Green IT Lightning Round

Thursday, January 14 | 12:45PM–1:30PM | Harborside Ballroom E
Session Type: Professional Development
Join this set of brief presentations for quick summaries of sustainable/green IT projects. Although IT might not be the largest component in your institution's greenhouse gas emissions, it probably constitutes the fastest growing element in your carbon footprint. Come learn what the sustainability agenda means within higher education IT organizations, how to integrate IT into sustainability planning discussions, and which sustainable/green IT projects will provide the greatest return on investment.

Climate Change, Campus Commitments, and IT
Suresh Balakrishnan, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Deputy CIO, University System of Maryland

Print Management
Reid Guanti, Director of Computing Services, Goucher College

Desktop Virtualization
Veronica Longenecker, Senior Director of Technology Support Services, Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Power Management
Joe Marshall, Executive Director of Network Services, Frederick Community College

Revamping Data Centers for Efficiency, Energy, and Economy
Karl Horvath, Director of Institutional Technology and CIO, Gwynedd-Mercy College

Deploying New Data Centers with Integrated Green Technology
Kevin Partridge, Systems Engineer, West Chester University of Pennsylvania

A Green Life Cycle for Equipment: Purchasing, Recycling, and Disposal
Robin Becker, General Manager, The Pennsylvania State University


  • Robin Becker

    General Manager, Penn State's Computer Store, Information Technology Services, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Reid Guanti

    Manager, Solutions Engineering, Towson University
  • Veronica Longenecker

    Director of Liberal Arts IT, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Joe Marshall

  • Kevin Partridge

    Executive Director, IT Infrastructure Services, West Chester University of Pennsylvania

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