Hillary Weingast, VP, Global Head of Inclusion and Diversity, Juniper Networks

Women in Tech Speaker Series with Jen Huffstetler, Chief Product Sustainability Officer at Intel

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The purpose of the Women in Tech Speaker Series is to spotlight women leaders across the industry, share their story, and empower all women in the workplace to grow and find their unique voice. At our core we believe that excellence depends on seeking out diverse ideas and fostering a culture where all employees are engaged.

In this session, Jen Huffstetler, Chief Product Sustainability Officer at Intel, joins Hillary Weingast, VP of Corporate Responsibility and Inclusion & Diversity at Juniper Networks, in a discussion on Jen's career journey, the work she's doing at Intel, and what can be done industry-wide to help preserve the environment.

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Chief Product Sustainability Officer, Intel


0:00 foreign [Music]

0:31 so great to see everyone welcome I'm Hillary weingast I'm head of Corpus

0:36 social responsibility and inclusion and diversity and I'm super excited to welcome you all to the latest session

0:43 for our women in Tech speaker series um huge thanks to Raj for all the

0:49 wonderful women he's had and brought to Juniper as you know or for those of you

0:54 who don't know if this is your first we Spotlight women leaders across the industry have them share their stories

1:00 their Journeys and Empower all of us in the workplace women in the workplace to

1:05 grow and find their unique voice so I'm personally super excited that Raj

1:11 asked me to host today um I'm excited to welcome Jennifer hofstetler to our session Jennifer is

1:18 Chief product sustainability officer and vice president and general manager of future platform strategy and

1:24 sustainability at Intel she's responsible for driving the integration and execution of the

1:30 corporate wide Intel platform Technologies and business strategies to drive future growth and corporate level

1:36 product strategy and action for sustainability Jennifer joined Intel back in 1996 where

1:43 she started as a Fab process engineer she spent most of her career applying

1:49 her extensive Technical and business product experience to lead strategy project management and product marketing

1:55 efforts for a number of core Intel businesses I'm not going to go into all the details

2:01 because I'm going to let Jennifer tell us about that but she's had many different roles

2:07 um most recently she led data center platform strategy she previously held roles spanning

2:14 product management for all data center processor products she drove product and

2:20 segment PLS she was involved in Mobile product launches desktop products Intel

2:25 server boards she's done it all so we have lots of opportunity to ask her tons of questions she holds a bachelor's

2:31 degree in chemical engineering from MIT and an MBA from Babson College so super

2:36 excited from my Boston roots um and I understand that Jennifer

2:42 started work in sustainability at a very early age when in junior high she

2:49 started an environmental Club so looking forward to hearing about that as well

2:54 um we're going to go ahead and take questions at the end for those of you who are here we also are lucky enough to

3:00 have Jennifer afterwards so we can ask her questions as well but I'm going to kick us off Jennifer

3:07 um as we usually do these sessions um start by telling us about your journey

3:13 what inspired you to get into engineering was it sort of a dream you

3:18 always had how did you end up in engineering well Hillary first thank you to all of you Raj for the invitation Hillary for

3:25 hosting me I'm really excited to share my journey with all of you um and you know just to go after that

3:31 first question um maybe like many of you if you're engineers in the room you're good at

3:38 math and science what do you do with that my parents didn't have formal college education and so as I was

3:45 looking at my opportunities I'll actually even call out it was a brochure it from Cornell that really articulated

3:52 visually I'm a visual learner all the different ways that you could apply engineering

3:59 to running shoes to computers to houses and bridges and you know I think I was

4:06 already leaning that way just you know based on my strengths and the the career

4:12 opportunities ahead but really being able to visualize what might I be able to contribute to in the world that

4:19 really helped to cement my my focus there and I love that plug for marketing

4:25 [Laughter]

4:32 I'm an engineer what did you think was it what you expected yeah thank you for that question so when

4:39 I entered College I thought I was going into biomedical engineering just you know in transparency maybe to be a

4:45 doctor and through the classes is where I uncovered the complexity uh within you

4:54 know building semiconductors it was my last lab class that I had and we're

5:00 sitting in a little tiny room making two inch Wafers and you know really getting

5:05 that hands-on experience so that's what led me to Intel through both an internship and then first a role and was

5:14 it what I expected is a great question um so you know you finish engineering

5:20 school you and this probably happened to anybody as you're leaving your you know that school where you're the what's the

5:26 next exam the next problem set and and when I arrived really lots of learning

5:31 right I worked in Process Equipment development it's really partnering with

5:38 the technology development team internally and with the external suppliers to co-optimize the solution

5:44 and select uh the process equipment for the future Generations

5:50 um for me that was I love the learning the culture matters

5:55 and you know I'm sure a lot of the the folks here you know whether women or not like is this a culture that you're going

6:02 to thrive in and you know what I experience in looking around it wasn't

6:09 that there wasn't great work that I was going to be able to contribute I didn't see myself that I was gonna thrive in that you know

6:17 career uh whether it was a manager and a partner organization directly above or

