Sustainability in IT

April 11, 2023

IT and sustainability aren’t often two words seen together, but they should be. As the world heats up, it’s not only becoming more important for buyers to see environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives in the products they’re purchasing, but it’s also great for the planet. Where should you start?

On the latest episode of The Hitchhikers Guide to IT, a podcast by Device42, host Michelle Dawn Mooney discusses sustainability opportunities and challenges for 2023 with Independent Advisor and former VP at AWS, Todd Weatherby.

The two chat about:

  • How to address the needs of the present without compromising for the future
  • The sustainability model for the cloud and how enterprises can make better use of it
  • How to connect sustainability and cost

Weatherby reflected, “Some are saying, ‘Well, I can’t get to that sustainability thing right now because I have to focus on cost.’ Well, I think there’s a cool opportunity to combine the two and to think about how, when you’re more efficient with your usage of resources, you can also reduce your cost and the production of your product…”

Weatherby is an Independent Advisor to Information Technology companies, helping software companies scale up their customer success and customer service capabilities. Weatherby holds over 30 years of experience with industry leaders, including as a VP with Amazon Web Services (AWS) for 11 years, a variety of leadership roles in Microsoft Consulting Services for 16 years, and various roles in Oracle Consulting Services at Oracle for eight years. He is a graduate of Grove City College, where he earned his BS in Computer Science.

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