Green IT and Cloud Computing Summit 2012 Announces US Department of State - Gerald Caron, Branch Chief for EMS has been Confirmed as a Summit Speaker

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Come hear top officials from DOD, Dept of State, Dept of Veteran Affairs, the Commonwealth of Virginia and Fairfax County discuss their everchanging IT needs and practical applications they have put into place to promote Green IT, sustainablity and Cloud Computing. We will also have top technology companies leading the way in their respective fields with Green IT products and solutions.

Gerald Caron from the US Department of State has been confirmed as a speaker for the 2012 Green IT and Cloud Summit on April 18th. As Branch Chief for EMS, he is responsible for implementation and management of Federal Desktop Core configuration (FDCC) and United States Government Configuration Baseline (USGCB) desktop configurations. Gerald also has responsibility for the Power Management for Desktops program at the State Department. This program introduced a centralized solution that allows for the shutdown, wakeup and centralized reporting for all desktops throughout the Department’s enterprise and has resulted in significant savings and Return on Investment.
Gerald Caron is a Civil Service employee at the Department of State in the Bureau of Information Resource Management, Deputy CIO for Operations, Directorate of Enterprise Network Management. He has a total of 15 years of Federal Government experience. That experience includes 7 years with the U.S. Army, 2 years as a Federal Contractor with the Department of State and 6 years as a Computer Management Specialist Civil Service employee with the Department of State. His current assignment is management of the Department’s Enterprise Lab which evaluates, tests and configures software for use on the Department’s network and oversight of the implementation of the Federal Desktop Core Configuration within the Department.

The 2012 Green IT and Cloud Computing Summit is a landmark event. This is a one day conference on April 18, that brings together leaders from the private and public sectors who have developed ideas around sustainable information technology into actionable plans. It also provides a forum to forge strategic alliances and partnerships necessary to realize the promise of sustainable IT for the private and public sector.
The focus of the 2012 Green IT and Cloud Computing Summit is on innovation made by the private sector and the performance goals set by President Obama’s Executive Order 13514 on Federal Leadership in Energy, Environmental, and Economic Performance. The 2012 Summit will cover topics including clean energy, water efficiency, achieving zero waste, greening the supply chain, and sustainable communities.

About US Department of State

The Bureau of Resource Management (RM) assists foreign affairs agency heads with developing policies, plans, and programs to achieve foreign policy goals. The Assistant Secretary of RM and Chief Financial Officer also coordinates resource requirements to enable the Secretary of State to present integrated international affairs resource submissions to the Office of Management and Budget and to the Congress.
The mission of the US Department of State is to shape and sustain a peaceful, prosperous, just, and democratic world and foster conditions for stability and progress for the benefit of the American people and people everywhere.

About the Green IT Council

The Green IT Council is a non-profit initiative started by leading experts in the IT Industry. The purpose of the Green IT Council is to educate IT professionals, managers, and government on the need for eco-friendly technology. The council works with leading experts to determine a standard for Eco-friendly technology, and the true environmental impact. It recognizes and awards companies showing a forward thinking view of technology and its environmental impact.

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