Green IT: How Information Technology is Transforming How We Use and Produce Energy

Monday, November 17, 2008 - 9:00am to 10:30am
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Not much attention has been paid to the role of information technology (IT) in reducing carbon emissions; in fact, some people even see IT as contributing to the problem because the IT infrastructure and devices themselves consume electricity. Yet by transforming all sectors of the economy and society—from e-commerce and just-in-time manufacturing to telecommuting and clean alternative energy technologies—IT is allowing the U.S. economy to become more energy efficient and less carbon intensive.

In this event, ITIF will discuss the findings from the report, Digital Quality of Life: Energy that explores the impact of IT on energy. In addition, ITIF will be joined by a panel of experts from leading IT companies to discuss new innovations in energy-efficient computing, the overall net impact of IT on energy consumption, strategies to promote “green” uses of IT.

Panelists: 
Robert D. Atkinson
President
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Presenter
Daniel Castro
Vice President
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Presenter
Matt Krupnick
Government Affairs Policy Counsel
Dell
Presenter
David Isaacs
Vice President
Semiconductor Industry Association
Presenter
Jennifer Sanford
Senior Manager, International Trade and Environment
Cisco Global Policy & Government Affairs
Presenter
Jeff Brueggeman
Vice President, Public Policy
AT&T
Presenter
Lincoln Hoewing
Vice President, Internet and Technology Policy
Verizon Communications
Presenter