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.
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.
Christopher is the President & CEO of SST Wireless Inc. In 2013, Christopher joined the company with the singular purpose of designing, manufacturing and distributing wireless sensor technologies to help companies of any size monitor critical equipment and vehicle condition in real time. He is passionate about how technology should serve to remove barriers by building in the intelligence to make technology simple to install, configure and provide real, actionable and useful data. Christopher brings over 25 years of executive experience in media, technology and marketing, having held several senior positions with companies in Canada and the United States.
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.
Sanjay is quite active across the tech start-up ecosystem and is involved in advisory panel and incubation of tech start-ups across the Asia Pacific. He leads some of the Digital forums in Asia pacific and Middle East region and writes extensively on Digital Transformation and ventures. He led diverse projects and assignments in the last 13 plus years in Shell. Extending from strategy and business consulting which is his core expertise, led the critical deal design and negotiation and now besides heading the digital vertical for Shell India, Sanjay incubated several technology-enabled energy Startups and ventures in India.
In his role as the Vice President and Chief Architect of Cyber Security, Sven Schrecker leads the division to address Cyber Security within the greater transportation vertical. Previous to joining LHP, Sven was the Chief Architect for IoT Security Solutions at Intel Corp. for nearly 15 years. Sven is also the Founding Chair of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) Security Working Group and Automotive Security Task Group. He is an author of the Industrial Internet Security Framework which is the seminal document that lays the foundation for security, and trustworthiness, in the Industrial Internet of Things. He is the author of numerous security publications and has contributed to dozens of articles, blogs, podcasts, books and interviews. He is an inventor on over four dozen security-related patents and was selected as at Top 50 Innovator of 2016 by Smart Industry magazine.
Mike Vladimer is the Co-Founder of the IoT Studio at Orange Silicon Valley, the innovation strategy office for Orange, one of Europe’s biggest telecommunications operators. Previously, he was Director of Business Development at Neura, an internet-of-things (IoT) startup. Mike holds an MBA from UC Berkeley and an MS Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon.
Yasir Qureshi currently leads the IoT Platform and Digital Architecture Organization at Stanley Black and Decker. Yasir is responsible for driving Stanley Black and Decker’s Digital product offerings across all of Stanley Black and Decker’s Business Units. Yasir is an IoT veteran and prior to joining Stanley Black and Decker, Yasir held several roles in Cisco from leading technology sales teams to head of Global sales and business development for Cisco’s Service Provider IoT Business.Over the course of his career Yasir has managed businesses up to a $1.0B in revenue and led direct and indirect sales teams and demonstrated success in commercializing digital offers in a number of high tech companies. In addition to his full time job, Yasir is an active board member at the Georgia Institute of Technology CDAIT (Center of IOT) – (http://www.cdait.gatech.edu/cdait-board). Yasir also chairs Service Provider IoT Working Group at the IoT World Forum. Yasir is known to have a brand of consistency, high performance and a team player. He is a highly effective leader and possesses exceptional soft skills to mentor, influence and coach his team and indirect teams that work with him and for him. Yasir has the operational excellence to drive consistency in the business, set challenging but realistic expectations and deliver results that align with desired business outcomes. Yasir graduated with honors in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Tech, he earned his MBA from Georgia State University and Executive Education in Mergers and Acquisition from INSEAD. Yasir is currently based in Greater Atlanta, GA
Jeff Cornelius joined Darktrace in February of 2015 as EVP and oversees the global, strategic direction of Darktrace’s Industrial Immune System solution tailored specifically for Critical Infrastructure Protection. Prior to joining, Darktrace, Jeff held a number of Executive Commercial positions delivering subject matter expertise in security, compliance and governance sectors. Jeff previously taught at the University of Texas and New Mexico State University where he held adjunct positions in Experimental Psychology (Social, Cognition, Perception) and Experimental Statistics.
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.
Kim Cato has over twenty years of experience in managing programs, building cross-functional relationships and innovating leading-edge business processes. Kim is currently IT Director for Whirlpool Corporation’s NAR Integrated Supply Chain and Manufacturing. Kim also leads the Global Information Systems Manufacturing 2020 Center of Excellence. Prior to joining Whirlpool Corporation, Kim held positions of increasing responsibility at General Electric in the Engineering Tools Center of Excellence, Supply Chain, and Gas Power Systems Manufacturing. Prior to GE, Kim was the e-Business leader at Rockwell Automation Power Systems responsible for ERP implementations, e-business/e-commerce initiatives, and business process improvement. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from George Mason University and her MBA from Clemson University.
Rob is the Regional Sales Director for the Great Lakes region for Tempered Networks where he helps enterprise organizations address complex networking projects in the new era of connectivity for environments such as Industrial IoT, M2M, multi-cloud, etc. Prior to Tempered Networks, Rob spent 16 years at F5 Networks where he was instrumental in the company’s successful IPO as one of their original Solutions Engineers. Rob transitioned to Territory Account Manager in 2004, and was a top performer in helping his enterprise customers meet their vital application delivery goals. Before F5, Rob ran the AIX and Networking practice for a large IBM reseller in Houston Texas. Rob attended school at Western Michigan University and resides outside of Detroit, Michigan.
