Gero Kura was born in Krefeld in 1965. After a training as a power electronics technician at Henkel, he studied electrical engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Düsseldorf and marketing management with an MBA at the Koblenz University of Applied Sciences. Gero Kura started his career in industrial automation and data processing at Eurotherm GmbH in sales, further positions were at Wonderware GmbH, Softing AG, Invensys Systems GmbH and Schneider Electric Software GmbH in roles of key account management, industry management, business development, channel management until his current position at Aveva GmbH.
In his various roles, Mr Kura has been continuously involved with solutions for the question of merging and contextualising data and information from the industrial production environment and the higher-level IT systems (OT/IT convergence), as well as the surrounding infrastructures, with the focus on conserving resources, as well as increasing productivity, increasing the availability and safety of systems and ensuring a high quality of the end product. He places a special focus on the areas of infrastructure, electromobility and production management.