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IoT for Sustainability Business Conference

July 18, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 6:00 pm


7:30 am – 8:00 am REGISTRATION

8:00 am – 8:05 am Opening Comments

Mr. Alain Louchez, Managing Director, Georgia Tech CDAIT

8:05 am – 8:15 am Official Welcome

Dr. Bilel Jamoussi, Chief of the Study Groups Department, International Telecommunication Union (ITU) [United Nations] Standardization Bureau, Geneva, Switzerland

8:15 am – 8:45 am Keynote

Mr. Robert Schmid, Chief IoT Technologist, Managing Director, Deloitte Digital

8:45 am – 10:00 am Business Executive Roundtable: Why IoT technologies could be a game changer for sustainability? Why it makes business sense (revenue and cost standpoints) for companies to focus on sustainability objectives through the use of IoT technologies.

“Our analysis shows that 84% of IoT deployments are currently addressing, or have the potential to address, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as defined by the United Nations. The analysis supports the intuition that many share – that IoT has development benefits that could be maximized without compromising the commercial viability. The reason that the IoT could become a game-changer for sustainability lies in its technology. At its core, IoT is about measuring and remotely controlling previously unconnected ‘things’, reaching people and objects that technology could previously not reach and in the process also supports sustainable development elements. However, the awareness of this link between IoT and sustainable development is limited.”

Source: World Economic Forum, “Internet of Thing Guidelines for Sustainability,” World Economic Forum, January 2018, p.3, http://www3.weforum.org/docs/IoTGuidelinesforSustainability.pdf

The goal of the roundtable is to increase the awareness of the connection between IoT and sustainability and explore how the deployment of sustainability-focused IoT technologies can be an appealing and viable business objective.

The business executive roundtable will be introduced by Mr. Jeff Evans, Director of the Digital Transformation of Things, Georgia Tech Center for Advanced Communications Policy (CACP); Treasurer of the National Spectrum Consortium; and Chairman of the Georgia Tech CDAIT Executive Advisory Board.