E. Nicholas (Nick) Jones Energy Advisor ExxonMobil, Corporate Strategic Planning

Nick Jones is an EJonesnergy Advisor in ExxonMobil’s Corporate Strategic Planning Department. In this capacity, he is responsible for assessing economic and energy trends, emerging energy technologies, and related market and public policy issues around the world. He is a principal contributor to ExxonMobil’s long-term global energy outlook, including the identification of potential implications for energy markets and the Corporation’s strategic plans. He is also active in communicating ExxonMobil’s view of the energy future to a wide variety of audiences. Nick has worked for ExxonMobil since 2001 in a variety of technical and management positions. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of South Carolina and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University.

Helmuth Ludwig CEO, Siemens Industry Sector USA

As chief executive offiHelmuthNoTiecer of the Industry Sector in the U.S., Helmuth Ludwig is responsible for all business activity and executive management of the Siemens Industry Sector business in the United States. In his more than 20 years with Siemens, Helmuth has held a broad range of strategic leadership positions. He joined Siemens in 1990, working in corporate strategy developing regional business plans. After serving as general manager of Siemens’ first organization in Kazakhstan, he joined the Automation and Drives group where he was responsible for process automation systems in Karlsruhe, Germany. He then became head of Siemens Energy and Industry division in Buenos Aires. Later, he became president of the Systems and Software House within the Automation and Drives headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany. Helmuth then moved to the Systems Engineering Business Unit as president before being appointed president of Siemens PLM Software, a business acquired by Siemens in 2007 and headquartered in Plano, Texas. In that role, he successfully led the organization’s integration into Siemens with its 50 legal entities and multiple facilities in 26 countries while working with its management team to develop long-term strategic direction. In 2010, Helmuth became responsible for the global communications activities of the Industry Sector’s Industry Automation division. He took over as CEO for the Industry Sector in North America in October 2011. Helmuth holds a master’s degree (“Diplom”) in industrial engineering from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany; a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago; and a doctorate from the Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel, Germany. He also teaches as Adjunct Professor for Corporate Strategy at Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business in Dallas. He is fluent in German, English and Spanish.  

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