4 - 6 April, 2018 - Austin, TX
John Pflueger, Ph.D., is Dell’s Principal Environmental Strategist. In this role, John is responsible for driving Dell’s strategy on issues around Environmental Sustainability – including energy, GHG emissions, materials of concern, material use/recovery/reuse, water and the application of technology to environmental issues. In addition, John is Dell’s lead on understanding Net Positive and how it relates to Dell’s current and future business.
Prior to this role, John was Dell’s subject matter expert on data center energy efficiency and managed initiatives to help customers improve the productivity of their computer systems and facilities. Since graduating from MIT in 1991 with a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, John has been in a number of roles including product definition, development and manufacturing, as well as corporate and social responsibility.
Over the past several years, Dell has come to believe that, to understand a company’s full impact, it needs to measure not only its footprint, but also the social and environmental outcomes resulting from its products, technology and operations, increasingly referred to as ‘handprint’. Dell embarked on a series of studies to learn how to measure outcomes. This has included both direct studies on specific IT-based solutions and methodology studies aimed at establishing broader approaches to measurement.