SPEAKERS

Christina Page
Global Director of Energy and Sustainability Strategy
Yahoo!
Christina Page is Global Director of Energy and Sustainability Strategy for Yahoo!, where she is responsible for shaping the company’s corporate environmental strategy. Her recent work includes Yahoo!’s commitment to reducing the carbon intensity of data centers and managing a $10 million green IT from the Department of Energy for innovative data center design. Prior to joining Yahoo!, Chris was at Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), a Colorado-based “think-and-do tank” led by energy efficiency guru Amory Lovins. While at RMI, Chris advised clients such as Shell, Coca-Cola, Wal-Mart and PG&E on corporate sustainability strategy and energy efficiency opportunities. Chris has taught sustainable business at National Taiwan University, Peking University, and the University of Colorado. She has also been a field instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School and a writer/editor for the public radio environmental program "Living on Earth.” Chris has an undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies from Brown University and a Masters in Environmental Management from the Yale School of the Environment.
KC Mares
President
MegaWatt Consulting Inc.
KC Mares has been focused on energy efficiency with data centers for over 10 years, building about $8 billion of data centers and operating data centers in over 20 countries, working for Google, Yahoo, Equinix, Exodus and many other data center leaders. In addition to co-chairing the SVLG Data Center Energy Efficiency demonstration program, KC Mares leads data center energy efficiency programs, site selection and other efforts for FaceBook, LBNL, US DoE, and many others. He has been working with Rumsey Engineers on the design of data centers with PUEs below 1.08, and with companies to develop and design highly efficient data centers and complete site selections. He is also currently developing a large data center power park with multiple sources of renewable energy. Recently KC Mares led Yahoo!’s worldwide data center strategy, development and construction, lowering energy consumption to achieve Yahoo!’s carbon neutrality. He managed performance-based energy contracts for Johnson Controls and Honeywell, and developed co-generation and renewable energy plants. KC Mares has co-chaired the SVLG's Energy Committee and served as director of energy for Sun Microsystems and Target’s stores. His work has earned numerous awards, including twice EnergyStar Partner of the Year. He has crafted legislation for energy solutions and is a pundit of long-term energy solutions that improve the quality of life, environment and sustained economic vitality.
Mark Dereberry
Technical Services Lead Data Center Facilities
Harley-Davidson
Mark started his IT career in 1991 working for a computer retailer in Kansas City, MO selling and supporting personal computers. He then moved on to support the data systems at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City where he was responsible for network and systems support. Mark then managed a support staff for a small software design company where he managed the internal network and server infrastructure as well as an installation and support team.

Mark landed at Harley-Davidson Motor Company in 1998 in the network operations team supporting the new manufacturing plant in Kansas City. While with Harley he has served several roles within the company finally landing in his current position as Senior Technical Lead Data Center Facilities. In this role Mark bridges the gap between facilities and IT. Mark brings his IT experience and facilities knowledge to better support the IT systems in the data center. Harley-Davidson Motor Company has continued to grow its business globally and Mark’s team has coordinated the installation and implementation of needed data center components. He also led the IT team in the completion in the construction of a new data center in Milwaukee Wisconsin where the team was responsible for the planning, design, and construction phases of the project.
David Filas
Data Center Engineer
Trinity Health
Dave Filas is a Data Center Engineer with Trinity Health, a healthcare company operating 46 hospitals in nine states. He is responsible for uninterrupted operation of the 20+ data centers coast to coast which support the hospitals, as well as leading design efforts in both new data center construction and renovations. In his aggressive adoption of new technology, he performs most of the research and development into new data center technologies and methods, and frequently tests prototype products. He is also responsible for the implementation of a comprehensive data center monitoring strategy throughout the organization.
Dave received his Bachelor of Science in Information Technologies from Franklin University, a Master of Science in Information Technologies from Capella University, and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Construction Management from Eastern Michigan University. He has an Associate Constructor certification from the American Institute of Constructors (AIC) as well as APC’s Data Center University certification.
Eric Soladay
Associate Principal
Integral Group
Eric Soladay is an innovative, collaborative and goal-oriented mechanical engineer responsible for the procurement, management, and design of building engineering system projects. With a focus on architectural and social significance, sustainable and efficient systems, and cost- and maintenance-conscious designs, Eric brings a calm and reliable creativity to the art of engineering the built environment. As Associate Principal and Science & Technology Team Manager at Integral Group, Eric is responsible for the design of critical environment projects and commissioning for all projects. Eric has led several significant projects, including the first LEED Platinum certified retrofit of a historical laboratory building for the Linde+Robinson Lab at Caltech, the most energy efficient data center in North America with a PUE of 1.05 for the Energy Systems Integration Facility at the National Renewable Energy Lab, and the net zero energy headquarters building for the Packard Foundation.
Kevin Donovan
Data Center Manager
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Kevin Donovan joined NREL in February 2008 to fill the position of Data Center Manager and was a member if the RSF Integrated Project Team . Previously Kevin served as the network manager for 8 years with illustro Systems International; a mainframe software and servicing company. Before joining illustro, he held the position of Senior Systems Consultant with WT Technologies. He is an avid cyclist, skier and mountain climber.
Doug Coleman
Manager, Technology and Standards
Corning Cable Systems
Since joining Corning Cable Systems in 1979, Doug Coleman has held positions in materials engineering, process engineering, product engineering and applications engineering. He currently serves as a marketing manager responsible for technology and standards in the enterprise networks market.

