Kathrin Winkler, Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer; EMC Corp.


Kathrin Winkler, Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer; EMC Corp.

Transforming corporate mindsets about Sustainability has been both a personal and professional journey for Kathrin Winkler, who is Senior Vice President, Corporate Sustainability and Chief Sustainability Officer for EMC Corporation. As CSO for the world's leader in cloud computing, Winkler provides the vision, strategy and leadership for EMC's global sustainability initiatives. She chairs and collaborates with a virtual cross-functional team comprising EMC's Sustainability Leadership Council to integrate sustainability principles into the corporate culture, the business strategy, and day-to-day operations.


Winkler's passion in such topics as Sustainability in the Cloud, Sustainability Governance Models, and Sustainability as a Cultural Norm, has made her a frequent guest speaker in many forums. In 2010, she appeared before the Senate Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet to provide insight into how information technology is contributing to energy efficiency.


Winkler founded EMC's Engineering Green Team and its Design for Environment program while Senior Director with the Hardware Engineering Group. Prior to joining EMC in 2003, Winkler held senior positions at Renaissance Worldwide and Digital Equipment Corporation.


Winkler is a Director of the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), and a member of the Advisory Councils of the Product Stewardship Institute and the Graham Sustainability Institute at the University of Michigan. In 2014, she was honored with the Anita Borg Institute 2014 Women of Vision Award for Social Impact in recognition of her contributions to innovation, leadership, and sustainability in the field of information technology.

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