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Industrial goods maker Siemens' new chief is a software veteran

Analysts say it's a good move as Siemens seeks to adapt its 19th-Century industrial heritage to the 21st Century

Industry observers say Mr Snabe has broad insight into the field of digital disruption and business opportunity. There may not be a dramatic turnaround at Siemens but his role will be significant.


OVER the past 170 years, Siemens AG has forged a reputation as a manufacturer of trains, turbines and other huge things that weigh more than a house. So why is it asking a software guy to oversee the place?

Siemens on Wednesday introduced Jim Hagemann Snabe, a 51-year-old...

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