Big Ideas

Green:Net 2011 Big Ideas

10 Selected Companies

BuildingIQ’s predictive energy optimization software products reduce energy consumption, automate demand response events and simplify operations for commercial buildings.
Speaker: Michael Zimmerman, CEO

Calxeda is dramatically lowering the cost of internet-scale server solutions with ARM-based Server-on-a-Chip technology.
Speaker: Karl Freund, VP Marketing

Earth Networks, the owner of the WeatherBug brand and operator of the largest weather observing and lightning networks, is expanding to include additional environmental observations and measurements.
Speaker: Chris Brozenick, VP of Consumer Products WeatherBug

Fenix International produces ultra-affordable power generation and smart energy storage solutions that empower more than 1.5 billion people living off-grid in frontier markets.
Speaker: Mike Lin, CEO

Phononic Devices is commercializing high efficiency thermoelectric devices that use electricity to remove heat for cooling and refrigeration, and conversely, harvest waste heat for power generation.
Speaker: Anthony Atti, Ph.D, President and CEO

Power Tagging is a Smart Grid company that digitally “tags” energy enabling applications that provide savings for utilities and consumers.
Speaker: John LoPorto, President and CEO

SeaMicro is a Silicon Valley start up that has redesigned the server to be optimized for today’s common data center workloads. The result is a system that uses one-quarter the power and space of traditional servers.
Speaker: Andrew Feldman, CEO

Transphorm is redefining electric power conversion, providing cost-competitive and easy-to-embed power conversion modules that reduce energy loss by up to 90 percent.
Speaker: Umesh Mishra, CEO and Co-Founder

Viridity Energy is paving the way for a new generation of demand response through its innovative distributed demand management software system and services, which transform large energy consumers into 24/7 virtual power plants.
Speaker: Audrey Zibelman, President and CEO

Virtual Vehicle Company enables green transportation by combining mobile platforms, cloud computing and Big Data to deliver rich data about when, where, how, and why people move.
Speaker: Laura Schewel, Founder and Chief Strategic Officer


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