Information and communication technology is green technology. The tools of the ICT revolution enable us to work smarter, and 'smarter' increasingly means in an environmentally sustainable way. ICT has already demonstrated its capacity to solve the society's great challenges – from mapping the human genome to exploring space. From the simplest solutions to the most complex, ICT plays an integral role in the solutions to climate change and in reducing our impact on the planet.
Teleconferencing and tele-commuting, for example, can displace the need for carbon-fuelled travel. Smart sensors in buildings, traffic grids and power plants work to ensure that our energy supply is both produced and used with a minimum of waste. The application of RFIDs and online tracking can streamline the supply chain and significantly reduce the environmental impact of business. And newer technologies, like telematics and global positioning systems, are already making great contributions to more efficient road travel.
ICT companies are working hard with their customers to provide the means to operate greener 21st century businesses and households. And they are walking the talk of sustainability, ingeniously using their technology to reduce the environmental impact of their products and services, their facilities and their business practices.
Join us in Toronto on April 27 for a celebration of this unheralded but vital aspect of information and communication technology. Benchmark your firm's environmental strategies and practices with some of the industry's leading experts on sustainability and green ICT. Hear from policy makers and policy influencers on what Canada must do to leverage our know-how to bequeath a greener planet to future generations.
105 Princess Blvd., Exhibition Place
Toronto, ON M6K 3C3
|8:00 am||Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking|
|8:30 am||Welcome and Opening Remarks
Tom Turchet, ITAC Chair and Vice-President, Software, General Business, IBM Americas
|8:40 am||The Business Case for Sustainability in ICT
Solving our climate change and other environmental challenges will require the close collaboration of nations and citizens. Collaboration is also the model for progress as we work to green IT. A leader from the SAP Green IT Community discussed how this model can work.
Mark Aboud, Managing Director, SAP Canada
|9:10 am||Building Sustainability into ICT
Global ICT companies have been taking great strides in incorporating the concepts of environmentally sustainability into their products and operations from the desktop to the data centre. They are consciously ‘designing for the environment’ by reducing and eliminating the use of toxic substances in their products and their manufacturing processes, by introducing dramatic improvements in energy efficiency of those products and processes, and by working cooperatively to develop stewardship approaches to end-of-life equipment. A panel of industry experts will tell us how their own companies are tackling these challenges and making life greener for their customers.
Paul Cooper, Vice-President Group, Dell Canada
Frances Edmonds, Director of Environmental Programs, Hewlett-Packard
Mauro Lollo, Chief Technology Officer, THINWORX
Shelagh Kerr, President and CEO, Electronics Product Stewardship Canada
|10:00 am||Networking Break|
|10:15 am||Greening Government
The Ontario Government has bold plans for greening its operations through its strategic use of ICT. What impact will this strategy have on the ICT industry? Will the government’s purchasing power have a ripple effect across the whole supply chain? Will the leadership position the province is pursuing help to produce a greener economy in Ontario?
Neil Sentance, Assistant Deputy Minister, OPS Green Office, Ministry of Government Services, Ontario
|11:00 am||Smart Grids, Smart Networks, Smart Buildings
In the 21st century, intelligence has transformed the way we think about infrastructure. It is in our power generation facilities, our electrical grids and energy pipelines, in our roads and sewers, in our buildings, homes and appliances. The impact of all this intelligence is greater husbandry or our resources, a lighter impact on the planet and a whole array of new innovations and business models for ICT companies. A panel of experts outlines how.
Wayne Karpoff, President, Willowglen Systems
Peter Corbyn, CEO, GreenNexxus
Charles Despins, President and CEO, Prompt Inc.
Gary Davenport, VP, Business Technology and IT, Enterprise Solutions Dept., Allstream
Jay Illingworth, Director, Harmonization for ACES, ESABC and SWEEP
Lunch Keynote: Let's Build a Smarter Planet – Green and Beyond
Pat Horgan , VP Manufacturing, Distribution and Operations IBM Canada
|1:30 pm||Smart Customers are Green Customers
No matter how good a product or service is, it is without impact unless it finds its way into the hands of an ingenious user. A panel of representatives of companies from across the industrial spectrum discuss the outcomes they have achieved through their use of ICT.
