Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, Delhi, organized an IT Summit on “Computing for Sustainability: The Green IT” on 27th October, 2012.
In his welcome address, Dr. G.L. Sharma, talked about the consumption of electricity by the new age equipment and the growing concern of disposal of these materials i.e. waste management.
Prof. Nupur Prakash, in her inaugural address, emphasized on lesser consumption of power and gave students the food for thought to implement Green IT through their projects and assignments. She advocated the use of light weight algorithms and Cloud computing architectures henceforth reducing the IT budget and consumption of electricity.
Shri Adarsh Shastri, mentioned pervasiveness of IT and the efficient use of electricity and synergy of environment and technology equally in a manner which is fruitful for human race as well as nature. He also discussed extensively on the importance of responsible disposal of E-waste.
Mr. Anmol Anand , Alumnus was appreciated by LBSIM and awarded the certificate of appreciation by Prof. Nupur Prakash for developing android application PocketSMS for deaf and blind people.
The second session on “Greening” the Workforce: HR Perspective was chaired by Mr. Akshay Bhargava, Head- PMO, Government Industry Solution Unit, TCS who said that HR and IT are the support functions for an organization and not an industry in itself. Other prominent speakers included Ms. Vasudha Kapoor, Project Staffing Professional, IBM India Ltd., Mr. Shubhankar Dhar, Manager- Business Operation & Planning – APAC, Avaya India. The speakers updated the audience on changing technology that includes rapid consumerization of devices, mobile collaboration and virtualization and ongoing changing scenario.