Head of Global Software Sales and Strategy, GE Power & Water
Rolf Gibbels, Head of Global Software Sales and Strategy, has responsibility for driving growth and leading the sales strategy at GE Power & Water. GE Software is bringing the Industrial Internet to life by connecting minds and machines through its big data and analytics software solutions.
He has over 20 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.
Previously, he was the Industry Solutions Leader in IBM’s Energy & Utilities organization. In this role, he managed solution definition and business development activities with focus on power generation across all IBM businesses (Services, Software and Infrastructure including Cloud, Mobile and Analytics).
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).
Rolf holds a master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Munich, Germany. He currently serves on the board of directors and International council of the American Council of Renewable Energy (ACORE). www.acore.org.