Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Green IT breakfast briefing, Canberra, 20 January 2008

Computers Off Australia is having a free Green IT breakfast briefing in Canberra, 20 January 2008. As well as myself, Jose Iglesias from Symantec USA and Idris Sulaiman, CEO of Computers Off Australia will be speaking:
Computers Off Australia - Green IT breakfast briefing

Computers Off Australia would like to invite you to attend a free breakfast briefing on Greening IT in 2009.

When: 8:00 - 9:30am, Tuesday 20 January 2008
Where: Canberra - Location to be advised upon registration


  • Dr Idris Sulaiman, CEO, Computers Off Australia
  • Jose Iglesias, VP of Global Solutions, CTO Office, Symantec USA
  • Tom Worthington, Adjunct Senior Lecturer, ANU Computer Studies and Green ICT Course Convener, Australian Computer Society, Computer Professional Education Program

In the recent Gershon Review of the Australian Government's Use of Information and Communication Technology report, Gershon identified a number of key elements and recommendations around sustainability of ICT.

At this briefing the speakers will provide an overview of some of the key strategies and technologies that will assist both government and non government organisations with developing and implementing their green ICT strategy and infrastructure.

Discussions will also touch on practical tips and elements of Green IT – energy efficiency and sustainability practical solutions to reduce your carbon footprint and how CIO's, IT managers and policy makers can position their organisations and their green ICT policy commitments to deal with the new lean economic environment that is taking shape in 2009.

Also covered during this briefing will be an outline of the industries ICT energy efficiency and sustainability (Green IT) courses in development by the ACS (Australian Computer Society) and how ICT organisations (ICT suppliers and users) respond to the environmental challenges and opportunities?

Speaker Bios:

Jose Iglesias is vice president of global solutions at Symantec Corporation (SYMC). In his role, Iglesias leads the efforts for integrating availability and security, into solutions of value, to customers worldwide. He is in Canberra to provide a briefing to government agencies on Symantec technology including virtualisation, asset management, power management, data de-duplication and other technologies which form part of the company’s Green offerings.

Tom Worthington is COA Board Advisor, an IT consultant and Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science, College of Engineering and Computer Studies at the Australian National University. Tom is the designer of the world's first globally accredited Green ICT e-learning course for computer professionals. ...

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