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(Sydney, Australia) Agenda for Tues 4/20
Date Local Time Session Speakers Registration Link
Tues 4/20 10:00- 11:00 am

Collaboration and Sustainability: Helping Businesses Thrive

Hear how collaboration technology can address corporate environmental and sustainability goals, and allow businesses to grow and thrive.

Speaker:Debra Chrapaty, SVP & General Manager, Collaboration Software Group and member of Cisco’s EcoBoard

WATCH RECORDED SESSION
Tues 4/20 11:00-12:00 p.m.

Climate Change Challenges, Solutions and New Business Models

This session will discuss the challenges faced in the Australian environment and review the role of ICT in solving some of these issues and some emerging new business models.

Moderator: Kevin Bloch, CTO, ANZ, Cisco Australia  

Panelists: Andrew Lamble, Chief Operating Officer, CarbonSystems

Peter Birk, Chief Technology Officer, Energy Australia

Ezra Beeman, Managing Director, Energeia

WATCH RECORDED SESSION
Tues 4/20 3:30-4:30 p.m.

India’s National Action Plan on Climate Change – The role of ICT

India’s rapid economic growth in last several years has brought three issues into focus: it has lifted millions out of poverty, accelerated depletion of natural resources, and caused rapid deterioration in environment quality.

The session will dwell on India’s challenges and opportunities, approach of the government and private sector and specifically focus on areas where ICT has the potential to be the transforming force.

Moderator:
Harish Krishnan, Director, Government Affairs, Cisco India

Panelists:
Rahul Bedi, Director, Corporate Affairs, Intel

Seema Arora, Principal Counselor & Head, Center CII-ITC, Centre for Excellence for Sustainable Development

Dr. Rahul Tongia, Principal Research Scientist, Center for Study of Science, Technology, & Policy 

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

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(Sydney, Australia) Agenda for Wed 4/21
Date Local Time Session Speakers Registration Link
No sessions

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(Sydney, Australia) Agenda for Thurs 4/22
Date Local Time Session Speakers Registration Link
Thurs 4/22 1:00 pm -1:30 pm

COP 15 Multimedia Experience Launch
The COP15 Video Experience chronicles the creation and impact of the Global Climate Change Meeting Platform, a network of Cisco TelePresence units that has fundamentally changed the way nations communicate with each other. Go behind the scenes of last year’s U.N. Climate Change Conference where Cisco was selected as the exclusive technology sponsor.

 

Speaker:
Irene Sandler, COP15 Marketing Lead, Cisco

WATCH RECORDED SESSION
Thurs 4/22 2:00 -3:00 p.m.

Smart Grid (APJ)
This session discusses Cisco"s Smart Grid Strategy and what this opportunity will mean for the environment.

Speaker:Inbar Lasser-Raab, Director, Market Management, Cisco

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

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(Sydney, Australia) Agenda for Fri 4/23
Date Local Time Session Speakers Registration Link
Fri 4/23 8:00- 9:00 a.m.

Laptops, Lattes, and Lunch: Making More From Less

It is estimated that the world’s population will be 9 billion by 2050. How do we support this growing population with increasingly scarce resources? We need to change the way we think about the embedded impact of our products. For example, human beings use a considerable amount of water every day, but even more is used to grow and produce the resources used to make our products. Jason Clay from the World Wildlife Fund will share the realities of water and embedded impacts of many different items we use in our lives.

Speaker:
Andrew Murphy – Director of Markets Strategy, Research and Development, World Wildlife Fund

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

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Universal Time (all sessions) for Tues 4/20
Date Universal Time Session Speakers
Tues 4/20 12:00-1:00 a.m.

Collaboration and Sustainability: Helping Businesses Thrive

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Hear how collaboration technology can not only address corporate environmental and sustainability goals, but can actually still allow businesses to grow and thrive

Speaker:
Debra Chrapaty, SVP & General Manager, Collaboration Software Group and member of Cisco’s EcoBoard

Tues 4/20 1:00-2:00 a.m.

Climate Change Challenges, Solutions and New Business Models

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

This session will discuss the challenges faced in the Australian environment and review the role of ICT in solving some of these issues and some emerging new business models.

Moderator:
Kevin Bloch, CTO, ANZ, Cisco Australia  

Panelists:
Andrew Lamble, Chief Operating Officer, CarbonSystems

Peter Birk, Chief Technology Officer, Energy Australia

Ezra Beeman, Managing Director, Energeia

Tues 4/20 5:30-6:30 a.m.

India's National Action Plan-The Role of ICT

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

India’s rapid economic growth in last several years has brought three issues into focus: it has lifted millions out of poverty, accelerated depletion of natural resources, and caused rapid deterioration in environment quality.

The session will dwell on India’s challenges and opportunities, approach of the government and private sector and specifically focus on areas where ICT has the potential to be the transforming force.

Moderator:
Harish Krishnan, Director, Government Affairs, Cisco India  

Panelists:
Rahul Bedi, Director, Corporate Affairs, Intel Seema Arora, Principal Counselor & Head, Center CII-ITC, Centre for Excellence for Sustainable Development

Dr. Rahul Tongia, Principal Research Scientist, Center for Study of Science, Technology, & Policy 

Tues 4/20 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Cisco EnergyWise and Customer Best Practices

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Cisco EnergyWise harnesses the network to provide visibility and control of energy usage. This session will provide a brief overview of this key service capability and will include best practices from Cisco customers.

Panelists:
Nick McCarthy, London Borough of Hillingdon

Robert Mackay, London Borough of Hillingdon

João Fernandes, Portugal Ministry of Education

 

Moderator:
Vivian Clark, Marketing Manager, CMO Routing & Switching Solutions, Cisco

Tues 4/20 3:00-3:45 p.m.

Smart Grid Distributed Intelligence: Enabling Green Energy sources

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Hear why the smart grid is "green." Topics discussed:

  • N Way Grid
  • Efficiency and reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
  • Importance of any to any information flow
  • IP communications in an electric grid and beyond

Speaker:
Jeffrey Taft, Chief Architect, Smart Grid, Cisco

Tues 4/20 4:00-5:00 p.m.

A Telework Strategy for Your Agency

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Cisco and Teleworx Exchange will host a panel discussion regarding the deployment of a telework solution within your agency. They will discuss their shared vision of collaboration within and across an agency and the technology solutions that promote workforce productivity and contribute to agency carbon reduction goals while maximizing agency operations.