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.
Robert has worked with Electronic Data Systems, Perot Systems, Dell Services, Computer Sciences Corporation, amongst other companies and joined Virtusa from NTTData Corporation. Some of his recent experiences included leading the NTTData and Dell Services Information Security integration, Chief Information Security Officer for Super Bowl 50 as well as the City of Santa Clara (Site of Super Bowl 50), Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Unisys Corporation, as well as Director for Cybersecurity Consulting and Advisory Services for the America’s Region for Unisys Corporation. He has several certifications including C|CISO, CISSP, CISM, CRISC CGEIT, CBCP, CCSK, SSCP, CVI, and ITILv3 and has over 20 years of experience in the information and Cybersecurity field. He has experience in the various domains of Cybersecurity and Information Security, including threat and vulnerability analysis, threat intelligence, DR/BC, incident response, industrial controls, network, cloud and data center security, policy governance, legal and regulatory compliance, etc., He also serves as a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy Reserve, drilling at NAS JRB Ft Worth, Texas and based out of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
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.
Rich Rogers is the Co-founder and CEO of Xemelgo, a Seattle-based Smart Manufacturing software company. Rich also advises Elevāt, a fast-growing Seattle-based Industry 4.0 company that specializes in solutions that help OEMs drive aftermarket parts & services revenue. Prior to launching Xemelgo, Rich spent 12-years at Hitachi, most recently driving their Industrial IoT vision & strategy, and engaging with Fortune 500 companies on leading-edge solutions. Rich was recently named one of the “Top 40 IoT Leaders” by Accenture, and he is very active in the Pacific Northwest manufacturing community.
Dr. Madhusudan Pai is the Director of Global IoT Partner Engineering at Wipro and leads industrial partnerships that result in compelling joint offerings to address concrete business outcomes. He is particularly interested in initiatives that are focused on smart connected products and operations pertaining to Industry 4.0 and digitalization, including topics such as digital twins, robots and cobots, and industrial autonomous vehicles. Dr. Pai has also explored the notion of the ‘human’ connected asset that coexists with connected machines, and how this paradigm can improve enterprise-wide safety and productivity across industry. He brings more than 18 years’ experience in product strategy, design, and engineering to guide and lead IoT initiatives at Wipro. His domain expertise spans aviation, automotive, energy, and heavy manufacturing industries.
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.
Caleb Fenton is the Head of Innovation at SentinelOne where his team researches and prototypes new products and features for analyzing malware, network mapping, using machine learning to detect threats and anomalies, hunting for vulnerabilities in IoT devices, and so on. He's been active in the security industry for over 15 years and frequently contributes to security-related open source projects. He’s given talks at several conferences including DEFCON, CyberDefenders, and the Android Security Symposium.
Adam is the Co-Founder at Elevāt, an Industrial IoT start-up focused on connecting the industrial world. Elevāt continues to build out a high-value portfolio of turnkey Industrial IoT solutions; including Edge, Core, & Aftermarket Parts & Services. Elevāt connects supply chains and entire partner ecosystems, enabling real-time data-driven decision making across company boundaries. The Elevāt solution aligns suppliers, OEMs, and distributors so that operators have exactly what they need - when they need it.
Sunny Krishnan is a Digital Manufacturing transformation leader serving Siemens IOT Services, Consulting team based out of Chicago. His primary focus areas are Industry 4.0 process improvements, technology selection, adoption and cross training human capital to drive top line and bottom-line results. He focusses on Food & Beverage, Automotive, Industrial, Heavy Equipment and Smart City space. He collaborates with Siemens existing Fortune 100-500 relationships from diverse different functions like Engineering, Manufacturing, Operations/Supply Chain and Aftermarket/services. Sunny collaborates with CEO, CIO, CTO/CDO teams driving strategies, priorities business improvements that are high impactful to the business. He also develops quantitative and qualitative TCO/ROI for such industry 4.0 engagements. Sunny’s approach as trusted advisor is customer centric in a platform or product agnostic way. He is backed by decades of manufacturing domain experts, consultants as well as broader trusted partner eco system.
Marc Dekker is the Senior Technical Account Manager at Litmus Automation. His focus is on collaborating closely with manufacturing and industrial customers to help qualify and quantify their IIoT use cases and provide implementation guidance for the Litmus Automation LoopEdge and LoopCloud software. Marc's 28 years of manufacturing and IT industry experience has provided him with a range of knowledge with plant floor systems in the area of track and trace, statistical process control, manufacturing execution and process management. Additionally, Marc has performed large scale integration work for greenfield and brownfield manufacturing facility launches. His career has provided him with the chance to work across this world within various manufacturing industries such as vehicle and powertrain manufacturing, aerospace and consumer product goods.
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.