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Green IT: How Information Technology is Transforming How We Use and Produce Energy

Not much attention has been paid to the role of information technology (IT) in reducing carbon emissions; in fact, some people even see IT as contributing to the problem because the IT infrastructure and devices themselves consume electricity. Yet by transforming all sectors of the economy and society—from e-commerce and just-in-time manufacturing to telecommuting and clean alternative energy technologies—IT is allowing the U.S. economy to become more energy efficient and less carbon intensive.

In this event, ITIF will discuss the findings from the report, Digital Quality of Life: Energy that explores the impact of IT on energy. In addition, ITIF will be joined by a panel of experts from leading IT companies to discuss new innovations in energy-efficient computing, the overall net impact of IT on energy consumption, strategies to promote “green” uses of IT.

Date: Monday, November 17, 2008
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Place: Cannon House Office Building, Room 121


Robert Atkinson (bio)
President, The Information and Innovation Foundation

Daniel Castro (bio)
Senior Analyst, The Information and Innovation Foundation
Presentation Slides (PDF)

Matt Krupnick
Government Affairs Policy Counsel, Dell
Presentation Slides (PDF)

David Isaacs
Director, Government Affairs, Hewlett-Packard
Presentation Slides (PDF)

Jennifer Sanford
Senior Manager, International Trade and Environment, Global Policy & Government Affairs, Cisco
Presentation Slides (PDF)

Link Hoewing
Assistant Vice President, Internet and Technology Issues, Verizon

Jeff Brueggeman
Vice President, Public Policy, AT&T

Audio and Video

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Related Links

Digital Quality of Life
October 2, 2008
ITIF report discussing the impact of IT on individuals and society.