Breakout Session Agenda
Connected and Sustainable Living
Themed Breakout Sessions
Day 1: Thursday May 21, 2009
Time: 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
In a time of global economic crisis and significant threats to climate change, cities are becoming vital hubs
for the development of innovative solutions that address a new concept called Connected and Sustainable
Energy—one that will have a positive effect on urban living.
In urban environments, 50 percent of greenhouse gas emissions come from buildings and homes, which, in
turn, represent more than 50 percent of total energy consumption. As a result, technology-based energy
efficiency policies and measures are becoming instrumental not only in fighting climate change, but also in
optimizing energy consumption patterns and costs, while creating new business opportunities that are a
unique combination of economic and environmental sustainability.
From smart electric grids that integrate local energy production based on renewable energy resources, to
intelligent energy management systems, to smart buildings and domotics, to energy monitoring and control
systems that can predict energy consumption based on human behavior, Connected and Sustainable Living
is an innovative approach to improving the energy efficiency of urban environments through the use of
broadband as the fourth utility. Connected and Sustainable Living is increasingly becoming more human-
centric by encouraging citizens to engage in developing, testing, and adopting innovative solutions.
Through interactive discussions, this breakout session looks at new ways to intelligently manage energy in
urban areas, smart projects in development, and current Connected Urban Development (CUD) projects in
Lisbon and Madrid. CUD cities and partners share their challenges, achievements, and lessons learned.
Theme CUD Projects and Solutions
CUD Team Carla Pedro, Maria-José Sobrini
Time Speaker / Moderator Topic
10:30–10:40 a.m. Maria-Jose Sobrini / Carla Pedro, The principle of Connected and
Cisco IBSG Sustainable Living (introductory
10:40–11:25 a.m. Panel Discussion: Evolution, achievements, and
Mrs. Ana Reguero, Head of lessons learned from CUD
Residential Department, Urbanism sustainable living and energy
Area of Madrid City Council; projects in Madrid, and Lisbon;
João Fernandes, Ministry of - UrbanEnergy Management for
Education, Portugal; homes and communities in Madrid
Moderators: Maria-Jose Sobrini / - Smart UrbanEnergy for Schools in
Carla Pedro, Cisco IBSG Lisbon
11:25–11:40 a.m. Vin Sumner, DEHEMS / Green Technology evolution in sustainable
11:40–11:55 a.m. Carolyn Purcell, Cisco IBSG Urban energy communities and
providers: “Pecan Street” project.” Is
this the future?
11:55 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Final remarks and wrap up