Trends in technology are changing dynamics of building efficiency: the Internet of Things, Big Data, community, social media and more. What...
Bernard is the Chief Environmental Strategist for Microsoft and 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 technology innovations in software and hardware that can help enable customers to minimize their impact on the environment, helping accelerate scientific breakthrough on environmental issues, assuring responsible business practices that work to reduce the company’s direct and indirect environmental impact, and working with partners in industry, government and non-government to engage on global environmental issues. 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.
One Great Idea: Visualizing Data
IT and cloud computing are enabling society to have a new level of understanding about the resource and systems which we depend on through the collection, analysis and sharing of critical data. How do you turn this data into actionable information and solutions? Microsoft describes how it is working to accelerate a highly integrated, energy-smart landscape that maximizes efficiency and transforms our understanding of the world.