Brian Aman, HOK Architects
Hadley Archer, Vice-President, Strategic Partnerships, World Wildlife Fund Canada.
Dave Codack, TD Bank
George Jorjani, Professional Engineer, Gerdau Ameristeel Whitby
Dan McLean, Manager Communications, Cisco Systems
|2:30 pm||Opening the Green Door: New Approaches to the ICT Marketplace
Melissa Alvares, Sustainability Program Manager, Softchoice Corporation (confirmed)
|3:00 pm||Closing Remarks|
Mark Aboud is responsible for all of SAP’s business operations in Canada and for driving further growth for SAP’s industry-leading business software and consulting services that help clients in all industries become best-run businesses.
With more than 1,200 customers, SAP Canada has offices throughout Canada including leading research and development centres in Montreal and Vancouver that focus on the development of innovative applications for various industries worldwide; and a centre of excellence in Toronto that provides global applications and solutions support for
the retail industry.
Prior to this role, Mark held the position of executive vice president, SME and Public Services, SAP Canada. Mark successfully led SAP’s dynamic teams in delivering the value of SAP solutions to small companies and midsize businesses, and public services organizations in Canada. With more than 800 SME and public services customers from coast to coast, these are among the fastest-growing markets for SAP Canada.
Mark has deep and broad experience in the business software industry, and has led winning sales and executive teams in the IT sector. His successful 25-year career includes executive and sales management roles with companies such as Siebel Systems, Inc., Xerox Corp., and Digital Equipment Corp.
Prior to joining SAP Canada, Mark held a number of senior executive positions at Oracle Corp., including group vice president, OracleDirect (responsible for North America), as well as group vice president and director, Oracle Canada.
Mark is a member of Volunteer Canada’s Corporate Council on Volunteerism and previously served as Chairman of the Board of the Information Technology Association of Canada in Ontario (ITAC Ontario), a leading voice for the information technology industry in the province. An avid triathlete and swimmer, Mark has held five Canadian Masters swim records.
Mark graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science.
As the Sustainability Programs Manager for Softchoice, Melissa is responsible for managing corporate-wide initiatives aimed at reducing the impact of Softchoice’s operations on the environment. Melissa is also tasked with encouraging sustainable IT practices among Softchoice customers through the promotion of green IT solutions and strategies.
Melissa has helped dozens of organizations - including leading financial institutions - develop sustainable IT practices that advance energy conservation and the reduction of e-waste while driving long-term cost savings. Thanks to her efforts, Softchoice was named one of Canada’s Top Green IT Solution Providers by Computer Dealer News Magazine two years in a row.
Melissa has a combined honors degree in Science and Business from The University of Waterloo. She is also an active member of Softchoice Cares and has participated in missions to Uganda and Rwanda to build computer labs as part of Softchoice’s efforts to bridge the digital divide.
Brian Aman is an Associate, Project Leader and LEED® AP at HOK in Canada. He is project leader is part of HOK in Canada's Workplace Solutions team assisting corporate clients such as Thales, AMEX, Cisco and Innovolve, explore cutting edge design and workplace strategies to leverage their real estate assets.
With a Bachelor of Technology in Architectural Science from Ryerson University and more than 12 years of practical experience in workplace design he is able to transform visions into built form with ease, delivering a space which goes beyond client expectations.
Hadley is VP, Strategic Partnerships at WWF-Canada, where he leads the development of a portfolio of corporate partnerships that advance conservation via improved business practices, provide funding for WWF's conservation work, and create opportunities for companies to take a leadership role with respect to the environment.
He joined WWF in Switzerland in 2004, where he worked with companies to adopt policies that favour sustainable use of wood and paper products.
