words into actions and uses ICT to simultaneously meet its objectives of profit generation and sustainability.
Case Studies
Smart ICT as a Sustainability enabler – Telstra and Tata Communications Roundtable
Telepresence enabled

  • Hugh Saddington
    General Manager, Market Strategy and Analytics, Telstra Corporation
  • John Connor
    CEO, Climate Institute
  • Srinivasa Addepalli
    Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Tata Communications
  • Moderator – William Ehmcke
    CEO, Connection Research

A Telepresence-enabled panel discussion, focusing on current mandates on climate change and business best practices, including an update on the climate agenda following COP15. John Connor of the Climate Institute will outline the position of the Climate Institute on greater uses for ICT to tackle climate change, including emissions measurement and monitoring; business process improvements; and identify global directions on ICT and climate change, as well as summarize the challenges to tackling climate change, and the role of global corporations. Hugh Saddington of Telstra and Srinivasa Addepalli of Tata will discuss their companies’ response to these challenges, with emphasis on the role of Telepresence in an organization’s sustainability strategies, and an introduction of Telstra's 15-15 program (15% reduction by 2015). Moderated by William Emhcke of Connection Research.
Collaboration, Telepresence
Levels of Sustainability Effectiveness: Why most Sustainability initiatives are Shortsighted, and what it takes to change that.

  • Carol Sanford
    Ceo, InterOctave inc

Why most corporate efforts in sustainability are well intentioned but insufficient to the real task of a healthy planet and business. How and why businesses are using the same mind that created the problem to work on the solutions and what mind is needed. A Way to Map your business with Levels of Sustainability Effectiveness. The highest level of return for the planet and business (which require the same approach) is rarely considered much less pursued. How mature is your organization in its Sustainability Approach and Business Strategy Approach?
Expert Points of View

01:15 - 01:45 PM

01:45 - 02:15 PM

01:45 - 02:15 PM

A “Smart“ Data Center Transformation: Addressing Today’s Business Challenges While Becoming More Sustainable

  • Todd LaCognata
    Data Centers Global Solutions Manager, Panduit
  • Jeff Paliga
    Director, Global Solutions
As IT organizations address sustainability challenges they typically become more efficient while lowering the infrastructure risk and increasing their agility. This in turn, allows them to free up resources to focus on more value added activities that makes them more relevant to their organization. Champions within the organization must understand the most critical activities to engage in and must bring these priorities into balance with policies that conserve resources, make financial sense for the organization, and that are good for the planet.

Join us as we discuss sustainable smart data center solutions topics such as:

  • Datacenter and IT sustainability challenges
  • Panduit’s Unified Physical Infrastructure (UPI) approach to simplifying and reducing infrastructure risks
  • Software for monitoring and managing connectivity, space & capacity, and energy management
  • Panduit’s capabilities to provide quantifiable customer benefits.

Smart ICT-1
Modular Cooling for the Data Center

  • Peter Hayden
    Director, Sustainable Power Services, Network & System Integration
Many carriers and other organizations are looking for new approaches to data center cooling technology to stay competitive. Current heat-exchange methods for cooling data centers can be expensive and are inherently inefficient in meeting the requirements of today’s dense, high-speed computing equipment. By implementing a solution that aligns with business initiatives — including cost-effective operation, optimization of energy efficiencies, reduced management complexity, and the need to meet green computing initiatives — carriers can address these challenges and extend their competitive advantage.

This presentation examines a new approach to data center cooling — “phase change” or “two-phase” low-pressure pumped refrigerant cooling. You will learn about the advantages of this approach over traditional Computer Room Air Conditioning (CRAC) methods and see specific benefits organizations can realize — from lower OPEX and reduced energy requirements to optimized use of data center space. You will also discover how, through innovative design, a refrigerant-based system can be deployed with minimal impact on present infrastructure and learn about the advantages of an active refrigerant-based cooling approach over a passive energy-neutral design.
Smart ICT-2
Getting Wise to the Smart Grid

  • Sanket Amberkar
    Senior Manager, Smart Grid, Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • William Sarni
    CEO, Domani

The GeSI report highlighted several areas where the IT sector can vastly improve resource efficiency. The Smart Grid is a perfect space for those areas to play out as we transform a century-old infrastructure and transition to a low-carbon economy. In this talk, we’ll touch on the business opportunities highlighted in the GeSI and the trends and solutions that the Smart Grid inspires for greener, more cost-efficient business models
Smart Grid
TIA Presents: Tyco Electronics Company-Wide Sustainability Initiative

  • Rick Nevins
    Vice President, IT Infrastructure and Operations, Tyco Electronic

Tyco Electronics has embarked upon a company-wide sustainability initiative with aggressive goals related to environmental impacts and energy consumption. As a part of this overall initiative, the Information Systems function is focusing on ways to reduce power, print consumption and travel through innovative IT technologies. Examples include PC power-off agents, innovative datacenter cooling techniques, advanced datacenter power monitoring, printer output management software and use of Telepresence and collaboration toolsets.
Case Studies
Remote Collaboration - Cisco on Cisco

  • Darrel Stickler
    Sustainable Business Practices, Cisco Systems
How Cisco is using its own products and solutions to move toward environmental sustainability. This session will review Cisco's experience with its remote collaboration technologies and its CSR reporting on GHG emissions.
Collaboration, Telepresence
Applied Materials Best Practice

  • Bruce S. Kalfter
    Sr Director, Environmental, Health and Safety, Applied Materials, Inc

Bruce Klafter will offer a short primer on sustainability management and how smart ICT can be incorporated into an overall company strategy. He will address a number of topics, including the planning process and getting a program started, gathering baseline information and other critical data, goal setting and using metrics to generate momentum for initiatives.
Expert Points of View

01:45 - 02:15 PM

02:15 - 02:45 PM

02:15 - 02:45 PM

TIA Presents: Roadmap for Sustainability of Telecommunications Equipment

  • Ludwig Graff
    Director, Verizon Core Network & Technology,Verizon Communications

Verizon has established itself as a technical leader by being the first global carrier to publish standards for energy efficiency in network equipment. This requirement, effective 1/1/09, requires a 20% reduction of energy requirements for all network equipment it purchases after this date. This presentation will focus on the process for creating these requirements and the programs for implementation as well as Verizon's latest initiatives to create a greener world. During this talk, Ludwig Graff will discuss 2 new network energy efficiency programs which will go into effect in July 2010. These programs include Thermal Management Simulation and Test (TMST) and RoHS reliability testing program
Smart ICT-1
Lessons Learned from Data Center Planning and Design Phases

  • Joanne Tyree
    Chief Information Officer, Panduit
  • Marc Naese
    Director of IT Infrastructure & Operations, Panduit

Join us to learn how to design the Data Center of the Future. We will begin by explaining how we designed our new LEED Gold Certified world headquarters building, including the new data center, for energy efficiency, collaboration and innovation. Next, you will hear from the Panduit CIO on how the new Data Center was designed to support strategic IT objectives. Panduit’s Director of IT will then explain the detailed implementation plan designed to achieve these goals, the best practices implemented, and the new level of intra-organizational collaboration required to implement that Data Center strategy. This new Data Center leverages Panduit’s Unified Physical Infrastructure(UPI) based Data Center Solutions and complete portfolio of physical infrastructure offerings to reduce power and cooling costs, minimize space and increase agility while ensuring high availability, reliability and scalability.
Smart ICT-2
Oracle and The Smart Grid Eco Enterprise - Turning Information into Power

  • Martin Dunlea
    Senior Director and Utilities Global Lead, Oracle
Over the next ten years, the way energy is generated, delivered and consumed will transform beyond recognition in response to rapidly increasing environmental and economic pressures. This session reviews the challenges for energy providers and consumers in effecting a successful transition to a highly intelligent, flexible and information-driven energy supply chain. Oracle leads the industry in providing the data management technology needed to create and deliver an efficient next-generation energy delivery infrastructure in a low-carbon economy. This presentation will outline Oracle’s technology proposition for Utilities providers and energy consumers in the context of:
  •   Building Smart Grids
  •   Overcoming Operational Constraints and Challenges
  •   Delivering the Energy Value Chain of Tomorrow
  •   Navigating the Transformation to Eco-Enterprise
  •   Creating an Eco-Efficient Data Center
Smart Grid
Green IT and Higher Education

  • Greg Kovich
    Director of Strategic Accounts
    Enterprise Market Group
Eco-sustainability can be a complex issue, but strategic application of IT technologies can simplify processes and transform how institutions operate while reducing their impact on the environment.

