Summit Expert – Maher Chebbo

Where you have a lot of engineers they focus the engineering aspects, so perhaps the business side lacks attention. Between 2005 and 2015 we didn’t involve a lot of financial people to develop this side but now things are really moving. A lot of innovation projects that used to be research-led are now becoming innovation-led, which means at the end you get things done and go to market.”

I believe that start-ups are absolutely part of the game. They have minimal bureaucracy, so that most of their time is spent on their products and innovation. Sometimes, when you get bigger and bigger, you have lots of things to juggle internally. The associations are opening themselves up more and more to start-ups.”

– Maher Cheebo

Proven experience in Senior Executive Digital Global or EMEA roles within large Corporates (CAP, SAP, GE Digital). Technical, Commercial & Financial and General Management roles (P&L up to 2.4 B$ and teams up to 150 people):

• General Manager

• Chief Commercial Officer

• Head of Digital Industries

• Corporate Venturing

• Chief Growth Officer

• Chief Digital Innovation Officer

Board level experience:

• Board member in Public, Private, Startups & Investment Committees

• ex-President of a European Industrial Smart Metering Association (ESMIG)

• Chair of the Governing Board of an International Public Organisation (REEEP) investing in Clean

• Chair of the European Energy Transition Digital group (European Commission ETIP SNET)

  • Veteran experience in Disruptive Digital Transformation: ERP, Digital, Cloud, Predictive & Customer Value.
  • Extensive Customer Experience in S/4HANA, SaaS, AI, ML, Blockchain, Data Science, IOT.

Business Development, Strategic Planning, Management Consulting, Change Management, Venture Capital, Sales Business Intelligence

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