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  • March 18 - 22, 2024
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Caspar Herzberg


Chief Executive Officer

Caspar Herzberg joined AVEVA in 2021.  He was previously Chief Operating Officer and Chief Revenue Officer, becoming CEO in March 2023. With more than 25 years’ software and industry experience, Caspar brings deep understanding of how technology can transform and reshape industries, enabling innovation and driving responsible use of resources. Previously he led all aspects of Schneider Electric’s business in over 80 countries as President, Middle East & Africa. Caspar started his business career at Accenture based out of their London office and worked in extensive digital transformations for the global energy sector. At Cisco, Caspar led sales and services for over ten years, developing smart cities strategies, technology innovation and business master plans for the private and public sector in China, Asia, Japan, Australia, the USA and Europe. Author of ‘Smart Cities, Digital Nations’, Caspar is a thought-leader in the fields of Smart Cities, Digital Transformation and IoT. He serves on the Advisory Council of the Dubai International Chamber of Commerce. Caspar holds an MSc in International Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London and an BA in Arabic & Modern Middle Eastern Studies from St. Anne’s College, University of Oxford. He speaks English, German, Arabic and French.

Sessions With Caspar Herzberg

Tuesday, 7 March

  • 04:05pm - 04:45pm (CST) / 07/mar/2023 10:05 pm - 07/mar/2023 10:45 pm

    Spotlight | Digital Technologies: Accelerating transition

    Digitalization/AI/Machine Learning/Robotics/Cybersecurity
    There is widespread agreement on the potential of digital technologies to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon world. According to S&P Global estimates, digital technologies could help reduce emissions by up to 30% by 2050 in high-emitting sectors such as power, industry, and transport. These reductions range from implementing relatively straightforward digitally enabled tools to, for example, increase building energy efficiency, use videoconferencing as alternatives to travel and optimize fuel use in transportation. Digital technologies also allow accurate tracking of GHG emissions, enabling emission reporting transparency and tackling high-emission sources. S&P Global expects digital technologies to play a critical role in the design and operations of entirely new energy systems at multiple scales (from household to intercontinental). These systems will focus, among others, on the integration and optimization of different energy sources and related infrastructure, decentralized versus centralized generation, and demand-supply balance. Enabled by technologies such as high-performance computing, 5G, the Internet of Things (IoT), drones, augmented and virtual reality, digital twins, and artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, digitalization can help predict optimal energy supply and demand control, accommodate increasing shares of different energy sources and improve the reliability of grids. This panel will focus on how digital technologies are accelerating transition. Which digital technologies are deemed most critical? How are digital technologies driving structural change, and transforming traditional energy systems and related business models? What behavioral and organizational challenges need to be overcome to widely deploy these digital technologies?

Thursday, 9 March