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A presentation from Jonathan Tate on reducing your carbon footprint.

Speaker

Jonathan Tate

Agenda

6:00pm - Doors open; refreshments and sandwiches at BCS London
6:15pm - AGM
6:30pm - Jonathan's presentation
8:00pm - Q & A followed by networking, finish up food & drink
8:30pm - Event closes

Synopsis

Sustainability is a subject that affects everybody, and is increasingly influential in shaping industrial strategy. The IT industry is often perceived as less polluting than traditional heavy industry, but the energy and resources consumed in running large-scale computing are significant and cannot be overlooked.

Fortunately, we have the tools to measure and improve the environmental footprint of our workloads.

Cloud computing can enable workloads to be architected with sustainability as a top-level design goal. A sustainable compute platform is necessary, but not sufficient, to achieve our sustainability goals. We must also architect for sustainability, and measure the impact of our choices to drive further improvement.

Computing can then be applied to help solve sustainability challenges, rather than being a root cause.

About the speaker

Dr Jonathan Tate is a Senior Partner Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services, helping organisations to build successful cloud practices. His academic research focused on self-managing wireless sensor networks with applications in environmental monitoring. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.

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COVID-19

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A smaller footprint in the cloud: Sustainability through architecture (AGM)
Date and time
Wednesday 7 December, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Location
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Ground Floor, 25 Copthall Avenue
London
EC2R 7BP
Price
Free