In a February 22nd announcement, the Uptime Institute announced speakers for its Symposium 2010, to be held May 17-19th, in New York City. Registration is now open. “The intent of Symposium is to bring the best minds in the business together with all stakeholders to discuss how the IT industry, users and solutions providers alike, can meet their collective goals of improving energy efficiency in concert with improving business productivity along with mission-critical computing availability and reliability,” said Bruce Taylor, executive producer of Symposium. “The three-day program is designed to explore the state of the industry, understand long-term economic implications, and focus on actionable strategies that can immediately be deployed within the delegates’ organizations when they return home.”

Attendees will hear from experts recognized as “green pioneers,” including:
  • Rob Bernard, chief environmental strategist, Microsoft
  • Dr. Paolo Bertoldi, principal administrator, European Commission Directorate General Joint Research Centre
  • Mark Bramfitt, consultant and recently principal program manager, PG&E
  • Ken Brill, founder, the Uptime Institute
  • Lex Coors, VP, Datacenter Technology and Engineering Group, Interxion
  • Dr. Albert Esser, CEO, Econdius
  • Dr. Jonathan Koomey, consulting professor, Stanford University; project scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Mike Manos, VP, Service Operations, Nokia
  • Lauralee Martin, CFO and COO, Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Dean Nelson, senior director, Global Data Center Strategy, Architecture and Operations, eBay
  • Christina Page, director, Climate and Energy Strategy, Yahoo!
  • Neil Rasmussen, CIO and cofounder, APC
  • Pitt Turner, executive director, the Uptime Institute
  • Dr. Werner Vogels, CTO, Amazon… and many others.
The 451 Group’s recent acquisition of the Uptime Institute enables increased Symposium participation by industry analysts from both The 451 Group and its independent division, Tier1 Research,

The Symposium also hosts the annual Green Enterprise IT Awards, co-sponsored by Jones Lang LaSalle.