Speakers at the first Sustainability Virtual Summit: Smart ICT
UNEP Executive Director
United Nations Under-Secretary General
Director-General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi
Acting on the nomination of Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the UN General Assembly unanimously elected Achim Steiner as the Executive Director of UNEP on 16 March 2006 for a four-year term, effective 15 June 2006. He becomes the fifth Executive Director in UNEP's history. Effective 1 March 2009, Achim was also appointed Director-General of the UN Offices at Nairobi (UNON).
Before joining UNEP, Achim served as Director General of the World Conservation Union (IUCN) from 2001 to 2006. IUCN is widely regarded as one of the most influential and highly respected organizations in the field of conservation, environment and natural resources management. He held responsibility for the management and oversight of 1,000 staff located in 42 countries.
His professional track record in the fields of sustainable development policy and environmental management, his first-hand knowledge of civil society, governmental and international organizations, as well as his global experience spanning five continents, make him an excellent choice to lead the United Nations Environment Programme.
His professional career has included assignments with governmental, non-governmental and international organizations in different parts of the world. In Washington, where he was Senior Policy Advisor of IUCN's Global Policy Unit, he led the development of new partnerships between the environment community, the World Bank and the United Nations system. In Southeast Asia he worked as Chief Technical Advisor on a programme for the sustainable management of Mekong River watersheds and community-based natural resources management. In 1998 he was appointed Secretary-General of the World Commission on Dams, based in South Africa, where he managed a global programme of work to bring together the public sector, civil society and the private sector in a global policy process on dams and development.
He worked both at grassroots level as well as at the highest levels of international policy-making to address the interface between environmental sustainability, social equity and economic development.
Achim, a German national, was born in Brazil in 1961, where he lived for ten years. His educational background includes a BA from the University of Oxford as well as an MA from the University of London with specialization in development economics, regional planning, and international development and environment policy. He also studied at the German Development Institute in Berlin as well as the Harvard Business School. He serves on a number of international advisory boards, including the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED).
Senior Vice President
Orange Business Services
Dr. Helmut Reisinger is senior vice president, Europe at Orange Business Services. Helmut has 15 years experience in enterprise markets and solutions with his business focus enabling strategic revenue growth while improving operational results. His mission is to position Orange Business Services as the leading enterprise communications services provider overseeing the delivery of the full portfolio of value-added service offerings to customer throughout Western and Central Europe. Based in Eschborn near Frankfurt, Reisinger reports to Barbara Dalibard, president and CEO of Orange Business Services and is a member of the Executive Committee. Prior to joining Orange Business Services, Helmut was vice president Western Europe at Avaya Inc. Before joining Avaya, Helmut was CEO of private equity owned NextiraOne Germany and a member of their European Executive Committee. Prior to that, Helmut also held several leadership positions during his nine-year career with Alcatel Austria with his last position being managing director of Alcatel's enterprise activities in Austria. A native of Austria, Helmut is a graduate of Vienna University for Economics and Business Adminsitration, CEMS Masters Program at WU Wien with terms at Hochschule St Gallen and ESCCA Angers. Helmut speaks German, English, Spanish and French
Senior Vice President
Global Enterprise Theatre & Cisco Services, European Markets
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Nick Earle specializes in developing innovative services-led strategies to help customers solve their toughest business challenges and enable partners accelerate their profitability with Cisco technologies and solutions.
Earle is the co-lead for the Global Enterprise Theatre which serves the business needs of Cisco's largest Global Enterprise accounts by delivering a model for next-generation client relationships via new business models, solutions and strategic partnerships. Earle also leads the Cisco Services business across the 20 countries that comprise the European Markets. Cisco Services is a growing part of Cisco's overall business, with revenues in excess of US$7 billion annually.
With nearly 30 years IT industry experience, Earle has held a number of senior management positions. Prior to joining Cisco, he served as CEO at StreamServe Inc., one of Europe's largest privately held software companies and President of EMEA Operations at Ariba, a leading e-procurement company. Previously, Earle spent 18 years at Hewlett Packard, where he held several high profile roles in Europe and the US—eventually rising to Chief Marketing Officer for HP's US$35 billion enterprise computing business. He also served as President of HP's Internet business, one of only two pan-HP business units.
Earle is a recognised expert in emerging business models and the role collaboration and e-business plays in delivering value and profit. He has co-authored two business books—Mesh Collaboration: Creating New Business Value in the Network of Everything released in 2008 and From Dot.com to Dot.profit published in 2000.
Earle has an honorary doctorate in computing science. He is married with two daughters and lives in Surrey, England.
VP Global Strategic Marketing
Vineeth Ram joined Panduit Corp. 3 years ago as the Vice President of Global Marketing with worldwide responsibility for the marketing function. Prior to joining Panduit, Vineeth spent about 7 years at IBM where he held leadership marketing roles in the Software, Services and Systems Groups. Before IBM, Vineeth was a Senior Manager at Dell in a leadership marketing role. His experience also includes stints at 3M and Advanced Micro Devices in Brand Management, Product Marketing and Strategic Marketing. Vineeth received a BE in Mechanical Engineering from Anna University, India, a M.S. in Systems Engineering from Wright State University, Dayton OH and a M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, TX.
Jean-Marc Lagoutte, Ecole Superieure d'Electricité (SUPELEC) plus Columbia University, has been the CIO of Group Danone for a little more than six years following an international career. In his role he defines the IT strategy and implements it by means of a global IT organization. He gives particular importance to the integration of IT Governance throughout the enterprise because he sees IT first and foremost as an agent of change (in the business). He is convinced that the emergence of the environmental dimension and new economic deals will irreversibly change current models and sees this as an enthralling challenge for his function. He is also the Vice President of CIGREF (French CIO Association), responsible for supplier relations.
