Wednesday, June 19th - 14:00 - 15:00 | Conference Room 1 | Responsible Enterprise

Sustainable purchasing : including environmental and social considerations in IT buying decisions - tools and best practices

Sponsored by :

Barton FINN

Purchaser Engagement Manager

TCO Development

Barton Finn coordinates the EU purchaser support and engagement activities of TCO Development, the organization behind TCO Certified - the world-leading sustainability certification for IT products. He specifically focuses on helping EU institutions and purchasing organizations in the Benelux and French-speaking Europe to drive environmental and social responsibility through their IT tenders. His areas of expertise span technology, (public) procurement and sustainability. Before joining TCO Development, he worked for the European Parliament and, more recently, was part of the government affairs department of a major IT company. Barton holds a Master's degree in PR, communication and European affairs.


Co-Founder & CSO


David is the co-founder, resident thermodynamics expert, and Chief Sustainability Officer at Leafcloud, where his expertise in servers and thermal dynamics plays a pivotal role in shaping the company's vision and the design of Leaf sites. His work focuses on transforming server heat into a reusable resource, leveraging his background as an engineer with a passion for building and innovation. David's journey into the tech world began in engineering, building Solar Boats and electric bikes. He then transitioned to energy management, arriving at the intersection of IT hardware and thermal management through trialing various immersion cooling solutions. Captivated by the potential of reusing server heat on a large scale, he co-founded Leafcloud in 2020 to bring this vision to life.    

David's innovative approach and dedication to sustainability have not only propelled Leafcloud forward but also made him a sought-after speaker at industry events worldwide. His insights and the company's groundbreaking work have been featured in the documentary "Clouded II: Does Cloud Cost the Earth?", highlighting the environmental impacts of cloud computing.     Outside of his professional endeavors, David is an avid cycle-smith, a proud father of two, and enjoys board games.


Sustainable IT Officer


Laurie Servais is Sustainable IT Officer at Airbus Commercial Aircraft and builds on the Sustainable IT Roadmap for a more sustainable information management system. She has international experience in strategic IT Procurement and challenges Airbus IT Supply chain in delivering more sustainable digital solutions and services. From training and awareness, to energy-efficient Data Centers, CO2 emission reports and Ecodesign guidelines for Application development she forsters sustainable digital projects to reach the end goal of Sustainable by Design.

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