Prior to his involvement in the environmental field, Hadley worked at Procter & Gamble Canada for 6 years in various marketing and finance roles. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Manitoba (1996) in his hometown of Winnipeg, and a Masters of Forest Conservation degree from the University of Toronto (2003).
Dave Codack - VP Technology Enterprise Network Solutions - joined TD in October 2008 and is responsible for the Network, Workspace, Contact Center Infrastructure, and Assistive Technologies areas. Dave is committed to, and responsible for, the Employee Technology experience within TD, and in addition to running the organization is driving two large programs for Network and Workspace saving the Bank $70MM annually while revamping the end user experience for the better. Dave brings excellent skills and experience to the leadership table in:
Balancing the development of people with the requirements of running an effective business, Dave is a recognized industry partner and desirable leader.
Paul Cooper is Vice President and General Manager, Public Business Group, Dell (Canada) and serves as the company’s Country Manager. Mr. Cooper is responsible for all aspects of Dell’s Canadian sales and operational activities in the public sector segments including government, healthcare and education. He leads a team charged with the delivery of customized product and service offerings to help Canadian public sector organizations realize their potential in the Canadian and global marketplace.
In addition, Mr. Cooper is a member of the board for ITAC Canada and serves as the organization’s Ontario Chair.
Prior to joining Dell Canada in July 2001, Mr. Cooper served in various executive positions with several IT companies including GE Capital IT Solutions,(1988-2001), where he was Executive Vice President in the Services Division, Enterprise Technology Division and Financial Services Division. In these varied roles Mr. Cooper was responsible for the sales and delivery of solutions which encompassed client, server, storage and networking technology.
Mr. Cooper is a Six Sigma Greenbelt and has defined strategy, reorganized and revitalized organizations with his process oriented approach, team building, communication and coaching skills.
Peter Corbyn, P.Eng.
Peter began helping Canadian businesses and homeowners save energy and reduce their carbon footprint in the early 1990’s.
His past activities include launching the first Employee Energy Awareness Program in Ontario, Canada in 1992 for his employer at the time, Woodbridge Foam Corporation. He was the Environment Director for the Canadian Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association in Toronto from 1996 to 2000.
Peter was a founding board member of The Climate Project Canada, which is a member of the global non-profit organization launched by Al Gore in 2006 to train people around the world to present a live version of the slide show featured in the movie An Inconvenient Truth. He is now Special Advisor for The Climate Project Canada.
Peter is a co-founder of GreenNexxus, a Web 2.0 platform that powers programs like the award winning Cisco Systems and CBC One Million Acts of Green campaign, as well as other environmentally focused initiatives for corporate and non-profit clients.
He was awarded the Canadian National Clean Air Day Award in 2007 for Excellence in Efficiency Outreach. He is also the co-author of Cool Comforts – Bargaining for Our Survival, which has over 15,000 copies in circulation.
Peter graduated from the University of New Brunswick in 1987 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He currently lives with his family in Fredericton, New Brunswick.
Peter is acting on his belief that Information Technology can and will play a key role in addressing our global environmental challenges.
As Vice-President of Information Technology, Gary Davenport is responsible for the definition and implementation of transformational business initiatives using information technology for the Allstream business unit of MTS Allstream Inc. In this role, Gary leads a team of dedicated IT professionals focused on improving business capabilities in a very competitive telecommunications industry. He is also the Executive Sponsor for Allstream’s Workplace 2.0 Program enabling much greater levels of employee mobility, productivity and engagement.
Prior to joining MTS Allstream in 2006, Gary spent his career within the retailing industry working for the Hudson's Bay Company. During his last seven years at Hbc as VP of IT and then as CIO, he led the transformation of one of Canada's largest and most complex IT operations. In 2004, Hbc's progress was recognized with the winning of 5 prestigious IT industry awards in a 12 month period.
Gary has participated on many North American and European CIO Councils and also served on the Board of Directors of the Voluntary Inter-industry Communications Standards (VICS) organization. He currently is a Board Member of the Ontario Chapter of the CIO Association of Canada. Gary holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from York University.
