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 Forum on “Boosting Smart Grids through Energy Efficient ICT”
 Paris, France, 17 September 2012



Marga Blom, Manager, KPN

Marga Blom is Director Energy Management of Royal KPN and responsible for all aspects on Energy, including sourcing, innovation, and sustainability. Although Marga is working for the KPN group as a whole, Marga is based in the Netherlands with her main focus also on the Netherlands.

Marga started her career in the oil industry with the IT department of Shell. Since 1987 she is working with KPN in a number of management functions in ICT and Finance and Procurement.

Given the increase of both cost and use of energy in 2007 Marga founded the Energy Management Group (EMG) in order to bundle knowledge regarding all Energy aspects. In the last three years the focus of the EMG changed from sourcing via data-analysis to structural energy efficiency in the whole chain. Sustainable sourcing and models to make the effects of energy-efficiency visible are part of this changing role.

Energy-efficiency became in 2008 one of the spearheads of the CSR policy of KPN with Marga Blom as director.

This way of working proofed to be successful and got international recognition. In 2009 KPN got the ISM R.Gene Richter award for leadership and innovation and KPN and since 2010 KPN is listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and in 2011 ranked in the top 5 of the Carbon Disclosure Project.
Alicia Carrasco, EMEA Regulatory Director, eMeter, Siemens

A European recognized thought leader on smart energy, she maintains regular dialogue with Energy Authorities and Energy Regulators regarding the development of concepts, services, and has responded actively to several consultations.

She is a founder of the Smart Energy Demand Coalition, where she actively participates identifying barriers and roadmaps for the promotion of demand side program development in Europe.

Previously she also was involved in the Energy Sector as an Equity Research in the City of London, as an European Electricity and Gas Analyst for Platts.

Alicia holds a Master in Science in Environmental Economics and Sustainable Development from University College of London

Flavio Cucchietti, Telecom Italia

Flavio Cucchietti, within Telecom Italia R&D Center in Turin (Italy,) is managing the innovation projects on infrastructural and powering solutions for the Next Generation Network.

From 1988 he is active in standardization activities on access network technologies and conformance testing. He is currently member of many standardization bodies acting on Energy Efficiency and Sustainability for ICT and Network infrastructure.

Cooperates with EC and Energy Star on Energy efficiency initiatives.

Co-chairs the GeSI-EEWG (Energy Efficiency Working Group) where worldwide ICT service providers and vendors are working together towards energy efficiency .

Takes part in international and national study groups on optical fibre deployment in FTTx and Digital Divide scenarios.

He is Board member of GeSI and of CEI, the Italian standardization institution in the electrical, electronic and telecommunications area.
Franco Davoli, Professor of Telecommunication Networks, DITEN-University of Genoa / CNIT-University of Genoa Research Unit, Italy: ITU Report on “Boosting Energy Efficiency through Smart Grids”

Franco Davoli received the "laurea" degree in Electronic Engineering in 1975 from the University of Genoa, Italy. Since 1990 he has been Full Professor of Telecommunication Networks at the University of Genoa. He was with the Department of Communications, Computer and Systems Science (DIST); since January 2012 he has been with the Department of Naval, Electrical, Electronic, and Telecommunications Engineering. His current research interests are in dynamic resource allocation in multiservice networks, wireless mobile and satellite networks, multimedia communications and services, and energy-efficient networking. On these and other aspects he has co-authored over 300 scientific publications in international journals, book chapters and conference proceedings. In 2004 and 2011 he was Visiting Erskine Fellow at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. He has been Principal Investigator in a large number of projects and has served in several positions in the Italian National Consortium for Telecommunications (CNIT), an independent organization joining 37 universities all over Italy. He was the Head of the CNIT National Laboratory for Multimedia Communications in Naples, Italy, for the term 2003-2004, and Vice-President of the CNIT Management Board for the term 2005-2007. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.

Merce Griera i Fisa, Project Officer, DG Connect, European Commission

Mercè Griera is a European Commission scientific officer in the Information and Communication Technologies Research Programme. She works in the Smart Cities and Sustainability Unit and she is responsible for developing the ICT for Energy Efficiency area.

Mercè has more than 30 years of ICT experience working for public administrations, the private industry as well as the university. She was a lecturer and researcher at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, she had research positions at the University of Toulon and of the Var (France) and at the University of Sherbrooke (Canada).

