Keynote Speakers

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Keynote Speaker 1 : Roger Tipley

  • Affiliation: Chairman of the Board and President, The Green Grid; Vice President of Industry and Government Alliances,
    Schneider Electric.
  • Biography:

The Green Grid Association’s president and chairman of the board Roger Tipley also serves as vice president for global industry and government alliances in Schneider Electric’s IT Business, with world-wide responsibilities to drive improvements in industry standards and government policies that affect the ICT and datacenter industry.  As a founding board member, for the past nine years Roger has contributed to the success of The Green Grid Association and as an electrical engineer, Roger works on several committees of The Green Grid. 

Roger also participates in industry influencing associations such as the Information Technology Industry Council and DigitalEurope, and has contributed to the development of ENERGY STAR and EPEAT sustainability programs.  To date, the US Patent and Trademark Office has granted 22 patents to Mr. Tipley for inventions related to computer architecture and power/thermal management of data centers.

  • Keynote Speech Title:  DfX: ICT Design for Sustainability
  • Keynote Speech Abstract:  

Thanks to the engineers that have made Moore’s Law and other ICT and data center technology advances possible, we have achieved a decades-long, rapid and exponential growth in the capacity of compute and storage, and in the networks that interconnect those resources. Parkinson’s Law, when applied software and data has also proved to be true, where software and data hungrily consume all available memory and compute resources regardless of how fast those resources grow. 

That growth and the continual search for solutions that break performance and capacity bottlenecks is good news for those who pursue careers developing hardware and software to more effectively navigate and analyze the data tsunamis that are heading our way. This keynote will challenge our technology developers to consider design choices that balance requirements for performance, reliability, availability and other economic concerns with requirements for environmentally responsible design, supply chain, operation and end-of life choices in the equipment you design.

 

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Keynote Speaker 2 : Matthew Peterson

  • Affiliation: Principal, SWI Venture LLC; Publisher, Vertatique.com
  • Biography: 

Matt Peterson has brought ITC products to international markets advancing the effectiveness of professionals in design engineering, architecture, media, and healthcare. As co-founder and president of a company delivering a multi-tenant SAS application, Matt’s inquiry into the cost-basis of his ever-growing datacenter infrastructure sparked his interest in Green ICT.

Matt works to develop green ICT competencies in industry/professional organizations and businesses in media, biotech, real estate, business services, and other sectors. His Vertatique.com blog and @GReenICT Twitter deliver information to the global Green ICT community. He is a frequent speaker on Green ICT and other technology industry topics and is sourced by print and online media outlets serving trade/professional segments and the general public.

Matt's work with applied communications ranged from work with the World Health Organization to improve field trial data collection to the introduction of digital formats in the television industry. He worked with carriers and equipment manufacturers to create some of the first commercial broadband video services, was instrumental in the creation of Video Services Forum and produced the first VidTrans conferences.

  • Keynote Speech Title:   Green ICT– Bigger Than We Ever Imagined
  • Keynote Speech Abstract:  

Sustainability in information and communications technologies (Green ICT) focuses on the reduction of resources consumed and toxins emitted in the creation of ICT products and the delivery of ICT-based services. It has grown in scope over the past 10 years to impact every aspect of global society, from advanced technologies to developing economies. This understanding of Green ICT presents opportunities for researchers, product developers, and service providers in both public and private sectors to contribute to lessening the impact ICT expansion is having on the planet’s physical and social environment.

This keynote will examine the growth of Green ICT along several important vectors. The digital revolution in industries ranging from healthcare to broadcast has expanded the definition of ICT equipment and of ICT infrastructures. The recognition of Green ICT challenges has grown from facility-centric to embrace connectivity and edge gear. Green ICT is connected to social change through conflict minerals, ICT for development (ICT4D) and other movements. Green ICT has truly grown bigger than we ever imagined.