Charles Despins’ career has spanned both the academic and industry segments of the information and communications technologies (ICT) sector. In addition to his work as a faculty member of INRS-Telecommunications (Université du Québec) in Montreal, Canada, he has held senior posts in the private sector, namely at Microcell Telecommunications and later at Bell Nordiq Group as vice-president and chief technology officer. He has also worked as a consultant for wireless telecom network deployments in India and China. Since January 2003, he has been president and CEO of Prompt inc., an ICT university-industry research and development consortium. He today remains active in university research in the Université du Québec network with research interests in wireless communications. He is also a guest lecturer in McGill University’s executive MBA program.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from McGill University in Montreal, Canada as well as M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees, also in electrical engineering, from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. Dr. Despins is a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada and received in 2006, the Outstanding Engineer award from IEEE Canada.
In her role as Director, Environmental Programs, Frances Edmonds is responsible for overseeing environmental programs and initiatives across HP Canada. This has included assisting HP Canada in launching its hardware takeback, inkjet recycling and long-life consumables takeback programs, as well as designing and delivering HPs first sales environmental training program which has been adopted worldwide by HP.
Frances works closely with HP partners on such initiatives as the first incented environmental training for partners, and hardware and cartridge recycling programs. She has worked with the industry association EPSC (Electronic Product Stewardship Canada) from its first meeting more than seven years ago, including helping to develop a recycling standard which has been adopted by all provincial hardware recycling programs, and she worked with industry and retailers to establish provincial hardware takeback programs in five provinces.
She also represents the IT industry on Alberta’s industry advisory council, Ontario’s OES technical committee, Saskatchewan’s Sweep board and the pre- Industry Funding Organization in Quebec. Frances has judged the Recycling Council of Ontario’s waste minimization awards for four years and works with many NGOS to promote high standards in recycling and environmental education.
Frances started her career in the UK Government as an enforcer of environmental health and safety requirements. On moving to Canada, Frances worked in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries as Canadian manager of environmental health and safety, before joining HP Canada. Frances worked in a number of areas for HP including regulatory compliance before taking on her current role.
Frances has a degree in Environmental science from Bradford University (UK), a post graduate diploma in Occupational Health and Safety, and is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP).
Pat Horgan leads our manufacturing, development and Corporate operations - including our Bromont Lab, Software Labs, Government Programs, CIO Office and the Integrated Supply Chain for IBM Canada. In this position, Pat reports to the GM of IBM Canada, and among many initiatives leads our Corporate Social Responsibility program including our environmental efforts. Pat has served on committees focused on the advancement of the IT Industry in Canada, and has held a wide range of positions both in Canada and internationally for IBM.
Pat is actively involved in community service and is a member of many Boards, including the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, National Center for Medical Devices and the YORKbiotech Board. Pat has over 25 years experience in the Information Technology Industry. He is a graduate of the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario, and holds a CMA Designation.
With more than 20 years of experience in developing effective public-private partnerships, Jay Illingworth’s background crosses a wide range of technology-based initiatives for both government and industry.
He played a key role in developing the federal government’s e-business strategy, including an assignment as the secretariat team leader at Industry Canada for the Canadian E-Business Opportunities Roundtable. Through an Interchange Canada program, he also served as government programs manager for IBM Canada in Ottawa.
Jay served as Vice President of Electronics Product Stewardship Canada (EPSC) up to 2008, where he worked closely with Canada’s leading manufacturers of information technology and consumer electronics on a variety of environmental issues. He has also served as an interim Executive Director for each of the industry-led electronics stewardship programs in Saskatchewan, British Columbia and most recently, Nova Scotia.
In January of 2009 Jay was named the Director of Harmonization for Canada's industry-led and regulated environmental stewardship programs for electronics.
