LDF: SUSTAINABILITY OF DATA
Corporate Social Responsibility is not the unique preserve of corporates and sustainable procurement policies are everywhere – but what does it mean for businesses and how can organisations make a difference?
Exploring the lessons Techbuyer has learnt over 15 years in the industry, Rich Kenny will outline the many benefits digital can bring in terms of creating a fairer, less polluting and more equitable world. He will also outline some of the risks posed by digital in terms of worldwide energy use, upward trajectory of associated emissions and scarcity of resources and how the sector can minimise this with the way it provisions hardware.
About Rich Kenny
Group IT Director at Tech Buyer, Rich is responsible for innovation, systems design and sustainable business practice at the company. A firm believer in the circular economy and sustainable solutions for IT hardware, he has held a number of senior positions in IT and technology.
Techbuyer is a global specialist in the provision of sustainable ICT hardware. A home grown Harrogate company, employing over one hundred people, it has expanded over the last 15 years to incorporate offices in the US, France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand in addition to its headquarters on Hornbeam Park. In 2020, the business won the Queens Award for Export in International Trade and was ranked in the Sunday Times Fast Track 200 for high growth companies in 2019.
About Harrogate Digital
Harrogate Digital is a growing community of digital and tech innovators. The group is supported by Berwins Digital, Harrogate Borough Council and the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership and seeks to bring together businesses and individuals involved in digital and tech within the Harrogate district to offer support and promote mutual growth.