Peter Herweck

AVEVA Group plc

Chief Executive Officer

Peter joined AVEVA as Chief Executive Officer in May 2021 from Schneider Electric, where he led their global Industrial Automation Business and was Vice Chairman of the AVEVA Board of Directors. Peter started his career as a Software Development Engineer with Mitsubishi in Japan, later joining Siemens, where he held several executive positions in Factory and Process Automation, along with leading Corporate Strategy as Chief Strategy Officer. In 2016, he was appointed to the Executive Committee of Schneider Electric, leading the Industrial Automation and the Industrial Software businesses, the latter of which he merged into AVEVA in 2018. Peter has extensive experience in global executive senior management in Germany, China, the US, France, Switzerland, and Japan. Peter holds an MBA from Wake Forest University School of Business, and Engineering degrees from Metz University, France and Saarland University, Germany. He is also a Harvard Business School Advanced Management Alumnus.

Sessions With Peter Herweck

Monday, 7 March

  • 03:40pm - 04:20pm (CST) / 07/mar/2022 09:40 pm - 07/mar/2022 10:20 pm

    How Are Digital Technologies Accelerating Decarbonization?

    Panel Hydrogen/Clean Tech & Power

    The potential of digital technologies to help reduce GHG emissions is generating a lot of enthusiasm. One recent analysis claimed that digital technologies could contribute as much as one third of the 50% GHG reduction required by 2030—more than the current carbon footprints of the European Union and the United States combined. Technologies such as 5G, the Internet of Things (IoT), drones, augmented and virtual reality, and artificial intelligence (AI) are being applied across a spectrum of applications: in transportation, manufacturing, buildings, agriculture, and energy production. Digital technologies have the potential for reducing emissions. Which technologies hold the biggest promise? Which digital technology applications are leading to significant emissions reduction? How are digital technologies driving structural change and transforming traditional business models? What behavioral and organizational challenges arise when implementing digital technologies? How can large energy companies accelerate the scaling up of innovative technologies incubated in start-ups?