Procurement and Green Digital Infrastructure

The procurement of sustainable digital infrastructure allows organisations to not only contribute to CSR objectives, but also allows for considerate use of resources and materials and comprehensive cost-benefit analysis while creating new opportunities for innovative solutions. The EURECA project and Green IT Amsterdam are pleased to announce their jointly organised event where Digital infrastructure, procurement and sustainability meet.

The day’s programme provides a journey of exploration through topics such as:

  • Opportunities for datacenters and serverroom improvements for when expanding, upgrading, retrofitting, consolidating, outsourcing or new build. 
  • What to incorporate in tenders, which KPI’s and requirements to look for and what standards to use.
  • Is there a relation between sustainability and functionality and performance? 
  • Examples and best practices: what savings potential can adopting power management bring, how do you approach a consolidation effort and which potentials are still to be uncovered in ‘Green Clouds’.
  • Opportunities to apply and validate best practices: the GreenServe project, supported by Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency, is looking for collaborations with public authorities.

The EU funded EURECA project will launch a new tool based on a framework that supports the procurement of sustainable digital infrastructure (services) by the Public Sector through facilitation of benchmarking, identifying improvement opportunities, showcasing innovative solutions and supplier matchmaking.

It promises to be an exciting and diverse programme with varying topics and perspectives related to the overarching theme of Tendering and green IT Best Practices’.

For who

  • People responsible for IT & datacenter related at (semi)public sector organisations
  • Procurers and advisors at (semi) public sector organisations
  • Suppliers of sustainable digital infrastructure and datacenter services
  • Policy makers 


9:45AM - 10:00AM Welcome & Register
10:00AM - 10:15AM            Event Opening [restrict] [Slides] [/restrict]
Jaak Vlasveld
Director, Green IT Amsterdam 
10:15AM - 11:00AM Keynote: Dutch Government Cloud [restrict] [Slides] [/restrict]
Dennis Kerssens
Program Director, Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations
11:30PM - 11:45PM Keynote: Data Centres evolving into the future [restrict] [Slides] [/restrict]
Pieter Duijves
HP Enterprise
11:45AM - 12:00AM EAFIP - European Assistance for Innovation Procurement  [restrict] [Slides] [/restrict]
Ana Lucia Jaramillo
Corvers Procurement Services B.V.
12:00PM - 1:00PM Lunch
1:00PM - 2:15PM EURECA's Tool Launch - Presenting and demonstrating the workings of EURECA's procurement support tool
EURECA Project Team
2:15PM - 2:30PM Coffee/tea break
2:30PM - 3:15PM

EURECA Training - Introduction & background: Linking EU and national climate goals, data centres and procurement [restrict] [Slides] [/restrict]

John Booth
Managing Director, Carbon3IT

Marc-Andree Wolf
CEO and senior expert, maki Consulting

3:15PM - 4:15PM EURECA Training - “Magnificant 7”: Seven main Standards & Best practices, with special consideration for DCMM and EUCoC  [restrict] [Slides] [/restrict]
John Booth
Managing Director, Carbon3IT
4:15PM - 5:00PM The impact of Green Software: Greening the Cloud Experiment Results [restrict] [Slides] [/restrict]
Giuseppe Procaccianti
Postdoc, Software and Services, VU University, Amsterdam
5:00PM < Reception drinks & Networking


The registration for this event is closed.


Amsterdam Science Park Conference Centrum
CWI building

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