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Joint event between BCS IT Leaders Forum, BCS Berkshire branch and the IoD.


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Hosts: Mike Buckland (BCS) and John Morton (IoD)
Main Speaker: John Booth - Managing Director, Carbon3IT Ltd


Is your business a friend or foe of the planet?

Is the forecasted growth of ICT in fields such as the Internet of Things, AI, autonomous vehicles and Cloud, compatible with the climate emergency?

John Booth will provide the background to the twin issues of climate change and energy, and how they will impact data centres, supply chains and the allied ICT companies now and in the future.

This latest in our popular series of biannual unconferences for business leaders usually takes place at Oracle UK’s Customer Centre in Reading but is running online on this occasion, because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Before John speaks, there will be a brief presentation from Doug Johnson-Poensgen entitled 'The drive for net zero and the role of the supply chain'. Doug is CEO of Circulor, a software solution that combines best-of-breed technologies to empower supply chain visibility and enable businesses to improve further their sustainability agenda.

About the main speaker

John Booth is well-known in EU circles, primarily for his role as reviewer for the EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres (Energy Efficiency) (EUCOC) and his work on the Certified Energy Efficiency Data Centre Award (CEEDA), which assesses data centres against a subset of the EUCOC best practices.

He is the Chair of the Data Centre Alliance’s (DCA) Energy Efficiency & Sustainability steering group, Vice Chair of the BCS Green IT specialist group and Treasurer of the BCS Data Centre specialist group.

He represents the BCS/DCA/Carbon3IT Ltd on the TCT7/3 committee that works upon the EN50600 Data Centres Design and Build Standards and KPI’s (PUE ETC).

He founded and runs Carbon3IT Ltd, providing support to organisations on data centre standards and consultancy in the field of green IT. Carbon3IT Ltd has recently completed work on the EURECA project, which was rated as “exceptional” by the EC and dealt with the procurement of green data centres and services for the EU public sector.

This year, John has been appointed by Green IT Amsterdam to provide programme management for the CATALYST project.

He is a lead auditor for ISO50001: (2011/2018) Energy Management Systems and ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management Systems, a Certified Data Centre Audit Professional CDCAP TM (Recert 2018) and an ESOS registered Assessor.

He is the executive director of Sustainability for London, a not for profit organisation that assists organisations in London to meet their ICT sustainability goals.

John is also Technical Director of the National Data Centre Academy, which aims to provide practical technical training to the data centre community in the near future.

This event is brought to you by: BCS IT Leaders Forum, Berkshire branch and the IOD

Webinar: Climate change, energy and data centres - Reaching net zero
Date and time
Wednesday 7 October, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
This event is sold out