ABB group appoints Guido Jouret as Global Chief Digital Officer
Reinforcing its commitment to Internet of Things, Services and People, ABB group appointed Guido Jouret, a pioneer of the Internet of Things, as Global Chief Digital Officer, reporting to ABB group’s CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer, effective 1 October 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 United States 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. He has lived in 12 countries including France, Singapore and the United States.