Laina Raveendran Greene
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Laina Raveendran Greene has extensive experience working as a ICT consultant and running media start-ups. She currently serves as a Strategic Accounts Manager with Internet Systems Consortium, as CEO and lead consultant with G-ET-IT, as a Board Member for Emota.net, and as an Instructor and Entrepreneur in Residence for Stanford University's Global Entrepreneur Marketing Program.
Ms. Greene has been involved in Internet developments, participation in the RFC series, and Internet governance since the early 1990s. She is one of the organizers for the International Forum on the White Paper, and has worked with several prominent international Internet fora, such as APIA and APNIC.
She was born and raised in Singapore, though she now resides in the U.S.A.
GetIt & Green ICT
Laina Raveendran Greene is the founder and CEO of GetIt Multimedia. The consulting company initially focused on transforming businesses through visual and communications technology. She sold the business to a group of investors in 2006, though she continues to work as its CEO and Principal Consultant. It is now known as G-ET-IT, which stands for Green Energy Technology and Information Technology, and their focus has moved to consulting on how to make ICT companies more viable through progressive energy usage.
She has since become more deeply involved in the green movement within the ICT industry; Ms. Greene has even co-produced a TV documentary on that topic. She has consulted for a number of prominent companies; organized Green Telecom seminars at International conferences; chaired special panels on Green ICT; and participated in a variety of ways as both a consultant, participant, and leader at these events.
Ms. Greene's home is solar powered.
Laina Raveendran Greene is the founding Secretary of APIA, which is the Asia Pacific Internet Association. She served her first term from 1996 to 1997, and immediately served a second term from 1997 to 1998. She was also Singapore’s representative to PECC Infocomm Advisory Committee, and an International Advisory Panel member of the Asia Pacific Development Information Program (APDIP). She served as a Policy Advisor to APNIC from 1997 to 1999, and as the Chair of the Asia Pacific Policy and Legal Track at APRICOT.
Ms. Greene was the only representative of the Baha'i International Community to the Tunis Conference of the World Summit on the Information Society. In 1990, she was called upon as a SE Asian IT expert and representative of ASEAN nations for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development; this involved extensive international travel to present and meet with various national IT regulators. She was also the Consultant to the Chief of the Telecommunication Regulations and Member Relations at the International Telecommunications Union in Switzerland from 1988 to 1989, and later worked as an Advisor to the International Satellite Organization (INTELSAT) in Washington D.C.
Ms. Greene has an extensive career as a consultant, and over the years her clients have included: Pacific Internet, Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks, Verisign, Telemedia Italia, the International Development Research Centre in Canada, and many others.
Laina Raveendran Greene has a law degree from the National University of Singapore, and a Master's of law from Harvard. She has taken part in a number of special courses, research grants, fellowship programs and other academic endeavors at: the International Court of Justice, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Tufts University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard, Stanford, and elsewhere.
- ITU TELECOM Africa 2008: Interview with Laina Raveendran
- Communic Asia 2010 - Laina Raveendran Greene