Green, Lean, Mean?

Green ICT in the real world of 2014

Date:
Wednesday 5 March 2014

Time:
6.00pm for 6.30pm start. 8.30pm finish.

Venue:
Room 326, 3rd Floor, Reginald Mitchell Building, Southampton Solent University, Southampton, SO14 0RD | Maps

Cost:
Free to both BCS Members and non-members


Speakers:
Bob Crooks MBE, Chair of BCS Green IT Specialist Group

Joint event between BCS GreenIT Specialist Group, BCS Hampshire Branch and Southampton Solent University.

Is Green ICT chilling in the cold winds and stormy waves of recession,

  • or basking in the heat of global warming?
  • Are we there yet? Have green initiatives become part of business-as-usual computing, or do we still have far to go? And what should we do about it?
  • What is meant by 'Green ICT' today?
  • Can it help your products, services, bottom line and sustainability?
  • Are Green ICT and Sustainability on your organisation’s corporate agenda?
  • How can you justify Green costs in a business case to the Board?
  • Or are they just a topical distraction?

Bob Crooks will draw on his extensive work in this area as Chair of the BCS Green IT Specialist Group as well as being the Green ICT lead for Defra and a key player on the Cabinet Office’s Green IT delivery Unit that has published the UK’s Greening Government ICT strategy.
In Autumn 2013, the Strategy for Data Capability was published by the Government which is recognising the criticality of data and its supporting infrastructure for our growing information economy.