Silvia Guzman Arana, Global Director of Sustainability, Telefonica
Silvia is the Global Director of Sustainablity and Reputation of Telefónica, in which her main role is the implementation of the corporate strategy of sustainability.
She holds a degree in Geological Science from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, doctorate in Physics and an Executive MBA from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Her professional career at Telefonica began in 1995 in the Telefonica Móviles Technology department. After 3 years in the same department, she joined the Quality Department and later in 2001, moved to Corporative Responsibility as manager at Telefonica Móviles España.
In November 2005, she joined the Corporative Social Responsibility divison as Corporative Responsibility Manager at Telefónica S.A. In 2007, she moved on to take on the role of Environmental Director at Telefónica S,A, a role which she still currently holds within the Sustainaibility Direction.
She has previous experience, working in several resources research companies as investigator at BMT Group, Instituto Nacional de Oceanografía and Geocisa.
Cristina Bueti graduated from the Faculty of Political Science and International Cooperation and Development of the University of Florence, where she completed postgraduate studies in International Cooperation. In 2003, Ms Bueti completed a project for the Faculty of Laws, University of Malta, before joining the International Telecommunication Union in Geneva in January 2004. She is responsible for ITU-T's activities related to ICTs and environment with a special focus on climate change and e-waste issues.
Jean Manuel Canet, Rapporteur Q18/5 Methodology of environmental impact assessment of ICT
Jean-Manuel leads the Skill Centre on Sustainable Development in Orange Consulting, the Consulting branch of Orange Business Services. This Skill Centre performs IT energy audits and IT carbon footprint assessments for organisations. It also provides advice on how to reduce environmental impacts of ICT and how to use ICT in order to reduce environmental impacts in other sectors of the economy.
Jean-Manuel is Rapporteur for the Question on methodologies in the frame of the Study Group “Environment and Climate Change” of the ITU-T. He sits on the Steering Committee of the GHG Protocol ICT sector initiative.
Jean-Manuel graduated from Telecom ParisTech and from the Collège des Ingénieurs MBA Programme.
Lorraine Hudson, Smart City Coordinator, City of Bristol
Lorraine coordinates Bristol City Council’s Smart City Programme in the Bristol Futures Group. Smart City Bristol is a collaborative programme between the public sector, business and community, using smart innovative technologies to tackle the environmental challenges facing the city and creating new social and economic opportunities for citizens and businesses. She also leads Bristol’s involvement in Eurocities’ Green Digital Charter and has developed a Bristol carbon footprint for ICT and Green Addict – a website with Green ICT resources and case studies. Lorraine is also an Open University Associate Lecturer, has a PhD in Atmospheric Chemistry from the University of Bristol and has worked in industry on climate change and sustainability issues.
Yoshiaki Ichikawa, Chairman of IEC TC 111 and ISO TC 268/SC 1
Dr. Ichikawa (Yoshi) is currently, a senior chief engineer in Environmental Strategy Office, at the Headquarters of Hitachi Ltd., mainly in charge of global strategy. His international activities include the chair of IEC TC111 (Environmental Standardisation), the chair of ISO TC 268/SC1 (Smart Community Infrastructure), an expert of ISO TC207 (Environmental Management), and Co-chair of GHG protocol WG in WBCSD.
He received Dr. Eng. degree in 1987 from the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. He started working for Hitachi, Ltd. since 1979. He was first engaged in robotics, artificial intelligence, network management. From 1996 to 1999 he worked on industrial applications of computer networks in the field of manufacturing and environmental management. In 2000 he started providing support tools and consulting to top managements of environmentally leading companies in Japan. Since 2005 he joined in the current division and has provided internal consulting to all the group companies and business divisions mainly regarding ecodesign, global legal compliance, and international standards.
Bilel Jamoussi, Chief of ITU-T Study Groups
Dr. Bilel Jamoussi is Chief of the Study Groups Department at the International Telecommunication Union Standardization Bureau in Geneva Switzerland where he is responsible for the organization and management of the ITU-T Study Groups, Focus Groups, Global Standardization Initiatives, Joint Coordination Activities, and their secretariat.
Before joining ITU, Bilel was with Nortel for 15 years in Canada and then the United States where he held several leadership positions including Strategic Standards, Advanced Technology, University Research, Software Development for routing/switching platforms, and Data Network Engineering of major international customer networks.
As Director of the Strategic Standards organization within the office of the Chief Technical Officer (CTO), Bilel provided strategic technology direction and leadership for Nortel’s involvement in more than 90 standards development organizations, forums and consortia. He also contributed to the MIT one laptop per child (OLPC) initiative.
Bilel is an IEEE Senior Member. He was elected to the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Board of Governors (BOG) and the IEEE-SA Corporate Advisory Group (CAG). He served on the IEEE Standards Education Committee, the IEEE-SA Nominations and Appointments Committee, the IEEE-SA BOG International ad hoc, and the Technical Liaison from IEEE-SA to ITU-T and ITU-D.
