Elaine Hsieh heads the programming for GreenBiz Group's VERGE events. She has almost 20 years of industry experience consulting with Fortune 500 companies on a wide range of sustainability, green building, and technology issues. She brings solid technical background with a understanding of the energy, construction, biotechnology, education, retail, manufacturing, and finance industries. Hsieh is an effective communicator to people across diverse age groups, cultures, and business sectors and is passionate about helping people understand and respect the interconnectedness of our world. Hsieh has been featured in Mashable, Green Economy Post, Reuters, The Guardian, and other publications for her social media influence within the green building, green business, and sustainability communities.