VP & Chief Technology Officer, Emerging Technologies Group
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Based in San Jose, California, Guido Jouret is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Cisco's Emerging Technologies Group (ETG), which is responsible for incubating Cisco's future billion-dollar businesses. In this role, he evaluates new product and market opportunities, ensures architectural tie-in between the emerging technologies and Cisco's core products, and is responsible for developing and communicating Cisco's thought leadership on new technologies. He is also the general manager for early-stage business units, leading them through initial product development. He also developed the company's Video and Smart Grid strategies. He is a dynamic and engaging speaker, rated among the company's top 5 presenters and is frequently asked to present the company's strategy and vision to top customers and conferences.
Prior to his role as CTO, Guido was the global head of the Innovation Team of Cisco's Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG). His team was responsible for developing new methods, architectures, and business cases to help Cisco's key customers successfully adopt Internet-based technologies. Prior to this role, Guido held a similar position for the Asia Pacific region, where he worked with Asia's leading corporations and governments, advising them on how they could best develop IT strategies to leverage the latest technologies. Prior to his position in IBSG, Guido was responsible for information systems for Cisco's sites in EMEA (Europe Middle-East and Africa), heading up a team of 600 IT specialists, with budget responsibility of 100M$. His team was responsible for delivering all IT infrastructure and applications for Cisco in EMEA. Specific areas of responsibility included: Networking & Telecoms, Datacenter, Security, Help Desk, Desktop, Operations, and applications areas (Sales, Marketing, Finance, HR). Guido was in charge of defining Cisco EMEA's IT strategy, communication, implementation and coordination of the activities of a distributed multinational team. Global application implementations included Oracle Financials, PeopleSoft, and Siebel. He also out-tasked application development, desktop services, and various other IT functions using a core vs. context analysis methodology.
Prior to joining Cisco, Guido was responsible for IT in the R&D division of Beaufour-Ipsen Pharmaceutical Group. Before that, Guido worked as software co-ordinator at the London Parallel Applications Centre, where he developed software strategy. He commenced his career as a research associate at the Imperial College for Science, Technology and Medicine, London. Guido has a B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA, USA), a DIC (Diploma of Imperial College), and PhD in Computing from Imperial College (UK).
United Nations Global Compact
Georg Kell is the Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact, the world's largest voluntary corporate responsibility initiative with more than 6,000 participants in over 130 countries. Spanning more than two decades, his career with the United Nations began in 1987 at the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva. In 1997, Mr. Kell joined the Office of the UN Secretary-General in New York, where he spearheaded the development of new strategies to enhance private sector engagement with the work of the United Nations. As one of the Global Compact's key architects, he has led the initiative since its launch in 2000, building the most widely recognized global business platform on human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption. Prior to joining the UN System, Mr. Kell worked as a researcher at the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany and as a financial analyst evaluating multinational companies' investment portfolios in Asia and Africa. A native of Germany, he holds advanced degrees in economics and engineering from the Technical University of Berlin.
Vice President of Marketing, Brand and External Communications
Orange Business Services
As Vice President of Marketing, Brand and External Communications Axel Haentjens is responsible for Orange Business Services worldwide multinational market as well as the French B2B market (from multinational to SMEs). His mission is to provide strategic direction to the global marketing, brand and external communications program. Mr. Haentjens' responsibilities include managing the marketing plan process and the brand. It encompasses the management of all external communications channels, including media relations, advertizing, online communications, collaterals and customer communications. Prior to this position, Axel Haentjens served as head of Marketing for Orange Business Services as well as head of Strategy and Business Development for Equant (now Orange Business Services). Before the merger between Equant and Global One, Axel Haentjens served as head of Marketing for Global One, a post he held from July 2000 until June 2001. Prior to that, Axel Haentjens served as vice president of France Telecom Data Networks and Services, from February 1999 until July 2000. In 1996, Axel Haentjens created the Strategy and Product Development departments within France Telecom Transpac. Axel Haentjens joined France Telecom Transpac in 1995 as a country delegate in charge of supervision and control of European affiliates. Before joining France Telecom, Axel Haentjens held positions as vice president for Strategy, Marketing and International at SG2, a software affiliate of the French bank; CEO of an affiliated start-up; and marketing manager and business unit director at SEGIN, a software company. He began his career as a strategic consultant with the SEMA Group. A native of France, Axel Haentjens is a graduate of the Ecole Centrale de Paris.
Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer
France Telecom - Orange Group
Marc Fossier is the Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer for the France Telecom-Orange Group. He was appointed to this newly created executive position on March 2nd, 2009. Previously, Mr Fossier has worked over 20 years for France Telecom and has held various positions. He joined France Telecom in 1988 as Head of the Industry Division at the Directorate of Industrial Procurement and International Affairs of France Telecom and later became Chief of Staff of the Chairman and of the CEO of France Telecom, then Vice President, Head of the Payphone and Calling Cards Division. In September 2000, he was appointed at the Executive Committee as Group Executive Vice President Consumer Wireline Services and Group Vice President Public Affairs. Since 2005, he had been the Chief Technology Officer for the Group (Group CTO), in charge of technological strategy, standardization and innovation processes. After starting his carreer in Industrial Engineering in the USA and in Microelectronics R&D, Marc Fossier served for the French Administration in charge of Industrial Development, and he became Special Advisor to the French Minister for Education, Research and Technology, from 1986 to 1988. Mr Fossier is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole des Mines. Mr Fossier is "Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite".
Sr. Director of Market Development
Enterprise Market Group, Alcatel-Lucent
Pete Wermter is the Senior Director of Market Development for Alcatel-Lucent's Enterprise Market Group. In this role, Pete is responsible for supporting key strategic channels for the enterprise market – carrying out market assessments, developing market positioning and messaging, and driving business through strategic partner go-to-market models and the company's global enterprise accounts. Prior to this role, Pete was responsible for Customer Marketing and Events for Genesys – an Alcatel-Lucent company – where he managed global events, customer loyalty and reference programs, and social media programs. Also serving as Director of Field Marketing for Genesys in the Asia Pacific region, Pete focused on field marketing, customer marketing, thought leadership and research, plus events and partner marketing. Pete brings nearly 20 years of marketing and communications experience to his current role and has a strong background in international business, including positions in Europe, Asia Pacific and the United States. Pete earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing and Communications from the University of Connecticut (USA).
