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. Jouret will lead the next level of development and deployment of ABB Group’s digital solutions for customers globally and across all businesses.
Jouret is a citizen of both the US and Belgium, with long experience in Silicon Valley. He 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 Chief Technology Officer and General Manager of Cisco’s Emerging Technologies Group, a unit responsible for incubating new businesses. 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.
Jouret left Cisco in 2014 to join Envision Energy, where he led the software products business, including a platform for the emerging energy internet. He has been Chief Technical Officer at Nokia Technologies since April 2015, and recently drove a major acquisition in the digital health sector.
Jouret will work from ABB groups’s Silicon Valley and Zurich offices. He obtained his PhD in Computer Science from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine in the UK in 1991, and has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the US. He is married and has two children.