Defining and Designing Green IT

The South Yorkshire Branch would like to thank The Training Foundry for generously sponsoring this event.

Thursday 17 February 2011, 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Peter Hopton, Chairman, Very Innovative Group


Peter Hopton (Very Innovative Group) will look at defining the problem which Green IT seeks to fix and the opportunities it creates for IT professionals. Peter will look at his approaches across his career at solving this problem, including Iceotope a liquid submerged server blade technology that will be offered by major IT vendors in 2011/2012. A member of the national BCS SG committees for Data Centre Strategy and Green IT, Peter will highlight some of the things the SG’s are doing in 2011.


Peter Hopton is known throughout the UK as a serial inventor of technology in the field of IT with benefits for energy efficiency and the environment. A member of the DCSG and Green IT SG committee’s Peter regularly speaks on behalf of the BCS at national and international conferences.

Peter is also known for his appearance on Dragon’s Den, a strange incident where Peter Jones pitched the benefits of RS232 connectivity over that of modern innovation. One of Peter’s companies - Iceotope was backed by Enterprise Ventures, it is now a case study for Finance Yorkshire, has an ex-intel SVP as CEO and has offices in both the UK and US.

In Sheffield, Peter is known for his role in the Very Innovative Group, which includes VeryPC. Peter is one of the founders of VeryPC and has led the company in his role as CEO through nearly 1000% growth in less than 5 years as well as generating two successful spin-outs.