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Siemens Digital Industries appoints Dirk Didascalou as Chief Technology Officer

“We are very excited to welcome Dirk – an accomplished technology executive and exceptional leader – to the Siemens team,” said Cedrik Neike, member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG and CEO Digital Industries. “With two decades of experience in R&D, deep technology expertise in mobile communications, cloud computing and hyperscale architecture, software-as-a-service (SaaS), and IoT solutions, he is the right leader to further accelerate our strategy of merging the digital and the real worlds. He will be advancing our innovation ecosystem together with our customers and partners.” 
Dr. Didascalou joins Siemens from Amazon Web Services (AWS), where he was Vice President for the Internet of Things, based in Seattle, Washington, USA. In his new role at Siemens Digital Industries, he will report directly to CEO Cedrik Neike. The CTO function will be leading the overall technology and architecture strategy for DI. Based in Germany, he will have global responsibility and a strong presence in all major regions.
Dr. Didascalou will also oversee strategic industrial engagements with partners and joint customer initiatives, for example in the automotive industry. Besides his duties for DI, he will also take on a leading role on the Siemens AG‑wide IoT board, driving digital transformation across all businesses at Siemens.
“I have seen Industrial IoT make a significant impact on many customers as they undergo digital transformation to be data driven and move at the speed of software. Siemens is both an automation and industrial software leader with a strong engineering culture, and I look forward to joining them and helping lead this digital transformation for industrial customers, large and small,” said Dr. Dirk Didascalou. 
Prior to his time at AWS, Dr. Didascalou worked for Microsoft as Corporate Vice President Technology. He moved to Microsoft with that company’s acquisition of Nokia Corp.’s Mobile Phones entity, where he held various leadership positions in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Beijing, China – most recently as the Senior Vice President R&D responsible for worldwide engineering.

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Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 170 years. Active around the world, the company focuses on intelligent infrastructure for buildings and distributed energy systems and on automation and digitalization in the process and manufacturing industries. Siemens brings together the digital and physical worlds to benefit customers and society. Through Mobility, a leading supplier of intelligent mobility solutions for rail and road transport, Siemens is helping to shape the world market for passenger and freight services. Via its majority stake in the publicly listed company Siemens Healthineers, Siemens is also a world-leading supplier of medical technology and digital health services. In addition, Siemens holds a minority stake in Siemens Energy, a global leader in the transmission and generation of electrical power that has been listed on the stock exchange since September 28, 2020.

In fiscal 2020, which ended on September 30, 2020, the Siemens Group generated revenue of €57.1 billion and net income of €4.2 billion. As of September 30, 2020, the company had around 293,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at

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Florian Martens

Siemens AG

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David Petry

Siemens AG, Digital Industries

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Charlie DiPasquale 

Siemens AG, USA

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