Mastery in Action
Craig Gottlieb is a Senior Manager in Accenture's Supply Chain Management practice. He works with global clients in the high-tech and aerospace & defense industries to address challenges in business strategy, supply chain execution, and aftermarket service and support. He contributes to Accenture's high-performance business research and authors Accenture industry points of view on secure supply chain, capabilities-based lifecycle management, sustainability, and managing through "challenging times." Mr. Gottlieb holds a BA from Carleton College and a MAIS from the University of Washington Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, where he focused on Japanese technology and defense policy. Based in Hartford, Conn., he may be reached at email@example.com.
Steve Puricelli is a Senior Manager in Accenture's Supply Chain Management practice and is responsible for the practice's sales and operations, planning client offerings in North America. He has an extensive background in forecasting and production planning, both as a practitioner and as a consultant. Prior to Accenture, he worked at Information Resources Inc., Hewlett-Packard, and General Motors. He has more than 15 years of experience working across the high-tech, consumer packaged goods, aerospace, and automotive industries. Steve has a BS in mechanical engineering and an MBA in operations from Vanderbilt University. Based in San Francisco, he may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bhaskar Banerjee, chief solutions officer of OnProcess Technology, is an expert at growing and managing complex, global supply chain solution organizations. He joined OnProcess when the company acquired BNKe, whereBanerjee was CEO. Banerjee has more than 15 years of experience in management consulting, IT, and outsourcing industries, leading strategic direction, business development and delivery management. Earlier in his career, Banerjee held senior positions with PricewaterhouseCoopers, United Parcel Service, GE and Genpact. He has an Electronics Engineering degree from Jadavpur University, Calcutta and a Post Graduate in Management from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
Ann R. Thryft
Ann Thryft has written for EDN, RTC Magazine, COTS Journal, Nikkei Electronics Asia, EE Times, Computer Design, and Electronic Buyers' News. She introduced readers to several emerging trends: early mobile phone architectures, set-top box system design, open network server and switch/router architectures, software-defined radio, and RFID. At EBN Ann won two independently judged Editorial Excellence awards for Best Technology Feature. Currently, she is a Contributing Technical Editor for Test & Measurement World and assists in researching and writing reports for In-Stat. She holds a BA in cultural anthropology from Stanford University and a Certified Business Communicator certificate from the Business Marketing Association (formerly B/PAA).
OJO on Corporate Finance
Bolaji Ojo steers EBN discussions, events, and activities designed to help the community better navigate its network of alliances and supply chain issues. He sees his primary job as helping to create an environment where everyone involved in the electronics supply chain can have open, honest, and interactive communication about issues affecting the market. Ojo believes the electronic supply chain is populated by "partners and rivals" involved in relationships that are fluid, impermanent, and dominated by the unending quest for profit. As in international relations among countries, communication is critical in an environment where the supply chain thrives best when companies understand "there are no permanent friendships, only permanent interests."
Ojo keeps the conversation going among the various parties, including OEMs (original equipment manufacturers); semiconductor, IP&E, and other component suppliers; software vendors; contract manufacturers; distributors; logistics services providers; and other third-party service vendors. It helps that he talks to all parties involved in the electronics supply chain, tapping the extensive network of experts in the industry to explore and unravel knotty issues of interest to everyone.
Ojo has spent the last 25 years covering business issues on four continents, specializing over the last 11 years on the electronics industry supply chain. In addition to supply chain issues, his primary focus also includes business finance. He previously worked as Editor-in-Chief of Electronics Supply and Manufacturing Magazine and business editor for Electronic Buyer's News, one of the first publications to track the industry supply chain. Prior to joining United Business Media, Ojo had worked at Bloomberg News, Futures World News, and Asia Inc. Ojo has graduate degrees in Journalism (Columbia University, New York) and International Relations (Nigeria) and is a fellow of the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Business and Economic Reporting (Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism). He is also a fellow of the World Press Institute, St. Paul, Minn., and the Fondation Journalistes en Europe, Paris.
David Blaza is VP of Sales and Business Development for Electronics at UBM Tech. He is focused on revenue of the business's leading brands (e.g. EE Times, EBN, Embedded, and Test & Measurement World). He has more than 20 years of sales, marketing, and media experience in the technology sector working for companies as diverse as IBM Europe, Motorola, Mars Electronics, ChipCenter, and UBM. David is a graduate of the University of Bradford, England (BS in materials science) and the University of Stirling, Scotland (MS in economics and technology). He writes frequently on industry topics for EE Times and EBN.
As Chief Commercial Officer, Hans Veenendaal leads ModusLink's Global Sales, Marketing and Client Management organizations with a focus on growing revenue and enhancing the company's market position as a trusted provider of highly integrated supply chain and logistics services to the world's best brands. Hans has served in various management positions at ModusLink over the past two decades, most recently as Vice President of Sales for the EMEA and APAC regions. He has also held roles in value chain strategies, lead generation, overall sales effectiveness, and has managed e-Business processes for global technology and consumer electronics goods companies.
Rick Merritt is Silicon Valley bureau chief of EETimes.
Steve Taranovich is a Senior Technical Editor at EDN with 41 years of experience in the electronics industry. He received his MSEE from Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, New York, and his BEEE from New York University, Bronx, New York. He is also chairman of the Educational Activities Committee for IEEE Long Island. His expertise is in analog, RF, and power management with a diverse embedded processing education as it relates to analog design from his years at Burr-Brown and Texas Instruments. Steve was a circuit design engineer for his first 16 years in electronics. He then served as one of the first field application engineers with Burr-Brown Corp. and also became one of its first global account managers, traveling to Europe, Indi, and China.
With more than 20 years of supply chain management leadership and expertise, John Heffernan has utilized his operational experience to provide innovative manufacturing and logistics solutions for companies ranging from small and large-scale startup companies to publicly traded global enterprises. While the supply chain industry has been undergoing a shift in both consumer and retailer behaviors, John has worked to ensure that ModusLink remains at the forefront of innovation to support its growing network of global customers.
In his role as Chief Supply Chain Officer, Heffernan oversees the Company's automation, freight and material strategy. In particular, he is responsible for defining the approach to automation and implementing process efficiencies to ensure alignment with current and new business opportunities – all the while seeking ways to drive profitability and growth, and enabling clients to lower their cost structure.
Previously, Heffernan served as ModusLink's Senior Vice President of Global Operations, building global business units, and integrating client-facing and operations teams for enhanced collaboration and innovation. He also held the posts of Vice President of European Operations and Regional General Manager.
Heffernan continues to lead ModusLink's Global Process Excellence program, which identifies and deploys a variety of best-in-class processes for customers and leverages innovation and automation to help them gain a competitive advantage in their respective markets.
Heffernan holds a Bachelor of Business Studies in Human Resources from the University of Limerick.
Dr. Ken Fordyce is Arkieva's Solutions Director of Semiconductors and Analytics. Before joining Arkieva, he had a very successful 36-year career with IBM, much of it in all aspects of supply chain (to use Intel's Karl Kempf's preferred term – demand supply networks) for IBM Microelectronics Division (MD). During this time period, MD was a fortune 100-size firm by itself. Fordyce was part of the teams that altered the landscape of best-practices – receiving three IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Awards, AAAI Innovative Application Award, and INFORMS Edelman Finalist (twice) and Wagner (winner). He writes and speaks often about the "ongoing challenge," both to practitioners and academics. He is a long-time colleague Dr. Harpal Singh, founder and CEO of Arkieva. They first met in 1997 when Arkieva did the original demand planning application for IBM that set the standard for best-practices.
At MarketsandMarkets, Mayank Bhushan has worked on several technology based syndicated and custom market reports with primary focus on analysis and tracking of niche technology market segments. He also performs market engineering for estimation and forecast of the markets. With proficiency in smart infrastructure and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, he holds a rich experience of over 5 years in telecommunications and information technology practice.
A Different World
James Toluwase Collins is a Design Engineer at Momas Systems Nigeria, an indigenous smart metering company, leading the provision of smart metering in Nigeria. An embedded systems designer, Tolu is interested in tracking how events in the world’s leading economies influence developing economies and how locally grown systems can be integrated into global high-tech systems. He is currently working with other engineers and students to develop a design and research network for embedded systems design and education in Nigeria. His hobbies include reading, writing songs and poems, and listening to music (classical and contemporary).
Mark Adams has over 20 years of industry experience and has been with CUI since 2009. He has been instrumental in the reorganization of the company's sales structure and CUI's movement into advanced power products. Prior to CUI, Mark was a Sales Director at Zilker Labs for the 3 years leading up to their acquisition by Intersil. During his time at Zilker Labs he was able to secure numerous design wins at some of the largest communication OEMs in the world, as well as power supply companies and reference designs for complicated semiconductors requiring specialty power needs. Mark also spent 7 years as a manufacturer representative primarily supporting Xilinx FPGAs. Mark entered the FPGA market during its transition from being primarily ASIC driven to a market driven by FPGAs and application specific products. Mark also has 7 years of distribution experience with Future Electronics. Mark attended Central Washington University where he studied Business Marketing, received his commission from Army ROTC and served in the Army National Guard for 13 years.
Glenn E. Adriance joined Mesa Labs in October 2007 and currently serves as the Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. From 2000 to 2007, Adriance was employed with two software firms, Lakeview Technology and Scientific Technologies Corporation as Global Business Partner Director and VP/COO/Executive Officer, respectively. From 1983 until 2000, Mr. Adriance held various sales and marketing roles of increasing responsibility at IBM. From 1981 to 1983, Mr. Adriance was employed at Sandia National Laboratories as a senior Business Systems Analyst responsible for various business systems that were fundamental to Sandia's operations. Adriance received his Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry from the University of Massachusetts in 1978 and his MBA from Colorado State University in 1981.
With over 20 years in business-to-business solution sales, Adrienne Wilson has worked with Fortune 1000 manufacturers and distributors on their digital commerce initiatives and improving business processes in order to cash and procure to pay. Understanding the importance of the customer experience, she consults with her clients to make strategic decisions about effective and efficient customer and supplier interactions.
Brian Akers is the vice president, head of Technology for DHL Global Forwarding, Americas, based in Miami, Florida. Prior to his current role, Akers was the DHL Head of Americas Transportation Sourcing and Aviation for DHL Global Business Services. Akers has extensive experience in supply chain management, transportation and aviation, air and ocean shipping and the freight forwarding business. He holds several certifications in logistics as a Certified International Specialist, a Certified Forwarding Specialist and Six Sigma First Choice. He has a Bachelor's degree from the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio in Marketing.
Syed Alam, a managing director in Accenture Strategy, advises companies in the communications, electronics, high tech and semiconductor industries on the development and deployment of growth and transformation strategies. With more than a decade of consulting experience, he specializes in business and operational strategy development, mergers and acquisitions, international expansion, supply chain management, fixed asset management and organizational change management. Syed is based in Austin, Texas.
Alex Moazed is the founder and CEO of Applico, the platform innovation company, which provides business transformation consulting to Fortune 500s and well-funded startups. He is co-author of the best-selling book, Modern Monopolies, the defining publication of platform businesses. He appears frequently on major television networks, as well as in The Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, and The New York Times.
As CEO of Scout RFP, Alex Yakubovich sets the business direction and strategy for the company. He previously was a co-founder in ONOSYS which was acquired by livingsocial in 2012. At ONOSYS, he led the operations team and helped the company become one of the largest online ordering providers in the country. Prior to this, he went to Case Western Reserve University where he studied Mechanical Engineering.
Eric Allais, president and CEO of Washington-based PathGuide Technologies, Inc., has over 30 years of experience in marketing, product management and sector analysis in the automated data collection industry, including warehouse management practices in wholesale distribution.
Michael Allen is President of Z-Axis Inc., a contract electronics manufacturing company in Western New York. He has held leadership roles in the company since it was founded in 1989 as a manufacturer of custom video displays. As the company's director of engineering he was instrumental in expanding Z-Axis's core business into contract manufacturing and launching its BEAR Power Supplies line of business. He has proven success in manufacturing and supply chain management, new product development, electronic product design and redesign, quality process improvement, winning and nurturing customers, and identifying and developing new lines of business. Michael has a BS in electrical engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology and holds 13 US patents.
Dr. Amanda Williams is driving the Jabil Packaging Solutions Intelligent Packaging initiative. In this role, Williams works with customers to bring to life daring new concepts in intelligent, connected packaging. She most recently worked as a Business Development manager with the Emerging Technologies group at Jabil, bringing hardware startups' products to production.
She is an entrepreneur herself, having founded several startups in the consumer electronics and manufacturing logistics spaces. She also brings a strong legacy of corporate experience, having worked for Xerox PARC, Adobe, Intel Research and Microsoft Research in her career. Williams has a PhD in Information and Computer Science from UC Irvine and a BS from Stanford in Symbolic Systems.
Tarun Amla is Isola's executive vice president and chief technology officer, responsible for leading the company's worldwide efforts in R&D and engineering. Amla also directs the company's OEM-marketing organization, which works closely with the world's leading electronic OEMs and equipment designers to understand their requirements for innovative new materials. Amla's career in the electronics and electronics materials industry spans more than 25 years. He has experience in general management, manufacturing operations, engineering, product technology, marketing and sales. His areas of specific technical expertise include computational fluid dynamics, signal integrity, computational mechanics, computational electromagnetics, operations research, product design and process modeling. He is a named inventor on seven pending and issued U.S. patents and 19 pending and issued foreign patents. Amla has a Bachelor of Technology degree in mechanical engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Calicut, India. He also holds a Master of Engineering degree from Arizona State University, with an emphasis on modeling and simulation; a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Computational Mechanics from Purdue University and an MBA degree from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.
Anamika Deshwal is a research analyst at MarketsandMarkets. She has more than 3.5 years of experience in business and market research. She has worked on projects related to cybersecurity and Internet of Things (IoT). The key activities include industry analysis, market estimations, trend analysis, product portfolio analysis, growth strategy, and go-to-market strategy. Prior to joining MarketsandMarkets, she worked with Evalueserve. She holds a bachelor's degree in electronics & communication engineering from Chitkara University.
Vijay Anand is director of engineering in the mobile terminal products group for Aricent Technologies Ltd. In this capacity, he directs research activities that drive the state of the art in the design of next-generation wireless/multimedia technologies, focusing primarily on next-gen design architecture for mobile handheld devices. He defines strategy and prepares the technology roadmap for Aricent's mobile terminal products. He and his engineering group build proof of concepts, engage with academia, file patents, and publish papers in competitive conferences and journals for the research community. He has organized and chaired several technical sessions and has given tutorials on topics like "Mobile Device Architecture: Present and Future," "Digital Living Network Alliance," and "Fixed Mobile Convergence" at various international conferences and symposia, including NTMS 07, WPMC 07, CSI 07, IEEE Wi-MAX, ICEMC2 , AICT, and MAP. He is a sought-after panelist, keynote speaker, and architect of next-generation mobile terminals. He has been involved in several international research projects related to mobile communication systems. He has more than 18 years of experience and has published more than 10 research papers at major wireless international conferences, including WTS, WWC, WWRF, IMSAA, and COMSWARE. He has engaged academic institutions for research projects and has filed two software patents. He is the author of best-paper award-winning articles. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Andrew Durlak is Co-Founder and VP of Operations at Scout RFP, and has a rich background in the world of finance from his private equity and investment banking days. He previously worked at Prospect Partners doing due diligence and portfolio management. Prior to this, he executed M&A transactions at Harris Williams & Co. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University. Outside the office he can always be found near water as he enjoys competitive sailing.
Greg Andrews has been with Accenture for 25 years and works in the company's Communications, Media, and Technology group. His business areas of focus include manufacturing, sales and marketing effectiveness, and supply chain/logistics. He also serves as Accenture's Enterprise Technology Industry leader. He holds a BBA in business management and a BS in computer science from the University of Oklahoma.
Abhijit Ankalkote is an engineering and management professional with more than 2.5 years of experience in the semiconductor and electronics domain. He has worked on projects related to emerging technologies such as Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Internet of Things. He has also worked on projects related to conductor materials and power devices.
