Keynote Speakers

2018 World Summit

Jim Burkhard
Vice Chairman of CERAWeek

Based in Washington, DC, Jim is Vice President and Head of Crude Oil Market and Energy and Mobility Research. He has 21 years experience in energy market research. Jim leads the IHS Markit team that analyses the global oil market and changes in the industry's competitive environment. He also leads the development of the IHS Markit global outlooks that cover energy, geopolitics and the automotive ecosystem. He is Vice-Chairman of the IHS CERAWeek, the prestigious global energy conference. His expertise covers geopolitics, global energy markets, and how changing mobility trends impact oil demand. He is lead author of the IHS World Oil Watch, which analyses short-to medium-term oil market developments.

Craig Hayman

Craig joined AVEVA in February 2018 as Chief Executive Officer. Previously he was Chief Operating Officer at PTC, where he had responsibility for engineering, marketing and sales of the ThingWorx® platform, as well as computer aided design, and product and service lifecycle management solutions.


Jean-Pascal Tricoire
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Jean-Pascal Tricoire joined Schneider Electric in 1986. He was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in 2006 and named Chairman & CEO in April 2013.

His career at Schneider Electric has developed largely outside France in operational functions in Italy, China, South Africa and USA. Within the General Management, he served as Vice Executive President of the International Operating Division from 2002 before being appointed in 2004 Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Moreover, Jean-Pascal is President of the France-China
Committee since 2009.

Jean-Pascal holds a degree in Electronic Engineering and a MBA.

David Coulthard

David Coulthard

Former Racing Driver, Formula 1

Mark Gallagher

Mark Gallagher

Former Chief Executive, Formula 1



Dr. Michael Grieves

Executive Director

Dr. Michael Grieves is the Executive Director and a Research Professor the Florida Institute of Technology Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Innovative Design (CAMID). With extensive experience in major entrepreneurial technology and manufacturing companies, he is a renowned expert in PLM and originated the concept of the Digital Twin.


Roberta Bigliani

Vice President, IDC Insights EMEA

Roberta Bigliani is Vice President of IDC Insights EMEA. She provides strategic advice to vendors and end-users throughout the energy, government and health industries. Her areas of expertise include business and IT issues relevant to utilities and oil & gas, digital transformation, customer experience, Big Data and Analytics, IoT, and Operational Technology integration.

AVEVA World Summit 2018

La Quinta Resort, Palm Springs, USA | 9th - 11th October 2018

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