Speakers: Mary-Anne King (Microsoft UK Environment Lead) & Dan Williams (TSBE & Microsoft Researcher)
Title: Environmental Sustainability Management and Research @ Microsoft
Abstract: The ICT industry has been estimated to produce between 2-5% of the world’s emitted carbon dioxide. This is similar to the airline industry! Microsoft believes ICT can play an important enabling role to help the UK achieve energy sustainability and a low carbon economy. Microsoft’s focus -one shared with the industry and its partners- is to advance innovation and software to address these issues.
Microsoft believes that IT is uniquely placed to assist and enable innovation within businesses across all industries that can have a positive impact on the environment, economy and society. It is committed to reducing the impact of its operations and products as well as driving innovation that can reduce the UK and global carbon footprint.