Green IT: Spotlight on Disruptive Innovation

Wednesday, July 27, 2011, 9:00am - 12:00pm PDT

Meeting in San Francisco

Green IT is at the forefront of technology innovation. From servers that use drastically less power to new chemistries that nearly eliminate electric conversion losses, disruptive innovation can translate into energy savings and lasting climate impact.But developing disruptive technologies that revolutionize energy use and distribution is only part of the puzzle. The goal of any big idea technology solution to fundamentally build a business focused on competitive advantage, long-term growth, and profitability.

 

In this Agrion meeting, we’ll hear case studies from some of the leading innovators in green IT. Topics to be discussed include: Identifying innovative technology solutions; goals of investing in green IT solutions; developing and creating disruptive business models.

 

Identifying Green IT Solutions

  • What criteria are in place for “innovative” Green IT solutions? Is it more than just energy conservation? (i.e. improvements in resource productivity, less chemicals, IT for sustainability technologies, mobility & home energy management solutions, etc.)
  • What is the business opportunity created by innovative Green IT solutions (e.g., risk management, cost reduction, revenue generation, etc.)? How can this opportunity be made relevant to CIOs and other CxOs?

Business opportunity - Risk management

  • How can innovative Green IT solutions help companies materially reduce operational risk (e.g. service reliability) or environmental liabilities? Please provide real-life examples of recent successes.
  • What are the "hottest" emerging solutions in this space? What solutions seem to be missing?

Business opportunity - Cost reduction

  • How can innovative Green IT solutions help companies reduce costs further than "traditional" Green IT solutions (e.g. virtualization)? Please provide real-life examples of recent successes
  • What are the "hottest" emerging solutions in this space? What solutions seem to be missing?

Business opportunity - Revenue and competitive advantage

  • How can innovative Green IT solutions trigger disruptive business models that create new revenue streams and competitive advantage, both for tech and non-tech companies? Please provide real-life examples of recent successes.
  • What are the "hottest" emerging solutions in this space? What solutions seem to be missing?

 

9:00am:    Networking Breakfast

9:30am:    Presentations / Panel Discussion / Q&A

11:00am:    End Panel / Networking

 

Speakers:

MegaWatt ConsultingKC Mares, President & CEO

Battery Ventures, Mike Dauber, Vice President

Power Assure, Emre Kulali, Director of Technical Marketing

Sentilla, Joe Polastre, CTO & Co-Founder

iTRACS Corporation, Dave Katona, VP Global Strategic Markets

 

Moderator:

PwCNic Delaye, Director, PwC Sustainable Business Solutions, Silicon Valley

 

Location: Co-hosted with PwC - 488 Almaden Boulevard, Floor 18, San Jose, CA 95110

 

Registration:

Log in to www.agrion.org or create a new profile.  Register below.

 

For questions or requests to join the panel, please email Derek Top:

Attendees list
39 people will attend this meeting, among them
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New Resource Bank
IT Director
CleantechU
Executive Director
CERL
ME
PwC
Director
Agrion
Business Development Associate
PwC
Director
HP
Business Consulting
Qspeed Semiconductor Inc.
CFO
Strategen
Director of Operations & Development
Strategen
Director of Operations & Development
SOFIES
CEO
Wells Fargo Tech Banking
Group Manager
Agrion
Data and Content Manager - West Coast
iTRACS
VP CPIM Solutions
Pricewaterhouse Coopers
Chief of Staff, Cleantech Practice
Deloitte
Director
JETRO
Research Analyst
NVIDIA
Director, CSR
Vigilent Corp.
Regional Sales manager
Carlson
Director
Clustered Systems
CEO
Itron
Principal Systems Architect
Better Place
Director Business Development, Asia
iTRACS
VP Global Strategic Markets
RealCom Associates
Power Solutions Manager
Power Assure
Director of Technical Marketing
Green Platform Corporation
CEO
MegaWatt Consulting, Inc.
President & Chief Energy Officer
Power Assure
VP of Marketing
Paper Battery Company
CEO
ENERGY STAR, US EPA
Data Center Product Lead
Enablon
Chef de Produit
Sentilla
Chief Technology Officer
Bessemer Venture Partners
Senior Associate
Price Waterhouse Coopers Adi
Director
gridplex networks
chairman
PageWell
Technical Writer
Helios Energy Management
COO
Green Platform Corporation
VP of Sales
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