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Theme: Climate Change and Sustainable IT

Our meetings can be face-to-face (with refreshments provided) or virtual (bring your own refreshments) and will be focused on Socitm’s policy themes. Within these themed meetings your regional committee is free to create an agenda that works best for you and your regional colleagues. If there’s something you would like to discuss or investigate with like-minded peers just let us know on and we will co-ordinate that with and for you.

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Heather Robb

Chief Digital Officer, The City of Edinburgh Council
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  1. Agenda Session 1
      Day 1
    1. 10:00 am |
      Welcome & Introductions

      Heather Robb, Scotland Chair

    2. 10:05 am |
      Digital Office update

      Colin Birchenall, Digital Office

    3. 10:25 am |
      Sustainability Advocate, IGEL

      Ricky Milne, IGEL

      A little-known fact is that by far the most polluting aspect of an end-user estate is the manufacturing stage of PCs, laptops and thin client. Manufacturing alone is more than 5 times more polluting than electricity consumption for the majority of endpoints.

      Did you know that by replacing Windows on your endpoint estate you can breathe new life into devices up to 12 years old, continue realising value from your older assets, avoid the replacement costs associated with a device refresh and thus free up valuable budget?

    4. 10:45 am |
      Microsoft - Sustainable solutions

      Musidora Jorgenser, Microsoft 

    5. 11:05 am |
      Introduction to JISC

      Austin Wilson, JISC

    6. 11:25 am |


    7. 11:40 am |
      Socitm update

      Dave Sanderson, Socitm 

    8. 12:00 pm |
      Considering sustainability in sourcing

      Mary Mitchell, Scotland Excel

    9. 12:20 pm |
      Socitm partner elevator pitches


    10. 12:35 pm |
      Introduction to Circularity First

      Louise Whittaker, Circularity First

    11. 12:55 pm |
      Closing Remarks

      Heather Robb, Socitm Scotland

    12. 1:00 pm |


Who can join our events?

Our events are open to everyone and relevant to all levels of staff, from new joiners right through to senior executives. This creates a vibrant mix which promotes innovation, sharing of best practice and drives the modernisation of public services.

Our events are included in our membership and partnership packages. A fee may apply for non-members. Please see event details for more information.

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Socitm community

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Partners: FREE to join

Members: FREE to join

Included in specific packages. Please refer to your membership/partnership package details for more information.

Everyone else

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Contact us to discuss your options.

Public sector – contact Poppy Whelan.

Private sector – contact Aimie Francis.