6:22 Beyond and so I really only expected to be until two years by the way

6:29 the plan here I am you know many many decades later um and that gave me this opportunity to

6:36 reach out to my my colleagues my friends at Intel and say hey I think I want to

6:41 make a change what do you do I wasn't quite ready to go back to school yet I'm thinking about the application process

6:47 we all know that takes a little bit of time and it was really through that reach out

6:54 um that I found something that sounded interesting where I'd continue learning uh and I actually call it my tweener job

7:02 and it was the thing that changed the trajectory of my entire career was this

7:08 tweener job where I wasn't even using my engineering skills at all like zero

7:17 and um through that experience I met a manager who pulled me into this product

7:23 management world um and that was 1998 remember I only graduated school in 96 so I kind of

7:29 quickly like you know was testing you know learning and evolving as I was

7:36 seeking to find my way on my journey and you know I almost would say the rest is history because it was through the

7:43 exposure um to that team that I you know I was

7:48 able to really Thrive and there was there's one little part of that story when the tweener job

7:55 being a role model of who a little bit Echo

8:00 um who I might want to be and aspire to be and there was this business leader

8:05 who is speaking to us in the manufacturing World about the market

8:11 demand the supply you know how important and critical you know Intel's a factory

8:16 right we're not just designing ships building ships and you know how those

8:22 two interplayed and I for the first time you know early in my career said that's the type of role I'd like to have where

8:28 you need to understand the technology very deeply but you're also using your business Acumen as well

8:35 um so that was kind of where I started my journey into product management and you mentioned all the ways uh through

8:42 Intel um I'm happy to say like I was able to work on many inflection points so like centrinos this inflection point

8:50 of pivoting to mobile um the PC being dead working in desktop

8:55 and then in this rise of cloud in the last portion of my career so yeah that's

9:00 kind of it wasn't what I expected it would be but it turned out okay so I have so many questions questions but

9:06 first what was it like making that shift I mean I think a lot

9:12 of us I mean here you went to school you studied like how did you explain that or were you just confident enough at the

9:18 time that I mean I'm just thinking about some of us who when we think about this sort of there's maybe some guilt or you

9:25 know I did all this and now I'm just going to switch Direction what am I doing I mean it was pretty brave so kind

9:30 of how did you how did you work through that or was it easy

9:36 um if it was easy obviously you've invested four years with really hard work to achieve an engineering degree

9:43 and you know not really knowing where that's going to go right you know throughout your your engineering practice you know

9:50 you're you're seeing where it could go but then you don't really know what the work on site it wasn't that the work wasn't

9:56 meaningful or you know challenging problems to solve that that's who I am

10:02 right I think as Engineers we like to solve problems um it was

10:08 it was my desire to keep learning I think that's really what drove me was

10:13 the Curiosity and the desire to keep learning and so I don't know if that that provides the confidence but just

10:20 this desire to keep Reinventing myself um to in even throughout my career as I

10:26 you know you being in a particular domain that's why I came back to the data center actually

10:32 I'll tell that in a second but being in a domain you're becoming an expert but are you still learning are you still

10:37 going to be able to grow Are you standing in the way of others I think as Leaders is something that we really need

10:44 to be cognizant of because you know when I was able to step aside

10:50 to the the strategy role back in 2019 that allowed my entire team

10:55 to step up as we pivoted and that really allowed them to thrive and so even you

11:02 know I'm able to take that experience with me and to contribute in new ways but it also lets the rest of the team

11:09 grow um you know I say domain's critical I mean obviously I've

11:15 never been in networking that's one domain that until I have not been in um but obviously very familiar with it

11:21 being in the data center um but when I went to desktop on this little tour I ran back home literally

11:28 that's what I call it home to the data center um because it is a domain but not everybody has and you know I'm able to

11:35 contribute uniquely there but in different ways and while we're allowing um the other leaders to grow

11:42 nice yeah so you talked about being um the experience of different inflection points you know throughout

11:48 your career and sort of moving around can you give um any advice for sort of how that came

11:55 about or how to how do we how do we sort of think about how do we get those

12:00 opportunities how do we you know what how do we think about that and kind of Reach For That

12:07 uh that's such a great question um I would say they're going to come in many ways right

12:13 um one was that that first manager pulling me into marketing right

12:19 um really seeing the strengths that I had and the potential in me right that was very early in my career

12:26 um so so being willing to follow leaders that see that potential in you

12:32 um maybe take a little bit of a leap of faith um not knowing I mean come on I went to school for chemical engineering

12:39 what is marketing right is is that a domain that I would be able to thrive in

12:45 um so a little bit of a leap of faith also seeing opportunities

12:50 um maybe where there are challenges so I can give a couple examples um of that

12:57 and let's see what what would some good ones be um I had a leader and I was in my career

13:04 maybe in in a part of the business for a little bit long while I was Raising you know small children a little more stable

13:11 career while you know you're figuring out this Parenthood piece and I heard a

13:17 problem statement in the room from a Leader's staff wow she really needs some help

13:24 um there's something a role we have at Intel a technical assistant where you're like technically supporting the GM and

