Gregory Conary

Greg Conary

In the wake of Brexit, I was asked by our chief strategy officer to join his team, Group Strategy and Government Affairs, to build a competency around scenario planning. To corporate scenario planning from a geo-political view, an industry specific view and also taking into consideration black swans into our normal strategic planning cycle. In addition, adding new responsibilities for government affairs work in the UK and the rest of Europe including Russia while continuing as a thought leader for Schneider Electric in the Industrial IoT space. Prior to this, I was Schneider Electric’s Senior Vice President of Strategy. In this role, I was responsible for the strategic planning activities for the company’s Industry Business. I Joined Schneider Electric in 2014 through the acquisition of Invensys. Prior to the acquisition I was the head of global business development for the Invensys systems business and was a leader on the integration of the company with Schneider Electric. Throughout my career with Invensys I have held various positions across the automation business in key account management, strategy, planning, M&A and in the CEO’s office. Prior to joining Invensys, I worked for the Ethyl Corporation where I held a series of senior positions in R&D, technical support and global accounts. I am a chemist by training and hold a Bachelor of Science from the University of Southern Illinois and a Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico. I am a resident of the UK and a dual US and UK national.

IIoT is alive and well in Ekaterinburg!

At the beginning of July I had the honour of speaking at the Smart Manufacturing conference at Innoprom 2017, an annual Russian trade fair focused on the priorities driving world industry… Read more »

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The Next Wave of IIoT-Related Business Improvements

It’s become quite clear that the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is the future of Industry. By now we’ve well and truly covered the point that IIoT is, in fact,… Read more »

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Workplace Diversity Isn’t Just a Buzz Word, It’s Just Good Business

I have experienced firsthand the value of a highly diverse team as I’ve been fortunate enough to lead one. Mine stretches across three continents and brings together a mix of… Read more »


Embracing IIoT One Step at a Time

What stands in the way of progress is not technology – it’s us. It’s our desire to stay inside our comfort zone where we happily repeat familiar behaviors. If you… Read more »

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Can We Get the Best Out of IIoT by Doing What We’re Doing?

The New Year is a time of reflection for most of us. But it was as I tucked into my Christmas turkey that I got to thinking about my US… Read more »

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Cyber Security: The Cornerstone of IIoT Adoption

Over the past decade or more the need for cyber security in industrial automation and control systems has been accelerating at an ever increasing rate. Adoption of the benefits of… Read more »

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The Technology Tipping Point for IIoT

When debating our strategy to address the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) we inevitably end up in the details – a discussion about platforms moves very quickly into Ethernet and… Read more »

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How IIoT can turbo charge great data for better business

In today’s industrial world, it’s very easy to generate masses of data – process data, sales data, customer data and so on. The advent of the Industrial Internet of Things… Read more »

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The promise of the Industrial Internet of Things

Previously, I wrote about our Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) strategy, where we stand on the topic and how we are ensuring the value of what we are doing in… Read more »


The Industrial Internet of Things is an “evolution” not a “revolution”

The next industrial revolution, Industry 4.0, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – whatever you want to call it, is one of the primary megatrends impacting on our market today,… Read more »