Virginie has headed the global research activities in Simulation and Digital Twin of Siemens Technology since June 2018. She works at the Siemens Technology office of Princeton, NJ, and leads teams in Germany, India and China. In May 2019, she was also appointed Head of Siemens Technology for the US, leading the entire scope of research in the US. Maillard earned her engineering and MSc degrees in mechanical engineering from the National Institute of Applied Sciences of Lyon (INSA Lyon) in France. Before joining Siemens, Maillard worked for the automobile manufacturer Renault, most recently as head of corporate research and central research strategy. Additionally, she is currently the president of the Scientific Advisory Board of Institut Mines-Telecom (IMT) in Paris, France, the biggest group of graduate engineering schools in France.