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Event – The AIIA ICT Sustainable Futures Forum – 18 October

Posted in Events, Models, Research, Visions by Ferne Edwards on October 14th, 2007

How can technology support your company as the globe goes green?
ICT has the potential to provide solutions to many of our most pressing environmental challenges.

ICT already contributes positively through green energy initiatives and recycling programs, reduced paper printing, ensuring regulatory compliance and assisting marketplace programs such as carbon trading. What else is ICT doing to support countries, companies and people as we look to minimise our environmental footprint?

The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), representing the nations ICT industry, is proud to present this one-day conference, which will:
explore ICT initiatives that are already making a difference to our environment;
share learning from successful local and international programs; and
reveal what some of the leading ICT vendors are doing to support sustainability programs.

The Forum will provide:
CEOs, CFOs and CIOs with a broader understanding of how technology can support a sustainable future.
Managers, Program Directors, Project Managers with an opportunity to learn and prepare for operational considerations for sustainability.
Keynote discussion on the application of technology to help solve CO2 and other environmental issues.
Exploration of ICT opportunities across key market sectors.
An industry symposium with case studies and Q&A from leading industry commentators.

Objectives:
To provide a forum that explores key learning from sustainability programs, with the focus on ICT.
To showcase case studies of sustainability excellence from a range of ICT vendors.
To provide an opportunity for governments to highlight their role as shapers and supporters of sustainability initiatives.

Speakers:
Rob Gell, Master of Ceremonies
The Hon. Theo Theophanous, Minister of Industry and Trade, Information & Communication Technology & Major Projects Victorian Government
Dr. Keith Suter, Chairperson, Environment Committee, Australian Institute of Company Directors
Angus MacDonald, Chief Technologist, Sun Australasia
Randy Fennel, CIO, EDS Australia & New Zealand
Neil Perry, Director & Chairman, Renewtek
Malcolm Simister, Former CFO & Author
Sheryle Moon, CEO, Australian Information Industry Association
Dr. Phil Burgess, Group Managing Director, Public Policy & Communications, Telstra
Carsten Larsen, CIO and General Manager Commercial Development, ACTEWAGL
Mal Mackay, Manager Sustainability, IBM Australia
Richard Collins, ICT Equipment Energy Efficiency Consultant, Australian Greenhouse Office
Alison O.Flynn, Senior Consultant, Fujitsu Consulting

Date: Thursday, 18 October, 2007.
Times: 8.30am – 4.45pm (followed by networking, drinks & then optional dinner)
Venue: “Peninsular”, Shed 14, Central Pier
Address: 161 Harbour Esplanade, DOCKLANDS VIC 3008. Click here for a map.
Parking: Recommended across the road at Telstra Dome

Conference Only Registration Fees:
AIIA Members $235.00
AIIA Non-Members $295.00

To register for this event online go to www.gener8.com.au/aiia or contact gener8 on (03) 9013 0430 or email aiia @gener8.com.au

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