James H. Chappell

Vice President – Information Solutions

Jim Chappell is in charge of Schneider Electric's software strategy, product management, and engineering analytic services for the Industrial Information and Asset Management sectors. This includes Big Data (data historians), predictive and prescriptive analytics, business intelligence, and enterprise asset management. His responsibilities also include the Wonderware Online cloud platform and related SaaS offerings.

Previously, Jim was a founding partner and managing officer of InStep Software, a global leader in data historian and predictive analytics software. He oversaw InStep’s global operations and services for nearly 20 years and helped grow the company from startup to ultimately being acquired by Schneider Electric in 2014. His responsibilities included mission-critical system integration, enterprise architecture, value-added consulting services, customer support, quality assurance, and training. Early in his career, Jim was a U.S. Naval Officer where he was trained to command and control nuclear power plants, including reactor safety operations and nuclear emergencies.

Jim holds a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, NY, a M.S. in Nuclear Engineering from the Naval Nuclear Power School in Orlando, FL, and a M.B.A. from Chaminade University in Honolulu, Hawaii. In addition, he graduated from the Civil Engineer Corps Officer's School (CECOS) in Port Hueneme, CA.