Patrick Ternier is head of Planisware's operations in Japan, which are a joint venture between Planisware and Innovation Framework Technologies, a company specialised in innovation management methods and systems. He founded Innovation Framework Technologies in 2006, and developed the company in the USA, France, South Korea and Japan, also setting up associate offices in Latin America and the Middle East.

Prior to this, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Artemis International Solutions Corporation, a California-based company specialised in Product Portfolio Management solutions.

Patrick graduated from the Ecole Centrale de Lille with a Master of Science degree and holds a bachelor's degree in Economical Sciences. He is currently a lecturer at the Ecole Centrale de Paris.