Lisa Ann Cairns
Lisa comes to EBNOnline with a diverse background that includes 10 years of hands-on experience in IT as well as in semiconductor and electronics distribution. The majority of that time, Lisa spent in the role of Senior Market Analyst and Senior Contributor at a leading, independent distributor of semiconductor and electronics. Prior to that tenure, she was a professor of linguistic anthropology, engaged in social science research, modeling, and analysis. The skills of observing and explaining complex social patterns adds a rich framework in which to identify and to understand the range variables that constantly affect today's globalized marketplace. Lisa's admixture of experiences brings a fresh eye and a contextualized understanding of the global semiconductor and electronics supply chain. Lisa's market analyses provides readers with unique views spanning micro- to macro-level industry events, synthesized insights bridging business and economics, as well as connecting the dots between upstream to downstream industry events that affect and inform distribution strategies. Lisa has a Ph.D. and A.M. in Linguistics from The University of Chicago, during which time she was awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant. She holds a B.A. from Hofstra University, where she was Hofstra's first woman undergraduate to be awarded a Fulbright-Hayes Grant for independent research prior to attending graduate school. Lisa can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org<email@example.com>.
As the Vice President of Global Industry Sales at IFS, Antony Bourne's responsibilities include acting as the Global Industry Director for Industrial Manufacturing and High Tech as well as managing the other global industry directors. Antony has over 20 years experience in the IT industry, including working in the manufacturing sector. Prior to joining IFS in 1997, he held Business Analyst positions with Ford Motor Company and AlliedSignal. During this time he implemented ERP applications as well as business process improvements.
Vikas Argod is a manager within Chainalytics' Supply Chain Operations competency, bringing 7+ years of global supply chain consulting expertise in areas including service delivery, supply chain transformation, warehouse design, reverse logistics and supply chain costing and pricing. Argod has provided value to customers in industries including wireless solutions, electronics installation and services, warehousing services, food manufacturing and distribution, and retail throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, India, Philippines, Malaysia, South Korea and Singapore.
Earl van As
Earl van As is vice president of marketing & product management of ecmarket, cloud solutions developer of the patent-pending Conexiom sales order and invoice automation solution. Conexiom allows manufacturers and distributors to focus on serving customers and managing supplier relationships instead of entering data. For more information, visit conexiom.com.
At the Source
Nicole Lewis is a freelance business and technology writer. She has covered the high tech industry for more than a decade and has written extensively on issues and trends related to the electronic supply chain and its expansion into Asia and Latin America. She also reported on storage technology for TechTarget and in the past worked at Computer Week. She also contributes articles to a number of publications including InformationWeek.
Andrew Atkinson is the director of product marketing at GrandCanals. Previously, he was the Director of Product Marketing at Cloud Cruiser. Andrew has proven ability to achieve and act upon a deep understanding of customers, markets and competitors. Formerly at E2open, Andrew has more than two decades of startup, international and IPO experience with various high technology companies. Andrew started his career in Boston, MA after he completed his bachelor's degree at Harvard University and then went on to complete his Masters in Applied Economics and Finance at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
B. Cameron Gain
Bruce Gain is a freelance writer based in France who got his start in the electronics world by hacking the family Commodore 64 in the early 1980s. Since then, he has fed his curiosity about all things tech by writing for a wide range of media outlets and obsessing over the different facets of the electronics industry. His work has appeared in Technology Review, Popular Science, Sailing World, Intellectual Property Watch, Wired News, and Automotive News. In his spare time, Bruce likes to sail, drive very fast sports cars, and build PCs with powerful graphics cards (to play video games, what else?). His Website is www.brucegain.com.
Kimberly Bagby, who helped co-found Alliance Memory, has a background in corporate marketing with companies such as Oracle, Broadvision, and Autodesk, and has served as the Director of Marketing at Adept Technology. Bagby holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Western Michigan University and a Master of Business Administration from San Francisco State University.
Brian Ballard is the CEO and co-founder of Upskill (formerly APX Labs) where he is working on the next industrial revolution -- using smart glasses to create powerful ways for the workforce to interact with the digital and physical world. Ballard has been on the forefront of developing software solutions that enable revolutionary new scenarios for smart glasses in the enterprise. He is a frequent speaker, author and recognized expert in the field of wearable computing.
Prior to founding Upskill, Ballard served as vice president of product development at BTS, CTO of Mav6, and spent over a decade with the NSA where his work ranged from FPGA-based supercomputing to software intelligence fusion for counter terrorism. He has contributed to a book, multiple publications and patents related to wearable computing. Ballard holds a masters and bachelors in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon and an MBA from University of Maryland.
Todd Ballew is Executive Vice President and General Manager at World Micro Inc. He brings to World Micro a rich and diverse background in management and sales. Prior to joining the firm in 2007, he was president of a national consultancy firm, InitiativeOne, working with Fortune 500 companies' senior executives on organizational development. His career includes sales and management experience with companies such as Harris, Unisys, and Shell Oil. In addition to working at director levels with these major corporations, Todd has been involved in two technology startups, one an OEM and the other a systems integration business. He attended Old Dominion University with a major in marketing in 1973. He lives in Alpharetta, Ga., and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Todd is Smith's Global Inventory Manager, responsible for the global oversight and reporting of all Smith inventory, including management of consignment inventory. Before stepping into his current role, he served as Smith's commodity specialist for memory, supporting the continued development and growth of Smith's memory business with more than 16 years of specialized memory market expertise. Todd earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in theatre from Southern Methodist University.
Darryl Barber is Corporate Automotive Segment Marketing Manager for UPS in Atlanta.
Jean-Francois Baril is CEO and co-founder of Connecting Partners, a consulting and industrial investment firm, where he works with organizations to transform supply chain and procurement practices. Before this, as senior vice president of sourcing and procurement at Nokia Corp., he transformed the company's supply chain into its most respected and agile asset, and he created the most efficient supplier network, enabling Nokia to offer the best solutions to meet customer requirements.
Kelly Barner is the co-owner of Buyers Meeting Point, an online resource for procurement and purchasing professionals. She has been an industry award-winning supply management practitioner and consultant, and is now an independent thought leader and author on procurement, sourcing, and purchasing.She is co-author of Supply Market Intelligence for Procurement Professionals: Research, Process, and Resources. Kelly earned her MBA from Babson College.
Tommy Barnes joined project44 in December of 2015 as president after nearly 20 years of leadership experience in supply chain and freight transportation. Whether it's running brokerages, advising technology startups, or overseeing transportation procurement at a major consumer goods distributor, Barnes builds some of the best teams in the industry and is known for his strategic ability to maximize performance and generate growth.
As vice president, Industry Solutions, Richard Barnett manages a team responsible for strategic go to market planning across manufacturing and retail industries to maximize the value delivered and innovation opportunities through deployment of GT Nexus solutions. He brings more than 20 years of experience in strategic marketing, sales, and product management of enterprise software solutions to the company. Barnett's career has primarily been focused in the supply chain networks and enterprise software (SCM, ERP, CRM, B2B) market, with leadership positions at E2open, Microsoft, BetweenMarkets (OpenText), WorldChain (Perfect Commerce), i2 Technologies (JDA), and Trilogy Software. He has been recognized as a thought leader in the supply chain space, speaking at major events hosted by Gartner Group, and CSCMP, as well as participating in industry consortium events hosted by EDIFICE, Microsoft, OAGi, AIAG, and NIST.
Charlie Barnhart is a private equity investor and founder and principal of Charlie Barnhart & Associates LLC, a consulting company on the electronic manufacturing services market. He was previously a senior consultant with Technology Forecasters Inc., and a consultant on the Council of Advisors at GLG NYC. Charlie has over 30 years experience in the electronics industry and has held professional positions in virtually every aspect of the business, including engineering, operations, sales and marketing, merger and acquisitions, and strategic corporate development. He previously worked at leading EMS companies, including SCI Systems, Sanmina-SCI, and Sperry Corp. He is a prolific writer and author of the Outsourcing Navigator Series, a globally recognized methodology and tool-set used by leading EMS and OEM companies to formulate and manage their outsourcing initiatives. Charlie authored and teaches the EMSPro Workshop, an advanced business course for senior OEM professionals on the inner operational and financial workings of the global EMS industry.
Preston Barton, vice president, sales, content business at Descartes is responsible for North American sales of the global trade content and compliance software business. Barton has over 17 years of software sales experience, previously working for organizations such as Infor and Element K.
Mr. Bateman runs EAF LLC, a consultancy in strategy, analysis, due diligence, and related areas. 20+ yrs int'l experience. BS ChE w/Special Honors (University of Colorado), Prof. Cert. Quality Mgmt. (CU), Cert. Integrated Strategic Planning (Caltech), Cert. w/Distinction Game Theory (Stanford MOOC), and Executive Strategy Development (Washington University, St. Louis).
After 10 years in research/mgmt. (Deputy Dir., Nat'l Measurement Lab. and Chief, ChE Div. (US DoC NIST)), helped several start-ups, then 13 years w/Laird Tech. (electronics) as VP Strategic Markets, VP Strategic Business Dev., and Global VP of Marketing. Experienced in Electronics, Automotive, Wireless, and other verticals, skills also include Strategy, Business Dev., and Program Mgmt. Rec'd 18 patents in Instruments, Antennas, RF.
Joshua Beaudet is currently a master's student at the University of New Hampshire. He has worked for the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) for the last four years. Joshua has worked in the SAS, SATA, Fibre Channel, PCIe consortia, and on special projects. At the UNH-IOL, he performs physical layer conformance and interoperability testing and writes numerous test suites.He also has experience with IBIS-AMI simulation of SerDes. Currently he is spearheading the UNH-IOL's PCIe effort along with David Woolf.
Adam Becker currently serves as the Senior Director of Sales Integration for Conga. Prior to the Conga acquisition of Octiv, Adam was responsible for growing new business and the ongoing success of Octiv customers. He has also served as the Director of New Markets, leading the entire product launch process, from inception to go-to-market strategy.
Prior to Octiv, Adam served in several positions with ExactTarget. Starting in 2006, he saw the company grow from 80 to 1300+ employees. At ExactTarget he started on the marketing team, optimizing the lead flow process, then migrated to the sales team serving several years as a market development manager and as a team lead. He finished his tenure at ExactTarget as a Strategic Channel Development Manager overseeing the success of ExactTarget's top partners in the central region.
Adam graduated from Taylor University with degrees in design, physics, and business management.
Rich Becks is responsible for leading E2open's product management strategy and development of world-class supply chain solutions. His focus is on translating customer needs into leading-edge products that rapidly deliver value. He joined the company in 2006. Prior to joining E2open, he was the VP of Supply Chain at Seagate Technology, where he served as the executive sponsor and implemented many of E2open's software-as-a service solutions, helping Seagate to become an industry leader in supply chain practices. Becks specialized in areas of demand-driven replenishment systems and inter-company collaboration. He has over 20 years experience in materials and supply chain management, working for large multinational data storage companies.
Pam Bednar leads the marketing team at Synchrono Manufacturing Software. Drawing upon over 20 years of technology, manufacturing and marketing experience, she works to drive value creation through the company's demand-driven manufacturing solutions while working with customers to solve complex operations and supply chain challenges with simple, proven solutions.
Oliver Belin is a thought leader in supply chain finance. Currently, he works for PrimeRevenue, which sells multi-bank supply chain finance technology and services. During his career, he has worked for leading institutions in supply chain finance, such as GSCF and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp., where he was responsible for setting up and managing several trade finance programs for multinational clients. In 2008, Oliver founded Swiss Commercial Capital, a company specialized in trade finance solutions targeting large, cross-border trade flows, which was recently acquired by Macquarie Bank. In 2011, he released the book Supply Chain Finance Solutions, published by Springer. The book provides orientation in the discipline of supply chain finance and information on the business concept, along with its characteristics and enablers. He holds a Master's degree from the University of St.Gallen.
Leslie Benton is the Vice President of Advocacy and Stakeholder Engagement of CREATE.org. She is a former SVP of Levick Strategic Communications, where she led the anti-corruption and compliance communications practice. Previously, she was Senior Policy Director for the US chapter of Transparency International, where she spearheaded the chapter's outreach to the US government, the G8 and G20, international institutions, multilateral development banks, and the private sector. A lawyer by training, Ms. Benton is widely recognized for her experience in navigating the complex legal and regulatory landscape for NGOs and Fortune 500 companies, in addition to her expertise in corporate compliance and governance, anti-corruption reform, and trade policy. She has also practiced law with Hogan & Hartson LLP in Washington and is the Vice Chair, Anti-Corruption Committee, of the American Bar Association's Section of International Law. She received her Master of Laws from Harvard Law School and her JD from the Emory University School of Law
Bernard J. Gizzi
Bernard has had a career that spanned 25 years in the electronics and computer products industry. Today, as President of Eclipse Design Technologies, he directs the sales and marketing, funding, and strategic growth of the 25-person firm. He partners with his CTO and COO to resource projects, select vendors, and drive innovation among its client base, which includes the likes of Android phone manufacturers, large military/aerospace customers, and healthcare providers. Before joining Eclipse, Bernard was a Global VP at Premier Farnell with responsibility for commercial negotiations and support of over 450 suppliers. In that role he managed worldwide supplier management, driving best practices, performance, value, and the company's eSupplier strategy. Previously, he spent four years as the Regional VP of Sales for Newark, handling the Western Region of the US. He has held various sales, marketing, and general management positions at Arrow Electronics, where he came directly from the University of Illinois in Champaign Urbana. He resides in Naperville, Ill., with his wife and three children.
Rob Bernshteyn is the CEO of Coupa, and drives the company's strategy and execution. Under his leadership, Coupa has achieved 27 consecutive quarters of customer subscription revenue growth and raised more than $165 million in aggregate financing, becoming on the first and only cloud spend management start up to achieve a valuation of more than a billion dollars. Bernshteyn has over two decades experience in the business software industry. He came to Coupa from SuccessFactors, where he ran Global Product Marketing & Management, as a member of the executive management team; as the company scaled from an early start up to a successful public company. Prior to that, Bernshteyn directed Product Management at Siebel Systems, where he helped build Siebel ERM into one of the company's fastest growing product lines. Bernshteyn also did a stint in management consulting at McKinsey & Company, and spent four years at Accenture, where he focused on global SAP systems implementations. Bernshteyn holds a BS in Information Systems from the State University of New York at Albany and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Matteo Bertozzi has had an extensive professional career as industry executive and university professor. He received BSc and MSc degrees in Telecommunications Networks from Politecnico di Milano and started his career as researcher at Politecnico di Milano/CEFRIEL (a European research and education institute established by major IT industries, universities, and public administrations) focusing on the development of network planning algorithms for circuit-switched data networks. Matteo was appointed professor and holder of the Telecommunications Networks chair at the University of Brescia and then at Politecnico di Milano, DEI Department.
He regularly serves IEEE and WSEAS in the role of technical reviewer. He is also a member of the Technical Program Committee at SPACOMM (Advances in Satellite and Space Communications). In parallel, he acted as Visiting Professor at the University of Moscow to support the Russian government and Russian fixed/mobile telecom operators in defining criteria and methodology approaches to migrate towards broadband NGN/IMS.
As industry executive, he has achieved a proven track record in managerial positions in the areas of technology, operations, partnerships, global technical consulting, and line-of-business marketing around the world. In the role of senior VP he has directed customer-focused teams abroad for major technology players and integrators, including Infracom, T-Systems, and Ericsson. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Douglas Alexander has been working in the electronics R&D and manufacturing sectors for over 30 years. He developed and managed several departments at Digital Microwave Corp. (DMC), including Purchasing, Contract Management, Component Engineering, Documentation Control, Contract Manufacturing, and Prototype Assembly Operations. He also worked at Microsoft Corp.'s WebTV division as the founding manager of its Component Engineering department. He recently served at Transparent Video Systems as the Director of Engineering Operations and Logistics.
Simon Bhadra is a senior marketing manager for industrial distributors segment at UPS. He has 25 years of experience and has written numerous studies and papers documenting the sector's changes.
