After 25 years in industry, working for Siemens and Airbus, Peter Weckesser joined Schneider Electric two years ago to make a difference. Today, as the company’s Chief Digital Officer and a Member of its Executive Committee, Weckesser is perfectly placed to drive a technology agenda aimed at helping Schneider—which provides energy and automation digital solutions for efficiency and sustainability—and its customers accelerate their digital transformation.
"Today, about 60% of the energy that's produced and consumed is not used in an efficient way and this is really where sustainability and digital connect and can help,” says Weckesser. “We are working on creating full transparency around energy supply, energy demand and consumption, for both ourselves and our customers."
Weckesser hopes that, as the world becomes more electric and digitally focused, the data needed to optimize energy demand—and ultimately reduce needless emissions—will be everywhere and accessible.
We sat down with the Chief Digital Officer to find out how he is putting his deep industry experience into practice at Schneider Electric to accelerate customer sustainability transformations, scale purposeful artificial intelligence, and put the customer in the driving seat with the company’s IoT platform, EcoStruxure.