U.S.-China Green Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Seminar In Partnership with the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) and the U.S. Department of Commerce
October 19, 2011
Organized under a commitment made by both the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) during the 2010 U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT), the U.S.-China Green ICT Seminar allowed high-level government thought leaders from both the United States and China to discuss the policy challenges and opportunities that both countries face as they innovate and deploy 21st century smart technologies.
The Seminar focused on two themes: "Innovations for Energy Efficiency" and "Smart Grid Technology Solutions." Presentations focused on the benefits that ICTs can bring to every day, real-world situations. These include the environmental benefits of tele-working, time savings derived from automated and remote factory access, cost savings from reduced energy consumption, and the ability to monitor energy use through connecting devices to the smart grid.
High-level government speakers included Deputy Director General Chen Jiachun, Department of Telecommunications at China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT); Craig Allen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia, U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration; Director Wang Jianchao, Department of International Cooperation, MIIT; Alan Meier, Senior Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory under the U.S. Department of Energy; Liu Wenqiang, China's Department of Energy Saving and Resources Utilization under MIIT; Wang Jiye, Deputy Director of Information Office of State Grid Corporation of China; Dean Prochaska, National Coordinator for Smart Grid Conformance, U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology; Yang Jiangli, Deputy Secretary General of Smart Grid Equipment Committee, China Electrical Equipment Industry Association; and Jason Zheng, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Asia Pacific for Qualcomm Atheros.
The event was organized by the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), China's Electronics Standardization Institute (CESI), and China's Association of Communication Enterprises (CACE). Sponsors of the event included: the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), Ericsson, Genband, ILS Technology, Intel and Qualcomm. The U.S. Information Technology Office (USITO) provided logistical support.