Prasad Bhatt is responsible for architecture and domain consulting for product development in the areas of wireless, consumer electronics, telecom, and medical electronics at Wipro Technologies. In a career spanning more than 20 years, he has played a key role in growing Wipro to become a global provider of silicon and system design services. He was a part of the R&D team that focused on developing high-end workstations and graphics systems. As Wipro entered product engineering services in early 90s, he was involved in the hardware design services for the global market. Prasad has managed and driven large teams to successfully deliver end-to-end products for semiconductor and OEM companies in consumer, communication, computing, and embedded markets. He holds a Master's Degree in electrical engineering from IIT, Kanpur.
Bill Cardoso started his first company at 17 in Brazil, selling it a few years later to work for the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab). Cardoso started Creative Electron in his garage after ten years with Fermilab. Creative Electron is now the largest U.S. manufacturer of x-ray systems to the electronics industry. At Creative Electron, Cardoso leads the team of engineers who designs and manufactures x-ray systems that are shipped worldwide. Cardoso received his Associate's Degree at 13 and went on to achieve a BS, MS, and PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Cardoso also has his MBA from University of Chicago. He is a recipient of the Outstanding Alumnus Award from IIT, and sits on the technical committees of SMTAI, SMTA Counterfeit Conference, and SMTA LED Conference, Components for Military and Space Electronics Conference, SPIE Photonics, and the IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium. Cardoso has written two books and over 150 technical publications.
Shannon Bisping, a 10 year Marine Corps Veteran, has worked at Advanced Technology Services for nearly four years. He holds a B.A in History and a M.A in Management as well as an undergrad certificate in HRM. He has worked as a technician, supervisor, and HR recruiting professional in his career with ATS.
Bob Richard is vice president of Regulatory and Government Services at Labelmaster, providing dangerous goods regulatory and consulting service to customers worldwide through his vast experience and knowledge of hazardous materials regulations and his extensive network of dangerous goods professionals worldwide. From 2006 to 2010, Richard served as the deputy associate administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) at the U.S. Department of Transportation, where he was responsible for the day-to-day operation of the U.S. Hazardous Materials Transportation Safety Program. Richard may be reached at 773-478-0900 or via email at Brichard@labelmaster.com<Brichard@labelmaster.com>.
Sven Boddington, vice president global marketing and client solutions at Teleplan, believes in truly understanding Teleplan customers' needs to a level which then enables them to really help them to achieve their goals. He encourages his team to always listen, learn, and improve. He believes that success in business is a constant learning journey enriched through strong communication and some fun along the way. Boddington has held several leadership positions across various commercial roles and holds a BSC in Business Administration from the University of Bath.
Robert Bodor is currently vice president and general manager, Americas, at Proto Labs, a leading online and technology-enabled quick-turn manufacturer of custom parts for prototyping and low-volume production. Bodor has also held roles as Chief Technology Officer and Director of Business Development during his time at Proto Labs. Bodor held leadership roles at Honeywell and McKinsey & Company as well, and has been on the executive team of two early-stage software companies in the Twin Cities. Bodor holds B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Engineering and Computer Science.
Professor Guy Bois is Director of the Microelectronics and Microsystems Research Group (GR2M) Laboratory at École Polytechnique de Montréal and President of Space Codesign Systems.
Mark Bollinger joined Smith & Associates in 2000 to build its business development team and now heads Smith's marketing efforts. He was formerly with the Federal Communications Commission (1993-2000), where he managed the wireless telecommunications spectrum auction program. Mark received his BA from William Jewell College and his JD from the University of Missouri School of Law. He can be reached firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alice Bonasio is a writer and communications consultant who has worked in the creative industries, technology and publishing sectors for over a decade. She has written extensively on gaming, social media, popular culture, science, education technology, feminism, and Virtual Reality. Her work has been published in Wired, FastCo, The Next Web, Newsweek, and The Huffington Post, among others.
Jennifer Bosavage is executive director of Bosavage Ink, a provider of editorial services for print and online publications. Bosavage has been writing about business technology issues for more than 20 years.
John Boucher is president and CEO of ModusLink Global Solutions, bringing more than 30 years of supply chain management leadership and expertise to the company. Through his operational experience in many of ModusLink's key target markets — including consumer electronics, PCs and IT infrastructure — John provides the company with a deep understanding of global logistics challenges and opportunities, and a proven record of building highly successful customer relationships. John currently serves on the Consumer and Electronics Advisory Board of Nypro, a leading global solutions provider in the field of manufactured precision plastic products.
Brad Knight brings over 30 years of hands-on experience in operations, engineering, and supply chain management to Riverwood Solutions in a wide range of technology, product, and service fields. Knight has held executive management and board positions for a variety of companies in electronics manufacturing, technology, retail, service start-ups, and turnarounds. He has served as chief executive, board of director, executive consultant and executive management for companies including Flextronics, 1800 Contacts, Erickson Retirement Communities, Retirement Living TV, and SanDisk, and has managed operations projects in numerous countries in North America, South America and Asia. Before joining Riverwood, Knight was instrumental in developing infrastructure for several start-ups: from design and decision, though planning and development, contract negotiations, marketing, equipment selection and installation, MRP implementation, financial planning, staffing for Customer Service, Product Management, Manufacturing and Logistics. While at Flextronics, Knight green-fielded a large manufacturing services facility in Mexico which he grew into a $1B P&L. Knight has a strong track record for driving results and affecting change in critical recovery situations. His unique vision, broad strategic thinking, and pragmatic managerial approach has been a significant key to his success with numerous start-ups and turnarounds. Knight holds a Bachelor of Science Industrial Technology & Manufacturing from California State University Chico. He has been recognized for creating "One of the Top Ten Places to Work" by Cable World magazine. Brad is a member of the Turnaround Management Association, and is Master Trainer Qualified as an Infantry Drill Instructor.
Ken J. Bradley is President of Lytica Inc., a company specializing in supply chain management consulting and services. From January 2003 through January 2005, he was the Chief Executive Officer of CoreSim, an advanced systems design analysis company. Prior to CoreSim he was with Nortel Networks from 1972 to 2002, most recently as Nortel's Chief Procurement Officer. During his 30-year career at Nortel, Mr. Bradley held several national and international executive positions in supply management, operations management, and technology development, including Vice President, Supplier Strategy; Senior Managing Director, Guangdong Nortel Communications Joint Venture in China; and Vice President, China Joint Venture Program. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Radisys, SynQor, and Powerwave Technologies. He is an electrical engineer and a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario.
Ulrich Brandt is director of marketing at Swissbit. He has more than thirty years of experience in memory architecture, DRAM chip design, application engineering and technical marketing and was until recently responsible for the DRAM business unit at Swissbit. He holds a master degree (Dipl.Ing.) in electrical engineering from the Technical University in Braunschweig, Germany.
Brent Miller is the Procurement Manager at Advanced Technology Services (ATS), bringing more than 8 years of progressive procurement experience. In his role, Brent manages supplier contracts and incentive programs, helps develop and implement next-gen CMMS, and coordinates analysis of data and compilation of KPIs that demonstrate value to customers. Prior to serving as Procurement Manager, Brent was a Supply Chain Project Manager at ATS.
Jon Brier is product line manager at Revitas and blogger at blog.revitasinc.com. He joined Revitas in November 2000 and has spent nearly a decade working on the Classic and Flex versions of Revitas's CARS solution for pharmaceutical manufacturers. Before Revitas, Brier worked supporting the accounting systems for CSC consulting. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis and earned his MBA at Northeastern University.
Hugo Britt is a community manger for Procurious, the leading free online business network and community for procurement and supply chain professionals. He also runs the research program at The Faculty, a specialized management consultancy focused on optimizing the performance of global and regional procurement teams.
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Joe Bronson is Director of Business Development at e2v Aerospace & Defense, Sunnyvale, Calif., and principal of The Bronson Group LLC, a business advisory firm focused on operational and financial consulting. From 2009 to March 2010 he was CEO and president of Silicon Valley Technology Corp., a provider of product development foundry services to the semiconductor industry. Prior to joining Silicon Valley Technology, he was President, COO, and Director of Sanmina-SCI Corp., a leading electronics contract manufacturer. Before Sanmina-SCI, Joe was co-CEO and President from 2004 to 2007 of FormFactor, a manufacturer of probe cards for the semiconductor test industry. Prior to that, he spent 21 years at Applied Materials Inc. where he was Executive VP. During his Applied Materials career he held positions in product division general management, global manufacturing, and supply chain responsibility.
Joe currently serves on the boards of Jacobs Engineering Group, an NYSE-listed engineering and construction firm; Maxim Integrated Products Inc., a Nasdaq-listed analog semiconductor company; and SDC Materials LLC, a development stage enterprise in nanotechnology materials and products. He is on the board of trustees of Fairfield University, Connecticut, and Bellarmine Preparatory School in San Jose, California. He is chair of the Advisory Board of the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University, and a member of the International Business School Advisory Board at the University of Connecticut.
Joe is a certified public accountant and holds a BS in accounting from Fairfield University and an MBA from the University of Connecticut. He was inducted into the University of Connecticut Business School Hall of Fame in May 2006.
Ariella holds a PhD in English and has taught writing to college and graduate students. Since 2005 she has served as a scorer for the SAT essay. She is the owner of Write Way Productions, which publishes Kallah Magazine. Her freelance writing services include articles, press releases, letters, blogs, Web content development, editing, and ad copy, as well as ad design.
Bob Brown is manufacturing industry specialist with Loftware and has been working with Loftware enterprise customers in the manufacturing industry for over 20 years. His customers include some of the largest manufacturers in the world: Parker Hannifin, Lennox, ABB, Sonoco, Southwire National Gypsum, and more. Highly knowledgeable about the key issues most manufacturers are facing today, he provides in-depth studies and recommendations to manufacturers addressing their specific labeling requirements.
Nathan Brown is Cto and co-founder of Escape Velocity Systems. An early-days video gamer with natural inquisitiveness and a desire to build great adn innovative things, Brown found computr programming to be the perfect outlet. He began his career writrign commercial software for retail, professional services, and manufacturing. In 2002, Brown joined Evan Garber to co-found EVS. EVS prodcues world class process manufacturing and warehouse manadgement solutions for the mid-market. BRown loves to build adn create new and interest projects whether in business or with his five active kids and wife. he believes having fun is a critical element to lasting success in every area of life.
Rodney Brown is a veteran of both the newspaper world and the retail management world. Having held nearly every job a newspaper has, from selling advertising to running the presses, he truly has been an ink-stained wretch. Now, with the web, he is pixel-stained. He cut his teeth in technology retail at the long-gone New England camera and technology chain Underground Camera. Following that run, he spent some years as a manager for the nerdiest of nerd retailers, Radio Shack, before returning to journalism. He has been blogging and tweeting for years under the handle Burly Adopter about all things tech, with a focus on the mobile and networking technology business space while at Mass High Tech. These days, he has Skype, Oovoo, Communicator, Google Chat, and all kinds of communications tools on his smartphone, an Android-based Samsung Droid. But every now and then, he misses his first smartphone, a WebOS-based Palm Pre.
James Bryant has been a European applications manager with Analog Devices since 1982. He holds a degree in physics and philosophy from the University of Leeds. He is also C.Eng., Eur. Eng., MIEE, and an FBIS. In addition to his passion for engineering, James is a radio ham and holds the call sign G4CLF.
Founder of Active Words Limited, Paul Buckley has more than 25 years' experience as copywriter. He was trained as a graduate journalist by one of the UK's leading business-to-business magazine publishers, Morgan Grampian (now CMP), based in south London. During his journalistic career, he held the editorial positions on a variety of leading magazines and web portals.
Bud Schultz, vice president finance at NKK Switches, is responsible for all accounting and finance functions. Schultz joined NKK Switches in 2006. Under his leadership, the company has successfully modernized its document management system, implemented new ERP and CRM systems and instituted new processes to streamline sales and finance activities. Schultz brings nearly four decades of experience to NKK Switches. His background as a Certified Public Accountant, as an attorney and as an engineer gives him a unique perspective on finances for engineering and manufacturing organizations.
Prior to NKK Switches, Schultz was a controller at Digital Systems Engineering and served as general manager and controller at Valley Precision Plastics, where he negotiated the sale of the company. Schultz was a partner at the Jones Walker law firm, worked as a compliance engineer and was a pilot for the United States Air Force. Schultz is a member of the Arizona State Society of CPAs and of the Louisiana State Bar Association. He regularly participates in fundraising for the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Program.
Jodi Burrows, vice president, joined SDR Ventures in 2015 and has her Series 79 securities license. At SDR, Burrows is responsible for assisting with transaction advisory and strategy consulting, equity and debt financing and business development. Previously, Burrows was a vice president in the Leveraged Finance and High Yield groups at Banc of America Securities, where she managed deal teams through all aspects of deal origination and execution. She focused on working with financial sponsors and clients in the Consumer Goods, Automotive and Manufacturing industries. Prior to joining Banc of America Securities, Burrowswas an Associate at Credit Suisse First Boston and Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette. Burrows holds a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Financial Management from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Economics, also from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She lives in Denver, where she enjoys yoga, skiing, hiking and spending time with her two children.
Based in New York, journalist Peter Buxbaum has been writing about business technology, security, defense, and international relations for two decades. Several thousand of his articles have appeared in publications and on websites such as Fortune, Forbes, Chief Executive, Information Week, Jane's Defense Weekly, Military Information Technology, Homeland Security, Computerworld, and ISN. Peter's website is www.peterbuxbaum.com.
Ruth Glover and her company, Career Consultations, know how to shorten your search for success. Her reputation for sharp, concise suggestions helps you resolve the confusion of career management. Her background includes a BSEdu from Ohio State University, an MS in counseling/training from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, and advanced courses from the University of Minnesota in vocational education. She served on the Dallas Fort Worth, Texas, Recruiters' board and in leadership capacities for various vocational programs. Her volunteer work often provides a platform to assist people with career growth. Ruth's book, More than a Paycheck: Inspiration and Tools for Career Change, contains stories of successful career changers who can serve as role models for people mired in the realities of their situations. Her passions include writing, training, career counseling, traveling, and spending time with family, not necessarily in that order. Visit www.hotcareers.com and check her out on Linkedin.com profile for additional information about her career.
Carl E. Smith
With more than 35 years' experience in environmental issues, program development, advocacy, corporate communications and technology, Carl E. Smith is a nationally and internationally recognized spokesperson and leader in the corporate responsibility, sustainability and product stewardship arena. As CEO and president Call2Recycle-North America's first and largest battery stewardship and recycling program-Smith leads the organization in its efforts to help preserve the environment through responsible recycling of batteries. With more than 322 million wireless devices (phones, tablets, and e-readers) in use in the U.S. alone, all powered by rechargeable batteries, recycling the battery and the device are more important than ever before. By spearheading a collaborative, multi-industry effort to define what a successful product stewardship program should look like, Smith has helped transform the landscape of corporate stewardship and sustainability across the nation. Smith's commitment to engage a broader set of stakeholders increased the organization's recognition and positioned Call2Recycle as a model for other product stewardship groups that seek to emulate this not-for-profit's program and structure as best practices. Leveraging his extensive marketing communications knowledge, Smith successfully led Call2Recycle's organization-wide rebranding to position the collection and recycling program for continued growth. This initiative complemented Call2Recycle's program expansion after it was selected to manage all household battery collections in Canada.
Eric Carlson is Chainalytics' Senior Packaging Consultant, helping clients manage a high degree of complexity that stems from their unique combination of scale, variability and geography. He is a certified packaging professional with the Institute of Packaging Professionals.
Frank Cavallaro has more than 25 years of experience in the global technology distribution, supply chain, reverse logistics, after-market services, and electronic asset disposal (EAD) industries. He has a proven track record of successful growth, restructuring, and turnaround performance, resulting in superior organizational and shareholder results. Prior to Fronetics, Frank held various leadership positions within public and privately held corporate environments as well as private equity sponsored organizations. His experience includes CEO of Converge, President of Arrow Electronics, and COO and General Manager of NECX. With domain expertise in international management, selling strategies, sales organizations, and global operations, he is recognized as an industry leader in supply chain management. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Kurt Cavano is vice chairman and chief strategy officer of GT Nexus<http://www.gtnexus.com/>, the world's largest cloud-based network for global trade and supply chain management. Over $100 billion in goods is managed on the platform annually for over 25,000 businesses. Learn more atwww.gtnexus.com<http://www.gtnexus.com/>.