Focusing on the higher education segment, Greg will discuss the challenges of Green IT including current business and purchasing models, evolving ‘green’ best practices and other considerations. Learn more about how Alcatel-Lucent helped Alamo Community Colleges reduce energy consumption by more than 40% through the implementation of a high-efficiency network and optimized cooling systems. In addition, this network of community colleges further reduced their carbon footprint, improved productivity and reduced expenses by adopting unified communications solutions.
Case Studies
Confederation of Dematerialized Industries

  • Paul Dickinson
    CEO, Carbon Disclosure Project
The great majority of commerce in the world today is heavily dependent on fossil fuels. In every country citizen perceptions of greater wealth through a growing economy has become the minimum requirement demanded of governments. Attempts to change this expectation may prove dangerous. Economic growth can proceed without increased energy consumption when consumer expenditure migrates from physical goods to increased consumption of 'dematerialized' products. To give a picture of the home in 2012 imagine first that a significant percentage of expenditure on cars and fuel has been transferred to the 'dematerialized' economy.
Expert Points of View

02:15 - 02:45 PM

02:45 - 03:15 PM

02:45 - 03:15 PM

TIA Presents, The Role of the ICT industry in Addressing Climate

  • Stephen Harper
    Global Director, Environment and Energy Policy, Intel Corporation
Scientific and political consensus has largely been achieved that climate change is happening and that human actions are playing a significant role in warming the planet. Recent studies by McKinsey and others have demonstrated how improving energy efficiency can, and must, play a significant role in climate mitigation. This realization has lead US, EU, and other governments to place increased emphasis on the energy efficiency of information and communications technology (ICT). What has largely been overlooked, however, is the role that ICT has played, and can play to an even greater extent, in increasing the energy efficiency of the world’s economy. This presentation summarizes recent research results that show the energy productivity benefits of ICT and will illustrate future potential with some examples. Finally, the presentation provides suggestions re public policies that could accentuate these benefits.

Smart ICT-2
Disruptive opportunities for new entrants and existing players

  • Stuart Newstead
    Associate Telco 2.0 initiative
Smart Grids will transform the electricity industry, ensuring transparency and significant opportunities for new entrants into the market with limited barriers to entry.

  • New opportunities for existing players and new entrants, energy suppliers, telcos, automotive, white goods, finance, lifestyle brands and environmental enterprises.
  • The potential to sell power usage alongside consumer products is an exciting prospect for consumers and producers.
  • Brokerage of demand response for peak curtailment or peak leveling.
  • Consumers exchanging control of non-essential devices in exchange for lower power costs.
  • Finance, management and optimization of domestic and small-scale micro-generation (renewable, combined heat and power)
Smart Grid
Panduit Presents: CARA Operations Solves Centralized Information Management with Panduit UPI

  • Jack Ganz
    Founder and CTO of JGC Ltd
Jack Ganz, Founder and CTO of JGC Ltd. discusses how he helped Cara Operations overcame business agility and data sharing challenges by deploying a Panduit Unified Physical Infrastructure (UPI) solution to enable centralized information management for improved network performance. The result is a converged IP-based 10Gb/s network that centralizes and optimizes IT operations as well as multiple building systems while managing the integration of all key elements associated with systems consolidation, lowering operations costs and ensuring reduced risk.
Case Studies
Leveraging collaborative technology as a means of increasing productivity, decreasing cost and saving the environment one meeting at a time.

  • Heather Isaacson
    Business Development Manager, Public Cisco TelePresence
Collaboration, Telepresence
The Power of Partnerships: How Open Innovation is Driving New Growth in Sustainability and Information Technology

  • Matthew Heim, Ph.D.
    President, NineSigma, Inc
Open Innovation allows companies to leverage global resources to augment their internal innovation capabilities and drive maximum value from their innovation initiatives. It provides the most efficient, effective path to enabling sustainability, which is widely recognized as one of the most critical issues facing industry today.

