2024 conference program

Discover the GreenTech Forum Brussels 2024 conference program. Nearly 21 sessions covering 4 topics to better understand the impact of digital technology on the environment and develop a sustainable IT strategy within your organization.

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9:30-10:30 | Conference room 1
Opening ceremony and speeches
  • Bernard CLERFAYT, Bruxelles-Capitale Area Minister
Moderator: Olivier VERGEYNST, Executive Director, Belgian Institute for Sustainable IT (ISIT-BE)
11:00-12:00 | Conference room 1 | Tools, Certifications, Standards, Norms & Regulations
Sustainable IT & Regulations: Directives and obligations for IT in Europe; public and corporate policies to promote more responsible IT usage by end customers and consumers; international initiatives.
Management track
  • Mathieu RAMA, Senior Programme Manager, ECOS
  • Bianca SOFIAN, Senior Environmental Sustainability Analyst, Cullen International
11:00-12:00 | Conference room 2 | Introduction to Sustainable IT
Planetary boundaries: challenges in measuring and reporting on Sustainable IT. Assessing the global environmental impacts of digital technology - state of the art.
Expert / Technical track
  • Louise AUBET, Head of R&D, Resilio
  • Cyprien DE BARROS, Founder & Manager, Dimeritium
  • Louis GOLARD, PhD Student, Université catholique de Louvain
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12:30-13:30 | Conference room 1 | Responsible Enterprise
Converting organizations and their leaders to Sustainable IT - ROI, co-benefits, and extra-environmental arguments.
Management track
  • Christine HECKMANN, President, Verdikt
  • Manaëlle PERCHET, Head of Impact & Sustainable Development, Wemanity
  • Julien ROUZE, Cofounder, Sopht
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12:30-13:30 | Conference room 2 | Sustainable IT Infrastructures and Services
Eco-design of digital services: which frameworks (GR491, GreenSoft Model…) to use, what mindset to adopt within IT teams, what skills to develop?
Expert / Technical track
  • Vincent DUCAS, Consulting Manager, Digital4better
  • Benita HUBE, Lecturer, The UWA Business School
  • Simon UYTTENDAELE, CEO, Aeonics
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14:00-15:00 | Conference room 1 | Ecological & social transition and Innovation
AI for Eco-Efficiency : Using AI to reduce our environmental footprint, taking into account the footprint of AI.
Management track
  • Mathieu BRUCKERT, CEO, Skillfools
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14:00-15:00 | Conference room 2 | Ecological & social transition and Innovation
Environmental benefits of digital technology: myth or reality? How to integrate indirect environmental impacts/rebound effects of digital technology into a systemic approach ? How is digital technology shaping tomorrow's society and its impacts?
Expert / Technical track
  • David BOL, Professor, Université Catholique de Louvain
  • Victor LAMBERT, Senior Consultant in Sustainable IT, IJO
  • Xavier MARICHAL, Sustainability Consultant, Sonterra sprl et Université Catholique de Louvain
  • Arjen VAN DE WALLE, PhD Candidate, Vrije Universiteit Brussel - sustAIn.brussels
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15:30-16:30 | Conference room 1 | Responsible Enterprise
Large/international organisations and Sustainable IT: key success factors and pitfalls to avoid (approaches, regulations, different cultures...).
Management track
  • Diego EGUIDAZU ALONSO, CIO, European Patent Office
  • Christine HECKMANN, President, Verdikt
  • Tobias STRELOW, IT Consultant, Lufthansa Group
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15:30-16:30 | Conference room 2 | Sustainable IT Infrastructures and Services
Eco-design from theory to practice, how do companies take action in real life? Eco-design, a fundamental lever to reduce the environmental footprint of IT. Case studies of implementation (services and/or products side).
Expert / Technical track
  • Agnès COMTE, Sustainable IT & Eco Design Expert, BANQUE DE FRANCE
  • Jean-Brieuc FERON, Founder, Citronics
  • Olivier PEDOUSSAUT, High-Tech Director, DASSAULT SYSTEMES
  • Simon UYTTENDAELE, CEO, Aeonics
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17:00-18:00 | Conference room 1 | Tools, Certifications, Standards, Norms & Regulations
Preparing for Sustainable IT and environmental disclosure regulations; getting ready for CSRD, Ecoscore, Repairability Index... and managing environmental data effectively.