Cindy Auten, General Manager,
Telework Exchange


Jerry Applegate, Solution Manager, Cisco Virtual Office solution

Tues 4/20 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Green Tech: Regulations, Trends, and Impacts

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Join us for a panel discussion of the growing impact of environmental regulations and trends on the electronics industry.

Introduction:
Mark Chandler, SVP & General Counsel, Cisco


Co-Moderators: Jennifer Sanford, Senior Manager, Global Policy & Government Affairs, Cisco
Joe Johnson, Director, Environmental Affairs, Cisco Legal

Panelists:
Rick Goss, Vice President of Environment and Sustainability, Information Technology Industry Council

Donna Young, GM Climate Change & Programme Development, British Telecom

Darren Beck, Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sprint
Tues 4/20 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Public Sector Innovators Leading Change

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Come and learn firsthand how these industry visionaries are leading change through technology and enhanced collaboration within their organization.

  • Enterprise Sustainability Platform Deployed for the State of Missouri
  • Green IT Initiatives on Harvard University Campus.

Moderator:
Dave West
Sr. Director, Systems Engineering, Public Sector, Cisco

Panelists:

Dave Mosby, Senior Consultant, Talisen Technologies

Leo Donnelly, Senior Network Architect, Emerging Technologies, University Information Systems, Harvard University
Tues 4/20 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Cisco On Cisco: Using Information Technology to Meet Cisco"s Green Goals

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Hear the Cisco Green Story about how IT is being used to create efficiency, reduce energy, and cut down global greenhouse gas (GHG) and costs.

Speaker:
Michael Chaney, Senior Director, Vendor Management Services, Architecture & Business Services, Cisco

Tues 4/20 8:00-9:00 p.m.

Sustainability As a Driver For Innovation

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

This session will discuss why sustainability is a driver for innovation and how global companies are responding. The fundamental shift in resource use, stakeholder engagement and corporate transparency is driving companies to reduce their environmental footprint to develop new products and services.

Speaker:
Will Sarni, CEO, Domani Sustainability Consultants

Tues 4/20 9:00-9:30 p.m.

X PRIZE & Cisco: An Energy & Environmental Innovation Partnership

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Innovation at the intersection of audacity and achievement. Learn about the nature and potential of our partnership to stem the harmful effects of climate change and promote environmental sustainability.

Speaker:
Robert Weiss, X PRIZE Foundation President

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Universal Time (all sessions) for Wednesday 4/21
Date Universal Time Session Speakers
Wed 4/21 2:00- 3:00 p.m.

Sustainable Value Chain

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Hear from a panel of expert guests, including one of our manufacturing partners on how Cisco is ensuring that all products can be sourced, manufactured, and sold anywhere, any time in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.

  • How our packaging team removed more than 2000 tons of material--equivalent to 16 blue whales
  • How our partnership with our contract manufacturers is driving Green through the supply chain
  • Our greenlining efforts

 

Moderator:
Glenn Nomi, Manager, Product Operation, Global Supply Chain Management

Panelists:
Seb  Nardecchia Sr. Director, Corporate Environmental Responsibility, Flextronics

Carl Albers, Manager, Documentation, Cisco

Oleg Kolosov, Manager, Packaging, Cisco

Wed 4/21 3:00- 4:00 p.m.

Lessons Learned from Copenhagen and the Road to Mexico (COP16): Do We Need a Renewed Climate Change Dialogue Between the U.S., the EU, and China?

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Panelists will provide an overview of the U.N. international climate conference (COP15), their views on a renewed climate change dialogue, and lessons learned.

Panelists:
Artur Runge-Metzger, Director, European Commission
Damian Ryan, Senior Analyst, The Climate Group
Andrew Light, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress

Moderator:
Monique Meche, Director Global Environmental Policy, Cisco

Wed 4/21 5:00-6:00 p.m.

ICT as Part of the Solution: Greenpeace Cool IT Challenge

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Greenpeace has challenged the biggest names in the IT industry to put forward climate solutions that help us use energy more wisely, to reduce their own carbon footprint, and to become strong advocates for government policies that tackle climate change. Greenpeace, in collaboration with Cisco is bringing together a panel of experts from leading IT companies who are part of Greenpeace’s Cool IT Challenge to discuss the importance leadership among lT companies to tackle the challenge and the business opportunities associated with addressing climate change.

Panelists:
Darrel Stickler, Sustainable Business Practices, Cisco

Bill Weihl, Green Energy Czar, Google

Gary Cook, Climate Policy Advisor, Greenpeace Cool IT Campaign


Edan Dionne, Director of Corporate Environmental Affairs, IBM

Steve Lippman, Director of Environmental Sustainability, Microsoft

 

Moderator:

Martin LaMonica, Senior Writer, CNET News
Wed 4/21 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Cisco EnergyWise and Customer Best Practices

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Cisco EnergyWise harnesses the network to provide visibility and control of energy usage. This session will provide a brief overview of this key service capability and will include best practices from Cisco customers.

Moderator:
Vivian Clark, Marketing Manager, CMO Routing & Switching Solutions, Cisco

Panelists:
Nick McCarthy, London Borough of Hillingdon
Robert Mackay, London Borough of Hillingdon.

Wed 4/21 8:00-9:00 p.m.

AB 32: Fact vs. Fiction

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Learn how AB 32, California"s Cap & Trade program could impact California"s economy.

Moderator:
Jim Hawley, Senior VP and General Counsel, TechNet

Panelists:
Dan Adler, President, California Clean Energy Fund (CalCEF)

Virgil Welch, Special Assistant to the Chairman, California Air Resource Board (CARB)

Bruce Klafter, Senior Director, Environmental, Health and Safety, Applied Materials


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Universal Time (all sessions) for Thurs 4/22
Date Universal Time Session Speakers
Thurs 4/22 3:00-3:30 a.m.

COP15 Multimedia Experience Launch

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

The COP15 Video Experience chronicles the creation and impact of the Global Climate Change Meeting Platform, a network of Cisco TelePresence units that has fundamentally changed the way nations communicate with each other. Go behind the scenes of last year"s U.N. Climate Change Conference where Cisco was selected as the exclusive technology sponsor.

Speaker:
Irene Sandler, COP15 Marketing Lead, Cisco

Thurs 4/22 4:00-5:00 a.m.

