ICT for Sustainability - The Challenge of Making It Real

Marko Turpeinen

Thursday, February 14








Data-Driven Resource Management

Decisions on sustainable resource management, both by organizations and for individuals, are often not based on solid facts and numbers. Even when quantitative goals are set, real-time feedback mechanisms do not exist for guiding and evaluating the results. At KTH Centre for Sustainable Communications, our hypothesis is that ICT can allow making environmental variables visible and significantly improve our capacity to make sustainable decisions. Our aim is to explore the application of
current technologies such as linked and open data, APIs, real-time data flows, and the creation of novel tools and services needed for an ICT-based, data-driven, sustainability approach.




Marko Turpeinen is the Director of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) ICT Labs Helsinki. He is a Visiting Professor in Media Technology at The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). He is also the Principal Scientist at Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT). He has a Doctor of Technology Degree in Computer Science from Helsinki University of Technology (TKK) and a Master of Science Degree in Media Arts and Sciences from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has also extensive industrial experience from the media industry, as between 1996 and 2005 he worked in various executive positions at Alma Media Corporation, a Finnish media company.



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