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Julie Ferland is Shell's Vice President of Innovation Excellence, infusing Shell's Technology teams with innovative capabilities and tools to Power Progress Together. Julie previously led Shell TechWorks, Shell's entrepreneurial innovation hub in Boston, as General Manager.

Prior to joining Shell, Julie was Vice President of Engineering at Hydroid, creating advanced unmanned maritime solutions for defense, research, and commercial applications, and held the position of Vice President and Principal Engineer at Maritime Applied Physics Corporation, designing and building ship systems and advanced defense systems. She has served as an Engineering Duty Officer and Surface Warfare Officer in the US Navy, working as a naval architect, salvage diver, and gas turbine engineer.

Julie holds an Engineer Degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from MIT and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Harvard University.

Outside of work, Julie enjoys being outdoors with her family, including paddling, skiing, running, and swimming close to home and around the world.