Climate Change - Sustainability - ESG | IoT Marketing Webinar

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Businesses are facing numerous challenges as climate change intensifies and carbon emission tracking becomes mandatory. There is a critical need for green solutions that contribute to environmental balance and eliminate unnecessary waste.

The Green Things Summit will spotlight the use of IoT and other technologies in driving green initiatives, optimizing processes, reducing energy consumption, empowering the transition to clean energy, supporting ESG efforts, and benefiting the environment.

Featuring panel discussions, keynotes, training sessions, and fireside chats, the Green Things Summit offers a wealth of opportunities to learn about green technology solutions and network with like-minded professionals.

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2024

Green Things Summit

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Discussion topics include:

  • Empowering the transition to widespread clean energy usage
  • The next big thing in decarbonization, climate tech, and cleantech
  • The digital transformation of agriculture and vertical farms
  • Using the Artificial Internet of Things to enable efficient use of resources
  • Drones in renewable energy
  • The keys to building green technology and smart city strategies
  • Why edge computing is the greenest choice for IoT projects
  • The growing landscape of green investment opportunities
  • Utilizing aerospace approaches on Earth to create a sustainable circular economy

Who should attend

  • Telecom and Technology Ecosystem
  • Engineers and Technologists
  • IoT Adopters
  • Industry Professionals
  • Students, Educators, Professors
  • Researchers and Analysts
  • Policy Makers and Government Officials
  • Anyone interested in: Energy, Sustainability, ESG, Agriculture, Smart Cities, Renewables, Smart Transportation, Aerospace, IoT, AI, Blockchain, Cybersecurity

Benefits of attending

  • Discover new opportunities for IoT
  • Obtain insights across multiple industries
  • Get answers to your questions
  • Expand your network
  • Host 1-to-1 meetings
  • Download valuable materials
  • Plan your sessions in advance
  • Participate in training sessions
  • Hear from international speakers
  • Visit our virtual expo hall
  • Attend keynotes, panel discussions, and fireside chats

Green Things Summit Hosts

JOHANNES BEEKMAN

Johannes Beekman is the CEO & founder of IoT Marketing & Industry Insights Webinars. Prior to his current role, he worked for 25 years in the semiconductor industry, where he worked for Philips, Infineon, and Sematech in

various management positions in process development, engineering, operations, and sales and marketing. Afterwards he provided sales and marketing services to companies in the MSP and Telecom industries. He received a Master of Science in Physics degree from the Eindhoven University of Technology, and a Master in Business Administration degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

AIoT (Artificial Intelligence of Things) can play a significant role in promoting sustainability by enabling more efficient use of resources, reducing waste, and improving environmental performance. Some of the ways in which AIoT can contribute to sustainability are:

  • Strategy for digital transformation
  • Setting & execution of actions needed for organizational sustainability goals
  • Using data to reduce carbon footprint

Johannes Beekman is the CEO & founder of IoT Marketing & Industry Insights Webinars. Prior to his current role, he worked for 25 years in the semiconductor industry, where he worked for Philips, Infineon, and Sematech in various management positions in process development, engineering, operations, and sales and marketing. Afterwards he provided sales and marketing services to companies in the MSP and Telecom industries. He received a Master of Science in Physics degree from the Eindhoven University of Technology, and a Master in Business Administration degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

TIFFANI NEILSON

Tiffani Neilson has extensive marketing, branding, and PR experience, as well as deep knowledge about IoT, LPWA, and many other technologies. Tiffani’s passion for delivering excellence is second to none and evident in her skillful ability to transition projects from strategy to seamless execution.  

Highly skilled in forming partnerships and developing strategic relationships, Tiffani aligns marketing initiatives with business goals to generate interest, demand, and recognition for businesses and their products. Her C-level experience in business, along with her background in product development, event management, and communications help Tiffani position brands as industry leaders and drive ROI.

Join Tiffani Neilson of IoT Marketing for a keynote on green technology strategies. The key to truly sustainable technologies lies in building well-architected IoT solutions that focus on power optimization and energy efficiency.

  • Green computing
  • Green networks
  • Green design
  • Eco-friendly technology

Tiffani Neilson has extensive marketing, branding, and PR experience, as well as deep knowledge about IoT, LPWA, and many other technologies. Tiffani’s passion for delivering excellence is second to none and evident in her skillful ability to transition projects from strategy to seamless execution. Highly skilled in forming partnerships and developing strategic relationships, Tiffani aligns marketing initiatives with business goals to generate interest, demand, and recognition for businesses and their products. Her C-level experience in business, along with her background in product development, event management, and communications help Tiffani position brands as industry leaders and drive ROI.