Management track
  • Constance d'ASPREMONT, Chief Business Development Officer, Greenomy
  • Kris BOUDT, CEO, Sentometrics
  • Véronique PEVTSCHIN, CEO, TheGreenShot
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17:00-18:00 | Conference room 2 | Ecological & social transition and Innovation
Which digital solutions can help meet other Sustainable Development Goals (Mobility, Public Services, Renovation, Food, etc.)? How to avoid rebound effects?
  • Lionel ANCIAUX, CEO, IOT Factory
  • Grégoire DE HEMPTINNE, Cofounder and Managing Partner, Shayp
  • Véronique DE LAET, Team Leader Innovation, Geographic Information Management
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9:30-10:30 | Conference room 1 | Ecological & social transition and Innovation
Incorporating Sustainable IT into educational programs across various fields (engineering, generalist, management, journalism...) and emphasizing the need for training in companies to adopt greener digital practices.
Management track
  • Sarah DESCAMPS, Research Assistant and PhD Student, University of Mons
  • Patrick NOEL, CEO and co-Founder, We Boost Your Project
  • Andrea Vittorio QUILICI, Head of Consulting, Resilio
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9:30-10:30 | Conference room 2 | Sustainable IT Infrastructures and Services
Eco-design & websites: Tools, standards, best practices (incl. accessibility, data privacy...), actors & testimonials.
Expert / Technical track
  • Pascal DESHAYES, CEO, TerraOps
  • Manon LESPES, Front-end Developer, Spade
  • Sophie SCHUERMANS, DIgital Accessibility Expert, AnySurfer
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11:00-12:00 | Conference room 1 | Responsible Enterprise
Small organisations and Sustainable IT, how to take concrete action? (testimonials and feedback).
Management track
  • Laurence de KERCHOVE, Project Officer, Sustain.brussels / Agoria
  • Benjamin LANG, President, Aelan
  • Joanna MURZYN, Digital Ecologist, Digtal Ecology Institute
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11:00-12:00 | Conference room 2 | Sustainable IT Infrastructures and Services
BYOD/COPE & Cybersecurity: What technical and cultural barriers exist for the sharing of equipment between companies (e.g. having two laptops as a consultant due to client-site consulting), or between personal and professional use?
Expert / Technical track
  • Rayna STAMBOLIYSKA, CEO and Founder, RS Strategy  
  • Amael PARREAUX-EY, Chief Exective Officer, Resilio 
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11:00-12:00 | Workshop area | Responsible Enterprise
Sustainable public purchasing : the practical implementation of the Circular and Fair ICT Pact (CFIT) framework, from the pre-tender stage to end-of-life management.
Management track
  • Johan RODENHUIS, Strategic Sustainability Advisor IT, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy
  • Ekaterina SMID-GANKIN, Circular Procurement Advisor, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management / Rijkswaterstaat
  • Michaël VAN MOL, Legal Advisor, Agency for Facility Operations
  • Els VERWIMP, Expert on SPP, Government of Flanders - Department of Environment & Spatial Development
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12:30-13:30 | Conference room 1 | Ecological & social transition and Innovation
Refurbishment, repair & WEEE management: Market reality and solutions for businesses.
Management track
  • Mirabelle LAMOUREUX, CEO, NEWKAP
  • Virginie VERSAVEL, Circular Economy Officer (CEO) & Founder, CIRCULIFE.eu
  • Chantal VONCKEL, Cisco Capital EMEA Sustainability leader, CISCO Systems
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12:30-13:30 | Conference room 2 | Tools, Certifications, Standards, Norms & Regulations
Multi-criteria (water and resources consumption, pollution, GHG emissions...) measurement of IT's environmental footprint: tackling the lack of robust data and unstandardized methods, and exploring labels, certifications, and tools for Sustainable IT policies and footprint tracking.
Expert / Technical track
  • Dmytro KAPOTIA , Purchaser Engagement, TCO Development
  • Subramanian KUPPUSWAMI, Global Head – Global Sustainability Head, Banking, Financial Services & Insurance, Tata Consultancy Services
  • Aiste RUGEVICIUTE, Researcher - Consultant, Square Management / La Rochelle University
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14:00-15:00 | Conference room 1 | Responsible Enterprise
Sustainable purchasing : including environmental and social considerations in IT buying decisions - tools and best practices
Management track
  • Barton FINN, Purchaser Engagement Manager, TCO Development
  • David KOHNSTAMM, Co-Founder & CSO, Leafcloud
  • Laurie SERVAIS, Sustainable IT Officer, Airbus
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14:00-15:00 | Conference room 2 | Ecological & social transition and Innovation
Environmental Impacts of Artificial Intelligence: Current state and trends.
