[UCI-Calit2] Upcoming Event: Information Communication Technology workshop
Anna Lynn Spitzer
aspitzer at calit2.uci.edu
Fri Jan 9 15:06:33 PST 2009
Greening of the Internet Economy
Calit2 and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will host a
two-day workshop focused on how Information Communication Technology
(ICT) can be used to address issues of global change.
Date: Jan. 22-23, 2009
Location: UC San Diego
Abstract: With the new world focus on reducing carbon emissions
to fight global warming, it is time for the ICT sector to respond by
reducing energy usage in a dramatic way and ensuring ICT elements are
built "green." This symposium will provide an unprecedented opportunity
for decision-makers in key sectors (investment, technology, government
and business) to identify ways of building an Internet economy and
infrastructure to ensure a more sustainable future.
Sessions for the event include discussions of how California's landmark
AB32 legislation will be implemented, opportunities for greening
power-hungry data centers, how global corporate leaders are reducing
their carbon footprint, advances in energy and emerging technology,
intelligent transportation, smart buildings, driving consumer
efficiency, and the academic perspective on green ICT.
Speakers: Keynote speaker: Bill Wiehl, green energy czar for Google
Michael Peevey, president of the California Public Utilities Commission,
will provide an overview on the second day of California's efforts in
this important field.
Tom Bauman, CEO of Climate Check
Stephen Harper, global director for Intel Environmental and Energy
Scott Lang, president and CEO of Silver Spring Network
Rich Lechner, VP for energy and environment, IBM
Wolfgang Wagener, director of connected urban development, CISCO
Patricia Lawicki, senior vice-president, Pacific Gas and Electric
A full list of speakers can be found at
Seating for the event is limited with registration for the event online
Special rates for lodging are available at the Estancia La Jolla Hotel
and Spa ($249/night); please call 877.437.8262 and reference the
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