Harkeeret Singh, Global Head of Energy and Sustainable Technology & Operations, Thomson Reuters
• Efficiency initiatives across the technology stack including Desktop, Storage, Network, Server, Data Centre, Utilities Management and empowering the business to improve energy performance
• Enabling the right behaviour - objectives and incentives
• Holistic monitoring - transparency to enable informed decisions and focus investment
• Future concepts
Harkeeret (Harqs) Singh is Global Head of Energy & Sustainable Technology at Thomson Reuters. He is seen as the Energy 'Czar' and one of the main enablers of a greener and more sustainable future for the company. In his role Harqs is responsible for energy efficiency and sustainability across the Markets division, including Data Centres, Servers, Storage, Network and Desktop.
Harqs has been working within the industry specifically looking at data centers and IT in both Europe and the US for some time, particularly in the pursuit of advancing energy efficiency principles and working across traditional boundaries to achieve ’holistic’ efficiency. Prior to joining Thomson Reuters in August 2009 he held a variety of roles at BT, including Head of Data Centre Strategy.
At Thomson Reuters Harqs is responsible for industry engagement around energy efficiency, liaising with The Green Grid (serving as Vice Chair for EMEA alongside sitting on the Advisory Council), ASHRAE, the EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres and the US EPA/DoE energy efficiency initiatives and many other fora across the industry. He is also a lead representative for Global Climate Change Policies - UK CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme, ACES (American Clean Energy & Security Act) and others across the world.
Harqs holds a BSc in Computer Science and Business Management from the University of Birmingham and awards which include a Strategy Award from Accenture.