Paul Boris is the COO of Vuzix Corporation, a leading supplier of Smart Glasses, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets. By being the solution closest to the operator or technician, the eyepiece, Vuzix is in a position to help drive the digital transformation that is starting to accelerate for manufacturers, field engineering services and any number of use cases where data-driven decisions and real-time support are critical to effective operations and a successful outcome. Boris’ combination of skills – from industrial operations, solution development and sales to ecosystem build out – will accelerate the success of Vuzix’ solutions into the marketplace. Boris joined Vuzix after spending the last two plus years at General Electric in a variety of executive leadership roles including CIO of Advanced Manufacturing Strategy, Site Leader of the Advanced Manufacturing and Software Technology Center and most recently as the Vice President of Manufacturing Industries of GE Digital. As CIO of Advanced Manufacturing Strategy for GE, he focused on driving GE’s innovative factory strategy to increase productivity and deliver the optimization of assets and operations. In his most recent role Paul focused on defining and enabling General Electric’s commercial strategy for Brilliant Manufacturing by working with companies to accelerate their own digital transformation. Prior to working at General Electric, Paul spent over eight years in a variety of executive roles overseeing manufacturing and operations strategy at SAP. Paul was the dynamic force behind the Perfect Plant initiatives at SAP where he was Global Vice President, Enterprise Operations Management. He served as director at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the US’s largest industrial trade association for just under five years to 2014. Mr. Boris’ breadth of manufacturing operations and technology-related capabilities and experiences brings significant value.