Announcement of 3rd Keynote Speaker

We are happy to announce the 3rd keynote speaker at EnviroInfo 2014. Dr. Chris Preist is a reader in sustainability and computer systems at University of Bristol. The topic of his keynote will be “Understanding and Reducing the Energy Impact of Digital Services”. Dr. Preist is expected to give his keynote on thursday afternoon.

Dr. Chris Preist is currently principal investigator on the Digital Green Doors project, exploring how social computing and mobile services can engage communities with pro-environmental behaviors. He has been principal investigator on the SYMPACT project, working with Guardian News and Media on how the digital transformation of the news and media sector will impact energy use, greenhouse gas emissions and other sustainability factors.He is an Associate of the sustainability charity Forum for the Future.

Prior to joining University of Bristol, he was Head of Sustainable IT Research at HP Labs, Bristol from 2007-09, where he led work on the strategic impact of climate change on business and technology development to exploit emerging opportunities. He joined HP Labs in 1987 following a degree in Pure Maths from University of Warwick, and a Ph.D. in logic programming from Imperial College, London.  In previous work at HP Labs, he conducted research in artificial intelligence, automated diagnosis, agent-mediated e-commerce and thesemantic web.