2nd Annual MarketsandMarkets Industry 4.0 Conference

22 - 23 September 2020 | Chicago, USA
CONFERENCE SPEAKERS
Advisors
Srinivas Nidamarthi
Srinivas Nidamarthi
Global Technology Manager, Digital Leader ,
ABB Robot Systems


Global Technology Manager (CTO) and Digital Leader for ABB Robotic Systems providing complete automation lines for Automotive and Aerospace manufacturing. Dr. Nidamarthi graduated from Cambridge University, UK, and has 18+ years of experience working in manufacturing automation & research and with global clients in China, Europe and North America. He is currently leading Future Factory, Industrial iOT and Digitalization initiatives in ABB Robotic Systems.


Travis MCNeal
Travis MCNeal
Director, Supply chain transformation ,
Walmart


Travis works in Walmart Supply Chain as the Director of Change Management and Strategic Communications. For Walmart, Travis has served in roles such as Organizational Design, Team Effectiveness, Training and Communications. Prior to joining Walmart in 2011, Travis spent 8 years with the Continuous Learning Group as a Sr. Consultant. During that time, Travis assisted clients implement Performance Management, Leadership Development and Talent Management strategies. Clients Travis has consulted with include; ExxonMobile, PPG, CN Rail, Chevron and Cigna to name a few.


Speakers
Shailendra Singh (Shelly)
Shailendra Singh (Shelly)
Chief Operating Officer,
MarketsandMarkets


Shailendra Singh (Shelly) is Chief Operating Officer of MnM and a member of its board. He focuses on global sales and client services functions, as well as commercial optimization at MarketsandMarkets. He has years of expe¬rience in global delivery and outsourcing sector in the IT/ Consulting/Analytics/Big Data sectors. Prior to MnM, he was leading the global sales, client services and commercial ef¬fectiveness functions for Mu Sigma, a unicorn company and a leading global provider of Decision Sciences and Big Data analytics solutions.


Srinivas Nidamarthi
Srinivas Nidamarthi
Global Technology Manager, Digital Leader ,
ABB Robot Systems


Global Technology Manager (CTO) and Digital Leader for ABB Robotic Systems providing complete automation lines for Automotive and Aerospace manufacturing. Dr. Nidamarthi graduated from Cambridge University, UK, and has 18+ years of experience working in manufacturing automation & research and with global clients in China, Europe and North America. He is currently leading Future Factory, Industrial iOT and Digitalization initiatives in ABB Robotic Systems.


Travis MCNeal
Travis MCNeal
Director, Supply chain transformation ,
Walmart


Travis works in Walmart Supply Chain as the Director of Change Management and Strategic Communications. For Walmart, Travis has served in roles such as Organizational Design, Team Effectiveness, Training and Communications. Prior to joining Walmart in 2011, Travis spent 8 years with the Continuous Learning Group as a Sr. Consultant. During that time, Travis assisted clients implement Performance Management, Leadership Development and Talent Management strategies. Clients Travis has consulted with include; ExxonMobile, PPG, CN Rail, Chevron and Cigna to name a few.


Robert J. Rencher
Robert J. Rencher
Sr. Systems Engineer ,
The Boeing Company


As a Sr. System Engineer, Robert's primary area of expertise is in the identification, validation and integration of strategic Information Technology solutions for Boeing and the aviation industry. He is recognized as an effective expert in addressing issues related to complex airline information systems; specifically, the integration, security and performance of the global information technology infrastructure utilized by the commercial aviation industry. Currently, Robert is evaluating the required architecture and technology needed to support an integrated aviation outcome-based service economy. In 2014/2015 Robert co-lead the Boeing enterprise Internet of Things/Digital Business Transformation strategy team. His contributions in this responsibility include leading the identification of opportunities, proposing strategic partnering relationships and the demonstration of Boeing's strategic technical capability. In addition, he works closely with NIST, NCOIC, AIA, SAE and the FAA on issues of national airspace security and has over 30 years of experience in solving complex computing solutions. He joined Boeing in 1987 as a Systems Analyst.


