With over 25 years of experience in the industrial software sector, Jim Chappell is currently global head of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Advanced Analytics across AVEVA’s business units, products, and markets. Prior, he led the Asset Performance Management (APM) suite of software products and related engineering/analytics services for Schneider Electric. He was also a founding partner and COO of InStep Software, a global leader in industrial AI-driven Predictive Analytics and enterprise Big Data software, acquired by Schneider Electric in 2014.
Early in his career, Jim was an officer in the U.S. Nuclear Navy where he was trained to command and control nuclear reactors and held a Top Secret security clearance. He holds a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, NY, a M.S. in Nuclear Engineering from the Naval Nuclear Power School in Orlando, FL, and a M.B.A. from Chaminade University in Honolulu, Hawaii. In addition, he graduated from the Civil Engineer Corps Officer’s School (CECOS) in Port Hueneme, CA.