As sustainability climbs to the top of the C-suite agenda, the role of IT in driving carbon reduction goals has never been more critical.But knowing where to start can feel overwhelming.This virtual roundtable provided great insights into creating a Green IT strategy – or strengthening the one you already have.Join our panel of sustainability and Green IT experts for a lively conversation centered on green IT to optimize infrastructure, enable more efficient IT and drive social impact.

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IT sustainability beyond the data center

Enterprises that want to reduce their carbon footprint should expand their sustainability goals to include green IT and responsible computing.

Optimization, efficiency, and transformation are concepts that business leaders today live by. Not just because they’re advantageous to the business, but also because they benefit the environment. In fact, executives increasingly are incorporating environmental sustainability into the core of their business.

Beyond checking the box

What’s good for the world can also be good for business. Learn how to shift from 'doing sustainability' to embedding it to accelerate business transformation.Learn how to overcome the three main challenges and make sustainability a core part of your organization's activities.

IBM Study: Sustainability Remains a Business Imperative, But Current Approaches are Falling Short

- Three-quarters (76%) of surveyed executives agree that sustainability is central to their business, but nearly half (47%) say they struggle to fund sustainability investments- Organizations that embed sustainability throughout the business are more likely to see financial benefits, yet only 31% of respondents report they incorporate sustainability data and insights into operational improvements to a great extent


Russ Hopler
Partner Technical Specialist – Sustainability

Russ leads IT partners in building skills, solutions, and business growth with IBM Sustainability Software technology. Businesses are transforming under his guidance to achieve Net Zero carbon footprint and greater stakeholder value through the adoption of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) framework practices and reporting.Russ empowers clients to reach their ESG goals by leveraging technologies such as IBM Environmental Intelligence Suite for climate change visibility, Maximo and TRIRIGA for sustainable operations of assets and buildings, and Sterling for a Sustainable Supply Chain.

Galina Mishiev
AI Applications Global Sustainability Sales Leader

Galina is passionate about helping companies address environmental challenges and helping leaders to accelerate their sustainability journey towards Net Zero. With over 15 years of experience in engineering and driving successful organizational evolution with a focus of how AI technology can be infused to maximize results, Galina evangelizes IBM's AI point of view to show how AI technology helps customers profitably achieve their corporate sustainability and climate goals.

Laura Tuller
Mainline Information Systems
Senior System Engineer

Laura has been at Mainline the past decade and specializes in IT modernization, optimization, cyber resilience and data visibility. Her enthusiasm for IBM cross brand solutions has led to numerous written and video blogs, webinars, conference speaker roles, and her 6th year as an IBM Champion. She guides her customers from current state to desired end state, showcasing how IBM hardware and software can layer and combine for operational efficiencies, space, power and cooling savings, and future proof for years to come.

Derek Hubbard
Arrow Electronics
IBM Sustainability Solutions Architect

Derek specializes in connecting strategy with operations for sustainable business transformation. Through integrating the IBM Sustainability portfolio and digital transformation, his aim is to accelerate goals, drive stronger business performance, and enable IBM Business Partners.
With over a decade’s worth of experience in consulting, project management, and data science, Derek has worked with leading enterprises across various industries. Leveraging his subject matter expertise and advanced proficiencies in cutting-edge technologies, he develops solution-oriented tactics and implements cost-efficient practices while ensuring performance enhancement of cross-functional teams.

Clayton Bedwell
Sr. Manager Business Partnerships
3Degrees Group

Clayton assists organizations worldwide in achieving their renewable energy and decarbonization objectives. With a focus on collaborating with global Fortune 500 companies, utilities, and other entities committed to combating climate change, his efforts are geared towards driving impactful change.3Degrees provides sustainability consulting for environmental markets, renewable energy, carbon project development, transportation decarbonization solutions, and utility renewable energy programs. Clayton works with 3Degrees clients to devise innovative strategies that not only uphold environmental integrity but also deliver tangible business benefits.