  • Green smart city strategies
  • Energy monitoring and smart grids
  • Greener devices
  • Sustainability and ESG

SPEAKERS

Get the latest tips, trends & how to's from industry experts

Hélène Papper

International Fund for Agricultural Development

Hélène Papper is the Global Communications and Advocacy Director for the UN specialized agency and international financial institution, IFAD, the International Fund for Agricultural Development. She came on board after leading the United Nations Information Centre in Bogota, for Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela for four years. Prior to this appointment of 4 March 2016 by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, she was the Founder and Chief of MikadoFm,...

Kasturi Gomatham

Shell

Kasturi is a Commercial and Strategy leader in all things moving green. She comes with 14+ years of experience in Mobility, from an engineer in the lab fixing emissions to building India’s first smart and electric 3 Wheeler. She leads Shell’s M&A deals in Renewables, Hydrogen, E-mobility.

Mother to a one year old, she calls herself - “Mom with a dream”. A strong believer in equity, Kasturi actively mentors startups in emerging markets from Bangalore (India) to Bogota (Columbia).

Jon Thomas

Stout

Jon Thomas is a Managing Director in the Investment Banking Group. Jon has more than 25 years of experience in M&A, capital structure advisory, debt and equity capital raise, and restructuring. His industry area of focus is Technology, Media, and Telecom, including enterprise software, industrial Internet of Things (IoT), health tech, and AI applications.

Ichin Cheng

Sustainable Innovation Lab, UK

Ichin Cheng (FRSA) is the co-founder and director of Sustainable Innovation Lab (SILAB) (UK/EU). Ichin has over 25 years’ experience in the field of green business, clean tech and climate tech and circular economy. SILAB also currently incubates clean tech start-ups. Ichin is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA, Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA). Fellowship of FRSA is an award granted to individuals that the FRSA judges to have made outstanding achievements to social progress and development.

Mats Samuelsson

Triotos

Mats Samuelsson is the CTO of Triotos, an IoT onboarding solution to the AWS IoT cloud providing complete integrated IoT solutions in weeks instead of years for <$100k instead of $ millions. He has spent the last 10 years in the IoT industry in various positions as CTO for IoT startup, Director of connectivity product management, partner programs, as a consultant and creator of IoT training programs. Before this he has a long career in telecom, internet and mobile applications including being co-founder of a Silicon Valley startup in the mobile application portal space.

William Heurdier

Microsoft

During his 20 year career, spent in France, Canada and Switzerland, William has had the privilege to work with numerous organizations to become digital and data driven.

Engaging with both business and technical leadership teams, throughout his engagement in consulting, advisory, sales and architecture positions, he has helped them drive transformation, ensuring success through technology design, implementation and change management.

One of his areas of focus is sustainability, where he is engaged in several internal and external initiatives around AI for good, bringing his technical and advisory skills to non profits and other educational organizations.

He has been involved with several agritech initiatives, working with customers and partners to help transform the food and beverage value chain.

Elisha Herrmann

Amazon Web Services

Elisha has over 15 years at the intersection of supply chain and technology. Her superpower is being able to distill complex scenarios in to digestible formats to create a solution roadmap. In supply chain she has applied this to reducing waste by utilizing vision for quality inspections, inventory monitoring and precision irrigation solutions. However, she places sustainability as a requirement in all of her work from IoT, digital twins, AI/ML, risk, automation, optimization and digital transformation.

Luis Gerardo Carvajal Fernandez

Siemens Energy

Sustainability Operations Specialist, Venture Building Analyst and co-founder of a green hydrogen venture at Siemens Energy. His scope of work includes the planning and execution of the sustainability strategy from Siemens Energy in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, prioritizing decarbonization initiatives. Moreover, as part of the Innovation and Sustainability Office, he supports the regional ecosystem of stakeholders to drive innovation for sustainability through co-creation with customers.

Mechatronics engineer and climate leader at Climate Reality Leadership Corps, trained in 2020 by Nobel Peace Prize winner and former US Vice President Al Gore. He is one of the co-founders of the Sustainable Finance Hub Mexico. He participated as under-director of STEAM and Robotics Coordinator at UNESCO Center for Peace.

Luis is a member of the national Mexican leadership program Kybernus, and was a member of the Youth Delegation at the 2nd UNICEF Science Evidence and Public Policy conference. He has participated in panels, presentations and environmental education events at national and international levels.