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As Acting Vice President of Marketing, Chakraborti heads all external and internal marketing functions for Zycus. He plays an integral role in building the Zycus brand, driving demand-generation activities, and providing support for sales enablement. He has over 14 years' experience in IT marketing and analysis and has worked on marketing assignments across the globe, with special focus on North America and APAC regions. Diptarup is a graduate in computer sciences from Fergusson College and has an MBA from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management.
Pradeep Chakraborty hs over 20 years' experience in the international high-tech media, and specialize in electronic components, electronics, semiconductors, solar/PV, research and analysis, telecommunications, etc. he was associated with Pacific Telecom Council (India Chapter) and Pacific Telecom Council (Hawaii, US) in Hong Kong, as well as with the India Semiconductor Association (IESA), and the Indian Microelectronics Academy (IMA), in Bangalore, India.
Steve Chang is a partner with the intellectual property law firm of Banner & Witcoff, Ltd., working on design and utility patents.
Sanjoy Chaterji founded Entomo and brings more than 25 years of technology and executive management expertise to the company. Chaterji's experience spans startups through IPOs and Fortune 1000 enterprises. He served as VP of Software & Systems at Philips Electronics' ATL Ultrasound Division. Earlier, he held executive roles at PowerOpen and Sequoia Systems Inc., serving in a variety of functions, including Director Systems Software. Chaterji has served on the Advisory Board of the Washington Technology Council. He holds a Master's of Engineering in Computer and Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a B.S./M.S. in Computer Science from BITS, Pilani, India.
Old-timer who grew up with vacuum tubes and therefore have been amazed and fascinated by the many advances in the electronics industry since.
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Andy Chou is responsible for advancing source code analysis technology at Coverity as well as furthering the state-of-the-art in software quality and security industry-wide. Prior to co-founding Coverity, he was instrumental in developing the core intellectual property behind the Coverity platform. Andy received his PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University and his BS in Electrical Engineering from UC Berkeley. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tariq Choudry joined E2open in 2006 and has held a variety of leadership roles within the professionalservices and sales teams, providing the unique perspective of not only managing thedelivery of complex, multi-enterprise solutions, but also seeing clientsrealize significant business benefits.He is currently serving as E2open's Vice President, Americas, Field Operations. Choudryhas more than 20 years of supply chain management expertise through various management positions in operations, consulting, and sales. Prior to E2open, he spent 10 years in consulting at KPMG (then BearingPoint), where he was a part of the supply chainmanagement practice. Prior to his work at KPMG, he was in sales at Oracle (UK) within the manufacturing practice.
Christian E. Legare
Christian Legare joined Micrium as vice president in 2002. Before that, he spent 22 years in the telecom industry as an executive in such large-scale organizations as Teleglobe Canada and in engineering and R&D startups. He was in charge of an IP (Internet Protocol) certification program at the International Institute of Telecom (IIT) in Montreal. He is a regular speaker at the Embedded Systems Conferences in Boston and Silicon Valley and has published several articles on embedded systems. He holds a BSEE and MSEE from the University of Sherbrooke, Quebec.
Charlie Chung is senior marketing manager at UPS Supply Industrial Segement.
As the chief operations officer, Nanci Churchill ensures MOBI's customers experience world-class service. Responsible for the Support Center, Implementation Team, and Logistics, she heads day-to-day and strategic support to some of the nation's most innovative companies. She joined MOBI when its customer base expanded, and gladly took on new roles with varying responsibilities across the Operations team, which included supporting customers from the Public Sector to Fortune 100 Companies. Prior to MOBI, she was the District Customer Service Manager for Bed Bath & Beyond for central Indiana, where she was responsible for service levels, bridal and gift registry programs, and new hire orientation and training programs. She received her Bachelor's degree in Biology from Franklin College.Churchill ives in Avon with her husband (Scott), daughter (Abbie), and two sons (Zack and Avery). She fills her spare time with family activities, which include Cub Scouts, Awana, Glee Club, and various sports.
John Ciangiulli is a business professional with more than 15 years of experience, 10 of which have been in the wholesale electronics distribution industry. Over the years, he has continually exhibited the acumen and focus to develop and implement techniques that successfully grow businesses. In his most recent experience, he has contributed to many aspects of the electronics industry through various roles. He has managed key customer accounts through his role as sales manager. He has also held the position of director of business development, which allowed him to evaluate key manufacturers, negotiate contracts, and lead and develop a trained sales staff to integrate franchise lines into the organization's business model. In addition to the electronics industry, John has an expansive background in hospitality and food service, finance, insurance, and general sales and distribution. He has worked with companies ranging in size from 5 to 5,000+ employees, continually proving himself as champion for companies of all sizes. For his hard work, he has received numerous awards that recognize his achievements promoting growth and operational efficiencies. For these reasons, he is now the founder and President of American Component Exchange (ACE), which distributes high-quality, American-made products. Please visit http://OnlyOneACE.com for more information.
Chuck Cimalore, CTO for Omnify Software, a provider of web-based Product Lifecycle Management software for electronics manufacturers. Cimalore has in-depth experience helping manufacturers implement compliant product development processes.
Thomas Claburn has been writing about business and technology since 1996, for publications such as New Architect, PC Computing, InformationWeek, Salon, Wired, and Ziff Davis Smart Business. Before that, he worked in film and television, having earned a not particularly useful master's degree in film production. He wrote the original treatment for 3DO's Killing Time, a short story that appeared in On Spec, and the screenplay for an independent film called The Hanged Man, which he would later direct. He's the author of a science fiction novel, Reflecting Fires, and a sadly neglected blog, Lot 49. His iPhone game, Blocfall, is available through the iTunes App Store. His wife is a talented jazz singer; he does not sing, which is for the best.
Dan Clark, Founder and President of Kuebix, is a transportation industry veteran. He possesses extensive operations and sales experience gained from years of working with leading freight carriers and companies with multi-million dollar supply chains. Clark continues to deliver on his original vision of using best- of- breed cloud technologies to create an innovative intelligent transportation system that returns control and visibility to freight shippers at companies of all sizes. As the Division Vice President of Operations and Sales at Central Freight Lines, Clark managed 23 separate facilities, that together generated $100 million in annual revenue. His responsibilities included overseeing the P&L, Operations, Sales and Process Improvement groups. While filling various Director roles at the USF group of freight companies, Clark managed all aspects of operations and sales, and he worked directly with information systems to develop automated applications that allow users to achieve greater efficiencies. Clark is a passionate thought leader on how technology is revolutionizing the logistics industry. You can read his unobstructed view of supply chain logistics in his blog Supply Chain 20/20. Clark received his BS degree from Northeastern University.
Mitch Cline is the Global Managing Director of Accenture's Electronics & High-Tech group. The business provides management consulting and systems integration outsourcing to companies in multiple industries including software, semiconductor, consumer electronics, communications equipment, enterprise equipment, aerospace and defense, and medical equipment technology. Mr. Cline has extensive experience in program and project management and enterprise technology. He can be reached at Mitchell.email@example.com.
A marketing major from UNCC, Cobb co-founded Armstrong Transport in 2006. Over the past 10 years Cobb has overseen growing the company from a small startup above his garage to a nationwide network of logistics professionals. During this growth, Cobb has remained committed to providing a fun / family atmosphere while delivering exceptional customer service. Cobb enjoys hiking the mountains of North Carolina with his wife and four boys... and watching movies.
Dr. Coe-Sullivan graduated from Brown University with an Sc.B. in electrical engineering and received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). An expert in quantum dot materials and devices for solid state lighting and displays, Coe-Sullivan holds numerous patents relating to quantum dots (QDs) and organic light emitting devices (OLEDs) and is a frequent invited speaker on the subject. His doctoral thesis led to the formation of QD Vision, a leader in quantum dot technology for QLED displays and a company he helped found. Coe-Sullivan has a proven ability to bring complementing products and technologies together and his role at Luminit includes intellectual property strategy, technical marketing and business development.
Dan Cole is senior vice president for Trade Shows and Exhibits at Hargrove. With more than 27 years of professional sales and leadership experience, Cole was most recently vice president of business development for the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and the organization which produces it — the Consumer Electronics Association. Cole began his career in the trade show industry in 1992 as a national accounts manager for National Trade Productions, progressing there to sales director and went on to hold a number of important executive positions at companies such as Advanstar and Yellowbrix. Cole has won numerous sales and leadership awards including IAEE's most outstanding sales and marketing executive, the International Business Awards' most outstanding sales executive, and was recognized by Dealerscope Magazine's "40 under 40." Cole is a highly sought after writer, speaker and sales trainer in the trade show industry.
Mike Comstock is a senior advisor at GrandCanals, the market leader in analytics-driven fulfillment. Comstock is also the co-founder of Ursa Major Associates, LLC, a strategy consulting firm specializing in express, postal and logistics business transformation. Previously, he has held senior positions at DHL Express as well as several ecommerce and logistics companies.
Aaron Continelli, president of Cre8tive Technology and Design, started things small in 2005. What began as a one person consulting firm has now become a staff of 58 with three office locations. Specializing in ERP system sales and services, Cre8tive Technology and Design became an EPICOR Partner (Value Added Reseller) in 2007. Since then, Cre8tive Technology and Design has emerged as one of EPICOR's ELITE and won the 2013 Americas Partner of the Year as the Top Revenue Producer.
Chris Cooper is the Technology Director for Power at Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas. Chris provides design support and specializes in power technology. He has a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Aaron Corcoran is an account executive for Westfalia Technologies, a leading provider of logistics solutions for plants, warehouses and distribution centers since 1992. With more than 20 years of experience in materials handling and logistics, Corcoran helps Westfalia further develop its client portfolio, with a strong focus on the food and beverage industry.
Prior to joining Score Electronics as CTO, Peter Cornelius spent 25 years in the field of analog and mixed signal semiconductors. From picking up the tech-support phone in the early days to working in the field as an applications engineer, he learned the industry from the ground up. As Executive Director at world-class chipmaker Maxim Integrated Products, he managed both in-house and field-applications engineers, helping the company grow from $30 million to $2 billion. He credits his time with Maxim with teaching him the importance and value of a customer-focused approach. Working with industry icons Jack Gifford and Dave Fullagar (who hired him) and being on Fred Beck's team for many years also influenced and fostered his interest in analog electronics. A native of Germany, Peter received a Fulbright scholarship in 1980 that brought him to Arizona State University, kindling an interest that would eventually lead him back the States. After graduating from Fachhochschule Munich with a BSEE (analog/power) degree in 1984, he relocated to the US in 1988. When he's not working, he tinkers at his homestead in the Santa Cruz Mountains, rides his electric car or one of his BMW motorcycles, or visits with his two children who live in Austria. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cory Wheeler is the vice president of services and customer success at Zylo, where
Mike Cowan is an independent semiconductor industry analyst and the developer of the Cowan LRA model for forecasting global semiconductor sales. He is a 46-year semiconductor industry veteran, including 36 years at IBM Corp.'s Microelectronics division in East Fishkill, N.Y. While at IBM he was involved in many facets of semiconductor development and manufacturing engineering, including both technical and management responsibilities. During his last 10 years at IBM Microelectronics he was involved in strategy development and competitive analysis focused on the semiconductor industry. During this time he developed a wide range of top-down and bottom-up models for predicting the dynamics of the semiconductor industry. Following his retirement from IBM in 2002 Cowan became an independent semiconductor industry analyst providing his monthly global semiconductor sales forecast results to The Semiconductor Reporter Website from 2002 to 2006; to Future Horizons during 2007 and 2008; and from 2009 to the present to various Websites reporting on events in the semiconductor industry, including EE Times’ Silicon Strategies, weSRCH.com, Point blog, the semiconDr.com, and SemiconductorIntelligence.com. He earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in physics at Wayne State University in Detroit and an MS in electrical engineering at Syracuse University. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Robert Cowan is a supply chain solutions architect for Avnet Velocity, Avnet's global supply chain practice developing and implementing global solutions to assist key industry players in addressing their supply chain challenges. He has worked in various sectors as a project manager and supply chain manager, including high-tech and automotive. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and a PRINCE2 Practitioner. He has a master's degree in supply chain and project management from the SKEMA business school in France.
Dr. David M. Cummings is the Executive Vice President of the Kelly Technology Group in Santa Barbara, CA. He has over 35 years of experience in the design and implementation of software systems, many of which are embedded systems. Nine of those years were spent at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he designed and implemented flight software for the Mars Pathfinder spacecraft. He holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard University, and a master's degree and a Ph.D. from UCLA.
Curtis Franklin Jr
Curtis Franklin Jr. has been writing about technologies and products in computing and networking since the early 1980s. He contributes to a number of technology-industry publications including Information Week , ChannelWeb , Network Computing , InfoWorld , PCWorld ,Dark Reading , and ITWorld.com on subjects ranging from mobile enterprise computing to enterprise security and wireless networking. He is online community manager for the Interop conference and is a senior contributing analyst for the InfoWorld Test Center where he focuses on network infrastructure, wireless networking, and security.
Curt is the author of hundreds of articles, the co-author of three books, and has been a frequent speaker at computer and networking industry conferences across North America and Europe. His most popular book, The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Podcasting , with co-author George Colombo, was published by Que Books. His most recent book, Cloud Computing: Technologies and Strategies of the Ubiquitous Data Center , with co-author Brian Chee, was released in April 2010. When he's not writing, he is a painter, photographer, cook, and multi-instrumentalist musician; and is active in amateur radio (KG4GWA), scuba diving, and the Florida Master Naturalist program.
John Daker is a career operations, engineering and supply chain professional with more than 15 years of global operations experience that he brings to his role at Riverwood. He has held engineering, operations, and program management roles at several companies including NASA, Flextronics, NHT, PowerFile, and Tesla Motors. Daker has worked with products in consumer electronics, networking, photonics, and managed manufacturing facilities producing audio components and electric vehicle power trains. Daker has managed internal manufacturing operations at Flextronics, PowerFile and Tesla as well as managed outsourced production, reverse logistics operations and ODM programs for companies including Cisco, Motorola, Apple, NHT, and Sony Ericsson. He has managed numerous international product transfers, offshore product introductions, and substantial product development and industrialization programs in the U.S., Mexico, and Asia. Prior to joining Riverwood Solutions in 2011 ,Daker served as manager of Powertrain Operations for Tesla Motors, a California-based electric vehicle company where he was responsible for building one of the most technologically advanced powertrains in in the world. He also spent more than seven years in various manufacturing engineering and program management roles at Flextronics. Daker also played an integral role in developing new mathematical models for software, data analysis programs and worked on extensive computer programming and modeling while with NASA. Daker has a track record of developing and growing relationships at all levels of both the customer and internal organizations for manufacturing partners. Daker has a BSME from Case Western Reserve University and is a member of the Institute for Supply Management.
Dan Glotter is the founder and CEO of Optimal+ with over 20 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. Before founding the company in 2005, Glotter held various senior positions in semiconductor management and test operations at Intel from 1994 to 2004. During his tenure at Intel, Glotter was granted several patents and has received numerous awards, including the Intel Achievement Award and the Intel Quality Award for his leadership of Intel's Fab 18 in Israel. Glotter holds a BS in Engineering from the Technion and an MBA in Finance from Bar-Ilan University.
Dan Reeve is the Director of Sales and Business Development for Esker Americas, a worldwide leader in cloud-based document process software. Reeve's specialties include: order-to-cash and procure-to-pay solutions; electronic invoice processing; improving cash collection in order to lower DSO; and accounts payable automation for SAP. Esker has worked with dozens of clients in the food and beverage industry including Farmland, Bel Brands, Dr. Pepper Snapple, and Agua Mineral San Benedetto to successfully implement document process automation solutions.
Dan Roberts is Senior Consultant for the research analyst and consulting group Cambashi and is their Industry Segmentation expert. Roberts has developed several of Cambashi's robust data analysis reports call the Observatories. He works with IT vendors to ensure that Industry and Employment Observatory data are tailored to each vendor's specific needs, providing them with insights to improve their strategic marketing decisions. He also helps Cambashi to maintain the associated online industry training courses. Apart from tracking the leading enterprise application vendors, he also has a particular interest in e-business and CRM technologies. Dan is a member of the chartered Institute of Marketing and holds an MA in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University and an MPhil in Organic Chemistry from the University of East Anglia.