Mr. Paolo Gemma, Huawei EU Senior Specialist Marketing Manager, Global Representative Green and Energy Savings, Huawei Technologies

Paolo Gemma - senior Specialist for Europe and representative of Huawei on issues related to energy saving and environmental sustainability of companies worldwide - began working in Huawei in April 2008.

Before he was in Nokia Siemens Networks, where he was responsible for the Italian laboratories for EMC (electromagnetic compatibility) and electrical safety areas. Previously he held a similar role within the Siemens Communications Division during 18 years.

Paolo Gemma has an active role in international standardization activities. Since 1993 he has engaged in ETSI (European Telecommunication Standard Institute) and participates in the development of EMC telecommunications standards.

In 1997 he joined ITU-T in Study Group 5 as Rapporteur role which he holds until now. Currently he works on subjects related to the coordination and planning of climate change and ICT standards.

Paolo Gemma has followed the work of the EE (Environmental Engineering) of the ETSI Technical Committee since 1998. EE is the Technical Committee of ETSI engaged in the standardization of energy power, mechanics and environmental conditions. The group is committed since 2004 on ecological issues in particular with regard to the reduction of energy consumption and cooling management of equipment and installation publishing some standards on this issue.

In 2002, he was appointed Secretary of the ETSI TC EE Committee and since 2009 he holds the position of Chairman of the EEPS EE (eco Environmental product standard) working group. He is Rapporteur of Q17/5 on Energy efficiency for ICT equipment and Climate Change standards harmonization of the ITU-T SG5.

Paolo Gemma is a graduate in electrical engineering from the University of Genoa.

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.

Vida Rozite, Energy Analyst, Energy Efficiency Unit, International Energy Agency

Vida Rozite is an energy analyst in the IEA Energy Efficiency Unit. She has a degree in Environmental Management and Policy from the International Institute of Industrial Environmental Economics with a focus on energy efficiency and innovation. Prior to joining the IEA, she was a consultant on cleaner and sustainable production for the United Nations Industrial Development Organizations. Her other positions include – senior advisor for Nordic Energy Research, secretary of the Nordic Working Group on Renewable Energy and advisor for the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Riga, Latvia. She is currently leading the IEA initiative on networked standby power consumption.

Miguel Toledano, Programme Manager Smart Energy, Cullen International

Miguel Toledano is principal analyst for energy in Cullen International since 2010. Previous to his current role, Miguel worked for Olswang Madrid, where he served for three years as counsel for energy and telecom. Prior to this position, he was general counsel of Orange Spain and senior counsel of Siemens Spain. Miguel holds degrees in law and economics from ICADE University, Madrid.

Cullen International tracks, reports on and benchmarks European and national regulation in the sectors of telecommunications, energy, media and e-commerce. It provides clear, neutral and timely information that is used across the whole industry, by regulators and operators alike. They widely recognize it as the leading regulatory support service provider. In the field of energy, Cullen International monitors the deployment of smart grids and meters and the development of the electricity market.

Ahmed Zeddam, Chairman ITU-T Study Group 5

Ahmed ZEDDAM received Doctor of Research degree in electronics and the Ph.D. degree in electromagnetic both from the University of Lille, France in 1980 and 1988, respectively. From 1979 to 1982, he was an assistant Professor of electronics at Lille I University. Since 1982, he has been employed at Research and Development Division of France Telecom in Lannion where he was until 2009 head of a Research and Development Unit dealing with Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC). He conducted research on Lightning Protection and EMC for broadband systems of communications. He is involved in several Technical Committees of international standardisation bodies dealing with Electromagnetic Compatibility (ITU-T, IEC, and CENELEC).

Dr Zeddam is the author and co-author of about 100 scientific papers, published in reviewed journals and international conferences. He participated to the production of books related to EMC, including a reference book published in 2007. Since 2008 he is Senior Standardisation Manager within France Telecom Orange and he currently Chairman of Study Group 5 of ITU-T “Environment and Climatic Change”. He is also involved in Commission E "Electromagnetic Noise and Interference" of International Union of Radio Science (URSI). Dr. Zeddam is member of many scientific committees of national and international conferences where he held chairing positions and in particular, he was the General Co-chair of IEEE ISPLC 2011.


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