13:31 you know that that was a problem statement but it was an opportunity for me so I just you know called a

13:38 one-on-one with that leader and said I'm hearing that you have these this help that you need would

13:43 you consider me so so some of it's just flipping what others are seeing as a problem into an opportunity could it be

13:50 an opportunity for you could it be a fit for you um yeah I that was just an example to

13:56 share thank you okay so tell us how you became passionate about sustainability

14:04 I I think you know you mentioned early on in middle school I think one of my my biggest mentors as we all think about

14:10 who are those influential people in your life was an eighth grade science teacher and she was one that pulled me into some

14:19 Project work that she was doing externally in the community and something called National energy education day and so we would you know

14:26 pull together these workshops take them to Local Schools teaching them about renewable energy recycling reuse

14:33 um to children at a very young age and so that was you know that that was very influential

14:39 for me and then with my peers in this in my school it's a very small school I think most schools are like this you can

14:45 start any club you want just you get to organize it and we saw this opportunity around building the first environmental

14:52 club for the school so I'd say that's where where that germ and that seed began um but I haven't consistently followed

14:59 that thread throughout my career um you know you're working on the project the program you know the

15:06 initiative whatever piece you're working on but as as I was working on the cross

15:12 platform strategy work we started to see our customers coming in and asking us in

15:18 an increasing rate you know what is your plan for Net Zero how can you help us lead the industry

15:26 together and what is your product roadmap right those are really the three questions that they came and asked us

15:31 and it was just in such an increasing pace and you know Intel's had this long history

15:37 of environmental health and safety as a manufacturer you've got people looking after this every day and making sure

15:43 that your footprint in the community as as small as it can be right being a good local you know Community member but

15:51 nobody was thinking about it across the products or how those two needed how

15:56 they connect together you know from the manufacturing to the product so that became an opportunity actually that we have

16:04 um I was back from a sabbatical we get sabbaticals at Intel so a couple of weeks and my manager when I returned

16:10 said here's a problem statement that you know is bubbling up can you wrap your arms around it and that was just a year

16:16 ago that I was really able to start refocusing I think Hillary in this space

16:22 nice and how has that been going oh well this is this is um there's so

16:30 much it's everything from regulations right as part of what was driving the customer requests and interests

16:37 um you know the the fast evolving regulations impacting their ability to stand up data centers

16:43 um you know their goals that they had to lower their carbon footprint and

16:51 standing from where I was a year ago I didn't know what role Intel could play in helping our customers to lower their

16:58 carbon footprint today we have a whole strategy and an action plan that we're implementing

17:04 across the company and with the ecosystem that was actually just um where I was before this was meeting with one of our other ecosystem Partners

17:10 about how are we going to unite the ecosystem to lower the footprint together in a couple of the critical

17:16 domains so can you talk to us a little bit about I know Intel's got a goal of reaching

17:22 Net Zero by 2040. so can you talk to us a little bit about the work that you're

17:28 doing you know how you're going to get there absolutely so that was actually like the first decision that we had out

17:35 of me getting engaged in this a year ago was in early q1 making that decision at

17:41 a corporate level to put that bold goal out there that's really around our scope one and two emissions if folks know what

17:47 that is it's kind of like your footprint and the thing that you might most people

17:52 don't know about Intel is because we've been on this journey for decades our current level emissions for scope 1

17:59 and scope 2 are already just in the last decade 75 percent lower than they would

18:05 be otherwise without our investment in action so a long journey tremendous

18:10 leadership in the Silicon manufacturing domain um on carbon Water waste all of those

18:18 areas we have leadership now how do you par parlay what I call

18:23 the last mile so if you've already taken 75 out through you know really prolific

18:29 use of renewable electricity at all of our sites you know reducing energy conservation how do you get to Net Zero

18:37 by 2040 when we are a chemical manufacturing company and some of those

18:43 chemicals to deliver the chips that we all use they require High purification it's very energy intensive so really

18:52 what we identified is this is going to take the entire semi-ecosystem

18:58 together to achieve that and so it's one of those beehags that we've put out that

19:04 we think there is a clear path we can't do it alone but we in the

19:09 semi-organization if you're familiar with that have a work stream where we're partnering to identify additional green

19:16 chemistries what some best practices are you know we already have tons of abatement systems within our facilities

19:22 we consult to anyone that comes and asks us what are you doing on water conservation you know like we we are

19:28 here to share our learnings because we think we're in this unique position in the industry to help drive a sustainable

19:36 Computing for a sustainable future for all of us I think almost somebody shared a data point about like almost all GDP

19:43 is going to be dependent on Computing moving forward and so that's that's a tremendous responsibility for us in this

19:51 ecosystem that stand up the compute Network and storage for all of that

19:56 so you talked about Partnerships and kind of needing to come together to do this and we very much think the same way

20:03 so what um when you're having those conversations what are you telling Tech

20:09 leaders what you know what should we all be doing to solve this problem

20:14 that's great um so when I think of the four areas that together we can

20:22 Drive Improvement for sustainable Computing and networking and storage of

20:27 it all the first is actually in benchmarks and this was this is an area it might that might sound confusing like

