Green Software Foundation Announces New Leadership Appointments: Sanjay Podder Takes Helm as Chair, Chris Lloyd-Jones Elected as Vice Chair

Posted on February 8th, 2024


Green Software Foundation Announces New Leadership Appointments: Sanjay Podder Takes Helm as Chair, Chris Lloyd-Jones Elected as Vice Chair

Delaware, February 8, 2024 – The Green Software Foundation (GSF) proudly announces new leadership appointments within its Steering Committee. Sanjay Podder, managing director and global lead for Technology Sustainability Innovation at Accenture, takes on the role of Chair of the Board, succeeding Asim Hussain, recently appointed as Executive Director. Joining Sanjay as vice chair is Chris Lloyd-Jones, Head Architect and Strategy, Next Architecture and Transformation for the Office of the CTO at Avanade.

Accenture is a founding member of the Green Software Foundation, and Sanjay Podder brings tremendous knowledge and experience in sustainable digital practices. His leadership has already catalyzed significant advancements across the Foundation, rallying leaders from multiple enterprises to adopt and advocate for green software engineering standards and practices. Sanjay’s forward-thinking approach applies advancements in AI technology to drive sustainability in software design and deployment.

"We see technology as pivotal in forging a sustainable future for both businesses and society," Sanjay said. “We are committed to working alongside the Green Software Foundation to transform this vision into actionable solutions.”

Chris Lloyd-Jones is dedicated to leveraging open source for sustainable software practices and building community networks to raise awareness of green software design and development. His impactful projects include establishing Avanade’s Green Software Engineering practice, and the OpenUK Sustainability Blueprints project.

“I'm energized by the potential to instill green software principles in the next generation of practitioners. I’m invested in bringing more emerging talent into the ecosystem to experiment and share real-world applications of green software,” Chris adds.

The Steering Committee remains steadfast in its commitment to accelerating industry-wide adoption of green software principles, expanding the global network of trained green software practitioners, and advancing knowledge, culture, and tooling to reduce the environmental impacts of software. Chairs serve a two-year term.

The Foundation invites all stakeholders to congratulate Sanjay and Chris on their new roles. The Steering Committee includes Accenture, Avanade, BCG X, GitHub, Globant, Intel, Microsoft, NTT Data, Siemens, Thoughtworks, and UBS. Additional organizations are welcome to contribute to GSF’s governance.

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The Green Software Foundation (GSF) is a nonprofit organization under the Linux Foundation. It aims to create a trusted ecosystem of people, standards, tooling, and best practices for building green software. Members of the GSF represent a balanced mix of for-profits, nonprofits, and academia from around the globe and include several Fortune Global 500 firms. The Foundation operates by consensus. Four Working Groups — Standards, Policy, Opensource, and Community — currently oversee the Foundation's ongoing projects.

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