Green:Net 2010: Internet, Computing Are Key to Fighting Climate Change


The Internet and computing fundamentally changed the way we communicate, work and consume entertainment — devices like the iPad, and applications like Twitter were unimaginable a decade ago. The same tools that brought this transformation — software, chips, communication networks — will be keys to fighting climate change, and will create a world that is more energy efficient. On April 29 in San Francisco, we’re holding our second annual Green:Net 2010 conference, which focuses on ways that IT can fight climate change, including the smart grid, connected cars, carbon software and energy management.

We already have a great lineup of speakers including:

  • Steve Jurvetson, Managing Director at Draper Fisher Jurvetson
  • Bill Weihl, Google’s Green Energy Czar
  • Jason Few, President of Reliant Energy
  • Dian Grueneich, Commissioner for the California Public Utilities Commission
  • Laura Ipsen, SVP and GM, Smart Grid, Cisco
  • Eric Dresselhuys, EVP, Silver Spring Networks

For the complete list of speakers see our Green:Net 2010 website here, and we’ll be adding more high-profile speakers over the coming weeks and months. Last year’s event sold out, so buy tickets early to make sure you get into this year’s event.

It’s the entrepreneurs and investors that cut their teeth in the Internet and computing revolutions that are now developing the latest greentech innovations. Come to Green:Net 2010 to hear their latest ideas and trends for how information technology can be leveraged to reduce global warming.

We’ll look at topics like: what’s next for the smart grid, how utilities can use IT to get ready for the influx of electric vehicles, how the web can be used to replace atoms with bits, what do Internet giants Google (s GOOG) and Microsoft (s MSFT) see in the energy industry, and how policy can spur all of this. Don’t miss it.

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