20:33 why benchmarks um because today

20:39 the benchmarks aren't optimized to deliver the lowest carbon footprint

20:45 um you know the the way this industry was built like faster you know cheaper

20:50 didn't actually solve for the carbon footprint and so you really need to

20:56 think about the metrics that matter when you are looking at how you're

21:02 measuring the performance of you know your your network solution our Computing

21:08 Solutions our AI Solutions a GPU solution and that is going to help you get to a better answer I'll give a

21:15 simple example with AI you can apply you know all the power all the compute

21:22 to a particular problem but did it give you the answer you know

21:27 that much better of an answer than you would have had at a much lower power footprint so

21:34 um you know you think about the Precision in in the models like for for that model where do you need you know

21:41 the most Precision so really I think the industry is going to have to Pivot to

21:47 how are we using power in our products and our Solutions intentionally

21:54 so so benchmarks is that first piece um the second piece is around carbon

22:00 accounting and this relates because there's many layers of carbon accounting

22:06 um there's silicon there's the system level there's a data center level if you think

22:13 about that how do you measure the carbon of a Data Center and then the workload so there's really four different domains

22:21 that we need to tackle as an industry because what's happening today and you

22:28 know I'll just use the bottom example of a workload is everybody's trying to solve for this problem to provide their

22:34 customers with the carbon footprint of using my cloud you know here's how much carbon you

22:39 saved and you know most of you probably you know might not be utilizing these but this is just an example of a

22:45 customer pain point that we hear which is you know if I'm I'm at a large

22:50 Enterprise and I have a multi-cloud usage around the globe because I'm a

22:55 global Enterprise they're apples and oranges they're not even apples and oranges it's apples

23:01 oranges and grapes and I don't know bacon it's it's so it's so incomplete

23:08 you know they're not all transparent um so that's actually one of the first things that we're trying to help partner

23:13 on you know the Silicon methodologies obviously through that semi-consortia

23:19 right that's really where you want to drive silicon embodied carbon accounting methodologies

23:25 um so that that would be where we are are convening and uniting the industry this software piece

23:32 um is new and so that's actually one of the things I'm working on with some of the other Tech leaders is and there's a

23:39 lot of appetite you know in this area to drive some some common methodology

23:44 standards take up much longer time um so you know we'll be working on that you'll you'll hear more from us there

23:51 and then those other spaces right I think ocp for for our businesses is a

23:56 good place to convene um around the system level accounting as well as data center level

24:03 like how are what is not only just the Pue of your data center but the hardware efficiency the water efficiency we're

24:10 going to hear a lot more discussion about water um you know I think everybody's seen the news with Lake Mead dentist is lower and

24:17 lower and lower so I think we all really want to be thinking about the water usage not just you know California is

24:24 very ahead in terms of renewable electricity so that's exciting everywhere in the world isn't like that

24:30 so that's actually the third area that I think that we need to unite as an industry is to remember that the rest of

24:36 the world where our customers are doesn't look like California um and you know the problem's not solved

24:43 on what I call Renewables everywhere so everywhere Computing is happening if

24:49 it's at your home I heard that we've got 100 people on on the webcast um do you have renewable energy right how

24:56 are you thinking about that how are our Enterprise customers or Cloud customers thinking about asking for the renewable

25:04 electricity they need from their utilities um that comes with challenges uh which

25:10 this this industry is good at solving technical challenges because when you now bring renewable electricity onto a

25:15 grid it doesn't know how to handle a variable load right it's very used to a

25:21 constant load and so that's going to need some technical Innovation um you know you think about that you

25:27 know there's just a ton of opportunities for us together and then the last piece is that I think about is platform

25:33 advancement and this is again like an area you'll hear us talking about we just released um

25:39 in in partnership with others in ocp materials compatibility spec for

25:46 immersion um cooling liquid cooling is becoming the future uh we think immersion has a

25:54 role to play as well and one of the the really interesting Parts about immersion is energy reuse so you start to think

26:01 about what becomes possible and we have a center in Barcelona with one of our partners where they have taken

26:07 and it's it's very like for us Electronics people I'm gonna put my

26:13 electronics in an engineered fluid well yes there's real reason to do that because you can drive up the density of

26:19 the compute um have less power uh you actually have less you know I talked about the data

26:25 center level in that carbon accounting bucket um concrete is one of the most carbon

26:31 and you know intensive aspects of compute so could you get enough density that you could actually have a smaller

26:36 footprint Data Center overall so there's some really unique things that get unlocked and then with

26:42 that energy reuse um what this this partner submers is the partner in Barcelona did is you can then

26:49 have a constant heat source and depending on where you're at and this is you know a little bit more

26:55 common in Europe you can now put that and use that for district heating so think about you know the energy crisis

27:02 they're in I think the crisis is that we're all going to face they're just gonna keep growing more and more and

27:09 wouldn't it be great to have every single data center or a rack you know

27:14 finding a way to reuse the energy that that we're already consuming to drive the rest of our economy I think you know

