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IDC IT Sustainability Forum

Driving ESG from IT

Sustainability and IT: How to move up the maturity ladder

Sustainability is no longer just a buzzword, but an environmental, economic and social driver that’s changing our day to day lives. This has been reflected by the business community, in which committing to sustainable practices is no longer a “nice to have” but a “must do”, driven by several business factors, among them cost efficiencies, access to funding and regulations being the most prominent.

Overview
As organizations are beginning to take their corporate sustainability initiatives to the next level, we see an increasing convergence of digital and sustainable transformation. Decision makers are realizing that technology is essential for reaching their ESG goals, in addition to the strategic, operational, and organizational changes that they are making to capitalize on the opportunities of sustainable business.

IT and sustainability bring value and tangible benefits to companies, and more and more organizations are embedding the latter as their company culture core element. They realize that following a sustainability approach is a forward-looking decision, which brings numerous opportunities.
Why Attend?
As the complexity of corporate sustainability increases, organizations need to be strategic about their approach and move from fragmented sustainability strategies to comprehensive, integrated, and technology-enabled sustainable business strategies.

To transform successfully and seek a competitive advantage while positively impacting people and the planet, decision makers should consider developing a corresponding IT strategy that will guide the decision-making around technology investments needed to achieve your organization's sustainable transformation.

Join us virtually on February 8 to learn how to accelerate the shift towards social, economic and environmental sustainability.

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Agenda

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Wednesday February 8, 2023
8:30

Attendee Login & Networking

8:45

IDC Welcome Address & Instructions

8:50

IDC Keynote: Sustainability as a Business Opportunity

9:10

IBM Keynote: Turn sustainability ambition into action

9:25

ASSA ABLOY Case: Sustainability and IT – Impactful planetary technology leadership

9:45

Equinix Keynote: Sustainable IT - what the sector needs to do to limit carbon impact of IT

10:00

Neste Case: How can data-driven solutions support industries to reach Net Zero targets?

10:20

Coffee Break

10:30

KPN Case: KPN's green journey

10:50

Celonis & IDC Fireside chat

11:00

A.P. Moller - Maersk Case: How to define clear actions for a more sustainable supply chain

11:20

Panel discussion with IDC, IBM & Equinix

11:35

ChromeOS Keynote: The Road to Net Zero through sustainable computing

11:50

Final remarks followed by networking

Key Topics

Linking IT (digital) to overall ESG/sustainability strategy

Impact of regulations & what is the implication for the IT sector?

What is the implication for business? For company transformation?

Inclusion of sustainability metrics into financial reporting

The role of IT departments to support for business functions

Energy efficiency and role of IT to achieve that

Sustainable IT and limiting the carbon impact of IT

Circular economy and closing the loop

Efficient and sustainable supply chain

Achieving a carbon neutrality goal

Sustainability in use in IT

Sustainability, combining IT and ESG experience

IDC data context

In the Nordics region, approximately one-third of employees have sustainability KPIs in their compensation package. (IDC SUSTAINABILITY AND DIGITAL, 2022)

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Dinner events

"IDC Forums are hybrid and will, on request, be followed by small-scale, personal dinner events, where you can network with Senior Business Decision-makers, IDC Analysts and our sponsor partners. The personal dinner events take place in the following cities: Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Brussels, and Amsterdam.

Joining a dinner event offers an excellent opportunity to meet and connect with other senior business decision-makers and have some great conversations about a specific topic of your professional interest. The event will be facilitated by one of our IDC Research Directors, who will present new IDC data and insights and facilitate the discussion during the evening, typically at a five star restaurant from 17.00-21.30 on a weekday.

If you are interested in being invited to our dinner events, please email IDC Conference Director, Camilla Hove Toft at chovetoft@idc.com or Sales Director, Peer Jensen at pjensen@idc.com if you would like to sponsor one of them.



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Camilla Hove Toft

Conference Director, IDC

Peer Jensen

Senior Sales Director, IDC Northern Europe Region, IDC Nordic

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