GigaOM's Green:Net–Jerry Brown and Vinod Khosla to Speak at Industry’s Top Event

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California Attorney General Jerry Brown and world’s leading cleantech investor Vinod Khosla to participate at Green:Net 2010, joining an illustrious lineup of speakers that includes venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson and Google’s Green Energy Czar Bill Weihl

Jerry Brown has aggressively introduced and supported greentech policy in California for many years, and will be a leading candidate for the greentech community

The GigaOM Network, a leading business media company, today announced two prominent speakers for Green:Net 2010. Jerry Brown, California Attorney General and 2010 gubernatorial candidate, and the world’s most recognized cleantech investor Vinod Khosla, founder of Khosla Ventures, will address the audience at Green:Net 2010 – the only industry conference that examines how the tools created for the Internet, computing, and IT industries will be crucial for fighting climate change.

“Jerry Brown has aggressively introduced and supported greentech policy in California for many years, and will be a leading candidate for the greentech community,” said Katie Fehrenbacher, conference Chair of Green:Net 2010. “Vinod Khosla is a visionary who dominates the discussion and dollars in greentech. We’re thrilled to welcome both of these illustrious speakers to Green:Net 2010.”

Produced by the GigaOM cleantech blog Earth2Tech, the second-annual Green:Net 2010 will take place April 29th in San Francisco. Based on the popularity of the first sold-out Green:Net conference, those who would like to attend the conference should register as soon as possible to ensure their space.

At Green:Net 2010, speakers from the fields of technology, venture capital, cleantech, media, and public policy will discuss how the industry can work together to best develop Green IT tools that can positively impact the course of environmental change. GreenNet is an interactive, open forum where attendees debate the issues that matter most to them – coming up with creative solutions to real-world challenges.
Some of the thought-provoking sessions at Green:Net 2010 will include:

  • So the Smart Grid Will Be Huge, Now What?
  • The New Networked Car
  • Carbon Policy Is Coming, and Software Is Gonna Save You
  • Switching Atoms for Bits: The Web and Dematerialization
  • Energy-Efficient Data Centers: Save Money and the Planet

To view the full agenda, please visit the Green:Net 2010 schedule page. Please visit the http://events.earth2tech.com/greennet/10/ [Green:Net 2010 website often to get updates on newly-announced speakers and panel topics.

High-profile companies are lining up to sponsor Green:Net 2010. Headline sponsor Silver Spring Networks and over a dozen other industry and media sponsors will be on hand to meet and mingle with the hundreds of top industry executives expected at Green:Net 2010. Last year, over 450 attendees representing more than 300 companies, as well as journalists from dozens of top media outlets, attended Green:Net. There are still sponsorship packages available. To learn more about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, please visit the Green:Net sponsors page or contact Mike Sly via email at sly@gigaom.com or (415) 235-0358.

About Silver Spring Networks
Silver Spring Networks is a leading Smart Grid solution provider that enables utilities to achieve operational efficiencies, reduce carbon emissions and empower their customers with new ways to monitor and manage their energy consumption. Silver Spring provides the hardware, software and services that allow utilities to deploy and run unlimited advanced applications, including Smart Metering, Demand Response, Distribution Automation and Distributed Generation, over a single, unified network. Silver Spring¹s Smart Energy Platform is based on open, Internet Protocol (IP) standards, allowing continuous, two-way communication between the utility and every device on the grid. Silver Spring has numerous deployments with leading utilities in the US and abroad, including Florida Power & Light, Pacific Gas & Electric, Pepco Holdings, Inc., Jemena Electricity Networks Limited and United Energy Distribution, among others. For additional information, please visit http://www.silverspringnetworks.com.

About GigaOM
GigaOM is the premier destination site for technology industry insiders, movers and shakers, and early adopter consumers. It is widely considered the authoritative site for discovering what’s new, relevant and interesting in the dynamic world of technology. From exclusive product launches to award-winning analysis and commentary, GigaOM’s coverage influences business and technology sectors with its reliable, well-researched and professional reporting — and its signature intelligence, candor, and irreverence.

About The GigaOM Network
The GigaOM Network is a leading provider of publications and events for the technology and entrepreneurial markets worldwide. Founded by award-winning journalist Om Malik, The GigaOM Network is an online publishing company whose network of news sites reaches more than 2 million readers worldwide and provides news and insight on the developments disrupting the world of technology. The GigaOM Network includes seven award-winning sites: GigaOM covers the business of broadband, VoIP, infrastructure, mobile and wireless; WebWorkerDaily covers the future of work in a web world; NewTeeVee covers the business of online video; Earth2Tech covers the business of green technology; OStatic is a web application, news site and community looking at open-source solutions for business; jkOnTheRun offers news and insight on mobile devices; and TheAppleBlog is a leading source of information for Apple users. The GigaOM Network also produces industry-leading events, including annual conferences: Structure, Mobilize, NewTeeVee Live and Green:Net.

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