There is an urgent need to reduce the ecological footprint of technology itself – and reducing the energy consumption of devices and infrastructures is a good starting point. Energy consumption from computers, data centers and communication networks will rise to 21% of global electricity consumption by 2030.
We should also consider how we can reduce waste in industrial and logistical processes. We can use collaboration tools to cut global travel costs.
Capgemini UK has used virtual collaboration technology to contribute to a 14% reduction in travel emissions in 2019.
We can use data-led digital twins to help improve our management of transport assets. And we can use electric vehicles and smart-charging solutions to balance our power demands.
E-mobility demands new manufacturing approaches and new business models. Read how Capgemini works with auto manufacturers such as Audi to develop new concepts, business models and solutions enabling new approaches.
Finally, we should think about how we can use information technology to enable end-consumers to reduce their environmental footprint.
SK Group, a telecommunications conglomerate, worked with Capgemini Invent on a future vision looking at a 30-year horizon:
Ian Huh, Senior Vice President of SK Telecom, said: “Energy, connectivity and data are coming together like never before and SK Group is determined to seize the opportunities that this presents. Capgemini Invent’s research and proposals for transformative future innovation at SK Group reached into every corner of the energy value chain, from demand response and energy efficiency to battery networks in homes, microgrids and exponential connectivity in a world where energy demand is expected to triple through to 2050. We identified a gameboard of multiple areas of transformation with the opportunity to ignite new business models, which will inform SK’s innovation efforts in 2020 and beyond.”