Education: Masters of Applied Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Ryerson University
Field of research: Using Artificial Intelligent in simulation of Electrical Arc Furnace
Publications: IEEE & Control magazines
Affiliation: Professional Engineering of Ontario and AIST
Work Experience: More than 15 years in steel industry in the capacity of system design, consultation, engineering and project management
Current position: Capital Project Manager with Gerdau Ameristeel in Whitby Ontario
Mauro Lollo is the co-founder and CTO of Genuit Corp. His expertise and ability to predict, analyze, and embrace emerging technology trends helps to keep organizations at the forefront of innovation and business achievement.
With 25 years of experience in managing and commercializing information technologies, Mauro guides the development of next generation technologies and services while acting as a strategic advisor for clients and third party organizations.
Mauro is a sought after speaker at industry events and has made television guest appearances focusing on technology innovations. He has authored various texts and whitepapers, along with being a published book co-author. Mauro is regularly quoted by IT industry media on technological and business trends.
Dan McLean is the Executive Communications Manager for Cisco Systems Canada Co. In his current role, Dan works directly with Cisco Canada’s president and the senior leadership team on all elements of internal communications. Dan is responsible for crafting, developing and coordinating all senior leadership messaging, presentation and scripts. He also manages and maintains the Cisco Canada Intranet page.
Dan previously worked as the Editorial and Research Director for IT World Canada – the country’s leading IT Media Company. He worked closely with the team of editors and reporters, who were contributors to IT World Canada's multiple brands. He defined editorial strategy and direction, and drove IT World Canada’s audience research and intelligence efforts.
Dan also spent six years as a research director for IDC Canada, working in a variety of areas including: strategic partnering and alliances, outsourcing and IT utility services, network consulting and integration, and network management services research. He has written several groundbreaking research documents on the topic of IT security, hosting, Voice-over-IP and managed IT services, and has been an often-cited expert on Canada’s network equipment market.
Dan also authored a regular bi-weekly IT business column called the eInsider – from 2005 to 2008 – for the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business section. He has also hosted, moderated and presented at IT World Canada’s popular Live Tour and the CIO Canada Frankly Speaking breakfasts series.
He is a graduate of the Print-Journalism program at Scarborough’s Centennial College and studied Social Services at Ryerson University. He also spent nine years as an IS professional for a major Toronto-area school board.
Neil Sentance is currently the Assistant Deputy Minister of the Ontario Public Service (OPS) Green Office. The office was created in September 2008 to work with ministries to ensure there is an integrated approach to reducing the impact of government operations on the environment. In addition, the OPS Green Office ensures that environmental responsibility becomes an important part of the culture and day-to-day work of the OPS.
From 2004, Neil was Assistant Deputy Minister with the Ministry of Government Services, responsible for developing and implementing government-wide supply chain management programs. Neil has also held several senior management positions in the OPS including in the Office of the Corporate Chief Information Officer and the former Management Board Secretariat.
Before joining the OPS in 1990, Neil was a lecturer/adjunct professor in public administration and public policy at the University of Toronto and has a BA and MA in political science from McMaster University.
Tom Turchet is Vice President – Software, General Business for IBM North America.
Appointed to his current role in January 2005, Tom is responsible for serving the GB software marketplace for Canada and the United States. Tom’s organization provides software solutions to small and medium-sized companies across all industries, with a focus on leveraging software technology to competitive advantage, and positive return on investment.
Tom has more than 25 years of experience working with customers in their implementation of information technology. Most recently, he was Vice President, General Business for IBM Canada. Previous positions included Director, Software, IBM Canada, and Operations Executive for Canada and Business Unit Executive for IBM Global Services’ General Business Organization.
Tom is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University with a Bachelor of Business Administration. He has also completed the Strategic Management Program at the Wharton School of Business in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the IBM Advanced Leadership Executive Program in Armonk, New York, and the Strategic Planning Program at Harvard University in Boston.
Tom was recognized in 2003 as one of Canada’s Top 25 newsmakers by the Computer Dealer News.
Tom is also serving as the Chair on the Board of Directors for the IT Association of Canada (ITAC). He is currently chairing a joint ITAC and Federal Government initiative designed to increase the speed of execution of IT solutions in the General Business space in Canada.
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|Non-Members||$325.00 + GST|
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