Dave is senior vice president of cloud computing and chief sustainability officer at Sun Microsystems. He oversees the strategy and execution of environmental initiatives across the company, including enhancements to Sun’s products in the areas of energy efficiency, cooling technologies, product recycling, and clean manufacturing. In addition, Dave is responsible for Sun's cloud computing business, with a focus on creating reliable, scalable, and sustainable computing and storage. He has been in the high-tech industry for more than two decades, including more than a decade of experience leading organizations to build more innovative, efficient, and eco-responsible products, and he has a long-standing passion about environmental issues. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT. Dave sits on the board of the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) and is a senior fellow at the Breakthrough Institute. He currently lives in Concord, Massachusetts, with his family.
With more than twenty years' experience in the technology industry, Greg Papadopoulos has held several executive positions, most recently serving as chief technology officer and executive vice president, Research and Development, at Sun Microsystems, Inc. He is responsible for managing Sun's technology decisions, global engineering architecture, and advanced development programs. He has also founded a number of his own companies, including co-founding Thinking Machines, where he led the design of the CM6 massively parallel supercomputer. Papadopolous was also an associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT, where he conducted research in scalable systems, multithreaded/data flow processor architecture, functional and declarative languages, and fault-tolerant computing. He holds a bachelor’s degree in systems science from the University of California at San Diego, as well as master’s and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT. Papadopoulos resides in Los Gatos, California, with his wife, Laurie, and has passions for cooking, wine, and eco-responsible living.
A professional writer for more than twenty years, John has worked with and interviewed hundreds of engineers and executives from a diverse range of enterprises worldwide, including Adobe, Apple, Cisco, General Electric, Hitachi, Lam Research, Nokia, Novell, Oracle, Pacific Bell, Seiko, Sony, Sun Microsystems, VeriSign, and dozens of start-ups. Previously he was editor-in-
chief of the Orange County Business Journal in Santa Ana, California. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree from Pomona College. John resides with his family in Madison, Wisconsin.