Sophie Borgne

Senior Vice-President, Digital Plant Line of Business, Schneider Electric

Sophie BORGNE is the Senior Vice President of Digital Plant Line at Schneider Electric, where her role has a strong focus on Industrial Internet of Things to extend capabilities of traditional industrial automation, by working closely with our own plants via Smart Factories Program to test our latest innovations, collaborating with universities to attract digital talents and building agile development teams. Since she joined Schneider Electric in 2001, she gained strong international exposure in Africa, China, France and Italy, has led teams in different functions: marketing, business development, process automation systems testing, customer support, industrialization & supply chain and training. She has been invited regularly to speak and contribute her expertise in Industrie 4.0: such as Expert Learning Session on digital Plant at company’s Innovation Summit in Paris, together with Microsoft in April 2018; she also Worked with Hoepli editions to create Industria 4.0 course book for technical institutes in Italy (2018); Interviewed as “automation guru” by Eureka, cronaca dell’innovazione (Nov 2017); Launched Industria 4.0 Academy in Italy as part of the “alternanza scuola lavoro” program of Italian government (March 2017); Developed Smart Manufacturing e-learning modules for Cisco University (2016 & 2017); Participant to the research, and speaker at the final presentation of Osservatorio Smart Manufacturing--a digital innovation project of Politecnico di Milano (July 2015/July 2016); She was also a mentor for students from Pakistan for company’s Global Go Green in the City contest.