Daniel West, field application engineer, AVX, earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. He joined AVX upon graduation and spent two years as an FAE for fine-pitch connectors before transitioning to the company's passive electronic components division, where he works with capacitors, inductors, resistors, filters, circuit protection devices, and antennas.
Mark Danna has more than 20 years of experience in leading complex capital equipment development in the areas of mechanical, software, electrical, and process integration.
Raghu Das MA (Cantab) is CEO of IDTechEx. He has an MA Natural Sciences degree from Cambridge University, where he studied physics. He has been closely involved with the development of printed electronics for ten years, carrying out consultancy in Europe, USA, Asia and the Middle East. Raghu has lectured as an expert at over 300 events and conferences around the world and is the author of several IDTechEx publications. He leads IDTechEx consulting effort and research programs. His analyses of the industry and market forecasts have been cited globally, in publications such as the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times.
Nitzan Daube¸ CTO of NanoLock¸ brings extensive experience in software¸ high-tech business and bridging the gap between marketing¸ project management and engineering. Nitzan has extensive software and hardware development experience. Prior to joining NanoLock¸ Nitzan was VP of Software at Cellepathy Ltd and a Principal Project Manager for Microsoft's OneCare group. Nitzan holds a BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science from the Ben-Gurion University.
Bas Daver is a principal of Supply Chain Operations at Chainalytics based in the company's European region. In this role, he focuses on operations management, business transformation, and process improvement. Bas brings more than 17 years of supply chain and operations management experience from a wide range of industries.
David Hofer is the executive director of Intercomp USA, an independent franchise distributor which specializes in sourcing in-production, hard-to-find or obsolete electronic components. In those rare instances when obsolete components can't be found, their engineering staff will recommend a drop-in replacement. Hofer has expanded the portfolio of original and fully traceable franchise components to include everything from potentiometers and connectors to programmable IC's and sensors used by aerospace, automotive, medical device and consumer electronics manufacturers. Intercomp USA is ISO 9001, ISO14001 and AS9120 certified, in conformance with AS6081 and ITAR registered. Click here to learn more Hofer visit https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidhofer and Intercomp visit www.Intercomp.com<http://www.Intercomp.com>
A career entrepreneur with expertise in building and growing businesses, David Kerr brings more than 20 years of experience in executive management, business development, sales and marketing as Octiv's CEO. Before joining Octiv, Kerr served as vice president and general manager of Groupon, and as the general manager of ecommerce for Angie's List. He has also worked with GHX Europe and GHX Mobile Solutions. In his personal time, David stays active, competing in triathlons, cycling and running with his three children.
Simon Davidmann is president & CEO of Imperas. Prior to founding Imperas, Davidmann was a vice president in Synopsys following its successful acquisition of Co-Design Automation, the developer of SystemVerilog. Prior to founding Co-Design, Davidmann was an executive or European GM with 5 US based EDA startups including Chronologic which pioneered the compiled code simulator VCS, and Ambit which was acquired by Cadence for $280M. Davidmann was one of the original developers of the HILO logic simulation system, co-authored the definitive book on SystemVerilog, and is a visiting professor of digital systems at Queen Mary, University of London.
Henry Davis has unique skills crossing the boundaries between hardware engineering, software, systems, semiconductors, marketing, sales, and business management. His technology experience started in 1970 while still in high school developing software for accounting, engineering, and law firms. A broad university background in psychology, accounting, business administration, marketing, and advanced engineering form an important part of his approach to technology businesses. A few of Henry's notable accomplishments include inventing the first universal microprocessor development system based on a personal computer, managing the funding of the first digital light processor, and creating the fastest-selling Mixed Signal Processor. He is also co-author of the first process-based IEEE Software Engineering Standard, author of more than 1,000 articles, and holder of 11 US and foreign patents.
Deborah Grant is industry manager, manufacturing, at Loftware<http://www.loftware.com>, a global leader in Enterprise Labeling Solutions. Loftware works with hundreds of leading companies around the world to help customers address business challenges ranging from GHS compliance to meeting customer specific labeling requirements, as well as regional or language specific labeling requirements. Before joining Loftware, Deborah served in marketing and sales management positions with international organizations in the communications, industrial printing, and ink manufacturing sectors, with a special focus on Japan-U.S. Commerce.
Christian DeFeo is the E-supplier and Innovation Manager at Newark element14, a global electronics distributor and online community of more than 220,000 design engineers and tech enthusiasts. Recently, he oversaw a "Smarter Life" design challenge at the element14 Community in which engineers around the world developed connected devices and appliances.
As an award-winning journalist, I am EDN's executive and community editor and have a tremendous respect for those in the electronics industry.
Louis DeJianne directs corporate marketing for the retail industry at UPS, which includes the annual UPS Pulse of the Online Shopper study. He was previously the director of marketing for UPS's South California District where he was responsible for marketing and revenue management of more than $3.7 billion annually. DeJianne has worked in a variety of capacities across the country for UPS that include revenue management, sales and data management. That tenure includes time at UPS's corporate office working in segment marketing, product marketing, pricing, and supply chain solutions. DeJianne began his UPS career in 1991 as a full-time service provider in New Jersey. He has served on several boards and committees, most recently with the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce, Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce World Trade Week, and the California Fashion Association. DeJianne holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Clark University and an MBA in Marketing from Georgia State University. He has been married for 20 years to his wife Laura, and has three children, Tyler (18) and Joseph (16) and Matthew (9).
Steve Delepine is Vice President of Business Development at BrandWatch Technologies, a provider of brand security and product authentication solutions. He has over 15 years experience in sales, marketing, operations, and project management. Formerly, he served Kennedy Communications, a leader in integrated brand management, as Business Development Executive. He led teams that specialized in helping organizations align internal and external brand statements. With a combined focus on human resource management and brand marketing, the company helped customers grow brands. Prior to that, Delepine served as VP of Business Development for American Communications, where he developed and managed vendor/OEM relationships with Fortune 500 companies to support equipment sales and services to wireless, datacom, and telecom customers. He can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In her two decades of information technology experience, Jennifer Delony spent six years writing for national business-to-business trade journals in the telecommunications and alternative energy industries. She served as editor of North American Windpower magazine for two years, and she has been a business consultant to the WebEventPlanner.com group since 1999. She holds a bachelor's degree in marketing from the University of Phoenix. She is a native and resident of Stowe, Vt.
AVX Fellow Ron Demcko manages the Technical Sales Group at AVX headquarters in Fountain Inn, South Carolina. Primarily responsible for creating web-based support tools for the selection and modeling of passive components in both AVX tools and other design and modeling software, his team also identifies new product needs and component application solutions, and engages in applied development. An active contributor to his field, Demcko also authors and delivers several technical articles, papers, and presentations each year, and is a regular participant at conferences including: the Automotive Electronics Council Reliability Workshop (AECRW), Qualcomm Life Connect, SAE World Congress, SAE Convergence, Electronica, the Intel Developers Forum, and the annual Components for Military & Space Electronics Conference and Exhibition (CMSE). Demcko joined AVX in 1987, and has also served the company as an EMC Lab and Application Engineer. Prior to AVX, he was a product engineer at Corning Glass Works, working with radiation resistant and high temperature capacitors. He earned his Bachelor's of Science Degree in electrical engineering from Clarkson College of Technology. On the rare occasion that he's not working, Demcko enjoys amateur radio (WA2TBQ), and kayaking, biking, and tinkering in his garage lab with his wife of 32 years, Marybeth, who is also a graduate of Clarkson College of Technology and an EE. He holds two patents, and is a high-speed CW operator with a Chinese Radio Sports Association certificate for operation in China.
Dennis Menefee has been President and CEO of EDX since its inception in 1991. He brings over 30 years of hands-on experience in sales, marketing, operations and supply chain management to EDX and their wide range of products, services and technologies. Under his leadership, EDX has developed innovative supply chain solutions for some of the largest companies in the world including GE, Boeing, IBM and many more.
Shalaka Desai currently looks after holistic marketing activities at Zycus, a global leader in Source-to-Pay procurement software solutions. Across her previous roles, Shalaka helped diverse organizations kick-start and revamp their marketing activities specifically in domains like CRM, Analytics and product marketing. With a keen eye for innovating processes, she hopes to bring operational efficiency in the way tech products are sold.
Larry Desjardin, founder of Modular Methods LLC, is a consultant in the test-and-measurement industry. During his 34-year career with Hewlett Packard (later Agilent Technologies), he held various management roles in R&D, marketing, finance, strategic planning, and general management. As an R&D engineer he received two patents for new measurement techniques, and later was awarded the John Fluke Sr. Memorial Award for his contribution in creating the VXIbus. Larry was General Manager of Agilent's Modular Product Operation before retiring in 2010 and forming Modular Methods. He holds a BS in engineering from Caltech and an MSEE from Stanford University.
Phillip Diao is a consultant with GRA and has worked with leading retail brands on supply chain improvement projects across planning and operations focusing on their omni-channel strategy. Diao has a passion for retail, both from a consumer perspective and a supply chain perspective. He enjoys looking into the future of retail and helping businesses become market leaders.
Erik Diks<http://www.chainalytics.com/who-we-are/our-team/management-team/erik-diks/> leads the European practice for Chainalytics<http://www.chainalytics.com/>, a recognized global leader in supply chain consulting, analytics and market intelligence, accelerating fact-based transformations for supply chain leaders around the globe. To learn more about how you can reduce your working capital, contact Erik at +31 683263812 or email@example.com<firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Brian Dipert is Editor in Chief of the Embedded Vision Alliance. He is also a Senior Analyst at BDTI and Editor-in-Chief of InsideDSP, the company's online newsletter. And he's an off-hours freelancer as the Principal at Sierra Media, where he contributes to (among other things) the Brian's Brain blog at EDN Magazine. Brian has a BSEE from Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. His professional career began at Magnavox Electronics Systems in Fort Wayne, IN, where he worked for an aggregate 2.5 years as a co-op engineer. Brian subsequently spent eight years at Intel Corporation in Folsom, CA, holding a variety of roles in the company's nonvolatile memory group. During this time, Brian also authored and co-authored four technical reference guides published by Annabooks Press. He then spent 14 years (and five months) at EDN Magazine; at the conclusion of his career there, he was the senior technical editor covering consumer electronics-targeted ICs, software, and subsystems.
Nicholas DiRaimondo is the head of security and operational resilience for DHL Global Forwarding North America. DiRaimondo has been with DHL for close to two decades and has extensive experience in the areas of supply chain security, cargo security, security audits and training, surveillance, operations management and the logistics industry in general.
MP Divakar (Twitter: @docdivakar) is the founder of Stack Design Automation, a company focused on design automation stacks, services and training for next-generation electronics that include printed electronics, wearables, mechanical/electromechanical components and the Internet-of-Things. In addition to juggling two startups, he manages to contribute at IEEE Communication society. He is an independent contributor and moderator at the EE Times portal.
Alison is a student, educator, and avid DIYer. She graduated from U.C. Berkeley, double majoring in History and Gender Studies. She began her earnest exploration of hackerspaces through her involvement in Oakland California's vibrant DIY scene, where she has contributed to zine projects. Alison discovered Sudo Room, a Bay Area hackerspace, through co-facilitating a free class at the Public School, and has been active ever since.
Doug Czerwonka is SGS's technical manager and brand ambassador for Household Appliances in the Consumer Testing Services division. Doug has over 25 years of experience in the Household Appliance industry, focusing on Research & Development and performance. Before joining SGS, Doug worked for Samsung where he focused on enhancing products according to retailer / customer needs and worked directly with EPA / Energy Star to improve efficiency for large household appliances.
Ian Duncan-Lewis is Chief Executive Officer for Galleria Retail Technology Solutions, a leading global provider of advanced retail automation and optimization solutions for cluster, assortment and space planning.
Seymour Duncker is the CEO and co-founder of VC-funded software startup iCharts. iCharts is a native cloud-based BI and data visualization platform that allows you to build analytics without leaving your dashboard. Duncker is a serial entrepreneur and has been involved with several successful startups and technology innovations, including assisting senior management with product strategy at SAP. His passion is technology and data, and he holds several patents in the area of creating, embedding and sharing of interactive charts. Originally from Germany, Duncker moved to the Silicon Valley to see his vision reach reality. iCharts was named SuiteApp of the Year by NetSuite in 2016 and is now available for Google Cloud Platform.
Michael Dunn has been messing with electronics almost as long as he's been walking, and got his first oscilloscope around age 15. Things have gone downhill since then. The scopes now vie with wine racks, harpsichords, calculators, and 19th century pianos for space. Over the years, he's designed for the automotive, medical, industrial, communications, and consumer industries, as both freelancer and employee, working with analog, digital, micros, and software. Since 2000, he's run the TekScopes Yahoogroup, now with over 5,000 members, and he was previously editor-in-chief of Scope Junction.
Madhav Dubha is teh vice president of industry strategy at Llamasoft. He is a supply chain management professional with broad experience in: Strategy & Process ConsultingSupply Chain Software Expertise Project management Software application development and deployment, and Machine Learning Data Science.
Peter Edlund is the Senior Vice President of Global Product Marketing for DiCentral, a leading global provider of B2Bi Managed Services headquartered in Houston, Texas with 10 offices worldwide supporting customers in over 27 countries. DiCentral's services and solutions are singularly focused on B2B integration and used by many of the Fortune 1000, processing over $500 billion in transactions for over 30,000 organizations worldwide. Peter is responsible for leading the company's product marketing initiatives. He has over 20 years of sales and marketing management experience with a focus on supply chain solutions. He has held executive management positions with several technology firms. Peter is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and attended Central Texas College and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University where he studied aviation business management. For more information, please visit www.dicentral.com.
Charles Edwards is a consultant with GRA based in Melbourne, Australia. Charles' previous clients include the Defence Force, MROs and ASX listed retail businesses. Edwards has experience in supply chain strategic review, sales and operations planning, inventory optimisation, 3D printing and demand and replenishment planning. He is particularly interested in supply chain.
Debra N. Eggeman
Debra Eggeman is the executive director of the Independent Distributors of Electronics Association (IDEA), a nonprofit trade association. She earned her formal education in quality assurance and reliability from Fullerton College in California and has been an active member of the electronics industry from varying perspectives for more than 30 years. Her experience in the field began with Odetics Inc., an OEM specializing in flight data recorders for NASA and other space agencies and flight-critical assemblies for US military aircraft. Her tenure of 20 years with this OEM provided a solid foundation of industry knowledge that would support her entrance into the independent distribution business. She joined a major independent distributor as vice president in 2002 and accepted her position with IDEA three years later. As executive director, she chaired and managed the development of the industry's first consensus-based component inspection standard, IDEA-STD-1010: Acceptability of Electronic Components Distributed in the Open Market, and the creation of the IDEA-ICE-3000, the first professional inspector certification exam available to the industry for electronic components purchased from the open market. She regularly appears as a guest speaker providing presentations, lectures, and workshops at industry quality and anti-counterfeit events. She also serves on the SAE G-19 Committee and has been a participating member since its inception in October 2007.
Babak Ehteshami, CEO and founder of eDevelopment Corporation, has over 25 years of experience in the high technology arena. He has held executive, management, and engineering positions in companies such as Xilinx, Altera, LSI Logic, Samsung, Credence Systems, and Raychem. Mr. Ehteshami holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University, as well as Master of Science and Master of Engineering degrees from University of California, Berkeley.
As Director of Enterprise Business Operations at Netscout, Eileen Haggerty is responsible for working with enterprise customers to ensure that NETSCOUT's service assurance and cyber security solutions are meeting the needs of our customers and the market. Eileen has over 15 years working at NETSCOUT where she has held several product management and marketing roles. Prior to joining NETSCOUT, Eileen leveraged her MBA from Boston College working in a variety of technical marketing roles at Motorola Codex, Racal Data Group, and Celox Networks.
