Cross-Livery event on NET-ZERO – Organised by the Information Technologists’ and Constructors’ Companies

5th February 2024 from 5:30pm — 7:30pm • Information Technologists' Hall

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We need to decarbonise technologies and supply chains to deliver social value and move towards our net-zero commitment. The opportunity to reach net-zero by 2050 is here, but that needs multi-sector collaboration and targeted solutions. This cross-livery event will bring Constructors and Information Technologists (IT) together to debate technological interdependencies between the sectors, role of repair/refurbishments, sustainable choices on materials and IT solutions. The keynotes will provide good account of the current industry practice and challenges faced in the supply chain. A debate/Q&A will allow attendees to raise questions to the experts and explore possible cross-sector solutions.

Keynote Speakers

Tony Smith – Sika

Tony is the Head of Product Management for Concrete and Waterproofing, which includes concrete admixtures, fibres and waterproofing products such as membranes and coatings. He worked for a national aggregate and Readymix firm for 9 years in a variety of concrete technical and specification roles before joining Sika in 2015. He worked in Area Sales, Specification and Business Development roles before joining the Product team. He is now responsible for the introduction of new products and technical / legal compliance of the product range.

Tony sits on the Cement Admixtures Association committee and various industry bodies such as the British Precast Concrete Federation. He is also a Certified Surveyor in Structural Waterproofing and has worked with design teams to create practical and effective waterproofing schemes.

Ismail Hussein – Slabtec

Ismail from Slabtec is a Civil/ Structural engineer who has held various Technical and Business Development roles within the refurbishment, concrete repair, structural strengthening, waterproofing, groundworks and temporary works industries. His role focuses on working with engineers, contractors and clients to provide solutions for the refurbishment of existing structures.

Slabtec is a refurbishment contractor specialising in concrete repair and the design + installation of innovative and optimised structural strengthening solutions.

Russell Macdonald – Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Russell Macdonald is Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Chief Technologist for Hybrid Solutions; developing thought leadership and strategies for hybrid cloud, data first modernisation and IT sustainability. Russell has a passion for sustainability and social value in and out of work: as a member of HPE’s ESG council, a keynote speaker at the BCS Green IT Specialist Group, a member of the Climate Change & IT Working Group and the Social Value Leadership Group of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists (WCIT).

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), and member of the Chartered Institute for IT (BCS) and the Institute for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (ICRS).


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