The Inaugural GREEN IT SUMMIT

April 22nd 2010, Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin

Discover the bottom-line benefits of sustainable IT


Soaring energy prices have put the focus on Green IT’s ability to deliver reductions in energy costs.

Ireland’s move to a low-carbon economy is well underway. The country’s third carbon budget delivered a new carbon levy, forming the cornerstone of the country’s transition to a low carbon society. The forthcoming Climate Change Bill will, for the first time, commit Ireland to a new statutory obligation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% from 1990 levels.

IT can play a pivotal role in reducing carbon emissions. There is a growing awareness that Green IT can deliver significant reductions in energy costs as well as enabling improved efficiencies across the enterprise. In fact, cost reduction is the primary driver for Green IT. Gartner is predicting that Green IT will be one of the top 10 technologies that will be strategic for most organisations in 2010.

The inaugural Green IT Summit aims to show you how adopting a Green IT strategy in your organisation can unlock huge energy savings, drive operational efficiencies, as well as make a major contribution to your organisation’s CSR credentials.

Brought to you by iQuest, in conjunction with ICT Ireland and the Irish Software Association, the inaugural Green IT Summit is a major conference focusing on how and where you can make green IT deliver business value. This gathering of experts and peers aims to provide Irish businesses with an improved understanding of how they can go green and save money along the way.


TOPICS

  • KEYNOTE - Environmental and business benefits of Green IT
  • Making Green IT a cost-effective reality
  • Unlocking business value from Green IT
  • Why IT should lead a company’s sustainability agenda
  • PANEL DISCUSSION - Taking a day-to-day business approach to Green IT
  • Tax incentives scheme to invest in Green IT solutions
  • KEYNOTE - Green IT driving efficiency, sustainability and enabling efficient working practices
  • CASE STUDIES:
    - The sustainable CIO - reaping the benefits of Green IT
    - Health Research Board & Lakeland Dairies - Why Green IT and virtualisation should be top of the Financial Director’s agenda
    - Making savings in the data centre - reducing energy comsumption and costs in the data centre.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

If you are a senior executive decision and policymaker, IT professional or key influencer, then you should be at the Green IT Summit.

Job functions include -

  • Heads of IT
  • IT Managers
  • IT Directors
  • Business Directors/Business Managers - driving IT initiatives
  • Environmental management.


WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND

With expert speakers presenting on a host of Green IT topics, you’ll gain insights into a wide range of issues and solutions -

  • Identify potential cost savings
  • Assess what Green IT means to your organisation
  • Hear how IT can enable more efficient delivery of services - at lower cost
  • Learn about strategies that can deliver both quick wins and long-term cost and efficiency benefits
  • Increase IT efficiency
  • Solve implementation issues - help to motivate staff and ensure greater ‘buy-in’ for efficiency gains from Green IT initiatives
  • Assess the likely benefits ... and measure the results
  • Hear real life examples of Green IT in action
  • Evaluate Green IT products and services - discover the latest solutions from exhibitors attending the event.


SPEAKERS INCLUDE

Eamon Ryan, TD, Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources
Minister Eamon Ryan was first elected to Dáil Éireann in 2002. Prior to his appointment as Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, he was the Green Party spokesperson for Transport and Enterprise, Trade and Employment and opposition convenor on the Joint Oireachtas Committee for Communication, Marine and Natural Resources.

Jonathan Steel, Founder & CEO, Bathwick Group, UK
Jonathan Steel’s 25 years in ICT have included software engineering, IT management, consultancy, research, market analysis, publishing and advisory services. Jonathan advises a range of companies and has also authored a number of research papers and books for business leaders - including ‘Green: Why ‘going green’ is the same as increasing an organisation’s efficiency and how IT can help you achieve both’.

He heads up Bathwick Group’s sustainability and end-user consulting practices and Bathwick’s long-term ‘Connected World’ research programme, which considers how economic and technological change is shaping the way we live, work, do business, socially interact and consume.

Before founding The Bathwick Group in 1997, he was Director of international strategic consulting at market research company IDC.

Dr. Benoit Hudzia, Senior Researcher at SAP Research, CEC Belfast (United Kingdom)
Dr. Benoit Hudzia is leading the UK-funded project Virtex on virtualisation technologies, participates in the EU-funded Cloud Computing project Reservoir and is involved in the SAP internet of services framework research programme.

He received a PhD from UCD in the field of parallel and distributed computing with focus on P2P and grids systems. During his studies in Electronics and Computer Science Engineering at the University of Paris 6 (Msc) and the engineering School EFREI(Paris) (Meng), his main emphasis was on Distributed Systems and parallelism for enterprise applications.

Pall Rikhardsson, MSc. PhD. Business Advisor, Performance Management Division, SAS Institute
Dr. Pall Rikhardsson holds a Masters and a PhD degree from the Aarhus School of Business in Denmark. His PhD thesis, published in 1997, was one of the first PhD projects in Europe to address the issue of corporate environmental performance measurement and its links to information technology.

Currently, Pall is employed as a business advisor at SAS Institute, where he assists customers in designing performance management solutions - including sustainability solutions.

Hannes Mac Nulty, Programme Manager, Sustainable Energy Ireland
Hannes is the Industry programme manager in Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI) for Energy Efficient technologies and is particularly involved with the Accelerated Capital Allowance (ACA) tax incentive scheme.

