Janne Kuivalainen is Senior Vice President, Technology of the global Marine & Ports business unit in Industrial Automation division at ABB. Marine & Ports business unit equip vessels and fleets with integrated marine & ports solutions for optimal reliability, flexibility and energy efficiency with flagship solutions like Azipod® propulsion. Kuivalainen joined ABB September 2016. Prior to joining ABB, he has had various management positions with Vacon/Danfoss, an AC-drive manufacturer, in the areas of research & development and product management during 2005-2016. Before that he had also number of years within ABB’s power generation and low voltage businesses. He has also contributed to IEC standardization in Industrial-process measurement, control and automation via national work group in Finland. He holds an M.Sc. (Eng.) in automation engineering from Tampere University of Technology, Finland.