Jim Chappell

Global Head of AI and Advanced Analytics


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.