Katie is responsible for the market, competitive and comparable research for the manufacturing industry, within CGI’s Emerging Technology Practice. In her role, Katie leads the exploration and delivery of market and customer research, driving innovation workshops and market design, development and commercialization of strategic products and services. Katie joined CGI in 2018 with 20+ years in manufacturing, including the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), from strategy, business development, program management and solution architect. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Duquesne University and a Master’s in Technology Entrepreneurship from the University of Maryland. Katie’s thesis focused on the valuation and monetization of data in the industrial sector. She is passionate about the evolution of digital to industry.