2020 Speaker Lineup

If you are interested in becoming a speaker of the 2021 virtual event and have a story to share, please get in touch!

Become a Speaker Speaker Biographies


Alberto Cozer
Senior Global Platforms Manager | Nestle

Alberto Flores Jimenez
Director of New Product Integration | Whirlpool

Jennifer Cohen

Jennifer Cohen
Vice President of Operations | Toyota Research Institute

Isaac Bennett

Isaac Bennett
Digital Transformation & IT Manager | Detroit Manufacturing Systems

Shelley Peterson
Emerging Technology Lead | Lockheed Martin

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

Bill Fienup
Co-Founder | mHub

Cory Raszeja
Solutions Architect | Eaton

Craig Sutton
Manager, Advanced Manufacturing Innovation | John Deere

Darryl McCartney
Director of IoT Solution Sales | Microsoft

Dave Leone
Director of Engineering - Dimensional Control | GE Appliances

Gaurav Nolkha

Gaurav Nolkha
Team Lead, Local Home SDK | Google

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

Chetan Polavaram

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

Jonathan Reichental

Jonathan Reichental
Founder & CEO | Human Future

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

Kate Maxwell
Engineering Director | Raytheon Technologies

Kelly Knepley
Chief Information Officer | DexKo

Kevin Prouty
Group Vice President of Energy & Manufacturing | IDC

Matt Wong
Director of Product Strategy – Fuse Technologies | AGCO

Mo Abuali

Mo Abuali
Managing Partner | IoTco

Scott Reese

Scott Reese
CTO | Harbor Industries

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

Paul Stafford
Engineering Manager – 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
Former 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

Jennifer Weiss
Continuous Improvement Manager | McCain Foods

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

Shane Carter
Technical Architect | Phillips 66

Ben Wald
Founder | Very

Terri Lewis
Partner | PlanetConnected

Terry Pan
Principal Data Scientist | Bridgestone Americas

Joseph Etris
Partner | Execution Partners

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

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

Graham Immerman
Vice President of Marketing | MachineMetrics

Robert Stucky

Robert Stucky
Manufacturing Engineer, Turbine Rotating & Small Body | Solar Turbines

Marc Schuetz

Marc Schuetz
VP, Augmented Reality Product Management | PTC

Cliff Tironi

Cliff Tironi
Managing Partner | Thinaer

Tyson King

Tyson King
VP of Sales, North America | Altizon

Sean Riley

Sean Riley
Global Industry Director Manufacturing & Transportation | Software AG

Amy Wysowaty

Amy Wysowaty
Managing Partner, Connected Solutions | Verizon Business Group

Simon Ellis

Simon Ellis
Program Vice President | IDC

Erika Jefferson

Erika Jefferson
President & Founder | Black Women in Science & Engineering

Karrie Sullivan

Karrie Sullivan
Principal | Culminate Strategy Group

Jatin Jay Talreja

Jatin "Jay" Talreja
CEO | Viaanix

Josh Cox

Josh Cox
CEO | Oxit

Karen Tilson

Karen Tilson
Vice President of Business Development | Senet

Pierre Gelpi

Pierre Gelpi
Smart Logistics Chair, LoRa Alliance, & Director of LoRa Business Development | Semtech

Tony Del Sesto

Tony Del Sesto
Digital Manufacturing Technical Fellow | MxD

Tom Bradicich

Tom Bradicich
VP & Hewlett Packard Fellow | HPE

Karen Matthews

Karen Matthews
PhD, MBA, IoT Technologies & Business Expert, Consultant

Richard Howells

Richard Howells
VP of Awareness and Thought Leadership, SAP Digital Supply Chain | SAP America, Inc.

Mike Lackey

Mike Lackey
Global VP of Solution Management, Digital Manufacturing | SAP

Dirk Groener

Dirk Groener
Senior Principal Industrial IoT Ecosystem | Software AG

Jonathan Weiss
Vice President - Emerging Technologies | Software AG


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