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  • Just after 2000 1m cell phones being sold every 7 hours


  • 1. ICT and Transformation to the low carbon economy Chris Tuppen Chief Sustainability Officer
  • 2. What has changed in a transformational way over the last 40 years?
  • 3. .... and what hasn’t ....
  • 4. A Massive Transformation The move to a low carbon economy will be as impactful as the industrial revolution. 2010 2020 2030 2040 Some key technologies energy efficiency wind CCS Electric cars
  • 5. Europe: 30% CO 2 reduction by 2020 >40% from energy efficiency
  • 6. What will transform over next 40 years? 1. Energy distribution, transparency and control Network Carrier Energy Supplier Hub Smart Meter Micro-generation In-home display Energy Management Services via TV Energy Management online Electricity Gas Data Centre
  • 7. 2. Health care What will transform over next 40 years?
  • 8. What will transform over next 40 years? 3. Entire Communities
  • 9. "I think there is a world market, for maybe five computers" IBM chief Thomas Watson 1943 What do we know about the future? In early 1980s McKinsey predicted one million cell phones by 2000. Sir William Preece, chief engineer for the British Post Office, 1878: “ Conditions in America necessitate the use of such instruments more than here. Here we have a superabundance of messengers, errand boys and things of that kind.” “ That’s an amazing invention, but who would ever want to use one of them?” President Rutherford B. Hayes to Alexander Graham Bell in 1876
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  • 11. Thank You More about BT and climate change at: