President, Cognite North America
Francois Laborie runs Cognite's operations in North America, including offices in Houston and Austin, Texas. Previously, he managed Cognite’s overall marketing activities as Chief Marketing Officer. He spent the preceding 11 years with software company Vizrt, where he served as COO and CCO, responsible for all commercial and operational activities. Laborie has a Ph.D. from the Toulouse Computer Science Research Institute.
VP Business Development
Charlton I. Clark oversaw research and development related to wind energy integration, large scale power system modeling, development of continental-scale wind resource modeling, and the underlying technology that has led to the development of WindSim Power Line. Clark also served as a member of the Grid Modernization Initiative, as well as, its predecessor the Grid Tech Team, and the International Energy Agency's Wind Annex Task 25.
Jake P. Gentle is a Program Manager and senior power systems engineer for Idaho National Laboratory. He develops technology and provides technical oversight by coordinating state-of-the-art and innovative solutions for several federal departments and agencies, including the U.S. Departments of Energy, Defense, and Homeland Security, and various electric power industry partners.
Product Marketing Director, Power & Utilities
At Cognite, Gabe Prado aims to help customers understand the challenges with their data infrastructure and identify how it can best be applied to solve problems across the Power & Utilities value chain. He has previously worked in the industrial test and measurement, and ML and advanced analytics industries.