BCS Green IT specialist group.
- Professor Tom Jackson
- Professor Ian Hodgkinson
5:00pm - Main presentation – Professors Tom Jackson and Ian Hodgkinson
6:00pm - estimated end
The growth of digital data and the use of digital technologies are contributing to environmental pollution and climate change. The focus on physical decarbonization has overlooked the environmental impact of digitalization, including data generation and storage, leading to a significant contribution to global emissions.
The data industry is projected to produce more emissions than the automotive, aviation, and energy sectors combined. To address this issue, our team has designed the "Data Carbon Ladder" tool to assess and reduce the CO2 footprint of data projects by optimizing dataset selection, update frequency, storage location, and analytics. This free tool can help businesses create a more sustainable and efficient solution.
This is part of the London Climate Action Week.
About the speakers
Tom Jackson (BSc (Hons), PhD) is a highly accomplished Professor of Information and Knowledge Management with over 20 years of experience in research and industrial consultancy. He has secured over £40M of research funding and is well-known for his creation of EMOTIVE, a system with the world's best f-measure for fine-grained emotion detection.
His research includes pioneering work on the dark side of Digital Decarbonisation, the impact of interrupts in the workplace, and the first model of information overload. He has published over 160 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences and is the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Knowledge Management and Research Practice.
Tom's expertise includes creating data-generated consumer and citizen personas, developing user-friendly data dashboards, social listening, and data usage optimization. He has worked with various organizations such as the UN's Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, DSTL, and global automotive manufacturers.
Ian R. Hodgkinson (BSc, MSc, PhD) is a Professor of Strategy. He has over a decade’s experience of research and industrial consultancy and has been directly involved in over £12M of research funding. Internationally known for his contributions to service delivery in the public, third, and private sectors, his research has informed international, national, and local service transformations in health, leisure, sport, local government and emergency services.
Externally funded projects have utilised digital innovations to capture in real-time consumer experiences to varied stimuli (incl. product-harm crises) and perceptions of products, brands, services and critical issues (e.g. ‘going green’).
His research also includes the pioneering work on Digital Decarbonisation; the impact of digital practices on the environment; corporate memory and knowledge auditing; telemedicine implementation; and agile decision-making techniques learnt from the performing arts.
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