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 The session was moderated by Hervé Rannou, CEO Items International, France and its participants were:

  • Jean-Christophe Clément, Energy Expert Pole Développement Durable-Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie Nice Côte d’Azur, France
  • Marcello Guaiana, Senior Officer For International Technology Transfer Programme, AREA Science Park, Italy
  •   Sergio La Mura, Technical and Research & Development Director, Siram, Italy
  • Massimo Lamanna, CERN Dept IT, Switzerland
  • Adriano Ruchini, EFQM Excellence Advisor, Italy
  • Thaima Samman, Partner, associated lawyer, Samman Law FIRM
  • Michela Vellico, Istituto Naz.le di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale – OGS, Italy
  •   Marinka Vignali, General Secretary and EU Coordinator, ARESS-ARAB Renewable Energy and Sustainability Society, Italy

Hervé Rannou explained some words like “Cityzen Data”,”Smart Grids” (digital technologies to assist renewable energies) ad “cities” (as area of metric and sensors). Next, presented the possible of smart City, where big data, smart grids and digital technologies could change our style of life. But the risk is to seems like the “Big brother”abusing the privacy of the citizens.

Jean-Christophe Clément asked why we must develop the smart grid and the smart city project. He explained that France is at the end of the power line and it requires more energy resources. He presented six projects for acquiring energy from the sun and integrating it with local power line. He presented the “Cote d’Azure Smart Grid Character” which is a guideline to projecting buildings and cities according to the smart city intuition.

Michela Vellico talked about how to reduce energy consumption and measure it. She presented the energy city project. According to her, by installing a hyper-spectrum-camera and a thermo-camera on an aircraft and flying over a city it is possible to measure the temperature and identify the kind of material that composes the roof. From this measure it is possible to calculate the energy efficiency. The project was realized following the 20 20 20 accord (reducing about the 20% of the pollution by 2020).

Marcello Gualana talked about how to deploy an Italian smart energy program. He presented the example of LID (Laboratori / Impianti Dimostrativi) as a model to save energy and pollution (51000 kg CO2 saved yearly). This project is extending to the European Community and has the target to promote the 20 20 20 accord.

Massimo Lamanna wonders about if the big data experience at CERN can be useful for other applications. He presented the WLCG (Worldwide LCH Computing Grid collaboration). A lot of data must be analysed: 20% of that are computed in Geneva (and for this, there is an increasing necessity of electrical power) and other is transferred elsewhere. He characterized big data as “big in Volume, fast in Velocity, but reduced in Variety”.

Marinka Vignali talked about promoting cooperation and common standard in the Mediterranean basin. She also pointed out the sharing of proper technologies and “know-how transfer” and the improving of a common market between Arab/EU regions. She said that there should be Standard and Labeling.