Energy Leadership Lecture

Matthew Denesuk
Partner, IBM Venture Capital Group
Manager, Natural Resources & Financial Analytics, IBM Research  
(please note speaker change)

"Sustainability on a Smarter Planet"

January 13, 2011 | 5:30pm | Broida 1610

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The world is becoming increasingly instrumented, interconnected, and intelligent - in a word, 'smarter'. Organizations now have the ability to see the exact condition of practically everything in near real-time and can leverage this information to achieve financial, environmental, social, and operational benefits.This session will use case studies to provide a broad overview of how technology can be leveraged to optimize all aspects of an organization's infrastructure and operations for energy, carbon, water, and waste. It will also  discuss a number of challenges and opportunities ranging from behavioral change to public policy to financing.

 

Biography
Matt Denesuk is a Manager at IBM Research, where he oversees R&D programs relating to natural resource management, operational efficiency, and sustainability. He is also a Partner with IBM’s Venture Capital Group, focusing on new businesses and technologies related to cleantech, business services, and analytics. He was previously the leader for efficiency and measurements in IBM’s Global Technology Services business, and for global strategy for IBM’s technology-based services transformation. Prior to that, he held various positions in IBM Research focused on incubations and spin-outs, in such areas as medical diagnostics, advanced sensors, B2B portals, and text analytics. Before joining IBM, Matt co-founded and managed several companies, including a globally integrated consumer products company and a biodegradable plastics company. He has also led fundamental research into intelligent window technologies for green buildings, and served for many years as a consultant specializing in IP strategy & litigation and product liability. Matthew received a B.S. from MIT in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Arizona in Materials Science and Engineering.

 

 

Directions to Lecture
Broida Hall is located on the east side of campus, near the Chemistry and Physics buildings.  UC Santa Barbara requires visitors to observe Parking Regulations and have a valid parking permit while parking on UCSB campus. You will be ticketed without a permit.  See interactive parking map.  

Driving to UCSB from the south
Take Highway 101 to the Highway 217/Aiport/UCSB exit. Highway 217 will lead you directly to the Henley Gate entrance of UCSB. There is a traffic circle just inside the gate. Take the right fork onto Mesa Road. Follow Mesa Road to the first stop light and make a left into parking structure 10.  Please pay at the parking vending machine by following instructions on the dispenser. Payment options are Visa, MasterCard, cash, or campus Access card. Pay stations do not give change. Prices are $4 for 2 hours, $5 for 3 hours, $6 for 4 hours, and $8 for the day.  After you pay for parking, make your way out of the parking structure and head West (the opposite direction from which you drove on to campus) through the Engineering II courtyard and along the walkway beside the large grass field.  You should see Physical Sciences North on your right, across the field from Broida.  Broida Hall will be on your left side, facing away from the grass field.  Walk around to the other side of the building (the side facing the ocean) and you will see Broida 1610.

Driving to UCSB from the north
Take highway 101 south to the Los Carneros Road exit; turn right onto Los Carneros and follow across Hollister Avenue (the third stoplight) to the fourth stoplight, Mesa Road. Turn left. Mesa Road will take you directly onto campus. Continue straight on Mesa Road past the stop sign near the Fire Station, and then past two stop lights.  At the third stoplight, make a right into parking structure 10.  Parking permits can be purchased on an hourly basis from vending machines in the parking lot and must be displayed in the front dashboard of your automobile. Please pay at the parking vending machine by following instructions on the dispenser. Payment options are Visa, MasterCard, cash, or campus Access card. Pay stations do not give change. Prices are $4 for 2 hours, $5 for 3 hours, $6 for 4 hours, and $8 for the day.  After you pay for parking, make your way out of the parking structure and head West (the same general direction from which you drove on to campus) through the Engineering II courtyard and along the walkway beside the large grass field.  You should see Physical Sciences North on your right, across the field from Broida.  Broida Hall will be on your left side, facing away from the grass field.  Walk around to the other side of the building (the side facing the ocean) and you will see Broida 1610.

For your convenience, you may also visit the Information Kiosk to pick up guest parking permits, campus maps, and campus information. The kiosk is open on weekdays from 7:30am to 5:00pm. Please stop by, or call (805) 893-5298 to have your questions answered by telephone.

 

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