Dr Marija Zima-Bockarjova is the R&D Manager for Smart Cities and Solutions. As a part of ABB Electrification, she leads the Smart Cities initiative which promotes safe, smart and sustainable electrification solutions to meet customers’ and the world’s increasing demands. 

 Dr Marija Zima-Bockarjova started her career at ABB as a Research Scientist and Project Manager in 2010 and has contributed to the development and assessment of many innovative and disruptive technologies, providing strategic technical consulting to ABB leadership and supporting ABB business development across multiple key industrial segments. 

Marija is a member of WEF Global Future Council on Cities of Tomorrow, CIGRE and is the Swiss representative of the CIGRE Study committee “System Operations and Control”. She publishes in IEEE, Elsevier journals and lectures at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich.