December 6, 2010: Climate Savers Computing Initiative Names New Executive Director
George Goodman brings more than 20 years of technical experience and leadership to CSCI
PORTLAND, Ore. — December 6, 2010 — George Goodman joins Climate Savers Computing Initiative as its new executive director (CSCI; http://climatesaverscomputing.org/), leading the efforts of this global consortium dedicated to reducing energy consumption of end-to-end computing. The Initiative, founded in 2007 by industry and communication technology leaders and the World Wildlife Fund, aims to increase the energy efficiency of computing equipment, increase the adoption and deployment of power management, and shift user behavior to smart computing practices.
“As Climate Savers Computing Initiative continues to expand and set new growth goals, the organization needs someone who has the right combination of vision, passion, and commitment,” said Lorie Wigle, president of CSCI. ”We are thrilled that George accepted the position, and with his deep technical experience and strong leadership background, he will be able to carry the organization’s mission forward.”
“This is a critical and exciting time for affecting behavior toward PC power management,” said Goodman. “With the organization’s new focus on the networking space, we are doubling down on efforts to drive PC power management lower and set new benchmarks for the industry.”
Prior to working with CSCI, Goodman led technology and product development for several Information and Computing Technology (ICT) companies, creating products ranging from full computer systems to communications products to branded consumer audio offerings at Intel, Sequent, Xerox, and Bell Labs.
In addition, Goodman led the Liberty Alliance Project, a cross-industry identity and authentication standards and policy consortium as its elected president in 2005 and 2006.
Goodman earned his Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from the University of California, San Diego, in 1980 following his Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of Florida in 1976.
About Climate Savers Computing Initiative
Climate Savers Computing Initiative is a global consortium dedicated to reducing the energy consumption of end-to-end computing. Since 2007, more than 675 members, including large commercial enterprises and technology industry stakeholders, have joined the initiative, and thousands of individuals have pledged their support. The initiative is dedicated to reducing the energy consumption of the IT sector through three focus areas: increasing the energy efficiency of computing equipment, increasing the adoption and deployment of power management, and shifting user behavior to smart computing practices. The initiative is led by Cisco, CSC, Dell, Emerson Network Power, Google Inc., HP, Intel, Juniper Networks, Microsoft, and the World Wildlife Fund. Sponsors include 1E, Acer Inc., CompTIA, Faronics, Finisar Corp, Fujitsu Limited, Hitachi Ltd., NEC Corporation, Sony Electronics, Sparxent Verismic Software, and Verdiem Corporation.
For more information and to pledge your support, visit http://www.climatesaverscomputing.org.
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