27:21 that's that's a lot of why we see some really unique opportunities uh in that space many other areas in platform

27:27 advancement modular modularity uh circularity so when you think about

27:33 modularity how do we um an example in ocp would be a data

27:39 center modular Hardware system dcmhs and it's really starting to

27:44 disaggregate the pieces so that you could um update a component versus the whole

27:51 system we know systems are getting upcycled and you know there's with the

27:56 supply chain as it is most things that get decommissioned get you know put into

28:01 use somewhere else where they didn't have access but you know are there other ways that we could provide and you know

28:08 really think about the full life cycle of our products from the day we design

28:13 them I think that's really one of the next challenges for the the tech ecosystem

28:18 thank you so much so much great work and so much still to do but but yeah exciting

28:24 so I want to switch gears a little bit I want to go back to sort of your journey and you know you went from an individual

28:31 contributor to a manager to a leader what advice do you have for managers

28:37 um on you know who want to support their their women employees kind of on their career Journey what what advice would

28:43 you give to those managers um well I guess um certainly know the strengths of the

28:50 individual right I think we all play best when we get a chance to leverage our strengths

28:56 um provide them projects to expand their skills right where do where does that employees want to go what is their

29:02 aspiration and how can you help to augment not only with the work that we need to get done uh which you know

29:09 that's just part of the role but how are you expanding through projects

29:15 um you know it could be a project in another team a coverage like ways to expand the visibility

29:22 um not only of the individual to other organization parts of the organization um and but also to expand their skill

29:27 set and have them continue to learn and learn maybe what works for them or

29:33 doesn't you know so there's there's good to be had on both sides you're going to learn what you like or what you don't

29:38 like what you're good at or what you didn't need but you didn't know you really loved so I would just encourage

29:44 that in my own Journey when I had maternity leaves you know I took I took

29:49 as much time as possible and I actually stepped back from being a manager to being in ic when I went those three days

29:54 a week um probably didn't need to do that so you know as we think about this new and I

30:01 love this phrase there was a corn fairy article I read recently I called it the Blended workday like our new normal is

30:08 Blended right um for you folks at home you are living the this Blended work day right now

30:14 um you know what how can we support you know all the different needs that we

30:20 have and that would be for all of our employees that's not just women um but really you know I think

30:25 specifically in a tech industry we're often finding ourselves the only one in the room and so I think you know giving

30:33 Community Support is something I do a lot of at Intel at all levels

30:38 um you know there's it's at the executive levels the the next deck but then for the whole organization because

30:46 a lot of those common challenges of being heard or of having someone um

30:52 repeat what you just said and you know that was a male and you're in the room and then people say that's a good idea

30:59 that literally is still happening and I was in the room yesterday and one of my

31:05 colleagues he said his his daughter who's just out of college as an engineer and she's experiencing that and she's

31:11 like what do I do dad um so we really need to support one another um you know in the rooms be the voice

31:17 you know Echo what that person said yeah that was a really great idea you know what she

31:24 you know just really yes speak for um one another I think that that is

31:30 really important as well thank you so throughout your your journey did you

31:35 have um did mentorship or sponsorship play any role and can you speak at all about that

31:42 thanks uh I've never so some people have that one person that guided their career

31:48 and helped them make choices uh I've guess I've used a crowdsource model

31:54 as I think about it um and actually I want to give a shout out to my first Mentor actually my first

32:01 buddy when I joined Intel she's here at Juniper and her name is Athena Murphy uh

32:06 so um she would really give me that first experience in the work environment of

32:14 what a mentor was right by by helping to you know give me that context of the

32:20 environment um you know what things were working and not and that was like again very early

32:25 in my career I would say you know throughout I picked up gems from mentors

32:31 either directly or indirectly so I will use another example of you know maybe a

32:37 manager or a behavior that you saw in managers that either wanted to emulate

32:44 or wanted to ensure that you never appeared to be perceived that way

32:49 so um so I think there's those examples and then um you know one that really I

32:57 think changed my mind about my ownership of my opportunities and career

33:03 which is something you know when I joined they say you own your own career I'm like what does that even mean this

33:09 giant company how do I navigate it um so a gentleman named Gregory Bryant he's now over at ADI was my manager and

33:17 he shared with me this how to think differently about my job

33:22 and so even when you're feeling maybe a little stuck or a little plateaued not

33:27 seeing a way to find that next opportunity you can't break through you might be interviewing or things aren't

33:33 available and he told me the story of just this really powerful brand that we have at

33:40 Intel which is segmentation uh you know um and

33:46 he his job was leading a team for a technology

33:51 nobody had imagined what that Technologies could become for

33:57 the Enterprises um and so he he could have just like taken the job done you know

34:04 got the pieces Done Right made sure the software was enabled that there was a little bullet that said this technology

34:10 supported on you know the next Intel Core processor but he really stepped

34:16 back and thought what could this be right and that I think is something we

34:23 all have the freedom to do in our jobs no matter what role you're in or what level is not just taking the role for

34:31 what it is um which has to get done like he needed to ensure that the software was enabled

