Lifecycle of Digital Technology: Green Drinks March Forum @ Arup Associates
- 13-03-2014 18:30 - 21:00
- Arup Associates, Shanghai
Ever wondered how much resource goes into making your favorite electronic devices? The amount of water, energy and natural resources required to make a single cell phone, laptop or tablet? How much electronic waste (e-waste) we are generating every time we decide to “upgrade”?
In our next forum – The Life Cycle of Digital Technology – at Arup Associates on March 13th, we hope to shed some light on this issue, help identify some environmentally-friendly products, as well as highlight some ways to minimize e-waste in landfill. We will also discuss why we should opt for durable products that last longer, as opposed to constant upgrades or the use-and-throw concept.
This event is free to everyone who registers, so PLEASE REGISTER below. A token RMB20 will be collected from non-registered guests.
- 18.30 – 19.00: Registrations, Drinks and Networking
- 19.00 – 19.10: Event introduction
- 19.10 – 20.00: Speaker Presentations
- 20.00 – 20.30: Panel Discussion / Q&A
- 20.30 – 21.00: Drinks & Networking
Irmantas Bortnikas is an entrepreneur who is passionate about 3D printing technology and the potential impact it can create in the 21st century. He holds a BA in International Business from Vilnius University in Lithuania and a Master of Science degree majoring in International Economics focused on China. He currently works for a global peer-to-peer manufacturing platform - 3Dhubs and is under a mission to develop a 3D printing enthusiasts community in Shanghai as well as researching positive applications 3D printing can have on our society.
Dan Feeney is Senior Vice President at EWSI, and has over 30 years of international experience with rapidly expanding companies through organic growth and acquisition. Mr. Feeney has a distinguished career in Business Development with responsibilities in the areas of Technical Support, Life Cycle Management, Logistics, Supply Chain and Manufacturing. At BusinessLand he constructed over 60 computer centers covering every major metro area within 3 years. While an Executive with Mitac (Taiwan) and its Synnex (US) subsidiary, he developed ODM and OEM manufacturing programs for Fortune 100 companies, reaching annual revenues exceeding US$1.2b. As VP & GM for SMTC, he coordinated a diverse customer base, in multiple locations, manufacturing electronic products for the commercial and retail markets with full P&L responsibility. He is formally trained in the disciplines of ISO, Six Sigma, and PMP.
'Green Inspiration' Series Overview
Green Initiatives’ six-part ‘Conscious Consumption’ series will explore current consumption practices and the steps we can all take as individuals to ensure we consume sustainably. The series, proudly supported by Arup Associates Shanghai, will feature a number of local Shanghai speakers, with a particular focus on providing you with local knowledge and tips.
If you have relevant experience on any of these subjects and would like to speak at one of our events, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We would love to hear from you!