As part of CGI’s Business Consulting group, Kathryn Ashton is responsible for industry, market, competitive and comparable research for the U.S. manufacturing industry. In her role, Kathryn focuses on strategy, business development and thought leadership. She drives innovation workshops and the market design, development and commercialization of strategic products. Kathryn joined CGI in 2018 with more than 20 years of manufacturing experience, ranging from strategy and business development to program management and solution architecture, and includes expertise in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Duquesne University and a Master’s in Technology Entrepreneurship from the University of Maryland.