Director of Energy , Google Cloud
WINNIE LAM is director of energy at Google Cloud. She is responsible for strategy, product offerings, and relationships with strategic customers in the energy industry. She helps companies transform their businesses through big data analytics, artificial intelligence, and cloud computing. She previously led the environmental sustainability team for Google’s data centers, responsible for initiatives on energy efficiency, emergency power generation, water conservation, and waste management. Since joining Google in 2004, she has held leadership positions in engineering and product management, and received several Google Executive Management and Founder’s Awards for her achievements. As a champion for animals, Lam championed the banning of elephant ivory being sold through Google, as elephants are poached for their ivory tusks. She partnered with WWF to form the Global Coalition to End Wildlife Trafficking Online, uniting tech companies to end the sale of illegal wildlife products online. Since 2013, Lam has been running an annual fundraiser, raising millions of dollars in donations from Google employees for WWF, Humane Society Silicon Valley, Guide Dogs for the Blind, and other charities. Passionate about using technology to solve conservation challenges, she served on the Digital Advisory Council at The Nature Conservancy and the council at the Wildlife Conservation Society. Lam received her BSc in systems design engineering from the University of Waterloo in Canada. Her MSc in energy policy and climate from Johns Hopkins University is in progress.