Benoit PelletierDirector, Edge AI Ecosystems at VMware
Benoit Pelletier is currently Director, Edge AI Ecosystems in the Advanced Technologies Telco Edge Cloud Business Unit at VMware with a Global mandate. Co-founder of the $400M ENCQOR 5G Public Private Partnership initiative with international collaboration between Canada, USA, Europe and UK, executive member of the board for Innovation ENCQOR, a NPO created to deliver this PPP across Quebec-Ontario corridor.
Creative thinker and passionate about collaborative innovation, disruptive technologies and execution! Proven leader with an intrapreneur mindset who creates rich and unique ecosystems that connect multinational corporations, SMBs, governments and academia.
“Innovate or Evaporate” has been his mantra over the last 30 years in different industry markets: Telecom at VMware, Ciena and Nortel, Transport at Bombardier and Military-Aerospace at Oerlikon Aerospace. Benoit held several leadership positions in design, system integration, program management and business development. Broad knowledge in Product Development and expertise in New Product Introduction of cutting-edge technologies along with government relationships. Benoit holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Sherbrooke.