Industry voices that joined us for Ringside Session #3
Shivvy Jervis, Moderator
Award winning tech futurist
Shivvy is a multi-award winning tech futurist and broadcaster focusing on the most groundbreaking advances reshaping how we do business. She has received over 20 accolades for her work, including a "woman of the year" nomination by the UK public and being voted one of Europe's most creative thinkers in tech. She is the former head of digital for the world's third largest telco and the creator of two long-running innovation video series' where she interviews the world's top tech pioneers.
Arun Bansal, President and Head of Europe and Latin America, Ericsson
Arun is President and Head of Europe and Latin America, Ericsson. He joined Ericsson in 1995 and has held various senior positions in the company, including Senior Vice President and Head of Business Unit Network Products from April 2016 to March 2017, Head of Business Unit Radio from 2014 to 2016, and Head of Region South East Asia and Oceania from 2010 to 2014. He was also responsible for establishing the world's first managed capacity operation with the operator Bharti Airtel in India. Arun holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics) degree and a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing, both from India.
Guido Jouret, Chief Digital Officer, ABB Group
Guido Jouret is the Chief Digital Officer of ABB, a pioneering technology leader in power grids, electrification products, industrial automation and robotics and motion, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. He leads the next level of development and deployment of ABB's digital solutions for customers globally and across all businesses. Guido is a United States and Belgium citizen, with long experience in Silicon Valley. Prior to joining ABB, Guido was with Nokia Technologies, Envision Energy and prior to that Cisco for several years, his most recent role there was as General Manager of the Internet of Things business unit.
Adel Al-Saleh, Member of the Deutsche Telekom AG Board of Management and CEO T-Systems
On January 1, 2018, Adel Al-Saleh, born in 1963, started his role as Member of the Board of Management at Deutsche Telekom AG and CEO of T-Systems. The first 19 years of his professional life at IBM Al-Saleh was holding a variety of senior leadership roles. His last role at IBM was Vice President and General Manager, Sales and Industries, IBM Northeast Europe Integrated Operating Team, responsible for IBM sales across all industries and products. In December 2011 Al-Saleh joined Northgate as Chief Executive Officer of Northgate Information Solutions (NIS) Group until he took over his new responsibilities at Deutsche Telekom. Al-Saleh graduated from Boston University in 1987, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and received his Masters of Business and Administration from Florida Atlantic University in 1990.
Dr. Bernhard Quendt, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Digital Industries at Siemens AG
Bernhard Quendt is CTO of the operating company Siemens Digital Industries.
Prior to that he headed the platform segment of the Business Unit Automation Systems and led the R&D activities of the Business Unit Rail Automation. Previously he had various management positions within Siemens Communications, e.g. in Product Management, Technical Sales and R&D. Bernhard Quendt holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and information technology from Munich University of Technology, a M.Sc. in telecommunications from Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Télécommunications Paris and a M.Sc. in electrical engineering from University of Stuttgart.
Giovanni Pacini, Global Director Digital Industrial Operations, Electrolux
I like to dedicate my time to challenges with a deep purpose, exploring new horizons that ignite me with passion and curiosity. So I spent my career jumping from consulting to industry, going from Ferrari to McKinsey with a couple of intermediate steps. My background is in Lean Six Sigma and Operational Excellence. Having spent years leading projects and transformation in various industries I started to focus on new digital technologies in 2013 as the natural evolution of the lean toolbox.
Now, at Electrolux, I lead the digital transformation of plants and supply chain at a global level, matching Technology introduction with People transformation in a meaningful way in order to help Electrolux to reach a new level of sustainable growth supporting our purpose of "Shape Living for the Better".