What are the environmental impacts of IT and what are the sustainable IT solutions for companies who want to address their footprint in its globality? The Belgian Institute for Sustainable IT (ISIT-BE) is the sister non-profit association of the eponymous associations in France and Switzerland. With more than 50 members in Belgium and almost 200 members in total, this growing international community brings together all the economic actors in favour of a more responsible, ethical, human and environmentally friendly digital transformation. Large companies, SMEs, associations of all sizes, public services, universities... All these organisations benefit from the tools, training and services of the association and contribute to creating new ones.
Together with its international community of almost 200 members, ISIT continuously creates and improves tools, guides and training to help organisations move towards a more sustainable IT as part of their digital transformation. In 2021, it published the WeNR report.
Olivier VERGEYNST is the Director of the Belgian Institute for Sustainable IT (ISIT-BE). He has a 20+ years’ experience in international companies like JPMorgan, Euroclear and Ingenico. As IT Director, he led technical teams in Brussels, Paris, Amsterdam, London, New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong in financial and payment systems’ telecommunications, as well as in IT operations, infrastructure and application development.
He also took part in 2019 in the study Environmental footprint of the digital world and in the iNum study in 2020.
Jules DELCON has a master's degree in management with a specialisation in CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility). In the context of his thesis on digital sobriety within Belgian SME's, Jules developed a deep interest for Sustainable IT.
Today, he puts his motivation at the service of the Belgian Institute for Sustainable IT, a non-profit helping organisations evolve towards a more responsible, ethical and inclusive digitalisation. To do so, the Institute provides tools, guides and training to its members, to help them actively reduce the environmental footprint of their IT and increase its accessibility. Its community is made of major organisations like UCB, IBA, Accenture, Ageas, Belfius, Luminus, the Belgian Red-Cross, RTBF, STIB-MIVB, several administrations, ULB, UCLouvain, KULeuven, HEC Liège as well as several SME's and many more.
About the Conferences…
Meet them at the 8th edition of the International Conferences on Green Chemistry and White Biotechnologies , will eventually take place on 28 & 29 september 2022. It will be dedicated to “Digital Transformation: Innovation booster for Green Chemistry and White Biotechs”. They will be held at the Sart-Tilman University Campus, under the auspices of ULiège.
The purpose of the conferences is to screen the digital technology used to boost activities in the fields of green chemistry and white biotechnology around the world, to share knowledge and encourage the creation of new R&D projects in the sector at regional and international scale.
The first day, on 28 September, will focus on Digital Transition while the second one, on 29 September, will focus on Artificial Intelligence. Both days will be animated by Tieneke Van Hooland, from Bio.be by essenscia.
DAY 1 - FROM DATA SCIENCE FOR INDUSTRY4.0...
09.30 Welcome by ULiège
09.35 Keynote :
> Baptiste FOSSEPREZ, Pépite & Prayon
> Mathieu CURA, Optimistik (FR) - Digital transformation : how to leverage data to secure the transition towards Green Chemistry and White Biotech?
> Sébastien PREYS, Ondalys (FR) - Machine Learning and AI: Some applications for the digital transformation in Industry 4.0
11.15 Coffee Break
> David WAROCQUIERS, Matgenix (with UCL) - title to be confirmed
> Julien ESTAGER, Certech - Intens4Chem: From intensified to intelligent processes
12.05 Round Table & Q&A
12.30 Walking Lunch
> Jules DELCON & Olivier VERGEYNST Belgian Institute for Sustainable IT - Environmental impacts of digitalisation: challenges for Sustainable Development and solutions through Sustainable IT
> Michele MASCIA, University of Cagliari (IT) - Modelling bio-electrochemical systems for the removal of pollutants from soil and water.
> Jon GORIUP, VCG.AI (LT) - Using AI & big data for circular transition
14.30 Coffee Break
> Sergio MARTINEZ VILLAREAL, ULiège - Data mining as a tool to successfully position your green tech application
> Alexander DICK, WideTech (with John Cockerill) - How Data Science Leads to Clean Water
15.40 Round Table & Q&A
16.05 Conclusions by Marc TILMANT, essenscia Wallonie
16.15 Bilateral Meetings & Networking Cocktail
DAY 2 - ...TO ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FOR INDUSTRY5.0
09.30 Welcome by Véronique GRAFF, Managing Director - GreenWin
> David ARRANZ , European Commission, DG RTD - A vision on Industry 5.0, AI and funding opportunities
> Thomas GALEANDRO-DIAMANT, ChemIntelligence (FR) - Accelerating chemistry R&D using artificial intelligence
> Robert DAVID, Technord - Software sensors? Quality KPIs in real-time, and optimised control!
> Pierre GUENOUN, Probayes - Explicability of the polymerisation reactor exotherm.
11.15 Coffee Break
> Paul VANABELLE, CETIC (with SIRRIS) - AI4Recycle - Towards mastering the thermoplastic injection process to increase the use of recycled plastic
> Jessica OCAMPOS, Camnexus (UK) - title to be confirmed.
12.25 Round Table & Q&A
12.50 Walking Lunch
13.40 EU & Regional Fundings
> Renaud DELHAYE, AdN
> Emmanuel JOUANY, Sowalfin - How can Sowalfin be your SME’s feasibility and funding partner to its digital transformation ?
> Lison RABUEL , NCP Wallonie - EU funding available for Digitalisation of the Industry
15.00 Round Table & Q&A
15.25 Conclusions : Wrap-Up byTineke Van Hoolan, Bio.be & Prespectives byNathanaël ACKERMAN, AI4Belgium.
15.35 Networking Lunch