Australian Computer Society
In Conjunction with the ACS National Telecommunications SIG
First Canberra Meeting
Topic: Broadband for Environmental Sustainability
Venue: Australian National University, Room N101, Computer Science Building, North Road, Canberra
Date: Wednesday 19 September 2007
Time: 5:30pm drinks/nibbles for presentation 6pm-7pm
Event Prices: Free.
Registration: Not required
Robin will discuss the origins and progress with the Eckermann-TJA Broadband Environmental Sustainability Challenge. This is offers cash prizes for the best papers offered to the Telecommunications Journal of Australia on the theme of applying broadband telecommunications to deliver significant benefits to environmental sustainability. Entries close on 14th September 2006.
About the Speaker
Robin Eckermann is Principal of Eckermann & Associates, a consulting company providing technical, strategic and business development consulting services, with particular focus on advanced network infrastructure projects and Adjunct Professor, School of Information Sciences and Engineering, University of Canberra. He was previously Chief Architect for TransACT Communications, leading the establishment of TransACT, rewiring half of Australia's national capital with an advanced FTTK network with VDSL tails delivering triple play services. Robin has a Graduate Diploma in Computing from University of Canberra and a B.A. in Computing, Philosophy from Adelaide University.
About ACS Green IT
The ICT Environmental Sustainability Group ("Green IT") brings together professionals interested in balancing economic and environmental aspects of information technology and telecommunications. It is a special interest group of the Australian Computer Society. The group aims to hold joint meetings with other professional bodies interested in technology, the environment and sustainability. Sign up now to get updates on ICT and the environment.
About the ACS National Telecommunications SIG
The ACS National Telecommunications SIG has formed an Alliance with the Telecommunication Society of Australia (TSA) to focus attention within the Telecommunications Industry on: Broadband - Key National Infrastructure (collaborating with the ACS Economic and Industry Policy Board), Skills Development and Education, Innovation and R&D in ICT with an emphasis on economic impact, Teleworking – particularly as enabled by Broadband availability, Industry Structure and Competition.