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Guido Jouret, is the Chief Digital Officer of ABB, reporting to CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer. He leads the next level of development and deployment of ABB’s digital solutions for customers globally and across all businesses. Guido is a
United States and Belgium citizen, with long experience in Silicon Valley. His most recent role at Cisco was as General Manager of the Internet of Things business unit, which aims to connect billions of devices to the internet across a wide range of industries.
Prior to that, he was Chief Technology Officer and General Manager of Cisco’s Emerging Technologies Group, a unit responsible for incubating new businesses. Under his leadership, the team created nine internal start-ups, including those, which became Cisco’s TelePresence and Internet of Things groups. He has lived in 12 countries including France, Singapore and the United States. Additionally, he worked for Cisco as IT Director for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region and in the Internet Business Solutions Group.
Guido left Cisco in 2014 to join Envision Energy, a renewable energy company, where he led the software products business. His team developed a platform for the emerging Energy Internet. After Envision, he joined Nokia Technologies in April 2015 as Chief Technology Officer responsible for the company’s virtual reality and digital health businesses. In that role, he drove the acquisition of Withings, a leading digital health company.
Guido has a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a PhD in Computer Science from Imperial College, London.