Exclusive Roundtable Agenda

Wednesday, April 10, 2024
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Networking Luncheon
1:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Welcome and Overview
Klara Jelinkova Dave Best Richard Pastore
1:15 PM - 1:25 PM
Overview of Harvard’s Sustainability Strategy
Sarah Craig David Havelick
1:25 PM - 2:00 PM
Establishing an Ecosystem for Environmentally Sustainable Computing
Gage Hills

In this session, we'll explore the environmental impact of the ICT sector, which contributes up to 3.9% of global carbon emissions. Despite commitments to net-zero emissions, major tech companies' energy consumption is outpacing renewable energy deployment. We'll discuss how Harvard's SEAS is tackling this challenge through sustainable computing, aiming to reduce ICT emissions by 45% over the next decade.

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Case Study | Energizing Sustainability: National Grid's SustainableIT Platform Experience
Jody Elliott Shannon Soland

2023 SustainableIT Impact Award winner, National Grid will describe their sustainability agenda as a multinational energy provider, and how the IT function is contributing to its success. They will share their experience reducing the energy and emissions footprint of their IT infrastructure. Key points will include how to find and apply accurate energy and emissions data, and the challenge of balancing sustainability with cost and compliance requirements.  They will also share how they are mapping their efforts to the standards framework.

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Panel Discussion | Driving Sustainability: Trends and Lessons Learned for Early Momentum
Todd Mazza Klara Jelinkova Kerry O'Donnell Richard Pastore
3:45 PM - 3:55 PM
Closing Comments + Adjourn
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM