.Speaker Group: Smart Factories 2024

Marie Alexander

Marie Alexander has just recently joined Vision Intelligence.  Her career has spanned decades and numerous industries with each having a focus on the ever increasing importance of data and information.  Her vision has contributed to the origination of Electronic Data Interchange, Customer Relationship Management, IP Intelligence, Daily Fantasy Gaming,  Key Encryption, Data discovery and security,… Read more »

Jim Walters

Introducing Jim Walters, an experienced Managing Director with over 30 years of expertise in precision engineering, global manufacturing supply chains, and advanced manufacturing. With a background in mechanical and production engineering, Jim has led precision engineering and aerospace companies, serving as a global technical and sales lead for major UK & USA based aerospace Tier… Read more »

Simon Jacobson

Simon Jacobson is a Vice President in the Supply Chain Operations team with over 20 years of experience in research and advisory roles. Simon focuses on the convergence of manufacturing strategy, technology, and talent. Simon is pioneering research on the technology and business strategies driving smart factories, connected workers, and smart manufacturing. His research and… Read more »

Maria Steel

Maria Steel is an edge computing specialist for Stratus Technologies managing business development in the manufacturing sector. She relies on her 20+ years of experience as a control systems integrator and industrial automation software and hardware solutions provider to guide clients with determining their best options to utilize for compute infrastructure.  Her hands-on experience gained… Read more »

Keaton Olund

Keaton Olund has spent the past 7 years working with large manufacturers to improve their business processes. He leverages his procurement background and deep understanding of the importance of improving supplier relationships to cultivate effective, efficient partnerships. Having joined DocuPhase as an Automation Expert 3 years ago, his main focus is partnering with organizations to… Read more »

Patrick Tew

Patrick Tew is a seasoned professional with over 15 years of experience in driving successful technology adoption and propelling business growth. His extensive career includes pivotal roles as an Enterprise Account Executive at renowned organizations, including Oracle, Cloudera, and Databricks. In these positions, Patrick has consistently delivered innovative solutions tailored to the unique demands of… Read more »

Brandon Ruiz

Brandon Ruiz, with nearly a decade of experience in the End-to-End IoT Platform provider space, has assisted many OEM manufacturers and Internet Service Providers across various sectors in their digital transformation journey. As connectivity and data demands grew, he recognized the importance of edge computing and MQTT being “the” definitive standard for IoT messaging. Now… Read more »

Austin Ulerick

Austin has 7 years of experience in automotive manufacturing, ranging from new model launch / equipment installations to transforming processes for increased productivity.  Austin has been instrumental in implementing new technologies across our North American Manufacturing Facilities, focused on safety, quality, and productivity. Austin Ulerick serves as a Senior Engineer in the Press Production Engineering… Read more »

Federico Sciammarella

Federico Sciammarella serves as the CTO of MxD, he is in charge of developing and implementing the technology vision for the institute and is looking forward to leading the outstanding team that is currently in place.   Federico was previously an associate professor at Northern Illinois University where he directed the Advanced Research in Materials… Read more »

John Dyck

John Dyck was appointed CEO of CESMII – The Smart Manufacturing Institute, in June of 2018. CESMII is a Manufacturing USA Institute chartered with transforming the U.S. manufacturing market and increasing global competitiveness through the democratization of Smart Manufacturing technologies, knowledge, and business practices. John brings a highly pragmatic perspective to CESMII, and a crisp… Read more »