UKtech50: Andy Beale, Digital disruption and digital sustainability

Computer Weekly hosted an event at the Science Museum in London to coincide with the announcement of the UKtech50 list of the most influential people in UK IT. We invited top IT leaders to share their great ideas for how to innovate with IT, influence the role of technology in their organisation, and inspire their peers. This video is one of a series of the speakers talking to the audience of IT leaders.

Digital disruption of the media industry has been well documented. But what impact does this have on the environmental sustainability of a media business? The Guardian has teamed up with the University of Bristol and the University of Surrey to run research projects to help understand how digital is contributing to its own sustainability both positively and negatively. In this presentation, Andy Beale will cover how these partnerships are helping the Guardian during its business model transformation from print to digital and what they have learned so far.

Andy Beale – Technology Director, Guardian News & Media
Andy Beale is the technology director at Guardian News & Media (GNM). GNM, publisher of the Guardian, Observer and, is recognised for its pioneering approach to technology-driven changes in journalism. It was the first UK newspaper organisation to commit sustained investment to digital technologies, and its web presence now reaches a global audience of more than 50 million people every month. Andy most recently he has led the adoption of cloud computing and global IT sourcing at the company.

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