As Sr. Industry Executive, Sebastian Seutter guides industrial manufacturing corporates to re-shape businesses and operations, re-think future products and services as well as envision new client and employee engagements. His focus is on building competitive advantages and safeguarding transformations at speed and scale through strategic technologies (AI and (I)IoT), ecosystems, and partnerships.

Sebastian believes that digitalisation will re-make industries and new eco-systems will be created! Thus, he is passionate about building trusted relationships and leveraging those to guide leadership and business transformation journeys, with a focus on innovation and building capacity. Sebastian has the privilege of guiding Microsoft’s Manufacturing and Resources efforts and customers as Director Strategy and Business Development.

Digitalisation, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 (the next phase of industrial revolution) are changing the way we all think about the future of operations, value chains and more. This is a time when new technology-led capabilities and insights will fundamentally change how businesses are run, how value is created and delivered, how individuals learn, grow and are productive.

The industry teams and Sebastian work with the organisation’s customers, with support from the rest of Microsoft, in strategic partnerships to empower them to go through this transformation as effectively, as successfully and as smoothly as possible. Microsoft’s customers are working on bringing products to market faster, acing their entire value chain operations, on growing sales and profits with innovative service offerings, on connecting with their end users and customers in a more ongoing manner. Nothing makes me more delighted than helping our customers like BASF, Bayer, Siemens and thyssenkrupp among others to embrace this revolution and thrive.