Greentouch FREE Public Open Forum

Thursday, 20th November 2014

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The next disruptive trend arising from ICT technologies will be a societal phase transition as we move to a fully connected world in which a vast number of machines and devices distributed around the planet collect, store, process and exchange information to enhance our daily lives - The Internet of Things. It has been predicted that the number of such devices could be over 100 billion virtually connecting everything to the future Internet. The Internet of Things offers the promise of enormous benefits to human kind and significant contributions to improve our environment through the ubiquitous and intelligent use of information and communication technologies. However to realise this future, some central questions need to be addressed to ensure the Internet of Things itself will be sustainable at such a large scale. This event will look at several foundational issues relating to a connected world.

Presentations including:

  • Opening & Welcome Remarks (MC)
    Rod Tucker, Laureate Emeritus Professor, University of Melbourne
  • Telstra's Environment Strategy
    - Pauline Gregg, General Manager - Environment, Chief Sustainability Office, Telstra
  • The Internet of Things for Business
    - Scott Hirst, Senior Director of Energy and Natural Resources Australia & New Zealand, SAP
  • Internet of Things meets Big Data
    - Arun Vishwanath, Research Scientist, IBM Research-Australia
  • Wireless Innovations and Challenges for the Internet of Things
    Ulrich Barth, Head of Smart Wireless Networks, Bell Labs
  • Achieving Energy Efficiency in Data Storage for the Zettabyte Era
    - Peter Hormann, Honorary Research Fellow, Centre for Energy-Efficient Telecommunications (CEET) [biography, slides and other media as below]
  • Key Challenges in Creating a Sustainable Networked Internet of Everything
    - Thierry Klein, Technical Committee Chairman, GreenTouch consortium

The forum will be followed by a networking lunch from 12:30pm to 1:30pm.

This public event is proudly co-hosted by the University of Melbourne's Centre for Energy-Efficient Telecommunications (CEET) and GreenTouch.  It is advertised to TelSoc members for their interest.

For more information and the detailed event program visit the CEET website.

Date and Time

Thu, 20 Nov 2014

09:00 - 13:30 AEDT


Theatre A Elisabeth Murdoch Building
Building 134, Spencer Road
University of Melbourne
Parkville VIC 3010


Peter Hormann
Peter HormannPeter is an Honorary Research Fellow in the Centre for Energy-Efficient Telecommunications (CEET) at the University of Melbourne.  He has previously been an engineer at Telstra for almost 25 years including Telstra Research Laboratories (TRL), REACH (based in the USA), Telstra International (based in Hong Kong), and Telstra's Network/IT Engineering and Architecture organisations.
Fore more information about Peter's presentation see the included slidepack (on this page) and the related ajTDE article "Data Storage Energy Efficiency in the Zettabyte Era" published in October 2014.

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Centre for Energy Efficient Telecommunications