Matt Elenjickal is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of FourKites. Matt is an innovative and thoughtful leader, recognizing pain points in the logistics industry and designing elegant and effective systems to address them. His vision for the product and the team have defined FourKites' success and provide focused direction for continued growth. Prior to founding FourKites, Matt spent 7 years in the enterprise software space working for market leaders such as Oracle Corp and i2 Technologies/JDA Software Group. Matt has led high-impact teams that implemented logistics strategies and systems at P&G, Nestle, Kraft, Anheuser-Busch Inbev, Tyco, Argos and Nokia across North America, Western Europe and Latin America. Matt is passionate about logistics and supply chain management and has a keen sense of how technology can disrupt the traditional silo-based planning and execution. Matt lives in Chicago and holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from College of Engineering, Guindy, an MS in Industrial Engineering and Management Science from Northwestern University and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management.
Dan Elftmann has over 30 years of experience in the semiconductor and electronics industry. Prior to joining e2v Aerospace and Defense in April of 2011, he was the Senior Director of Strategic Marketing for Industrial, Military, and Aerospace products at Achronix Semiconductor. He also held a number of dedicated engineering roles at other companies, including Actel Corp., Computer Network Technology, and Micral Inc. Dan holds a Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering (BSEE) degree from the University of Minnesota. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Linda Elkins has served as PolyDyne's Vice President since January 1995. She is responsible for sales, marketing, and global account strategies. PolyDyne's software solutions are enterprise applications used globally by EMS providers, OEMs, and component suppliers in the electronics industry. Elkins has 25 years of experience in the field of supply chain management within the electronics industry. Prior to joining PolyDyne, she managed select semiconductor commodities for Texas Instruments. She managed supply chain processes for both OEM and EMS related business divisions within TI. Elkins holds an MBA from St. Edward's University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Todd Ellis is the director of product stewardship programs for Call2Recycle, Inc., North America's first and largest battery stewardship program. He has more than 17 years of recycling and sustainability experience. Ellis' current position focuses on raising the awareness of battery product stewardship programs throughout North America by fostering positive relationships among industry stewards, stakeholder groups and sustainability experts. In addition, Ellis contributes his expertise to various industry initiatives, such as battery legislation development and other compliance issues. Prior to joining Call2Recycle, Ellis was a recycling planner for the state of New Hampshire, assistant director for the Northeast Resource Recovery Association and vice president of operations for Sprint Recycling, Inc. He is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Science in Resource Economics.
Eric Christopher is co-founder and CEO of Zylo, the leading SaaS optimization platform that transforms how companies manage and optimize the vast and accelerating number of cloud-based applications organizations rely on today. Eric launched the company in 2016 with 16 years of sales and management experience in the SaaS space, including his recent position as SVP of Sales at Sprout Social in Chicago.
Erich Hoch is a global business executive with 30+ years experience in the electronics industry; holding international certifications in Marketing, Purchasing and Business Management. After a distinguished & multi-faceted 18-year tenure at Philips Electronics, Hoch joined Jabil's Business Development group.
Starting as Global Business Units Vice President, Hoch held P&L responsibilities & ownership for some of Jabil's most innovative yet demanding customers. In this role, Hoch owned the Display sector, comprised of the world's biggest brands and companies who are still leaders in the space today.
More recently Hoch served as Senior Vice President & Chief Supply Chain Officer at Jabil. His vision in this role transformed Jabil legacy supply chain tools & processes into a digitally connected & fully intelligent Supply Chain Platform ("IDSC") solution that would change supply chain management at Jabil forever and provide customers millions in TTM benefits, efficiency & risk mitigation. The solution recently won the Gartner 2016 Chainnovator Award in the High-Tech Manufacturing category.
From Supply Chain, Hoch assumed the role of Executive Vice President at Jabil, and aligning the organization for success to accelerate growth based on Jabil's Engineering & Technology prowess. These capabilities help Jabil's customers realize innovation and stay relevant in a world of unprecedented change. Hoch's realignment strategy brought Jabil's vast engineering capabilities out of their silos and created a centralized portfolio that all businesses across Jabil could leverage for customer benefit.
Today, Hoch brings his diverse leadership skills to Jabil's independent Packaging Solutions group, shining a powerful spotlight on global scale, and solution value and scope with a laser focus on creating brand brilliance through Smart Packaging, Every day, Hoch's customer obsession drives shareholder value and promises a bright future for Jabil Packaging Solutions!
Abe Eshkenazi is the CEO of APICS,a professional association for supply chain and operations management. Prior to joining APICS, Eshkenazi was the managing director for the Operations Consulting Group of American Express Tax and Business Services. In addition to his CPA, Eshkenazi holds a master of business administration in management from Northwestern University, Kellogg Graduate School of Management; a master of business administration in finance from DePaul University; and a bachelor's degree from Northeastern Illinois University. Eshkenazi is also an APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), a Certified Healthcare Executive (CHE), and a Certified Association Executive (CAE).
Chad Eudy's passion is to positively influence the lives of others through Servant Leadership. He has been influential in helping shape the culture at FHI serving the organization for 24 years at every level in operations from Handler to Senior Regional Manager. In his most recent role, he served as the Director of Leadership Development. Prior to FHI Chad served in the US Navy. In addition to serving at FHI, Chad also serves with various mission's teams around the world to bring hope and love to the less fortunate.
Siamak Farah is founder and CEO of InfoStreet, a provider of IT and productivity software-as-a-service (SaaS). His years of experience as a software developer affords him unique hands-on technical knowledge, while his work at NeXT Computer, side-by-side industry visionaries like Steve Jobs, gives him the marketing and management insight that has helped propel InfoStreet’s growth year-over-year. Siamak is a frequent speaker at conferences that focus on the Internet and SaaS, such as ISPCON, INBOX, SoftLetter, and more. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Farukh Farooqi is the managing member of Marquis Research, LLC, an investment advisory firm. Previously he was a senior research analyst at Kellogg Capital where he was responsible for generating investments for the Special Situations Group. Prior to joining Kellogg, he was a senior research analyst at Jefferies & Company, Merrill Lynch & Lehman Brothers. His team was ranked #1 and #2 on Institutional Investor Magazine for many years. He has an M.B.A. in finance from New York University (1997) and B.S. in accounting from the University of Maryland (1988). Prior to his Wall Street career, he worked as internal accountant in the publishing and software industries.
Richerd Fassler, a 30-plus-year veteran of the power semiconductor industry, currently manages energy efficiency programs at Power Integrations and contributes to the company's Green Room website (http://www.powerint.com/en/green-room). He closely follows worldwide energy efficiency programs and standards for electronic applications. He is also lead guitarist and vocalist in the geezer rock band Fossil Farm.
Nicole Faubert is a freelance writer and high-tech marketing consultant. She has more than 15 years of experience in technology marketing for test-and-measurement companies specializing in telecommunications and aerospace markets. She has an electrical engineering degree from McGill University in Montreal.
Miguel Valdés Faura
Miguel Valdés Faura is the CEO and co-founder of BonitaSoft, a France-based company that produces business process management (BPM) software and provides commercial services and support for the open-source Bonita project, of which he is also co-founder. BonitaSoft has offices in France, the United States. and China, and recently recorded its millionth download of Bonita Open Solution. Follow Miguel on Twitter @MiguelValdes.
Gerry Fay is Chief Global Logistics and Operations Officer for Avnet Inc. He joined the company in 2005 with the acquisition of Memec and is a veteran of the electronics industry. Prior to Avnet Gerry served as a senior executive at Memec, including time spent as president of Memec Americas. He holds a master's degree in business administration from the University of Redlands, California.
Since joining PrimeRevenue in January 2006, Nathan Feather has successfully ushered the company from its very early days as a visionary startup, through the financial crisis to today's position as a thriving mid-sized leader in the cloud-enabled supply chain finance marketplace. He was instrumental in recapitalizing the company with an $80M investment led by BBH Capital Partners in 2015. Prior to PrimeRevenue, he was in financial management roles at Ariba, Freemarkets and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Nathan holds a BS in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University.
Todd Ferguson is an Oliver Wight Americas principal and demand management expert. As a consultant and educator, he assists companies with overcoming supply chain challenges and implementing solutions, with a concentration in the disciplines of demand management and integrated business planning. His subject knowledge spans a range of industries, including food manufacturing, medical devices, and oil and gas. Current clients include energy leader FMC Technologies and global building materials provider Saint-Gobain. Todd has held positions in sales and marketing, order fulfillment, demand planning, and demand management at a number of leading organizations. He has also presented on the subject of demand management at APICS events as well as to university graduate-level classes. He holds a BA in economics from the University of British Columbia.
As Vice President of Avnet Velocity EMEA, Pascal is responsible for business development and developing, implementing, and managing supply chain solutions for Avnet Inc.'s European, Middle Eastern, and African based partners. Having started his career in electronics engineering, Pascal has held progressively more responsible positions in sales and marketing management within the electronics industry and has implemented numerous successful global supply chain and logistics programs. Based in Paris, he is also vice president of the SPDEI, the French Electronics Distribution Trade Association. Prior to joining Avnet he was director of sales and marketing at SCAIB.
Art Figueroa holds the position of Interim Vice President of Global Operations at independent distributor Smith & Associates. Before stepping into his current role, he served as Director of Security and Facilities since 2004. Among the major accomplishments are his management of the Smith headquarters' "Greenovation" project, which won the overall award from the City of Houston's 2012 Green Office Challenge; and his initiating of practices that protect Smith against fraud and counterfeit transactions. Art received his BA in political science from the University of Houston in 1994 and is a member of TAPA Americas.
E. Kelly Fitsimmons
E. Kelly Fitzsimmons is a well-known serial entrepreneur who has founded, led, and sold several technology startups. Currently, she is the co-founder and director of HarQen, named one of Gartner's 2013 Cool Vendors in Unified Communications and Network Systems and Services, and co-founder of the Hypervoice Consortium. In 2011, she was awarded the Silvertip PwC Entrepreneurship Award honoring the fastest-growing company within the Angel Capital Association portfolio. In 2013, Speech Technology magazine honored her with the Luminary Award. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Rochester and holds a master's degree from Harvard University.
Nick Flaherty is a Bristol-based freelance technology writer, analyst and consultant who has covered the semiconductor and electronics markets for nearly 25 years.
He writes for a wide range of technical trade publications around the world, including Unammed Systems Technology magazine. He has worked for Electronics Times and Electronic Engineering, edited MicroTechnology Europe and Electronic Product Design and started Automotive Electronics, as well as writing for many multinational semiconductor companies.
He is also a member of the SouthWest Microelectronics & High Tech Sector Group and heavily involved with the silicon and technology cluster in the SouthWest UK.
Kevin Fogarty is a freelance writer covering networking, security, virtualization, cloud computing, big data, and IT innovation. His byline has appeared in The New York Times, the Boston Globe, CNN.com, CIO, Computerworld, Network World, and other leading IT publications.
Gene Fontaine is Founder and President of E-source, a trading firm setting new standards of open-market best practices that help manufacturers realize the true value of their semiconductor portfolios. Gene helps companies understand the critical role unfolding market conditions play in their supply chains. Through managed services and innovative Web-based trading platforms, he is developing next-generation solutions that bolster trade and generate competitive advantages for companies of all sizes. Passionate about free trade, Gene is releasing a new book that fully explores the connection between the market and semiconductor asset performance. Learn more at www.esourcetrade.com.
Susan Fourtané is a Science & Technology journalist, writer, and philosopher with a life-long interest in science and technology -- and all things interesting.
She has been a technology journalist for nearly 10 years writing and reporting for global print and online publications such as Helsinki Times, UBM DeusM's Internet Evolution (probably the best site dedicated to the analysis of the future of the Internet that has ever existed), Big Data Republic, TheCMOSite, Enterprise Efficiency, HPIO_UK, Global Blue Marketing, SixDegrees Magazine, and World.Edu.
Currently, she writes for UBM Tech Electronics Division's EETimes and EBN; also for Light Reading and The New IP. And most recently UBM's Future Cities. Prior to journalism and writing, she worked extensively in the international B2B environment in several countries on two continents specializing in international business communication.
Susan has been the media advisor for tech startups, European correspondent and media advisory board member for Crypto Biz Magazine. Susan considers herself a citizen of the world who currently tries to split her time between Helsinki, London, and the French Riviera.
As Chief Strategy Officer for ModusLink, Nick Foy is responsible for the corporate and service line strategic plans and the alignment of the organization around the company's top priorities. Nick leads the global product management, marketing, Lean, process excellence, benchmarking, and portfolio management functions.
Nick is also responsible for driving innovative programs and services -- tracking and anticipating client, consumer and technological trends and converting these into practical applications for ModusLink's clients and their consumers.
Nick joined ModusLink in April 2015 and previously led the operations Lean and Global Process Excellence programs as well as serving as General Manager of the Nashville solution center before his appointment as VP, Strategy & Innovation, and then Chief Strategy Officer.
Prior to joining ModusLink, Nick was the Senior Manager of Innovation and Customer Experience for Amazon, where he spearheaded the strategic development of the Amazon.com logistics services portfolio for Amazon Fresh (grocery), Same-Day and Amazon Prime Now Delivery worldwide. His innovations significantly reduced cost per delivery and increased customer service globally. He also led the creation of a new delivery service solution for Ultra-Fast delivery (Amazon Prime Now).
In addition to his success at Amazon, Nick brings an extensive background in strategic operations management, supply chain planning, internet retail and physical logistics through roles with Capgemini Consulting, 3663 First for Foodservice and the Glenmorangie Distillery Company.
Everett Frank is vice president & General Manager at Optimum Design Associates. Everett has extensive management experience in electronics and contract manufacturing. Before joining ODA in 2005, he held general management and executive positions at Anthem Electronics (acquired by Arrow Electronics), K-Tech (acquired by Suntron), and Sanmina-SCI. He has led diverse operations including cable assembly, machining, sheet metal, and precision assembly where he has been responsible for the manufacturing of complex high precision systems. He has led both buyers and sellers in merger/acquisition transactions. Additionally, he has served as a consultant to Fortune 500 companies including KLA-Tencor, Applied Materials, and Electroglas, as well as consulted to start-ups in the networking and telecommunications industries. He is member of the IPC Government Relations Committee and takes interest in a broad range of industry issues. When he's not working, Everett play's competitive USTA league tennis, and enjoys sailing and golf.
Roger L. Franz
Roger Franz unashamedly mixes art with science and has published papers in journals and contributed to corporate documents. His writing interests include environmental issues, music, and the occasional poem. His BA and MS degrees are from Grinnell College and Northwestern University. He can be reached through http://home.comcast.net/~rgrhmmr or at RogerLFranz@gmail.com.
Romain Fraux is project manager for reverse costing analyses at System Plus Consulting, a part of the Yole group of companies in Nantes, France.
Dave Freeman is a Texas Instruments Fellow and Chief Technologist for Power Supply Solutions in the Power Management business unit. He has expertise in the areas of battery management ranging from charging to capacity estimation. In the areas of power management, he covers low-power DC/DC, high-frequency power conversion, and digitally controlled power. Other areas of focus for Dave are renewable energy systems and low-power energy harvesting, as well as sensors and analytical methods used to evaluate physical properties of materials. His offices are inside Kilby Labs, where he manages the energy lab as well as power/energy-related research projects.
With 15 years of experience, Mr. Fried is a seasoned strategy consultant and marketing advisor to both multinationals companies and start-ups, across a broad range of industries, including financial services, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), automotive, retail, medical devices and software).
Past positions include roles with Monitor Company, Financial Services Authority, Oxford Risk, Mountainview, Oxford University, Eternegy and Milk & Honey Distillery. Mr. Fried received a M.B.A. from Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Paris, a M.Sc. In Behavioral Economics from Oxford and a B.Sc. In Risk & Choice from University College London.
Peter Friedman is a social media http://www.liveworld.com/ visionary and veteran with 30 years experience in the space. He's provided multiple global brands with strategic social media guidance and delivered hundreds of social media programs for them in multiple countries and languages. These include Apple's industry-wide social network, AppleLink; MINI Cooper's Member's Lounge; Unilever's Dove Campaign For Real Beauty; HBO's original show character-driven website community; the American Express Member's Project; and Walmart's Facebook and Twitter programs.
