DR. ULRICH SCHIMPEL

CTO EUROPE TEAM IBM, ZURICH
MATERIALIZING SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION FOR HIGHLY NETWORKED INDUSTRIES

Keynote

Day 2, FOOD CHAIN, 15:45 - 16:00

FOODCHAIN DIGITIZATION

WHY “FOODCHAIN” DIGITIZATION?

HOW TO MAKE “IT” WORK?

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Ulrich Schimpel combines more than 10y of expertise in applying highly innovative technologies (like cognitive computing, spot pricing, IoT, blockchain, simulation, and video analytics) to various industries (e.g. public sector, supply chain management / logistics, distributed energy, and nutrition/food) in order to deliver sustainable value to the business.

Currently, he uses his expertise in the IBM CTO Europe Team to support dedicated (client) projects and technical pre-sales in Europe. Moreover, he “translates”​ between the “commercial world”​ and the “research world”​ of IBM.

Dr. Schimpel held several management positions within IBM and uses people-centric and agile methods in his activities ranging from technical pre-sales, consulting, via project execution to people management and education. The teams that he led, primarily focused on Industry Solutions in the areas of highly networked business environments that face strong variability throughout their value chain, esp. supply chains, smartGrids (energy), and (public) transportation.

Other activities of Dr. Schimpel include being the Research Relationship Manager (RRM) for Retail and a member of the Patent Review Board at IBM Research, Zurich. Moreover, he has served as a supervisor to several Master’s and undergraduate students. Dr. Schimpel obtained a degree in Information Systems (Dipl. Wi-Inf.) from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, and received a PhD from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany.