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How can the public sector drive innovation, through its purchasing power? The EURECA project  is designed to provide support for EU public sector organisation to engage in innovation procurement for environmentally sound data centre products and services.

About the event

On Thursday 8 February will be held the 14th EURECA workshop in London (University Square Stratford) and will bring together key public and private sector European experts to discuss innovation in public sector digital infrastructures and energy efficiency. The event is suitable for C-level ICT executives, IT managers, policy-makers, energy managers, datacentre managers, procurement professionals and researchers.

Register at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-14th-eureca-workshop-in-london-registration-42377692820

Download the full agenda at EURECA Workshop_London 2018_UEL_Flyer

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Those who attend any four sessions will receive an official EURECA training certificate.

Contact Dr. Rabih  Bashroush, EURECA Project Coordinator


About the project

eureca-logoThe EURECA project is currently supporting consolidation, new build and retrofit datacentre projects in various European countries, with focus on public procurement for innovation (PPI). Additionnally, EURECA is supporting the development of European standards, best practices and polices related to energy efficiency in data centres and green public procurement by providing the scientific evidence and data.

Web: https://www.dceureca.eu

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EUROCITIES’ Green Digital Charter/GuiDanCe project is setting up an online training, for cities only, on ‘Energy Efficiency in Data Centres: Lessons Learned from Evaluating Over 200 Public Sector Data Centres in Europe’.

Tuesday 5 December

11:00-12:00 C.E.T (Brussels time)

WATCH THE RECORDING HERE

The session will provide an overview of the lessons learned from the EU H2020-funded EURECA project (https://www.dceureca.eu/). Energy-saving opportunities, barriers to adoption and running cost of facilities are among the areas covered by the training. Some of the material presented will highlight for the first time some interesting results around average running cost of servers in the public sector, IT energy consumption distribution, and key factors affecting energy efficiency beyond PUE. Experience from a city involved in a project will be shared with the audience.

The training is suitable for civil servants including heads of IT’s, CxO’s, data centre managers, Energy managers/officers, sustainability managers/officers, as well as procurers.

Continuous Professional Development: Attendees of the training session will receive an official EURECA / GDC training certificate.

Agenda

11:00 – 11:05 : Introductory remarks, by Rebecca Portail (Green Digital Charter, EUROCITIES)

11:05 – 11:25 : ‘Making the Business Case for Energy Efficiency in Data Centres: Lessons Learned from Evaluating Over 200 Public Sector Data Centres in Europe’, by Dr. Rabih Bashroush, coordinator of the EURECA project.

11:25 – 11:45: ‘Northern Ireland exploit datacentre and cloud services to deliver better citizen services’, by Caron Alexander, Director of Digital Shared Services at Department of Finance (Northern Ireland)

11:45- 11:55 : Q&A

11:55 – 12:00 : Closing remarks

 

Our speakers:

Rabih-Bashroush-pictureDr. Rabih Bashroush is the Coordinator of the H2020 EURECA project and the Director of the Enterprise Computing research group (http://bit.ly/2ruEu8b) at the University of East London. Before joining UEL, he spent 10 years at the Queen’s University Belfast in various roles. He held visiting scientist positions at Carnegie Mellon University (USA), Philips Research Labs (Netherlands), and Danfoss Power Electronics (Denmark). In 2016, he was appointed as the coordinator of the EU Commission DG CONNECT Smart Cities Research Cluster (https://www.smartcitiescluster.eu/) on Energy Efficiency in Data Centers.

He serves on the CEN/CENELEC/ETSI Coordination Group on Green Data Centers; the BSI TCT/7/3 Telecommunications; Installation requirements: Facilities and infrastructures – CEN/CENELEC TC215; and the BSI ST/46 ISO SC 39 Sustainability For and By IT standardisation committees. He served on the EU Commission Expert Working Group for Best Environmental Practice in the Telecommunication and ICT services sector and the EU Consultation Forum for the EcoDesign legislation for energy efficient Servers. Dr Bashroush has worked with a number of central and local governments in Europe on energy efficiency projects of varying sizes.

Contact: R.Bashroush@qub.ac.uk

Mrs. Caron Alexander is Director of Digital Shared Services at Department of Finance of the Government of Northern Ireland Government. She will share her experience in collaborating with the EURECA project from the public sector’s side.

Connect with her on LinkedIn.