It turns out we are still dumping a great deal of our e-waste from computers and electronic appliances in China, India, and Africa. In my recent trip to China and India, I saw how kids dismantle these stuff using their hand and chisels. In India they were burning them and young men and women breathing the dioxins generated from the electronics. Much of these equipment have high concentration of lead, Mercury, and other serious chemicals that have major health affects on the people. I also realized that some of the ewaste is going through the charitable contributions made of these equipment. Can we, as a IT professionals push for lead-free IT equipment and electronics and better control over our ewaste in the third world countries?
Featured Blogger Atefeh (Atti) Riazi
Atefeh (Atti) Riazi Senior Partner and Chief Information Officer of Ogilvy and Mather Worldwide, a leading global Marketing and Communications agency with 497 offices in 125 countries supporting more than 2,300 clients. With over 17,000 employees worldwide working in over fifty languages Ogilvy and Mather's client list includes a roster of blue chip brands that include; American Express, BP, DuPont, Ford, SAP, Cisco, IBM, Kodak, Kraft, Motorola and many others.
In her role as CIO, her focus is in driving the technology strategy to create efficient business processes across the organization. Throughout her career, she has had a tremendous track record of innovation and successful large-scale deployments allowing for productivity gains and competitive advantage.
Atti oversees the global systems and infrastructure network supporting an integrated, cross-discipline organization providing marketing communications across all media. Under Atti's leadership Ogilvy and Mather has earned a place on InformationWeek's 500 list of innovative IT organizations and is viewed in the advertising sector as a leader in new and innovative technologies.
Atti is a graduate of electrical engineering with over 25 years experience managing large organizations, private and public, in the manufacturing, engineering, advertising and transportation sectors. Most recently, she was Vice President and CIO of Technology for MTA New York City Transit responsible for implementing the $1.5B MetroCard in New York City.
Atti has published many articles and studies. She speaks frequently on issues involving technology, organizations and work. She has delivered keynote addresses and seminars globally and serves on the Board of major financial and marketing organizations.