February 19, 2009 13:38 ET

BrightTALK Hosts Green IT Summit

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - February 19, 2009) -

WHAT: Green IT Summit hosted by BrightTALK™

Global IT leaders will present interactive webcasts all day on such topics as carbon footprint reduction, green service and product design, and cutting IT and energy costs within organizations. IT departments are increasingly on the front line to formulate and enact their Green IT strategy for environmental and financial benefits. This online summit will cover the strategic issues around "going green" as well as practical tips and techniques for IT professionals. The webcasts will also be immediately recorded and viewable on-demand at

WHEN: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 6:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. PST

WHO: Presentations at the Green IT Summit will include:

Charles Weaver, President of MSPAlliance - "Achieving Green Through Green IT"

Chuck Hickey, CTO, and Terry Nelson, COO of Akuwa Solutions - "Data Center Consolidation through Virtualization"

Gino Palozzi, Worldwide Marketing Manager at IBM - "Sustainability and the Role of Information Technology"

John Ragsdale, Vice President of Research at the Service and Support Professionals Association, the Technology Professional Services Association, and the Association for Services Management International - "Innovation in Green Service Business Practice"

John Skinner, Director of Eco-Technology Marketing at Intel

Ravi Angadi, Senior Director of Enterprise Product Management at Verdiem - "Increasing Business Profitability and Sustainability Through Reducing ICT Energy Consumption"

Roger Jones, Business Development Director at Avaya - "Green Unified Communications"

Sarah O'Brien, EPEAT Outreach Director for the Green Electronics Council - "Environmental Standards' Role in Greening Product Design"

Tom Clark, Member of the SNIA Board of Directors - "Technologies for Green Storage"

WHERE: The Green IT Summit is available on

MAKE THE SUMMIT AVAILABLE ON YOUR SITE: The summit can also be accessed through the BrightTALK player, which can be embedded into websites and blogs. The webcasts can be accessed live and will remain available on-demand afterward. For information on how to embed a player or to participate in future summits, contact Morgan Cantrell (415-955-0553, mcantrell (at)


BrightTALK is devoted to making webcasting the ultimate business tool for transferring knowledge. BrightTALK offers vibrant exchange of ideas as either a presenter or a viewer with live, interactive access to the world's top thought leaders.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Morgan Cantrell
    mcantrell (at)