Patrick Blouet

Electronic and computer science engineer, public affairs organization in STMicroelectronics and chairman of a European task force on green ECS
Patrick Blouet is an electronic and computer science engineer. He holds a Master degree from ENSERB in 1981 in France. He worked in different companies before STMicroelectronics where he was in charge designing and developing system in the area of telecommunication, image processing hard real time, multi processors systems with a very strong background in software development. He then joined STMicroelectronics where he had several responsibilities in the domain of development tools and application around DSP and complex processors chips. He also had marketing responsibilities for telecom products and was in charge of the architecture group for mobile application processors in ST. He then moved to the corporate partnerships and public affairs where he created and managed several big projects at European level. He contributed in several European clusters like Catrene, ETP4HPC and was deeply involved in the creation and set-up of the 1st IPCEI on microelectronics in Europe. Patrick is now part of the public affairs organization in ST and chairman of a European task force on green ECS whose objective is to look at reducing environmental impact of electronic. 
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.

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