Lorie Wigle is the General Manager of Intel’s Eco-Technology office, which is chartered to optimize the positive environmental impact of Intel’s products. This corporate function drives Intel’s market position across the full life cycle including energy efficient performance, design for the environment and product carbon footprint. Ms. Wigle’s team is also driving new business opportunities from use of Intel technologies to address environmental challenges. This includes the Intel® Open Energy Initiative, which is aligning Intel and industry efforts to drive standards-based, open implementation of smart grid and smart building technologies globally. This work is expected to help shape the future of the world’s energy infrastructure. She and her team work extensively with the industry and policy makers including playing leadership roles in the Climate Savers Computing Initiative and The Green Grid. Ms. Wigle speaks frequently on the topics of Information Technology’s use to reduce carbon emissions, Green IT, sustainability and the confluence of IT and the electricity industry. She has been with Intel for 27 years in a wide variety of marketing and technical roles and serves on the Oregon Green Jobs Council. She has an MBA from Portland State University and a BA degree from the University of Oregon. Ms Wigle was named one of the three most powerful women in smart grid by Smart Grid Newsletter and one of top 10 women in sustainability by PINK magazine.
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