Ilias Iakovidis, PhD, Adviser, Digital aspect of green transition, European Commission, DG CONNECT.
Ilias works on EU wide measures and initiatives that aim to improve the energy and material efficiency of ICT. He is also focused on digitalisation for circular economy, in particular, on the digital product passport as a mean to support transition to circular economy. Ilias engages with several Commission services and external stakeholders in EU and beyond, to maximise the benefits of green digital transformation for environment, society and economy. He has initiated the European Green Digital Coalition of industries that commits to green digital transition metrics and deployments. He also manages the European Parliament Pilot project supporting this Coalition that is working on science-based methods to estimate the net impact of digital solutions on environment, and, in cooperation with stakeholders will develop guidelines for green digital transformation in sectors such as energy, transport, construction, agriculture and others.
Before 2017 Ilias was leading the eHealth and ICT for Active and Healthy Ageing units and contributed to the EU Agenda in eHealth for over 20 years. Areas he pioneered include digitally supported Integrated Care; ‘Virtual Physiological Human’ (digital patient); Personal Health Systems and Electronic Health Records.