Akilur Rahman, CTO – ABB India has more than 28 years of experience in Corporate Research, Business R&D, Technology Management, Engineering, Business and Product Development in ABB. He has Master’s degree in Technology (Electrical Engineering) from IIT Kharagpur with wide knowledge of power and automation technology applications in utilities and industries. He has held various international and global roles, having worked in India, Germany and Switzerland. Akilur has been responsible for setting up and establishing global software product development and integration in India for power and process automation products and systems. He also led the global initiative – Engineering Improvement and Cyber security for Process Automation. In his most recent role, Akilur was head of ABB’s corporate research center in Bangalore. In his current role as CTO, ABB India, he is leading ABB’s core technology application in India and driving Digitalization and Industrial IoT initiatives with customers using co-innovation and co-creation approach. Akilur has been a speaker and panelist at various international conferences and seminars.