Smart Grid

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

This session discusses Cisco"s Smart Grid strategy and what this opportunity will mean for the environment.

Speaker:
Inbar Lasser-Raab, Director, Market Management, Cisco

Thurs 4/22 4:00-4:30 p.m.

COP15 Multimedia Experience Launch

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

The COP15 Video Experience chronicles the creation and impact of the Global Climate Change Meeting Platform, a network of Cisco TelePresence units that has fundamentally changed the way nations communicate with each other. Go behind the scenes of last year"s U.N. Climate Change Conference where Cisco was selected as the exclusive technology sponsor.

Speaker:
Henrik Michel Kjaer, COP15 Global Project Lead, Cisco

Thurs 4/22 5:00- 6:00 p.m.

Green Innovations in Education: Working Toward Sustainability (K-12)

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Learn how schools and campuses can lower their carbon footprints and serve as role models of sustainability in our communities. Panelists represent members of the Green Schools Alliance, a network of schools in the U.S. and Canada committed to helping the environment.

Panelists:
"Energy Efficiency in Public Schools," John Shea, New York City Public Schools, New York

"Education for Sustainability," Alice Moore, Director of Environmental Sustainability, Marin Country Day School, Marin, California

"Green Charter Schools," Jim McGrath, Green Charter School Network, Madison, Wisconsin


Moderator:
David Suzuki

Thurs 4/22 7:00- 8:00 p.m.

Making the Case for Sustainability in a Downturn

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Hear from a multi-industry panel on how perspective on sustainability changes or doesn’t depending on the industry.

Topics of discussion:

  • What are the drivers to start sustainability initiatives?
  • Do customers really care about sustainability?
  • What are the roles of vendors and supply chain in driving sustainability initiatives?

Moderator:
Vijay Kanal, Managing Principal, Kanal Consulting

Panelists:
Donna Sadowy, Manager Global Regulatory Affairs, Energy & Environment, AMD

Ted Reichelt, Principal Environmental Engineer, Intel

John Rego, Director of Sustainability, Sony Pictures

Darrel Stickler, Sustainable Business Practices, Cisco

Yalmaz Siddiqui, Director, Environmental Strategy, Office Depot

Thurs 4/22 8:00- 8:30 p.m.

Cisco Foundation and Water.org: Leveraging Technology to Make a Difference

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Hear from Charu Adesnik of the Cisco Foundation and Mike McCamon of Water.org to learn how this partnership will fund the use of technology to empower communities to track and report solutions to providing safe drinking water to people in developing countries.

Speakers:
Mike McCamon, Chief Community Officer, Water.Org


Charu Adesnik, Program Manager, Cisco

Thurs 4/22 10:00- 11:00 p.m

Laptops, Lattes, and Lunch: Making More From Less

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

It is estimated that the world’s population will be 9 billion by 2050. How do we support this growing population with increasingly scarce resources? We need to change the way we think about the embedded impact of our products. For example, human beings use a considerable amount of water every day, but even more is used to grow and produce the resources used to make our products. Jason Clay from the World Wildlife Fund will share the realities of water and embedded impacts of many different items we use in our lives.

Speaker:
Andrew Murphy – Director of Markets Strategy, Research and Development, World Wildlife Fund

Return to Top

Tokyo, Japan (Universal Time + 9 hours) for Tues 4/20
Date Local Time Session Speakers
Tues 4/20 9:00– 10:00 a.m.

Collaboration and Sustainability: Helping Businesses Thrive

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Hear how collaboration technology can address corporate environmental and sustainability goals, and allow businesses to grow and thrive.



Speaker:
Debra Chrapaty, SVP & General Manager, Collaboration Software Group and member of Cisco’s EcoBoard

Tues 4/20 10:00– 11:00 a.m.

Climate Change Challenges, Solutions and New Business Models

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

This session will discuss the challenges faced in the Australian environment and review the role of ICT in solving some of these issues and some emerging new business models.

Moderator:
Kevin Bloch, CTO, Cisco ANZ  

Panelists:
Andrew Lamble, Chief Operating Officer, CarbonSystems

Peter Birk, Chief Technology Officer, Energy Australia

Ezra Beeman, Managing Director, Energeia

Tues 4/20 2:30-3:30 p.m.

India’s National Action Plan on Climate Change – The role of ICT

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

India's rapid economic growth in last several years has brought three issues into focus: it has lifted millions out of poverty, accelerated depletion of natural resources, and caused rapid deterioration in environment quality.

The session will dwell on India’s challenges and opportunities, approach of the government and private sector and specifically focus on areas where ICT has the potential to be the transforming force.

Moderator:
Harish Krishnan, Director, Government Affairs, Cisco India

Speakers:
Rahul Bedi, Director, Corporate Affairs, Intel

Seema Arora, Principal Counselor & Head, Center CII-ITC, Centre for Excellence for Sustainable Development

Dr. Rahul Tongia, Principal Research Scientist, Center for Study of Science, Technology, & Policy 

Return to Top

Tokyo, Japan (Universal Time + 9 hours) for Wed 4/21
Date Local Time Session Speakers
No sessions

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Tokyo, Japan (Universal Time + 9 hours) for Thurs 4/22
Date Local Time Session Speakers
Thurs 4/22 12:00 -12:30 a.m.

COP15 Multimedia Experience Launch

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

The COP15 Video Experience chronicles the creation and impact of the Global Climate Change Meeting Platform, a network of Cisco TelePresence units that has fundamentally changed the way nations communicate with each other. Go behind the scenes of last year’s U.N. Climate Change Conference where Cisco was selected as the exclusive technology sponsor.

Speaker:
Irene Sandler, COP15 Marketing Lead, Cisco  

Thurs 4/22 1:00 -2:00 p.m.

Smart Grid

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

This session discusses Cisco's Smart Grid Strategy and how improvements to the electric system can impact the environment.

Speaker:
Inbar Lasser-Raab, Director, Market Management, Cisco  

Return to Top

Beijing, China and Singapore (Universal Time + 8 hours) for Tues 4/20
Date Local Time Session Speakers
Tues 4/20 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Collaboration and Sustainability: Helping Businesses Thrive

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Hear how collaboration technology can address corporate environmental and sustainability goals, and allow businesses to grow and thrive.