Chief Information Officer
Joanne Tyree is Chief Information Officer for Panduit Corp. Joanne is accountable for leading the IT team in providing technology infrastructure and applications technology services to global Panduit. Previously, she led the applications development and implementation teams as VP of Applications. Joanne received her BA from Northern Illinois University, an MS from Northwestern, and her MBA from Lewis University.
Director of IT Infrastructure & Operations
Marc Naese, Director of IT Infrastructure & Operations, is responsible for the Panduit Infrastructure & Operations group managing the global IT Network, Server, Storage, and Infrastructure strategy at Panduit Corp. He has over eight years of technical experience in the IT industry with a comprehensive understanding of network and infrastructure applications relevant to the Data Center space. Marc holds a business management degree from Eastern Illinois University and an MBA from Olivet University
Global Director, Environment and Energy Policy
Stephen Harper is Global Director of Environment and Energy Policy for the Intel Corporation. In that capacity, he has chaired many high tech industry environmental groups and coalitions. He currently serves as Chairman of the International Climate Change Partnership (ICCP) and Co-Chairman of the Digital Energy Solutions Campaign (DESC). Prior to coming to Intel he directed Amoco Petroleum's regulatory services group and was a Senior Policy Analyst at the US Environmental Protection Agency. Prior to EPA, he was a Vice President in the environmental policy consulting firm, ICF Consulting. He has an MBA from the University of Chicago and an MPA in Public and International Affairs from Princeton University.
Forrester Research Inc
At Forrester, Doug Washburn serves Infrastructure & Operations professionals, primarily focusing on green IT, green business, and IT leadership skills. His research helps IT executives successfully approach green IT, determine strategy, and then move from green IT awareness to action. Previously at Forrester, Doug was the global council manager and senior advisor for the Forrester Leadership Boards IT Infrastructure & Operations Council, a best practice community for senior IT executives in $1 billion-plus organizations. In this role, Doug regularly advised clients on green IT strategy and practices. Additionally, Doug was also an advisor on the Forrester Leadership Boards Enterprise Architecture Council. Prior to Forrester, Doug was a VP of strategy and business development for Red Oxygen, a wireless communications startup, and living and working in Australia and France. In addition, Doug co-created CU Networks, a computer networking and servicing startup, serving the students of the University of Colorado at Boulder. Doug holds a B.S. in finance from University of Colorado at Boulder and was awarded the Undergraduate Certificate in Entrepreneurial Excellence.
Chief Executive Officer
Carbon Disclosure Project
Paul Dickinson co-founded the Carbon Disclosure Project in 2000 with the ambitious aim of engaging the investment and corporate communities to work together to tackle the issues of climate change. Leading a small team, Paul Dickinson has built up a global collaboration of over 385 of the world's largest institutional investors, holding over $57 trillion in assets under management.
Paul Dickinson is also founder and Chair of EyeNetwork – a video conferencing system which offers corporations the ability to meet clients globally, from the comfort of their own office. He has conducted extensive research into how increased use of video-conferencing can be incorporated into business strategy to make a considerable reduction in corporate emissions generated through travel.
Prior to founding CDP, Paul Dickinson founded and built a corporate communications company, Rufus Leonard, into a multi-million turnover company, working with clients such as Shell and the Prudential.
Paul is also an established author and expert on business development, corporate branding and the role the corporate community can play in bringing about positive change.
Author and Consultant
Carol Sanford has been leading major consulting efforts in both Fortune 500 and new economy businesses for over 30 years. She has long-term clients such as Colgate Europe and Africa, DuPont Canada, US, Asia and Europe, new economy companies like Yahoo, Agilent and leaders of corporate responsibility such as Seventh Generation. The work is enabling businesses and organizations to build consciousness capability for positioning themselves strategically, develop leadership to execute strategy, and redesign work to gain and ensure singularity in the marketplace and community. The context for this work is revealing the uniqueness of a business or line of business combined with commitment to global imperatives. These provide the frame for Product Offerings and all business processes to produce them. Carol is founding Executive Director of the Institute for Strategic Leadership based at Antioch University, Seattle. She lectures at MIT Sloan, University of Michigan Ross Business School. Carol has published over 100 works in 10 languages, including a series of articles in Executive Excellence, Stephen Covey's newsletter and At Work, a Barrett Koehler Journal.. She is the author of The Responsible Corporation: A Systemic Framework for Sustainability, Consumer Consciousness and Value-Creation (Fall 2010) Jossey Bass Publisher. And collaborating author of many other works. Education: Economics and Public Law Bachelors at UC Berkely and Masters in Business and Urban Planning at Califormia State University at San Jose.
Director, Sustainable Power Services, Network & System Integration
As Director for the Alcatel-Lucent Services Sustainable Power Solution, Peter Hayden pairs leading edge alternative and traditional power and battery technology with Alcatel-Lucent's world-class deployment services to solve the energy challenges facing enterprise, service provider and government clients. Peter works with Alcatel-Lucent clients to balance capital and operational expenditure pressures with "green" initiatives, network outage concerns, disaster readiness planning and network power requirements. In the process, he draws upon Alcatel-Lucent's leadership in Network Deployment & Integration Services, the Chief Technology Office (CTO) experts, network power services, and multivendor portfolio to develop unique network power solutions. Under Peter's direction, the Alcatel-Lucent Sustainable Power Solution has successfully integrated power into wireline, wireless, government and enterprise installations globally. More than a third of Peter's twenty-five year telecommunications career has been focused on the global deployment and integration services business. During that time, Peter held positions in marketing, product engineering management and product management for Alcatel-Lucent and served clients and vendors in the telecommunications and power industries. Peter's vast experience in maintenance, deployment and sustainable energy services makes him a popular speaker at trade shows, conferences and other industry events. A white paper Peter co-authored with colleagues in the Bell Labs Reliability and Security office, titled "Intrinsic Vulnerabilities of the Power Systems Supporting Communication Networks and Expert Strategies for Defense," was presented and discussed at the 2006 CTIA Tower Technology Summit. Peter presented at the International Telecommunications Energy Conference (Intelec) 2006 and 2008, and at the Broad Band World Form in 2009. Peter earned a Masters of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire.
