This two-day workshop is aimed at providing the audience with an in-depth understanding of all the different aspects of Green-IT strategy and governance. It explains how Green-IT governance supports green initiatives at the IT level, and how these can best be implemented to support a corporate sustainability (CSR) strategy.
1. Introduction to Green-IT
• Set up the link between IT and the GHG protocol;
• Describe Cradle-to-grave (/cradle) concepts;
• Understand CSR role;
• Understand how sustainability impacts future of cities (Smart Cities);
• Understand both facets of IT in greening a business: Greening of IT and Greening by IT.
2. Strategy & Governance
• Understand how governance keeps organization headed in a single direction;
• Describe major governance archetypes;
• Acquire main tools for implementing governance (drivers, RACI tables, maturity models, improvement lifecycles, …).
3. Overview of regulations and frameworks
• Consider regulations and explain how they may impact your organization;
• Review various frameworks and understand how they may be of use for each organization;
• Get a deeper understanding of the more important frameworks, such as the European Code of Conduct for Data Centers, ISO-50001 and EPEAT series;
• Identify the impact (and risk) of regulations and frameworks on your organization;
• Understand what the future of standards and regulations might be.
4. Green-IT governance and strategy
• Understand why an organization implements green initiatives;
• Identify and understand internal and external drivers for implementing sustainable business;
• Appreciate the various levels within an organization that such initiatives may impact;
• Understand why and how strategy and governance are essential to Green-IT.
5. Practical implementation of a Green-IT strategy and governance
• Define and implement the Green-IT strategy roadmap and green key performance indicators (KPIs);
• Prepare organizations to mitigate risks of penalties in case of non-conformance with regulations;
• Understand how progress towards sustainable business can be continuously measured;
• Understand a practical framework (SGM) that helps organizations to align their Green IT initiatives with Corporate-level Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives;
• Use a specific tool (Green-Octant) to support the set up and follow-up of Green-IT initiatives.
6. Review a practical Green-IT customer case in details.
Each part of the workshop is presented in an interactive fashion via several group exercises and dynamic discussions to help the audience to understand how the concepts could be applied in their specific organization.
• IT decisions makers, top executives and managers (business, IT and facilities);
• Board members facing environmental questions;
• Risk managers, (governance) consultants, Green IT ambassadors;
• CSR and environmental managers and consultants;
• HR managers, IT procurement specialists.