As the leading service provider in the Open Innovation space, NineSigma has run numerous projects relating to sustainability as well as advanced information technologies. This presentation will illustrate how the Open Innovation process has driven growth and competitive advantage through projects like: connecting physical and digital communications, biomimicry for automotive design applications, bio-inspired sensing systems and geothermal energy solutions. In his presentation, NineSigma President Matthew Heim will highlight the vital role external innovation partnerships and technology intelligence plays in tackling some of the world’s most critical innovation challenges
Expert Points of View 

02:45 - 03:15 PM

03:15 - 03:45 PM

03:15 - 03:45 PM
The business case behind telepresence

  • Charlie O’Hanlon
    Business Development Manager, Public Cisco TelePresence
How the Marriott Hotel group is leveraging a new business model to drive new revenue streams in the green space. Speaker: Charlie O’Hanlon, Business Development Manager, Public Cisco TelePresence
Case Studies
Using Inter-company telepresence and videoconferencing to reduce pollution, cut cost, improve productivity, and create a disaster recovery capability for any contingency

  • Howard S. Lichtman
    Founder and President Human Productivity Lab
As physical travel becomes more expensive and less efficient, smart business leaders are moving toward the puck and improving their ability to connect with their partners, vendors, and customers using telepresence and videoconferencing. They are leveraging telepresence as integral part of R&D, partner collaboration, and even the sales and customer engagement process to reduce pollution, cut costs, improve productivity and aggressively accelerate their position in new markets. Creating a telepresence capability also delivers a disaster recovery capability against terrorism, war, health emergencies, and/or economic/currency collapse. Discover the ROI and benefits in connecting your company to the rest of your eco-system globally.
Collaboration, Telepresence
Sustainability as a Corporate brand attribute

  • Terry Cecil
    International Sponsor Council, President and CEO
Expert Points of View


Smart ICT 1 and 2

  • Virtualization of ICT resources
    • A major trend in controlling the overall growth in data center footprints
    • Pooling assets such as computing, Network and Storage, where utilization is low, so they can be used across the enterprise and beyond
    • Virtualization represents a radical rethinking of how to deliver data center services
    • Virtualization could significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions

  • Cooling
    • ICT vendors are actively working to improve cooling technique efficiencies
    • Cooling has now become a significant competitive differentiator
    • Technologies and solutions are now available to detect where within the data center temperatures are running high, and to direct cooling to those areas

  • Consolidation, Cloud Computing and Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • There is a significant trend towards consolidation that will help in dealing with the existing or legacy data center impact.
    • Organizational attitudes are changing as costs of operating a data center surpass the initial investment
    • Companies now have a number of options for computing services, which shift costs from the enterprise to an external provider, who could potentially deliver these capabilities with economies of scale and at higher energy efficiency
    • SaaS business model allows companies to access key enterprise applications, such as customer relationship management databases, or collaboration tools, via a web browser, with no need to host their own data center facilities
    • Advanced telepresence applications, currently in the early stage of adoption, will have a significant impact in highly-distributed service industry environments, in both the private and public sectors.

Smart Grids Summit

  • Smart Grids bring together two worlds: energy and ICT, in a unique setting designed to identify how they can create new opportunities and drive innovation. This event will do more than explore how energy suppliers can become more efficient in the transmission and distribution of power. Telco 2.0 has built a rich understanding of how telecoms operators and IT players are meeting the challenges and opportunities brought by disruptive internet technologies. With this event, Telco 2.0 brings this understanding to the energy industry, along with insights into the implications for existing and new players.

Telepresence & Unified Communication

  • As physical travel becomes more expensive and less efficient, smart business leaders are moving toward the puck and improving their ability to connect with their partners, vendors, and customers using telepresence and videoconferencing. They are leveraging telepresence as integral part of R&D, partner collaboration, and even the sales and customer engagement process to reduce pollution, cut costs, improve productivity and aggressively accelerate their position in new markets. Creating a telepresence capability also delivers a disaster recovery capability against terrorism, war, health emergencies, and/or economic/currency collapse. Discover the ROI and benefits in connecting your company to the rest of your eco-system globally.


Case Studies

  • Major corporations share their experience and outcomes on how Smart ICT can be incorporated into an overall company strategy. They will address a number of topics, including the planning process and getting a program started, gathering baseline information and other critical data, goal setting and using metrics to generate momentum for initiatives. They will share their successes and lessons learned.


Expert Points of View

  • Some of the most respected leaders, consultants and authors share their point of view on topics as compelling as:
    • Why most Sustainability initiatives are Shortsighted, and what it takes to change that
    • How open innovation is driving new growth in sustainability
    • The impact of sustainability on Brands
    • And much more...