This month we are really excited to be presenting at the next Go Green Business Breakfast on 23rd March.
The event will focus on Sustainable IT, delving into topics like the environmental impact of IT, the practical decisions around IT which can lead to improving sustainability in many sectors, developing business opportunities for sustainable IT and ways to apply all of the above to SMEs.
Our own Edmund Davis will be presenting alongside Ian Brooks, a senior lecturer in Sustainable IT at UWE, whose career spans environmental Innovation network leadership, IT and data centre energy efficiency, energy management systems, and carbon cost / benefit modelling. He will be weighing the pros and cons of IT, touching on the risks IT can pose to businesses and the importance of making informed decisions when making procurement and strategic decisions about IT.
Following Ian will be Barney Smith, a strategic thinker and innovator who specialises in harnessing technology and empowering communities achieve sustainable change. Barney was previously CIO at Defra and will examine the topic of sustainability from a practical and management point of view, drawing on his own experience in advising on and implementing green policies through his innovation and productivity company Perform Green Ltd.
We will then round off the presentations with some suggestions and tips on making green IT choices for short, medium and long term sustainability gains for businesses. Edmund will talk about the importance of procurement choices, the benefits of virtualisation and about the advantages to embracing video conferencing on the road to a greener business.
Join us to explore the many facets of Sustainable IT and how it can benefit your business.