Defra Chief Digital and Information Officer Chris Howes reflects on the results from the 2020 Sustainable ICT Annual Report and shares his thoughts on where ICT can play its part in addressing the climate crisis.
Chris Howes, Chief Digital and Information Officer
Chris Howes is Defra group Chief Digital and Information Officer.
Chris is also the Senior Responsible Officer for the cross-government Green ICT Delivery Unit which sets out how departments and their agencies can deliver sustainable digital and ICT services. He has a background in sustainable technology and was previously an ISO 14001 assessor and an EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme Verifier.
Chris Howes (Defra group Chief Digital and Information Officer) reflects on the Sustainable Technology Annual Report (published 9 October 2019).
The UnITy programme has been set up to oversee the expiry of two large ICT contracts with IBM and Capgemini and replace them with a number of smaller contracts. Defra's UnITy Programme has now launched its biggest procurement so far - for Defra’s hosting and application support services.
Printing from any device in any office, for us and for any guests working with us, has felt in the past like a pipe dream.
Through the UnITy programme, Defra is in search of new contracts and innovative ICT solutions to replace its current ICT services.
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