Director, Verizon Core Network & Technology
Mr. Graff is a Director with Verizon Communications - Core Network & Technology, which is based in Basking Ridge, NJ. He is responsible for managing Verizon's NEBS and Fiber Optic Component (FOC) Compliance Organization, and Quality Assurance, Contracting, and Budgeting for Systems Integration & Testing. Chuck oversees Verizon's national network for compliance to NEBS and FOC for all products located in its 41-state territory. He has served in a variety of departments within Verizon throughout his 36 years of service, including: Science & Technology, Systems Integration & Testing, Security Systems, Technology Organization, Product Engineering, Quality Assurance, International, Marketing, and Business Services.
As director of the NEBS/FOC and Quality Assurance (NQA) group, Chuck's primary goal is to ensure that all network products Verizon purchases meet or exceed Verizon's quality, safety, reliability, environmental and energy efficiency requirements for its Wireless and Telecom and Business divisions. Chuck recently published the industry's first ever groundbreaking document on Energy Efficiency Requirements for Telecommunications Equipment calling for a 20% reduction in power requirements for all equipment purchased by Verizon, and the Thermal Management Simulation and Test program which documents a roadmap to achieve the 20% reduction. In 2009, Chuck was presented an Industry Leadership and Excellence Award for his dedication and achievement in this field. As an ISO 9000 and TL 9000 RAB registered Quality Systems Lead Auditor (QSLA), he is responsible for overseeing Verizon's multiple SIT laboratories ISO 9000 quality system and registration. SIT has been ISO 9000 registered for more than 14 years and he has performed multiple internal and external ISO audits on behalf of the company. As co-founder of the NEBS Seminars in the U.S. and Europe, Chuck has been chairman and presenter for the past fifteen years. He is also a founding member of the Telecommunications Carrier Group (TCG), formed to provide timely information on network requirements by major U.S. carriers.
Chuck is responsible for the creation and management of Verizon's Independent Testing Laboratory (ITL) certification program (TCP, TCWP & FOC). In 2007 Chuck created the new Verizon Technical Purchasing Requirements (TPR) program. He is also a member of the global Energy Efficiency - Inter Operators Collaborator Group (EE IOCG)/GeSI team. He also holds a BA degree from the University of New England and has served on the Board of Directors of the National Cooperation for Laboratory Accreditation (NACLA).
Director Business Development Communications, Media & Entertainment
Europe, Middle East and Africa
Roger Fawcett is Business Development Director of the Communications, Media and Entertainment Business Unit for Hewlett-Packard in EMEA. He has more than 30 years of telecommunications experience in all aspects of the global business. He has worked for a major fixed line service provider and a major mobile service provider, for a major systems integrator and for a major supplier to the telecommunication industry. Before joining HP, Roger worked for Cap Gemini as the CEO of the Telecom Media and Networks division in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Prior to this, he was CEO of Eircom UK, the Irish national telecommunication company. And Roger was Vice President of Sales for Europe, Middle East and Africa for Unisource. A native of the United Kingdom, Roger has an honours degree from the University of London and a master's degree from the University of Birmingham.
Director, Advisory Services Consulting & Member Services
BSR San Francisco
Ayesha leads engagement with BSR's 70-plus consumer product member companies, and in this capacity she provides strategic advice on the design and implementation of corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategies. Her areas of focus include integration of CSR into core business processes, sustainable supply chain management, and stakeholder engagement. Ayesha runs the buyers' forums for the ILO/IFC Better Work program with operations in Cambodia, Vietnam, Jordan, and Haiti, and oversees BSR's Beyond Monitoring and Mills and Sundries Working Groups. Prior to joining BSR, Ayesha was a financial analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and a strategy consultant at CRA Rogers Casey. Ayesha holds an M.P.P. from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.S. in Economics and Information Systems from the University of Houston, Texas. Ayesha is fluent in English and Urdu. Ayesha is responsible supply chain management; labor and human rights; engagement with multilaterals.
Manager, Advisory Services Consulting & Member Services
BSR San Francisco
Understanding the challenges and opportunities facing food and agriculture and oil industries, Roger enhances these companies' sustainability policies and programs in the areas of supply chain management, community development, stakeholder relations, CSR reporting, and strategy. He has worked with Tate & Lyle on code of conducts, Archer Daniels Midland on CSR strategy and supply chain management, and Threemile Canyon Farms on developing a sustainability vision and metrics. Prior to joining BSR, Roger worked for the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, doing research and consulting on international and domestic labor issues for multinational corporations. Roger holds a Master's degree in international affairs with a focus on economics and business from George Washington University. Roger has expertise in Supply chain management; community development; stakeholder relations; CSR reporting and strategy.
Director, Advisory Services Consulting & Member Services
BSR San Francisco
With over 14 years of corporate and field experience working in the oil and gas industry, Michael helps clients assess and manage their social and environmental impacts wherever they do business. He specializes in conducting country entry risk assessments, supporting local content initiatives, developing community engagement initiatives, and providing strategic analyses on social responsibility policies, frameworks, and reports for a broad range of energy clients. Prior to joining BSR in 2006, Michael worked at Chevron as the Senior Planning Analyst for the Eurasia Business Unit in Kazakhstan, and later served as the unit's liaison to upstream headquarters in California. Michael was also responsible for financial and economic modeling of upstream opportunities, and he served as one of the primary developers of an internal process for improved integration of "above ground" risk management into business unit strategy. Michael holds a B.A. in Russian Area Studies from Trinity College, an M.A. in International Affairs from Columbia University, and an M.B.A. from Rice University. Michael is also proficient in Russian. He has expertise in Oil and gas, risk assessment, local content, and community engagement strategy.