  • Gianluca ODOARDI, IT Projec Manager, Devoteam
  • Amael PARREAUX-EY, Chief Executive Officer, Resilio
  • Dimitris SACHARIDIS, Professor, Université Libre de Bruxelles
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15:30-16:30 | Conference room 1 | Ecological & social transition and Innovation
Promoting Circular Innovation: Technology and design for a circular future.
Management track
  • Boris BAGHDIKIAN, Project Manager, Infopole
  • Rodolfo GROENEWOUD, CEO, In4Art BV
  • Alexandra KARTACHOVA, Consulting Director in charge of CSR, Market Intelligence and Market Research practices, Sofrecom
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15:30-16:30 | Conference room 2 | Sustainable IT Infrastructures and Services
How can open-source software help reduce hardware obsolescence?
Expert / Technical track
  • Ignacio RONDINI, Sofware developer and founder, Axoly Tech
  • Gadhu SUNDAAM, Senior Technologist, NTT DATA
  • Anna ZAGORSKI, Research Associate, German Environment Agency
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Opening ceremony and speeches
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1. Planetary boundaries: challenges in measuring and reporting on Sustainable IT. Assessing the global environmental impacts of digital technology - state of the art.
Topic: Introduction to Sustainable IT
  • Louise AUBET, Head of R&D, Resilio
  • Cyprien DE BARROS, Founder & Manager, Dimeritium
  • Louis GOLARD, PhD Student, Université catholique de Louvain
2. Converting organizations and their leaders to Sustainable IT - ROI, co-benefits, and extra-environmental arguments.
Topic: Responsible Enterprise
  • Christine HECKMANN, President, Verdikt
  • Manaëlle PERCHET, Head of Impact & Sustainable Development, Wemanity
  • Julien ROUZE, Cofounder, Sopht
3. Sustainable public purchasing : the practical implementation of the Circular and Fair ICT Pact (CFIT) framework, from the pre-tender stage to end-of-life management.
Topic: Responsible Enterprise

  • Johan RODENHUIS, Strategic Sustainability Advisor IT, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy
  • Ekaterina SMID-GANKIN, Circular Procurement Advisor, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management / Rijkswaterstaat
  • Michaël VAN MOL, Legal Advisor, Agency for Facility Operations
4. Small organisations and Sustainable IT, how to take concrete action? (testimonials and feedback).
Topic: Responsible Enterprise
  • Benjamin LANG, President, Aelan
  • Laurence de KERCHOVE, Project Officer, Sustain.brussels / Agoria
5. Large/international organisations and Sustainable IT: key success factors and pitfalls to avoid (approaches, regulations, different cultures...).
Topic: Responsible Enterprise
  • Diego EGUIDAZU ALONSO, CIO, European Patent Office
  • Christine HECKMANN, President, Verdikt
  • Tobias STRELOW, IT Consultant, Lufthansa Group
Conference sponsored by:
6. Sustainable purchasing : including environmental and social considerations in IT buying decisions - tools and best practices
Topic: Responsible Enterprise
  • Barton FINN, Purchaser Engagement Manager, TCO Development
  • David KOHNSTAMM, Co-Founder & CSO, Leafcloud
  • Laurie SERVAIS, Sustainable IT Officer, Airbus
7. Eco-design of digital services: which frameworks (GR491, GreenSoft Model…) to use, what mindset to adopt within IT teams, what skills to develop?
Topic: Sustainable IT Infrastructures and Services
  • Vincent DUCAS, Consulting Manager, Digital4better
  • Benita HUBE, Lecturer, The UWA Business School
  • Simon UYTTENDAELE, CEO, Aeonics
8. Eco-design & websites: Tools, standards, best practices (incl. accessibility, data privacy...), actors & testimonials.
Topic: Sustainable IT Infrastructures and Services
  • Pascal DESHAYES, CEO, TerraOps
  • Manon LESPES, Front-end Developer, Spade
  • Sophie SCHUERMANS, DIgital Accessibility Expert, AnySurfer
9. How can open-source software help reduce hardware obsolescence?
Topic: Sustainable IT Infrastructures and Services
  • Ignacio RONDINI, Sofware developer and founder, Axoly Tech
  • Anna ZAGORSKI, Research Associate, German Environment Agency
10. Eco-design from theory to practice, how do companies take action in real life? Eco-design, a fundamental lever to reduce the environmental footprint of IT. Case studies of implementation (services and/or products side).
