Cristene Gonzalez-Wertz is the Director and Managing Editor at Schneider Electric’s Energy Management Research Center. Schneider is a global leader in energy management and automation, sustainability and data centers. With over 20 years of experience in marketing, strategy, and product design, she leads the Energy Management Research Center, where she develops and delivers thought leadership that helps clients understand and leverage the latest technologies and trends in the industry.

Cristene is also a co-creator and co-host of the Retail Done Right podcast, where she explores the changing nature of retail in the era of the Customer Channel. She is passionate about creating stories that make the “new” understandable and actionable for diverse audiences. She has a proven track record of driving innovation and excellence in her previous roles, including as the Editor in Chief of DXC Technology’s think tank, Leading Edge, and as an Executive Strategist at IBM’s Watson Group. She has received multiple awards and recognitions for her contributions and results, such as the IBM IBV Global Excellence Award and the IBM 100% Club.