GreenMonk’s Tom Raftery added to Green Economy line-up 31 May

9 May 2011

GreenMonk’s principal analyst Tom Raftery will address the second annual Green Economy Business & Leadership briefing on 31 May in Dublin’s Four Seasons Hotel, on the green credentials of cloud computing.

Based in Seville, Spain, Raftery is co-founder and director of Cork Internet eXchange – a hyper energy-efficient data centre. Raftery is also principal analyst for GreenMonk, the Energy and Sustainability practice of open-source industry analyst firm RedMonk.

In GreenMonk, Tom works with some of the biggest companies in the tech world – IBM, HP and SAP, for example, helping them to understand how the world is changing and how they should respond.

The green credentials of cloud computing have created quite a debate worldwide, and Raftery will tackle the subject at an event that also includes a Keynote from former UN climate change chief Yvo de Boer, today global adviser on climate change with KPMG worldwide.

Dr Willfried Wienholt, vice-president of Urban Development at Siemens, also visits Dublin to address the Green Economy event on the area of Sustainable Cities. He will share his insights relating to public-private collaboration practices which work towards sustainable urban development, as well as looking at the efficiency gains possible with existing technologies.

Full details of the Green Economy speakers line-up are available on the Green Economy website.

Ann O’Dea is the CEO and co-founder of Silicon Republic and the founder of Future Human