Chicago, IL


January 31-February 1, 2018

Join the IOT revolution!

The Industry 4.0 ThinkTank event brings together provocative thinkers, industry leaders and experts in various fields to get organizations ready for the next industrial revolution.

Get ready to face global markets, become a leader in digital evolution, find strategic partners, mentors or competitors and learn from their real-life experiences.

Discuss with industry specialists better ways to optimize the transition towards the next generation of manufacturing.
Embrace the technology, seize market opportunities and discover the future of your company in a different way, with smarter than ever manufacturing!

What to expect at
Industry 4.0 ThinkTank


Senior executives and global industry leaders sharing real-life experiences and cases studies.


Pick your tracks with our dedicated workshops! Gain edge over competition, identify blind spots and seize market opportunities.


Grasp the complexities of Industry 4.0 with interactive panels, where specialists will discuss how they successfully integrated Industry 4.0 requirements into their operations and learn through their own trials and tribulations.


Immerse yourself in new processes with smart manufacturing plant visits on Friday, February 2. Save your spot, now!


Enjoy the festive atmosphere and make new connections. Share best practices with fellow industry leaders.

Why join ?

Uncover the Secrets to a Successful Industry 4.0. Transition

Obtain a comprehensive understanding of your organization
by analyzing your processes, human resources and information,
as well as tools, control measures and culture.

Discover ways to identify which systems/processes you may need
to integrate into future solutions, and identify the analyses, assessments and listings needed to achieve that goal.

Learn how to simplify and humanize the Industry 4.0 digitization
of your business, along with industry peers facing the same challenges.

Determine how to properly assess your employees’ strengths, weaknesses, potential and involvement to integrate Industry 4.0 requirements into your operations.

Become an Expert on Industry 4.0

Learn where we are headed industrialization-wise and analyze the maturity and ability of your company to withstand the revolution that is Industry 4.0.

Explore automatization, employee mobility, business intelligence, efficiency, robotizing, process evolution and become more efficient in your day-to-day tasks.

Grasp the complexities of Industry 4.0, learn tips on how to streamline your implementation and discover new technologies.

Review principles that can be applied to your work and process in order to be more productive and up-to-date.

The Biggest Industry 4.0 Event in North America


Obtain a comprehensive understanding of your organization by analyzing your processes, human resources and information, as well as tools, control measures and culture.

Day 1



  • 7:30 am

    Registration and Welcome Breakfast

  • 8:30 am

    Welcoming Address 

  • 8:35 am

    Opening Keynote 

  • 8:50 am

    Industry 4.0 Overview: Clear Answer to What It Means, Disruption and Market opportunities

  • 9:20 am

    Increasing Asset Reliability with IoT and Making/Saving Money: Case Study

  • 10:00 am

    Intelligent Supply Chain

  • 10:30 am

    Refreshment Break + Exhibition & Networking.

  • 11:15 am

    PANEL DISCUSSION: Critical Components of Revolution

    • Remote monitoring, Control and Predictive Maintenance: Low-Hanging Fruit?
    • Advanced Robotics and Human-Machine Interaction 
    • Big Data, Analytics and Cloud Technology: Are We ready?


  • 12:00 pm

    Smart Glasses for Industrial Applications: Case Study

  • 12:30 pm

    Lunch + Exhibition & Networking

  • 1:30 pm


    • ROI - Major Advantages of IoT and New Business Models
    • Efficiency: 3D Design, Simulation and Manufacturing
    • Wearables/Industrial Application
  • 2:15 pm

    Industry 4.0 Case Study 

  • 2:45 pm

    Refreshment Break + Exhibition & Networking

  • 3:20 pm

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Advanced Analytics:
    Deep Learning vs. Machine Learning ─
    What Is the Difference?

  • 4:00 pm

    Closing Remarks 

  • 4:00 pm

    Network and Cocktails

Day 2



  • 7:30 am

    Registration, Welcome Breakfast and Networking

  • 8:45 am

    Opening Keynote

  • 9:00 am

    Industry 4.0 Applications, Maximum Efficiency: Case Study

  • 10:00 am

    Blockchain: The Master Key for IoT. What It Is and What It Isn't?

