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Pratexo Unveils Industry Leadership Council and Appoints Eva Schoenleitner to Board of Directors

  • Austin TX – Jan 18, 2024 – Pratexo, the leading edge-to-cloud solution acceleration platform and recent Gartner Cool Vendor, proudly announces the establishment of its Industry Leadership Council and warmly welcomes Eva Schoenleitner to its Board of Directors.

The newly formed Industry Leadership Council comprises prominent senior leaders from diverse sectors, including industrial and infrastructural enterprises. This elite group is tasked with providing pivotal strategic insights into current industry trends, challenges, and opportunities provided by relevant technologies, and will foster rich discussions on industry matters, sharing cutting-edge research, and facilitating collaborative solutions. The result of this work will be to benefit the Council members’ organizations and to assist Pratexo in strategy setting.

The Industry Leadership Council will be chaired by Pratexo Founder and experienced ‘industrial technologist’ Gaute Engbakk. With a long career as both an Accenture consultant, business development executive, technology company CEO, founder, and board member, Gaute is perfectly suited to drive successful outcomes for the Council.

“The digitalization and use of data in asset-heavy, production industries is still in its infancy – the promises of Industry 4.0 still escape us,” said Gaute Engbakk. “There is a tremendous opportunity to utilize more data, often so-called dark data, on the edge with the potential to reduce the risk of unplanned downtime, improve productivity and production quality as well as reduce maintenance and operational costs. I’m very excited about the opportunity to gather business leaders in this space to work towards achieving these goals.”

The founding members of the Industrial Leadership Council will be announced by February 28, 2024.

Eva Schoenleitner‘s addition to Pratexo’s Board of Directors marks a significant milestone in the company’s pursuit of excellence. With a remarkable career ranging from technology startups and giants to industrial enterprises, Eva brings considerable relevant experience to Pratexo. Her career includes consulting practice at IBM and Deloitte; a lengthy stint at Microsoft, including both in Seattle and in Northern Europe; senior positions at VMware and Sage; and time as Group Vice President of Digital and Partnerships at industrial giant (and Pratexo strategic partner) ABB. Most recently, Eva was CEO of CrateDB, a hyper-fast database focused on IoT and industrial applications. She now runs her consulting organization, Stratoza LLC.

“When Pratexo first approached me about this opportunity, it was immediately clear to me that my experience at both startup and large enterprise software companies, combined with my time at ABB, made this the perfect fit,” said Eva Schoenleitner. “Pratexo’s edge computing management and orchestration platform is precisely what industrial enterprises like ABB need to address the most critical operational needs of them and their clients.”

Blaine Mathieu, CEO of Pratexo, said, “The formation of the Industry Leadership Advisory Council and Eva’s appointment to Pratexo’s Board of Directors are key steps in our strategic journey. The Council will be instrumental in enhancing our position as a true technology and thought leader in the industrial space. Eva’s exceptional track record and technological acumen will greatly benefit our board’s strategic deliberations.”

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Caroline Olsson

**About Pratexo**

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