Director, Advisory Services, Consulting & Member Services
BSR San Francisco
Raj guides BSR's global clients on solving the latest sustainability issues. With years of sharpened expertise on environmental strategy development and implementation, Raj's work includes CSR strategy and reporting, sustainable supply chain management, and carbon strategies with clients such as Hitachi, Pfizer, Visa, AT&T, Maersk Line, and Sprint Nextel. Raj leads the Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG), a collaboration of global shippers and transportation providers with a common goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation supply chain. Raj manages CCWG's 30 global companies, which include Maersk Line, IKEA, Nike, and Wal-Mart, to standardize transportation reporting, create sustainable supply chains, and address environmental challenges for goods transportation. Prior to joining BSR in 2004, Raj focused on community engagement, mine reclamation, and land-use planning as a civil and environmental engineer at Edw. C. Levy Co., a Michigan-based diversified constructional materials and steel mill services company. Raj holds an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business at Ann Arbor, with a focus in corporate strategy and corporate social responsibility. He also holds a B.S.E. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Michigan. He has expertise in Environmental strategy development and implementation; climate change and carbon strategies; CSR reporting.
Manager, Advisory Services, Consulting & Member Services
BSR San Francisco
With the software industry poised to accelerate sustainable development, Cody leads BSR's work in this fast-changing and influential sector. As the facilitator of theSoftware Working Group, he brings industry leaders together in dialogue and action on the sector's priorities and potential contributions. In addition, Cody is deeply involved in BSR's responsible supply chain management initiatives. Cody manages the Beyond Monitoring Working Group. He also conducts research on effective management systems and capability building programs for suppliers and the role of information technology in sustainable supply chain management. Cody also develops and leads projects on the internal alignment of companies' sustainability and commercial supply chain objectives and programs. Previously, Cody worked for Redefining Progress and co-authored with Ansje Miller on "The Ten Actions of Climate Justice Policies," a guide for environmental advocates and policymakers to consider the world's most vulnerable human populations when creating climate change regulations. Cody holds a B.A. in Urban Studies and in English from San Francisco State University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Founder and CEO
Mr. Sarni is founder and Chief Executive Officer of DOMANI with 30 years experience in providing sustainability and environmental consulting services to private and public sector enterprises. Over the past 10 years he has successfully built a consulting firm focused on providing innovative yet practical sustainability technical and business solutions to multinational firms committed to increasing revenue, mitigating risk and improving operating efficiency through the implementation of sustainability programs. Mr. Sarni is a Member of the Environmental Compliance Committee of the Chicago Climate Exchange and active with The Conference Board. He speaks on a range of sustainability issues, authors an editorial column on sustainable business practices in Venture Magazine and the Sustainable Life Media "Climate Management Weekly." He is a contributor on sustainable development for the book "Environmental Regulation of Colorado Real Property" and is the author of the forthcoming McGraw Hill book titled, "Greening Brownfields: Remediation through Sustainable Development."
Senior Manager, Smart Grid
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Sanket Amberkar is Senior Manager of Smart Grid Marketing at Cisco. Sanket is responsible for the development and execution of Cisco's Smart Grid marketing strategy from thought leadership to sales enablement. He also led the creation of a partner ecosystem with over 30 industry players. In prior roles, he has focused on network infrastructure for advanced technologies, and its business impact. Prior to joining Cisco, Sanket was an Engineering Group manager at Delphi Corporation and a frequently invited speaker to industry conferences and events. He has published several papers in leading journals and holds twelve US patents. Sanket holds a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering and an MBA -- both from the University of Michigan.
President & CEO
International Sponsor Council
The International Sponsor Council is the world's first trade association representing corporate sponsors. Sports, music, the arts and other passions are dependent upon the invaluable support of sponsors. The mission of the ISC is to promote and protect sponsor interests which will ultimately raise the effectiveness of sponsorship and benefit the industry and fans.
The ISC works with major corporations around the world including its Founding Members AT&T, Bank of America, Bridgestone Firestone, The Coca-Cola Company, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Honda Motor Co., MasterCard, Panasonic, and Visa.
A crucial focus for corporations is the commitment to social, economic and environmental initiatives. These initiatives are core to corporate existence and, in many cases, crucial to a corporation's ability to build consumer trust and engagement. Mr. Cecil is bringing CSR and sustainability executives together with sponsorship and marketing executives to position these initiatives through the leveraging and activation of sponsorship which will deliver enormous opportunity for education, awareness and consumer partnerships.
Mr. Cecil is a highly respected industry veteran with over twenty years of industry experience, working with the world's leading sponsors. Mr. Cecil has extensive sales, marketing sponsorship, and branding experience having served as a senior executive for two of the world's largest sports and entertainment companies, IMG and Octagon. He has also served as Vice President of Marketing for Home and Garden Television. His sponsorship experience includes work with national, international and global properties including the FIFA World Cup, the Olympics, as well as music and celebrity sponsorship and endorsements.
Sr. Director, Environmental, Health and Safety
Applied Materials, Inc.
Bruce Klafter is Sr. Director, Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) for Applied Materials, Inc. in Santa Clara, California. Bruce also serves as Head, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability for the company. Bruce heads up Applied's EHS department, which is responsible for assisting business units worldwide with compliance, industrial hygiene, product safety and various strategic initiatives. The Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability role encompasses a wide variety of reporting, employee engagement and other projects aimed at enhancing Applied's global citizenship programs. Before assuming his current role, Bruce was EHS counsel for the Company. Prior to joining Applied in August, 2000, Bruce was Chair of the Environmental Group at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP (a top 100 U.S. law firm) in San Francisco. Bruce began his career in 1980 as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of California. For more information about Applied Materials, see http://www.appliedmaterials.com
Bruce is a past Chair of the Association of Corporate Counsel America's (ACC-A) national Environmental Committee as well as a past chair of the State Bar of California's Environmental Law Section and the Bar Association of San Francisco's Environmental Committee. Bruce presently serves as an Advisory Council member for Sustainable Silicon Valley and for Next Ten's Green Innovation Index.
Bruce received his JD from the University of California-Davis School of Law in 1980 and served as an Editor of the UC-Davis Law Journal and as Editor of Environs (a publication of the Environmental Law Society). He earned a B.S. magna cum laude in Urban and Environmental Planning (interdisciplinary) from Tufts University in 1976.