  • 10:30 am

    Refreshment Break + Exhibition & Networking.

  • 11:00 am

    PANEL DISCUSSION: Challenges and Keys for Success.

    • Collaboration (the challenge) 
    • Know How, Know Now®
    • Interoperability
  • 11:55 am

    Lean Thinking and Industry 4.0 in Relation to AR/VR/IR and

    Culture: Case Study 

  • 12:30 pm

    Lunch + Exhibition & Networking


  • 1:00 pm


    • Asset Reliability : Big Data and Analytics
    • Human Replacement by Robots and Loss of Knowledge:
      What Are the Risks?
    • Loss of Confidential Info and Privacy: Ethical Questions
    • Sustainability and Emerging Technologies
  • 1:50 pm

    Digital Transformation to Industry 4.0: Case Study


  • 2:20 pm

    Refreshment Break + Exhibition and Networking.

  • 2:50 pm

    Applications for Mixed Reality in the Real World: Case Study


  • 3:20 pm

    Industry 4.0 Making It Happen: Case Study

  • 3:50 pm

    Closing Remarks


Obtain a comprehensive understanding of your organization by analyzing your processes, human resources and information, as well as tools, control measures and culture.

Hear my voice

David Stonehouse
Global Consulting Service Leader, Rockwell Automation

David Stonehouse leads Rockwell Automation’s Global Consulting Services Team.  In this role, he works with companies to understand the potential value of digitization and analytics across their manufacturing network, ensures that it is aligned with the firm’s strategy, and that a sustainable path forward is developed.

He has over 20 years of experience as an operations leader and management consultant. His operations experience includes:
plant manager, general manager, multi-site management and global supply chain leadership.

Prior to entering consulting he led  Kohler’s supply chain operations for the Americas. His consulting experience includes five years with PwC’s Strategy & Operations
practice, supporting companies as they transformed their manufacturing and supply chain operations.

David has an undergraduate degree in Chemical
Engineering from Queen’s University (Canada) and an MBA from Western University (Canada).

Jose (Pepe) Rodriguez
Principal, The Boston Consulting Group

For 9 years, Jose (Pepe) has consulted with global biopharmaceutical companies on operations and supply chain topics.  In his work, Jose (Pepe) has helped multiple clients develop digital solutions and advanced analytics leveraging big data to derive insights from their operations and improve performance.  His projects have delivered significant top and bottom line value, and have enhanced the digital and analytics capabilities of his clients.   Jose (Pepe) received an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BSc in Electrical Engineering from Tecnologico de Monterrey in Mexico.

Paul Boris
COO, Vuzix

Paul Boris is the COO of Vuzix Corporation, a leading supplier of Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets. By being the solution closest to the operator or technician, the eyepiece, Vuzix is in a position to help drive the digital transformation that is starting to accelerate for manufacturers, field engineering services and any number of use cases where data-driven decisions and real-time support are critical to effective operations and a successful outcome. Boris’ combination of skills – from industrial operations, solution development and sales to ecosystem build out – will accelerate the success of Vuzix’ solutions into the marketplace.Boris joined Vuzix after spending the last two plus years at General Electric in a variety of executive leadership roles including CIO of Advanced Manufacturing Strategy, Site Leader of the Advanced Manufacturing and Software Technology Center and most recently as the Vice President of Manufacturing Industries of GE Digital. As CIO of Advanced Manufacturing Strategy for GE, he focused on driving GE’s innovative factory strategy to increase productivity and deliver the optimization of assets and operations. In his most recent role Paul focused on defining and enabling General Electric’s commercial strategy for Brilliant Manufacturing by working with companies to accelerate their own digital transformation. Prior to working at General Electric, Paul spent over eight years in a variety of executive roles overseeing manufacturing and operations strategy at SAP. Paul was the dynamic force behind the Perfect Plant initiatives at SAP where he was Global Vice President, Enterprise Operations Management. He served as director at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the US’s largest industrial trade association for just under five years to 2014. Mr. Boris’ breadth of manufacturing operations and technology-related capabilities and experiences brings significant value.

