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More and more companies advocate for sustainability, and more and more decision-makers want to contribute proactively to the current climate debate and to questions of global environmental protection. At Microsoft, protecting our planet is a high priority, and we have committed to the ambitious goal of being carbon negative by 2030.


Together with our customers and partners, we are not only developing technology solutions but also innovative holistic approaches to reduce the carbon footprint. Join our digital Sustainability Day December 10 to experience new strategies, ideas, and visions for a sustainable future, in which manufacturing companies will play an industry-leading role.

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How can we develop guidelines and paradigms and how can we tie sustainability as a priority to business strategies? How can concrete measures look like? Where do companies find a good starting point? Be our guest at this Sustainability Day, explore new ideas and discuss with our experts!


Agenda: 10. December 2020

14.00 – 14.15
Intro / Warm-Up Setting the Stage

14.15 – 14.45 (incl. Q&A)
Outside in view on sustainability, climate goals and key challenges
Robert Seiter, Associate Partner | Climate Change and Sustainability Services (CCaSS), Ernst & Young GmbH

Robert Seiter, Associate Partner | Climate Change and Sustainability Services (CCaSS), Ernst & Young GmbH In his keynote, Robert Seiter will discuss holistic trends on climate topics in the process industry, e. g. their ambition to comply with the Paris agreement, expectations of stakeholders for enterprises (customers, citizens etc.), regulations in various countries. Discover how climate goals and respective measures can be linked to financial targets and the role of technology in achieving those ambitions and supporting essential developments in the future. Robert Seiter will also share insights from his more than 20 years’ experience in clean technology, renewable energies and infrastructure, especially with regard to best-in-class companies and how they are dealing with the sustainability challenge.

14.45 – 15.15 (incl. Q&A)
Customer Best Practice: Energy Management with Evonik
Jürgen Leitermann, Senior Energy Manager, Evonik Operations GmbH

Jürgen Leitermann, Senior Energy Manager, Evonik Operations GmbH The Digital Energy Management System DEnMS supports the specialty chemicals company Evonik in achieving their sustainability goals. With a standardized and state-of-the-art IT architecture, based on IoT and Microsoft Azure cloud, the company created interfaces between the variety of measurement devices (sensors, thermal detectors, electric meters, flow-meters, etc.) as well as various process information networks and process control systems with the Internet of Things. The goal: Turn metrics and data from the measurement devices into actionable insights, via capturing, validating, analyzing and evaluating, visualizing and using the delivered information. In doing so, Evonik benefits from clear KPIs for each unit and is able execute on smart goals.

15.15 – 15.45:
Data-driven strategies for climate-neutral manufacturing (Robotron)
Bobby Urland, Systemberater Vertrieb, and Matthias Görner, Leiter Smart Infrastructure, Robotron Datenbank-Software GmbH

Bobby Urland, Systemberater Vertrieb, Robotron Datenbank-Software GmbH Matthias Görner, Leiter Smart Infrastructure, Robotron Datenbank-Software GmbH What kind of data do process engineers, energy managers, maintenance engineers and facility managers need for developing an efficient sustainability strategy? Join these experts to learn more about best practices from data collection and analytics, showcased with the customer example of Infineon Technologies AG, and gain new insights how a cloud-native approach can support your sustainability goals.

15.45 – 16.15
The Microsoft Sustainability Strategy
Vanessa Miler-Fels, Director Energy Innovation & Impact, Microsoft CELA

Vanessa Miler-Fels, Director Energy Innovation & Impact, Microsoft CELA Discover the Microsoft view and strategy on sustainability from an energy optimization angle: What are the key changes in the future and how can we start preparing for these today? What is Microsoft doing in our buildings, factories and the supply chain? Vanessa Miler-Fels will provide exclusive insights in the Microsoft approach and will discuss key trends in the market, including best practices from our customers and partners.

16.15 – 16.30 Wrap-Up / Outro

In order to ensure the widest possible exchange of our guests, the number of participants is limited. We therefore ask for early registration by e-mail to

The registration period ends on Tuesday, December 08.

After receiving your registration we will send you a calendar entry, the access link to the virtual conference room and all further logistical information for your participation in the chat.


The number of places is limited. We therefore ask for your understanding that these events are only for customers and partners are excluded from this special format.
You can join the meeting as a guest and participate without a user account and without software installation from a PC, Mac or tablet with a modern web browser (Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Apple Safari). The meeting content is not recorded. Please note that you have the possibility to activate subtitles in teams.
Note: Microsoft Teams delivers a rich, interactive experience that works best with the Teams app. We recommend downloading the app if you don’t have it, as not all browsers are supported. When you join this event, your name, email and/or phone number may be viewable by other session participants in the attendee list. By joining this event, you’re agreeing to this experience.


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