Coleman is active in the development of optical specifications in multiple industry organizations. He has served in various capacities in ICEA, TIA/EIA, IEC, IEEE, Fibre Channel Standards groups, SCTE, Telcordia and BICSI.

Coleman was named a Distinguished Associate, an honor that recognizes long-term and continuous exemplary performance and significant contributions to Corning Incorporated. In 1987, he was recognized as Corning Cable Systems Inventor of the Year and has received multiple Marketing Excellence awards. Coleman has been awarded nine domestic patents and 12 international patents, has published numerous technical articles, and made presentations at technical forums such as BICSI, ACUTA, 7x24, AFCOM and SCTE.

He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Wael Diab
Senior Technical Director
Broadcom
Wael William Diab serves as Senior Technical Director in the Office of the CTO at Broadcom Corporation. In this role, Diab is responsible for defining the technical strategy for the Infrastructure & Networking Group (ING). Prior to Broadcom, Diab served at Cisco in various technical, architectural and business leadership roles, focused on next generation networking products and technologies. Diab holds BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, a BA degree in Economics from Stanford, and an MBA with honors from the Wharton School of Business. He has developed over 200 patents and patents-pending in the networking space.

Diab also serves as Senior Member of the IEEE and was unanimously elected and reelected as the Vice-Chair of the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group, serving in that position since 2008. Diab is a member of the IEEE-SA Standards Board’s RevCom and AudCom Committees, which oversee all IEEE standards activities. He is also a member of the IEEE Standards Education Committee (SEC) and recently elected to the IEEE-SA Corporate Advisory Group (CAG).
Chad Thibodeau
Director of Product Management and Alliances
Cleversafe, Inc.
Chad has more than 15 years of experience spanning defense, telecommunications and storage and is currently responsible for all product management and alliance activities at Cleversafe. Prior to joining Cleversafe, Chad held a Senior Product Management role at Compellent Technologies (now Dell), where he was responsible for all hardware products and relationships with partners such as Cisco, Intel and QLogic. Chad also held a Senior Product Line Management role at Dell responsible for a variety of server and storage products. Chad also has worked for telecommunication and defense companies—Comtech Telecommunications and Lockheed Martin. Chad holds an MBA degree from ASU’s High Technology Program and a BS in Manufacturing Engineering degree from Miami University of Ohio. Chad is Pragmatic Marketing Certified. Chad is also co-chair of SNIA's Cloud Archive SIG.
Morgan Langley
Energy and Sustainability Advisor
CA Technologies
Morgan Langley is an Energy and Sustainability Advisor in the CA ecoSoftware Business Unit at CA Technologies. He is responsible for helping customers reduce their data center power consumption and energy costs through implementation of DCIM solutions. Regardless of your views on global warming and climate change, it’s hard to argue with the goal of cleaner air, better water quality, and a sustainable legacy for future generations. Morgan is a 15-year veteran of the software business with an undergraduate degree in Safety and Environmental Engineering and holds Project Management Professional (PMP), ITAC Architecture, and ITIL certifications. He also spent several years in aviation with the U.S. Marine Corps.
Sebastian Zangaro
R&D Architect, Office of Strategy and Technology
Hewlett-Packard
Sebastian is an R&D Architect in the Storage area in the Office of Strategy and Technology, Hewlett-Packard. He holds an Informatics Engineer degree (Master Level) from the Catholic University of Uruguay, in Montevideo, with a dissertation on Quantum Computers. Sebastian has worked in Hewlett-Packard for more than 10 years, joining the company in Boeblingen, Germany and worked in the US between 2007 and 2010, before moving to Brazil. In Brazil he joined HP’s Enterprise Computing Lab as a Senior Architect and is working on storage technologies, with emphasis on Long-Term Retention and Archiving. He has written several articles for HP’s technical conference and is currently co-chairing the SNIA’s Cloud Archive SiG.
David Dale
Director of Industry Standards
NetApp
David Dale is Director of Industry Standards at Network Appliance where he is a technology spokesperson, represents NetApp in the storage industry, and drives NetApp’s involvement in Industry Standards Associations. With over 20 years experience in the computer industry he participates in the industry on the SNIA Board of Directors, as Chair of the SNIA Ethernet Storage Forum; board member of the SNIA Data Management Forum; a regular contributor to industry journals, a frequent participant in IT seminars, and a frequent speaker and panelist at industry events around the globe. David was educated in England, and received a Bachelor of Science degree in applied physics from the University of London.
Eric Hibbard
CTO Security and Privacy
Hitachi Data Systems
Eric Hibbard is the CTO Security and Privacy in Hitachi Data Systems where he is responsible for storage security strategy, identifying and defining new storage security architectures, and designing new storage networking infrastructures. Mr. Hibbard is a senior security professional with 30 years experience in information and communications technology, working for government, academia, and industry. Hibbard serves as the International Representative for the INCITS/CS1 Cyber Security, Vice Chair of the ABA eDiscovery & Digital Evidence Committee, Chair of the SNIA Security TWG and the Vice Chair of IEEE Information Assurance Standards Committee. He is also involved with INCITS/T11, IEEE P1619, ISACA, ISSA, TCG, and IEEE-USA CIPC. Mr. Hibbard currently holds the (ISC)2 CISSP certification as well as the ISSAP, ISSMP, and ISSEP concentration certifications. He also holds the ISACA CISA and the SNIA SCSE certifications. His educational background includes a B.S. in Computer Science and a Certificate of Proficiency in Data Communications.
Luanne Dauber
Director of Marketing
Pure Storage Inc.
Luanne Dauber is Director of Marketing at Pure Storage, the all-flash enterprise storage company. Prior to Pure Storage, Luanne spent 12 years with Altera Corporation, where she managed a $1.5B portfolio of advanced semiconductor products used in networking and storage infrastructure products. Luanne held positions in IP, software marketing, and product management at Altera.
Ian Katz
Data Center Facilities Manager
Columbia University
With a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from Rutgers University and 15 years of experience as a UNIX systems Administrator, he recently shifted his path becoming Data Center Facilities Manager at Columbia University. His main focus is designing and overseeing the renovation of the data center to make it more energy and space efficient as well as streamlining server maintenance and procurement processes. He is also currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Environmental Engineering at Columbia University and is involved in development of a Zero Emission Coal Power Plant Modeling Tool.
Michelle Erickson
Principal
Erickson Strategies
Michelle Erickson is a recognized thought leader working at the intersection of sustainability, technology, and innovation. She is Principal of Erickson Strategies, a boutique consultancy that delivers custom, leading-edge solutions to corporations in sustainability program design, training, and communications. Dr. Erickson speaks regularly at industry conferences and is frequently interviewed by news outlets for her perspectives on trends in Green IT and environmental sustainability.

