Richard Porter

Discrete Industry Lead, EMEA

Richard Porter is the Discrete Industry Lead, EMEA for the Manufacturing | Digital Plant business segment of GE Digital. In this role, Richard is responsible for leading the commercial strategy to support digital industrial transformations within discrete manufacturing across Europe and the Middle East.
With nearly 30 years of experience in the manufacturing IT arena, in roles ranging from software development to sales leadership;Richard has developed extensive skills for leading manufacturing software implementation strategies and successfully combining the technical, cultural, and commercial aspects of those projects.

Based in the UK, Richard graduated from Warwick University with an MSc in Information Technology for Manufacture, and from Durham University with a BSc (Hons) in Engineering.