Getting to grips with the carbon challenge

Date:
Wednesday 29 October 2008

Time:
17.00 - 20.00

Venue:
BCS, 1st Floor, Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA

Synopsis:

With ‘Climate change’ and ‘Global warming’ assailing us from all angles what can the IT profession do to help businesses improve energy efficiency and reduce costs? How can IT managers find their way through the wealth of information and advice on ‘going green’?

The BCS Ethics Forum, Data Centre Specialist Group and the Communications Management Association have been working together within the BCS Carbon Footprint Working Group to seek solutions to these questions.

This event presents practical help and advice on managing the carbon footprint within a business setting, the difficulties to be overcome, and ongoing work supported by the Carbon Trust.

Introduction
Bob Harvey, Chair BCS Ethics Forum

Assessing the Carbon Footprint in an SME: Obstacles and opportunities
Zahl Limbuwala, Chair, Data Centre Specialist Group

Managing End-user Devices
Eur.Ing. Prof. Margaret Ross, Faculty of Technology, Southampton Solent University.

EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres - how it can help in business
Liam Newcombe, Secretary, Data Centre Specialist Group

The Carbon Intent Project: “addressing the business user community's needs from an expert, independent, impartial perspective”.
Glenn Powell, Chief Executive, The Communications Management Association (CMA)