Stephen works for Spirent’s strategy organization heading the 5G practice, helping to define technical direction, new innovative solutions and market leading disruptive technologies. With over 20 years’ experience in telecommunications, Stephen has been at the cutting edge of next generation technologies and has worked across the industry with service providers, start-ups and network equipment manufacturers, helping them drive innovation and transformation. Stephen is an ardent believer in connected technology and strives to challenge, blur and break down the silos that prevent innovation and business success.View the profile
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Our house is on fire. Year on year we are witnessing climate change with weather extremes growing in intensity and frequency. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) gives us only a 50/50 chance to limit global warming to 1.5°C by 2030. This is a tipping point, risking natural and human systems. Net Zero CO2 emissions are needed sooner to stabilize this climate change yet there are major concerns with the additional carbon footprint new technologies such as 5G and IoT will bring due to their densification of our networks and saturation of connected devices all requiring power.
So can 5G and IoT be Green?
This talk explores how these new technologies are now being designed with energy efficiency at their heart and also explores how they can enable green outcomes across broader industries such as automotive and Industry 4.0 helping contribute to putting the FIRE OUT.
03:35 4G network
07:55 Concerns about 5G and IoT
14:10 5G IoT
19:00 The industry opportunity
21:53 The agricultural opportunity
23:26 Providing 5G
Welcome everyone. It's from Tennessee to be here. Again, it is part of another amazing IoT slime event had the privilege of being part of the very first song back in 2015 and spent a stick to see holiday events in the community has grown. Let me quickly introduce myself. I'm Steph Douglas and I'm Head of 5G at Spirent communications those who might not be the familiar response. We are one of the industry's leaders in test measurement on service insurance for the ICT industry, you also may be able to gas for my
accent and that I'm originally from the north of Ireland and many moons ago when I was a kid growing up in Belfast. I heard the sad and plastic song on the radio by the US and the American rock and roll band, Kiss. Well folks to be honest. Our house is on fire year-on-year. We are witnessing climate change on an unprecedented scale. I was weather extreme growing in intensity and frequency the IPCC has optimistically given the chance to limit global warming by 1.5
degrees by 2030 and to try to meet that Target. Target's important because the taxi of tipping point and terms of risking not truly human systems in this regard is in our absolute interest to get that toward NetZero CO2 emissions. This is needed sooner rather than later to stabilize this type of climate play
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