The 10th GIO Roundtable

Beijing, China / Paris, Franch
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Events Introduction

The 10th GIO Roundtable was held on 17th October, 2022 in Beijing/Paris, with other participants from around the world joining online. It was co-hosted by the Global Industry Organizations Roundtable (GIO) and ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) and GeSI (Global Enabling Sustainability Initiative). The meeting concentrated on green issues, shared the low-carbon policies of Europe and China and the role digital technology plays in low-carbon goals. The participants further discussed the key topics and cases in digital health and mobility & transportation industry, as well as the future collaboration directions and the initiatives of participant industry organizations on GIO platform.


09:00 – 09:10
New faces introduction
New faces
09:10 – 09:20
Opening remarks
William Xu David Boswarthick Luis NevesGIO Chair GIO Co-chair
Green initiatives and sustainability
9:20 – 9:50
The impact of EU’s Green initiative on digital transformation
Luis NevesGeSI
9:50 – 10:20
Study on integrating digital transformation with China’s carbon peak and carbon neutrality goals
Coffee break
10:20 – 10:40
Industry- specific transformation in healthcare and transport and mobility industry
10:40 – 11:10
GIO White Paper on Industry- Specific Ecosystems V2.0 and digital health cases sharing
Martin Creaner Giorgio CangioliGIO Digital Platforms Ecosystem Working Group
11:10 – 11:40
Smart and sustainable transport and mobility. Perspectives for EU/China dialogues
Joost VantommeERTICO
Open discussion
11:40 – 12:20
Follow-up collaboration directions and topics
All Participants
12:20 – 12:30
Martin CreanerModerators

Expert View

Luis Neves
GeSI aims to Bring ICT sectors together to enable worldwide Digital innovation and Greener Development, of which can contribute to the mitigation of GHG warmed our planet by 1°C since pre-industrial times. During the global green transition, we need a ingenuity shift to measure and highlight the positive carbon impacts of solutions to enable CO2 emission reduction. We raised “Avoided Emissions Initiative”: the scenario is to avoid carbon emissions from a Business as Usual (BAU), which could be enabled through the use of a solution/innovation. However, “Avoided Emissions” are not widely reported unlike Scope 1, 2 & 3 emissions, and also lacks an official standard. GeSI developed Enablement Methodology in 2010, and also has been leading Avoided Emissions Framework in EU since 2018 and organizing new ICT-Enablement Methodology and Mechanism in EGDC, which also links to the ITU-T L.1480 pre-standard. We believe ICT is a key sector to address Avoided Emissions (ICT-Enablement).
Yan Zhu
Member of the Executive Committee, China INFO 100
In the medium and long term, the development of the digital economy and the development of the “dual carbon” strategy will become the two major engines of China’s development. Industry can make the full the use of the technical accumulation formed by the development of the digital economy, to provide new means, tools and models for energy conservation and carbon reduction, and help achieve the “dual carbon” goal through integrating digital transformation with green development. To cope with the challenges and constraints brought about by the “dual carbon” for digital transformation, such as time constraints, heavy tasks, cost increases, and the lag of the carbon emission measurement system, industry can strengthen the innovative ecological construction, promote the research and development and application of integrated technologies, and accelerate the construction of an indicator measurement system. Strengthening international exchanges and cooperation and further promoting the integrated development of digitalization and greening are also important.
Joost Vantomme
Data sharing across the mobility sector offers new opportunities. GIO could serve as a platform to exchange views on use cases, policies, trends. We could demonstrate the results at the next ITS European congress in May 2023, Lisbon.
Wengang Zhang
Secretary-General, UWA
Ultra HD technology (4K/8K, HDR, VR/AR) has been widely used in digital medical, health, green and low-carbon industries. It has been well applied in the fields as ultra-high definition medical endoscope, VR medical health training, telemedicine, and humanistic care. At the same time, it is also faced with technical barriers, expensive prices, data security and high energy consumption. It is expected that UWA can work with the industry to explore integration solutions, technical standards and industry rules to jointly promote industrial development.
Zemin Yang
5GDNA, Chairman; GIO Special Advisor
Gather industry and government think tanks and organizations that are highly concerned about digital transformation around the world, focus on the application areas of digital transformation with the greatest value, share the experience and ideas of relevant practices in various regions around the world, and provide them to all kinds of organizations in the world which need these experiences and ideas. Helping others is to self-help.
Ku Wen
Chairman, CCSA
I think standards play a very important role in green development. In different industries and between different countries, in-depth participation of standards will bring positive results to the energy conservation and emission reduction of the project itself.
Juergen Grotepass
“AI in Automation” ZVEI Wok Group, Chairman
The discussion on realtime digital twins for mobility and also for manufacturing shows the potential digitalisation has connecting different ecosystems, e.g. mobility becoming part of I4.0. Digital twin based Data sharing across ecosystems and AI will enable energy savings and carbon footprint savings at large scale. A Use case sharing of first solutions spanning across ecosystems in China, Japan and EU will be very valuable to follow-up on in next GIO11 round table.
Jinsong Ouyang
Vice Chairman, SAC/TC 124
The strong coupling between green and ICT requires more in-depth analysis of GIO; consensus should be followed by operational guarantees such as laws, regulations, standards, and certification; the guidance of high-quality models and cases are also required. Digital health should firstly considers the effectiveness of health.
Xiaodong Ji
CAS, Vice chairman
We are willing to play the technical supporting role of conformity assessment in helping the digital development of the industry, and contribute experience and cases in certification, standardization and green and low-carbon services to GIO. We also hope to cooperate with relevant parties to develop and implement some specific certification projects to help relevant industries further improve their sustainable development capabilities. I wish GIO platform greater contributions to promoting the development of the digital economy.
Frank Zhang
Executive Director, China, BSI
In the 10th GIO, the presentation and discussion are focused on Sustainability, Healthcare and Automotive. ICT should play an important role in Sustainability: not only in measuring and monitoring Carbon, but also in Carbon reduction through Smart Mining, Smart Tranportation, Smart Manufactoring, etc. We already have ISO standards in information security about Healthcare (ISO27799) and Automotive (ISO21434), which we should continue to refine.
Yan Xu
Board of Directors, ITS
On the one hand, we shall promote ICT for green economy, while in the meantime we shall pay attention to rebound effect, such as over-consumption behaviour. The ICT sector may need to work with other sector such as consumers organization to educate the users or get feedback on providing relevant solutions.
Rui Luis Aguiar
Chairman of the Steering Committee, Networld Europe
More than energy reduction, the key should be CO2 reduction. Green energy is a realistic possibility for telecommunications.