Can your company afford the true cost of sustainability?

The Discussion

There is no escaping the effects of the climate crisis but differences of opinion exist on how to tackle it – particularly at the commercial level, where the bottom line often takes precedence over a moral imperative.

According to a survey conducted by TechCentral for Pure Storage 55% of IT professionals polled said sustainability ranked highly on their personal agenda, yet only 33% said they would purchase a product that cost more initially but would positively impact a company’s sustainability goals.

If it comes down to a choice between the heart and the wallet, it looks like the wallet is winning out. But can your business afford the true cost of sustainability?

Joining Niall Kitson at TechFire on 8 February to tease out this burning question will be Nick Tarmey, infrastructure architect working with the Department of Transport, Mike Roan, EMEA senior director of systems engineering and Aaron Kinsella, country sales manager for Ireland at Pure Storage.

The Panel

NIALL KITSON

TechFire - Host &

TechCentral - Editor 

Niall is editor of TechCentral.ie, co-host of Ireland’s longest-running technology podcast TechRadio and moderator of the TechFire webinar series. He has been covering the tech industry in Ireland for more than 15 years.

Nick is currently providing project based consultancy services for Version1 client the Department of transport. Helping them migrate their legacy systems to hybrid cloud solutions as part of their digital transformation journey.  With experience working alongside program managers, project managers, developers, enterprise architects and software solutions architects to coordinate bespoke end-to-end technical solutions for customer business challenges for over 20 years. Nick offers and inside glimpse into the challenges faced during large digital overhauls, how to tackle them and how public policy amendments to corporate sustainability criteria are constantly moving the goal line forward.

NICK TARMEY

Infrastructure Architect - Version 1

Nick is currently providing project-based consultancy services for Version 1 client, the Department of Transport. In his role he helps the department migrate their systems to a hybrid cloud solution as part of its digital transformation journey.

With experience working alongside programme managers, project managers, developers, enterprise architects and software solutions architects to coordinate bespoke end-to-end technical solutions for customer business challenges for over 20 years, Nick offers an inside glimpse into the challenges faced during large digital overhauls, how to tackle them, and how public policy amendments to sustainability is influencing operational strategy.

MIKE ROAN

EMEA Senior Director of Systems Engineering - Pure Storage

Mike has more than 20 years of experience in the data storage industry and has been working with Pure Storage since 2014. Before joining Pure he worked with data storage and data protection products in a variety of technical roles. Mike's areas of expertise include how to align the technical conversation with business outcomes, extracting value from data, and ESG.