Speaker:
Debra Chrapaty, SVP & General Manager, Collaboration Software Group and member of Cisco’s EcoBoard

Tues 4/20 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Climate Change Challenges, Solutions and New Business Models

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

This session will discuss the challenges faced in the Australian environment and review the role of ICT in solving some of these issues and some emerging new business models.

Moderator:
Kevin Bloch, CTO, Cisco ANZ

Panelists:
Andrew Lamble, Chief Operating Officer, CarbonSystems

Peter Birk, Chief Technology Officer, Energy Australia

Ezra Beeman, Managing Director, Energeia

Tues 4/20 3:30-4:30 p.m.

India’s National Action Plan on Climate Change – The role of ICT

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

India's rapid economic growth in last several years has brought three issues into focus: it has lifted millions out of poverty, accelerated depletion of natural resources, and caused rapid deterioration in environment quality.

The session will dwell on India’s challenges and opportunities, approach of the government and private sector and specifically focus on areas where ICT has the potential to be the transforming force.

Moderator:
Harish Krishnan, Director, Government Affairs, Cisco India


Speakers:
Rahul Bedi, Director, Corporate Affairs, Intel

Seema Arora, Principal Counselor & Head, Center CII-ITC, Centre for Excellence for Sustainable Development

Dr. Rahul Tongia, Principal Research Scientist, Center for Study of Science, Technology, & Policy 

Return to Top

Beijing, China and Singapore (Universal Time + 8 hours) for Wed 4/21
Date Local Time Session Speakers
No sessions

Return to Top

Beijing, China and Singapore (Universal Time + 8 hours) for Thurs 4/22
Date Local Time Session Speakers
Thurs 4/22 11:00 -11:30 a.m.

COP15 Multimedia Experience Launch

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

The COP15 Video Experience chronicles the creation and impact of the Global Climate Change Meeting Platform, a network of Cisco TelePresence units that has fundamentally changed the way nations communicate with each other. Go behind the scenes of last year’s U.N. Climate Change Conference where Cisco was selected as the exclusive technology sponsor.

Speaker:
Irene Sandler, COP15 Marketing Lead, Cisco

Tues 4/22 12:00 -1:00 p.m.

Smart Grid

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

This session discusses Cisco’s Smart Grid Strategy and how improvements to the electric system can impact the environment.

Speaker:
Inbar Lasser-Raab, Director, Market Management, Cisco

Return to Top

Bangalore, India (Universal Time + 5:30 hours) for Tues 4/20
Date Local Time Session Speakers
Tues 4/20 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

India’s National Action Plan on Climate Change – The role of ICT

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

India's rapid economic growth in last several years has brought three issues into focus: it has lifted millions out of poverty, accelerated depletion of natural resources, and caused rapid deterioration in environment quality.

The session will dwell on India’s challenges and opportunities, approach of the government and private sector and specifically focus on areas where ICT has the potential to be the transforming force.

Moderator:
Harish Krishnan, Director, Government Affairs, Cisco India

Panelists:
Rahul Bedi, Director, Corporate Affairs, Intel


Seema Arora, Principal Counselor & Head, Center CII-ITC, Centre for Excellence for Sustainable Development

Dr. Rahul Tongia, Principal Research Scientist, Center for Study of Science, Technology, & Policy 

Tues 4/20 8:30-9:15 p.m.

Smart Grid Distributed Intelligence: Enabling Green Energy sources

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Hear why the smart grid is "green." Topics discussed:

  • N Way Grid
  • Efficiency and reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
  • Importance of any to any information flow
  • IP communications in an electric grid and beyond

Speaker:
Jeffrey Taft, Chief Architect, Smart Grid, Cisco

Tues 4/20 9:30-10:30 p.m.

A Telework Strategy for Your Agency

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Cisco and Teleworx Exchange will host a panel discussion regarding the deployment of a telework solution within your agency. They will discuss their shared vision of collaboration within and across an agency and the technology solutions that promote workforce productivity and contribute to agency carbon reduction goals while maximizing agency operations

Cindy Auten, General Manager,
Telework Exchange

Jerry Applegate, Solution Manager, Cisco Virtual Office solution

Return to Top

Bangalore, India (Universal Time + 5:30 hours) for Wed 4/21
Date Local Time Session Speakers
Wed 4/21 9:30-10:30 p.m.

Lessons Learned from Copenhagen and the Road to Mexico (COP16): Do We Need a Renewed Climate Change Dialogue Between the U.S., the EU, and China?

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Panelists will provide an overview of the U.N. international climate conference (COP15), their views on a renewed climate change dialogue, and lessons learned.

Panelists:
Artur Runge-Metzger, Director, European Commission
Damian Ryan, Senior Analyst, The Climate Group
Andrew Light, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress

Moderator:
Monique Meche, Director, Global Environmental Policy, Cisco

 

Return to Top

Bangalore, India (Universal Time + 5:30 hours) for Thurs 4/22
Date Local Time Session Speakers
Thurs 4/22 8:30 -9:00 a.m.

COP 15 Multimedia Experience Launch

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

The COP15 Video Experience chronicles the creation and impact of the Global Climate Change Meeting Platform, a network of Cisco TelePresence units that has fundamentally changed the way nations communicate with each other. Go behind the scenes of last year's U.N. Climate Change Conference where Cisco was selected as the exclusive technology sponsor.

Speaker:
Irene Sandler, COP15 Marketing Lead, Cisco  

Thurs 4/22 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Smart Grid

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

This session discusses Cisco’s Smart Grid strategy and what this opportunity will mean for the environment.

Speaker:
Inbar Lasser-Raab, Director, Market Management, Cisco  

Return to Top

London, United Kingdom for Tues 4/20
Date Local Time Session Speakers
Tues 4/20 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Cisco EnergyWise and Customer Best Practices

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Cisco EnergyWise harnesses the network to provide visibility and control of energy usage. This session will provide a brief overview of this key service capability and will include best practices from Cisco customers.

Panelists: 
Nick McCarthy, London Borough of Hillingdon

Robert Mackay, London Borough of Hillingdon

Moderator:

Vivian Clark, Marketing Manager, CMO Routing & Switching Solutions, Cisco
Tues 4/20 4:00-4:45 p.m.

Smart Grid Distributed Intelligence: Enabling Green Energy Sources

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Hear why the smart grid is "green." Topics discussed:

  • N Way Grid
  • Efficiency and reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
  • Importance of any to any information flow
  • IP communications in an electric grid and beyond

Speaker:
Jeffrey Taft, Chief Architect, Smart Grid, Cisco

Tues 4/20 5:00-6:00 p.m.

