Russell Barnes

Russell Barnes

Manager, Business Development

Siemens Industry

Russell is an expert in the field of software automation - most notably SCADA and IIOT software - and how it can be used to drive business value for a wide array of different industries.  He has over 29 years of experience in this field and currently works for Siemens Industry as the Manager of Business Development for SCADA software in the US.  Russell comes from a technical background but now has 22 years business level experience so he is just as comfortable speaking with a CEO, CIO, CTO, or CDO about a complete digitalization strategy as well as to a plant manager who just needs to have the best SCADA architecture for the plant.  He is a firm believer that as digitalization and cloud strategies build a larger footprint for companies, it only increases the need for SCADA because it becomes the “digital doorway” between real word and virtual world.