Rob Bernard

Chief Environmental Strategist, Microsoft

What a datacenter will be is very different than what a datacenter was, and the design principle should really radically alter the amount of energy required to do a transaction.

As the Chief Environmental Strategist at Microsoft, Rob Bernard is responsible for defining and implementing the global strategy for the company’s environmental efforts. In this role he oversees the company’s environmental impact at all levels including working with product groups to create efficient technology innovations, helping accelerate scientific breakthrough on environmental issues, and assuring responsible business practices that work to reduce the company’s direct and indirect environmental impact. Under Bernard’s leadership, Microsoft has set its first carbon reduction goal and rolled out a global campaign to engage with customers, partners and governments on ways to use information technology to reduce environmental impacts. 

Prior to his career at Microsoft, Bernard spent nearly 10 years in the construction and building management industry where he built and managed industrial and office properties. He attended the Wharton School of Business where he earned his MBA.

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