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IOT and Authenticity With Jessica Poliner

IOT and Authenticity With Jessica Poliner

This week Charli has Jessica Poliner on to talk about her journey.

Jessica Poliner is a global executive and board director with a proven track record of growth in industrial businesses. She is passionate about technology and the rigor of strong operating systems. Poliner is committed to authenticity and inclusion as key levers to drive outstanding business results. She has led publicly-listed and privately held businesses, ranging from tech start-ups to well-established industrials.

Currently, Poliner serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of relayr, the Industrial IoT powerhouse – a technology company that harnesses the power of data to generate meaningful business outcomes. She also serves on the board of directors for relayr, IoT Financial Services LLC, and Munich Re’s IoT Advisory Council.

Before joining relayr, Poliner served as the President of Molding Solutions, a prominent business unit in the plastic injection molding industry, leading approximately 2,200 global employees across twelve global manufacturing locations and other offices. Molding Solutions’ end markets include medical, automotive, packaging, and personal care. Prior to this role, Poliner held global general management roles with the Thermo King business of Ingersoll Rand. Before joining Thermo King, she held leadership roles at Caterpillar, Inc., where she served in positions of increasing importance in general management, marketing, sales, operations, distribution, and aftermarket and connected solutions. Poliner began her career as a lawyer, where she focused primarily on corporate law and mergers & acquisitions.

Poliner is proud to have lived and worked all over the world, including the U.S., Argentina, Panama, India, Belgium, and now Germany. She holds a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from Marquette University Law School and a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University. Poliner has also completed graduate work at the University of Buenos Aires and received the executive Certificate of Management Excellence from Harvard Business School.

An endurance athlete in the workplace and out, Poliner is also a published co-author of
“[Un]Skirting the Issues: A Guide for the Well-Intentioned Man in Today’s Workplace” and is an avid speaker on gender parity and unconscious bias, in addition to sustainability and digitalization.

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