45 episodes

Green IO with Gaël Duez explores how to reduce the environmental impact of our digital world. Twice a month, on a Tuesdays guests from across the globe share insights, tools, and alternative approaches, enabling all responsible technologists, within the Tech sector and beyond, to build a greener digital world, one byte at a time.

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Green IO with Gaël Duez explores how to reduce the environmental impact of our digital world. Twice a month, on a Tuesdays guests from across the globe share insights, tools, and alternative approaches, enabling all responsible technologists, within the Tech sector and beyond, to build a greener digital world, one byte at a time.

    #42 - Decarbonizing Tech: 2 CTO share their paths with Ludi Akue and Owen Rogers

    #42 - Decarbonizing Tech: 2 CTO share their paths with Ludi Akue and Owen Rogers

    💭Decarbonizing tech stacks and platforms? This is the challenge many CTO face these days.

    🎙️In our 42th episode, 2 CTOs with different backgrounds and operating in different lines of business cross share their experience in reducing the environmental footprint of their operations. Ludi Akue, former Lunii’s CTO, and Owen Rogers, .eco’s CTO meet Gael Duez to share their insights and reflect on each other journeys in sustainability.

    Some Takeaways:
    🌐 pro and con of migrating infrastructure to a lower carbon region,
    ⚙️ how to leverage technical debt to boost decarbonization,
    💰 when does optimization pay for decarbonization,
    ⚠️ the pitfall of creating a separate program to steer sustainability,
    and much more!

    • 55 min
    #41 - Decarbonizing AWS with Adrian Cockcroft

    #41 - Decarbonizing AWS with Adrian Cockcroft

    ☁️ What can AWS users achieve today in terms of decarbonization? And what can they expect tomorrow?

    🎙️ In this episode, Gael Duez welcomes Adrian Cockcroft, the former creator and leader of the AWS sustainability team who now leads the Green Software Foundation project “Real Time Cloud”. They had an in-depth chat about measuring carbon for software and the sustainability challenges of Cloud providers, starting with AWS. Some of Adrian’s takeaways were:
    ⚡ The case for PPA and market based approach facing the AI energy-hungry boom
    ☀️ Why we should not chase the sun
    🌱 Sustainability of the Cloud vs Sustainability in the Cloud and other architecture tips
    ☁️ His confidence in getting a standard for Cloud-based GHG emissions
    🤝 Why AWS internal structure prevented sustainability to ramp-up and why it should change
    … And much more!

    • 1 hr
    #40 - Triggering action in green software: a Nordic perspective with Satu Heikinheimo and Janne Kalliola

    #40 - Triggering action in green software: a Nordic perspective with Satu Heikinheimo and Janne Kalliola

    🤔 Why do we do so little to decarbonize software despite already knowing so much?

    🎙️ In this episode, Gael Duez is joined by Janne Kalliola, author of "Green Code," together with Satu Heikinheimo, Planet Diplomats’ founder, to discuss how to trigger more actions among Tech people to reduce the carbon footprint of our code.

    🌍 Both being based in Finland, a nice side-benefit of their exchange was exploring how the Nordic countries handle the environmental footprint of digital technology.

    Key takeaways:
    🏃 trend of employees considering resigning if their company's values don't align with their own,
    🤝 importance of collaboration among multidisciplinary teams to create sustainable digital products and services,
    ⚙️ concept of carbon-neutral software and the choice of focusing mostly on energy consumption, and
    💡 Nordic approach to trust, self-organization, and low hierarchy in fostering psychological safety and agency for individuals to drive sustainable initiatives

    • 53 min
    #39 - European Regulations in Tech: some insider perspectives with Kim Van Sparrentak and Max Schulze

    #39 - European Regulations in Tech: some insider perspectives with Kim Van Sparrentak and Max Schulze

    🔎 Major regulations have been built up in Europe these past years impacting the Tech sectors. How have they been built? What does it take to pass these kinds of bills in the unique European Union political system? And what are the consequences for the people working in the digital industry?

    🎙️ This episode 39 welcomes Kim Van Sparrentak, a Member of the European Parliament involved in legislation related to tech and sustainability, and Max Schulze, the founder and chairman of the Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance, one of the main lobby groups for more responsible technology. Together with Gael Duez, they share their perspective on the European regulations in Tech.

    Some points which have been discussed:
    ⚖️ the Artificial Intelligence Act,
    🌱 Environmental transparency among actors, and
    🤝 the Influence of big tech companies through lobbying

    • 53 min
    #38 - Building Green Software with Sara Bergman

    #38 - Building Green Software with Sara Bergman

    🔎 What are the main angles to be covered when you truly want to design, run, and sometimes decommission, software, in the greenest possible way?

    🎙️ In this episode, Sara Bergman, a seasoned software engineer and one of the acclaimed co-authors of the O’Reilly book “Building Green Software” joins Gael Duez to discuss the book, and more specifically the chapters on AI, measurements, and hardware.

    Some takeaways:
    💻 Software people’s responsibility in utilizing hardware
    🌡️ Concept of temperature-aware computing
    ☁️ Importance of major cloud providers
    🌱 Some follow-up on the discussion on carbon-aware vs grid-aware computing for more effective environmental impact

    • 43 min
    #37 - How to be a climate-conscious product manager with Antonia Landi and François Burra

    #37 - How to be a climate-conscious product manager with Antonia Landi and François Burra

    💡In product management, there is a strong culture of adapting to change, testing, and rapid learning. Talking about change, we have a big big one ahead of us: climate change! How can product leaders include climate considerations into the build and run of digital services and scale sustainable practices?

    🎧In this episode, Gael interviewed two hands-on experts and daily practitioners in product management on how to become a climate-conscious PMs. Antonia Landi, based in Germany, is a strong voice in ProductOps, and François Burra, based in Canada, is the co-author of the Climate Product Management Playbook.

    What product manager should consider?
    🌱 Environmental impact throughout the product life cycle,
    💻 Minimalistic approach on user experience,
    🎯 Climate-related OKRs and reducing costs through intentional data storage.

    • 52 min

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