Gerhard Kreß

Siemens AG, Director Strategic IT

Gerhard Kreß joined Siemens Corporate Strategy in 2010 for the corporate program to refine the IT strategy for the Siemens businesses. Currently he is responsible for the Siemens big data initiative, improving the capabilities of Siemens to use industrial data. Before joining corporate strategy, he spent 8 years working in Siemens IT Solutions and Services (SIS), managing systems and technologies for the global service desks and in the project management of major IT outsourcing projects. Gerhard Kreß started his professional career in McKinsey & Company, where he focused on growth initiatives and high tech industries. He holds a German diploma in Theoretical Physics and a Master of Arts in International Relations and European Studies.

Talk Title: 
Siemens: Big Data in industrial applications
Talk Abstract: 

Siemens does not only stand for innovative products, infrastructure components and automation in manufacturing, energy, cities and healthcare. Siemens is also one of the leading European software companies, with a clear focus on vertical software solutions. In the last few years Siemens has further strengthened its IT capabilities and is heavily investing in big data topics. This effort is driven from the top of Siemens and the presentation will show what is already possible and how big data in industrial applications can change the industrial reality.

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