Dmitry Makarov


I am an accomplished professional with a proven track record, strong analytical skills, and a servant-leadership mindset.

I apply lean-agile methods and practices to build successful digital industry products and help organizations with their digital transformation journeys riding the wave of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. My passion is to disrupt industry incumbents with digital technologies.

I am a strong proponent of DevOps methods, and I have experience organizing team processes around continuous integration and delivery practices to deliver high-quality products at small increments.

I have a combination of both management and technical capabilities with hands-on experience working in both engineering and leadership positions.

I am a Certified SAFe® 4 Product Owner / Product Manager.



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.

Team Leader / Product Owner
February 2018 – Present

Engineering team manager and a PO 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 conveying product vision, prioritizing needs, managing product backlog, defining acceptance criteria, accepting completed work. Overseeing development stages, engineering practices, 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.

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


Leading in the Digital Age

December 2019, Questrom School of Business, Boston University

Credential ID: 3a095092fdb642c7a966f53b4e2ca9d7

Digital Transformation Strategy

October 2019, Questrom School of Business, Boston University

Credential ID: 9cd0afe911ae4418b95ca4427ac8c757

Business Analytics for Data-Driven Decision Making

May 2019, Questrom School of Business, Boston University

Credential ID: e4f4e4fd0e4c4dd684900e46458e9478

Product Management with Lean, Agile and System Design Thinking

April 2019, Questrom School of Business, Boston University

Credential ID: fc83236bac6649f681213aab948ed5e7

Platform Strategy for Business

March 2019, Questrom School of Business, Boston University

Credential ID: af48ee9dfb084bb787b7d2c256e5f372

Strategic Social Media Marketing

February 2019, Questrom School of Business, Boston University

Credential ID: 70c109576fcb46f0a58bc226d874214d

Driving Digital Innovation Through Experimentation

February 2019, Questrom School of Business, Boston University

Credential ID: 6485c1d7c0f54f44aff98c7cda7a06c6

Certified SAFe® 4 Product Owner / Product Manager

November 2018, Scaled Agile, Inc.

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