34:36 the the oems in this case would um understand it would want to Market it as

34:42 a differentiated feature but it actually became so much more and the it's called

34:49 Intel V Pro is really the motion that we have with our Enterprise base

34:57 um and so the sharing of that example really helped me um to see every job and every role that

35:03 I get as more than what you know that first ask was when they said I need you to go drive this you know so I'd invite

35:11 you all to take a little ownership of your own space and think what else could I be doing with partners with colleagues

35:19 um that if you have a vision there might be others in your network in your you

35:24 know that you work with today that might also see that shared vision and you could help build something even greater

35:30 for Juniper than you're already delivering it

35:35 so hearing you talk I I know um but you're also a certified coach

35:41 and I'm not surprised I'm just hearing you give us advice but but how did you how did you decide to become certified

35:47 and then you talked a little bit about sort of all that you're doing generally at Intel but I'm curious to hear a

35:53 little bit about that yeah thanks for asking um in sometimes in your career on your your

36:00 leadership Journey um you might get the offer to have this we actually have internal coaches until

36:07 I'm one of them which is the second part of the comment that you made but I had this unique opportunity maybe it was

36:13 like 14 years ago to get an external coach and it was somebody that and people now

36:21 get trained and they can provide that for you inside as well but um it really helped me understand the power

36:29 of stepping back from what I'm doing right that daily it kind of are getting in the swirl of

36:35 what's next or you know there's roadblocks here and there and it was such a powerful tool that as I

36:43 progressed in my career I realized that I felt like I needed more Tools in my manager toolkit

36:50 to unlock the potential of the entire employee base my colleagues my peers and

36:56 even my managers right we are also coaches to our managers so don't don't forget that you have a role to play in

37:02 their ongoing Learning Journey and Leadership Journey as well um and so that's what really motivated

37:08 me to enter that program um you know I you obviously get a lot of

37:13 even incremental self-awareness through the program uh and then that that helps

37:19 you to really transfer that to your team and communicate in a new way with them

37:25 so that's kind of why I got into that that certification program nice okay so one more question and I'm

37:32 going to turn it over everybody else so you talked about having children you talked about the incredible work you're

37:38 involved in what if any balance right we always hear that question how do you what do you do

37:44 for fun how do you figure that out how does that all play into all that we've heard

37:50 yeah that's a great question um yeah I think it I don't know about

37:55 the rest of you for me there's Ebbs and flows right there's times when work requires more attention

38:02 and you're you might not have your best work-life balance but I think on average we must strive for it right um what

38:08 works best for you uh for me every day uh waking up getting my exercise done I

38:15 am now able to be in the mindset of resilience for everything that I'm gonna you know handle in my personal in my

38:22 work life for the rest of the day um you know what works for you I think really deeply understanding what kind of

38:28 puts you in your best place is critical um and for me it's it's no fun to just

38:35 work hard right you have to play hard too and so you know things I do for fun play on a volleyball team you know my

38:43 husband enjoys watching sporting events so so we'll do that um just seeing friends running

38:50 um yeah just different ways to connect um both with colleagues um you know as well as friends outside

38:56 of work so those are a few of the things but I think it takes some intentionality

39:01 to not let ourselves get overrun um we're in corporations right there's always something that needs done 24 7

39:08 but if you're not carving that time out for yourself to take care of you your

39:14 family you know those needs you're not bringing your best self to work

39:19 um and you're not going to be as productive if you're not recharging in the ways that you need to during covid

39:25 one of the things that I really loved about working from home was I could just step out my friend or and walk and I did

39:33 not realize how much I needed that fresh air and you know the mental break even if I

39:40 was on a phone call I could take you know say hey do you have slides to share with me I'd love to take a walk we can either look at them at the beginning or

39:47 the end um and just that also reinvigorates me

39:52 throughout the day to provide the balance and again then you know when the day's done and we're dealing with all

39:58 the the children in the evening and the events and my kids are in you know Sports and events on the weekends that's

40:04 a lot so we really need to to take care of ourselves for both our family you know and in our work lives

40:11 thank you thank you for sharing loved hearing all of it I want to give others an opportunity

40:17 um to ask Jennifer questions

40:38 thank you Jennifer this was so insightful and inspiring um you talked about uh changing your

40:44 career Lanes like pretty early in your career like two years what would your

40:50 advise be to someone who's like into the career maybe 10 years

40:56 and now thinking of changing lanes does it play out well what what would your advice be yeah thank you for the

41:03 question um I mean I see lots of people changing lanes throughout their career so I think

41:09 it depends on what you want to get into [Music] um you know even as I mentioned we're

41:16 technology companies right so technical Acumen is required for most of the roles

41:22 you know at our companies right I think Intel is probably like 85 Engineers as

41:28 it goes um so you actually can parlay that technical experience into different

41:35 places um you know you have me thinking not knowing which Lanes you're talking about if it's from technical to business or I

41:42 have one of my proteges that we we have it until she wanted to go from Hardware

41:48 to software right the world is increasingly software defined and Hardware enabled and so you know really