A Telework Strategy for Your Agency

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Cisco and Teleworx Exchange will host a panel discussion regarding the deployment of a telework solution within your agency. They will discuss their shared vision of collaboration within and across an agency and the technology solutions that promote workforce productivity and contribute to agency carbon reduction goals while maximizing agency operations

Cindy Auten, General Manager,
Telework Exchange

Jerry Applegate, Solution Manager, Cisco Virtual Office solution
Tues 4/20 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Green Tech: Regulations, Trends, and Impacts

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Join us for a panel discussion of the growing impact of environmental regulations and trends on the electronics industry.

Introductoin:
Mark Chandler, SVP & General Counsel, Cisco


Co-Moderators: Jennifer Sanford, Senior Manager, Global Policy & Government Affairs, Cisco
Joe Johnson, Director, Environmental Affairs, Cisco Legal

Panelists:
Rick Goss, Vice President of Environment and Sustainability, Information Technology Industry Council

Donna Young, GM Climate Change & Programme Development, British Telecom

Darren Beck, Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sprint

 

Tues 4/20 8:00-9:00 p.m.

Cisco On Cisco: Using Information Technology to Meet Cisco’s Green Goals

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Hear the Cisco Green Story about how IT is being used to create efficiency, reduce energy, and cut down global GHG and costs.

Speaker:
Michael Chaney, Senior Director, Vendor Management Services, Architecture & Business Services, Cisco

Return to Top

London, United Kingdom for Wed 4/21
Date Local Time Session Speakers
Wed 4/21 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Sustainable Value Chain

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Hear from a panel of expert guests, including one of our manufacturing partners on how Cisco is ensuring that all products can be sourced, manufactured, and sold anywhere, any time in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.

  • How our packaging team removed more than 2000 tons of material--equivalent to 16 blue whales
  • How our partnership with our contract manufacturers is driving Green through the supply chain
  • Our greenlining efforts

Moderator:
Glenn Nomi, Manager, Product Operation, Global Supply Chain Management

Panelists:
Seb  Nardecchia Sr. Director, Corporate Environmental Responsibility, Flextronics
Carl Albers, Manager, Documentation, Cisco
Oleg Kolosov, Manager, Packaging, Cisco

Wed 4/21 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Lessons Learned from Copenhagen and the Road to Mexico (COP16): Do We Need a Renewed Climate Change Dialogue Between the U.S., the EU, and China?

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Panelists will provide an overview of the U.N. international climate conference (COP15), their views on a renewed climate change dialogue, and lessons learned.

Panelists:
Artur Runge-Metzger, Director, European Commission
Damian Ryan, Senior Analyst, The Climate Group
Andrew Light, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress

Moderator:

Monique Meche, Director Global Environmental Policy, Cisco
Wed 4/21 6:00-7:00 p.m.

ICT as Part of the Solution: Greenpeace Cool IT Challenge

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Greenpeace has challenged the biggest names in the IT industry to put forward climate solutions that help us use energy more wisely, to reduce their own carbon footprint, and to become strong advocates for government policies that tackle climate change. Greenpeace, in collaboration with Cisco is bringing together a panel of experts from leading IT companies who are part of Greenpeace’s Cool IT Challenge to discuss the importance leadership among lT companies to tackle the challenge and the business opportunities associated with addressing climate change.

Panelist:
Darrel Stickler, Sustainable Business Practices, Cisco


Bill Weihl, Green Energy Czar, Google

Gary Cook, Climate Policy Advisor, Greenpeace Cool IT Campaign


Edan Dionne, Director of Corporate Environmental Affairs, IBM

Steve Lippman, Director of Environmental Sustainability, Microsoft

Moderator:
Martin LaMonica, Senior Writer, CNET News

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London, United Kingdom for Thurs 4/22
Date Local Time Session Speakers
Thurs 4/22 5:00-5:30 p.m.

COP15 Multimedia Experience Launch

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

The COP15 Video Experience chronicles the creation and impact of the Global Climate Change Meeting Platform, a network of Cisco TelePresence units that has fundamentally changed the way nations communicate with each other. Go behind the scenes of last year’s U.N. Climate Change Conference where Cisco was selected as the exclusive technology sponsor.

Speaker:
Henrik Michel Kjaer, COP15 Global Project Lead, Cisco

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U.S. East - EDT for Tues 4/20
Date Local Time Session Speakers
Tues 4/20 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Cisco EnergyWise and Customer Best Practices

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Cisco EnergyWise harnesses the network to provide visibility and control of energy usage. This session will provide a brief overview of this key service capability and will include best practices from Cisco customers.

Panelists: 
Nick McCarthy, London Borough of Hillingdon

Robert Mackay, London Borough of Hillingdon

Moderator:
Vivian Clark, Marketing Manager, CMO Routing & Switching Solutions, Cisco

Tues 4/20 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Smart Grid Distributed Intelligence: Enabling Green Energy Sources

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Hear why the smart grid is "green." Topics discussed:

  • N Way Grid
  • Efficiency and reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
  • Importance of any to any information flow
  • IP communications in an electric grid and beyond

Speaker:
Jeffrey Taft, Chief Architect, Smart Grid, Cisco

Tues 4/20 12:00-1:00 p.m.

A Telework Strategy for Your Agency

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Cisco and Teleworx Exchange will host a panel discussion regarding the deployment of a telework solution within your agency. They will discuss their shared vision of collaboration within and across an agency and the technology solutions that promote workforce productivity and contribute to agency carbon reduction goals while maximizing agency operations

Cindy Auten, General Manager,
Telework Exchange

Jerry Applegate, Solution Manager, Cisco Virtual Office solution
Tues 4/20 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Green Tech: Regulations, Trends, and Impacts

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Join us for a panel discussion of the growing impact of environmental regulations and trends on the electronics industry.

Introduction:
Mark Chandler, SVP & General Counsel, Cisco
 
Co-Moderators:
Jennifer Sanford, Senior Manager, Global Policy & Government Affairs, Cisco

Joe Johnson, Director,  Environmental Affairs, Cisco Legal

Panelists:
Rick Goss, Vice President of Environment and Sustainability, Information Technology Industry Council

Donna Young, GM Climate Change & Programme Development, British Telecom

Darren Beck, Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sprint
Tues 4/20 2:00- 3:00 p.m.

