Josef Stenman

Global Director Manufacturing Technology

Day One Summit Chair

Bio coming soon…

Romeo Ayemele Djeujo

Global Lead Enterprise Cloud and IoT Security, Corporate Security

Day Two Summit Chair

Dr. Romeo Ayemele Djeujo is responsible for the Carl Zeiss Group Global Enterprise Cloud and IoT Security, where he define and align the Enterprise Cloud and IoT security standards, frameworks, and strategy with the overall business, technology and security strategy. He is an author, and expert IEEE Journals reviewer has worked as Security Architect with a world-leading car manufacturing company, as Research Associate at the Siegen University and as Visiting Researcher at the Arizona University.

Elif Ersoy

Team Leader Lean & Digitalization, Project Leader

With over 15 years experience in the manufacturing industry, Elif Ersoy has been with Ford Otosan for the last 13 years working across several roles during that time. Currently, she is leading the Plant Lean & Digital Transformation with agile methodology. Additionally working on the skill transformation strategies of Plant. She is a Systems Engineer with a masters degree in Mechatronics Engineering.

David Bailey

Senior Research Manager

David Bailey is an experienced research and digital analytics professional, with experience across media research, brand research, proposition research, strategic research, user testing, and digital analytics.

Denis Kim

Director of Sales DACH

Being a seasoned executive with long-standing experience across EMEA region, he’s focused on transitioning digitalization into tangible business value, as digital business transformation is key for sustainable innovation.

He studied at the University of Augsburg and holds a degree in mathematics (Dipl.-Math. Univ., MSc) with a minor in computer science.

For the last two decades he has held various roles in software development and sales. The last stages of his career were Axians (part of Vinci Energies) and Dell EMC.

Tanja Rauniaho-Mitchell

Head of Product Management

Tanja Rauniaho-Mitchell is the Head of Product Management at Elisa Smart Factory. In her current role, she is helping industry manufacturers digitalize their factories. Tanja is passionate about how technology can help people in their everyday lives, and she has over 20 years of experience in working for large, global technology companies.

Ian Williams

Sr Director - Solution Architecture

Ian Williams is the Senior Director of Solution Architecture for GE Digital in Europe. Ian and his team work closely with our customers to provide advice and guidance on their digital transformation journey, architecting key solutions utilising the full GE Digital software portfolio that includes Automation, Manufacturing, APM, and IIOT to bring demonstrable value in achieving their outcomes.

Ian brings over 22 years’ experience in industrial software solutions across a varied range of positions including solution consulting, project delivery, design authority, and systems engineering supporting a wide variety of industries. Prior to joining GE, Ian held senior positions with Schneider Electric and Thales and was technical lead on many large-scale projects and pursuits.

Ian holds a MSc in Computing for Commerce and Industry and is a Chartered Electrical Engineer and Member of the IET

Carlos Alba

Chief Digital Officer Global R&D

Carlos Alba is Chief Digital Officer of ArcelorMittal Research and leads the its Digital Strategy and the links with the Business Units. In the recent past he used to lead the Digital and TechnoEconomic global research programs Worldwide within Global R&D in ArcelorMittal across divisions, regions and functions. Digital core technologies as artificial intelligence or mathematical optimization are systematically merged with ArcelorMittal value chain while we are advanced in others as industrial internet of things and big data analytics. This includes manufacturing (and mining), procurement, commercial, supply chain, logistics, finance, strategy and product development. Carlos joined the ArcelorMittal Global Research & Development corporate team in 2007 focusing his activity on artificial intelligence models applied to business optimization Companywide (Europe, Americas and ACIS).

He holds a PhD Master Science Degree in Computer Science from the University of Oviedo, Spain, where in parallel he taught for the last 14 years in its Engineering Schools (Mining, Industrial, Telecommunications and Computer Science).

Hariveer Dhingrat

New Digital Ventures, Global Digital Transformation & Corporate Venture Capital

Hariveer Dhingra is the Digital Venture Lead for Shell’s Lubricant business globally, where he leads the strategy, development and rollout of new business models and offers, by leveraging disruptive digital technologies. He joined Shell in 2012, and worked in Global Marketing, Pricing and most notably in Business Development and Strategy team for Shell Retail’s Fleet Solutions business (B2B).

Before joining Shell, Hariveer worked as a Product Manager at Microsoft for Azure DevOps team, building new Quality Assurance and Lab Management offerings (Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management suite). He holds a MBA from University of Oxford, and Bachelors in Technology from IIIT, India.

Hariveer has a track record of delivering excellent business results through successful delivery of strategic marketing initiatives, managing external relationships and launching differentiated offerings, with leading brands in the Energy and Technology sectors.

Petra Sundstroem

Head of Digital Business Development, Crushing and Screening

Petra Sundström has extensive experience of digitalization and IoT initiatives from leading roles in both industry and academia. As Head of Digital Business at Sandvik, Petra is responsible for leading the development and execution of Product Area Crushing & Screening’s digital agenda, driving the cultural and organizational shift required. Before Sandvik, Petra led similar work at Husqvarna Group. Up to 2014, she conducted research as part of RISE in the direction of digitalization and IoT (Internet of Things) and what it was to bring to everyday life. In this direction, Petra is today also chairman of the board for IoT Sweden – An Innovation initiative funded by Vinnova and Formas in the direction of what IoT will bring to the public sector in Sweden and Globally.

