Mark Monroe

Principle Engineer

Mark Monroe is a part of the Advanced Development function in Microsoft’s Data Center Architecture & Design Strategy group. He works on technologies and processes to improve the next generations of facilities in the cloud industry. He was previously president of Energetic Consulting, Inc.

His 30+ years’ of technical and business experience in the IT industry spans many layers of the stack from data center design and operations, IT operations, application and system design, as well as professional services, sales, program management, and outsourcing management.

Mark worked for more than 17 years at Sun Microsystems in numerous leadership and executive roles including the Director of Sustainable Computing, leading the company to attain no. 14 in Newsweek’s “Green 500” awards. During his tenure, he also served as a founding board member of The Green Grid, an IT industry consortium focused on resource efficient data centers and business computing environments.

After Sun, Mark served as the Executive Director of The Green Grid, leading the publication of 20 technical papers and on-line tools in one year, and expanding membership and global reach including the first chapter in China.

He continues to work on sustainability advisory boards with the University of Colorado and local Colorado governments. Mark has a BS and MS Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and Master Black Belt.