Greening the Internet Economy: Workshop Webcasts Now Available for On-Demand Viewing

By Alex Matthews

San Diego, January 29, 2009 -- Calit2 recently co-hosted a "Greening the Internet Economy" symposium in collaboration with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). Nearly 200 attendees showed up for the public-private conference, which featured keynote talks by Google's Green Energy Czar, Bill Weihl, and CPUC President Michael Peevey. The informal panel discussions included representatives from industry, regulatory agencies, academia and non-governmental agencies. All of the sessions were webcast live, and the streaming videos are now available for on-demand viewing below; just click on the video link or the companion image. [Windows Media player and broadband connection required; for any trouble viewing the videos,  click here for troubleshooting instructions .]


Larry Smarr
Welcome to Day One
Larry Smarr, Director, Calit2
Rachelle Chong, Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission
Length: 16:06 [video]
Bill Weihl
Keynote: A Vision for a Green IT Future
Bill Weihl, Green Energy Czar, Google and Co-Chair
Climate Savers Computing Initiative
Length: 41:23 [video]
California?s AB 32 and Information Communication Technology
California’s AB 32 and Information Communication Technology
Moderator: State Senator Martha M. Escuita, 30th Senate District
• Darren Bouton Deputy Cabinet Secretary to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
• Anthony Eggert Science and Technology Advisor to Chairman Nichols
• Sunne McPeak President and CEO, California Emerging Technology Fund
• Dan Pellissier Cal/EPA Deputy Secretary for Energy Policy Coordination
Length: 59:00 [video]
Greening the Power Hungry Data Center
Greening the Power Hungry Data Center
Moderator: Rajesh Gupta, Professor and QUALCOMM Endowed Chair, Computer Science and Engineering, UCSD
• Jud Cooley Senior Director, Sun Modular Datacenter, Sun Microsystems
• Rich Lechner VP, Energy & Environment, IBM
• Horst Simon Associate Laboratory Director for Computing Sciences, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
• Jim VanderPas General Manager, NE Region, UTC Power/UTC Fuel Cells
Length: 59:37 [video]
Reducing your ICT Carbon Footprint
Reducing Your ICT Carbon Footprint
Moderator: Lisa Bicker, President, CleanTECH San Diego
• Tom Baumann CEO, ClimateCheck
• Margaret Bruce Western Regional Director-US, The Climate Group
• Stephen Harper Global Director, Environmental and Energy Policy, Intel
• Richard Kaufmann HP Distinguished Technologist, Hewlett-Packard
Length: 58:01 [video]
Steve Relyea
Reception and Technology Demonstrations
Steve Relyea, Vice Chancellor, Business Affairs, UC San Diego
Length: 20:31 [video]

Rachelle Chong
Welcome to Day Two
Rachelle Chong, Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission
Larry Smarr, Director, Calit2
Length: 12:07 [video]
Michael R. Peevey
Opening Address: California’s Public and Private Sectors Advancing Innovation, Efficiency and New Technology to meet the ICT Challenge
Michael R. Peevey
President, California Public Utilities Comission
Length: 30:40 [video]
Capitalizing on Advances in the Energy Sector & Emerging Technologies
Capitalizing on Advances in the Energy Sector & Emerging Technologies
Moderator: Dan Gatti, Senior Vice President-Worldwide Market Operations, Verari
• Joseph Heinzmann Director of Business Development, Fuel Cell Energy
• Scott Lang President and CEO, Silver Spring Networks
• Allan Schurr Vice President, Strategy & Development, IBM Global Energy & Utilities
• Ron Tessitore Vice President of Advanced Applications Platforms, Qualcomm
Length: 1:10:44 [video]
ICT and Smart Buildings: Building Management Systems, Communications Platforms and More
ICT and Smart Buildings: Building Management Systems, Communications Platforms and More
Moderator: Margaret Bruce, Western Regional Director-US, The Climate Group
• Gareth Ashley Associate, Arup Group
• Jim Meacham Director of Advanced Energy Systems, CTG Energetics, Inc.
• Wolfgang Wagener Director, Connected Urban Development Program, Cisco Systems
• Jim Young Founder and CEO, Realcom
Length: 56:41 [video]
ICT and Intelligent Transportation
ICT and Intelligent Transportation
Moderator: Jerry Sheehan, Manager for Government Programs, Calit2/UCSD
• Jonn Axsen Graduate Researcher, Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Research Center, UC Davis
• Dave Barthmuss Manager of Public Policy, Environment & Energy, GM
• Will Recker Institute for Transportation Studies, UCI
• Shahin Sepassi Intelligent Transportation Systems Project Manager and District 11 Branch Chief, Caltrans
Length: 1:03:05 [video]
ICT, Efficiency and the Consumer
ICT, Efficiency and the Consumer
Moderator: Keri Bolding, Senior Communications Advisor, California Public Utilities Comission
• Dave Anderson EVP of Product Development, Verari
• David Hsieh Vice President of Marketing, Emerging Technologies, Cisco
• Beth Shiroishi Executive Director, Citizenship and Sustainability, AT&T
• Patricia Lawicki SVP and Chief Information Officer, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Length: 57:19 [video]
Academic ICT and Green Cyberinfrastructure
Academic ICT and Green Cyberinfrastructure
Moderator: Larry Smarr, Harry E. Gruber Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering and Director of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology.
• Bill St. Arnaud Chief Research Officer, CANARIE Inc.
• Thomas DeFanti Senior Research Scientist, Calit2, UC San Diego
• Wendell Brase Vice Chancellor for Operations, UC Irvine
• Gary Baldwin Director of Special Projects for Energy and the Environment, CITRIS, UC Berkeley
Length: 1:00:30 [video]
Closing Session
Closing Session: The Path Forward – Multi-Sector Collaboration
Moderators (l-r): Rachelle Chong and Larry Smarr
Length: 26:07 [video]

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