Monday, November 01, 2010

Trends in Green IT

William Ehmcke, CEO, Connection Research will talk on trends in Green ICT, in the ACS Education Across the Nation series, at the Australian National University, 8 November 2010:
EdXn - Green IT
Where are the Mega-trends for Software developers?

The information and communications industry (ICT) is set to undertake another tech revolution over the next 10 years. It’s now been 10 years the start of the dotcom crash, and the reality is that nearly everything predicated about the impact of the web has in fact come true, revolutionising all aspects of business and personal relationships. One can buy on-line anything from a book, airline ticket or ever a stonemason! Or find a wife, trade wheat futures or participate in a global discussion group.

So it’s time to take a look at trends in the application space, and what will we, as IT professionals, need-to-know. Within a generation there is every likelihood that the average user of a technology device will not have hear of this thing called ‘software’.

Our talk will explore the 4 megatrends which are likely to have a profound impact on software and IT in general, being
  • Sustainability and impacts of the climate change debate;
  • The move from CapEx to Opex as a funding model;
  • The uber-Connected world; and
  • Transition into infotainment of ‘everything’.

CEO, Connection Research William Ehmcke

In January 2009, William accepted a role to develop Connection Research Services in the Sustainability and Environmental sector. The company has since established itself as one of the premier consultants on Green IT worldwide.

He has over 35 years ICT experience, with 12 years European business experience which includes managerial positions with Olivetti, based in Italy and UK, and McDonnell Douglas Corporation. Returning to Australia in 1994, he started META Group AP, (Asia Pacific), an IT consulting business specialising in large corporate computing infrastructure. Between 2001 and 2006, William formed a property management & investment company. Returning to IT in 2005, William was involved with online data backup products, which ultimately led to the establishment of the Telstra T-Suite SaaS business services, launched in April 2009.

Since 2000, Mr Ehmcke has been a director of two public companies, including as founding director of Customers Ltd (ASX:CUS) - a web services R&D company which has evolved from payment gateways to being the largest provider of independent ATM cash machines in Australia, and the listing of Rey Resources (ASX:REY), a mineral exploration company with leases in Western Australia, Peru and Chile.

He holds a BSc in Mathematics, Adelaide University, and an MBA, International Management Development, University of Geneve, Switzerland. ...

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