Topic: Sustainable IT Infrastructures and Services
  • Jean-Brieuc FERON, Founder, Citronics
  • Olivier PEDOUSSAUT, High-Tech Director, DASSAULT SYSTEMES
  • Simon UYTTENDAELE, CEO, Aeonics
11. BYOD/COPE & Cybersecurity: What technical and cultural barriers exist for the sharing of equipment between companies (e.g. having two laptops as a consultant due to client-site consulting), or between personal and professional use?
  • Rayna STAMBOLIYSKA, CEO and Founder, RS Strategy  
12. Sustainable IT & Regulations: Directives and obligations for IT in Europe; public and corporate policies to promote more responsible IT usage by end customers and consumers; international initiatives.
  • Bianca SOFIAN, Senior Environmental Sustainability Analyst, Cullen International
13. Multi-criteria (water and resources consumption, pollution, GHG emissions...) measurement of IT's environmental footprint: tackling the lack of robust data and unstandardized methods, and exploring labels, certifications, and tools for Sustainable IT policies and footprint tracking.
Topic: Tools, Certifications, Standards, Norms & Regulations
  • Barton FINN, Purchaser Engagement Manager, TCO Development
  • Aiste RUGEVICIUTE, Researcher - Consultant, Square Management / La Rochelle University
14. Preparing for Sustainable IT and environmental disclosure regulations; getting ready for CSRD, Ecoscore, Repairability Index... and managing environmental data effectively.
Topic: Tools, Certifications, Standards, Norms & Regulations
  • Kris BOUDT, CEO, Sentometrics
  • Constance D'ASPREMONT, Chief Business Development Officer, Greenomy
  • Véronique PEVTSCHIN, CEO, TheGreenShot
15. Incorporating Sustainable IT into educational programs across various fields (engineering, generalist, management, journalism...) and emphasizing the need for training in companies to adopt greener digital practices.
  • Sarah DESCAMPS, Research Assistant and PhD Student, University of Mons
  • Patrick NOEL, CEO and co-Founder, We Boost Your Project
  • Andrea Vittorio QUILICI, Head of Consulting, Resilio
16. Refurbishment, repair & WEEE management: Market reality and solutions for businesses.
Topic: Ecological & social transition and Innovation
  • Mirabelle LAMOUREUX, CEO, NEWKAP
  • Virginie VERSAVEL, Circular Economy Officer (CEO) & Founder, CIRCULIFE.eu
17. Which digital solutions can help meet other Sustainable Development Goals (Mobility, Public Services, Renovation, Food, etc.)? How to avoid rebound effects?
Topic: Ecological & social transition and Innovation
  • Lionnel ANCIAUX, CEO, IOT Factory
  • Grégoire DE HEMPTINNE, Cofounder and Managing Partner, Shayp
  • Véronique DE LAET, Team Leader Innovation, Geographic Information Management
18. Environmental benefits of digital technology: myth or reality? How to integrate indirect environmental impacts/rebound effects of digital technology into a systemic approach ? How is digital technology shaping tomorrow's society and its impacts?
Topic: Ecological & social transition and Innovation
  • David BOL, Professor, Université Catholique de Louvain
  • Victor LAMBERT, Senior Consultant in Sustainable IT, IJO
  • Xavier MARICHAL, Sustainability Consultant, Sonterra sprl et Université Catholique de Louvain
  • Arjen VAN DE WALLE, PhD Candidate, Vrije Universiteit Brussel - sustAIn.brussels
19. Promoting Circular Innovation: Technology and design for a circular future.
Topic: Ecological & social transition and Innovation
  • Rodolfo GROENEWOUD, CEO, In4Art BV
  • Alexandra KARTACHOVA, Consulting Director in charge of CSR, Market Intelligence and Market Research practices, Sofrecom
20. AI for Eco-Efficiency : Using AI to reduce our environmental footprint, taking into account the footprint of AI.
Topic: Ecological & social transition and Innovation
  • Ana SEMEDO, Managing Director, IL Expansions
21. Environmental Impacts of Artificial Intelligence: Current state and trends.
Topic: Ecological & social transition and Innovation
  • Gianluca ODOARDI, Professor, Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • Amael PARREAUX-EY, Chief Executive Officer, Resilio
  • Dimitris SACHARIDIS, Professor, Université Libre de Bruxelles