Can You Have a Sustainable Career in, um, Sustainability?
First off, beyond my usual disclaimer, there are a few related to this topic:
- I don’t do sustainability, directly, for a career. It’s a hobby, it’s a way-of-life, it’s just part of who I am. But I’m a part timer.
- I’m talking to SAP about co-presenting at TechEd in Berlin on Sustainability, so I’m getting inside scoop.
- SAP Mentors were also given detailed, non-bloggable, information about SAP’s strategy in this space.
- I’m a moderator of the SAP Sustainability & CSR. I’d like to see more traffic. So go there when you’re done here, if you have something to say.
- Sustainability and CSR Reporting: There’s An App For That. A Letter to SAP and the future
- SAP’s latest Sustainability Report is teh awesome!
[and no, the word “teh” is not a typo]
After a few back-and-forth emails and DMs, Jon Reed and I connected on a long distance call to delve into the aspect of career path for sustainability, whether there is a job market for this as a specialization, and if not now, when? We digressed into other critical issues, such as:
- ERP – Doesn’t the “R” in ERP stands for “Resource”, meaning that SAP’s been selling software to manage sustainable business practices for a long time?
- Data collection, master data, governance and data transfers
- Enterprise Performance Management (and not code tuning) forum: SEM-BCS and CPM, renamed to EPM, now Enterprise Performance Management (SAP EPM)
- Code tuning (the green way)
- Business re-engineering, sustainable industries
- “adding a skip to your step” [18:20] and connecting the dots
- Virtualization, energy usage, data center consolidation
- Newer SAP products such as MII
- Facebook app?
- Compute power per watt [link courtesy of Tom Raftery, or James Governor, heads up: http://www.tpc.org/information/press/tpcpress20100707.asp ]
- Blocking pedi-cabs at the Sapphire conference (and ASUG’s too) – [34:25]
Have a listen…
Jon and I each recorded the session on our own devices. His voice is a little “crackly” on my recording, due to the microphone he was using I think, while I’m a little “wavy” on his side, probably because of the VOIP traffic layer. We agreed to process our WAV/MP3 files independently. Mine was minimally shaped, with only a downsizing via Audacity, taking the 30 minute file from about 50 MB to around 15 MB. It’s listenable, from my previews. Hope you think so too.