Customers and investors are walking away from companies that don’t exhibit their commitment to climate change. The C-suite is grappling with striking a balance between value creation and sustainability – they need sustainable practices across people, processes and technology as well as a way to measure, report, and improve on these efforts. Technology can (and should) contribute to the roadmap by more responsibly consuming energy, enabling data capture, and reporting to keep businesses aware and on track in achieving their goals.
Join our interactive roundtable of cross-sectoral industry peers including Brett Shoemaker, Director Sustainability & National Agenda, Microsoft ANZ and Faith Taylor, VP & Global Sustainability Officer, Kyndryl together with Dr Jack Dan, Chief Strategy Officer, CDC Data Centres to discover the latest thinking and practices in building sustainability as a competitive advantage and learning how integrating technology and data from the very beginning is the key to success.
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Our guest speakers:
Brett Shoemaker, Director Sustainability & National Agenda, Microsoft ANZ
Brett enjoys taking things from idea to implementation and working on opportunities that are disruptive and require behavioural and cultural change.
Fifteen years, two continents, and roles from product management to sales to marketing and operations, Brett spends his days immersed in cloud, data, and AI, but less focused on how these technologies can transform the way we do business and more focused on how we can harness the power of technology to help everyone, everywhere build a more sustainable future.
Faith Taylor is Vice President and Global Sustainability
Officer for Kyndryl.
joining Kyndryl, Faith was the Environmental Social Governance (ESG) leader for
Tesla. She helped them establish their materiality
and environmental baseline, sign up for the Science Based Target Initiative,
further develop their responsible sourcing program and worked with their board
and investors to develop their strategies and policies. She was also a
professor at Montclair State University where she created and taught courses
about corporate social responsibility, innovation, and sustainability. She was also a founding member of their Human
During her 15-year tenure at Wyndham Worldwide, she developed and built the company's Environmental Social Governance program to become the hospitality industry’s Dow Jones Sustainability World Leader, Most Ethical Company in the World by Ethisphere and Newsweek’s Greenest Companies in the World. Earlier in her career, Faith served as an Innovation and New Business Development leader as well as General Manager running global businesses in the cosmetic industry. In 2022, she was listed as one of the “Top 10 Women in Sustainability Leadership in the US” by Business Chief UK and the Top 16 globally by Sustainability Magazine. She is a graduate of Stanford University and the Wharton School of Business School.
Dr Jack Dan is the Chief Strategy Officer at CDC, leading the strategy, growth, sustainability and engagement for the Group.
Previously, Jack was the Australian Government’s Senior Ministerial Adviser for Data, Digital and Technology. In this role, Jack drove Australia’s first Digital Transformation Strategy, Digital Service Platforms Strategy, Hosting Strategy and the Whole of Government Architecture. Jack also oversaw major identity, service delivery, procurement and legislative reforms and initiated the establishment of first Ministerial-level Council for data and digital - now titled the Data and Digital Ministers’ Meeting, which includes New Zealand.
Jack also has extensive executive experience in the technology sector, including as the National General Manager for Government and then the Head of Global Foresight at Telstra, and holds holds a number of degrees, including a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and a Master of Management, both from the Australian National University.
Jack is also an Adjunct Professor at the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis, University of Canberra and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.