2022 - AVEVA World San Francisco
Networks of the Future Panel
Industries of the future will be connected in new ways. Join Andrew McCloskey from AVEVA, Caglayan Arkan from Microsoft, Dr. Barbara Frei from Schneider Electric, Mike Krayachich from Suncor, and Sam Paul from the Gwinnett County Water Authority for our final panel on the industries of the future and how data, cloud and AI will drive integration and innovation, unlocking new efficiencies.
Andrew McCloskey is CTO/ EVP R&D for AVEVA, where he is responsible for the technology and product development for the market leading industrial automation and engineering portfolio. Andrew leads a global team of 2,000+ computer scientists and engineers who continually deliver new, innovative customer value and who have submitted over 200 new patents for AVEVA, all related to the Digital Twin and providing advanced capability in a user
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Dr. Barbara Frei
Barbara leads Schneider Electric s global Industrial Automation Business and has served on the company s Executive Committee since 2019.
Barbara joined Schneider Electric in 2016 as Country President of Germany and expanded her scope to Zone President of DACH in 2017 (including Germany, Austria and Switzerland). In 2019, she was appointed Executive Vice President, Europe Operations and a member of the Executive Committee.
Barbara started her career as a development project manager for motors and drives at ABB Schweiz AG. She held various senior management positions in the ABB Group, including regional responsibility as Country Manager Czech Republic, Regional Manager for the Mediterranean in Italy, and leadership of the worldwide drives business.
Barbara holds a PhD in Electrical Machines from ETH Zurich, and an MBA from IMD Lausanne.
Mike Krayacich has worked for Suncor for nineteen years and is currently Vice President, Digital Technology & Analytics. In this role, he is part of the Business & Operations Services, which is accountable to drive, integrate and accelerate transformation across Suncor s organization. Mike is responsible for driving change in Suncor s digital technology including how Suncor makes decisions using advanced analytics across the enterprise.
Mike's prior experience includes VP Enterprise Technical, Upstream Technical & Reliability, In Situ operations, and project director in major projects. Prior to joining Suncor, Mike worked in the engineering industry for 15 years in various roles including project management, business development and process engineering.
Mike grew up in Windsor, Ontario and attended the University of Waterloo where he obtained a Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering (1989).
Gwinnett County Government
Sam Paul is a strategic visionary team leader and the head of SCADA division with Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources taking leadership in Operational Technology digital transformation projects and implementation of Cyber security.
With a career of 30 years of experience at four major government and private organizations with unique abilities to sense and synthesize the terrain ahead, and lead those ready to build more relevant, secure and sustainable technology solutions for the future. He is also very technically oriented with wide range of engineering expertise in design, development and deployment of multimillion