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Sustainability in IT

Environmental sustainability is one of the greatest challenges facing governments in Europe. There are increasing stakeholder expectations and public pressure to follow sustainable, ethical business practices, take climate action and ensure social protection. Transition towards a climate-neutral, circular and more resilient economy is possible thanks to digitalization.

Bio Notes

Gareth Bevan

Corporate Affairs, Sustainable Transformation Technologist


Gareth Bevan is a Sustainable Transformation Technologist, with over 20 years of experience in Environmental, Social and Governance within the electronics industry. Today, Gareth Bevan champions HPE’s practice for customer collaboration on circular economy, sustainability and IT efficiency in Europe. He partners with HPE’s largest customers, stakeholders, and governments to develop net positive solutions to business challenges, share best practices, and drive new business opportunities.

Guy Gueritz

Director, Energy Industries EMEA


Since joining NVIDIA in 2012 he has led technical computing engagements with major oil and gas companies in the region on their subsurface geoscience applications and AI use cases using GPU-accelerated computing platforms. In the past two years he has also been active in aligning NVIDIA’s GPU platform with alternative energy research and developments with the industry’s energy transition strategies, including offshore wind, photovoltaic, nuclear and hydrogen initiatives.

Ilias Iakovidis

PhD, Adviser, Green Digital Transformation at the European Commission


Ilias works on EU wide measures and initiatives to improve the sustainability of ICT. He is currently focused on maximising the benefits of green digital transformation for environment, society and economy. Ilias has initiated the European Green Digital Coalition that will develop science-based methods to estimate the net impact of digital solutions on environment, and, develop guidelines for green digital transformation in sectors such as energy, transport, construction, agriculture and others. He is also working on digitalisation for circular economy, in particular in the development of the digital product passport. Before 2017 Ilias was leading the eHealth and ICT for ageing units and contributed to the EU Agenda in eHealth field for over 20 years. Areas he pioneered include digitally supported Integrated Care; 'Virtual Physiological Human' (digital patient); Personal Health Systems and Electronic Health Records.

Susanne Raimar

Global Public Sector Industry Business Unit


Susanne Raimar is the Global Sustainability Lead for Public Sector at SAP. As a global market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies and organizations of all sizes and industries run better and improve people’s lives. In her role, Susanne is responsible for driving the company’s overall sustainability solution strategy for the Public Services industry cluster, directing product and solution roadmaps, and leading go-to-market activities. Susanne brings in more than 13 years of experience in regulated industries and industry software solution management. She joined SAP in 2008 and has served in several senior solution specialist roles in financial services and public services. Susanne holds a master degree in International Business Administration from the University of Applied Sciences in Worms. The topic of Sustainability, including reducing social inequalities, are very dear to her. In her personal time, she is actively involved in social projects to support underprivileged people, both in her local community and across Germany.

Biljana Weber

Vice President and Managing Director for Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, Turkey and Africa


Biljana Weber is a seasoned executive in IT industry, with more than 25 years of experience at IBM, Microsoft and HPE. She is a transformational leader with passion for people and technology. Biljana joined at HPE in March 2020 as Managing Director for the Hewlett Packard Enterprise CERTA (Central Europe, Russia, Turkey and Africa) region. Her focus is on leading the business transformation, building strong and long-term organization capabilities, drive creation of a bigger as-a-service market, drive growth of cloud partner eco-system with special focus on Sis. She joined HPE from Microsoft, where she was leading the ERP and CRM business across 12 countries in Western Europe. Biljana also spent 18 years at IBM, where she held various leadership roles in the Central Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Over the past two decades, Biljana has received numerous public awards to recognize her industry and social contributions such as the "Artemida" - Award of Slovenian Management Association for Special Achievements in Management and was ranked among the top 25 Women of Czech business in 2014, 2015 and 2016. She is advisory board member of Webster University in Vienna, supervisory board member of HPE Germany member of World President Organization (WPO), IMD Lausanne Alumni, strong driver of diversity & inclusion initiatives and active in charities. Biljana is Austrian-Slovenian national and holds a degree in informatics and business and Master of Business Administration.