Reinforcing its commitment to Internet of Things, Services and People, ABB group appoints Guido Jouret, a pioneer of the Internet of Things, as Global Chief Digital Officer, reporting to ABB Group’s CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer, effective October 1, 2016. He will lead the next level of development and deployment of ABB Group’s digital solutions for customers globally and across all businesses.
Jouret served for 20 years at Cisco after obtaining a PhD in Computer Science. His most recent role at Cisco was as General Manager of the Internet of Things division, which aims to connect billions of devices to the internet across a wide range of industries. Prior to that, he was CTO and General Manager of Cisco’s Emerging Technologies Group. Under his leadership, the team created nine new start-ups, including those, which became Cisco’s TelePresence and Internet of Things groups. Additionally, he worked for Cisco as IT Director for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region and in the Internet Business Solutions Group.