Prior to founding Erickson Strategies, Dr. Erickson served as Initiative Director, Sustainability & Research in Citigroup's Global Operations & Technology (O&T) organization. There, Erickson designed and implemented two path-breaking global programs: Citi's award-winning Sustainable IT Program and the Citi Global O&T Research Center of Excellence. Under her leadership, Citi was twice named America's Greenest Bank by Bank Technology News and named by Computerworld three years in a row as one of the Greenest IT organizations in the world. Dr. Erickson first joined Citi in 2006 as a member of the Office of the Global CIO, where she managed overall enterprise IT governance and the primary control function for the CIOs Chief of Staff and Business Liaison Office.

Dr. Erickson is a founding member of Climate Interactive, a coalition of business, non-profit and academic organizations that help people visualize the long-term climate impacts of decisions being undertaken today. With a background of innovative leadership and expertise, she has consulted for several industries, including print and multi-media, non-profit, philanthropy, and higher education. In addition, she has held teaching appointments at New York University and Stern College for Women of Yeshiva University. Dr. Erickson holds a PhD and MA from New York University and a BA from Newcomb College of Tulane University.

Green Grid Executive Panel

Mark Monroe
Executive Director
The Green Grid
Mark is the Executive Director of The Green Grid, an IT industry and end user consortium focused on resource efficient data centers and business computing environments. An expert in corporate sustainability, data center efficiency, and many aspects of Information Technology (IT), Mark has more than 28 years experience in the IT industry. His duties have included responsibility for internal, customer, and industry thought leadership on sustainability and energy efficiency topics. His IT background includes experience in data center design and operations, application and system design, service level management, process design and analysis, professional services, sales, government and commercial program management, and outsourcing management.

Mark is also on the Board of Directors for the Center for ReSource Conservation in Boulder, CO. He works on sustainability advisory boards with the University of Colorado and local Colorado governments, and is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt. As a founding sponsor of the University of Colorado's Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI), Mr. Monroe helped lead the university and industry partners into detailed programs around the New Energy economy in Colorado.
Kathrin Winkler
Vice President of Corporate Sustainability, EMC Corporation Board Member and Secretary, The Green Grid
The Green Grid
As Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, Kathrin is charged with providing vision and leadership in the development and implementation of EMC’s strategy for environmental and social sustainability. Kathrin teams with functional leaders in EMC’s Green Business Leadership, a cross-functional virtual team that champions company-wide environmental initiatives and works to ensure integration of sustainability principles both in strategy and in day-to-day operations. In her previous role as Sr. Director for EMC’s hardware engineering group, Kathrin founded the company’s Engineering Green Team and its Design for Environment program, which are driving leadership designs in environmental stewardship and energy efficiency throughout EMC’s product portfolio.

Kathrin joined EMC in 2003 as Director, NAS Product Management. Her past positions included Principal Consultant/Analyst specializing in enterprise management systems and service level architectures at Renaissance Worldwide, Vice President Technical Marketing in a Web services security startup, and Consultant Software Engineer in Network Systems Engineering at Digital Equipment Corporation. In addition to her work at EMC, Kathrin serves as a Director of EcoLogic Development Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to community-based conservation in Central America.

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