Mark McConnell
Head of the Automation Centre of Excellence, JOHNSON & JOHNSON

Mark McConnell, Head of Johnson & Johnson Automation Centre of Excellence (ACoE), strategically positioned within the Manufacturing Equipment & Technology Group (MET) led by VP Joseph Sendra. The centre is responsible for the end to end design, development and Implementation of Automated Manufacturing Equipment, from concept selection, layout design, equipment specification, control architecture, vendor selection, build oversight to system handover, including start-up assistance with existing or new manufacturing processes for Manufacturing plants on a global scale.

ACoE is a core component of the Supply Chain Manufacturing leveraging expertise from the cross disciplinary personnel within the function, being the first service provider of its kind within Johnson & Johnson. Combining with five other Centres of Excellence within MET group focusing on 3D Printing, Solids, Liquids, Packaging and future facing Innovations, ACoE has become instrumental in the implementation of Standardised processes across the Supply Chain.

Mark has become an integral part of developing a successful engineering strategy, and envisioned and designed many large-scale projects globally over the past 30 years. Having an Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Diploma in Manufacturing Technology he has a strong background of innovation, design, technology, application, engineering solution architect, project management and automation. He has spent 12 years defining the Vision Care Fleet before founding ACoE and has worked in companies such as Digital Bausch & Lomb, Gillette, Oral B & Braun.

Mark has a strong vision for the Future of Johnson & Johnson in the form of Digitalisation of Manufacturing throughout the Global Supply Chain.

Josh Aransky
Commercial Business Development Director, AMA XpertEye

Passion is something that has, and continues to drive Josh’s life. Previous roles included owning his own service businesses, stock trader, and selling both HW and SW; primarily to Enterprise Organizations. Josh has traveled the world extensively, having visited approximately 75 different countries. Additionally, he’s competed in multiple sports at both semi-pro and professional levels. These experiences, coupled with an intense desire to help both individuals and companies, have led him to his current role. Josh currently serves as the Managing Director and Sales Leader for AMA XpertEye, North America. He thoroughly enjoys the challenges that come with helping to define a new industry, as well as the opportunity to position a technology/solution that is truly making a positive impact!

John Kowal
Director, Business Development, for B&R Industrial Automation,

John Kowal is Director, Business Development, for B&R Industrial Automation, a global supplier of advanced machine control solutions, where he is responsible for North American IIoT/I4.0 strategy, standards proliferation, market development and customer specifications.John is co-chair of the Industrial Internet Consortium’s Smart Factory Task Group and serves on the Board of Directors of the Organization for Machine Automation and Control (OMAC).He also serves on the Dean’s executive council for Purdue University Northwest’s school of technology and is active in AMT, PMMI, Hannover USA advisory board, BMA and ISA.

Mathy Stanislaus
Senior Advisor, World Economic Forum

International experience representing the United States in multilateral negotiations and engagements on circular economy, resources efficiency and sustainable materials management as a strategy to address climate change. Former US Senate confirmed, Senior Obama Administration official with deep understanding of political dynamics and ability to advance solutions in political environments. Proven track record of engaging diverse stakeholders to establish common ground policies that merge environmental, economic/business and social considerations. Offering unique background that blends law, engineering/science and economic development expertise gained through leadership roles in both private and public sectors. Demonstrated leadership strengths in high performing, multi-cultural organizations.

Mohammad Shokoohi Yekta
Data Scientist, APPLE

Mohammad is currently a Data Scientist at Apple and a Lecturer at Stanford University. Prior to joining Apple, he worked for Samsung, Bosch, General Electric Research and UCLA on predictive modeling projects. He received a PhD in Computer Science from the University of California, Riverside and B.Sc. from University of Tehran. Mohammad is also the author of the book, “Applications of Mining Massive Time Series Data”.