Bilel contributes to the innovation and advancement of technology in the ICT Field. He has 22 granted and filed US patents in diverse areas: packet, optical, wireless, and quality of service.
Bilel received a BS. ’89, MS. ’92, and PhD ’95 degrees in Computer Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University, USA.
Jean-Marc Jancovici, Founding Partner, Carbone 4
Jean-Marc Jancovici, aged 50, is a French engineer who authored the French reference method for greenhouse gases inventories for corporations (his work has directely and indirectely contributed to the scope 3 of the GHG Protocol and the upcoming ISO 14069). He is co-founder and partner of Carbone 4, a Paris based consultancy that works on carbon strategy for large corporations and various public entities.
He is also founder and president of The Shift Project, a think tank that aims at promoting the progressive phasing out of fossil fuels from the economy.
He has been associated to various not for profit activities in France and abroad, one of them being co-authoring the Pacte Ecologique that lead to the French Grenelle de l’Environnement.
He teaches at Mines ParisTech, on energy and climate.
He is an occasional columnist, and wrote 6 books, one of them translated in 6 langages.
He has a personal website (www.manicore.com) that provides comprehensive information on energy and climate change, with a French and an English section.
Jan Cornelis den Ouden, City of Utrecht
As a senior business developer Jan Cornelis is working within Logica Business Consulting on new business areas. For the past 10 years he developed different new concepts ranging from a multi recycling ATM machine, a SIM card for mobile banking, a full service library and education bus for urban region’s and a cryogenic gas solution for the food business industry. The last few years Jan Cornelis innovated and developed the IBOR concept.
IBOR (the integral maintenance of Public Sector environment) is a new innovative way to achieve energy as well as cost savings in areas like street lighting. It is delivered through the cloud for flexibility and lower costs. IBOR is designed to allow the remote management of public spaces from a central location using the innovative Microsoft Surface 2.0 or the Windows Phone 7. For example, in the event of an accident, emergency services can use the support of traffic lights to guide them to the right location or conduct real-time routing if an unexpected street obstruction occurs. The combination of using Windows Azure, Silverlight, Surface, SQL server and AppFabric ensures a low total cost of ownership, flexibility, scalability and security. It allows our clients to get the benefits out of Logica Azure-based cloud services and get the service on a pay per use basis. The first pilot of IBOR is to be started at the municipality of Utrecht to prove that it can help with a 25-40% reduction in energy costs.
Vin Sumner, Managing Director, Clicks and Links Ltd on behalf of City of Manchester
Vin Sumner is currently the Managing Director of Clicks and Links Ltd, a specialist ICT Company dedicated to providing innovative web-based solutions and consultancy services to public and private sectors. With over 25 years experience in the IT industry, Vin has worked for several leading UK IT services companies. In particular he has extensive experience in working with central and local government, including running business units, undertaking consultancy assignments, delivering projects, writing and speaking on the future use of IT.
In 2009 Vin created the Green Digital Charter for Cities, which has been adopted, by both EUROCITIES and the European Commission, with over 30 Cities now enrolled as signatories and led to NiCE project which is developing support tools for cities. Vin also led the innovative City2020 and Local2020 projects for the European Commission.
Since 2005, Vin has also been working on the application of games technology for serious purposes through virtual world technology and set up Second Places Ltd to pursue this work. Initially using Second Life as a platform and more recently Unity3D , the company has pioneered the use of virtual world and interactive 3D technology across sectors such as Education, Construction , Training , Tourism and Sport, including work for Learning and Teaching Scotland, BP , Cabinet Office and Astra-Zeneca.
Frans-Anton Vermast, Senior Strategy Advisor for Low Carbon and Connected Urban Planning, City of Amsterdam
Since the advent of the Amsterdam Fibre from Home Initiative, Frans-Anton Vermast (1969) has been involved as a European public and government affairs advisor (including regulatory issues). His immense knowledge and expertise on Open Access Communication Infrastructure is highly sought-after by local governments globally.
He has acquired substantial business and regulatory knowledge on Open Access Communication Infrastructure based on fibre-optic techniques in the Netherlands and the rest of Europe.
Mr. Vermast is also the Senior Strategy Advisor for Low Carbon and Connected Urban Planning at Amsterdam Smart City since 2008. He is an expert in searching for the possibility of novel appliances and services based on the combination of electricity and (broadband) connectivity. Furthermore, he specializes in the holistic approach of Smart Work, Smart Grids, Smart Living and Smart City, which aim to reduce CO2 emissions to create a more sustainable environment and boost social and economic benefits.
Mr. Vermast has extensive Dutch, European and global experience in the facilitating the participation of local governments, municipalities and communities in these initiatives.