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Amit Chatterjee, Chief Executive Officer of Hara

March 14, 2011

Among other topics, Amit discusses the following issues with Metis Strategy:

  • The mission of Hara to allow organizations to participate in the natural change around energy, water, and waste management in a meaningful way that did not compromise profitability
  • How advanced technology, coupled with behavior modifications, can improve an organization’s energy and water “metabolism” in order to drive down costs
  • The need to factor in energy sustainability when considering growth strategies
  • The story behind this technology-led start-up’s own growth
  • Practical advice for how CIOs can partner with executive colleagues in order to drive energy, and therefore cost, savings
  • The need for companies to have more visibility into their energy use in order to establish accountability and reduce waste
  • How governments can positively encourage advancement in the energy industry by molding the infrastructure that will help define the role of entrepreneurs and corporations
  • Eye on the trends: The fusion of green practices and technology


Amit Chatterjee’s Biography

Amit is CEO and Founder of Hara, Inc., the fastest growing provider of environmental and energy management solutions. Amit has been at the forefront of shaping a new category of business software and has championed the notion of organizational metabolism. Under Amit’s leadership Hara addresses an end-to-end environmental and energy business process from reporting to reduction across an organization and its value chain.

Amit is a thought-leader on green economy innovation, energy independence and entrepreneurship and was selected as one of the most influential people in business as part of Fortune Magazine’s 40 Under 40 list for 2010. Amit was amoung a group of CEOs of small and large energy companies that advised President Obama in 2009 on how to increase productivity through innovation and technology. Numerous groups have recognized Hara, including CNBC which in 2010 recognized Hara as one of the 15 Best Green Tech Startups.

Prior to founding Hara Amit led SAP’s fast-growing Governance, Risk and Compliance unit. Amit developed his strategic and leadership experience while at McKinsey & Co., working with clients such as SAP, Cisco and Oracle.

Amit has B.A. degrees in Political Science and Chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley.

The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview

  • 01 1- People
  • 02 2- Infrastructure
  • 03 3- Project and Portfolio Management
  • 04 4- IT & Business Partnership
  • 05 5- External Partnerships

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