Confirmed Speaker Lineup

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Become a Speaker Speaker Biographies


Alberto Cozer
Senior Global Platforms Manager | Nestle

Alberto Flores Jimenez
Director of New Product Integration | Whirlpool

Alexander Nazarov
Engineering Functional Excellence Manager | Cummins

Ben Lucas
Principal Software Architect | Steelcase

Ben Wald
Founder | Very

Beth Swanson
Vice President of Sales & Marketing | Pioneer Service, Inc.

Bill Fienup
Co-Founder | mHub

Brian Laughlin
Technical Fellow | Boeing

Chetan Polavaram
Global Director of Innovation – Equipment, Digital & Supply Chain | Coca-Cola

Cory Raszeja
Solutions Architect | Eaton

Craig Sutton
Manager, Advanced Manufacturing Innovation | John Deere

Danny Sava
Director of Planning, Engineering & Innovation | Jacobs

Darryl McCartney
Director of IoT Solution Sales | Microsoft

Dave Leone
Director of Engineering - Dimensional Control | GE Appliances

Dean Bartles
President & CEO | National Center for Defense Manufacturing & Machining (NCDMM)

Eric Acton
Head of Innovation Ecosystems | Rolls-Royce

Gilbert Meyer-Gauen
Director of Asset Management | NOV

Graham Immerman
Vice President of Marketing | MachineMetrics

Grey Dziuba
IoT Practioner | Splunk

Haresh Malkani
Chief Technology Officer | Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII)

Jim Morrish
Founding Partner | Transforma Insights

Jim Vinoski
Contributor | Forbes

Jon Lang
Research Manager – IT/OT Convergence | IDC

Karen Matthews
Technology and Market Development Manager | Corning Inc.

Kate Maxwell
Chief Engineer | Raytheon

Kelly Knepley
Chief Information Officer | DexKo

Kevin Prouty
Group Vice President of Energy & Manufacturing | IDC

Matt Wong
Director of Product Strategy – Fuse Technologies | AGCO

Matt Wopata
Senior Analyst | IoT Analytics

Nolan Finch
Senior Analytics Technical Specialist | Caterpillar

Omar El-Abed
Senior Manager of Manufacturing Quality | GE Appliances

Paul Stafford
Engineering Managing – New Technology & Manufacturing Innovation | Toyota North America

Peri Subrahmanya
Product Manager – IoT | Bayer

Rahul Chaturvedi
CEO | VIE Technologies

Ravi Tolani
Director of Digital Connected Products and Services | CNH Industrial

Reid Paquin
Research Director – Manufacturing Insights & IT Priorities | IDC

Robert Joseph
Director of Industrial Strategy for Industry 4.0 | Stanley Black & Decker

Roderick Kaleho
Director of Risk & Security | Cargill

Ryan Martin
Principal Analyst | ABI

Sai Yamanoor
IoT R&D Applications Engineer | Praxair

Sandeep Kuthe
Digital Transformation Manager | Faurecia

Seth McDonald
Senior Director of Digital Operations – Supply Chain Quality | GE Aviation

Shane Carter
Technical Architect | Phillips 66

Shelley Peterson
Emerging Technology Lead | Lockheed Martin

Terri Lewis
Partner | PlanetConnected

Terry Pan
Principal Data Scientist | Bridgestone Americas

Joseph Etris
Partner | Execution Partners

Susanne Lauda
Director of Global Advanced Manufacturing Technology | AGCO

Randall Brooks
Director of Raytheon’s Cyber Center of Excellence | Raytheon

Stacey Higginbotham
Founder | Stacey on IoT

Kenneth Labhart
Senior Manager of Global Supply Chain Smart Factory Innovation | Schneider Electric

Alex Duncan
Director of Connected Solutions | Verizon

Gayle Brim
Managing Director | Grant Thornton

Alison Grealis
Founder & President | Women in Manufacturing

Jennifer Weiss
Continuous Improvement Manager | McCain Foods


Our 2020 Advisory Board

The Internet of Manufacturing Midwest agenda is curated in collaboration with key manufacturers, technologists and influencers, to ensure the event delivers only need to know lessons and information. After conducting over 50 research calls, the content is programmed and delivered along with the manufacturing industry. We thank our Advisory Board, who have dedicated great time to consulting with us and who have helped shape the leading event.


Alberto Cozer
Global Data Center Design Manager | Nestle

Aneesa Muthana
President & Co-Owner Pioneer Service, Inc. | Pioneer Service, Inc.

Bill Fienup
Co-Founder & Director of Innovation Services | mHub

Craig Sutton
Manager, Advanced Manufacturing Innovation | John Deere

Dean Bartles
President & CEO | National Center for Defense Manufacturing & Machining (NCDMM)

Grey Dziuba
IoT Practioner | Splunk

Haresh Malkani
CTO | Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute

Irene Petrick
Senior Director of Industrial Innovation | Intel

Jim Vinoski
Contributor | Forbes

Simon Whitton
Senior VP Sales & Marketing | KUKA Robotics

Mark Beckmann
Director – Manufacturing Industry Solutions | Microsoft

Ryan Martin
Principal Analyst | ABI

Terri Lewis
Partner | PlanetConnected