Panel: Sustainability and ICT
Coral Calero Muñoz
Coral Calero is a Professor at the University of Castilla-La Mancha in Spain and has a PhD in Computer Science. She is a member of the Alarcos Research Group, being responsible of the "Green and Sustainable software" line research, where two main lines of work are developed. The first one addresses issues such as measuring the impact that software and information systems have on the environment and how to improve its energy efficiency, as well as human and economic aspects related to software sustainability. The second major line of work supports all the group's dissemination activities to raise awareness of the impact that software has on the environment.
As Global Head of Sustainability at the software company Celonis, Janina Bauer (Nakladal) is responsible for driving the company's sustainability agenda. Together with her global team, she manages strategic programmes (including ESG reporting, employee engagement, product development and co-innovation with customers and partners) to embed Celonis' core value "Earth is our future" into the company's operations and strategy.
With the Celonis Execution Management System used by global companies to improve process efficiency and decarbonise supply chains, Celonis is growing disproportionately while reducing its own environmental footprint and increasing its positive social impact.
Prior to joining Celonis, Ms. Bauer worked in a variety of roles at Siemens Healthineers, Random House Publishing and the United Nations, among others.
Ms. Bauer represents Celonis in external forums, partnerships and stakeholder engagement. She raises awareness of the importance of sustainability criteria in the optimisation and redesign of corporate processes. The resolution of the supposed conflict between economic aspects on the one hand and sustainability criteria on the other is one of her central concerns. For her commitment, she was honoured, among other things, by the Handelsblatt as one of the "50 Climate Pioneers in Germany" in 2021.
Herbert Jaeger studied Mathematics in Freiburg (Germany), specializing in formal logic, then did a PhD in Bielefeld (Germany) in the classical AI (knowledge-based systems) group of Ipke Wachsmuth, became interested in dynamical systems modeling in cognitive science, which led to a
postdoc in the autonomous robots research team of Thomas Christaller at the (then) German National Research Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science (GMD) in Sankt Augustin (Germany), where he shifted to signal processing, machine learning and recurrent neural networks, which in turn allowed him to found and head a GMD research unit on modeling intelligent dynamical sytsems (MINDS); then from 2001 to 2019 he served as professor in the CS department of the private Jacobs University Bremen (Germany) where he taught theoretical CS and machine learning and continued thinking about mathematical modeling of cognitive dynamics, which somehow got him pulled into the fields of unconventional computing, which in turn in 2019 led to an appointment at the University of Groningen, where he still uses the name MINDS for his group and where he still teaches machine learning but now dedicates all research efforts to unconventional computing theory, often in collaboration with mathematicians, theoretical computer scientists, materials scientists, microchip engineers, cognitive scientists and AI/machine learning colleagues. His lifetime dream is to develop a mathematical language for modeling general information-processing dynamical systems.
Vasilios Andrikopoulos is associate professor at the University of Groningen, where he is a member of the Software Engineering and Architecture (SEARCH) group in the Bernoulli Institute for Mathematics, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence. His research interests are in the area of software architectures for service-oriented, cloud-based, and hybrid systems and infrastructures, with an emphasis on sustainability across all its dimensions. He has participated in a number of EU-funded projects, including the Network of Excellence S-Cube.
Elena Lazovik: (Computing science, Comparative Law backgrounds) is a Senior Scientist Integrator at TNO on Adaptive complex systems, Sustainable Digital systems and Big Data-driven AI for IT-systems. Elena has over 12 years’ experience in the orchestration of complex distributed systems, digital twinning, cloud computing, dynamic resource management, and in the last years also dived into Sustainability aspects of Digital systems. As a part of her work at TNO, she has supported different stakeholders on the elaboration of architecture and development of the complex coordinated distributed systems from the wide range of domains starting with Smart Industry and Building infrastructure till Autonomous systems (cars, ships) and Health sector. Currently she is working on the orchestration for Sustainability, transparency on effective energy usage, and sustainability labeling. She is a co-author of 1 book, publishes her research in peer-reviewed academic venues, and contributes to international industry standards Digital Twins, 3GPP.
Panel Moderator: Paul Grefen
Paul Grefen is a senior full professor at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and a principal architect at Eviden (formerly Atos) Digital Transformation Consulting. He was a visiting researcher at Stanford University and at IBM Almaden Research Center. He has been involved in many European and national research projects, mostly in collaboration with industry. He is an editor and author of the books on the European WIDE, CrossWork, HORSE and C-MobILE projects, and has authored books on workflow management, electronic business, service-dominant business engineering, information systems and blockchain. His current research covers digital transformation, architectural design of business systems, inter-organizational business process management and service-oriented business engineering. He is the research director of the European Supply Chain Forum. His company G.DBA advises organizations on digital transformation and digital business architecture.
|31 October 2023 2.29 p.m.