Peter Herweck

Schneider Electric

Executive Vice President, Industrial Automation

Peter Herweck leads Schneider Electric’s global Industrial Automation Business and has served on the company’s Executive Committee since 2016. He also serves as Vice Chairman of the AVEVA Group. Mr. Herweck has over 30 years of expertise in the areas of automation, digitization, and industrial software. He is a global executive with senior management experience in Germany, China, the US, and Japan. Prior to Schneider Electric, he began his career at Mitsubishi and later joined Siemens where he held several executive positions in factory and process automation and led corporate strategy as Chief Strategy Officer. Mr. Herweck holds an MBA degree from the Wake Forest University School of Business, and engineering degrees from Metz University and Saarland University. He is also an alumnus of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program.

Sessions With Peter Herweck

Wednesday, 3 March

  • 12:45pm - 01:15pm (CST) / 03/mar/2021 06:45 pm - 03/mar/2021 07:15 pm


    Digital Transformation: Shaping the post-COVID recovery

    Panel Digitalization
    The energy industry has focused strongly on digitalization in the last few years and companies have invested significantly in advanced analytics capabilities, remote operations, and other forms of digital technologies and work processes. These digital transformation efforts have proved resilient at maintaining business continuity and performance in a challenging operating and market environment over the past year. Looking forward, the dual pressures of raising efficiencies (both capital and operating) and lowering emissions will push digital transformation even harder. What different digital strategies are companies following and is the pandemic changing these? What buzzwords of recent years (e.g., Big Data, Block Chain, Digital Twin, Industry 4.0) became concrete and are delivering value? What are the emerging areas of digital transformation in the mid-term?