Green Data Centers – Where Have We Got To?

Presented by

Ian Osborne, Director, Digital Systems Knowledge Transfer Network at Intellect

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Green Data Centers have been a talking point for the past three years or more. We have seen strong leadership in terms of energy efficiency from the industry big guns, codes of conduct published and legislation from government at European and UK levels. But at the cusp between global warming and economic downturn, where are we today? Ian Osborne will review progress made, opportunities ahead and attitudes forming to set the context for the day. Ian has worked in ICT since 1972, with early stints at British Airways and International Computers Ltd. In 1979, Ian joined Hewlett-Packard Ltd. where he enjoyed a substantial career across Research & Development, Quality and Marketing in the US and UK. He held senior management positions in HP’s Corporate Research Laboratories, Bristol and Telecom Systems Business, Edinburgh. Ian achieved a Masters Degree in the Management of Technology and conducted research work in Innovation Management in the Doctoral Program at Cranfield University. He is a Member of the British Computer Society and a Chartered Information Technology Professional, a Member of the Association for Computing Machinery and an Associate Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Currently, Ian is Director of the Digital Systems Knowledge Transfer Network. He also holds the posts of Chair of the BCS Distributed and Scalable Computing Specialist Group, Vice President of Enterprise for the Open Grid Forum and is a Principal in the European FP7 Project, OGF-Europe.

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