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Clean and Green Roundtable

April 20, 2011, 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM PDT

Join EcoStrategy Group and the Business Marketing Association at the new Clean and Green Roundtable on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, from 8:30-10 am at Scott’s Seafood in Palo Alto.

Our guest speaker will be Kate Gerwe, VP Marketing of People Power, developers of a cloud-based energy management platform.

Topic: “Transitioning to a Career in Clean Technology.”

Description

The clean technology sector is looked upon as the next big thing – both in terms of fueling our region’s economic growth and in helping to relieve the strains on the planet’s resources. If you’re considering transitioning into this growing industry, join this roundtable discussion of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. We’ll hear a firsthand account of successfully making the switch from high tech to clean tech and the lessons learned.

We’ll discuss:

· How to think about companies and positions that might be a good match for you
· How to parlay your skills and experience into a desired role
· Some of the challenges and opportunities you may face

Speaker Bio:

KATE GERWE brings over 20 years experience to People Power, is a veteran of both start-ups and large, established tech leaders, and has held senior management roles in marketing, business development, and strategic planning. She most recently came from Lucid Design Group, a start-up and pioneer in real time energy displays for commercial buildings, where she was their COO and managed all sales and marketing. She has held senior marketing and strategic planning roles at Yahoo!, AOL, and Netscape. At Yahoo!, Kate managed the marketing for large corporate partnerships, and at AOL, she was the VP Marketing for the Small Business segment. She has a BA and MBA from Stanford, enjoys running, music, and everything outdoors, and likes to spend as much time as possible with her two kids.

Price: $15 for non-BMA members, plus your own breakfast tab.
RSVP: to Kathleen Gilligan at EcoStrategy Group.

Location

Scott's Seafood & Grill
Town and Country Shopping Center
(Embarcadero and El Camino)
Palo Alto, CA 94301

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