Michael Baker Corporation’s Jeremy Gill, Verizon’s Chip Freund and Caterpillar’s Steve Bergstrom spent a few mintues with me this morning to talk about what they’ve learned at Cisco Live! 2008 and what collaboration means to them. Jeremy Gill, Vice President, Information Technology, Michael Baker CorporationChip Freund, Director, Managed Services Product Marketing, VerizonSteve Bergstrom, Enterprise Voice and UC Architect, Caterpillar
Doug Dennerline, SVP and GM, Collaboration Software Group, on pervasive trends in the enterprise, and how these impact IT:George Kurian, VP and GM, Data Center Technology, talks about trends in virtualization and what Cisco’s vision is for this technology.
On Tuesday, Cisco announced it would reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2012.I spoke with Sean Worthington, Vice President, Information Technology and Rob Rolfsen, Director of Sustainable Development, to hear their insights on how Cisco will accomplish this. Also included below is Rob Aldrich, Director of Data Center Solutions, who talks about Cisco’s Efficiency Assurance Program, which was launched as a beta on Tuesday. The site will allow users to estimate the energy efficiency of their IT operations.Sean Worthington, Vice President, Information TechnologyHow is IT going to help Cisco meet its green goals? Rob Rolfsen, Director of Sustainable DevelopmentHow will Cisco accomplish its greenhouse gas reduction goals? Rob Aldrich, Director of Data Center SolutionsWhat is Cisco doing to help its data center customers reach their green goals?
Today is the first day of the formalized program here at Cisco Live! in Orlando. Carlos Dominguez, SVP, Office of the Chairman and CEO, takes a few minutes to break down the day’s events. He also explains our use of collaborative Web 2.0 technologies, such as Twitter and Second Life.
John Chambers just announced during his keynote that Cisco will reduce its overall greenhouse gas emissions from operations and business airline travel by at least 25 percent by 2012. He said Cisco will achieve this by relying heavily on IT and the power of the network.Other key takeaways from the announcement:- Cisco’s plan is to use a combination of deploying information technology, reducing energy consumption in its facilities with the help of an IP-enabled building management system and analytics tool, improving the energy efficiency of its products, and purchasing a limited amount of renewable energy.- Cisco is confident it will achieve this goal and provide an example for its customers of how they can use technology to manage their own environmental concerns.More details can be found in the press release here.In the video below, Laura Ipsen, Senior Vice President of Global Policy and Government Affairs, explains how Cisco will accomplish this reduction.