Louis Roy
President, OPTEL Group

When he founded Optel Vision in 1989, after graduating from electrical engineering and physics programs at Université Laval in Québec City, Canada, Louis Roy wanted to push boundaries and find ways to make the world a better place for our children. As a visionary engineer, world citizen and supporter of interdisciplinarity, he wanted to act as an ambassador for social responsibility in business and be an inspiring model for other entrepreneurs. 27 years later, the company is now positioned as the global leader in inspection and traceability systems. A highly-praised entrepreneur, Louis Roy is one of the three finalists for the 2017 Quebec EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™, in the Business-to-Business Products and Services category, and in 2016, OPTEL was the winner of Quebec’s Mercuriades “Company of the Year” award. Over the last 3 years, OPTEL has grown 337% and reached $100 million in revenue. To support this growth, the company now has over 1,000 employees in Canada, Ireland, Brazil and India to develop scalable solutions using common technologies, mainly in optics, computing, electronics and robotics. OPTEL’s mission of leaving a positive imprint on the planet is also represented in the way the company designs its personalized solutions – as a partnership, with respect and integrity towards employees, customers and the environment. OPTEL helps its customers become compliant with worldwide traceability regulations and contributes to the fight against counterfeit pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Ever since OPTEL’s inception, Louis Roy has always been acting as a leader of corporate social responsibility, working towards the welfare of future generations.

Shi-Wan Lin
CEO and a co-founder, Thingswise

Shi-Wan is the CEO and a co-founder of Thingswise, LLC, a startup providing an IIoT streaming analytic platform as a turnkey solution adapting and innovating key requisite IT technologies to meet OT requirements in IIoT systems. Dr. Lin co-chairs various technical groups for the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), the Joint Task Group between Plattform Industrie 4.0 and the Industrial Internet Consortium and the National Institute for Standards & Technology Cyber-Physical Systems Public Working Group. Dr. Lin is a leading author of the Industrial Internet Reference Architecture published by IIC. Previously, he worked for Intel for 10 years last as a Principal Engineer/Technologist in the Strategy and Technology Office in its Internet of Things Group and his other prior experience includes working for Sarvega, Inc (a Web Service/SOA/Security startup), Lucent Technologies and Motorola. Dr. Shi-Wan Lin has 20+ years of experience leading initiatives in system architecture, Big Data, analytics, enterprise software, Cloud Service, system security and trust, telecommunications and wireless data communications in both large corporate and startup settings.

Adem Kulauzovic
Director Coding Automation, Domino

Adem Kulauzovic is the Director of Coding Automation for Domino Printing Sciences.  Adem is a graduate of Bradley University, where he received his BA in Electrical Engineering.  Adem also received a degree in Network Engineering at Westwood College of Technology.  Prior to joining Domino, Adem worked for an engineering firm that designed Water/Wastewater facilities for local municipalities.  During this time Adem helped pioneer and develop remote automation through telemetry which allowed local municipalities gain information and control various pieces of equipment remotely from PALM mobile devices. For the past 10 years, Adem has worked for Domino where he has provided guidance and assistance in developing solutions and new technology to easily integrate into industrial equipment and ERP software.  Adem’s knowledge and understanding of control automation and industrial standards has allowed him to help Domino stay in the front when it comes to understanding industrial systems and lead North America in the realm of Coding Automation.

Thomas J. Burke
President & Executive Director, OPC Foundation

Thomas J. Burke is the OPC Foundation President & Executive Director.  Mr. Burke has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from John Carroll University and a master’s degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Dayton.  He has spent the majority of his career developing hardware and software for industrial automation.   Mr. Burke started the OPC Foundation in 1995, and his vision is all about multivendor multiplatform secure reliable interoperability for data / information integration from the smallest level of devices in industrial automation, building automation, home automation, and security into the cloud and the enterprise respectively.


Stacy H English
Director of Marketing for Wearables, INTEL

As Director of Marketing for Wearables at Intel’s New Devices Group, Stacy English is responsible for the go to market planning for a wide range of Intel wearable devices that are transforming how we live, work and play.  With over 25 years of experience in marketing with an emphasis on branding, messaging and creative storytelling, Stacy is passionate about driving compelling marketing experiences and the global adoption of wearables.

