Peter Knapp is Chief Digital Officer and Executive Vice President Infrastructure since mid-2016 at Samson Controls Inc. He is responsible for digital transformation within the company as well as for the complete operation and information management. Digitization involves the development of new business models for the Frankfurt-based instrumentation and controls company, a hidden champion in the field of automation. The company strives to become world leader for smart valves, flexible production processes, and challenging applications. He is responsible also for the global IT strategy and standardization of the company for modernizing digital processes.
Serving as managing director of Interxion Deutschland GmbH from 2002 to 2016, he was responsible for Germany’s most important interconnection hub for leading businesses and turned it into a highly profitable, rapidly expanding company.
Mr. Knapp was working for leading digital companies, such as KANA or Oracle in highly responsible roles. He studied economics at the University of Frankfurt and graduated in Business Administration.
Mr. Knapp is regarded as an expert amongst other things in the fields of digital- and strategic business transformation, Industry 4.0 and change management. He is married and father of three children.