September 16th 2020: Justin Sutton Parker is Guest Editor for the Guardian’s Eco Supplement

Px3’s CEO Justin Sutton-Parker is the guest editor for the Guardian’s quarterly eco supplement. This edition, “Time IT Changed” is focused on ways to make our work lives greener. Justin presents thought-provoking articles on sustainability from leading specialists in IT, academia, and energy, plus thoughts and opinion from Justin himself. Great to see so many partners involved in raising awareness about the impact of work on the planet and what to do about it. Get your copy here: https://www.mygreenpod.com/magazine/

September 16th 2020: Featured articles from the Guardian’s Eco Supplement “My Green Pod”

A selection of articles authored and co-authored by Px3’s CEO Justin Sutton-Parker from the Guardian’s quarterly eco supplement on 16th September 2020 at http://www.mygreenpod.com/magazine/:

Editorial: An introduction and welcome to the IT Edition of My Green Pod
All About Eve: A personal view on individual responsibility from Justin
Why UK Business Needs Sustainable IT: A Perspective on achieving Net Zero by 2050: (jointly with Frederik Dahlmann, Associate Professor of Strategy & Sustainability at Warwick Business School)
Cloud Computing Gives a Dam(n): Can Public Cloud be Truly Green? (jointly with Rob Procter, Professor of Social Informatics in the Department of Computer Science, University of Warwick)
Working from Home: The role of Analytics in the New Ways of Working

September 2nd 2020:  Px3 Appointed to the Crown Commercial Service “Spark” Innovation Marketplace

Px3 has been appointed as an approved supplier under the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) “Spark” Technology Innovation Marketplace.

Spark was launched by the CCS as a new marketplace for innovation, providing a smarter way for public sector customers to access the very latest technologies.  It is designed to support cutting edge products and markets that aren’t catered for in traditional commercial agreements.

Px3 joins a small but growing list of specialist suppliers who have been approved as offering innovative and disruptive goods and services, adding their unique sustainability assessments to the other solutions on the framework such as AI, the Internet of Things and wearable technology.

Spark is a dynamic purchasing system which enables customers to use new but proven technologies which can drive public service innovation and cost-savings across the public sector.

At the launch Niall Quinn, Technology Pillar Director at CCS, said: “Spark is the result of a wide-ranging review into how the public sector adopts new technologies. It has been developed to support SMEs through government buying power while stimulating growth in the UK technology sector.

Commenting on the appointment Ewen Anderson, co-founder and CIO at Px3 said: “We are delighted to feature in this innovative and dynamic marketplace.  Our solution is offers customers an easy way to improve their sustainability by bench marking, visualising and then reducing their Scope 2 and 3 CO2e emissions from ICT and work-based travel.  Making this easier for public sector organisations to access is good for them, for us and for the planet.”

Px3 is on a mission to remove GHG emissions equivalent to those of 100,000 cars per annum from the environment by 2050.

More information about Px3 is available at www.px3.org.uk, while information about the Spark Marketplace can be found at https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/RM6094

September 2020: Px3 CEO selected to Guest Edit Guardian “Eco” Supplement

Editor for The Guardian’s eco supplement “My Green Pod” this month will be Px3 co-founder and CEO, Justin Sutton-Parker. A special edition focused on sustainability from an IT perspective, the supplement will present thought-provoking articles from leading vendors, academics and Justin himself.

www.mygreenpod.com

September 8th 2020 :  Reducing GHG emissions through efficient working and modern workplaces

Join Cetus and guest Px3 for the twelfth episode of their Virtual Coffee webinar series, discussing how to minimise the environmental impact of increasing digital technology use, helping organisations to reduce costs and their carbon footprint.

It is estimated that over 5% of the GHG emissions produced today are directly or indirectly related to the provision of IT. Despite this, only 40% of businesses have formal plans to address this as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy or Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) obligations.

The session will feature guest speaker, Ewen Anderson – Co-founder & CIO from PX3. We will be discussing compelling reasons for change and proposing practical solutions, including how to use benchmarks and analytics to build the case for strategic change. We will also be discussing how organisations can fulfil their Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) obligations.

More information and registration is available here: https://cetus-solutions.com/virtual-coffees/

Contributing to The 10th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Information Technology (SEIT) August 9-12, 2020, Leuven, Belgium, our CEO and Research Director, Justin Sutton-Parker has two research papers included in proceedings and published by Elsevier.

Appearing in the international Procedia Computer Science journal, Justin’s papers, ‘Determining end user computing device Scope 2 GHG emissions with accurate use phase energy consumption measurement,’ and ‘Quantifying resistance to the diffusion of information technology sustainability practices in United Kingdom service sector,’ examine the impact of correctly measuring IT related GHG emissions and factors that may slow the diffusion of sustainable IT.

The 10th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Information Technology (SEIT-2020) aims to bring together academia, industry, research scholars, business entrepreneurs, practitioners, managers, and policy makers responsible for delivering advanced sustainable energy solutions for competitive advantage and cost savings in modern industrial and business sectors. The conference will act as a platform for the dissemination of current technologies in intelligent sustainable energy, as well as act as a forum for the strategic next steps in smart grid adaptation.

JULY 14th 2020 – Webinar: Why Sustainable IT?

PX3’s CEO Justin Sutton-Parker will be presenting “Why Sustainable IT” live to the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners at 4pm on the 14th July 2020.

