According to the International Energy Agency, data centres alone could be responsible for 3.2% of global carbon emissions by 2025. Taking all aspects of IT into account, this may be 5% or more. But where does sustainability sit within the CIO’s agenda this year? According to CIONET research it does not even feature in the top ten list of CIO priorities for many members. Perhaps the reason is that sustainability is important but not urgent?

Our forthcoming event addresses this issue head-on by considering what the IT organisation can do to put its own house in order, and how it might help its parent organisation meet net-zero goals. We will address:

  • How can IT reduce its own carbon footprint and what role can technology play here?
  • What are hyper-scalers such as Microsoft and AWS doing to support your sustainability agenda?
  • What might be the tangible, here and now benefits of adopting a sustainability programme both for IT and your own organisation?
  • What are the best practices for sustainability amongst our CIONET community of 10,000 digital leaders?

We are delighted to stage seven uniquely qualified experts on this topic including:

1. Robbert Van Rutten ( Senior Vice President & Downstream CIO at Shell )

2. Keric Morris (Global Sustainability Strategy Leader at IBM )

3. Andrew Brammer ( Director - IT and Shared Services at Allen and Overy )

4. Donovan Justice ( Partner, Digital Engineering, Digital Detox at EY UK ) 

5. Ainslie beattie ( Oracle Consulting Technology Sustainability Lead at Oracle )

6. Marco Mancuso (EMEA Head of Strategic Collaborations at Hitachi Vantara )

Join us for dinner at the Institute of Directors on the 17th May for the third community event of 2023 and hear six eminent speakers and panellists. Roger Camrass will be your host and as with all CIONET events, we believe that this meeting of minds will help empower you in your digital leadership role.

You can see our full 2023 program HERE

Speakers and Panellists

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Please note that this event will include networking & drinks reception, dinner and panel discussion.

We will ask for your dietary requirements on the registration form but if you have any questions please email : isabel.david@cionet.com

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