Industrial approach & support from standards in minimising ICT carbon footprint

Industrial approach & support from standards in minimising ICT carbon footprint

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

ICTFOOTPRINT.eu sustains the use of standard methodologies and transparent procedures to calculate CO2 footprint.

In fact, ICTFOOTPRINT holded a free webinar about ICT Standards for Data Centres and ICT Sustainability on 20th December 2016, 15:00 CET, open to all those with an interest in becoming more sustainable in their ICT.

During the 1-hour webinar, Lance Rϋtimann (Vice President of The Green Grid) shared his views and tips, on how the European EN 50600 Series of Standards came about as a motivation to deliver a comprehensive EN standard for Data centres to help rise to the challenge of various situations such as one room to multiple building facilities and diverse business models with individual complexities.

Moreover,  Joe Baguley (Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, EMEA at VMware) provided us with stimulating insights on some major recommendations that VMWare works on whilst minimising its ICT corporate footprint, described in VMware's Global Impact Report 2015 - Force for Good.

Plus, Jean Manuel Canet (Vice-Chairman Working Party “ICT and climate change” at International Telecommunication Union) explained some ITU-T methodologies for a sustainable ICT.

Why you should watch the webinar?

· Free webinar, with no costs for you and requiring less than 1 hour of your time.

· Learn how to start improving the energy efficiency in your ICT business

· Know success stories about implementing energy efficiency

· Start benefiting from competitive advantages, as energy cost reduction, with energy efficiency

The webinar is for any European ICT player that needs to improve its energy efficiency in ICT.

Industrial approach & support: standards to minimise carbon footprint - Webinar ICTFOOTPRINT.eu

WEBINAR SPEAKERS

Lance Rϋtimann - The Green Grid
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Lance Rϋtimann is an active participant in The Green Grid’s EMEA Government Engagement Committee and the Board of Directors. He currently chairs the Program Committee, which manages the wide range of activity requests that drive content produced by members of The Green Grid. He is a member of the CENELEC technical committee responsible for the development of the EN 50600. Lance has more than 25 years of experience at Siemens, having held positions in various countries, including Germany Switzerland and Canada.

Joe Baguley - VMware
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Joe Baguley is VMware’s Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for EMEA. He helps develop and communicate VMware’s strategy and vision with customers and partners, using his wealth of experience to help organisations reduce costs, transform their businesses and better support users and business needs. As part of VMware’s Office of the CTO and its representative in EMEA, Joe assists VMware’s customers in understanding how to use today’s advances in technology to deliver real business impact.

Jean Manuel Canet - International Telecommunication Union

Jean-Manuel Canet is a member of ITU-T Study Group "Environment and Climate Change" and serves as vice-chairman of the working party “ICT and Climate Change” and Rapporteur of the “methodologies” question. He works as well for Orange Consulting, where is in charge of Sustainable Development. He has developed an expertise in the assessment of the environmental impact of ICT products, services and organizations. He has led numerous projects to assess and reduce GHG emissions related to IT, for customers such as the European Parliament, France Télévisions or Zurich Financial Services. He holds a certificate in carbon accountancy from the French National Agency for Energy and Environment.

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