Using IT to Create a More Sustainable World

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
1101 K Street NW 610A
Washington, DC 20005
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From telepresence to smart meters, information technology (IT) is rapidly helping push the economy toward a more efficient, low-carbon future. But these tools are only the beginning. In this event, ITIF hosts a panel discussion with Dr. Bill Tomlinson, author of the recently published book from MIT Press Greening through IT: Information Technology for Environmental Sustainability to discuss specific examples of “green” uses of IT and how IT can be used to create more sustainable communities. Also participating on the panel will be John A. “Skip” Laitner, Director of Economic Analysis for the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), to respond to Dr. Tomlinson’s comments and provide insight on how energy policy can promote efficiency.

Panelists: 
Bill Tomlinson
Associate Professor
UC Irvine
Presenter
John A. “Skip” Laitner
Director of Economic and Social Analysis
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
Respondent
Beth Shiroishi
Assistant Vice President, Citizenship and Sustainability
AT&T
Respondent