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.
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.