Peggy Gulick
Director Business Process Improvement, AGCO Corporation

Prior to this position, Ms. Gulick spent 16 years advancing comprehensive and sustainable solutions in global Enterprise Resource Planning Systems in the sporting consumer goods industry. She has received numerous awards including in the Manufacturing Institute STEP award for leadership in technological advancements and contribution in 2014.  In 2015, Ms. Gulick chartered the Woman in Manufacturing Chapter in Minnesota while holding an active position on AGCO’s AGWN (AGCO Global Women’s Network) Global Steering Committee.  Most recently, she has led a team of out-of-box thinkers and ambitious partners in the implementation of wearable technology solution on the manufacturing plant floor. Ms. Gulick holds a Masters of Business Administration in Global Business from Capella University in Minneapolis, MN.  She earned a BS in Computer Science from Clarke University in Dubuque, IA, where she received the Most Distinguished Alumni for Outstanding Achievement in 2016.  She also earned a certificate in Executive Leadership for Women from Kennesaw State University’s Cole College of Business Executive Education Programs and a mini masters of Project Management at the University Of St. Thomas’ Opus College of Business.

Tom McDermott
Chief Program Officer, UI LABS

In his role as Chief Program Officer, Tom McDermott works across the UI LABS organization to oversee program planning and operations. He is responsible for optimizing execution for overall impact for UI LABS, partners, and other stakeholders. Tom is also Executive Director of the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII). Prior to joining UI LABS, Tom was an Engagement Manager in McKinsey & Company’s Operations Practice, where he led numerous strategy and operations projects across multiple industries with extensive experience in manufacturing, service operations, and logistics topics. Tom joined McKinsey from the US Navy, where he served as a submarine officer; he was responsible for directing both ship and nuclear power plant operations. He also served as a Naval ROTC assistant professor at Boston University and MIT, where he taught engineering and weapons systems courses to future naval officers. Tom holds a Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering from the United States Naval Academy and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.

Ashe Menon
Senior Vice President of Global Manufacturing, National Oilwell Varco, Grant Prideco

Ashe Menon serves as the Senior Vice President of Manufacturing at NOV Grant Prideco, based in Houston, Texas.  Prior to joining NOV, he worked in the Aerospace and Oil and Gas Industries. He spent multiple years as an entrepreneur until one of his companies was acquired by NOV in 2006. Ashe has been published in over 10 Oil and Gas Industry Magazines and Journals, he has also presented papers at various conferences around the world. He is an Alumni of University of Houston and Harvard Business School. He received the 2017 Smart Industry 50 award from Putnam Media. Outside of family and work, he loves to golf, run and a huge Houston Texans fan. He has been ranked in the top 250 fund raisers for various charities in Houston for the past few years.

Jeffrey Friedman
Founder, BrainXchange

Jeffrey is passionate and fascinated by wearables’ innovation and technology. Jeffrey has worked for a number of the leading commercial conference organizers in the U.S. and around the world, having held managerial and executive positions in all major areas of event development, including sales, production, marketing and project management. Jeffrey’s conference experience ranges from industry to industry – from Life Sciences to Finance to Enterprise – and from large trade shows and strategic summits to small, intimate business gatherings. Today, Jeffrey capitalizes on his diverse background and skill set within the conference industry as well as his extremely outgoing personality as BrainXchange’s CEO.

Prateek Joshi
Founder, Pluto AI

Prateek Joshi is an Artificial Intelligence researcher, a published author of 8 books, and a TEDx speaker. He is the founder of Pluto AI, a venture-funded Silicon Valley startup building an analytics platform for smart water asset management. His tech blog has received 1.4M+ page views from 200+ countries and has 7,300+ followers. He has been an invited speaker at conferences such as TEDx, Global Big Data Conference, Sensors Expo, and Machine Learning Developers Conference. He has won many hackathon prizes, including at Facebook. He has been featured on CNBC, TechCrunch, San Francisco Chronicle, Silicon Valley Business Journal, and many more publications. He graduated from University of Southern California with a Masters degree specializing in Artificial Intelligence. He has previously worked at Nvidia and Microsoft Research.

