Welcome Session 2022

Thursday, April 21 8:00 – 9:00 (America/Los_Angeles)

OPK1: Opening Remarks & K1: IOT and sustainability

Welcoming Remarks

David E Gonzalez, SusTech 2022 Conference Chair

It is an honor to welcome you to the 9th annual IEEE Technologies for Sustainability Conference (SusTech 2022) held from April 21 to 22, 2022.  This is the third year in which we are offering this conference in a virtual environment.  This has allowed even more participation of IEEE and Non-IEEE attendees from the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia/Pacific.

For many years this conference has attracted attendees from government, industry, business and manufacturing sectors.  We have scientists, academics, technologists, and scholars from many disciplines that share and contribute to the interesting tracks that we offer in our conference.

Our 3-day program features keynote speakers, panel discussions, peer-reviewed technical paper presentations across 12 thematic sessions, a student poster contest, and a 1-day sustainable aviation forum.

I want to personally want to thank you for participating in this SusTech 2022 virtual conference, which has grown in popularity and attendance year over year.  It is our sincere hope that you will enjoy and learn about the innovative developments in the area of sustainability. We will be expecting you at next year’s 10th anniversary conference!

David Gonzalez

prof. David E. González
SusTech 2022 Conference Chair





Opening Remarks and Introduction

Kathy Herring Hayashi, IEEE Region 6 Director-elect

Kathy Herring Hayashi has been involved in the semiconductor industry her entire career – developing, deploying and analyzing advanced software tools used to create computer and mobile phone chips. Kathy has held a variety of leadership roles in technical development, applications engineering and information technology.   She currently works at Qualcomm Inc., working with semiconductor workflows in large scale compute environments.

Kathy is  the Director Elect of IEEE Region 6 (Western Region)  and also a member of a San Diego Athena Forum for Executive Women.


Keynote: “Sustainability and The Internet of Things: Translating Technology into Action

Adam Drobot, Chairman, OpenTechWorks Inc.




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