Dmitry Makarov


Certified SAFe® 4 Product Owner/Product Manager, an experienced full-stack developer, a software architect, and a team lead with a wide range of interests and skills such as cloud/edge computing, distributed, IoT and embedded systems. Passionate about tech and how can it enhance human lives.



ABB is a leader in digital industries with four customer-focused, globally leading businesses: Electrification, Industrial Automation, Motion, and Robotics & Discrete Automation, supported by its common ABB Ability™ digital platform.

Product Owner / Team Lead
September 2018 – Present

Product Owner of ABB Ability™ IoT Edge. A servant-leader to a team of developers, who makes sure the team stays productive to deliver value continuously. Helping the team to resolve impediments they might be facing in their day-to-day work. Responsible for product vision, prioritizing needs, managing product backlog, defining acceptance criteria, accepting completed work. Overseeing development stages, coordinating cross-team dependencies, acting as the primary liaison for the team. Interfacing with customers, senior management, product management, and various other stakeholders. Providing technical expertise and guidance. Assessing and recruiting developers.

Senior R&D Engineer / Technical Lead
February 2018 – Present

Interim technical lead in the Non-Functional Testing team.

Horns & Hoofs

A technology consulting company.

Owner / Consultant
February 2017 – Present

Providing product management and development consulting services as a freelance contractor in the area of preventive maintenance and condition monitoring systems.


Rightware is the leading provider of HMI software and connectivity technology, which enables branded user experience in connected cars.

Senior Software Engineer
April 2017 – January 2018

Development of Kanzi—a platform for the design and development of user interfaces for the automotive industry and other embedded applications.

Verto Analytics

Verto is a media measurement platform that offers a holistic view of consumer behavior across digital devices and services over time.

Senior Software Engineer
July 2016 – March 2018

Metering solutions development for cross-device digital consumer measurements.


Mionex specializes in the condition monitoring of conveyor belts used in bulk material handling applications utilizing its contactless machine vision-based technology.

Product Engineer
May 2008 – June 2016

Product development of the conveyor belt condition monitoring and inspection system, which Mionex is producing and Roxon (previously Sandvik) is distributing. Accountable for the software part of the product: data acquisition, back-end, middleware, and front-end. Solved the challenge of making the distributed hardware and software components work as a whole product. Took part in manufacturing, hardware and software provisioning, system operations, and on-site maintenance in the mines of customers.


Boston University

BUx, Online

Digital Product Management
2019, MicroMasters®

Credential ID: 0b1da9623c3b455795cb986a188ae1da

Digital Leadership
2019, MicroMasters®

Credential ID: 1aa2481ecfbd4bf5acb0ad81742cd1f4

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Stockholm, Sweden

Design and Implementation of ICT Products and Systems
2009 – 2011, Master of Science

Master’s Thesis: Industrial Metrology Product Development—Best Practices and SuccessFactors

Lapland University of Applied Sciences

Formerly Kemi-Tornio University of Applied Sciences
Kemi, Finland

Information Technology
2005 – 2009, Bachelor of Engineering

Bachelor’s Thesis: Distributed Systems in Industrial Process Monitoring and Control