Towards Sustainable ICT

13.00-15.20, 10.12.2019, ICT City (Beta)

The energy consumption of the constantly expanding ICT sector is anticipated to markedly increase in the future. What kind of actions should be carried out for software and hardware to promote energy savings and sustainability in general? Does Finland have specific features, or even a competitive advantage in relation to ICT sustainability? How are the sustainability issues taken into account in ICT engineering education?

Towards Sustainable ICT seminar focused on these topic. The seminar was organized by Digital Futures, the Department of Future Technologies and the Sustainability steering group on 10 December 2019 at 13:00-15:20 pm in the ICT City, Beta lecture hall (Joukahaisenkatu 3–5, Turku).


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Opening remarks
Prof. Mika Hannula, Technology Campus Turku and University of Turku

ICT and Sustainability
Kari Hiekkanen, Aalto University

Demystifying Environmental Impact of ICT
Matti Pärssinen, Aalto University

EuroHPC – Energy Efficient Supercomputing in Kajaani Data Center
Kimmo Koski, Managing Director, CSC – IT Center for Science

Coffee break

Sustainable Engineering Education in ICT
Jussi-Pekka Teini, Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland (TEK)

Commentaries and discussion
Jussi Nissilä, Finnish Information Processing Association (TIVIA)
Ainokaisa Saarinen, Business Development Director, Telia

Concluding remarks
Prof. Ville Leppänen, Department of Future Technologies, University of Turku

End of the seminar

Published slides of the presentations:

Pärssinen’s presentation
Koski’s presentation
Teini’s presentation
Nissilä’s presentation
Saarinen’s presentation

Further information:

Anne-Marie Tuikka
Research Coordinator

Marjaana Suorsa
Development Specialist