Chris Howes on his learnings from COP27 and how we need to think differently about sustainable Information and Communications Technology (ICT).
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.
This year has been a transformative period for sustainable ICT, and the publication this week of the 2021-22 Greening Government ICT report marks the latest milestone on our important journey.
Defra Chief Digital and Information Officer Chris Howes looks ahead to COP27 and sets out the benefits of the new Government Digital Sustainability Alliance charter.
On World Environment Day Defra’s Chief Digital and Information Officer Chris Howes shares his ambitions for sustainable IT, what we’re doing now, and how we are seeking to learn from others.
Chris Howes reflects on the work of Defra’s Digital, Data and Technology Services (DDTS) team, and the wider cross-government community, to make ICT/Digital sustainability part of business-as-usual activities.
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 (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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