41:54 you know just some examples for you to think about um you know later in your career um pairing I paired her up with one of

42:01 our software experts right and he he could be a better Mentor in that area

42:06 right and really helping her get on that Journey um she had a lot of self-learning

42:12 um in terms of you know if there's technical to business uh having run so many product management teams some of

42:19 the most passionate people about the products are the people that were just designing them or you know doing the

42:24 engineering work um so that's really great to have that technical breadth and

42:31 you know expertise when you're speaking to a customer because you actually understand the

42:36 product um different than you know teaching a business person the depth of the layers

42:43 right so I think there's there's many opportunities I've seen it happen many times

42:48 um I was unique but I've certainly you know hired many people in my career deep that you know are at a different point

42:55 in their career yeah

43:11 thanks for joining us today Jennifer um question you mentioned um green chemistry the work on green

43:18 chemistry Intel is doing could you just tell us a little bit about who's included in teams that work on green

43:24 chemistry at Intel and then maybe very quickly I think I'm familiar with the

43:30 open compute project but I imagine some people here aren't and a super quick tidbit on what the open QQ project is

43:37 might be helpful for the group yeah thank you for the questions um so the green chemistry is really

43:44 being led out of our TD so it's our technology development so thank you for catching with me on tlas if I if I

43:51 forgot um and so they're the ones that are building our future processes and this

43:56 is led by Ann Kelleher um just this fabulous leader in the the semiconductor industry uh and it's in

44:03 partnership with Academia right again you're talking about 50 year old industry if I call it the last mile

44:12 um so you know they're so it would be Folks at Intel Labs as well as uh in our

44:17 technology development lane and then the manufacturing organization because you're going to need to partner with those suppliers that I worked with at

44:25 the beginning of my career that's where my my career came full circle is I've now like worked across the company start

44:30 and I'm now working with Manufacturing and supply chain almost every day

44:35 um and so you're going to need to drive some of that change in partnership with

44:40 the Fab equipment suppliers as well so all of those folks convene in this

44:45 consortia called semi um for the open compute project this is

44:53 really something that was led first by the hyperscalers for driving standard

44:59 specifications for what they um needed for their hyperscale data

45:05 centers a very large scale if you've ever seen these they're incredible and so they started convening to drive

45:12 system level requirements Rock level requirements management requirements there's both software and Hardware

45:19 um and I would say they are less standards but more like you know specifications that they put forth that

45:27 people align to and adopt it just happens to be a really great place to convene as an industry there is a

45:34 networking component of it admittedly it's not very robust yet today and we Nick when we

45:43 talked about open compute project with Nick and Sachin who are your you know key partners

45:49 yeah and Mohan Mohan is my my key sustainability architect uh technologist

45:54 lead that I work with as well um but we think there's more opportunity for the network domain and then as I was

46:01 just talking with the lead before I came here there's no place their client convenes

46:07 or system levels specifications so that's actually something that I've been

46:12 offering and will be encouraging that we at least provide some place you know the

46:18 world looks to this right the hyperscale data centers are a large part of the market so when you're building

46:23 motherboards if you can drive some Innovation specifications whether it's

46:29 around like bio-based boards the modular pieces these are things that could be picked up by the ICT industry at large

46:35 so I really think together we have a big opportunity to share what we learn more

46:42 more globally across all of the ICT industry but thank you for that that question and uh clarification

46:55 so I have a question about carbon neutrality like Juniper as well as many companies buy carbon offsets uh where

47:03 you pay somebody and they plant trees or something but I tend to be a little bit skeptical of that approach I want to get

47:09 your opinion does that really have an impact on achieving sustainability

47:15 yeah it's a good question Raj um I think everybody's trying to figure

47:20 this out right now I think everybody wants to get to Net Zero carbon neutrality as fast as possible

47:27 um but we also know that there's no really good way today I talked about

47:32 standards are missing in this industry there really isn't a carbon offset standard like a gold standard that we

47:38 could all know that if you had that um mark then we it was known good uh you know I

47:45 think of like the organic label or something like it has known what's inside that doesn't exist for carbon

47:51 offsets people are are marketing uh and providing some of that and you know I'm sure many of you have seen articles

47:57 about the skepticism where things are said to be carbon offset but it was really a preserve that the trees were

48:02 never going to be cut down anyway um you know did that was that really additive and I would say sort of our our

48:08 position on it is you know if there is something that's going to be used like make sure it's truly additive and that

48:15 requires diligence right and really understanding what's behind it

48:21 um so we'll be we'll be working more in this area with uh our our Tech Partners um we know you know everybody's going to

48:28 look at it I think the global community wants to see real reductions they don't

48:35 want to see offsets so I think you know the real answer is how do we get it down to as little as possible

48:41 by all other means and then look for ways to offset that's really our strategy with our 2040 goal

48:49 um but it's gonna be hard right that's all we all have a lot of work to do um but I think that's going to unlock a

48:55 lot of innovation though as well especially out of this community okay Jen we have a question from someone

49:03 who's attending online um the question goes you've been talking about opportunities in sustainability