Public Sector Innovators Leading Change

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Come and learn firsthand how these industry visionaries are leading change through technology and enhanced collaboration within their organization.

  • Enterprise Sustainability Platform Deployed for the State of Missouri
  • Green IT Initiatives on Harvard University Campus.

Moderator:
Dave West
Sr. Director, Systems Engineering, Public Sector, Cisco

Panelists:

Dave Mosby, Senior Consultant, Talisen Technologies

Leo Donnelly, Senior Network Architect, Emerging Technologies, University Information Systems, Harvard University
Tues 4/20 3:00– 4:00 p.m.

Cisco On Cisco: Using Information Technology to Meet Cisco’s Green Goals

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Hear the Cisco Green Story about how IT is being used to create efficiency, reduce energy, and cut down global GHG and costs.

Speaker:
Michael Chaney, Senior Director, Vendor Management Services, Architecture & Business Services, Cisco

Tues 4/20 4:00– 5:00 p.m.

Sustainability As a Driver For Innovation

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

This session will discuss why sustainability is a driver for innovation and how global companies are responding. The fundamental shift in resource use, stakeholder engagement and corporate transparency is driving companies to reduce their environmental footprint to develop new products and services.

Speaker:
Will Sarni, CEO, Domani Sustainability Consultants

Tues 4/20 5:00– 5:30 p.m.

X PRIZE & Cisco: An Energy & Environmental Innovation Partnership

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Innovation at the intersection of audacity and achievement. Learn about the nature and potential of our partnership to stem the harmful effects of climate change and promote environmental sustainability.

Speaker:
Robert Weiss, X PRIZE Foundation President

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U.S. East - EDT for Wed 4/21
Date Local Time Session Speakers
Wed 4/21 11:00 – 12:00 p.m.

Sustainable Value Chain

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Hear from a panel of expert guests, including one of our manufacturing partners on how Cisco is ensuring that all products can be sourced, manufactured, and sold anywhere, any time in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.

  • How our packaging team removed more than 2000 tons of material--equivalent to 16 blue whales
  • How our partnership with our contract manufacturers is driving Green through the supply chain
  • Our greenlining efforts

Moderator:
Glenn Nomi, Manager, Product Operation, Global Supply Chain Management

Panelists:
Seb  Nardecchia Sr. Director, Corporate Environmental Responsibility, Flextronics
Carl Albers, Manager, Documentation, Cisco
Oleg Kolosov, Manager, Packaging, Cisco

Wed 4/21 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Lessons Learned from Copenhagen and the Road to Mexico (COP16): Do We Need a Renewed Climate Change Dialogue Between the U.S., the EU, and China?

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Panelists will provide an overview of the U.N. international climate conference (COP15), their views on a renewed climate change dialogue, and lessons learned.

Panelists:
Artur Runge-Metzger, Director, European Commission
Damian Ryan, Senior Analyst, The Climate Group
Andrew Light, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress

Moderator:
Monique Meche, Director, Global Environmental Policy, Cisco Solutions, Cisco

Wed 4/21 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

ICT as Part of the Solution: Greenpeace Cool IT Challenge

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Greenpeace has challenged the biggest names in the IT industry to put forward climate solutions that help us use energy more wisely, to reduce their own carbon footprint, and to become strong advocates for government policies that tackle climate change. Greenpeace, in collaboration with Cisco is bringing together a panel of experts from leading IT companies who are part of Greenpeace’s Cool IT Challenge to discuss the importance leadership among lT companies to tackle the challenge and the business opportunities associated with addressing climate change. 

Panelist:
Darrel Stickler, Sustainable Business Practices, Cisco


Bill Weihl, Green Energy Czar, Google

Gary Cook, Climate Policy Advisor, Greenpeace Cool IT Campaign


Edan Dionne, Director of Corporate Environmental Affairs, IBM

Steve Lippman, Director of Environmental Sustainability, Microsoft

Moderator:

Martin LaMonica, Senior Writer, CNET News
Wed 4/21 2:00- 3:00 p.m.

Cisco EnergyWise and Customer Best Practices

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Cisco EnergyWise harnesses the network to provide visibility and control of energy usage. This session will provide a brief overview of this key service capability and will include best practices from Cisco customers.

Panelists: 
Nick McCarthy, London Borough of Hillingdon

Robert Mackay, London Borough of Hillingdon

Moderator:
Vivian Clark, Marketing Manager, CMO Routing & Switching Solutions, Cisco

Wed 4/21 4:00-5:00 p.m.

AB 32: Fact vs. Fiction

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Learn how AB 32, California’s Cap & Trade program could impact California’s economy.

Moderator:
Jim Hawley, Senior VP and General Counsel, TechNet

Panelists:
Dan Adler, President, California Clean Energy Fund (CalCEF)

Virgil Welch, Special Assistant to the Chairman, California Air Resource Board (CARB)

Bruce Klafter, Senior Director, Environmental, Health and Safety, Applied Materials

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U.S. East - EDT for Thurs 4/22
Date Local Time Session Speakers
Thurs 4/22 12:00-12:30 p.m.

COP15 Multimedia Experience Launch

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

The COP15 Video Experience chronicles the creation and impact of the Global Climate Change Meeting Platform, a network of Cisco TelePresence units that has fundamentally changed the way nations communicate with each other. Go behind the scenes of last year’s U.N. Climate Change Conference where Cisco was selected as the exclusive technology sponsor.

Speaker:
Henrik Michel Kjaer, COP15 Global Project Lead, Cisco

Thurs 4/22 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Green Innovations in Education: Working Toward Sustainability (K-12)


WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Learn how schools and campuses can lower their carbon footprints and serve as role models of sustainability in our communities. Panelists represent members of the Green Schools Alliance, a network of schools in the U.S. and Canada committed to helping the environment.


Panelists:
"Energy Efficiency in Public Schools," John Shea, New York City Public Schools, New York

"Education for Sustainability," Alice Moore, Director of Environmental Sustainability, Marin Country Day School, Marin, California

"Green Charter Schools," Jim McGrath, Green Charter School Network, Madison, Wisconsin

 Moderator:
David Suzuki, World-renowned environmental activist and educator

Thurs 4/22 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Making the Case for Sustainability in a Downturn

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Hear from a multi-industry panel on how perspective on sustainability changes or doesn’t depending on the industry.

