https://getit.orgTransforming the Planet – Energy for all – Communicatons for all

Consulting Services

GET-IT offers consulting services to the communications/IT industry in the form of:

  • Business and Strategic Planning
  • Strategic Marketing and Events
  • Advocacy and Policy Development
  • Business Development and Sales
  • Fund Raising

GET-IT’s clients have included vendors, service providers, not for profits and intergovernmental agencies. It is this ability to networks and leverage these networks for win-win strategies that differentiates GET-IT from its competitors. Communications and Clean Tech being highly regulated markets require unique approaches to marketing and business development.

Projects undertaken have included: business and policy planning, marketing, training and business development for:

Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks, Verisign, Telecom Italia, Lumera (now GigaOPtics), Pacific Internet, APNIC and APIA; IDRC’s ICT for Development projects, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, ITU, UNDP/APDIP, UNESCAP,  South Pacific Forum, etc

CEO and Principal Consultant:


Laina Raveendran Greene

Working throughout the world as a Telecom/Internet consultant since 1986, she has built a deep and solid understanding of Service Provider, Content Hosting, Internet, Co-Location, and Mobile communication business.  Over the 23 years focusing on emerging markets, it became obvious that you cannot bridge the digital divide without focusing on energy poverty issues. India alone uses 2.7 billion liters of diesel to power mobile communications. Green ICT Innovations exists and need to be scaled quickly to make a difference.

As an entrepreneur, CEO, and consultant to companies, she has P&L responsibility, operational experience, product management, creative management, and marketing services in a wide range of enterprise, service provider, Internet, and content productions companies. She has built, operated, spun out, and sold a successful startup in Asia servicing customers throughout the world in markets ranging for big data center operations, equipment vendors, and telecommunications companies.


Harvard Law School’91-92, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Masters of Law

Stanford University, Executive education, AeA/Stanford Institute

Graduate Institute of International Studies’86-89, Geneva,

Hague Academy of International Law, summer program, June-July 1987

National University of Singapore 82-86, Faculty of Law,

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  • CEO and Principal Consultant, GetIT, Green Energy Technology and Info-communication Technology ( ’00-present
  • ITU TELECOM Program Advisory Committee (co-chaired the Green Telecom sub-committee for ITU World TELECOM’09 in Geneva, Switzerland- organized 4 panel sessions and the Green@ICT Pavilion. Also chaired and organized Green Telecom session at ITU Asia TELECOM’08 in Bangkok
  • Consultant to CommunicAsia’09 in Singapore (organized and chaired a full day workshop attended by telecom service providers and vendors)
  • Co-producer of Green Planet mini-series for TELECOMTV (scripted and helped produce footage for 10 out of 13 episodes with travel within the US, Bangladesh, India and Singapore) February to June 2009
  • Entrepreneur in Residence at Stanford University (guest lecturer for the Global Entrepreneurial Marketing course at the School of Management Sciences) winter 2008 and spring 2009
  • Founder and CEO of GetIT Multimedia Pte Ltd ( ’96-August 2006  (sold business in 2006)
  • Director, Globetel Communications Corporation, Feb 2005 to Dec 2005
  • Business Development Manager, Business Communications Group Singapore Telecommunication Limited, 94-95
  • Adjunct lecturer, National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law, ’94-96
  • Independent Consultant, GetIT- GetIT ’89-94
  • Planning Advisor, Strategic Planning Unit, International Telecommunication Satellite Organization,’90-91
  • Legal consultant to the Chief of the Telecommunication Regulations and Relations between Member States Division International Telecommunication Union, Geneva ’88-89
  • Legal Assistant/Intern to the Legal Adviser, International Telecommunication Union, Geneva, ’86-87

Thane B. Terrill, Technical Consultant

Working in the fields of education, development and technology for over twenty years. Thane specializes in the application of low-costs forms of technology to communication challenges of developing parts of the world. Currently, he is working on projects in Kenya, Malawi, Sri Lanka, China, and in the United States.


Columbia University, Doctorate from the Department of International Education and Development, 1993

Boston College, Masters of Arts (Education), 1986

Boston College, Master of Arts (American History), 1986

Boston College, B.S., 1982


  • Columbia University, Adjunct Associate Professor (1993-2010)
  • Provence of Shanxi, educational technology consultant, Shanxi, China  (2008-9)
  • Farmer Voice Radio, technical consultant, Agricultural information system using a combination of community radio and SMS systems
  • PROTA, technical consultant, Plant Resource of Tropical Africa (
  • Saaraketha Agroforestry Center, technical consultant, (
  • World Ag Info, project member, creating a landscape document on the information needs of small hold farmers in Africa and South Asia (
  • Technology on a Shoestring, A survival guide for educators and other professions, author, Teachers College Press (2006)
  • World Bank, educational technology consultant, Hunan, China (1993)
  • University of East Asia, Lecturer, Macau, China (1986-8)
  • Pacific Infotech Corporation, Computer Education Manager, Macau, China (1986-8)
  • School of Nations, educational consultant, Macau, China (1987)