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Senior Director of Sustainability, Alcatel Lucent
Richard Goode is the Senior Director of Sustainability at Alcatel-Lucent. In this role Rich leads the company’s efforts in setting CO2 reduction targets, and creating and implementing sustainability programs across all Alcatel-Lucent. Rich also integrates sustainability issues into the planning, business and decision-making functions of the company, challenging established ways of doing things to build lasting business value. Rich has lectured on climate change and sustainability issues at Harvard University, MIT Sloan School of Management, and Boston University. Rich is the founder of the Boston-area Sustainability Group and is a graduate of Presidio School of Management.
The data center is a common starting point for most green IT initiatives. Data centers not only consume a tremendous amount of energy, but are riddled with IT inefficiencies. Take, for example, the average server environment where 30% are of servers are “dead” — consuming energy, but performing no useful work. And data center managers have ample opportunity to improve efficiencies across other IT systems, like storage and networks, and facilities equipment, like power distribution and cooling. This session will help data center managers develop a comprehensive green data center framework across their server, storage, network and facilities assets to deliver financial and environmental savings.