49:09 for Intel what are a few of the key risks to achieving sustainability goals

49:15 uh it's a great question online um we'll face online

49:21 um the risks to achieving it so I think the the difficulty right so this risk of

49:27 maybe folks thinking they're done or not doing the work and tying carbon offsets like that I think that's missing the

49:34 point um for us as a community and it's not just for Intel right I really want to

49:40 encourage we are um you know this this Computing this ICT industry

49:46 um so I would say the risks are we're not moving fast enough the renewable some people think Renewables are done

49:52 that that is done um and it's not I want to be the first

49:57 one outside of California and maybe Finland right there's there's spots in the world where it is and so

50:04 um how do we help I guess what's the word uh make that

50:09 accessible everywhere around the planet right um and everybody has different means and I

50:16 was reading somebody had just sent an article as we were coming coming in from outside it's like uh actually one of the

50:23 partners was Amazon is contributing to usaid to help unlock

50:29 some of the economic potential in other parts of the globe and I think that's that's actually one of the problems we

50:35 need to to think about as well um is you know how do we provide equal access to Sustainable Solutions

50:43 um you know for for the global community at Large it was about probably be the the key

50:48 risks that come to mind and that we're not moving fast enough so how do we move faster

50:54 okay we've got time for one more question and we've got another one from online the question goes

51:01 how can we use ESG to push more sales achievements through Partners to end

51:12 customers okay I apologize hold on

51:19 start more sales more sales achievements thought Partners to end Enterprise

51:26 customers yeah so I think I think it's a really great question right and that's why when I introduced myself right like

51:33 my mission is to help our customers lower their carbon footprint and so I think when you Orient yourself that way

51:41 um you're going to think about the problem differently and you know again really excited to have this opportunity

51:47 to talk with partners with customers with um you know folks we we go to market with which is I think was in in

51:54 part of the the question as well I think when you have that frame of how are we

51:59 going to lower the carbon footprint of our customer together you're going to come to a different

52:05 solution space right you're going to think about how are we together utilizing the technology so that we're

52:13 you know I like to say no transistor Left Behind like you know in our products we have accelerators like

52:19 little accelerators if you're not using them you're wasting energy right you're not utilizing the Innovation that's in

52:25 there um to achieve the best energy footprint

52:30 for it so I think when you put your your frame like that you'll be able to unlock

52:37 some of the solutions right this is really you know the third pillar of where our strategy is really around the

52:42 manufacturing the products and then the solutions with the industry so that's really what I hear this question asking

52:48 about and you know when you see that as your problem statement how can I help

52:55 um you know one example of these frequently uh the kddi is a Japanese Telecom provider

53:00 um they're setting up a 5G Network through their POC by utilizing like

53:06 built-in accelerators Telemetry on the platform I'm sure there's there's corollaries so I'm sharing this because

53:12 like there's probably corollaries in your product um you know software Solutions

53:18 they were able to lower the power by 20 you know that directly contributes you

53:24 know there's carbon you know you can use um sites like watt times and figure out

53:29 the carbon reduction of that that's actually what customers are Enterprises that we're selling to

53:36 um they're looking for if you can help provide them with this is the estimated carbon savings they can take that to

53:43 their um you know ESG lead at their company uh like Hillary right they can you know to

53:49 their board we are taking actions to lower our footprint and I we're even working with Enterprises today

53:55 that you know based depending on the industry they're in they're not looking for cost savings

54:01 they're looking for carbon savings and even more so in emea right where this is all moving a lot faster than it is here

54:08 in the US um so we we have this top you know Global customer looking for a carbon

54:15 business case for our solution um so we're going to build that for them

54:20 how do we help to build a carbon business case for one of our product offerings and I think you know you might

54:25 have the same thing um you know this example for them is around granulate which basically helps

54:31 you lower your public Cloud footprint and on any processor not just Intel and

54:38 today we provide cost and Energy savings but they really want that carbon business case so how do you how do you

54:43 take that and then like flip it to your customers your products your Solutions your software

54:50 um you know and really start to to think about helping your customer to lower their carbon footprint

54:58 yeah it's great yeah agreed so thank you so much Jennifer B for being here

55:05 um yeah any last thoughts to leave folks with

55:14 I guess you know my one ask is you know we had this little moment on

55:19 sustainability and I would just love for everybody to think about like is there one thing you could do in your personal

55:26 life um it could be simple it could be a water bottle right do you carry a bottle of water bottle around or coffee mug

55:32 versus use it um so that would be my ask one thing in your personal life and one thing in your work life like what might

55:39 I do differently if I were to think about my role whether you're motherboard design you know product design software

55:46 design to consider the carbon impact of of my role

55:53 and you might not know yet the answer yet but if you start thinking about it I think together we're going to get to this place where we're going to be

55:58 designing architecting for our Hardware our software solutions to be carbon aware and really drive towards the

56:06 sustainable future together so I really appreciate the time the invitation Raj great conversation Hillary and thank you

56:13 for the questions I really appreciate it thank you

56:26 we have Jennifer a little bit longer so feel free come up the stage um for those of you

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