The speaker for the January 2014 meeting at The Tea Bar will be Janet West who is an Environmental Strategist and Lead Consultant at 7gen. The subject for this month is "The environmental impact of broadcasting and connected digital media".
We are living in a world that is increasingly becoming “connected” from watching TV live or catch-up to social networks to banking. The talk addresses the connected world from the point of view of energy, resources, e-waste, employment, the psychological and physiological impacts and asks whether current business models are sustainable.
Janet West has over twenty five years in the technology side of broadcasting particular in the development of HDTV. In 2007 she updated her environmental credentials and has since been lecturing in France and in the UK and at the BBC in Research and Development. She is now co-director of the environmental consulting company 7gen (www.7gen.eu)
The Tea Bar will be open from around 6:30pm before the talk which starts at 7:30pm, so you can get yourself a drink and have a chat with other participants. The discussions will aim to finish around 9:00pm, though everyone will be welcome to stay around and have a chat with the speaker afterwards ... and indulge in more of the Tea Bar's delicious cakes.
The format of the evening is usually a talk of 30 to 40 minutes, followed by a short break so the audience can refill their glasses, before questions and discussions about the talk. Entry is free and open to everyone, but we do encourage you to buy a tea, coffee or drink (and cakes) at the bar to show your support for The Tea Bar who sponsor the meeting by providing the venue.
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