Jae Mather

Carbon Free Group

Jae is a leading figure in the sustainable transformational business. For over 25yrs, his focus has been on navigating global macro trends, exploring innovation in technologies, designing and implementing new processes and challenging the assumptions that sit behind strategies and tactics in business. He is deeply motivated by curiosity and coaching executives through changing thinking & decision-making.

He is articulate, collaborative, commercial, and credible, able to navigate a range of strategy, development, and growth pressures to shape organizational priorities. Adept at forming alliance partnerships and managing multi-stakeholder engagements at the highest levels within industry, government, and finance. With a strong understanding and ability in risk analysis and mitigation.

Nathalie Grolimund

Rethink Hub

A native of Geneva, Seoul, and Los Angeles, Nathalie was exposed to an international community early. As an editor for international publications and branding, marketing, and comms strategist for businesses around the globe for over 15 years, she had the chance to travel the world, live in hubs like Berlin, Paris, New York, and Singapore, and meet people from all walks of life. These experiences opened her eyes to our impact on the environment, people, and wildlife. Trained around the UN SDGs and graduated as a sustainable business strategist, her bigger goal is to use her platform The Rethink Hub to work with Entrepreneurs to help them operate differently, educate on sustainable development, give back to those who need it the most, amplify the voices of the unheard, and speak for the voiceless (animals on land and below water).

Richard O’Hearn

MassAutonomy

After nearly (15) years in energy efficiency performance contracting, Richard became aware of the valuable information that could be obtained from drones and remote sensing.

After obtaining an FAA 107 certification for commercial drone operations and completing workshops focused on collecting energy and infrastructure data using drones, Richard is the Senior Project Development Manager and UAS Specialist for all of the MassDOT Drone Programs' projects.

Now, Richard is sharing his insights and experience to help grow the use of drones in the energy and infrastructure verticals. Promoting the tools and processes that can help all of us improve efficiency and effectiveness.

Scot Bryson

Orbital Farm

A serial entrepreneur driven by his desire to solve some of the largest problems humanity is facing from climate change, food as a human right, and enabling humanity to become a multiplanetary species Scot Bryson is the epitome of ‘if you don’t like your world then change it’. He is a lifelong problem solver, utilizing existing technologies, including those proven viable in space, to solve our world’s most pressing problems. As a founder of Orbital Farm, Scot is a visionary developing closed loop agriculture for the age of Anthropocene.

Daniel Clark

3D Solar

Daniel is a passionate advocate for micro 3D solar cells, which he believes can help address the environmental challenges we face. He is dedicated to promoting and supporting green initiatives, and his life story serves as an inspiration for those attending the Green Things Summit.

Alaric Overbey

Green Side Up

Alaric Overbey is one of the founders of Greensideup Vertical Farms, which is an innovative urban farm company focused on economic solutions to food insecure communities. This is done by training a new work force of high-tech farmers to operate "Dark Farms" in urban spaces. We integrate controlled environment agriculture into the fabric of the urban community by making them bio productive.

Hélène Thibieroz

We Grow Green Tech

Hélène is a CEO, technologist and business entrepreneur with a global vision. She thrives on uncovering and scaling solutions to complex climate change problems through a merger of technology, business and innovation skillsets. Leveraging a doctoral and engineering degree in EE, she worked on most challenging technologies, innovation at scale and sales in semiconductors and chip design industries. She developed a significant track record in business strategy, innovation and commercialization owing to superior functional experience and science communication skills. Using her expertise, she created the accelerator We Grow Green Tech as a vehicle to apply efficient and practical technology with an enhanced focus on circularity, sustainability and long term gain. She shared her expertise as a distinguished speaker...

Wayne Ronhaar

CYLENTIUM Inc.

Wayne Ronhaar is CEO of CYLENTIUM Inc. Cylentium is the WORLD’S ONLY LAYER 2 next generation SaaS platform delivering true “Zero Trust” Network Protection. Through sophisticated Cyber Cloaking and Invisibility, Policy Based Access Control (PBAC), Military Grade Micro-Segmentation, Next Gen Policy Based Access Control, Decentralized ID (DID), Edge IoT device management, next gen encryption levels - quantum, ECC, AES 128 and AES 256, Insider Anomalous Threat Monitoring & Protection, and LAYER 2 Peer-to-Peer networking & communications, Cylentium is the new cybersecurity future. Wayne has extensive international business and technology experience, and held senior executive roles with Microsoft, PricewaterHouse, and Fortune 50 & 25 Banking, Oil & Gas, Transportation, and Supply Chain companies.

