Daniela is Ecuadorian and lives in Spain. She is an international expert on environment, climate change and sustainability for the Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) sector. She is an environmental engineer and holds a MSc. in Sustainable Energy Development from the University of Calgary of Canada. Now she is studying a Master of Advanced Studies in City Sciences in the Technical University in Madrid.
Daniela has worked as an environmental expert at the Latin-American Energy Organization (OLADE), the Ecuadorian Ministry of Energy and Mines and has been Professor of Environmental Sanitation at the SEK University in Ecuador. During the last 10 years, she worked as responsible of environmental sustainability, green ICTs and climate change in Telefónica, one of the major telecommunications operators in Latin America and Europe.
Daniela has contributed technically to shape the global environmental agenda of the ICT Sector. Her focus has been on aspects related to energy efficiency, carbon accounting, climate change, e-waste management and smart sustainable cities development. She has concentrated her expertise on green ICT standards development, especially at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and its ITU-T Study Group No. 5 on Environment and Climate Change. In addition, she has contributed to the elaboration of international environmental policies for the ICT Industry in sectorial working groups such as GSMA, ETNO and GESI.
At present, she is an international consultant supporting ITU and several organizations in projects related to ICTs, environment and climate change. She is part of the ITU International Consulting Team to assess the environmental and sustainability impacts of ICTs in smart cities.