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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.

Plenary Session Agenda

March 30th
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March 31st
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April 1st
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08:15 - 08:30 AM 08:45 - 09:00 AM 08:45 - 09:00 AM Welcome to all participants

  • Bruno Castejon
    Senior Vice President and Co-founder, G2Events
08:30 - 08:45 AM 09:00 - 09:15 AM 09:00 - 09:15 AM Information and Communication Technology: Role and opportunities in mitigating global gas emissions and carbon footprint

  • Achim Steiner
    UNEP Executive Director, United Nations Under-Secretary General
  • How does the United Nations see the current situation and do you confirm the importance of ICT in combating climate change?
  • Do you think enterprises have a critical role to play and if yes what is this role? • Do you think more regulations should be put in place or should we leave it to the free-market to auto-regulate?
  • What should be the role of NGOs, Governments and Businesses?
  • What differences do you see between developed and developing countries in terms of sustainability maturity?
  • What is the role of ICT in the development and production of new energies?
08:45 - 09:30 AM 09:15 - 10:00 AM 09:15 - 10:00 AM The Sustainability Agenda
Telepresence enabled roundtable

  • Jean-Marc Lagoutte
    Group CIO Danone (Dannon) joining from Paris
  • Guido Jouret
    CTO Emerging Technologies, Cisco Systems, joining from San Jose
  • Helmut Reisinger
    SVP Orange Business Services, joining from Paris, will chair the panel session
  • Chris Ellis
    Head of Customer Marketing at Orange Business Services joining from Paris.
Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability is on the agenda of every corporation worldwide today. In this panel session we will explore how corporations can reduce their environmental impact and become more socially responsible, while maintaining or even improving financial bottom lines. More specifically we will discuss what initiatives the ICT sector has undertaken to reduce its own environmental impact, but also how it can create an even bigger impact by introducing innovative services such as remote collaboration, cloud computing or future smart grids that other industries may benefit from. Leading executives from global corporations including Danone (Dannon), Cisco and Orange Business Services will share their views.
09:30 - 10:00 AM 10:00 - 10:30 AM 10:00 - 10:30 AM The Role of Business in Ensuring a Sustainable Future
Telepresence enabled roundtable

  • Marc Fossier
    Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer, France Telecom
    Orange Group
  • Axel Haetjens
    CMO, Orange Business Services
  • Patricia Waldron-Werner
    SVP Human Resources & Internal Communications
    Orange Business Services, France Telecom Group

    Chris Ellis
    Head of Customer Marketing at Orange Business Services, joining from Paris
Businesses and organizations have a Key role to play in ensuring a sustainable future for ourselves and for the generations to come. Some will take a lead in this area, motivated by a belief that we must change. Some will use Corporate Social Responsibility as a route to competitive advantage, while others will wait for regulation and enforcement before adopting a new approach to managing sustainability. In this panel session we will explore the link between the global aspects of sustainability and the actions taken by businesses. We will explore ways to manage and motivate people better to focus an organization on CSR. Senior executives from Orange explain the IT and human resource policies that are being put into place by IT companies. This session will give the audience an understanding of the role that business leaders can take in creating their own strategies and policies for a sustainable future.
10:00 - 10:45 AM 10:30 - 11:15 AM 10:30 - 11:15 AM Transforming Communications for a Sustainable Planet

  • Peter Wermter
    Senior Director of Market Development, Enterprise Market Group, Alcatel-Lucent
Global warming and climate change are hot issues today. Although ‘how hot’ is frequently debated, no one can argue that ICT can play an important role in reducing carbon emissions. Join Peter as he explains how Alcatel-Lucent can help businesses seize new opportunities while reducing energy and power consumption through innovative application of communications solutions. Using real-world examples, he will show the environmental and business benefits of smart buildings, smart utilities, and teleworking. In addition, learn how a dynamic, end-to-end network approach can help you evolve your business model and drive an eco-sustainable communications transformation.
10:45 - 11:15 AM 11:15 - 11:45 AM 11:15 - 11:45 AM The Sustainable Enterprise
via Telepresence

  • Nick Earle
    Senior Vice Presiden
    Global Enterprise Theatre and Cisco Services, European Markets
A key enabler of adopting sustainable business practices is identifying how to not only drive a greener global footprint but bottom and top line impact. Join Nick Earle, Senior Vice President, Cisco Systems as he explores how Enterprises are adopting a radical new way of accelerating business success through collaborative business models. Using Cisco and other Fortune 500 examples, Earle will discuss how companies are harnessing collaboration, data center and networking technologies innovate upon their business model—create borderless organizations capable of driving greater business agility and stronger business outcomes while at the same time drastically reducing travel, green house emissions and improving other sustainability efforts.
11:15 - 12:00 AM 11:45 - 12:30 PM 1145 - 12:30 PM UPI (Unified Physical Infrastructure): The Nature of Transformation
Deploying Energy - Efficient, Smarter Data Centers with an Optimized Physical Infrastructure

  • Vineeth Ram
    VP Global Strategic Marketing
With power and cooling accounting for 55 % of energy consumption in a Data Center, designing and deploying an integrated physical infrastructure is critical to optimize energy usage and reduce TCO.

  • UPI-based Data Center Solutions enable elimination of redundant infrastructure resources, consolidating all infrastructure elements to help maximize real estate utilization and cooling conservation over the data center life cycle.
  • UPI-based Connected Building Solutions achieve higher asset utilization within an improved cost structure over the building life cycle by converging building devices and systems and managing energy resources more effectively.
  • Panduit´s new World Headquarters Building demonstrates the sustainability benefits of strong, tight collaboration across an extensive Partner Ecosystem where IBM plays a fundamental role.
12:00 - 12:45 PM 12:30 - 01:15 PM 12:30 - 01:15 PM Mapping Green IT’s Current State And Future Trajectory

Doug Washburn
Forrester Research Senior Analyst

Despite a challenging economic year in 2009, green IT initiatives persisted. Why? The primary motivation to pursue greener IT is to reduce costs, and what better time to purse cost saving initiatives than in a recession. While most green IT initiatives start in the data center, organizations are increasingly looking outside to distributed IT assets – and even outside of IT all together to reduce environmental of broader business operations. Likewise, Forrester is seeing enterprises evolve their green IT initiatives beyond just energy efficient hardware to encompass software, services and processes.

To help IT professionals capitalize on the evolution of green IT, this session will:
  • Define green IT and its trajectory
  • Review the economics of green IT and incentive programs
  • Identify examples of green IT in action
  • Offer recommendations for green IT success
12:45 - 01:15 PM 01:15 - 01:45 PM 01:15 - 01:45 PM TIA Presents: Environmental Compliance

  • Paul E. Hagen
    Principle, Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.
Environmental compliance is critical to ensuring market access for ICT products and serves as a foundation for corporate sustainability initiatives. Paul Hagen of Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. has long served as environmental counsel to TIA and leading ICT companies. He will provide an update on the growing patchwork of RoHS, energy efficiency and producer responsibility requirements in key markets world-wide.
01:15 - 01:45 PM 01:45 - 02:15 PM 01:45 - 02:15 PM Identifying Innovative Solutions through Dialogue with Large Enterprises

  • Ayesha Barenblat
    Director, Advisory Services (Consumer Products), BSR
  • Roger McElrath
    Manager, Advisory Services (Food and Beverage), BSR
  • Michael Oxman
    Director, Advisory Services (Mining, Oil and Gas), BSR
  • Raj Sapru
    Director, Advisory Services (Manufacturing and Logistics), BSR
  • Cody Sisco
    Manager, Advisory Services (Information and Communications Technology) (moderating), BSR
The Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry needs to "think big" in order to re-orient economic growth to deliver environmental sustainability and tackle social problems. The industry can achieve this by increasing the depth and scope of its engagement with large enterprise customers. Innovative use of ICT can help large enterprises address pressing sustainability challenges as diverse as climate change, urban development, water scarcity, health care and sustainable food chains. In this panel discussion, experts from BSR's Advisory Services team will describe the main sustainability challenges facing their industries, and how technology can help leading companies transform their business models to be more sustainable.
01:45 - 02:15 PM 02:15 - 02:45 PM 02:15 - 02:45 PM The necessary shift from reactive to proactive and the requirement for forward looking strategies.

Georg Kell
Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact

Climate change is the defining global challenge of our time. In order to be prepared for its impacts, business needs to shift from reactive to proactive, forward-looking strategies. In his presentation, Georg Kell, Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact (the world's largest voluntary corporate responsibility initiative with more than 7,000 participants in over 130 countries), will highlight the important contribution that businesses can make in advancing sustainability and outline specific ways in which the private sector can turn climate risks into business opportunities. He will also introduce the work of the Caring for Climate initiative, an action platform for UN Global Compact participants who seek to demonstrate climate leadership.
Smart ICT

Mar 30, 2010 USA Timezones
Mar 31, 2010 Europe Timezones
Apr 1, 2010 Asia Timezones

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Apr-June 2010


Keynote Speakers

Achim Steiner
Achim Steiner
UNEP Executive Director
United Nations Under-Secretary General
Dr. Helmut Reisinger
Dr. Helmut Reisinger
Senior Vice President
Orange Business Services
Nick Earle
Nick Earle
Senior VP, Services Europe & Global Enterprise
Cisco Systems Inc.
Vineeth Ram
Vineeth Ram
VP Global Strategic Marketing
Panduit Corp
Jean-Marc Lagoutte
Jean-Marc Lagoutte
Group CIO
Roger Fawcett
Guido Jouret
VP & CTO, Emerging Technologies Group
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Georg Kell
Georg Kell
Executive Director
United Nations Global Compact
Axel Haentjens
Axel Haentjens
VP Marketing, Brand & External Communications
Orange Business Services
Peter Wertmer
Peter Wertmer
Sr. Director of Market Development
Enterprise Market Group, Alcatel-Lucent
Marc Fossier
Marc Fossier
Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer
France Telecom - Orange Group
Joanne Tyree
Joanne Tyree
Chief Information Officer
Panduit Corp
Stephen Harper
Stephen Harper
Global Director, Environment & Energy Policy
Intel Corporation
Ludwig Graff
Ludwig Graff
Director, Verizon Core Network & Technology
Verizon Communications