Vince Bradley

Abundant IoT

Abundant IoT brings it all together - connectivity, mobility and a big focus on Energy Services. While we absolutely embrace the equipment side of IoT we focus more on the network (connectivity, mobility, energy) side based on recurring revenue. Win ALL the business (connectivity, cloud, SaaS & Energy) that comes your way. We even have technology that can turn plastic into Electricity!

Rob Tiffany

Sustainable Logix

Rob Tiffany is the founder of Sustainable Logix and the inventor of the Greenhouse Sustainability Platform with a mission to help save the Earth using Connected Intelligence technologies. It turns out the killer app for #IoT might be helping save the planet.

Stacy Sherman

Doing CX Right

Certified customer experience (CX) and marketing keynote speaker, author, coach, and host of the award-winning DoingCXRight podcast. Known for her Heart & Science™ proprietary framework that enables leaders to get and keep loyal customers. Stacy's been walking the talk for 25 years as a strategist and practitioner at companies of all sizes and industries, i.e., Verizon, Liveops, Schindler Elevator Corp, Wilton Brands, AT&T. She's also a board advisor at multiple universities, featured in Forbes and other publications. Connect with Stacy and learn more about Doing CX Right to differentiate your brand.

Bill Pugh

Smart Connections Consulting

Mr. Pugh has over 25 years of experience in delivering wired/wireless strategies, end to end platform development and deployment of networking technologies for several private and public companies. Most recently over the past 7 years, working with cities on strategies for executing Smart City initiatives around Street lights, Smart Parking, Intelligent Traffic, Digital Twins and Security best practices.

AGENDA

Find out what IoT solutions are fueling green initiatives across many industries including smart cities.

  • Green smart city strategies
  • Energy monitoring and smart grids
  • Greener devices
  • Sustainability and ESG

Edge Computing is unarguably a key element to sustainability. Join Mats Samuelson of Triotos for a fireside chat on why edge is the greenest choice for IoT solutions.

  • Why edge computing is green
  • How edge computing reduces energy consumption
  • Edge computing’s role in sustainability
  • How to leverage edge computing

Join Tiffani Neilson of IoT Marketing for a keynote on green technology strategies. The key to truly sustainable technologies lies in building well-architected IoT solutions that focus on power optimization and energy efficiency.

  • Green computing
  • Green networks
  • Green design
  • Eco-friendly technology

The shift to green practices, clean energy, and sustainability will shift customer demand. Learn how to create a Purpose-Driven Brand and why It's essential for business success. 

  • Creating a purpose-driven brand (i.e. environmental i.e social focus) to get and keep loyal customers.
  • Why it matters
  • Strategies to Do CX Right and deliver on the promise/ purpose~ as a brand differentiator

Hear about the future of sustainability during a powerful fireside chat with Nathalie Grolimud of the Rethink Hub.

  • The state of sustainability
  • Circular economy
  • Zero waste
  • Mindset shift

With a global population nearing 10 billion by 2050, food production must increase by 70% while contending with diminishing arable land, increasing temperatures, widespread drought, labor shortages, and higher energy costs. Join Rob as he describes how the digital transformation of agriculture is an all-hands-on-deck imperative to ensure water keeps coming from the faucet and we can keep putting food on the table

  • Precision agriculture
  • Innovative uses of IoT capabilities
  • Reducing food waste with IoT and digital twins
  • Supply chain transformation

AIoT (Artificial Intelligence of Things) can play a significant role in promoting sustainability by enabling more efficient use of resources, reducing waste, and improving environmental performance. Some of the ways in which AIoT can contribute to sustainability are:

  • Energy efficiency
  • Waste reduction
  • Water management
  • Transportation

As UAVs have become more technologically capable, early adopters are using them to plan, execute, and manage energy infrastructure projects while operating under strict guidance of the FAA.  From pre-construction site surveys and design, to construction project management and post-installation inspections, drones are making it easier (and more fun) to build a digital twin of the project life-cycle.  This vendor-agnostic discussion will focus on what is needed to have a drone program, how the data is being used before the first shovel hits the ground, and why you should use drones for your energy efficiency M&V and the periodic inspections of renewable assets.  

  • What's needed to have an in-house drone program & current challenges
  • Site Surveys
  • Asset & Infrastructure Inspections

Electric and smart transportation is an absolute opportunity that our generation has. Kasturi speaks about how technology will define how people and things move green and efficiently.

