A crash course in changing the world.
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I attended this conference for FREE virtually and while I wasn't able to make all the sessions, I did attend and Simon Mingay, VP Research at Gartner and was able to participate in question and answer time... live.
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Thank you for registering for Heartland GreenUp Virtual, the live, online version of TAI's Heartland GreenUp IT Symposium and Expo, May 4/5! Just click on this link for instant online admission.
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Your Key to the Virtual Event Portal - Be sure to save this email and keep it private to preserve your unique key to the event. If you'd like to invite colleagues to join you, please direct them to:
https://www.technologyiowa.org/forms/greenup/event_registration.cfm a href="https://www.technologyiowa.org/forms/greenup/event_registration.cfm%3E">https://www.technologyiowa.org/forms/greenup/event_registration.cfm...;
where they can register free of charge.
Live Video or Immersive 3D: You can attend Heartland GreenUp Virtual sessions, keynotes and panels live from almost anywhere using our simple web interface, complete with realtime video, interactive chat and popup slides. Or if you prefer, join us in Second Life for the same realtime content -- live keynotes from HP, Google, Gartner, plus four parallel tracks of intense realtime presentations and panels from Oracle, Alliant, EMC, IBM, Microsoft and other sustainable-IT and renewable-energy visionaries -- plus the opportunity meet, greet and network freely with speakers, industry peers, sponsors. Click on the Second Life link on the Virtual Event Portal to create or register your avatar, download and install the Second Life software, and come 'inworld.'
The Show's Not Open Until May 4, but You're Still Welcome!: You're welcome to visit the Heartland GreenUp Virtual Event Portal at any time to familiarize yourself with the show agenda. You can also create a Second Life Avatar and visit the Heartland Virtual GreenUp Convention Center in Second Life! We're in heavy pre-show build-mode now, so the photons (much more sustainable than concrete and adhesive-backed carpet) are flying -- but we'd love to meet you, hear about what you do, and learn more about your interest in sustainable technology. Come visit!
Pre Show Events:
We've created several pre-show special events just for Heartland GreenUP Virtual attendees:
When: May 4th @ 5-8 PM Central, 6-9 PM Eastern, 3-6 PM Pacific
Join us for the Virtual Reception at Club Heartland, network live with peers in Second Life, on the web and at Heartland GreenUp in Des Moines. An all-star cast of entertainers and DJs, live from Second Life, will keep the crowd dancing and mingling. It's a great atmosphere for checking out the power of immersive 3D and practice using your avatar before the show starts.
Networking Breakfast - Digitally
When: May 5th @ 7-8 AM Central, 8-9 AM Eastern, 5-6 AM Pacific
Heartland GreenUP Virtual opens May 5th with a Networking Breakfast for virtual attendees and show staff. It's a fun way to start your Heartland GreenUP Virtual day, and a good opportunity to ask questions before the conference begins.
Opening Keynote with Randy Mott, Hewlett Packard
Meet Randy Mott, EVP/CIO of Hewlett-Packard -- and famed CIO alumnus of Dell and Wal-Mart (where as CIO, Sam Walton paid him the ultimate compliment: "Man, you'd make a great store manager.") Mott was the driving force behind HP's amazingly-successful 2006-2008 bid to triple data bandwidth, collapse 85 datacenters to just six, cut through legacy tech and application complexity, shift procedures so that 70% of IT time is spent on innovation (while cutting IT spending in half), and save HP over $1 billion annually in energy costs. After hearing his keynote, you'll know how he did it.
Keynoting Live from London (in video and 3D), meet Simon Mingay, VP Research at Gartner, and get a deep-dive into the art and science of thriving in a fast-changing economy and regulatory environment, where carbon has a price and affects P&L and balance sheets. Choose to be buffeted by coming changes, or you use Mingay's common-sense discipline around 'dematerialization,' analytics and process control to start measuring and making changes today, so your organization can profit - not falter - tomorrow.
And more! It's all on the Agenda page of the Virtual Event Portal.
Second Life Audience Orientation
If you'd like to explore the Second Life version of Heartland GreenUP Virtual, we're offering quick orientation sessions for registered attendees.
When: April 28th @ 9:00 AM PT/11:00 AM CT/Noon ET
May 1 @ 11:00 AM PT/1:00 PM CT/2:00 PM ET
How: Log into Second Life or via the Virtual Event Portal and click on the audience orientation session.
Remember - Save this email with your unique link in it.
The choice on how you want to attend is up to you.
All Sessions Are Live!
If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> or add our Helpdesk on Skype - world2worlds.helpdesk and contact us there (during normal business hours).