SOURCE: MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge

MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge

February 02, 2010 16:02 ET

MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge Presents "The Sustainability Revolution: What Does it Mean Today to Investors, Entrepreneurs and Everyone?"

Session to Feature Keynote Presentation by Ray Lane, Managing Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and Former President and COO of Oracle Corporation

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - February 2, 2010) - On February 10, the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge will present a session on how investors, entrepreneurs and businesses can engage with the sustainability revolution that continues to grow within communities across Massachusetts and beyond. The session will feature a keynote presentation by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers clean tech investor, and former Oracle Corporation President and COO, Ray Lane. Lane will discuss challenges posed by sustainability and climate change and the enormous opportunities in the energy industry. He will also share his thoughts on how the science, business and policy of climate change will converge and what that means for investors and entrepreneurs.

Following Lane's presentation, Dan Goldman, EVP and CFO of Great Point Energy, will lead a panel of thought leaders to discuss institutional sustainability investment, policy development and the science of climate change. The in-depth conversation will further explore the opportunities of innovation, jobs and new markets that are created by the energy industry. The panel will feature Philip Giudice, commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources; Mindy Lubber, president of Ceres; and Dan Schrag, Sturgis Hooper professor of geology; professor of environmental science and engineering; and director of the Harvard University Center for the Environment.

Keynote speaker:

Ray Lane is a managing partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), where he is focused on helping entrepreneurs with technological and market insight, organizational development and managing growth. Since joining KPCB, Lane has led several investments for the firm in enterprise and consumer technology, as well as clean and alternative energy, including Ausra, Great Point Energy, Fisker Automotive, Th!nk NA and Elance. Before joining KPCB, Lane was president and COO of Oracle Corporation, the second-largest software company in the world. Lane was elected to the Academy of Distinguished Graduates of West Virginia University, where he earned his bachelor's degree, and also served as a director of the WVU foundation board and currently serves on the University's Board of Governors. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of Carnegie Mellon University as its chairman.


Philip Giudice is commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) and brings more than 30 years of experience working in the energy industry, as both a geologist and a management professional. Prior to joining DOER, Giudice was SVP at EnerNOC and senior partner at Mercer Management Consulting. Giudice serves on several boards and groups within the clean energy community, including the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust and the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency.

Mindy Lubber is president of Ceres, a U.S. coalition of investors and environmental leaders working to improve corporate environmental, social and governance practices. In addition to her role at Ceres, Lubber also directs the Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR). She has held leadership positions as the regional administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Green Century Capital Management and was the senior advisor and communications director to former Governor Michael Dukakis.

Dan Schrag is Sturgis Hooper professor of geology; professor of environmental science and engineering; and the director of the Harvard University Center for the Environment. Schrag studies climate and climate change over the broadest range of Earth history. Schrag helped develop the Snowball Earth hypothesis, proposing that a series of global glaciations occurred between 750 and 580 million years ago that may have led to the evolution of multi-cellular animals. Currently he is working with economists and engineers on technological approaches to mitigating future climate change.


Daniel Goldman is EVP and CFO of Great Point Energy, where he brings more than 20 years of energy industry experience. Prior to joining Great Point, Goldman was co-founder, CFO and board member of New Energy Capital Corp. He has also held senior management positions at InterGen, Arthur D Little and was co-founder of Minuteman Wind, Clean Energy Venture Group and Environmental Entrepreneurs in New England.

When: Wednesday, February 10, 2010
      5:30pm: Networking mixer
      6:15-8:00pm: Program
      8:00-9:00pm: Networking reception

Where: MIT Stata Center (Building 32), Kirsch Auditorium, 32 Vassar St., Cambridge, MA

Registration and information:

Pricing: Forum members: $25, Non-members: $40. Students from all universities are free with college ID. Pre-registration is encouraged.

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