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Next Generation Internet Technologies for Green Digital Transformation

May 18, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The environmental cost of the Internet has been dramatically growing in recent years. The internet consumes electricity on end users’ devices, in data centres and in communication networks that transfer data. According to recent studies, the total electricity consumption of its infrastructure only (networks and data centres, without consumer devices) is around 500 TWh per year that is 2.5% of worldwide electricity. Besides the negative impact due to the huge energy consumption, the environmental footprint of the Internet also accounts for the production, use and disposal of its infrastructure and the massive proliferation of connected things (25-50 billions by end of 2021!).

Next generation internet technologies, from core to access networks, from the physical to the application layer, must become greener, both in the way they are developed and in the way they are deployed. This calls for all stakeholders to be engaged in redefining the way we use and consume internet technologies. This workshop will gather researchers and innovators that are at work to ensure transitioning to a safer, better resilient and more sustainable internet.

The main objective of this workshop is to voice some of the most significant efforts within the NGI Community that through their work are paving the way to a greener Internet, while advocating for an increased focus on understanding and studying the environmental footprint of Internet technologies

  • Dr. Loretta Anania, European Commission, Directorate-General for Communication Networks, Content and Technology Next Generation Internet
  • Prof. Adrian Perrig, ETHZ Zurich, NGI Innovator
  • Chris Adams, The Open Green Web
  • Dr. Giovanni Rimassa, Digital for Planet, NGI Ambassador

Dr. Monique Calisti, Martel Innovate, NGI Outreach Office, NGI4ALL

This event will be part of THE NGI FORUM 2021. Registration is now open



May 18, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm