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Reminder: Book your Accomodation

The deadline for hotel booking via the contingents is approaching. You can find the list of hotel contingents here. The Organizing Committee recommends that all participants of EnviroInfo 2014 book their hotels as soon as possible. This is also aggravated by the fact that during EnviroInfo 2014 there will be several other events in Oldenburg.

Announcement of 4th Keynote Speaker

The fourth keynote speaker at EnviroInfo 2014 will be Dr. Sascha Roth. Dr. Roth is Project Director Group Sustainability Reporting at Volkswagen AG.  The topic of his keynote will be “Volkswagen Group Sustainability Reporting”.

Dr. Daniel-Sascha Roth has studied Business Administration, Economics and Media Sciences at Leibniz University of Hanover (Germany). He earned his doctorate (Dr. rer. pol.) at Leibniz University of Hanover in close cooperation with Volkswagen AG Group Research, department Environmental Affairs Strategy.
Dr. Roth became project manager for Sustainability in Supplier Relations in 2006 at the Volkswagen Group. Subsequently, he was Volkswagen company representative of the Vision 2050-project at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). Since 2008, he is project director of the Volkswagen Group Sustainability Reporting.
Prior to joining Volkswagen, he was Trainee at Bosch K. K., Yokohama (Japan), Human Resources / Public Relations Office in 2001.

Announcement of 3rd Keynote Speaker

We are happy to announce the 3rd keynote speaker at EnviroInfo 2014. Dr. Chris Preist is a reader in sustainability and computer systems at University of Bristol. The topic of his keynote will be “Understanding and Reducing the Energy Impact of Digital Services”. Dr. Preist is expected to give his keynote on thursday afternoon.

Dr. Chris Preist is currently principal investigator on the Digital Green Doors project, exploring how social computing and mobile services can engage communities with pro-environmental behaviors. He has been principal investigator on the SYMPACT project, working with Guardian News and Media on how the digital transformation of the news and media sector will impact energy use, greenhouse gas emissions and other sustainability factors.He is an Associate of the sustainability charity Forum for the Future.

Prior to joining University of Bristol, he was Head of Sustainable IT Research at HP Labs, Bristol from 2007-09, where he led work on the strategic impact of climate change on business and technology development to exploit emerging opportunities. He joined HP Labs in 1987 following a degree in Pure Maths from University of Warwick, and a Ph.D. in logic programming from Imperial College, London.  In previous work at HP Labs, he conducted research in artificial intelligence, automated diagnosis, agent-mediated e-commerce and thesemantic web.

Announcement of 2nd Keynote Speaker

The 2nd keynote speaker at EnviroInfo 2014 will be Dr. Jörg Hermsmeyer, Head of Department of Research and Development at EWE AG. The topic of Dr. Hermsmeyer’s keynote will be “The transformation of the energy system in Germany and its challenges”. He will give his keynote on thursday morning, September 11th.

Dr. Jörg Hermsmeier has studied Mechanical Engineering in Paderborn, Aachen and Coventry. He earned his doctorate (Dr.-Ing.) at RWTH Aachen in the department of machine elements and machine design.
Following his occupation as a scientific assistant, Dr. Hermsmeier became project manager for European and Asian ventures of the company REpower Systems AG. Subsequently, he managed the drive engineering division within the department of product development.
Since 2008, he is head of the Research and Development department of EWE, a big German power company, in Oldenburg.
Moreover, Dr. Hermsmeier is chairman of the steering committee Innovation, Research and Development of the BDEW in Berlin. He is spokesman of the advisory committee of the lower Saxony initiative for energy storage and systems and member of diverse scientific research facilities in Germany.