Ilias Iakovidis

PhD, Adviser, Green Digital Transformation at the European Commission, DG CONNECT
Ilias Iakovidis works on EU wide measures and initiatives to improve the sustainability of ICT. He is currently focused on maximising the benefits of green digital transformation for environment, society and economy. Ilias has initiated the European Green Digital Coalition that will develop science-based methods to estimate the net impact of digital solutions on environment, and, develop guidelines for green digital transformation in sectors such as energy, transport, construction, agriculture and others. He is also working on digitalisation for circular economy, in particular in the development of the digital product passport. 

Before 2017 Ilias was leading the eHealth and ICT for ageing units and contributed to the EU Agenda in eHealth field for over 20 years. Areas he pioneered include digitally supported Integrated Care; 'Virtual Physiological Human' (digital patient); Personal Health Systems and Electronic Health Records.

Ilias has a PhD degree in Applied Mathematics and Postdoctoral training in Biomedical Engineering.
Panel Debate: Building bridges between societal actors: which role for ICT in a faster transition?
The goal of this panel is to explore the perception of four sectors - namely academia, industry, politics and civil society - on the role of ICT in a faster transition. For this purpose, we gather five speakers with area of expertise in these different sectors. Participants will have the opportunity to challenge their vision, by asking them to position themselves on two commonly envisioned pathways for ICT in the transition: "Green ICT" and "ICT for Green". Concepts existing outside these two boxes will also be explored in the discussion, brought by both participants and speakers. This first part of the debate aims at reflecting on the compatibility – or incompatibility – of visions between the sectors, and the causes behind possible differences.

In a second time, we will explore existing and possible bridges / collaborations between sectors, regarding ICT trajectories. What currently hinders such collaborations, and what are the nature of the identified obstacles? We will try to point out concrete steps to enhance and increase such collaborations. Eventually, we will attempt to sum up the shared values or statements which could be used to build a "common vision" between the different sectors.

 Watch the panel here !