Q&A with Charles Despins, Dean of Research for Ecole de Technologie Superieure (ETS) at the Universite du Quebec; and the IEEE Green ICT Co-Chair. As chair of the IEEE Green ICT Initiative, Charles Despins focus is on green metrics and standards in design concepts for various technical domains. And this is accomplished through working with various IEEE societies and other technology initiatives in the IEEE Future Directions portfolio. To launch this mission, Mr. Despins and Green ICT aim to bring together expertise from different fields, in conferences and publications, with a view to foster holistic design and standardization approaches. And to help springboard this effort, the "Greening through ICT" Summit to be held in Paris on October 3, 2017, will bring together hundreds of engineers, scientists, business leaders as well as public policy specialists to collectively identify the technical, commercial and public policy challenges to address as to achieve sustainability through information and communications technology. While the initiative is young, Mr. Despins is already making big impacts by becoming a forum to build a cross-society and cross initiative IEEE consensus on outreach to other organizations.
Q&A with Charles Despins, Dean of Research for Ecole de Technologie Superieure (ETS) at the Universite du Quebec; and the IEEE Green ICT Co-Chair.