A mechanical engineer with broad experience in both the private and public sectors, he is currently part of the SEI team that provides assistance to industry by way of advice, mentoring and energy saving projects and financial incentives.

Robert McCarthy, Manager, IBM Innovative Environmental Solutions & Big Green Innovations
For over ten years Robert has worked at the leading edge of IBM’s software business. Operating from the Dublin software labs, he was heavily involved in establishing IBM’s ‘Innovation Centre’ which acts as a hub for collaboration on research and development projects for fledgling organisations.

Today, Robert leads the business incubation practice for green innovations. His remit covers next generation water management systems and carbon management propositions, as well as research and development on intelligent utility networks.

John Shaw, CIO and Head of Information Services, Mainstream Renewable Power
Mainstream Renewable Power was established by Dr Eddie O’Connor in early 2008 and has rapidly grown to become a pace-setter in large-scale wind farms across Europe, North America, Latin America and South Africa.

John joined Mainstream in September 2008, having previously held senior IT leadership roles in Pfizer, Accenture and General Electric. With 20 years experience, John has an MBA in Technology Management and holds a primary degree in Electronics Engineering from UCD.

Martin Morgan, ICT Manager, The Health Research Board
Martin has spent 16 years in the ICT industry working in the retail sector, software development, financial services and the public sector. He has worked in ICT management for the past 8 years managing major projects in all disciplines - including IPT, DR, Security and Development.

Martin has a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology/sociology from Smurfit Business School.

Sonny Masero, VP, ecoSoftware EMEA, CA
Sonny is driving the business development for CA ecoSoftware across EMEA. He joined CA from climate change and sustainability specialist - Camco - where he worked for six years and was UK Managing Director.

With extensive experience of climate change and sustainability issues for business, he has delivered work programmes for a number of major companies covering climate change impact assessment, carbon change management and strategic sustainability management. Sonny is now bringing this expertise to bear with CA customers such as Tesco.
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Tom Raftery, Lead Analyst, Energy and Sustainability, RedMonk
Based in Seville in the South of Spain, Tom Raftery is the lead analyst of GreenMonk, the Energy and Sustainability practice of industry analyst firm RedMonk.

Tom has a very strong background in social media, having been the highest subscribed blog in Ireland for a number of years as well as winning the prestigious Irish Blog Awards in 2006. Tom is the co-founder of former web application firm Zenith Solutions and is cofounder and director of hyper energy-efficient data centre Cork Internet eXchange.
You can follow Tom on www.greenmonk.net



SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS


IBM is one of Ireland’s leading providers of advanced information technology, products, services and business consulting expertise. Our team is dedicated to helping our clients innovate and succeed through the end-to-end transformation of their business models and the application of innovative technology and business solutions.

IBM has a long history in Ireland, having opened our first office here in 1956. Today, our Irish employees number 3,000 and have nationwide responsibilities for sales, marketing and service. Our globally integrated international missions in manufacturing and development operations include a Technology Campus in Mulhuddart, Co. Dublin and software development laboratories in Dublin, Cork and Galway - with a European Sales and Support Centre in Blanchardstown, Dublin.

As one of Ireland’s leading corporate citizens, IBM Ireland provides support for initiatives in three areas - education, environment and employee volunteer efforts. IBM employees are encouraged to volunteer at schools and not-for-profit organisations - with the resources of the company behind them. Visit ibm.com/ie for more information.



Northern Ireland’s vibrant ICT sector includes international investors like Fujitsu, mFormation, SAP, Citi, Allstate NI, Openwave and Cybersource. The region is home to Europe’s youngest and fastest growing population and secured more software R&D inward investment than any other European location between 2001 and 2008 (Source: Oxford Intelligence 2009).

Invest Northern Ireland is the primary agency responsible for the development of the economy of Northern Ireland. Across its global network of offices, Invest NI provides business and financial support to assist ICT companies to establish quickly and successfully - and to grow profitably. For more, visit - www.investni.com/invest



CA is one of the world’s largest IT management software providers. Our software and expertise unify and simplify complex IT environments in a secure way across the enterprise for greater business results.

We call this Enterprise IT Management (EITM™) - our clear vision for the future of IT. It’s how you can manage systems, networks, security, storage, applications and databases securely and dynamically.

You can build on your IT investments - rather than replacing them - and do so at your own pace. CA serves more than 99% of Fortune 1000® companies, as well as government entities, educational institutions and thousands of other companies in diverse industries worldwide. For more, visit - www.ca.com



ICT Ireland is the voice of the Information and Communications Technology sector in Ireland. ICT Ireland’s vision is that Ireland retains and extends a global leadership role in information and communications technology.
For more, visit - www.ictireland.ie



The ISA provides a powerful united voice for the software sector to enable companies to build their ability to scale, increase funding levels in the sector and push the sector’s requirements in the political sphere in a coherent and coordinated manner.
For more, visit - www.software.ie

 

EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIES

You can promote your brand and generate business leads among decision-makers attending this event.

For details, call Marion Wallace on 087-2461662 or email: marion.wallace@iquest.ie

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Contact information

Marion Wallace
Conference Director
Tel:
087 2461662
Email: marion.wallace@iquest.ie



 

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