Grant Allen

Grant Allen is a General Partner in the Investments Practice of SE Ventures, a $565M venture capital fund backed by Schneider Electric.  Based out of Palo Alto, California, Grant focuses on emerging technologies and their role in the digital transformation of industries, transportation, the built environment and the increasingly distributed and decarbonized electrical ecosystem.   […]

Billy B. Bardin

Billy B. Bardin is the Global Operations Technology Director for Dow. His responsibilities include driving technology and innovation strategy within Manufacturing and Engineering (M&E) and oversight of all commercial technologies as well as development of technical talent across manufacturing and supporting operations. Bardin began his career in 2000 with Union Carbide/Dow in the Catalyst Skill […]

Bernhard Escherman

Bernhard Eschermann is Head of Technology (Chief Technology Officer) of ABB’s global Industrial Automation business and member of ABB’s Group Technology Leadership Team since 2013. Eschermann first joined ABB in 1993 and has held a variety of managementpositions within the company since then. Prior to his current role, he served as General Manager of ABB’s […]

Rajesh Ramachandran

As the Chief Digital Officer of ABB Industrial Automation Globally, Rajesh drives the digital strategy, thought leadership and execution of ABB digital portfolio and business growth, thereby addressing the needs of Industry 4.0 ecosystem and bring immense value to the customers. Rajesh brings 27 years of global leadership experience with successful track record of building […]

Sven Harmsen

Sven Harmsen, PhD, joinedSaint-Gobain in April 2019 as Director External Ventures. Previously, Sven (as Investment Director) hadstarted the Performance Materials investment team as part of M Ventures (thecorporate venture arm of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany) in 2016. In 2012 Svenhad relocated to the greater Boston area to work as Investment Principal atBASF Venture Capital (BVC), […]

Andreas Geiss

Andreas Geiss has been working in Siemens AG since 2000. During the last 17 years he had different responsibilities within Germany and China.After his studies, he joined the chemical and pharmaceutical company Hoechst AG in 1996 (Frankfurt/ Main), starting within plant- and project engineering as an engineer and later as project director.In 2004, Andreas Geiss […]

Nunzio Bonavita

Over 30 years’ experience in assessing, developing and introducing advanced technologies in sectors as diversified as Process Control, Energy Efficiency, Simulation, Industrial Water Treatment, Oil&Gas, Machine Learning and Advanced Instrumentation.More than 65 papers published or presented at international conferences and at ease with public speaking also in front of large audiences.Industrial tutor for the seven […]

Dr. Malka Nir

As Head of Advanced Manufacturing Division,Malka drives programs that support and encourage Industrial companies in Israelto lead R&D and innovation plans, that extend their competitivenessglobally. Malka holds 20 years of experience in theindustry in various roles: VP Engineering at Intel Israel, CEO in Metalindustry; VP R&D in Israel Chemicals. She managed global teams in complextechnological […]

Klaus Glatz

Klaus Glatz is Chief Digital Officer of the ANDRITZ GROUP and responsible primarily for development of internal and external smart services as well as for information technology worldwide throughout the Group. In addition to digitalization of processes and business models, his tasks chiefly include development of new services and solutions relating to IoT, AI, as […]