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Colorado Technology Association: Sustainability Spells Opportunity for IT
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When: September 21, 2011
7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Consulate General of Canada in Denver
1625 Broadway
Suite 2600
Denver, CO  80202
Contact: Aimee Charlton

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In an uncertain economy, every business is looking for opportunities save money, reduce risk and grow sales. For information-technology-intensive businesses, "Green IT" presents exactly these sorts of opportunities. Green IT, a critical element of sustainable business, is rife with innovation. Join CORE and the Colorado Technology Association to hear four experts on green IT topics ranging from virtualization to energy savings in data centers, from sustainability management software to IT asset disposition and more. 

Rod Taylor,  Director of IT Service Delivery at Istonish: As with any organizational initiative, there are stages of ‘green,’ and the implementation process can be a series of steps or a cultural evolution. Virtualization of your environments, IT and otherwise, is a key component to a green strategy, as is the financial/economic data to support it. We will focus on these aspects of greening your business and emphasize the importance of taking a holistic view when addressing this business objective.

Shawn Mills, President and Founder of Green House Data: United States data center energy use grew by about 36% during the last five years, consuming about 2% of the total electricity used in the country. Yet some data centers are much more energy efficient than others, and some rely on renewable energy. In this talk you’ll learn about reducing the energy waste and carbon footprint of data center operations, and the related energy benefits of cloud computing for small and midsize businesses. 

Dag Adamson, LifeSpan Technology Recycling President & Founder: Sustainability means more than just lower energy use.  This talks provides an overview of things you can do, from the purchasing process through end of life, that will add to your sustainability impact and most likely reduce the total cost of ownership.  The same plan can reduce risks and liability for environmental compliance and data security at end-of-life asset disposition.

Chris Thomas, VP of EcoSoftware from CA will illustrate the opportunity IT has to provide software to automate the Sustainability Office and help accelerate corporate success. Today’s sustainability leaders are challenged by a multitude of reporting requests and requirements.  The manual workload required to collect and verify data to generate credible, auditable reports can be daunting. But software holds the solution.

WHERE:     Consulate General of Canada in Denver, 1625 Broadway, Suite 2600 , Denver CO 80202
TIME:          7:30 AM- 10:00 AM
                    7:30 - 8:00 AM - Breakfast and networking
                    8:00 - 9:45 AM - Program 
                    9:45 - 10 AM - Networking  
PRICING:   CORE Members: $15
                   Colorado Technology Association Members: $15
                   Non-Members: $45

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