Smart Grid Library
Christine Hertzog is a consultant, author, and a professional explainer focused on Smart Grid technologies and solutions. As a consultant, she helps clients understand and navigate the intersections of emerging technologies and markets. She is the author of the Smart Grid Dictionary, the first dictionary that explains the jargon, acronyms, and terminology used by utilities, regulators, standards organizations, and manufacturers. She has two decades of experience working with hardware, software, and services companies that range from small start-ups to multi-national corporations, and has recently been involved in the National Institute of Standards (NIST) initiative on Smart Grid Cyber Security standards requirements. Based in Silicon Valley, she is a regular presenter at industry conferences and blogs about the challenges and opportunities that Smart Grid solutions deliver to the evolving electricity supply chain.
Matthew Heim joined NineSigma in August 2008 as President. Heim has more than 25 years of international management experience in the consulting, innovation and banking industries. In addition to his role at NineSigma, Matthew serves on the Green MBA faculty at Dominican University of California. Prior to joining NineSigma, he spent two years as an independent sustainability consultant. Matthew's previous roles include Managing Partner at Clarkston Consulting, Managing Director at PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Principal at KPMG in Germany. Matthew earned a bachelor's degree in information systems management from the University of Maryland, a master's degree in human development from Fielding Graduate University, a master's degree in systems management from the University of Southern California and a Ph.D. in human and organizational systems from Fielding Graduate University. In 2007, Matthew published his third book, Breaking the Musashi Code: Transcending Competition through Visionary Strategy.
Founder & President
Human Productivity Lab
Howard S. Lichtman is a productivity-focused technology futurist and consultant with specialties in telepresence and visual collaboration to improve organizational and personal productivity. He is the founder and president of the Human Productivity Lab, an independent consultancy and research firm that helps organizations design telepresence strategies and deploy telepresence solutions. He is the publisher of Telepresence Options the #1 website on the Internet covering the telepresence revolution and editor of the Telepresence Options Telegraph, the world's most widely read publication covering telepresence technologies. Mr. Lichtman is also the author and/or co-author of The Inter-Company Telepresence and Videoconferencing Handbook (2009), The Telepresence and Videoconferencing Exchange Review (2010), Telepresence, Effective Visual Collaboration and the Future of Global Business at the Speed of Light (2006), and Emerging Technologies for Teleconferencing and Telepresence (2005). He is currently working on Telepresence Options 2010.
Mr. Lichtman is a frequent commentator on telepresence, videoconferencing and effective visual collaboration and his writings on and analysis of the industry have been featured by US News and World Report, Telephony Magazine, CXO Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, Reuters, Pro AV Magazine, Killer App Magazine, ABA Banking Journal, Bank Systems and Technology Magazine and CFO Magazine among others.
Solution Marketing – Telephony Services
Orange Business Services
Dan daCosta manages the global marketing for the Voice and Telephony portfolio of services. In this capacity, Dan designs and implements arketing initiatives, both external and internal, to support the business objectives of the VoIP and IPT Product lines. daCosta previously served as director, IP Enhanced Services for Orange Business Services. In his ten years with the company, daCosta has launched Global convergence services including VoIP and IPT. He also has overseen the development and rollout of audio and video conferencing services, streaming video services, calling card, and call center services. With ten years' experience in product management, engineering and marketing, daCosta also leads research efforts into the company's next-generation IP-based multimedia services. Prior to joining Orange Business Services, daCosta developed enhanced messaging services for a telco spinoff. He started his career with BellSouth (now AT&T) and worked through switching and transmission engineering before leading the marketing effort for voice messaging services. daCosta has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida and a Masters of Business Administration from NOVA Southeastern University in Miami. A native of Rio de Janeiro, daCosta resides in Atlanta and is a U.S. citizen.
Solutions Marketing – Green IT and Machine to Machine
Orange Business Services
Patrick is Marketing Director for Orange Business Services. With more than 15 years of international experience in the telecom industry, Patrick has held various senior positions in research, consulting, services development, product management, business development and marketing in Japan, Latin America and Europe. Before joining Orange Business Services in 1999, Patrick worked as a consultant for various organizations, including Telefónica, NTT and United Technologies. He previously worked for NTT in the development of next-generation mobile services in Japan. Patrick holds a masters degree from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. He lives in Geneva with his wife, daughter and son. His hobbies include skiing, cycling and sailing.
VP, IT Infrastructure & Operations
Rick Nevins is VP, IT Infrastructure & Operations for Tyco Electronics Corporation. In this capacity, Rick oversees a global organization responsible for strategy and operations of the Tyco Electronics network (voice, data and video), computing, storage, desktop, mobilility, e-mail and collaboration infrastructure. Rick has been working for Tyco Electronics in a number of IT Infrastructure capacities for over 25 years and holds a BS in Mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh and an MS in Telecommunications from Southern Methodist University.
Global Solutions Manager for Data Centers
Todd LaCognata, Global Solutions Manager for Data Centers, is responsible for leading and setting the strategic direction for Panduit's Smart Data Centers portfolio. Todd has over thirteen years experience in Information Technology working for such companies as Ernst & Young, Capgemini and CNA Insurance. Todd offers a comprehensive understanding of network, server and storage infrastructure applications relevant to Data Center strategy and operations. Todd holds a Bachelors degree in Operations Management and Information Systems from Northern Illinois University.
Director of Product Marketing within the IP Division of Alcatel-Lucent
Prior to joining Alcatel-Lucent in 2008, Houman Modarres led the marketing and product management functions within Hammerhead Systems, a Silicon Valley start-up focused on multiservice aggregation. Previously, Houman managed the Softswitch and IP Telephony business line at 3Com Corporation. In this capacity, Houman was responsible for the vision and execution of the CommWorks IP Telephony Framework, which culminated in two of the most significant early SIP-based VoIP solutions deployed worldwide. Houman also served as Director of Marketing at Newbridge Networks, and held broadband, wireless and landline telephony engineering and network planning positions at Nortel Networks (BNR). He is a past Board member of the International Softswitch Consortium and has served as Chairman of the IPCC and ATM Forum Marketing Committees. Houman earned an MBA from the University of California Berkeley and a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University.
