[LINK] Using Broadband to lower carbon emissions and improve education, Canberra, 15 October 2009

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Thu Sep 17 15:15:05 AEST 2009

At the Web Standards Group Canberra meeting I will be talking on 
"Learning to lower costs and carbon emissions with ICT", National 
Library of Australia, 2.30pm, 15 October, 2009: 

This is a free talk with all welcome, but you need to RSVP for catering 
purposes (the WSG would welcome sponsorship of the coffee).

Recently I was in Tasmania, talking about how the state might make use 
of the new National Broadband Network for Green Broadband Jobs 
<http://www.tomw.net.au/technology/it/green_broadband/>. I thought I 
might expand on that a little at the WSG as well.

     October Canberra WSG meeting

     Date: Thursday 15 October, 2009
     Event Details

     Time: 2.30pm - 4.30pm

     Where: NLA Theatre, lower ground floor, National Library of 
Australia, Parkes Place, Parkes, ACT 2600 

     Cost: Free
     First presentation: Tom Worthington
     Topic 1: Learning to lower costs and carbon emissions with ICT

     Learning to lower costs and carbon emissions with ICT Tom 
Worthington FACS HLM Designer of the ACS and ANU Green ICT Courses 
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Australian National University

     The first globally accredited Green ICT course for computer 
professionals commenced on 18 January 2009. The course designer claims 
trained ICT professionals could triple the Government's 5% greenhouse 
target and achieve a 15% reduction in emissions by 2020.

     ICT professionals can now enhance their career prospects by 
skilling up to meet the carbon emissions requirements the federal 
government is imposing on private and public sector organisations. 
Higher energy costs will require new skills to assess new aspects of 
computer procurement and also create new opportunities to help business 
re-engineer its operations and scope to expand the ICT function into new 
technology areas.

     Tom Worthington is an independent IT consultant and an Adjunct 
Senior Lecturer at the Australian National University. He has been an 
expert witness in several court cases involving computer issues. After a 
career in IT policy with the federal government, he was elected a Fellow 
of the Australian Computer Society for his contribution to the 
development of public Internet policy in Australia.

     Tom teaches the design of web sites, e-commerce and professional 
ethics at the ANU. He designed the Australian Computer Society's Green 
ICT Strategies course.

     Second presentation: Pia Waugh
     Topic 2: TBC

     Please log in to RSVP for this event

Tom Worthington FACS HLM, TomW Communications Pty Ltd. t: 0419496150
PO Box 13, Belconnen ACT 2617, Australia  http://www.tomw.net.au
Adjunct Lecturer, The Australian National University t: 02 61255694
Computer Science http://cs.anu.edu.au/people.php?StaffID=140274

More information about the Link mailing list