Federal Public Service "Green IT" Executives To Hear Highlights of Ontario Programs:
June 13, 2008

Ottawa, June 13, 2008  --  Although there is no place in Canada committed to making more real reductions in greenhouse gas emissions than the Province of Ontario, we need to share plans with our Federal counterparts to be effective, says  Robert Dowler, Corporate Chief Strategist, Ontario Office of the Corporate Chief Information and Information Technology Officer (OCCIO), and ADM, Ministry of Government and Consumer Services.  Mr. Dowler will be a featured speaker at a June 20th Executive Roundtable in Ottawa, where he looks forward to sharing best practices with his colleagues in the Federal Public Service.

"The Federal Government owns significant sections of the Green agenda," said Mr. Dowler, "such as the introduction of an emissions trading system.  I'd like to share views with my Federal colleagues on how our actions can mesh."

 Mr. Dowler's presentation will cover Green Targets, MoveOntario 2020, Creating Jobs by Going Green, Green Power and Growing Green.  He will focus on "Green IT", highlighting Ontario's actions on:
· Power Conservation
· Reducing e-Waste
· Paper Reduction
· Enabling Green Work Practices
His comments will also encompass software services and shared services.

"It is a shock to some people to realize that our Information Technology industry contributes as many carbon emissions as the aviation sector," stated Mr. Dowler.  "We are only at the beginning of our potential for reducing those emissions."

The Executive Roundtable on the Green Economy takes place on June 20th, 2008.  It is being put on by CATAAlliance in partnership with IBM, the Access Group and the Sprott School of Business.  The even is a free half-day executive session on public processes that build a greener country. The Roundtable is called, "Treading Gently: Public Service Systems that Lower Environmental Impacts."
This executive roundtable with 80 executive peers will explore the streamlined, shareable
systems and processes that allow the public sector to reduce society's environmental impact. 
Other featured panelists include:

-   Francois Brouard, Associate Professor, Sprott School of Business, Carleton;

-   Bernard Oegema, Data Centre Consultant, IBM

-   Morteza Niktash, Manager, Chief Technology Office, Public Works and Government Services Canada;

-   Rejean Gravel, President, the Dome Partner Inc.
 
-   Michael Turner,  e-Government and ICT Strategic Advisor

Participants in the Executive Roundtable will be given a copy of Mr. Dowler's Presentation, and a White Paper summarizing the findings and the new action plans generated in the meeting.
Logistics: 9:00 a.m. - Noon, Friday June 20, 2008; Carleton University, Ottawa.  
RSVP NOW by sending your contact information to greenitexecutiveroundtable@access-group.ca or by calling us at (416) 629-7924

* Please note: registration is not open to independent consultants and/or technology vendors that are not CATAAlliance members. Attendance is contingent upon host acceptance and membership confirmation. Technology vendors should first contact jreid@cata.ca to confirm their membership status with Executive Roundtable in the Header.