I’m very excited to officially announce our third annual GreenNet conference, which focuses on digital energy, or how information technology — from software to networks to the web — can fight climate change! We’ll be holding GreenNet 2011 on April 21, 2011, at the Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco, and you can buy early bird tickets here.
We already have an incredible list of speakers for GreenNet 2011 (see list below), and I’m adding new speakers every day. Topics we’ll cover at GreenNet 2011 include the smart grid, connected cars, energy software, greener data centers and energy storage management. Speakers include:
- NRG Energy CEO, David Crane
- Autodesk CEO, Carl Bass
- DOE’s Loan Chief, Jonathan Silver
- Microsoft Environmental Chief, Rob Bernard
- Google’s Green Energy Czar, Bill Weihl
- Yahoo’s Director of Climate and Energy Strategy, Christina Page
- Control4′s CEO, Will West
- OPower’s CEO, Daniel Yates
- Cisco’s SVP, Emerging Technologies Business Group, Marthin De Beer
- Otherlab Founder, Saul Griffith
- Foundation Capital Partner, Steve Vassallo
- Claremont Capital Partner, Nat Goldhaber
New this year, we’ll feature 10 GreenNet Big Ideas, which will be the 10 most innovative startups and entrepreneurs that are tapping into digital energy. Submit your companies to our Big Ideas section, and we’ll announce the winners in mid-March.
While there are a lot of green technology conferences out there, GreenNet is the only one that highlights how the technologies created in the Internet and computing revolutions can lead to energy efficiency and a more sustainable use of resources. According to the Climate Group, information and communications technologies could reduce global greenhouse gas emissions by 15 percent below business as usual by 2020.
If you want to sponsor GreenNet 2011 contact Mike Sly at eventsales AT gigaom.com. Hurry, because sponsorships are filling up fast.
Come join me at GreenNet 2011!
(Image is of Jerry Brown who spoke at GreenNet 2010)