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IT takes CTRL The Sustainable Way

Sustainability in IT can help businesses reduce their carbon footprint before regulations change

Carbon footprints, sustainability goals, and net-zero regulations: all employees of organizations in 2022 recognize these terms and know they need to be addressed sooner rather than later. But not everyone knows the impact IT can have on sustainability goals.

In this episode of Future Sight, host Liz Lugnier talks to Capgemini colleagues Maxime Wyka, Management Consultant and part of the Sustainable IT Team; Laurence Jumeaux, Vice-President at Future of Technology, and Caroline Vateau, Sustainable IT Director. These experts discuss the topic of sustainable information technology and what businesses can do to tackle this power-hungry issue.

We learn that 4% of carbon emissions globally come from IT services. Much of this comes from corporations and should be mitigated. The guests discuss how each of us can reduce our IT emissions at work. For example, we can delete all unnecessary files stored on our hard drives and cloud servers.

More importantly, according to Capgemini Research Institute, 50% of organizations set sustainability goals, while less than 18% set goals for sustainable IT as part of their strategy. Today, organizations are responsible for establishing an IT sustainability roadmap and setting achievable decarbonization goals before new regulations come into effect. In fact, early-stage implementation can reduce CO2 by 60% within an IT system. From devices and data centers to policy and change management, this podcast is a great addition to your net-zero journey.

Whether you are already a sustainability expert, or just excited to see the direction IT systems are heading, this podcast is a useful tool for reimagining what a sustainable future will look like.

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About the Speakers

Laurence Jumeaux

Business Technology Vice-President, Sustainable IT lead, Capgemini Invent
Laurence Jumeaux leads Capgemini Invent’s Sustainable IT offer, a central part of Capgemini’s broader sustainability portfolio. With more than 20 years’ experience in IT Transformation, which in recent years focused on sustainability, Laurence supports her clients’ organization and technology transformations.

Caroline Vateau

Director of Digital Responsibility
Caroline Vateau is one of the national experts on sustainable IT (Green IT), she has been working for fifteen years to measure (life cycle analysis method) and reduce (ecodesign) the environmental impacts of digital technology (CIO, equipment, infrastructure, cloud, data center, services, etc.). Passionate about the alignment of ecological and digital transitions, she has published several white papers as part of her activities within the ecosystem (Green IT Alliance, France datacenter, Eurocloud, etc.).

Maxime Wyka

Managing Consultant, Capgemini Invent
Maxime is a member of the Capgemini Sustainable IT team. He leads global operations within the Capgemini Group Sustainability portfolio team. He acquired expertise and deep knowledge in the sustainable IT field after several projects conducted for global clients within various industries, mainly focused on lifecycle assessments of IT footprint and definition of sustainable IT strategies.

Liz Lugnier

Analyst Relations Director: Sustainability, Invent (Consulting)
Liz is the host of the Future Sight podcast. She has experience in a multitude of industries, including innovation, customer experience, consulting, sustainability, retail and consumer products, automotive, and the public sector.