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Does cloud cost the earth?

Barangaroo House
Barangaroo House
35 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo NSW 2000

Thursday 16 May from 6pm to 8pm

Join ACS for a thought-provoking discussion on the intricate relationship between business decisions, technology, and the environment in the era of cloud computing, AI, and digital transformation. Are businesses unknowingly burdening themselves and the planet with unnecessary costs, or is it time to reevaluate how we harness the power of technology?

In a world where every decision made in the cloud carries economic and environmental implications, enterprises are at a crossroads. The challenge lies in balancing technological advancement with environmental stewardship to meet sustainability goals effectively.

Be a part of the ACS NSW branch event during Climate Action Week Sydney, in collaboration with the Australian Computer Society, where we will dive deep into the realm of sustainability, GreenOps, and the obstacles faced by enterprises in managing emissions data and transitioning to Net Zero. Learn how strategic alignment and unwavering dedication are essential in harmonizing tech innovation with eco-responsibility for a brighter, greener future.

Our distinguished panellists, Kate McHugh, a Sustainability professional and Founder/CEO at, and Mark Butcher, Founder & CEO of Posetiv, will lead a captivating discussion on the real-world implications of technology on sustainability. Discover why emissions data may initially spike before declining and challenge the notion of whether the true cost of IT accurately reflects its sustainability impact.

Don't miss this opportunity to gain insights, ask questions, and be part of the conversation that will shape the future of sustainable technology practices. Together, let's explore the transformative power of technology in building a more sustainable and prosperous world for all.


18:00 – Pre-Event Networking

18:30 – Welcome and Introductions

18:35 – Panel Introduction & Discussion

19:10 – Audience Panel Q&A

19:20 – Post Event Networking

19:45 – Event Close


This event is part of Sydney Climate Action Week: a series of community-led events from all aspects of the climate action ecosystem running from the 13-19 May 2024. This event is proudly supported by Greenhouse, City of Sydney, and Boundless.


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