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Havard Devold - Group Vice President - ABB AS

Havard Devold


Group Vice President
ABB AS

  • Speaking at: SESSION 4: Petrochemicals Innovation: New Product Development

Håvard is Chief Digital Officer for Oil, Gas & Chemical industries Business Unit, with revenues of 2 bn
USD. He is part of the BU Management team and will develop and drive the BU’s digital business
plan (solution roadmap, financial targets. Areas of interest include technology and execution models
for large Multidiscipline projects, Electrical-Instrument-Control-Telecom and Mechanical Integration,
Process Electrification, Subsea, Power to/from shore, Digital Oilfield, Smart Wells and Asset
Management/Condition Based Maintenance.
Håvard is also country technology manager (CTM) for ABB Norway which is the main technology
center for ABB in Oil and Gas, with responsibility for technology development across all business
units. The CTM function has a focus on emerging and disruptive new technologies and cross unit
opportunities, as well as cooperation with universities, research institutes and governmental functions.
Håvard is 59 years, and has worked for ABB since 1982 in positions ranging from software
development, project management, sales and technology management. He has a Masters degree in
Electrical Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
and the ABB Business Development program at IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland. Håvard authored and
continues to update the “Oil and Gas Production Handbook”, has published a large number of papers,
and holds several patents with ABB.

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