Senior Industry Solution Executive
Paul is a Senior Industry Solutions Executive for Microsoft Corporation’s Discrete Manufacturing US Industry team, which focuses on automotive, aerospace, industrial, and high tech & electronics companies. He is responsible for advising lines of business executives on industry solutions that help manufacturers drive digital transformation across Product Development, Manufacturing Operations, Sales and Service, with a focus on emerging capabilities, including the High Performance Computing, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Predictive Analytics, and Augmented Reality. Mr. Manikas brings over 35 years of experience applying advanced technologies to address challenges in discrete manufacturing. Prior to joining Microsoft, he drove Partner Strategy engagements at PTC with a primary focus on IIoT. He was also a Partner at CSC Consulting and a Vice President of Professional Services at i2 Technologies where he engaged in global supply chain and business transformation initiatives at Global 500 manufacturing organizations across North America. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.