  • Electric mobility
  • Smart infrastructure 
  • Efficient transportation 

IRENA calls for an Investment Needs of USD 35 trillion by 2030 for Successful Energy Transition to sustain the 1.5°C climate target. Together, the EU and US alone are putting forward almost €1 trillion public funding to accelerate the clean energy economy in the next decade. The talk will look into climate technology over:

  • 2030 mega trends: From climate crisis to global decarbonization mega trends
  • Climate technology and disruptive innovation
  • What kind of climate technologies are shaping the clean tech landscape and energy transition
  • Global macro trends
  • How the world is responding
  • The gap between ambitions and abilities
  • Transformational business, what's happening, what is needed, and what's going extinct
  • Inspiration to bridge gaps

Hélène Papper is the Global Communications and Advocacy Director for the UN specialized agency and international financial institution, IFAD, the International Fund for Agricultural Development.

  • Challenges are you seeing surrounding our food systems and what do you feel needs to change?
  • Opportunities to collaborate with the private sector. Can you tell us more about that as they themselves look to increase corporate social responsibility?
  • How new technology and information sharing from around the world assisting in solving the real needs of the population base and how the data being used for global decision making
  • How we can use solutions in space for applications on earth

With an incredible hype around Generative AI, new Language Models and GPT, a new era of capabilities is opening to us. During the session, we will review what Generative AI is and how it can be leveraged. We will discuss potential use cases for sustainability, while also looking at associated challenges such as its own energy footprint and how to ensure it stays “responsible”

  • Generative AI?
  • Microsoft & Open AI
  • Our vision for a sustainable future
  • Looking at the 17 UN SDG
  • Responsible AI

Attendees will learn about green hydrogen as an enabler for the energy transition, supporting large-scale energy storage and transportation for renewables. They will explore the basics of green hydrogen, and the state of the art in the green hydrogen space. The conference will also cover the parts of the hydrogen economy and highlight how Siemens Energy is developing and promoting the green H2 economy. With examples of projects such as Haru Oni, attendees will explore challenges and opportunities in the green H2 space and discuss next steps towards a sustainable future.

  • General overview of the energy transition and of how many technologies, solutions and markets are needed to achieve it
  • The need of large-scale energy storage and transportation for renewables
  • What is hydrogen, its value, general characteristics, and different colors (simple overview)
  • Green hydrogen as an energy carrier and as a solution to this need
  • Elements of the hydrogen economy
  • How we at Siemens Energy are developing and promoting green H2 economy: through our electrolyzers, Sustainable Energy Systems area, and Power to X Field of Action
  • Example: Haru Oni, a project we’ve done in the green H2 space
  • State of the art of green H2 – trends

The session will discuss all the various technologies available to you on site to reduce your carbon footprint as well as some you may not have thought of! There are too many to go into full details but Luke will try and mention as many as possible. Feel free to reach out to him after the presentation to discuss further:
It all starts with Energy Monitoring

  • Solar PV
  • Heat Pumps
  • Batteries
  • Wind
  • Anaerobic Digestion
  • Electrolysers
  • What to do when you’ve lots of roof space but no electrical load – Turn excess Energy into Bitcoin Mining or Phase Change Batteries or Hydrogen
  • Want to stay green but need reliable back up power supply for emergencies

As part of our Green Things summit, Helene Thibieroz, of We Grow Green Tech will present in a discussion on the latest trends in Climate and Blue economy aligned with the fast emergence of the carbon economy and risk mitigation. She will also present two technologies aligned with these trends: Eranova, next generation seaweed platform for packaging material , natural carbon capture, and ocean regenerative /circular technology; Rainlons: Air pollution /carbon elimination at the source of exhaust using advanced material and electrochemistry.

  • Climate
  • Blue Economy
  • Eranova
  • RainIons

In this session we will discuss high level vertical farming, its evolution, challenges and application in urban space. We will discuss how vertical farming, when done properly, is a tool that can be used as a community redevelopment mechanism by making these communities bio productive.

  • Vertical farming in the desert
  • Future of Farming
  • Grocery Farms

Jon Thomas, Managing Director in the Investment Banking Group at Stout will cover M&A and financings in the cleantech space, who is buying and who is investing, and how cleantech valuations are doing in this volatile market.

  • Market valuation trends for cleantech middle market companies compared to the overall tech market
  • Cleantech deal volume for strategic buyers, private equity and venture capital
  • Financial trends and tailwinds within cleantech that have investors excited
  • Strategy for digital transformation
  • Setting & execution of actions needed for organizational sustainability goals
  • Using data to reduce carbon footprint

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