Topics of discussion:

  • What are the drivers to start sustainability initiatives?
  • Do customers really care about sustainability?
What are the roles of vendors and supply chain in driving sustainability initiatives?



Moderator:
Vijay Kanal, Managing Principal, Kanal Consulting

Panelists:
Donna Sadowy, Manager Global Regulatory Affairs, Energy & Environment, AMD

Ted Reichelt, Principal Environmental Engineer, Intel

John Rego, Director of Sustainability, Sony Pictures

Darrel Stickler, Sustainable Business Practices, Cisco

Yalmaz Siddiqui, Director, Environmental Strategy, Office Depot

Thurs 4/22 4:00-4:30 p.m.

Cisco Foundation and Water.org: Leveraging Technology to Make a Difference

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Hear from Charu Adesnik of the Cisco Foundation and Mike McCamon of Water.org to learn how this partnership will fund the use of technology to empower communities to track and report solutions to providing safe drinking water to people in developing countries.

Speakers:
Mike McCamon, Chief Community Officer, Water.Org
Charu Adesnik, Program Manager, Cisco

Thurs 4/22 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Laptops, Lattes, and Lunch: Making More From Less

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

It is estimated that the world’s population will be 9 billion by 2050. How do we support this growing population with increasingly scarce resources? We need to change the way we think about the embedded impact of our products. For example, human beings use a considerable amount of water every day, but even more is used to grow and produce the resources used to make our products. Jason Clay from the World Wildlife Fund will share the realities of water and embedded impacts of many different items we use in our lives.

Speakers:
Andrew Murphy – Director of Markets Strategy, Research and Development, World Wildlife Fund

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U.S. Pacific - PDT for Tues 4/20
Date Local Time Session Speakers
Tues 4/20 8:00-8:45 a.m.

Smart Grid Distributed Intelligence: Enabling Green Energy Sources

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Hear why the smart grid is "green." Topics discussed:

  • N Way Grid
  • Efficiency and reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
  • Importance of any to any information flow
  • IP communications in an electric grid and beyond
Speakers:
Jeffrey Taft, Chief Architect, Smart Grid, Cisco

Tues 4/20 9:00-10:00 a.m.

A Telework Strategy for Your Agency

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Cisco and Teleworx Exchange will host a panel discussion regarding the deployment of a telework solution within your agency. They will discuss their shared vision of collaboration within and across an agency and the technology solutions that promote workforce productivity and contribute to agency carbon reduction goals while maximizing agency operations

Cindy Auten, General Manager,
Telework Exchange

Jerry Applegate, Solution Manager, Cisco Virtual Office solution
Tues 4/20 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Green Tech: Regulations, Trends, and Impacts

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Join us for a panel discussion of the growing impact of environmental regulations and trends on the electronics industry.

Introduction:
Mark Chandler, SVP & General Counsel, Cisco

Co-Moderators:
Jennifer Sanford, Senior Manager,  Global Policy & Government Affairs, Cisco

Joe Johnson, Director,  Environmental Affairs, Cisco Legal

Panelists:
Rick Goss, Vice President of Environment and Sustainability, Information Technology Industry Council

Donna Young, GM Climate Change & Programme Development, British Telecom

Darren Beck, Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sprint
Tues 4/20 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Public Sector Innovators Leading Change

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Come and learn firsthand how these industry visionaries are leading change through technology and enhanced collaboration within their organization.

  • Enterprise Sustainability Platform Deployed for the State of Missouri
  • Green IT Initiatives on Harvard University Campus.

Moderator:
Dave West
Sr. Director, Systems Engineering, Public Sector, Cisco

Panelists:

Dave Mosby, Senior Consultant, Talisen Technologies

Leo Donnelly, Senior Network Architect, Emerging Technologies, University Information Systems, Harvard University
Tues 4/20 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Cisco On Cisco: Using Information Technology to Meet Cisco’s Green Goals

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Hear the Cisco Green Story about how IT is being used to create efficiency, reduce energy, and cut down global GHG and costs.

Speakers:
Michael Chaney, Senior Director, Vendor Management Services, Architecture & Business Services, Cisco

Tues 4/20 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Sustainability As a Driver For Innovation

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

This session will discuss why sustainability is a driver for innovation and how global companies are responding. The fundamental shift in resource use, stakeholder engagement and corporate transparency is driving companies to reduce their environmental footprint to develop new products and services.

Speaker:
Will Sarni, CEO, Domani Sustainability Consultants

Tues 4/20 2:00-2:30 p.m.

X PRIZE & Cisco: An Energy & Environmental Innovation Partnership

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Innovation at the intersection of audacity and achievement. Learn about the nature and potential of our partnership to stem the harmful effects of climate change and promote environmental sustainability.

Speaker:
Robert Weiss, X PRIZE Foundation President

Return to Top

U.S. Pacific - PDT for Wed 4/21
Date Local Time Session Speakers
Wed 4/21 8:00-9:00 a.m.

Sustainable Value Chain

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Hear from a panel of expert guests, including one of our manufacturing partners on how Cisco is ensuring that all products can be sourced, manufactured, and sold anywhere, any time in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.

  • How our packaging team removed more than 2000 tons of material--equivalent to 16 blue whales
  • How our partnership with our contract manufacturers is driving Green through the supply chain
  • Our greenlining efforts

Moderator:
Glenn Nomi, Manager, Product Operation, Global Supply Chain Management

Panelists:
Seb  Nardecchia Sr. Director, Corporate Environmental Responsibility, Flextronics
Carl Albers, Manager, Documentation, Cisco
Oleg Kolosov, Manager, Packaging, Cisco

Wed 4/21 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Lessons Learned from Copenhagen and the Road to Mexico (COP16): Do We Need a Renewed Climate Change Dialogue Between the U.S., the EU, and China?

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Panelists will provide an overview of the U.N. international climate conference (COP15), their views on a renewed climate change dialogue, and lessons learned.

Panelists:
Artur Runge-Metzger, Director, European Commission
Damian Ryan, Senior Analyst, The Climate Group
Andrew Light, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress

Moderator:
Monique Meche, Director, Global Environmental Policy, Cisco

Wed 4/21 10:00-11:00 a.m.

