Schedule of speaker sessions and events at this year's ADISA Conference.

17th October 2024. The Queen Elizabeth II Centre, London
With two conference streams this is the leading product lifecycle event in Europe.



8:45 - 9:30Welcome and Registration
Speaker: Steve Mellings – ADISA
Welcome information and an opportunity to explore the event and exhibitors.
9:30 - 10:00Understanding about the Kitemark for refurbished hardware.
Speaker: Callum Snell - BSI
BSI have issued the Kitemark to several companies as confirmation of the quality of their refurbished devices. This session explains the process and the benefits for buyers of technology.
10:00 - 10:30How to report on Scope 3 emission when disposing of Assets
Speaker: Awaiting Approval
The ability to report on how the product lifecycle is extended can be hugely beneficial for organisations when reporting their own Scope 3. Hear how this has been successfully (and credibly) done.
10:30 - 11:00Exhibition TimeGet some refreshments and meet our exhibitors
11:00 - 11:30Understanding GDPR Certification Schemes
Speaker: Sarah Carr - UK Information Commissioner's Office
As head of certification at the ICO, Sarah explains what these schemes are and how beneficial the use of them can be for organisations seeking compliance to GDPR.
11:30 – 12:00Dispelling the myth that second hand is second rate
Speaker: Rich Kenny - Interact
Rich shares recent research and results that proves that refurbished IT equipment performs identical to new empowering the refurbisher community to dispel the myth that second hand is second rate.
12:00 – 12:30Understanding Accreditation
Speaker: Alastair Hunter - UKAS
The difference between certification and accreditation is explained by Alastair and highlights the important role UKAS has in building assurance on the use of certifications.
12:30 – 13:30Exhibition and Lunch
13:30 - 14:00Understanding the new global Data Sanitisation Standard IEEE 2883:2022
Speaker: JonMichael Hands Co-Author for IEEE 2883
A new standard for media sanitization was introduced in 2022. Hear from one of the authors on how this standard was developed and how it can help organizations extend the product lifecycle through re-use.
14:00 – 14:30How to promote product re-use through risk management and the correct use of vendor specifications.
Speaker: Steve Mellings ADISA
Extending the product lifecycle is often not embraced due to fear of data loss and non-compliance. Hear how a risk based strategy can overcome fear and embrace circularity
14:30 - 15:00Exhibition Get some refreshments and meet our exhibitors
15:00– 15:30Bio-Leaching – The future of recycling
Speaker: Sebastien Farnaud – Coventry University
As critical elements become rarer, urban mining is the promising new source of materials but classic recycling methods are not sustainable. Bioleaching, which uses non-toxic, non-pathogenic microorganisms to solubilise metals, offers a simple, environmentally friendly approach that avoids using toxic chemicals and large amount of energy.
15:30 - 16:00Rubbish in, definitely rubbish out. The importance of Eco-Design.
Speaker: Awaiting Approval
The need to design ourselves a better future is essential to stop the ever increasing tide of electronic waste. Hear how this is being achieved today to benefit us tomorrow.
16:00 - 16:30Break and Exhibition
16:30 - 17:00What is the role of the ITAM professional in managing the product lifecycle?
Speaker: Martin Thompson - ITAM Review
Infrastructure responsibility can sit across many different business processes. The role of the IT Asset Manager is crucial to maximise its potential.
17:00 - 17:30Bridging the digital divide.
Speaker: Paul Finnis
We live in an unequal society with millions in the UK still unable to be part of the digital community. We all have a role to play in helping us ensure people are not left behind.
Drinks Reception

9.30 - 10.00 PANEL SESSION: What makes a modern ITAD ?
Moderator: Andrew Kroeger Co-Founder CypherBlk
This 4 person panel will debate what make an ITAD successful in 2024 and beyond.
10.00 - 10.30Dealing with the volatility of the 2nd user market
Speaker: Mat Jordan
Mat's got over 25 years experience in the sector and as CEO of Procurri is very well placed to talk about the global 2nd user market.
10.30 - 11.00TBC
11.00 - 11.30TBC
11.30 - 13.30Exhibition and Lunch
13:30 - 14:00Understanding the Right to Repair
Speaker: Jan Hoogstrate - Free ICT Europe
For 10 years Jan has been lobbying for change to allow for great re-use in the aftermarket. This session outlines where the current legislation is within the EU and the opportunity this affords ITAD.
14:00 – 14:30PANEL SESSION: Insight into the EU ITAD Marketplace
Moderator: TBC
The assumption that the industry is the same across EU borders is discussed and differences explored by this panel.
14:30 – 15:00Exhibition
15.00 - 15.30PANEL SESSION: The challenges of Data Sanitisation for ITADs
Moderator: TBC
There are many operational challenges for ITADs to covercome when sanitising storage media. This pancel debate discusses how the overcome them.
15.30 - 16.00TBC
16:00 – 16:30Exhibition
16:30 – 17:00UK Assurance Schemes.
Speaker: Awaiting Approval
With the demise of the CPA product approval where does the future lie for UK Assurance Schemes?

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