Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric provides energy and automation digital solutions for efficiency and sustainability.  With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is a leader in Power Management.

They combine world-leading energy technologies, real-time automation, software and services into integrated solutions for Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries.

Schneider believes access to energy and digital is a basic human right and empowers all to do more with less, ensuring Life Is On everywhere, for everyone, at every moment.  They believe that great people and partners make Schneider a great company, and is committed to unleash the infinite possibilities of an open, global, innovative community.

Hugo Lafontaine is Vice President of Digital Energy at Schneider Electric Canada, responsible for the smart building and digital power business. With almost 20 years in the building automation and HVAC industry, Hugo brings extensive experience from previously held roles as a controls consultant, building automation integrator specialist, and increasingly progressive roles within sales and marketing, and recently in management.  He spent 11.5 years at Regulvar, one of Canada’s largest building system integrators, before joining Schneider Electric in 2017 as the national sales manager for building automation systems.  Most recently, he was the general manager for Canada and North-East U.S. at Daikin Applied.

He obtained his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering in 2002, and became a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario in 2006. In 2016, Hugo completed his Executive master’s in business and management at Telfer school of management.

Hugo is highly passionate about building technologies and the ability to optimize and drive efficiencies to all aspect of buildings, including commercial real estate and critical space such as data centers and hospitals.