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Paul Marcoux

VP Green Engineering, Cisco Systems Sustainability Science Center
Cisco, DSSG

Paul A. Marcoux is the VP of green engineering and founder of the Cisco Systems, Sustainability Science Center. As the Cisco Development Organization's "Green Czar", Paul is responsible for driving Cisco's green initiatives both internally, externally, to customers and the market. This effort also encompasses three IT production Data Centers and 2200 Global Research Laboratories.

His career has included executive IT and Facilities positions in Financial, Healthcare and Manufacturing Technology industries over a span of 30 years; providing operations, sustainability consulting, Data Center design, construction and organizational services. Paul's global IT experience includes executive management of 3 plus million square feet of domestic and international data centers, from small LAN rooms to a state-of-the-art 2N data center.

Paul has tremendous industry presence and vision, with many publications, white papers, patents and public presentations on topics like Data Center Technology & "Greening". He has authored two subject matter books, Small / Medium Data Center System Specification & Project Manual and Telecommunications Rooms System Specifications & Project Manual. Paul holds a BS degree in electrical engineering, an AS in mechanical engineering, and a Masters in Business Administration. He is a founding member of The Green Grid Organization, and The Green Grid Technical Committee and an original support member of the 7X24 Exchange.

Paul has been highlighted in articles by the New York Times; Washington Post; International Herald Tribune; BBC2 News Night; Plenty Magazine. Paul was the only individual to be awarded eWeek's Top 8 Green IT Highlights for 2008.

He has delivered presentations to such prestigious groups as: United Nations ITU on Climate Change, Forbes Energy Conference, 7X24 Exchange, CTO Forum, Datacenter Dynamics; Connected Urban Development Global Conference; Clean-Tech Investors Summit, and the CIO Impacts Forum, UCLA WINMEC.

Notable interviews include:


PC World and CIO



CRN / CMP Chanel



IDG News Service


Light Reading

Network World

Tech Target



Info World Sustainable IT blog

ZDNet TV's The Green Enterprise


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