Roger Simard
President & Founder, Soins Pharmaceutiques Inc.

Entrepreneur at Conceptis Technologies Inc, Soins Pharmaceutiques Inc, Pharmacy 3.0 and Pharmacist

Scott McCormick
Emergent Enterprise Consulting

Scott McCormick is Editor of the tech news site Emergent Enterprise and founder of Emergent Enterprise Consulting. Scott speaks nationally on topics such as user experience, enterprise mobility and new technologies. He has 30+ years in enterprise training and technology initiatives and helped launch two companies: Float, an enterprise technology company, and The Iona Group, a corporate communications agency. He was a contributor to the book, Mastering Mobile Learning.


Ahmed Banafa
IoT Expert, Author, San Jose State University

Ahmed Banafa has extensive experience in research, operations and management, with focus on IoT area. He is a reviewer and a technical contributor for the publication of several technical books. He served as a faculty several at well-known universities and colleges, including the University of California, Berkeley; California State University-East Bay; San Jose State University; and University of Massachusetts. He is the recipient of several awards, including Distinguished Tenured Staff Award of 2013, Instructor of the year for 2013, 2014, and Certificate of Honor for Instructor from the City and County of San Francisco. He was named as number one tech voice to follow by LinkedIn in 2016.

Philippe Fait

Philippe holds a basic training in Exercise Science with a specialization in sports therapy from Concordia University (Montréal, Canada). He also holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Sciences from the University of Sherbrooke (Sherbrooke, Canada) and a Ph.D. in Experimental Medicine with a specialization in neuroscience from Laval University (Québec, Canada). He is the co-founder of the Cortex Médecine & Réadaptation clinic, which specializes in the care of patients with traumatic brain injury, where he serves as a clinical director and clinician for many patients.

Philippe is also an associate professor in the Department of Physical Activity Sciences at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR) and a professor affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine at Université Laval, University of Montreal (Biomedical Sciences) and Concordia University (Faculty of Arts & Science). He is a regular researcher at the Center for Research in Neuropsychology and Cognition (Montreal, Canada) and in the Research Group on Neuromusculoskeletal Conditions (Trois-Rivières, Canada). He is also an associate member of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation and Social Integration (Quebec, Canada). His research focuses on residual functional alterations in people with craniocerebral trauma as well as on the neuroplasticity of the human brain.

Philippe has also acted as a health professional during several national and international sports competitions as well as several sports teams and high-level athletes. He is a trainer on concussions for the Montreal Canadiens (NHL), the Montreal Impact (MLS) and the Montreal Alouettes (CFL). In addition to being the co-author of the Ministerial Report of the Government of Québec on Concussions, Philippe is the author of several scientific articles and has been invited to numerous conferences at various associations and organizations and at various international congresses. He was also a guest speaker at the prestigious TED organization, speaking about cerebral neuroplasticity during his performance at the TEDxQuébec edition.

Avrohom Gottheil

Avrohom Gottheil increases global brands’ revenue and market share. He’s the CEO of New York based SimiPlex Technologies, LLC, where he leverages 20+ years in Telecom to enable people to chat with their smart devices as easily as they speak with each other. He is a Top-ranked global IoT expert by, and a frequent speaker on using technology to accelerate revenue growth.
Listen to him every week on his popular technology focused podcast, #AskTheCEO, which is featured on YouTube, iTunes, SoundCloud, and Google Play.

Avrohom loves traveling to warm destinations, running, hiking, and growing tropical trees.