Heikki Rekola

Director Product Services Management

Bio coming soon…

Towe Ressman

VP Global Design

Towe Ressman is one of Swedish Industry’s most experienced Designers having worked at Volvo, Electrolux, and now since several years at Husqvarna Group. At Husqvarna she manages a global team of 30+ Designers and caters for more than ten brands, 15000 unique products, and 500 platforms, where her team produces all product and service designs.

Irma Kahn

Digital Operations Division Manager

Irma Khan is currently the Digital Region Manager at Caterpillar Inc. In this role, Irma leads
a team of digital specialists in Americas & Europe who are responsible for deploying digital
products and services to Cat® dealers. Previously, Irma has held positions in analytics and
in technical field sales & marketing. In 2017, Irma was selected to be part of the new CEO’s
Strategic Planning Committee on the Leadership, People, and Culture sub-team. Irma has
also completed Caterpillar’s Change Management Program.

Irma has made a significant impact as a dedicated leader inside and outside of Caterpillar as a strong advocate for women, minorities, and STEM education.

Within Caterpillar, Irma sits on the Advisory Board of Caterpillar’s African American Network and regularly mentors women of color in that capacity. While in the analytics group, Irma established the Community Analytics Program which empowers Caterpillar data scientists to use their analytical skills to address pressing needs of non-profit organizations and the underserved. Irma has been featured on the ‘Women at Caterpillar’ video series and was a panelist on the Women In Leadership Talk discussing U.S. female ethnicity.

Dr Athanasios Kontopoulos

Computational & Data Science Scientific Director

Athanasios currently holds the position of “Computational & Data Science R&D Scientific Director”. He is a graduate of the National Technical University of Athens and holds a PhD from the University of Liège. He joined Air Liquide in 1995. Within the Group, he found several ways to express his passion for simulation and applied math in R&D and Operations. In particular, he is a pioneer in the development of multi-variable predictive control systems and innovative real-time optimization systems.

He presented the first roadmap of big data for Air Liquide and set up the first teams of data scientists, in 3 countries, within R&D’s “Computational & Data Science Global Lab”. He introduced artificial intelligence, through proofs of concept and alliances with innovative companies in the field.  He recently launched the “data and decision sciences lab” (d2-lab) initiative in Air Liquide, a network of experts and practitioners, to reach scientific excellence in these areas.

Andre Ferreira Manso

Data Scientist

Bio coming soon…

Itumeleng Makgati

Vice President: Security and Architecture

Bio coming soon…

Paolo Bavaj

Head of Corporate Venturing, Adhesive Technologies

Dr. Paolo Bavaj is Head of Corporate Venturing for Henkel Adhesive Technologies.

He joined the Adhesive Technologies business unit of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA as Corporate Director Strategy and Business Development in December 2010. In April 2013, he became Head of New Business Development, with responsibility for identifying and evaluating innovation opportunities through strategic Foresight Management, Scouting, Start-up Screening, Venturing, and Incubation.

He joined Celanese Chemicals in 1996, where he worked in Operations, New Business Development and led then a global R&D and New Business Development team, gained experience as Area Sales Manager in the United States, and ran the Celanese Emulsions Textile and Engineered Fabrics business in Europe as well as their global Glass Fiber business.

Paolo holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from RWTH Aachen, Germany.

Rui Pedro Silva

Director of Technology - Warehousing & Technology

Rui Pedro Silva is a senior IT executive with more than 14 years of experience working across most of the industries. On top of the experience in IT, Rui owns an MBA from the Universidad Camilo Jose Cela in Madrid (MBA accredited by AACSB and AMBA)
Starting his career back in 2004 as IT freelancer, Rui has been dealing with several large and complex IT implementations, introducing some innovative ways of doing business, which have directly impacted the performance of the teams he was/is leading.

With an IT technical background, Rui has completed a bachelor in Business Administration, bringing that way, a stronger background to all non-technical aspects of the job. His profile is no longer a pure IT profile, but a business leader capable of engaging the best of both worlds, closing the bridge between business owners and technical teams. This type of attitude brought him to lead several large IT teams across the globe, and complete most of his targets with a high rate of success

Dr Sama Mbang

Manager Digitalization - Simulation Manufacturing Load Cases

Sama sits within the Technology Factory Division of Daimler and has been newly appointed as responsible for the simulation of manufacturing load cases for all car lines projects. He has more than 15 years deep dive experience in innovation, intelligent engineering methods and processes as well as simulation. Sama is an expert in digitalization technologies (AI, Big Data, Robotics, VR/AR, IoT) and related used cases such as Digital product & process twins, predictive/prescriptive tasks, manufacturing execution systems and new business models. As a coach & trainer for agility, he is passionate about digital leadership, agile mindset, agile methods and transforming organisations and processes to become more agile.

Lennart Christensson

Senior Solutions Director, Predix Apps & Platform

Lennart Christensson has more than 25 years in the industry, as technology manager/CTO for some small/larger companies like TetraPak & ABB within Industrial IT & Automation.

He joined GE in 2004 and is currently in the GE Automation & Control’s Equipment Insight team, a business unit focused on making the Industrial Internet real for Equipment Manufacturers.

He is responsible for leveraging GE’s portfolio of industrial IT and automation solutions to deliver cloud based infrastructure for automation equipment deployment and management as the Business Leader Europe Connected Machines.

Lennart began his career in GE’s industrial software business with roles in consulting, sales, and marketing. Since that time, he has provided commercial leadership across various aspects of GE’s automation business, including sales management, key account management and channel management. Before joining the Equipment Insight team he had a role promoting solutions to GE internally – like Remote Monitoring & Analysis solution, an area GE is leading.

He is located in Sweden and holds a M.Sc. Engineering Physics from Chalmers University in Sweden.

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