Meet François Ragnet
Managing Principal, Technology Information, Xerox Global Services
Participant: We Media Miami ’10
As Managing Principal, Technology Innovation, within Xerox Global Services, François Ragnet leads a team charged with transferring novel technologies into mainstream Xerox solutions offerings. Current initiatives focus on text-, image-, or feature-based categorization of documents, as well as identifying deeper semantic analyses which will enable “smart document” generation from traditional legacy formats or paper. His team also focuses on enhancing current offerings within the office environment to improve the efficiency of current products and streamline support processes.
Previously, Ragnet served as program manager and senior project leader for the Xerox Research Centre in Europe where his team provided innovative technologies in support of next-generation Xerox offerings. Their goal was to provide solutions that allow users to filter, configure and extract information from documents across advanced platforms that bridge production, printing and scanning. François was also a project leader in wireless technologies—specifically mobility and wireless (Bluetooth), content management, security, print and infrastructure management.
While at the Research Centre of Europe in Grenoble, France, Ragnet was a founding member of the Technology Showroom—a showcase of experimental technologies that hosts international events with customers from all over Europe.
Prior to joining Xerox, Ragnet was a researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technologies, in Gaithersburg, MD, where he focused on creation of a demonstration platform for state-of-the-art collaborative work technologies. He holds a master’s degree in telecommunications, from the Institut National des Telecommunications, Paris, France.
Learn more about François’ work here.
Beth Laing is the project manager for iFOCOS, which organizes the We Media conferences, awards and community. Prior to working with We Media she worked in a variety of new media roles with Knight Ridder, Infonautics and Access Atlanta. She is currently on the board of the Atlanta Women’s Alliance (AWA), Community Advisory Board for Junior League Dekalb and a Leadership Dekalb 2010 class member.