Barry Kennedy
CEO, Irish Manufacturing Research

Barry qualified with an MSc from University of Dublin, Trinity College Dublin in 1996. Barry has worked in a research environment in Trinity College Dublin for 10 years before commencing work with Intel. He has worked in a number of senior engineering roles in Intel as process integration, failure analysis engineer. He has worked in a number of management roles within Intel such as Laboratory and Failure Analysis manager, Process Integration manager, Device, Process Control and Statistics manager, Yield Analysis manager, Quality and Reliability manager, Yield Q&R department manager. Barry has also worked as New Business and Strategic Program manager for Ireland Fab Operations in Intel.

Eric Prévost
Global Solution Lead, Manufacturing & Automotive, ORACLE

Eric Prévost has 20 years of experience working in information Technology strategy roles for Manufacturing sector. Eric has also a deep cross-industries knowledge in innovation practice, IT/Business Strategy, Design Thinking, Service and Digital transformation, and INDUSTRY 4.0 areas.

In his current role within the Oracle Industries Solution Group, Eric is developing the global strategy and solutions development including emerging technologies (IOT, Cloud, Blockchain, Virtual/Augmented reality, Artificial Intelligence) for Automotive and Manufacturing industries.
His career experience includes senior positions in management and Digital Transformation consulting at IBM Global Services and Capgemini, and 6 years leading the Automotive and Manufacturing innovative solutions at Oracle.

Eric was digital director and head of business/IT consulting team in Capgemini Manufacturing business unit. He supported manufacturing companies to build and implement their innovative transformation journey to address new services business including new pay per use business and financial models. Eric also covered roles of CIO and head of Enterprise Architecture for numerous IBM’s customers to implement new IT organizations and IT transformation roadmaps for supporting digital transformation including all technology stacks from Infrastructure to business application. Eric was also the BPM Practice Leader in Capgemini, co-author of “BPM: Modeling through Monitoring” IBM book, and author of several papers on BPM and Innovation practices for business.

Eric is also the president of the TRIZ-France innovation association in charge of developing innovation practices in France and worldwide innovation cooperation; and Active member of the French Alliance of the Industry of the Future, and Industry 4.0 working group at Syntec Numerique, 1st Digital Professional French Association.

Paul Redwood
PMG Group Research & Development Church & Dwight

Paul has over 25 years experience implementing automation technology in manufacturing. He has worked for Kraft Foods, Reckitt Benkiser, Unilever, and Church & Dwight. As the R & D Equipment Engineering Manager, his areas of special expertise are in Creative Problem Solving, Technology Assessment, Strategic Planning, & Product Innovation. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Organization of Machine Automation & Controls (OMAC). He is also a Technical Contributor for Packaging World’s Playbook Series including the Automation & Controls Playbook. Paul has also served on technical panels and has keynoted at the ARC Advisory conference and at the Automation Conference. Paul has collaborated to produce several technical and problem solving articles for Packaging World magazine, Packaging Technology & Engineering and Kepner-Tregoe’s Forum magazine.

Paul holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Hofstra University and a Masters in Engineering Management from New Jersey Institute of Technology. 

Jonathan Sutter
Founder & CEO, Hack-A-Thought

Jonathan has extensive experience within technology, innovation and strategy. Jonathan currently runs Hack-A-Thought ( ), an organization that combines the power of globally known thought leaders, academic research and diversity of thought. Jonathan’s most recent summit was held at the Harvard Club of NYC and was supported, in part, by the AI-focused group at Harvard Kennedy School. The summit gathered globally-known innovators from 15 industries as well as academics and prominent alumni, including CEOs and globally known thought leaders, associated in various ways with 15 globally known academic institutions.

Jonathan also has extensive experience within technology roles. Most recently, Jonathan was a Vice President for Datalex, where he managed commercial negotiations with airlines throughout the Americas and met with executives of those airlines to facilitate their usage of Datalex’s technology. Prior to that role, Jonathan worked as a technology executive with Travelport and as a Senior Associate within the Aviation and Transportation practices at WilmerHale in Washington, D.C., including working closely with various global airline customers.

Jonathan started his career working in planning roles with two airlines and with two aviation consulting firms. Jonathan holds J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Duke University and a B.B.A. degree from Emory University.

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