Sr. Portfolio Marketing Manager, Asset Performance Management – AVEVA
In her role as APM Portfolio Marketing Manager for AVEVA, Christie is responsible for global marketing strategy, commercialization, and development for AVEVA’s asset maintenance and operations product portfolio. Prior to joining AVEVA, Christie was a Senior Marketing Manager for Pelco by Schneider Electric, where she led multiple transformative marketing initiatives across the company’s product portfolio and industries, including Smart Cities, Transportation, Utilities, Oil & Gas, and Manufacturing. Christie also served as a Brand Manager for Hewlett Packard in the consumer notebook space.
Global Industry Lead, Manufacturing – Microsoft
François Richard, Industry Director at Microsoft, is focused on Digital transformation projects within large international Manufacturing companies in Europe. He has over 30 years of experience supporting Automotive and other Manufacturing, such as Industrial Equipment or Aerospace, with recognized contributions to JIT and Lean manufacturing, advanced supply chain or connected cars initiatives. Passionate about digital innovation, he engages on modern engineering, Industry 4.0 / intelligent production and supply chain projects, leveraging the possibilities offered by AI, Cloud & Edge, Augmented Reality or Industrial IoT, with Microsoft and partners (ISV and system integrators) solutions, Sustainability is a key personal interest François likes to engage and add in all engagements. Prior to Microsoft, François has worked for other major global technology, business and IT consulting companies. François holds a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering and Architecture from ESTP Paris France.