Director of Strategic Accounts
Greg Kovich has worked over 25 years in Information Technology, with experience in the utilities, healthcare and education industries. Greg currently is the Director of Strategic Accounts for Alcatel-Lucent, applying his experience to architect and bring unique solutions to market for the education and enterprise marketplace. Expertise in routing/switching, security, WLAN, and Unified Communications, Greg also is active in evangelizing Alcatel-Lucent's eco-sustainability features, strategy and vision. Greg earned degrees in Business Administration and Accounting from Indiana University (USA).
Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Jack Ganz is the Founder and CTO of JGC Ltd. and through their NetOps team, provides onsite managed network services to Cara and other multi-National corps. Jack was most recently a Senior Consultant, Network Infrastructure & Systems Design at Cara Operations at which time he was instrumental in bringing Cara to Level 1 PCI compliance. Jack previously worked with Effem Inc. (Mars, M&M). Jack has over 20 years experience in the call center and managed hosting fields. He holds a variety of designations, including MCSE, CNA, CCNA, and CUSA.
General Manager, Market Strategy and Analytics
Hugh Saddington is the General Manager of Telstra's Market Strategy and Analytics team. Based in Sydney, he is a thought leader on energy issues, climate change and the use of technology to reduce costs and emissions. Hugh is responsible for developing Telstra Enterprise and Government's business strategy and exploring the anticipated issues influencing Telstra Enterprise and Government and its customers. Hugh joined Telstra in 2001 as the Group Manager of Strategy and Business Planning for Telstra's retail division. Prior to joining Telstra, Hugh worked as a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group where he developed the strategy for large energy corporations in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong. Hugh has also held strategy and development positions in Navigant Consulting Group, Energy Australia and CitiPower.
John Connor is the CEO of the Climate Institute. John initially trained as a lawyer and worked as a research assistant for a Judge in the Land and Environment Court of NSW. After a stint as an environmental consultant to business he became a researcher for Dr Peter Macdonald the Independent member for Manly, during and after his role in holding the balance of power for the minority coalition government of the time. From there he ran the Nature Conservation Council of NSW and then moved to the Australian Conservation Foundation helping forge links with farmers and business developing solutions on salinity and climate change. John most recently worked for World Vision where he co-convened the Make Poverty History campaign. John joined the Institute in March 2007.
Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy
Srinivasa Addepalli is Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy at Tata Communications, part of the $70.8 billion Tata Group. He is responsible for strategy formulation and execution, and manages all new strategic initiatives including growth plans, entry into new markets and Mergers and Acquisitions. He is a Director on the Boards of Tata Communications' subsidiaries in the Retail Broadband and Transformation Services businesses. Mr. Addepalli has considerable experience in developing strategies and business plans, particularly in the Indian and global telecom sector. His previous experience includes a business consulting stint with the Tata Strategic Management Group (TSMG), focusing on the telecom and media industries. Subsequently, he joined the Tata Group Chairman's Office, and was responsible for coordinating the various telecom activities within the Tata Group. Mr. Addepalli holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA), Asia's number one business school. Earlier, he graduated with distinction in Electronics Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Surat.
William Ehmcke is the CEO of Connection Research. Ehmcke is best known for founding IT market research company Meta Group in Asia Pacific. Meta Group was acquired by leading IT analysis group Gartner in 2004. William joined Connection Research in February 2009 and together with founder and Research Director Graeme Philipson is taking the company into new areas such as Green IT and sustainability analysis and advice, and the carbon and compliance space. He has over 33 years ICT experience, with more than 10 years European business experience which includes sales and marketing managerial positions with Olivetti, based in Italy and UK and McDonnell Douglas Corporation. Since 2000, Mr Ehmcke has been a director of two public companies, being a founding director of Customers Ltd (ASX:CUS) - a web services R&D company which has subsequently established itself in the electronic payments sector, and Rey Resources (ASX:REY), a mineral exploration company with leases in Western Australia, Peru and Chile.
Stuart Newstead is CEO of independent consultancy Ellare and is an Associate of Telco2.0. He builds on a 25-year leadership record in fixed & mobile communications markets to specialise in wireless data strategies, telecoms/media/technology convergence and the commercial impact of telecoms regulation. Clients across 20 countries include BBC, BT Group, T-Mobile, BlackBerry, Cisco Systems, HP, Ofcom, Comreg Ireland, Spectrum Authority of Jamaica and DFJ Esprit Capital. Stuart was previously Vice-President at O2, where he devised the mobile data strategy and led the European exclusive launch of BlackBerry. Before that he was General Manager at BT Wholesale and was instrumental in developing, negotiating and implementing the UK interconnect regime. Stuart is a regular Chair and moderator at conferences. He is Member, Oxfam Multimedia Advisory Board; Member, Brunel Unversity MBA Advisory Board. As well as an MBA, Stuart has an MPhil in Statistics from Yale University and an MA in Mathematics from Cambridge University. He has recently started to extend his consultancy to developing new business models through the integration of electricity grids and communications - the smartgrids.
Senior Director and Utilities Global Lead
Martin Dunlea is senior Director and Utilities Global lead in the Industry Business Unit Division of Oracle, with global responsibility for formulating and leading strategic, technical and functional sales activity and enhancing the reputation of Oracle's utility solutions and products across all functional areas. He is responsible for ensuring that local field sales teams can build the sales strategies and account plans to enable Oracle to increase its lead in the Utility industry, including building key relationships with strategic partners and promote an understanding of the industry. Martin has more than 20 years international business experience in IT and the utility industry. Before joining Oracle, Martin worked as a CIO in the Utilities industry. In addition he worked as a utility industry consultant with a global practice group. He has a primary degree in Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration.
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.
Paul Hagen is a Principal at the law firm of Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. practicing in the areas of U.S. and international environmental law. Mr. Hagen has extensive experience advising clients in the electronics and telecommunications sectors on environmental compliance, product stewardship, and sustainability matters. He currently works with leading companies in the computer, consumer electronics, semiconductor, and wireless industries on a wide-range of market access, recycling and enforcement matters. He has assisted several clients with the development of national and global product take-back and recycling programs. For more information, please go to www.bdlaw.com.
