As Senior Director of Environmental Technology Strategy at Microsoft,
Mark Aggar is focused on reducing the environmental impact of information
technology (Greener IT) and championing ways in which it can help the
environment (Sustainability through Software), both inside and outside of
As a member of Microsoft’s Environmental Sustainability team (www.microsoft.com/environment), Aggar is a pioneer in the effort to
highlight how applications, software developers, and the right incentives play
a critical role in improving IT resource efficiency, which he documents in his
white paper, “The IT Energy Efficiency
Imperative.” He currently serves on the board of The Green
Grid and writes periodically about the both Greener IT and Sustainability
through Software at http://aka.ms/markaggar
Aggar has worked in the IT industry for over 20 years in a variety of
roles encompassing product planning, implementation, and marketing. He joined Microsoft in October 1999 and has
since held positions as Senior Product Manager for Windows Terminal Server and
Director of Product Planning for Windows Server. He was instrumental in defining the product
planning discipline and pioneering the product value proposition process at
Originally from the south of England, Aggar lives in
the Seattle area with his wife and two children.
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