Green Festival Speakers

Jack Hidary


Jack D. Hidary built his career as an entrepreneur in the finance and technology sectors and is currently focused on clean energy technology and policy.

Hidary co-founded and served as President and CEO of EarthWeb/Dice. He raised three private rounds of equity and completed a record breaking IPO. Under Hidary's leadership, EarthWeb/Dice earned the
prestigious Business Week Info Tech 100 award as the third fastest growing IT Company. Dice.com is currently traded on the NYSE under ticker DHX.

Committed to community and philanthropic causes, Hidary has received several industry and community awards as well as being recognized as a Global Leader of Tomorrow at the WEF, Davos. Hidary is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and of the Clinton Global Initiative.

Hidary has been particularly involved in issues of energy and transportation.

Jack serves on the board for the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) www.nrel.gov

Hidary is founder and Chairman of National Lab Network www.nationallabnetwork.org - a platform which connects K-12 students with working scientists and techies for hands-on learning.

In New York City, Hidary was a leading proponent of switching over the taxi fleet to high mileage hybrids. Hidary serves as Chairman of SmartTransportation.org (www.smarttransportation.org), a non-profit dedicated to promoting clean energy and transportation policy in the US.

Hidary studied philosophy and neuroscience at Columbia University and was then awarded a Stanley Fellowship in Clinical Neuroscience at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Under the fellowship, Hidary conducted research in functional neuroimaging using techniques such as
positron emission tomography (PET) and functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) to study brain and disease states.

Hidary serves on several boards including BT Global Services
(www.btglobalservices.com) and Trickle Up (www.trickleup.org). A frequent keynote speaker, Hidary has presented at venues including the business schools of Yale and Columbia.