Global Conference 2010
Vice President, Energy and Environment, IBM
Rich Lechner is Vice President of Energy and Environment at IBM, leading efforts to help clients improve the efficiency of their infrastructure, focusing on energy, carbon, water, and waste. He heads up IBM′s work in the Green & Beyond effort, part of the Smarter Planet initiative. Previously, he was vice president for enterprise systems, addressing IBM′s large enterprise customer base by bringing to market a unified set of systems, software and services designed to optimize large-scale IT infrastructures. He has held a number of other senior leadership positions at IBM in the United States and Europe across the hardware, software and services organizations, including storage systems, mainframes, software strategy and systems management. Lechner holds a bachelor′s degree in computer science from the University of California, Los Angeles.