Global Power Generation Industry Solutions Leader, Energy & Utilities,
Rolf Gibbels is an executive member of IBM’s global Energy & Utilities organization, and leads the global industry solutions and business development activities with focus on power generation across all IBM brands (services, software and infrastructure including Cloud, Mobile and Analytics).
Areas include plant lifecycle information management and asset performance management across all energy sources ranging from fossil energy, nuclear new build and decommissioning to renewable energy with centralized wind and solar.
In that capacity Rolf serves on the board of directors and US-China council of the American Council of Renewable Energy (ACORE). www.acore.org
He has over 15 years international experience selling and marketing software industry solutions, product lifecycle management (PLM) and computer aided design (CAD) software to the energy, process, architecture and construction industries.
Prior to IBM, Rolf was Director of Global Market Development and Energy Industry Solutions at Dassault Systemes. He focused primarily on developing new initiatives, new opportunities and partner relationships in a burgeoning market now realizing the need for PLM. Before that he was a Senior Product Marketing Manager at Visio Corporation (acquired by Microsoft in 2000) where he was responsible for IntelliCAD (OpenDWG) and Visio Technical.
Rolf holds a masters degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Munich, Germany.