Thursday, May 10, 2012

Green ICT Obligations for Corporates

I will be speaking on "Green ICT Obligations for Corporates", at the Australian Computer Society Green ICT Special Interest Group, 5:30pm for 6:00pm, 23 May 2012 (Register online):
Green ICT Obligations for Corporates

Meeting the green obligations of your organisation with ICT - Tom Worthington FACS CP, Adjunct Lecturer ANU and Member of the ANU Climate Change Institute.

Large organisations in Australia are already required to report carbon emissions each year and from 1 July 2012 carbon pricing will be introduced, effecting all organisations. What are the impacts for business and government; for example how will e-Waste regulations effect the disposal of equipment in future. Tom will be undertaking a review of the Greening of Australia and both the responsibilities and the opportunities for individuals and organisations.

Tom Worthington is the designer of the ACS Green ICT course and also the ANU ICT Sustainability course. He will discuss how ICT professionals can have a role, or even a new career, in helping their organisation meet its green requirements.

For more details see the free online edition of Tom Worthington’s book "ICT Sustainability: Assessment and Strategies for a Low Carbon Future":


Tom Worthington is a computer consultant and an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the Research School of Computer Science at the Australian National University.

Tom teaches green computing, professional ethics and electronic document management and is also a member of the ANU Climate Change Institute. He was previously a senior IT policy adviser at the Australian Department of Defense. In 2008 Tom was commissioned by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) to design the world's first globally certified online postgraduate course in Green ICT. He was recognized for this work with the award of "ICT Educator of the Year for the ACT" in 2010. Tom is a Fellow, Past President, Honorary Life Member and Certified Professional of the ACS.

Tom is a voting member of the Association for Computing Machinery and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

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