ICT as Part of the Solution: Greenpeace Cool IT Challenge

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Greenpeace has challenged the biggest names in the IT industry to put forward climate solutions that help us use energy more wisely, to reduce their own carbon footprint, and to become strong advocates for government policies that tackle climate change. Greenpeace, in collaboration with Cisco is bringing together a panel of experts from leading IT companies who are part of Greenpeace’s Cool IT Challenge to discuss the importance leadership among lT companies to tackle the challenge and the business opportunities associated with addressing climate change.

Panelist:
Darrel Stickler, Sustainable Business Practices, Cisco

Bill Weihl, Green Energy Czar, Google

Gary Cook, Climate Policy Advisor, Greenpeace Cool IT Campaign


Edan Dionne, Director of Corporate Environmental Affairs, IBM

Steve Lippman, Director of Environmental Sustainability, Microsoft

Moderator:
Martin LaMonica, Senior Writer, CNET News

Wed 4/21 11:00 a.m.-12:00 pm

Cisco EnergyWise and Customer Best Practices

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Cisco EnergyWise harnesses the network to provide visibility and control of energy usage. This session will provide a brief overview of this key service capability and will include best practices from Cisco customers.

Panelists: 
Nick McCarthy, London Borough of Hillingdon

Robert Mackay, London Borough of Hillingdon

João Fernandes, Portugal Ministry of Education

Moderator:

Vivian Clark, Marketing Manager, CMO Routing & Switching Solutions, Cisco
Wed 4/21 1:00-2:00 p.m.

AB 32: Fact vs. Fiction

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Learn how AB 32, California’s Cap & Trade program could impact California’s economy.

Moderator:
Jim Hawley, Senior VP and General Counsel, TechNet

Panelists:
Dan Adler, President, California Clean Energy Fund (CalCEF)

Virgil Welch, Special Assistant to the Chairman, California Air Resource Board (CARB)

Bruce Klafter, Senior Director, Environmental, Health and Safety, Applied Materials

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U.S. Pacific - PDT for Thurs 4/22
Date Local Time Session Speakers
Thurs 4/22 9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

COP 15 Multimedia Experience Launch

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

The COP15 Video Experience chronicles the creation and impact of the Global Climate Change Meeting Platform, a network of Cisco TelePresence units that has fundamentally changed the way nations communicate with each other. Go behind the scenes of last year’s U.N. Climate Change Conference where Cisco was selected as the exclusive technology sponsor.

Speakers:

Henrik Michel Kjaer, COP15 Global Project Lead, Cisco

Thurs 4/22 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Green Innovations in Education: Working Toward Sustainability (K-12)

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Learn how schools and campuses can lower their carbon footprints and serve as role models of sustainability in our communities. Panelists represent members of the Green Schools Alliance, a network of schools in the U.S. and Canada committed to helping the environment.

Panelists:
“Energy Efficiency in Public Schools,” John Shea, New York City Public Schools, New York

“Education for Sustainability,” Alice Moore, Director of Environmental Sustainability, Marin Country Day School, Marin, California

“Green Charter Schools,” Jim McGrath, Green Charter School Network, Madison, Wisconsin

Moderated by:  David Suzuki, World-renowned environmental activist and educator

Thurs 4/22 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Making the Case for Sustainability in a Downturn

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Hear from a multi-industry panel on how perspective on sustainability changes or doesn’t depending on the industry.

Topics of discussion:

  • What are the drivers to start sustainability initiatives?
  • Do customers really care about sustainability?
What are the roles of vendors and supply chain in driving sustainability initiatives?

Moderator:
Vijay Kanal, Managing Principal, Kanal Consulting

Panelists:
Donna Sadowy, Manager Global Regulatory Affairs, Energy & Environment, AMD

Ted Reichelt, Principal Environmental Engineer, Intel

John Rego, Director of Sustainability, Sony Pictures

Darrel Stickler, Sustainable Business Practices, Cisco

Yalmaz Siddiqui, Director, Environmental Strategy, Office Depot

Thurs 4/22 1:00 -1:30 p.m.

Cisco Foundation and Water.org: Leveraging Technology to Make a Difference

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

Hear from Charu Adesnik of the Cisco Foundation and Mike McCamon of Water.org to learn how this partnership will fund the use of technology to empower communities to track and report solutions to providing safe drinking water to people in developing countries.

Speakers:
Mike McCamon, Chief Community Officer, Water.Org
Charu Adesnik, Program Manager, Cisco

Thurs 4/22 3:00. - 4:00 p.m.

Laptops, Lattes, and Lunch: Making More From Less

WATCH RECORDED SESSION

It is estimated that the world’s population will be 9 billion by 2050. How do we support this growing population with increasingly scarce resources? We need to change the way we think about the embedded impact of our products. For example, human beings use a considerable amount of water every day, but even more is used to grow and produce the resources used to make our products. Jason Clay from the World Wildlife Fund will share the realities of water and embedded impacts of many different items we use in our lives.

Speakers:
Andrew Murphy Director of Markets Strategy, Research and Development, World Wildlife Fund

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Virtual Earth Day 2010: See it. Live it. Share it.


Starting April 20, join global discussions about environmental sustainability with industry thought leaders and technology experts. Browse the agenda, find topics of interest, and register for Virtual Earth Day 2010.


You can attend live sessions via Cisco's WebEx platform from wherever you are and during a time that is convenient for you. Or, you can access the recorded sessions that will available on-demand after the event.


Register now by clicking on the drop-down menu and choose your time zone followed by sessions of interest. After following the registration process, be sure to save the details to your Outlook calendar.


Presenters


Hear from experts across the industry, non profits, government agencies and academia. Including:

  • Industry Experts: Cisco, AMD, Intel , Sony, Applied Materials, Microsoft, IBM, Flextronics, Google, British Telecom, Sprint, Office Depot
  • Non Profit Partners: Greenpeace, World Wildlife Fund, Confederation of Indian Industry, Environmental Defense Fund, David Suzuki Foundation, X Prize Foundation, Water.Org
  • Government Agencies: Department of Energy, California Air Resource Board (CARB)
  • Technology Associations: TechNet, Information Technology Industry Council, Center for American Progress
  • Experts, Researchers and Analysts: : The Climate Group, Domani Consulting, Kanal Consulting Group, Energeia, Energy Australia, CNET News 
  • Academia: Harvard University, New York City Public Schools, Marin Country Day School, Green Charter School Network, Madison, Wisconsin

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