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Forum to Address IT Sustainability
February 6, 2012
The Green Grid, a global consortium comprised of end users, policymakers, technology providers, facility architects and utility companies, is on a mission to address the resource issues facing today's data centers. The growing need for information technology, and the business demands required of IT equipment, strains resources such as power, cooling and space. The Green Grid Forum 2012, being held on March 6 and 7 at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose, CA, will address critical technology, business and sustainability-related issues facing today's business computing ecosystems. The Green Grid Forum 2012, titled Moving to Resource Efficient IT: Achieving Greater Productivity and Environmental Sustainability, aims to answer questions like: How can data center efficiency impact my business? What is the environmental impact as my company increases IT resource efficiency? And how can I calculate my business' carbon and water usage? The event will showcase emerging tools, metrics, best practices and case studies to help technical, sustainability and business decision makers understand how to improve resource efficiency without sacrificing performance. "In the past, The Green Grid's Technical Forum has been an opportunity to share the hard work and success of the industry over the past 12 months," said John Tuccillo, Schneider Electric representative and chairman of the board and president of The Green Grid. "This year, we've expanded the scope of the event to share not only accomplishments from a technical perspective, but to also focus on the business and sustainability issues related to resource efficient computing. We're thrilled to be able to gather such an expert group of presenters and panelists, and we think the topics that make up this year's agenda have much to offer to the industry." The full agenda can be found here. Keynote presentations will be given by Bob Cashner, SVP of Corporate Properties at Wells Fargo Bank, Chandrakant D. Patel, an HP Senior Fellow and director of the Sustainable Ecosystems Research Group at HP Laboratories, and Aaron Davis, chief marketing officer at Schneider Electric. For Forum videos and registration info, see the Green Grid website.