Director, Global Solutions
Jeff Paliga has been with Panduit for the past 14 years. His current position is Director, Global Solution and his office is based at Panduit's World Headquarter in North America. His responsibilities include setting the strategic technical marketing direction for Global Application Solutions as well as identifying and developing technical alliances with global organizations. Areas of focus include: Data Centers, Connected Buildings and Industrial Automation. During his Panduit career, he has held a variety of positions in research and development, manufacturing and product engineering, engineering management and marketing. Mr. Paliga has been in the data communications industry for over 14 years and has participated in standard committees, conducted various seminars on network infrastructure solutions and has presented at numerous industry events. His diverse background has provided a broad view of global infrastructure which enables him to remain current on emerging industry trends and technologies. Jeff Paliga holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and a Masters Degree in Industrial Management.
Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Internal Communications
Orange Business Services, France Telecom Group
As Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Internal Communications and the Executive Sponsor for Corporate Social Responsibility at Orange Business Services, a division of the France Telecom - Orange Group, since October 2007, Patricia is responsible for leading a global Human Resources (HR) organisation providing HR & IC services to staff in over 100 countries, supporting business ambitions through adapted HR and CSR policies; attracting and retaining talented people in key markets. In April 2004, Patricia was appointed to FT Corporate Headquarters where she was responsible for the Group's HR transformation program. From 2001 to 2004, at EQUANT, following the merger with Global One and SITA-Equant Joint Venture (JV), Patricia was Senior HR Business Partner for Customer Services & Network and then Head of Global Operations HR. Prior to this merger, from 1996 to 2001, as part of the Joint Venture Managing Director's Office, Patricia was successively Director Quality, Process Management, Communications & Planning and Vice President, Organisation Development. From 1992 to 1996, Patricia was Director, Corporate Quality Management at Sociéte Internationale de Télécommunications Aéronautique (SITA) and as part of the Director General's Office, led the Change Managerment program office. Patricia's early career began in Finland, following language studies at the Universtity of Jyvaskyla, and where at KONE Oy, she was a Technical Information Designer in R&D and an English Language teacher followed by three years at Westinghouse Canada Inc, Ireland, where she led Technical Publications. Patricia is Irish and is resident in France and a recipient of the George Westinghouse Signature Award for Excellence.
Senior Director Technical Infrastructure
Frans Gielkens studied electronic engineering at the Technical University in Eindhoven in the Netherlands. In 1981, he started his career at Philips in the area of system development of radar and weapon control systems. He transferred within Philips in 1986 to the computer division where he managed projects and supported product management for IT and communication on solutions, especially on integrating these solutions for customer needs. From 1991 to 1997, Frans worked as a management consultant in the area of IT and organizing IT within Twijnstra Gudde, a multi-discipline Dutch consultant firm. In 1997, he joined Rabobank International, first as IT architect and project manager, and later he became head of the global telecommunications department. Frans joined DSM in 2001 as Senior Director Technical infrastructure at DSM. In this role he is responsible for the global technical infrastructure solutions and services for DSM, which encompasses over 200 sites worldwide and supporting approx. 20.000 users. Included in his area of responsibility are basic workplace, networking, telecommunication and hosting services, as well as unified communications, messaging and videoconferencing services.
Orange Business Services
Mark is in charge of Workplace Development in Orange Business Services. His team design new workplace services for Orange Business Services as well as deploy major portfolio programmes. His special focus has been on flexible working and how the workplace responds to the changing nature of workplace mobility. The FlexPlace service that his team created won a Corenet award for Innovation in 2006.
Orange Business Services
Pierre has been in the Telecommunication industry for the past 15 years. He has started with various engineering positions in the field of network management, voice and video services development. Since 2002, Pierre has been demonstrating Orange's products and services, in the arena of multimedia, convergence and mobility.
Sales Business Development Manager
Cisco Public TelePresence
Heather Isaacson is the Sales Business Development Manager for Cisco Public TelePresence, and oversees the Public TelePresence sales strategy worldwide. Prior to Heather's current role, she has held account management positions within Cisco WebEx and Cisco small business. Heather holds a B.A. in Business Management Economics from UC Santa Cruz.
Sustainable Business Practices
Darrel has more than 20 years experience in engineering, manufacturing, and enterprise software development. At Cisco, Darrel leads the environmental efforts of Cisco's Sustainable Business Practices group, which authors Cisco's annual CSR report, responds to stakeholder CSR inquiries and maintains membership in key CSR-related industry groups.
Business Development Manager
Public Cisco TelePresence Suites
Charlie O'Hanlon is a Business Development Manager for Cisco Public TelePresence, and oversees the global buildout working with service providers, venue providers and other partners to ensure this initiative's success. Prior to Charlie's current role, he has held business development and marketing positions within Cisco both in the US and in Singapore.
Head of Global Customer Marketing
Orange Business Services
Chris is responsible for the Global Marketing programs that Orange Business Services runs with multinational customers worldwide. In this role he is focused on building strong, two way relationships with customers, both as a foundation for doing business and to provide direct insight that helps shape strategic and operational plans. His remit includes advisory boards, CRM, industry marketing, customer conferences and customer communications. He is also responsible for the Orange Brand with multinational businesses. Prior to this role, Chris was Head of Brand and External Communications at Equant, where he managed the company rebranding to Orange Business Services. Before that he was Head of European Marketing at Equant. Chris also held marketing roles at companies including Siemens Communications and GPT in the UK in a career spanning 20 years in IT and Communications. Chris resides in Berkshire, UK. He has an MBA from Warwick Business School and a Bachelors degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Hull.
The Sustainability Virtual Summits will bring together corporate visionaries, policy makers, environmental advocacy groups and leading experts to discuss financially viable practices and strategies that address and mitigate corporate impact on the long-term health of the earth.
A significant aspect of this leading-edge conference will be its use of telepresence technology to facilitate interaction and participation between presenters from around the globe.
We are inviting industry leaders, researchers, engineers, scientists, architects, economists, consultants, and policy makers to participate in this exciting event.
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