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Latest Release: Smart Grid Innovation to Electrify West Coast Green 2010

September 22, 2010 by Kailani Joy

Smart Grid Innovation to Electrify West Coast Green 2010!

Announcements From Industry Leaders IBM and Intel; West Coast Green is the Platform for Moving Sustainable Business Solutions to Market


SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--West Coast Green, the world's leading interactive conference on green innovation for the built environment, will open its doors at San Francisco’s iconic Fort Mason Center on September 30th. The West Coast Green 2010 event will be the launch pad for new companies focused on sustainability and the premier platform for industry leaders rolling out strategic green initiatives. This powerful combination forms the foundation for community-scale solutions!

West Coast Green is the rare opportunity to interact with more than 175 industry leaders and see more than 300 cool tech and hot products in the green space. This landmark event is also an exclusive opportunity to hear “what’s next” from the technology and industry leaders creating business solutions that will shape our sustainable future, including:

  • Intel: As a featured sponsor of West Coast Green, Intel will have a substantial presence at the show. On Thursday, Sept. 30, Intel Vice President Doug Davis will take the stage for a keynote address covering Intel’s vision for the continuum of computing, its leading efforts in corporate responsibility, the impact of Intel technology on the energy efficiency of homes and offices, and Intel’s venture capital investments in energy. Additional Intel leaders, including Lorie Wigle, the general manager of eco-technology, Carrie Freeman the director of sustainable business innovation, and Ryan Parker, the director of marketing for embedded computing will be participating in panel sessions.
  • IBM: These experts in software-driven innovation are collaborating with leaders in a range of industries—from power companies, to automakers, to health care providers — making sustainability a 21st century business imperative. On Friday, October 1st, Al Zollar, general manager, Tivoli Software, IBM Software will be a featured Keynote, introducing new innovations in eco-efficiency for managing business operations and integrating their systems with smart urban infrastructures like smart grids, intelligent transportation systems, and advanced water systems.

“Innovation with a purpose has been a hallmark of West Coast Green since our conception. We are emboldened by the active collaboration of marquee technology companies such as IBM and Intel, forward-thinking entrepreneurs and investors, as well as community leaders who are driving the future and success of the green economy,” said Christi Graham, CEO and founder of West Coast Green.

West Coast Green Sponsors include: Intel, IBM, Fast Company, Home Depot Foundation, Sun Light & Power and Jones Day.

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About West Coast Green

West Coast Green is an event unlike any other. It is the world's leading conference dedicated to green innovation for the built environment and the only place where the entire chain of industry professionals, entrepreneurs and government leaders gather to set the agenda for the green economy and drive its success in the coming year. West Coast Green presents the single largest opportunity to see, share, learn and participate in green innovation and design for the communities of the future.


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