EURECA Workshop in Latvia

The event brings together industry experts and public sector representatives to share experiences and discuss various aspects relating to energy efficiency and sustainability of data centre products and services. Data centre standards, KPI’s and innovation procurement around energy efficiency are among the topics discussed. The event is suitable for C level IT executives, ICT managers, policy makers, energy managers, data centre managers, and procurement professionals.

Learning objectives:

  1. Understand why Public Sector procurement has an important role in making the sector and society greener and more efficient
  2. Differentiate between conventional procurement, public procurement of innovation (PPI) and Pre-competitive Procurement (PCP): what is needed when?
  3. Learn which EU Directives are of importance to the procurement of environmentally sound data centre products and services by the public sector
  4. Know where to find information about PPI and PCP supporting initiatives
  5. Develop a clear understanding of the relevant standards and KPIs associated with operating a data centre
  6. Generate an understanding of how they should be applied
  7. Evaluate good practices and compare your own projects with those of peer organizations in Europe.


9:30AM - 10:00AM

Arrival & Registration

10:00AM - 10:40AM                     

The EU Horizon 2020 EURECA Project [restrict] [Slides] [/restrict]

Rabih Bashroush
EURECA Project Coordinator, University of East London

10:40AM - 11:20AM Legislation and Policies [restrict] [Slides] [/restrict]
Jaak Vlasveld
Director, Green IT Amsterdam
11:20AM - 11:35AM

Coffee/tea break

11:35AM - 12:20PM The Data Centre Maturity Model [restrict] [Slides] [/restrict]
 Jaak Vlasveld 
Director, Green IT Amsterdam
12:20PM - 1:50PM


1:50PM - 2:45PM Case Study: Consolidation in Riga "Design decisions impacting building Latvia's most sustainable high capacity data centre" [restrict] [Slides] [/restrict]
Marius Klerk
Commercial Director, Air@Work
2:45PM - 3:00PM

Coffee/tea break

3:00PM - 3:55PM Case Study: National IT Infrastructure for Public Services "How to create and leverage policy that drives sustainable ICT for the public sector" [restrict] [Slides] [/restrict]
Egons Spalāns
Deputy Executive Director ICT, Ventspils City Council
3:55PM - 4:40PM                     

Making the Business Case for Energy Efficiency in Data Centres [restrict] [Slides] [/restrict]

Rabih Bashroush
EURECA Project Coordinator, University of East London

4:40PM - 4:50PM Wrap-up
Jaak Vlasveld
Director, Green IT Amsterdam
4:50PM - 6:00PM Networking & Drinks

Delegates who register and attend all the lectures will receive an official EURECA CPD training certificate after the event.


The registration for this event is closed.


Riga City Hall
Rātslaukums 1

For more information please follow the link HERE.