Donna Fritz is Vice President of Marketing and Product Management for TAKE Supply Chain and leverages more than 20 years' experience in marketing, product development, and supply chain operations in her role. She leads both marketing and product strategy, bringing a unique integration to the solution lifecycle from inception through development based on market research and customer input to go-to-market and integrated marketing promotions. In addition to overseeing market and product strategy, she works closely with industry analysts, TAKE Supply Chain's sales and services departments, and existing customers to ensure solutions continue to meet the evolving customer needs and market opportunities. Prior to TAKE Supply Chain, Ms. Fritz held marketing and product roles for firms in the high tech software and hardware manufacturing sectors as well as leading companies such as Dunn & Bradstreet (Hoover's), TDAmeritrade, and Mutual of Omaha.
I've been a journalist for 30 years and have enjoyed having a ring-side seat at not only the transformation of technology and the electronics business but journalism and publishing itself.
I was named Editor-in-Chief of EBN in Februrary of 2013, having come from EE Times, where I spent 18 years in two tours of duty, starting in 1992.
At EE Times, I held various positions, including business editor, managing editor, editor-in-chief, publisher, and most recently, Silicon Valley Bureau Chief. During the past three decades, I helped guide EE Times to become the news and information source for the electronics industry and transformed the property from a strictly print edition into an industry multimedia leader in the online world.
I was responsible for a number of industry firsts within the electronics sector, including one of the first blogs, the first podcasts as well as video coverage.
I was editor and driver on the groundbreaking 2011-12 project, Drive for Innovation, in which I and a videographer (my brother, as luck would have it) drove around the United States for a year, interviewing engineers. It was a life-altering experience.
In the years in between EE Times, I was senior vice president for Digital Media and Content Creation at Blanc & Otus, a public-relations agency, and director of content and community for Numetrics, a technical software firm.
Prior to joining EE Times, I was managing editor for the San Jose Business Journal, managing editor of the Providence Business News and a reporter and bureau chief for United Press International in Indiana and Rhode Island.
I was born and raised in San Francisco and received my bachelor's degree in English from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Malcolm Fuller is a contributing writer at UBM's Drive for Innovation.
Until recently, Victor Gao was group head of Arrow's independent media, software platform, and incubation businesses. Editor and publisher of award-winning technology properties such as EETimes, EDN and 21ic. Writes and speaks on strategy, business and consumer media, multisided marketplace, blockchain, and internet of things. Extended expatriate assignments in EMEA, APAC and Latin America.
Evan Garber is CEO and co-founder of EVS,whose mission is to disrupt the warehouse management and supply-chain software industry.
An affinity for technology at a young age combined with an entrepreneur's heart launched Garber through his short stint in public accounting and into self-employment as a business specializing in process manufacturing technology, and consulting services.
When recession and opportunity presented themselves in 2002, Garber joined with Nathan Brown to co-found EVS and develop specialized warehouse management software for process manufacturers. Dissatisfied with the mid-market ERP options for process manufacturers, the team later developed a mid-market process manufacturing suite which quickly proved to be an industry-changing application.
Garber shares his love of entrepreneurialism with others through StartHere.tv,an organization co-founded by Garber and Brown that mentors and supports entrepreneurs and start-up non-profits. He was also the founding chairman for America's Kids Belong, a national non-profit organization that matches families with orphans and foster children.
Garber is an aspiring jazz musician, in process CrossFit athlete, daddy to three adventurous kids and husband to a beautiful wife. Most of all, grateful for blessings life has provided.
Sachin Garg is a Management & Engineering professional with almost 12 years of experience in Electronics & Semiconductor business in different applications like consumer electronics, automotive, healthcare, industrial etc. He has worked with the leading IT & Semiconductor companies like STMicroelectronics Pvt Ltd, NXP Semiconductor Pvt Ltd and Cognizant Technology Solutions and handled the business development of Semiconductor IP Market in R&D across various core industries. He has worked in projects related to System on Chip (SoC), Smart Things, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence, Augmented and Virtual Reality, Wireless Sensor Network, Low Power Management, Product Miniaturization Technologies Nodes for Industry analysis, Go-to-market strategy, Growth strategy, Business planning and strategic analysis. Garg is a post-graduate in International Business from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi. Before that, he did his engineering
Gary M. Barraco
Gary M. Barraco, director, Global Product Marketing at Amber Road, is responsible for developing strategic product marketing direction and presenting the Amber Road brand and solutions worldwide. As the platform evangelist, Barraco develops and launches customer insights, go-to-market plans, product messaging and content, and field marketing tactics which establish Amber Road's solutions as a standard in the Global Trade Management space.
Peter Gasperini spent 24 years in Silicon Valley doing product, technical, and strategic marketing with the likes of Raytheon, AMD, Xilinx, LSI Logic, IBM, and MIPS, picking up expertise in ASIC, SoC, programmable logic, microprocessors, and embedded IP along the way. He never drinks less than two shots of "robusta" espresso a day, and he makes lasagna with a secret recipe. His favorite movies are The Magnificent Seven and Where Eagles Dare. Gasperini's website is http://vigilfuturi.blogspot.com
Gavin Davidson brings to NetSuite more than 25 years of industry experience. In his current role, Davidson is charged with utilizing his understanding of the product, market place and customers to increase sales, improve customer satisfaction and retention and drive the solution maps for partner and product offerings. Prior to joining NetSuite, Davidson initially completed an apprenticeship in production engineering before taking on several consulting roles implementing a variety of manufacturing software products such as Epicor, Microsoft Dynamics, Experlogix and Visual Manufacturing. A native of Glasgow and living in Toronto, Davidson spends his spare time cooking and traveling and is an avid golfer.
Eric Geerts drives product strategy and roadmap for Descartes' ports and ocean shipment services for the EU. Prior to joining Descartes in 2010, Geerts worked for Porthus as product manager of the customs compliance and port/ocean applications, helping the company and its customers in the go live of different European customs systems, and ocean carrier and port connectivity services. Over the last 10 years, Geerts has built considerable experience in maritime logistics and customs compliance software, electronic messaging and beyond. Geerts has a Master's in commercial engineering with a specialization in IT management from the University of Antwerp, Belgium.
George F. Brown Jr.
George F. Brown Jr. is CEO and co-founder of Blue Canyon Partners, where his practice allows him to contribute to solving clients' business-to-business growth challenges. Prior to Blue Canyon, he held senior leadership roles in a number of organizations, including DRI/McGraw-Hill and ICF Kaiser International, and served as the Theodore Roosevelt Professor of Economics at the US Naval War College. Brown has published extensively in academic and business journals and testified frequently before Congress. His new book, CoDestiny, is available for purchase at Amazon.com, as well other online booksellers. He received his MS in Industrial Administration and his PhD in Economics from Carnegie-Mellon University.
George Japak heads up ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, where he oversees vendor-neutral testing and certification of systems, products and services, as well as manages consortia organized around technology and market segments. Hundreds of the world's top vendors have submitted their product and services for testing and certification at ICSA Labs. The end-users rely on ICSA Labs to authoritatively set and apply objective testing and certification criteria for measuring compliance and reliability. Under Mr. Japak's leadership, ICSA Labs has earned its ISO 9001:2008, ISO/IEC 17025:2005, ISO Guide 65 and Cryptographic and Security Testing (CST) and other US Government accreditations. Effective early 2012, Japak was named the Verizon HIPAA Security Officer. A seasoned technology veteran, Mr. Japak has more than 25 years of experience in senior level sales, marketing and operational management, and the last 15 years of which have been at ICSA Labs. Japak holds a master of business administration from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management and a bachelor's degree from The Pennsylvania State University.
Jim Gerard currently manages the design and execution of UPS's marketing plans for growing global forwarding, logistics, and transportation revenues in the high-tech and electronics vertical. He moved into this role after several rotations in database marketing, small business segment strategy and CRM analytics. Prior to UPS, Jim held various sales and marketing positions at an Inc. 500 software reseller. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A technology enthusiast by nature, Somdipto Ghosh has diverse experience in promoting and facilitating procurement improvement in companies across USA, Australia, Africa and Asia in a variety of roles encompassing Business Development, Alliances Management and Marketing. Currently heading Product Marketing for Zycus, he is focused on finding easy answers to life's complex problems.
Nora's experience working with Smith & Associates' customers taught her quickly that quality is their foremost concern. Working closely with the engineers at her core accounts, she has been instrumental in the development of Smith's extensive testing procedures. She is currently at Smith's newly formed Singapore branch, and is using this experience with the Asian market to further her knowledge of supply chain logistics so she can develop long-term stocking programs with her core accounts and help ensure that suspect parts are kept out of the open market. Nora can be reached at email@example.com.
An expert in supply chain management, logistics, and planning, Jonathan Gilbert has over 25 years of experience in improving service levels, reducing cost, increasing efficiency, and integrating new technologies across diverse industries. At TFI, Gilbert conducts research and provides consulting services in transportation and logistics, supply chain management, and operations. Gilbert earned a B.S. from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University and an M.B.A. from the Stern School of Business at New York University. He has held significant leadership positions at NuCO2, a national carbon dioxide gas distributor; electronics component manufacturer MF Electronics; BOC Edwards, a major supplier of electronics process gases, chemicals, and equipment; BOC Group; and Pyle Corporation. Gilbert also has substantial experience in transportation operations planning, optimization, and capacity analysis.
Crystal Gilliam is a member of TradeGecko's content team. TradeGecko is a cloud-based inventory management software solution for SMBs. TradeGecko's blog and knowledge base are full of tips and tricks for retailers and wholesalers on inventory management, eCommerce and logistics.
Andreas Glaser is a senior marketing manager for power and small signal semiconductors at Rutronik Elektronishe Bauelement GmbH. He has over 20 years of experience in the industrial and distribution business. Within Rutronik GmbH, Glaser covered several functions
Glenn Graney is the senior marketing manager for industrial and high-tech markets at Santa Barbara, Calif.-based QAD, Inc. (NASDAQ:QADA/QADB), a leading provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and services to global manufacturing companies. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Paris Gogos is vice president of product of NeoGrid North America. In his current position, Gogos leverages his experience working with some of the world's most successful consumer packaged goods companies and retailers to help NeoGrid customers align supply with demand and improve on-shelf availability. Gogos previously worked with leaders in demand visibility and retail execution practices including Nielsen, RSi and Efficient Market services. A published thought leader, Gogos holds a degree in marketing and finance from Rosebank College in South Africa.
Jane Goh is senior product marketing manager at Elementum.
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Recovering engineer, high-tech journalist, solid state lighting junkie, green-tech maven, open-source opinionator, freelance writer, maker,aviator, gadfly, geek dad...
Chris Gordon heads up the Supply Chain practice for Wipro Consulting Services North America and is the firm's global network lead for Supply Chain Management. He leads the team in providing evidence-based supply chain strategy to help clients improve performance. He specializes in supply chain segmentation and physical distribution and has built a career successfully driving analytical supply chain initiatives to maximize customer revenue while retaining precious resources. Chris has 20 years experience working with manufacturers and consumer organizations and has in recent years held leadership positions at Atos, KPMG Consulting, and CSC. He has an MS in logistics and supply chain management from Cranfield University’s School of Management in the UK. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Craig Gottlieb is a Senior Manager in Accenture's Supply Chain Management practice. He works with global clients in the high-tech and aerospace & defense industries to address challenges in business strategy, supply chain execution, and aftermarket service and support. He contributes to Accenture’s high-performance business research and authors Accenture industry points of view on secure supply chain, capabilities-based lifecycle management, sustainability, and managing through “challenging times.” Mr. Gottlieb holds a BA from Carleton College and a MAIS from the University of Washington Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, where he focused on Japanese technology and defense policy. Based in Hartford, Conn., he may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graham Scott is the Senior Director, Global Commodity Management for Jabil, a $22 billion global manufacturing services provider. His responsibilities at Jabil encompass global commodity sourcing/management in addition to leading Jabil's supplier relationship management organization. Graham joined Jabil in 2004 and has amassed over 20 years of experience in the EMS industry across various procurement and commodity management positions.
Daniel Grant joined Prime Advantage in March 2000 as a regional account manager, and was promoted to vice president of sales in 2006. Since coming on-board, Dan has played a key role in the recruitment of Prime Advantage Members and Suppliers. Prior to Prime Advantage, Dan worked as sales manager for a boutique consulting firm servicing trade associations and computer user-groups. His manufacturing background includes two years in marketing management for Groen Process Equipment.
Robin B. Gray, Jr.
Robin B. Gray Jr. is the CEO of the National Electronic Distributors Association, an industry organization representing franchise distributors in the United States. He has more than 16 years experience in the electronic distribution market and has worked in various management positions for more than 25 years. A frequent speaker at electronics industry association events, Robin is an expert on issues such as counterfeiting, distribution trends and developments, e-commerce, IP theft, technology and legal issues. Prior to joining NEDA, Robin was general counsel and acting president at the American Society of Travel Agents based in Washington, D.C. He currently serves on the boards of various professional, civic and sports organizations.
Over the past eight years Chanan Greenberg has engaged with more than 50 semiconductor companies in the US, Europe, Japan, and Korea to assist in their sales operations with price and margin improvement initiatives. He has authored several whitepapers on global price management and revenue management. Before joining Model N, Greenberg was founder and CEO of PriviaInc, where he worked for six years with top 20 government contractors, including Boeing and Lockheed to improve their business development and government bidding processes. Prior to that he served as CEO of Click Online and spent seven years working with high-tech OEM manufacturers, primarily focused on consumer products.
Manuel Grenacher is a serial tech entrepreneur from Switzerland. While obtaining his engineering degree in 2006, Grenacher founded Coresystems. He also founded Mila AG, a company that connects customers who need tech support with vetted tech-savvy individuals and small businesses.
Manuel created the vision for a new level of field service management experience and developed Coresystems' platform to support it. Today, over 190,000 users across the globe use Coresystems' products to improve their own field service management. Customers are medium and large national and international companies that have highly complex business processes, several branch offices, and numerous subsidiaries.
Gary Grossman is a senior technologist and PR strategist at Edelman. He identifies unique value propositions, develops compelling stories, builds organizational consensus and effective go-to-market approaches for technology companies of all sizes.
Irv Grossman is executive vice president of the Americas at Chainalytics, a leading global supply chain consultancy. Grossman is responsible for the delivery of strategy, design, and transformational consulting efforts for many of the top-tier global supply chains. His extensive industry and consulting experience that spans Retail, Consumer Product Goods and Hi-Tech, includes supply chain operations, logistics, strategic sourcing, procurement, and enterprise transformation.
Anders Grudén has served as Syncron's CEO since 2004 and has overall responsibility for the company's global strategy, organization, culture and operations. Under Mr. Grudén's direction, the company has expanded globally to serve its growing list of market leading customers that rely on Syncron to maximize the performance of their after-sales service operations.
Prior to Syncron, Grudén served in executive roles with Accenture Strategic Services where he assisted Chief Executives of large, multinational manufacturing companies to take full advantage of their global market coverage. Mr. Grudén has also worked as a Managing Director for Investor AB, one of the largest financial institutions in the Nordics, investing in companies with innovative technologies. Mr. Grudén is a member of the Board of ABG Sundal Collier A/S, the leading investment bank in the Nordic region.
Grudén holds two degrees: a M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering & Management and a B.Sc. in Economics & Business Administration.
Mathieu Guerville is Director of Strategy and Business Development for the Supply Chain and Sustainability Business Unit of UL, which includes the Information and Insights, Furniture, and Environment groups. For over a decade, he has identified and implemented strategy for growing business, penetrating new markets, and building synergies between businesses. His core background includes intelligence gathering, analysis, entrepreneurship, marketing, and international trade. He has employed this skill set in targeting strategic integrations, most recently by driving the acquisitions of GoodGuide, IDES, Innovadex, and The WERCS for UL Information and Insights. Prior to UL, Mathieu worked as a Competitive Intelligence Analyst at Proactive Worldwide and as Commercial Attaché to the French Trade Commission. He received his BS in economics at Northwestern University.
Ron Guido is president of LifeCare Services, LLC an independent consulting company dedicated to anti-counterfeiting solutions and supply chain integrity. Ron is currently collaborating with Covectra<http://www.covectra.com> and has written numerous articles regarding serialization and track and trace. He was formerly the vice president of global brand protection for Johnson & Johnson and resides in Annandale, NJ.
