Techies are plugged in. We're cutting edge. So, why aren't we more green? Why aren't we the ones using our special power to save the world? Are we too busy working on the next hot i-phone app? Do we not care? Are we just avoiding the guilt over our higher than average personal electrical requirements? Maybe the environmental movement just isn’t our battle to fight. Their ‘triple bottom line’ lingo sounds like a foreign language. And it doesn’t sound much like PHP. A kick-ass panel made up of a rare breed of successful environmentally and socially focused tech pioneers provide insights, examples and practical inspiration for techies, bloggers, entrepreneurs and web-business people who are looking to do a world of good. Our expert panel includes founders from major web based businesses, founders of the new generation of successful social and environmental start-up ventures, and major VC’s who are all focused on the triple bottom line – making a bunch of money while doing something positive for the environment and society. A well respected news media editor at the intersection of green and technology will moderate this panel of innovators. Come ask our panel how you can be the change you want to see!
Brooke Farrell is Co-founder of RecycleMatch, which has been called the eBay of Trash, was named to Entreprenur Magazine's 100 Brilliant Ideas 2010, and debuted at SXSW BizSpark in 2010.
RecycleMatch is an online marketplace that turns one company’s waste into another’s resource, impacting both the bottom line and the environment in a positive way.
An Entrepreneur, Graham has built companies including web shop SiteWerks, product company WeAreHappyToServeYou.com, TreeHugger.com now part of Discovery and now; LifeEdited.org. He studied Architecture and ID and schemes how he can help humanity avoid rapid extinction. Follow him at twitter.com/ghill.
Jack D. Hidary built his career as an entrepreneur in technology sector and is currently focused on clean energy technology and policy.
Hidary founded and serves as Chairman of Samba Energy - www.sambaenergy.com - a company which scales clean energy with web software.
In 1995, Hidary co-founded and served as President and CEO of EarthWeb/Dice. He raised three private rounds of equity and completed a record breaking IPO. Under Hidary's leadership, EarthWeb/Dice earned the
prestigious Business Week Info Tech 100 award as the third fastest growing IT Company. Dice.com is currently traded on the NYSE under ticker DHX.
Committed to community and philanthropic causes, Hidary has received several industry and community awards as well as being recognized as a Global Leader of Tomorrow at the WEF, Davos. Hidary is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and of the Clinton Global Initiative.
Hidary has been particularly involved in issues of energy and
transportation. He is chairman and co-founder of the Freedom Prize Foundation (www.freedomprize.org), which provides monetary prizes to cities, schools and other entities that can most reduce their petroleum use. The Freedom Prizes were mandated by Congress in the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Title X: 1008).
Jack serves on the board for the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) www.nrel.gov
In New York City, Hidary was a leading proponent of switching over the taxi fleet to high mileage hybrids. Hidary serves as Chairman of SmartTransportation.org (www.smarttransportation.org), a non-profit dedicated to promoting clean energy and transportation policy in the US.
Hidary studied philosophy and neuroscience at Columbia University and was then awarded a Stanley Fellowship in Clinical Neuroscience at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Under the fellowship, Hidary conducted research in functional neuroimaging using techniques such as
positron emission tomography (PET) and functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) to study brain and disease states.
A frequent keynote speaker, Hidary has presented at venues including the business schools of Yale and Columbia.
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