Recently I was in Tasmania, talking about how the state might make use of the new National Broadband Network for Green Broadband Jobs. I thought I might expand on that a little at the WSG as well.
October Canberra WSG meeting
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Date: Thursday 15 October, 2009
Time: 2.30pm - 4.30pm
Where: NLA Theatre, lower ground floor, National Library of Australia, Parkes Place, Parkes, ACT 2600 http://www.nla.gov.au/library/locationmap.html
First presentation: Tom Worthington
Topic 1: Learning to lower costs and carbon emissions with ICT
Learning to lower costs and carbon emissions with ICT Tom Worthington FACS HLM Designer of the ACS and ANU Green ICT Courses Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Australian National University
The first globally accredited Green ICT course for computer professionals commenced on 18 January 2009. The course designer claims trained ICT professionals could triple the Government's 5% greenhouse target and achieve a 15% reduction in emissions by 2020.
ICT professionals can now enhance their career prospects by skilling up to meet the carbon emissions requirements the federal government is imposing on private and public sector organisations. Higher energy costs will require new skills to assess new aspects of computer procurement and also create new opportunities to help business re-engineer its operations and scope to expand the ICT function into new technology areas.
Tom Worthington is an independent IT consultant and an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the Australian National University. He has been an expert witness in several court cases involving computer issues. After a career in IT policy with the federal government, he was elected a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society for his contribution to the development of public Internet policy in Australia.
Tom teaches the design of web sites, e-commerce and professional ethics at the ANU. He designed the Australian Computer Society's Green ICT Strategies course.
Second presentation: Pia Waugh
Topic 2: TBC
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