About me

Below is a photo and short bio.  I’ve been hacking computers and networks since high school in the 1970’s, and I’ve always loved “remote control” systems.  For some years, I have been learning about sustainability and the role that IT can play.  I kept a personal blog in 2001-2006 that covered topics in sustainability, technology (including wireless sensors), energy, and international development. Cloud Feedback combines many of my current interests.

I recently consulted at Cisco Systems about cloud computing, and wrote a few blog items on the topic:

Please feel free to contact me through this site, or via LinkedIn.

Ken Novak photo

Ken Novak has more than 25 years of experience in data network design and implementation. He’s currently consulting in big data analytics and cloud computing.  Prior to his current consulting practice, he cofounded a software company called Replicate Technologies which specializes in networking of virtual systems.

Before that, Ken was CTO at CGNET, an innovative IT management company providing Software as a Service to non-profits around the globe. He travelled extensively, pioneering e-mail and Internet use in developing countries in Africa and Asia.

Ken has also been active in sustainable energy issues.  He served as a program assistant on climate change at the Clinton Global Initiative 2006-2008, and advises startups in energy efficiency.

Ken graduated from Yale University with a B.S. in Computer Science.  He was awarded a Reuters Foundation Digital Vision Fellow at Stanford University in 2001-2002, where he studied the evolving impact of energy issues and IT on development.  Ken is married with two sons in Palo Alto, CA.

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