ADISA CONFERENCE 2024

SPEAKERS

We have a fantastic line up of industry leaders from within Information Technology, Cyber Security and Information Security whose expertise is second to none. More speakers are in the final sign off process and will be announced on this page soon.

SPEAKER PROFILES

Sebastien Farnaud
Professor in Bionnovation

Coventry University.

Session Synopsis

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Applications of Bioleaching technology for the development of sustainable processes using bacteria to recover previous metals from E-waste.

As critical elements become rarer, urban mining is the promising new source of materials, where e-waste becomes e-source! However, as traditional recycling methods are too often unsustainable, it is not just about recycling, it is about recycling sustainably. We developed sustainable processes using Bioleaching technology, which uses non-toxic microorganisms to extract metals, and offers a simple, environmentally friendly approach that avoids the use of high energy, the production of toxic waste and high Carbon footprint.

ABOUT SPEAKER

Sebastien is Professor of Enterprise and Innovation, in the Institute of Health and Well-being at Coventry University, where he provides strategic direction, leadership and management of Enterprise and Innovation to develop the academic portfolio within research Centres. His own research interests comprise several areas for the application of biotechnology in the development of sustainable methods. His funding portfolio includes a number of collaborative schemes with industry, including several KTPs and Innovate UK projects, among several partnerships for Bioleaching technology applications for the recovery of metals from Electronic Waste https://www.coventry.ac.uk/business/our-services/projects/current-projects/bioleaching/
Professor Farnaud, has 26 years' experience in Biotechnology in Life Sciences, with expertise in microbiology, biochemistry, biotechnology and biomedical sciences. With an excellent track record in publishing research of international impact, he is currently involved in several projects that targets the development of sustainable technology including for the recycling of metals but also plastics.

Richard Kenny
Managing Director

Interact.

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Understanding the IT lifecycle - when does product life extension make the most sense.

Looking at Re-use, refurbishment and remanufacture through multiple lenses - performance, cost and environmental impact.

ABOUT SPEAKER

Rich is the Managing Director at Interact, a world leading environmental consultancy utilising circular economy machine learning software, and Visiting Research Fellow in the School of Engineering at London South Bank University (LSBU).
His research and development focus are hardware energy efficiency and the environmental and economic impacts of IT hardware during creation, use and disposal. He is a firm believer in the circular economy and sustainable solutions for IT hardware.
He has contributed to the UK’s Industrial Strategy, European Legislation (EcoDesign Directive, EU taxonomy on Energy Efficiency) and his research has been published in internationally renowned academic journals (IEEE, Elsevier), conferences (LCM, ICAC, GECOST) and anthologies.

Mat Jordan
CEO

Procurri.

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ABOUT SPEAKER

Mat Jordan has over 25 years’ experience within the IT sector, currently the CEO of Procurri. Joining Procurri in 2014 as Sales Director for UK after the acquisition of Tindirect by Procurri and was appointed Head of EMEA in 2016. Progressing to Global Head of Lifecycle Services in 2020
and appointed Global Head of Operations in 2022. Mat participated in a management buyout of Tindirect Ltd in 2005, following which he became an owner of the holding company, Tinglobal. Mat has worked with numerous venture capitalists raising capital and participated in business sales, acquisitions and mergers. Mat Graduated from Southampton Solent University with a BA(Hons) Business Studies.