Peter Terwiesch

ABB Inc.

President Industrial Automation & Member of the Group Executive Committee

Peter Terwiesch was appointed President, Process Automation and member of the Group Executive Committee of ABB, effective January 2015. He joined ABB in 1994 and, among other roles, was head of ABB’s Central Europe region from 2011 to 2014 and ABB’s Chief Technology Officer from 2005 to 2011. Peter Terwiesch serves on the Board of Directors of Metall Zug AG (Switzerland) since 2010 and has been nominated as a Fellow by IFAC, the International Federation of Automatic Control, in 2013. He studied electrical engineering in Karlsruhe and Strasbourg, is an alumnus of Harvard Business School‘s General Manager Program, and holds a PhD from ETH Zurich.

Sessions With Peter Terwiesch

Tuesday, 2 March

  • 12:30pm - 01:00pm (CST) / 02/mar/2021 06:30 pm - 02/mar/2021 07:00 pm

    Plenary

    Do We Have Technologies to Get to Net Zero?

    Panel Clean Tech Innovation & Technology Energy Transition/Climate & Sustainability
    There was an avalanche of net-zero commitments in 2020, most of them targeting a “zero-carbon economy” by 2050. While progress has been made in renewable energy and electric passenger vehicles, other sectors—including industry, heavy transportation, and agriculture—that are major sources of emissions have not yet developed cost-competitive low-carbon technologies. Analysis by the International Energy Agency found that 75% of the emissions reductions necessary to achieve net-zero scenarios depend on technologies that have not yet reached commercial maturity. Where are the technology gaps? What is required to fill them? Can the economics work without a substantial price on carbon? Is hydrogen a silver bullet?