The Green Grid enables Siemens to be a part of an organization of like-minded technology companies collaborating toward a common goal of energy efficient IT. Siemens is currently serving on TGG technical and marketing committees allowing for relationship building and knowledge sharing with other industry leaders. The committees also give Siemens the opportunity to contribute to the creation of valuable resources such as assessment tools, technical articles and white papers. In turn, The Green Grid offers Siemens access to webcasts and “members only” white papers to constantly refresh Siemens’ knowledge base of the comprehensive data center industry.
As a Contributor member of The Green Grid, Siemens is committed to improving resource efficiency in the data center through efficient cooling, dependable and smart power distribution and a data center infrastructure management (DCIM) platform that enables improved operating efficiency, increased application availability and ultimately lowers data center costs. Datacenter Clarity LC™, Siemens’ new DCIM solution, allows owners and operators to make smarter decisions by providing multi-dimensional dashboards for monitoring and reporting.
The Siemens Infrastructure & Cities Sector, with approximately 90,000 employees globally, focuses on sustainable technologies for metropolitan areas and their infrastructures. Its offering includes products, systems and solutions for intelligent traffic management, rail-bound transportation, smart grids, energy efficient buildings, and safety and security. The Sector comprises the divisions Building Technologies, Low and Medium Voltage, Mobility and Logistics, Rail Systems and Smart Grid. For more information see: http://www.usa.siemens.com/answers/en/.
Participant Feature: Roel Castelein
Roel Castelein has over 15 years of experience working in the technology/IT industry, and spent years working at industry leaders such as Microsoft, Oracle, and EMC. During the last 2 years, Roel has been driving EMEA Go-To-Market Strategy at EMC. Prior to this, Roel spent 7 years in a global role at both Microsoft and Autodesk, driving growth strategies in Emerging Markets. Roel was educated in Belgium, and lives with his wife and 2 kids in Antwerp. Roel has a talent for communication, strategy, and transforming organizations. As The Green Grid EMEA Marketing Program Advisor and Marketing Committee Vice-Chair, he complements the strong EMEA team The Green Grid now has in place.
Why Are You Involved In The Green Grid?
I am involved in The Green Grid for two reasons. First, 20 years from now I want to look my kids in the eyes and tell them I was part of the solution, and not part of the problem. Second, because I cannot boil the ocean, I leave the greening of the airline industry or the construction industry to others. However, I do have a 15 year track record of driving strategy and communication in the IT industry, so I want to contribute my talents and experience to changing what I know best within IT. The Green Grid, with its global reach and vibrant network of peers from all the major IT and Energy players, is by far the best place to accomplish this mission.