Mr. Akilur Rahman

Chief Technology Officer (CTO) - Hitachi Energy India

Akilur Rahman, CTO - Hitachi Energy India, is leading technology, digitalization and innovation towards the market. Has more than 32 years of experience in research, R&D, technology management, engineering, business and product development in power and automation technologies.

With a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur, Akilur has held various international and global roles in India, Germany and Switzerland including head of global collaborative production management, engineering, and cyber security in process/industrial automation. Was responsible for building up ABB’s global automation software product and system R&D in India. Led ABB corporate research center and technology in India with focus on power, automation, robotics, analytics, AI-ML, Industry 4.0, Industrial IoT and digitalization. Previously held the role of CTO - ABB India.

In the current CTO role, Akilur has been leading core, automation and digital technologies for power, energy and asset performance management in utilities, industries, infrastructure, and transport sectors. Co-creating the concepts and applications of smart electric grid, energy internet, smart cities, sustainable electric mobility, smart factories, digital enterprise and carbon neutral future.

Akilur has been a speaker and panelist at various international and national conferences.