Andrew Stevens, MD of IBM Australia and New Zealand joined the AICC to present a talk on "Why Australia needs Smarter Cities". This event was proudly hosted by the Australian Information Industry Association.
In this "Armchair Interview" Andrew will discuss - Why Australia needs Smarter Cities
With over two-thirds of our population living in capital cities, Australia is one of the most urbanised countries in the world. Business trying to operate within our cities must contend with the twin challenges of significant skills shortages and rising input costs across energy, water and logistics.
Drawing on over 2,000 smarter city projects around the world, IBM Managing Director, Andrew Stevens, looks to a future where smart infrastructure makes Australian cities more economically sustainable – using less energy and water, contending with less traffic congestion and offering new work options.
About the Speaker
Andrew Stevens is the Managing Director of IBM Australia and New Zealand having been appointed to this role in January 2011. He manages a business with annual revenues of more than $4 Billion.
Mr Stevens joined IBM in 2002 as part of IBM’s acquisition of PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting (PwCC) business. He joined PwCC in 1981 and prior to the merger with Coopers and Lybrand in 1998, he was the COO of the PriceWaterhouse Management Consulting Business in Asia Pacific. He oversaw the successful merger of PW and C&L in A/NZ and was promoted to the COO position of PwC Consulting in Asia Pacific in 2000. He led the integration work across Asia Pacific as part of the IBM acquisition.
In 2009, after leading IBM’s Global Business Services in Asia Pacific, Mr Stevens was appointed Managing Partner for Global Business Services, Growth Markets. In that role, he was responsible for the strategic direction and operational management of IBM’s consulting division for eight growth markets including South East Asia (ASEAN); India and South Asia (ISA); Greater China (GCG); Korea (KOR); Australia/New Zealand (A/NZ); Central and Eastern Europe (CEE); Middle East and Africa (MEA); and Latin America (LA).
Mr Stevens is a member of the Business Council of Australia; a Director of the National Board of the Australian Information Industry Association; and serves on the Board of the Australian Chamber Orchestra.
Mr Stevens holds a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting, Finance and Systems and has a Master of Commerce Marketing.
About the Interviewer - Mark Winter - Founder - Foundation for IT Sustainability FFITS.ORG
FFITS.ORG is a global, non-profit organisation. The organisation's mission is to engage with, and educate individuals and corporations on the environmental footprint of technology, and assist them in reducing the related greenhouse gas emissions produced by technology.
The core purpose of our organisation is to educate the individuals, government and corporations on what they can do to implement more environmentally sustainable information technology. We aim to help organisations globally to change their practices, policies and standards when it comes to Information Technology (IT) infrastructure.
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