We are quickly approaching the deadline for you to submit your sustainability and green IT lecture session proposals for the SAP Community Network (SCN) call for proposals for SAP TechEd 2009.
The deadline is tomorrow Friday, July 31. However, since many of you have busy work schedules and need the weekend to get your proposal submitted, we’re extending the deadline until this Sunday, August 2 at 5:00 p.m. PDT.
So why should you submit a proposal for the sustainability and green IT call for proposals:
Jon Reed, SAP Consultant – johnERP.com, in his blog “Should You Green Your SAP Skills?“, states “Nevertheless, from a skills standpoint, we can certainly say with some confidence that mastering SAP’s sustainability tools should give SAP professionals a competitive edge.” Submitting a session proposal for the sustainability and green IT call for proposals for SAP TechEd 2009 is an opportunity for you to demonstrate your sustainability and green IT skills in using SAP technology and make yourself know as a leader within the SAP and sustainability community.
Share your insights on what best practices you are currently implementing to reduce the carbon consumption of your company’s IT infrastructure and data centers. Show us how you are using virtualization technology and/or system landscape optimization to reduce the environmental impact of your data centers.
However, for companies to truly move towards being more sustainable, reducing carbon consumption in the data center is not enough. Reducing resource consumption such as carbon, energy, water, paper, metal, toxic materials, etc. across your entire business is also needed. So use your session to show us how SAP solutions allow you to reduce resource consumption within your company.
If your session proposal is selected as one of the SCN sessions, you’ll receive complimentary lecture-only speaker registration to the location your session was chosen. This lecture-only speaker registration will give you access to the all the lecture sessions, the General Session keynote, the Community Clubhouse, the Exhibit Hall, and evening events.
Also, as a speaker, you’ll have the opportunity to book expert networking sessions in the Community Clubhouse, in which you can network with a small group of likeminded attendees on the topic of your choice. And as icing on the cake, you’ll also receive SCN contribution points for your session!
For more ideas on possible session proposal topics, check out these blogs:
- Mohammed Amer – Rise of the ‘Unreasonable’ Man: Wal-Mart and Sustainability
- John Astill – Are you up for the Home Carbon challenge?
- Jane Howell – Are you really managing all your compliance mandates effectively?