Yoshiaki Ichikawa, Chairman of IEC TC 111 and ISO TC 268/SC 1
ISO has just started new standardization activities on the smart community infrastructure in TC268/SC1 since February 2012. The infrastructure includes power grid, transportation, water, waste management and ICT. The objective of the standardization is to enhancing international trade and the world wide dissemination of smart infrastructures in the context of well balancing high quality and low environmental impacts. The speaker would like to capture feedback from this roundtable on the roles of such standards in view of the efficient utilization for policy options.
Green Digital Bristol
Lorraine Hudson, Smart City Coordinator, City of Bristol
Bristol aims to be in the top 20 European Cities by 2020 and has made a clear commitment to create a world-class and inclusive green digital economy. Bristol City Council created the Bristol Futures Group in 2011 to provide city leadership on green, digital, economic and international issues. Bristol is a signatory of the Green Digital Charter and produced a ICT carbon footprint for the city in 2009 and established a Green ICT website (www.greenaddict.eu) which has free resources to support organisations to reduce their ICT carbon footprint and Green ICT Champions case studies. The Council adopted its first Green ICT Strategy in 2010. In 2011 the Council commissioned a Smart City Bristol study to identify the opportunities to use smart and innovative technologies to meet the city’s challenges including its ambitious target to reduce carbon emissions by 40% by 2020. The Smart City Programme was launched in 2011 and currently has a focus on smart energy, smart transport and smart data.