Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is all pervading in our lives as the basis for modern day communication. It consumes copious amounts of fossil fuel energy whilst on the other hand offering enormous potential to encourage and facilitate sustainable development.
It is therefore no surprise that there are a range of fascinating innovations occurring within the area of sustainable ICT. Come and find out the latest on what is happening in this fast moving sector on Wednesday 14 September 2011.
The discussion will be led by industry leaders from both the private and public sectors:
- Neil Harris, Head of Sustainability, Cisco
- Stuart Neumann, a Senior Manager at Verdantix
- Rob Jones, Client Manager at the Carbon Trust Advisory Services
- Martin Chilcott, Founder and CEO of 2 Degrees
- Okan Kibaroglu, IT Services Manager at Imperial College London
- Dr Paresh Shah, Research Manager at London Higher
London School of Economics, New Academic Building (NAB Room 1.07) Entrance from Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 2AE
6.30pm – 6.45pm: Registration
6.45pm – 8.30pm: Panel and Q&A
8.30pm – 9.15pm: Networking Cocktail
Numbers are limited so please register now to not miss out!
About the Speakers
Neil Harris is one of Cisco’s leading spokesmen on Green IT and sustainability, with a 12 year background in the high-tech sector. Neil supports Cisco’s Global EcoBoard and works to position Cisco at the heart of emerging trends that are reshaping the way businesses communicate, develop products and implement new technologies.
Martin Chilcott is a social and environmental entrepreneur who has founded a number of environmental businesses – 2degrees being one of these. He is responsible for 2 Degrees’ strategy and works to grow this leading online community of over 14,900 sustainability professionals from over 90 countries. Hear how Martin is achieving this growth.
Rob Jones has worked on carbon issues for many of the world’s leading ICT brands. Rob and his team now work on a pioneering endeavour to provide the world’s first life cycle carbon footprinting methodology for ICT products and services. The project is conducted under the secretariat function of GeSI/WRI and WBCSD.
Stuart Neumann leads Verdantix research into smart grid, electric vehicles and cloud computing. He most recently worked on the Carbon Disclosure Project Cloud Computing report and a total portfolio analysis of smart grid technologies. He advises C-level executives in the technology, services and energy sector on energy distribution strategies and commercial opportunities.
Okan Kibaroglu manages Sustainable IT projects at Imperial College, which are now a finalist in the Green IT category of the Green Gown Awards. Okan will discuss the range of innovative projects that Imperial College are undertaking.
Paresh Shah coordinates sustainable ICT research at London Higher, an ‘umbrella’ body representing over 40 universities and higher education colleges in London. He will discuss results from a recent Green ICT study involving London’s higher education sector.