Jim Simonelli is Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer for the €4 billion Secure Power Division at Schneider Electric. In this role, he is responsible for deployment of our R&D and developing our common platforms and R&D services for connected products used throughout the division. Additionally, Jim is responsible for the forward-looking activities such as technology exploration and new business incubation. For the last two years Jim has served as the Secure Power Senior Vice President of Emerging Businesses. Prior to this position Jim served as CTO for a venture backed startup serving Smart Grid utility customers. Before joining the startup world, Jim was a long-time veteran with Schneider Electric holding many leadership positions relating to technology and innovation in the Data Center critical power and cooling business arena. Jim holds a Bachelors & Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI).