Clean and Green Evening Series
Session One: How Green is the New Administration?
SDForum is delighted to announce the fifth program in its evening series on, How Green is the New Administration?, devoted to exploring the issues and highlighting the instrumental players in this burgeoning industry that spans technologies and businesses and impacts entrepreneurs, tech executives, investors and other stakeholders.
The promise of reinvigorating the economy through strategic government investment is appealing. Obama's economic recovery plan centers on two main themes: green our economy and redefine our industries by using technology to integrate them. Upgrading schools and hospitals to be more energy efficient and overhauling our national infrastructure and the expectation is that this will drive a new wave of innovation across a number of technology sectors.
The quest to reinvigorate the new digital economy will see new ways of solving new and old problems. And we should see rapid maturation of emerging technologies along with new job creation. Key questions are what programs will the Obama administration champion - are they the best we can do and are their goals realistic? What is the role of local/state government and regional initiatives in realizing new Federal 'greening' initiatives? What is the expected impact on our economy, short and long term?
6:00pm-6:30pm: Registration, Networking, Cocktails
7:00pm-8:00pm: Panel Discussion: How Green is the New Administration?
Josh Becker, New Cycle Capital
Rick DeGolia, Green Wireless Systems
Nanci Klein, City of San Jose
Matt Nauman, San Jose Mercury News
Dan Pelissier, State of California
Moderator: Mitchell Zuklie, Orrick
8:30pm-9:00pm: Closing Remarks
Members: $20, Non-Members: $30, Platinum Pass: $0.
Added by FullCalendar on January 15, 2009