Justin discusses the impact of IT on global GHG emissions. Framing detailed research and translating this into how 4 Simple IT Sustainability Strategies plus innovative quantification can help you to build a sustainability strategy that will contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and ultimately support the fight against climate change.

This webinar has now finished but you can view a recording here: Watch Recording

APRIL 7th 2020 – Webinar: Tackling Existential Business Threats – Strategies to support Business Continuity and Sustainability

Join Px3 and 6 Degrees on this highly topical webinar where we will examine the various threats to business continuity and sustainability and discuss how to:

  • Improve business continuity
  • Protect your organisation’s bottom-line
  • Support productivity
  • Meet sustainability objectives

Location: Webinar, 11:00 (GMT)

Registration: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/9015838323000/WN_PakWdijJSJOv82cTLwp0Tw

MARCH 12th 2020 – Pupil Mentoring Event with Founders4schools and the EY Foundation, Birmingham

Designed to inspire students, this Founders4schools event brings in business leaders to participate in a series of short, focused conversations about specific career questions and topics. These encounters should be set up as a student-led, ‘carousel’-style activity, where groups of students move between different business leaders, with pre-prepared quick-fire questions.

Speed mentoring offers students the opportunity to ask meaningful questions to a range of different business leaders, to gain an insight into their working life and receive advice on the skills that are needed to be successful in today’s economy.

Link: https://www.founders4schools.org.uk/events/5287-999001141-ey/

FEBRUARY 27th 2020 – Workplace Sustainability Event
The Churchill War Rooms, London

Jointly with Citrix and Cetus, Px3 presents an overview of the sustainability challenges facing organisations today, together with practical steps that can be taken to reduce the impact of ICT and work travel on our planet.

Agenda covers:

  • Sustainability – A Global and Historical Perspective
  • The Science of Climate Change & Emissions Calculation
  • Tackling Sustainability –
    • People & Process
    • Devices, Datacentres & Cloud
    • Travel, Workspaces & Productivity
  • Action Plan for 2020 and beyond

Timing: 09:00 – 12:00, Breakfast refreshments and lunch provided

Register here: Event Registration

FEBRUARY 25th 2020Workplace Sustainability Event
The Imperial War Museum North, Manchester

Jointly with Citrix and Cetus, Px3 presents an overview of the sustainability challenges facing organisations today, together with practical steps that can be taken to reduce the impact of ICT and work travel on our planet.

Agenda covers:

  • Sustainability – A Global and Historical Perspective
  • The Science of Climate Change & Emissions Calculation
  • Tackling Sustainability
    • People & Process
    • Devices, Datacentres & Cloud
    • Travel, Workspaces & Productivity
  • Action Plan for 2020 and beyond

Timing: 09:00 – 12:00, Breakfast refreshments and lunch provided

Register here: Event Registration

JANUARY 30th 2020 – Improving Workplace Sustainability, Commissioner’s Network Event – Guildhall, The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

PX3 presents, ‘Improving Workplace Sustainability’ to the Commissioner’s Network, positioning how sustainable IT choices and flexible working adoption can help support UK greenhouse gas abatement targets, Greening ICT policies and the borough’s climate emergency actions.

Presentation discussion points:

  • Climatology 101
  • Information Technology and Commuting Carbon Footprint
  • Sustainable Workplace IT and Commuting Actions

JANUARY 20th 2020 – Measuring IT and Commuting GHG Emissions Government ICT, Queen Elizabeth II Centre, London

PX3 presents, ‘Measuring IT and Commuting GHG Emissions’ during the plenary sessions at the annual Government ICT event in London. The audience includes executives and leaders from Central Government, Local Authorities, Non-Departmental Public Bodies, NHS and Associations.

Presentation discussion points:

  • The Impact of IT of UK GHG Abatement Targets
  • Accurate GHG measurement of IT estates
  • Information Technology and Commuting Carbon Footprint
  • Sustainable Workplace IT and Commuting Actions

Details: https://government-ict.co.uk/

DECEMBER 5th 2019 Danish Sustainability Round Table @ Restaurant Address, Tuborg Havnepark, Hellerup, Denmark.

In conjunction with Citrix, the event presents and debates the case for ‘Sustainable Information Technology’ with Danish business leaders and government representatives to position how workplace sustainability can help to contribute to Denmark’s 2030 greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets and climate change actions.

Presentation discussion points:

  • Bridging the GHG emissions reduction gap with technology
  • Zero emissions cloud computing
  • Reducing GHG emissions with flexible working
  • Can true BYOD enable low energy device choices? 

Presenter:

Justin Sutton-Parker, MBA (Sustainability) & PhD researcher (Computer Science)

Non Executive Research Director, PX3 and Channel Area Director for Citrix, an American multinational information technology company specialising in software as a service (SaaS), desktop as a service (DaaS), and cloud computing technologies. Justin leads Citrix’s northern Europe partner channel, including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland. With 25 years of IT experience, Justin has enjoyed a variety of roles with international technology brands including Hewlett-Packard as Managing Chief Technologist, Head of Cloud Service Provision, and Head of Global Alliances, plus software vendor Commvault and distributor Avnet. Justin holds an MBA in Sustainability and Leadership and is currently completing a PhD in human centred computer science.