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Rob Bernard

Chief Environmental StrategistMicrosoft

Rob Bernard is the Chief Environmental Strategist for Microsoft and is responsible for defining and implementing the global strategy for the company’s environmental efforts.  In this role heoversees the company’s environmental impact at all levels including: working with product groups to create technology innovations in software and hardware that can helpenable customersto minimize their impact on the environment, helping accelerate scientific breakthrough on environmental issues, assuring responsible business practices that work to reduce the company’s direct and indirect environmental impact, and working with partners in industry, government and non-government to engage on global environmental issues.


Under Rob’s leadership, Microsoft has set its first carbon reduction goal and rolled out its first global campaign to engage with customers on ways to use information technology to reduce environmental impacts. Rob has also led the development of significant new technology partnerships with the Clinton Climate Initiative and the Carbon Disclosure Project to improve the tools that cities and businesses use to measure and report their carbon footprint and track reduction efforts.



Jim Elliott

Vice President of Memory Marketing and Product Planning,
Samsung Semiconductor Inc

Jim Elliott Jim Elliott, as Vice President of Memory Marketing and Product Planning at Samsung Semiconductor, Inc., oversees all marketing activities for Samsung’s memory organization in the Americas.

Elliott has 15 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, during which he focused on product sales and marketing at major multinational companies. He started his semiconductor career in 1996 at Hitachi in SRAM Marketing. In late 1997, he transitioned into the volatile world of DRAM when he joined Fujitsu Microelectronics.



John Manville

Vice President, IT – Network and Data Center Services, Cisco
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John Manville is Vice President of the IT Network and Data Center Services team at Cisco. In this role, Manville leads the strategy and operations for the networks and data centers that provide technology infrastructure services for Cisco’s global workforce of more than 65,000 people. His focus is on addressing critical business requirements while maintaining a balance of operational excellence and innovation. Among other achievements, Manville successfully led the transformation of his group to a lifecycle-based model, which improved a variety of operational metrics, increased service availability, and improved user experience.



Dan Matte

Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business
Development, F5 Networks

DanMatte.jpgDan Matte is responsible for leading all corporate marketing and product
management efforts at F5. He also has a primary involvement in the
company's technology partnerships and corporate development
activities. As one of the original F5 employees, Matte was instrumental in
helping F5 pioneer the load balancing market and transforming it into a
critical component of today's networking infrastructure.



Lizzie Schueler

Director of Business and Industry, WWF

Secretary, Climate Savers Computing Initiative


Elizabeth Schueler (“Lizzie”) is Director of Business and Industry at the World Wildlife Fund-US where she oversees the Climate and Business program and supports engagement with companies across the organization on issues varying from forest carbon to market transformation. Prior to joining WWF, Lizzie worked for Microsoft Corporation for five years where she led two major CSR programs for the company: initially, their “Partners in Learning” program for the Middle East and Africa based in Istanbul, and then moved on to leading two Internet Safety programs worldwide focusing on government security and child safety, based in Redmond.



Oliver Tavakoli

CTO, SLT Business Group
OliverTavakoli.jpg Oliver Tavakoli is CTO for Juniper’s SLT Business Group. In this role he sets overall technical direction for Juniper’s Firewall, IDP, SSL VPN and WAN acceleration product lines. Prior to joining Juniper Networks via acquisition, Oliver was CTO at Funk Software, a pioneer in the AAA and 802.1X spaces which fielded market-leading products such as Steel-Belted Radius and Odyssey Client. Oliver joined Funk Software through its acquisition of Trilogy, Inc., a company which Oliver co-founded in 1994. Earlier in his career, Oliver developed system and networking software at IBM and Novell.



Bill Weihl

Green Energy Czar, Google
Vice President, Climate Savers Computing Initiative

Bill Weihl Bill Weihl is Green Energy Czar at Google, where he leads efforts in energy efficiency and renewable energy, and also manages the company’s greenhouse-gas footprint.  He has extensive business and technical experience in high-tech, including ten years as a professor of Computer Science at MIT, five years as a research scientist at Digital’s Systems Research Center, and five years as Chief Architect and then CTO of Akamai Technologies.



Lorie Wigle

General Manager, Eco-Technology Program Office, Intel Corporation
President, Climate Savers Computing Initiative

Lorie Wigle.jpg Lorie Wigle leads Intel’s Eco-Technology effort which is focused on the sustainable manufacturing and usage of Intel’s products. This corporate-wide function drives Intel’s market position across energy efficient performance and design for the environment. In this capacity Lorie also drives external programs related to client, server and data center efforts including Intel’s participation in The Green Grid and Climate Savers Computing Initiative.

Prior to this position, Lorie was the Director of Server Technology and Initiatives Marketing for Intel. In that role, she and her team were responsible for Intel Virtualization Technology offerings as well as Intel Dynamic Power Technology and other advanced platform capabilities. Her organization also drove industry engagement on memory and I/O for server platforms. Lorie has been with Intel for 23 years in a wide variety of Marketing and Product Planning roles and was the General Manager of Intel’s Internet Imaging Services group. She has an MBA from Portland State University and a BA degree from the University of Oregon.



George O. Goodman

George O. Goodman Executive Director Climate Savers Computing Initiative

George_O_GoodmanGeorge Goodman is the Executive Director for Climate Savers Computing Initiative (CSCI;, leading the efforts of this broadly based consortium. Started by Google and Intel in 2007, CSCI is a nonprofit group of eco-conscious consumers, businesses and conservation organizations. The Initiative was started in the spirit of WWF’s Climate Savers program which has mobilized over a dozen companies since 1999 to cut carbon dioxide emissions, demonstrating that reducing emissions is good business. The goal is to promote development, deployment and adoption of smart technologies that can both improve the efficiency of a computer’s power delivery and reduce the energy consumed when the computer is in an inactive state.

Prior to working with CSCI, George has led technology and product development in several Information and Computing Technology (ICT) companies, creating products ranging from full computer systems through communications products to branded consumer audio offerings, at Intel, Sequent, Xerox, and Bell Labs.



Did you know?

“By 2010, about half of the Forbes Global 2000 companies will spend more on energy than on computing hardware such as PCs and servers.”5