With over 25 years of experience in the industrial software sector, Jim Chappell is currently global vice president and head of Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Advanced Analytics across AVEVA’s business units and products. Prior to his current position, he led the Asset Performance Management (APM) suite of products and related engineering/analytics services for Schneider Electric. He was also a founding partner and managing officer of InStep Software, a global leader in industrial AI-driven Predictive Analytics and Big Data software, which was acquired by Schneider Electric in 2014.
Jim holds a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, NY, a M.S. in Nuclear Engineering from the Naval Nuclear Power School in Orlando, FL, and a M.B.A. from Chaminade University in Honolulu, Hawaii. In addition, he graduated from the Civil Engineer Corps Officer’s School (CECOS) in Port Hueneme, CA. He also held a top-secret clearance while an officer in the U.S. Nuclear Navy.