Noorddin Taj
Noorddin Taj
SAP Strategy & Architecture Lead ,
British Petroleum


Noorddin is the IT Strategy and Architecture Leader at BP with nearly 20+ years of experience in technology strategy, business transformation and mergers & acquisition. He has successfully led technology strategy and roadmaps for large scale global transformation and divestment initiatives within BP’s Fuels and Marketing, Refinery, Lubricants and Petrochemical Businesses. Noorddin has deep experience in helping businesses understand and exploit emerging and disrupting technologies such as Blockchain, IIOT, AI/Machine Learning, and successfully deploying them to generate maximum value from technology investment. He is technology evangelist and frequently speaks at industry events. Noorddin holds MS in Industrial and Systems Engineering and an MBA in Strategic Management. He is Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Architect (TOGAF) and Certified in Blockchain Technology: Business innovation and applications from MIT Sloan School of Management. 


Anupam Singh
Anupam Singh
Investment Principal ,
Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures


Anupam Singh is an Investment Director at Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures (SAEV), the corporate Venture Capital arm of Saudi Aramco. SAEV makes minority equity investments of up to $30MM in energy companies with differentiated technologies, of strategic relevance to Aramco. SAEV has a broad investment mandate covering upstream, midstream, downstream oil & gas, as well as alternative energy and software. Prior to SAEV, he worked in energy Private Equity where he invested in upstream service and technology companies in US and Europe. He has a Masters in engineering and an MBA from MIT Sloan. 


Robert Lembree
Robert Lembree
Lead Cybersecurity Architect,
Schneider Electric



Kirsten Billhardt
Kirsten Billhardt
Marketing Director, Internet of Things ,
Dell Technologies


Kirsten Billhardt has been part of Dell’s IoT business since before there was a formal IoT business. Over the past five years, Kirsten has been listening, learning, writing and speaking about the evolution of IoT with our customers, partners and with Dell Technologies itself. Kirsten leads the team responsible for the global marketing campaign that supports the Dell Technologies IoT/Edge division. Kirsten has engineering degrees from Kettering University and Purdue University, and an MBA from Harvard. She resides in Austin, TX with her husband and three children.


Siddharth Verma
Siddharth Verma
Vice President & Global Head, IOT Services,
Seimens



Josef Kriegmair
Josef Kriegmair
Representative Production Turbine Blade / Structure Castings ,
MTU Aero Engines



Jesper Toubol
Jesper Toubol
Vice President Elements and Moulds ,
LEGO Group



Christoph Schmierer
Christoph Schmierer
Manager Industry 4.0 ,
Bearing Point



Juliane Stephan
Juliane Stephan
Director - Operations Strategy (Digital Operations / IIoT / I4.0 / Smart Factory),
PwC



Mark R. Beckmann
Mark R. Beckmann
Director, Manufacturing Industry Solutions,
Microsoft



Jose Rivera
Jose Rivera
CEO,
Control System Integrators Association (CSIA)


Mr. Rivera has led a successful global career in the automation industry working in six countries, most often in a regional or global role. Since March 2015 he has been the CEO of the Control System Integrators Association (CSIA). In this position he has worked to advance the system integration industry by expanding the adoption of the CSIA Best Practices and by helping members recognize emerging trends and pursue associated business development opportunities. The CSIA Best Practices help independent system integrators build better companies.

Mr. Rivera holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL and Lic (MS) and BS degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Costa Rica.  He is fluent in Spanish, English, German, with a basic level of French.


Stephen Mellor
Stephen Mellor
Chief Technical Officer ,
Industrial Internet Consortium


Stephen Mellor is the Chief Technical Officer for the Industrial Internet Consortium, where he directs the standards requirements and technology & security priorities for the Industrial Internet. In that role, he coordinates the activities of the several engineering, architecture, security and testbed working groups and teams.