Veena Gundavelli is the Founder and CEO of Emagia Corporation, a leading provider of data-driven finance solutions for order-to-cash management. She is also the Co-founder of Solix Technologies, a big data platform solutions company. Veena Gundavelli has over 20 years of experience in designing and developing enterprise financial operations management software, business intelligence, big data, machine learning and artificial intelligence. Prior to being a serial entrepreneur, Veena worked in R&D roles at Cisco Systems and Canon Information systems, among other companies. She holds a Master's degree in computer engineering and Bachelors in electronics and communications engineering. She was awarded "Trailblazer of the Year" award by Forum of Women Entrepreneurs and also recognized as one of the most influential women in technology by Silicon Valley Business Journal.
Sanjay Gupta is responsible for Wipro's Product Engineering and Mobility Solutions. Wipro is a global leader in product engineering and mobility solutions for the telecom, compute, storage, healthcare, automotive, and industrial engineering vertical markets. It offers turnkey solutions for systems, software, board, and VLSI design backed by its IP for speed to realization. In addition it also provides independent test and validation solutions for telecommunication and handset devices. Prior to this role, Sanjay led Wipro's cloud and green solution portfolio and also its product management function. He has been part of Wipro's business team in the United States since 1997, and led the telecommunications vertical market sales as well as the Eastern Region for Wipro across all markets. In those roles, he was responsible for sales and customer engagement for product engineering, IT, and business process solutions. He started his career with Wipro in the Indian IT business, and, in his last role, was the business head for North India, responsible for sales and after-sales support of IT products and services. Sanjay has a Bachelor in Electronics and Communications from PEC Chandigarh and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He was a gold medalist in his MBA program and a recipient of the Citibank scholarship for academic excellence.
Brent Halverson is president & CEO of ecmarket, cloud solutions developer of the patent-pending Conexiom sales order and invoice automation solution. Conexiom allows manufacturers and distributors to focus on serving customers and managing supplier relationships instead of entering data. For more information, visit conexiom.com.
Julien Happich is Editor in Chief of EETimes Europe.
Tam Harbert is a freelance journalist based in Washington, D.C., and has covered business, technology, and public policy for more than 20 years. She has launched, edited, and written for various publications targeting different high-tech and business audiences, including value-added resellers, systems integrators, OEMs, information technology managers, venture capitalists, day traders, advertising and marketing executives, engineers, and high-tech C-level executives. For 10 years, Tam worked at Electronic Business magazine as Executive Editor and National Editor. She has received many awards, including a Jesse H. Neal Award for editorial commentary.
Ken Harris is the Head of Denied Party Screening at Descartes. Previously, Ken served for nearly 25 years as the Managing Partner for MK Data Services. Prior to that, Ken was an Export Administration Specialist at the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Dr. Jon Harrop, MA, MSci, PhD (Cantab), has been a director of IDTechEx since 2012. He earned degrees in natural sciences from the University of Cambridge and has published peer-reviewed academic papers on physics, chemistry and biology in journals such as Physical Review with a focus on computational science. He has worked on emerging technologies ever since and consulted for a variety of companies including BP, Aviva and Microsoft. He has authored and co-authored dozens of books and reports over the past 20 years from New Intelligent Printing Techniques (1995) to 3D Printing Applications (2014). Harrop joined IDTechEx as a director in 2012 and currently specializes in 3D printing, Internet of Things and wearable technologies.
For 25 years, Steve Hashman has been managing business development, product development and marketing initiatives for high tech and telecoms companies, in Canada, Europe, and the Caribbean. Hashman is currently a managing partner for Exponential Solutions (The CUBE). The CUBE is now the preferred messaging solution for world leading music suppliers and audio marketing providers who deliver and manage on-hold and in-store music and messaging solutions. The CUBE is now installed in 45 countries in major brand companies such as: Harrods of London, Wembley Arena, and through locations owned by major brands such as: McDonalds, Burger King, KFC, Starbucks, Estee Lauder, London Underground, Honda, Dodge, and others.
Roger Hatfield is vice president of sales for CloudTrade in North America. CloudTrade is one of the fastest growing e-invoice and e-document networks, connecting over 120 organisations to thousands of their trading partners electronically across numerous sectors and regions across the globe. Founded in 2010 to offer a fresh approach to e-invoicing, CloudTrade enables companies to evolve past their reliance on paper and trade electronically with their suppliers, irrespective of size or technical maturity. CloudTrade's unique, patented technology, delivers services not widely seen in the market, in a cost-effective way. For further information go to: http://www.cloudtradenetwork.com/ or contact one of the team at https://www.cloudtradenetwork.com/contact.
Sarah Hatfield directs OnProcess' strategy for products and core service offerings, including the OPTvision platform. She brings more than 15 years of leadership expertise from previous roles in supply chain, product and program management for Comcast, Asurion and ADT. Most recently, her focus has been in new product development for the connected home and IoT spaces. Hatfield's early career includes four years of active duty service with 25th Infantry Division, US Army. She is a veteran of foreign wars and recipient of multiple service awards, including the Combat Action Badge.
Jim Hayden brings to Savi 20 years' experience conducting award-winning work on the practical application of analytics methods and technologies including knowledge discovery, data mining and predictive analytics. He has a proven track record of building and growing analytics and data businesses from zero to millions of dollars in multiple verticals. As Vice President, Solutions Hayden will shape the company's analytics strategy and drive continued innovation among Savi's full solutions suite. Before joining Savi, Hayden was Vice President, Analytics at TEOCO, a leading provider of analytics solutions to communications service providers worldwide. At TEOCO, Hayden was responsible for the creation and delivery of the company's Big Data analytics solutions focused on producing actionable insights from terabytes of data. Hayden additionally served as Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at Mantas, a global analytics leader in the Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering software market. At Mantas, Hayden led the spin-off from SRA International, drove business case development for new markets and products, and managed the research, data mining and intellectual property teams.
Mike Heald, managing director, Accenture Strategy, Communications, Media and Technology, helps communications, media, and technology companies focus on global growth and strategy. Coauthor of the book, "Selling Through Someone Else", he brings deep expertise in agile selling capabilities, ecosystem growth models, both direct and indirect channel strategies and the impact of digital. Heald is based in San Jose, California.
Tom Hennessey is a business manager for GTK UK Ltd, an electronics manufacturer that provides custom solutions for cable assemblies, connectors and optoelectronic displays. Tom is responsible the cable assemblies side of GTK and helps to oversee all enquiries for this product range. He has extensive knowledge of overmoulding and applies his years of experience to all customers' projects and helps to facilitate the quick implementation of GTK's flexible manufacturing models to support customers' growing requirements.
George Henning joined OCM Manufacturing in 1995 and has seen the company through lead-free implementation, ISO 9001 registration, implementation of a new ERP system, and several production automation upgrades. Prior to joining OCM, George worked for Celestica Inc., a Tier-1 global electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider. He is a graduate of the Electronics Engineering Technology program at Georgian College and received an MBA from Queen's University.
Marc Herman is a freelance writer whose introduction to the electronics supply chains was watching thieves empty a Seagate disc drive distributorship in Jakarta, Indonesia. He went on to cover different aspects of the topic in Santiago, Singapore, Silicon Valley, and Spain, among other places. He also works as a photographer, placing him frequently and enthusiastically at the end of the supply chain, credit card in hand. Marc is the author or contributor to several books and magazines and chronicled his investigation into the supply chain for gold bullion in Searching for El Dorado (Random House, 2003; Amazon Kindle, 2007).
Kelly Jackson Higgins
Kelly Jackson Higgins is Senior Editor at DarkReading.com. She is an award-winning veteran technology and business journalist with more than two decades of experience in reporting and editing for various publications, including Network Computing, Secure Enterprise Magazine, CommunicationsWeek, Virginia Business magazine, and other major media properties. Jackson Higgins was recently selected as one of the Top 10 Cybersecurity Journalists in the US. She began her career as a sports writer in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, and earned her BA at The College of William & Mary. Follow her on Twitter @kjhiggins.
Gary Hilson is a Toronto-based writer, content editor, and brand strategist. He's written thousands of words for print and pixel over the past 20 years, primarily as a journalist covering technology across North America. His specialties include enterprise and networking technology, startups, B2B content, education and research, community news, and entertainment, particularly science fiction and fantasy.
Jim Hoefflin is president and COO of Kewill, bringing over 25 years of experience in articulating strategy, developing industry leading solutions and creating positive change to grow a business. Prior to Kewill, Hoefflinserved as CEO and president of Empower Software Solutions, where he led the company to create a dual go-to-market strategy to address both the enterprise and SMB segments. Previously he served in several leadership positions at RedPrairie (now JDA), most recently as executive vice president of products and marketing. Earlier in his career he co-founded Software Associates Inc. (SAI), which RedPrairie acquired in 1998.
Jim Holmes is a supply chain veteran focused on selling and delivering best-in-class supply chain solutions. Jim utilizes his industry knowledge and supply chain expertise to educate customers on the intrinsic value of various supply chain processes/solutions. Jim's experience has allowed him to achieve results in many different industries such as CPG/FMCG, food, beverage, retail, manufacturing, 3PL, oil and gas, chemical, automotive and pharmaceutical/medical. Jim started his career with hands-on experience in the railroad industry and was promoted to other roles in distribution operations, process transformation, transportation and inventory management. This allowed him to work with all modes of transportation and a broad array of supply chain technologies, including WMS, TMS, BI and global trade compliance tools. He has always believed that it's about the process and the people. Software solutions enable change, which allows for better analytical measurements and accountability, and ultimately better results.
Matt Holzapfel is a product marketer at Tamr where he focuses on procurement solutions. Prior to joining Tamr, Matt held positions in Strategy at Sears Holdings and Strategic Sourcing at Dell, where he led the development and implementation of new analytical sourcing tools to significantly lower procurement costs. Matt has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Chip House is chief marketing officer at Four51, the makers of OrderCloud, a cloud-based platform powering eCommerce for thousands of businesses and millions of users worldwide. He is a marketing executive with over 25 years of direct and digital marketing experience at Digital River, ExactTarget, and the Salesforce Marketing Cloud, where my most recent position was VP of Relationship Marketing. In his tenure there, House also built multiple teams and held VP roles in marketing, services, and industry relations.
Gelston Howell is a senior vice president at Sanmina Corp. Sanmina is a leading integrated manufacturing solutions company, providing design, supply chain and manufacturing services to high technology companies. Howell has worked in the medical electronics, computer and semiconductor industries for 30 years in a variety of positions including global operations management, product development and IC design. Prior to joining Sanmina in 2005, Howell worked for Siemens Medical, IBM and Digital Equipment Corporation.
As senior sales engineer at Esker, Howie Hahn focuses on SAP accounts payable and order processing automation demos and discussions. While maintaining three SAP servers, Howie trains sales engineers and sales staff on SAP, business processes and Esker products. Howie is also a leader in Change Management at Esker.
Philip Huang is CEO of Bluestar Mould Group, a Hong Kong-based automotive mould manufacturer, and is the second generation of senior management at the company. He took over control of BSM after his father retired in 2004, building upon his background in operations and quality control to drive growth 25 percent per year even through the last economic downturn. Although emphasizing Asia's dynamic and evolving business environment, Philip also has a global perspective and has been actively focused on business in Asia through participation in global events, exhibitions, seminars, and direct customer visits. BSM has, under him, secured multiple contracts in Europe and North America with automotive, electronics, industrial, and medical/dental companies. He earned an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering at Guangxi University and an MBA in business and economics at Hong Kong University.
From transportation, to forward logistics, e-business and aftermarket services, Xavier Hubert has been at the forefront of the Global hi-tech supply chain over the past 15 years. Today, Hubert is solutions architect at Teleplan, an industry leader in lifecycle care and after-market service, operating in the areas of Computers, Communications and Consumer Electronics. Since joining Teleplan, Hubert has helped numerous companies uncover the value that could be recovered and generated by optimizing their reverse chain. More recently, Hubert has also been leading the Circular Economy initiative for the company. Xavier has an MBA from Trinity College Dublin, and is currently studying a Circular Economy program with the University of Bradford School of Management.
Phil Huff is CEO of Portland-based BrandWatch Technologies, a company founded in 2001 to provide brand security and product authentication solutions to companies worldwide. The company offers a line of unique microscopic taggants and customizable detection systems that can be tailored to meet customers’ brand security needs. These products significantly reduce counterfeiting and diversion by making it possible for brand owners to quickly and efficiently authenticate all genuine versions.
Huff brings to the firm more than 25 years of executive experience as both CEO and President for companies in multiple industries. He has successfully built and grown organizations in the past, and has significant experience working with the BrandWatch investment team. Prior to joining BrandWatch, he was President and CEO of Cincinnati-based eLynx, a provider of e-signature technology and secure document delivery for the mortgage lending industry. During his time at eLynx, he was responsible for providing company direction and successfully secured more than $40 million in outside investment.
Huff lives in Cincinnati with his wife and daughter. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Analysis from Miami University of Ohio and can be reached at email@example.com.
Tam Hulusi is the senior vice president responsible for innovation and intellectual property at HID Global. He is responsible for expanding the value of HID’s worldwide technology assets for customers and partners by optimizing current technologies and bringing emerging technologies to market. Tam holds a PhD in physics, is the author of eight patents, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wally Ibrahim is co-founder and chief technology officer of project44<http://p-44.com/>, a Chicago-based company revolutionizing how the transportation industry communicates and shares data. project44 offers the new standard for web service API-enabled communication to the freight industry, and is the first technology of its kind that allows carriers to price freight based on market conditions. Prior to founding project44, Ibrahim developed scalable, omni-channel commerce solutions for retailers, distributors and manufacturers while at Oracle. He was also involved in the early development of web and eCommerce technologies with ATG, running commerce infrastructure for companies such as DSW, Best Buy, Sam's Club, Boeing, Walgreens, and many of the Internet Retailer 500 companies.
iSuppli EMS, ODM Insights
Thomas Dinges is an analyst with iSuppli Corp. specialized in the electronic manufacturing services (EMS) and original device manufacturer (ODM) segment. He began his work in iSuppli's EMS and ODM research practice in 2010. Prior to joining iSuppli, he was a senior equity analyst in JPMorgan's Global Electronics Manufacturing Supply Chain equity research practice for over eight years. Thomas was ranked in Institutional Investor magazine's annual poll of top sector analysts. Prior to joining JPMorgan, he worked for Lazard Asset Management in New York City and Blackrock in San Francisco. He is a CFA charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the New York Society of Security Analysts
Currently am working as a senior scientist with one of the premier IT research lab for federal government. Our lab have developed and deployed one of the world’s top 500 super computer and we are doing research especially in Grid computing and parallel computing. We are also developing grid applications for weather forecast, cloud computing, Ubiquitous computing etc.
I had started my career as a space scientist with one of the world’s premier space research organization. During my tenure we had developed electronic controls for launch vehicles and cryogenic Engines, design and assembly of control electronic components for various flight vehicles etc.
My research areas and interested key technological areas includes Embedded System, VLSI/ASIC Design, Super Computing, Grid computing applications etc
Karli Jaenike writes on behalf of Red Stag Fulfillment, an eCommerce fulfillment service provider in the US focused on serving eCommerce stores and shipping large or heavy parcels where DIM weight can be a serious issue. With fulfillment houses across the US and international shipping capabilities, RSF allows you to focus on growing your business
Katherine James has over 20 years of sales leadership and management experience in the enterprise software industry and a proven track record of success in organic and acquisition-based growth strategies resulting in sustainable relationships with shareholders, stakeholders, customers, partners, and colleagues. Prior to joining IFS, she has held executive positions with Core Security, Aptean and Infor Global Solutions. She holds an MBA and B.S. in Architecture, both from Georgie Institute of Technology.
Previously, Joe served as Global Manager for Software Supply Chain Solutions in the Software Integrity Group at Synopsys. In that role he led efforts to enhance capabilities to mitigate software supply chain risks via testing technologies and services that integrate within acquisition and development processes; enabling detection, reporting, and remediation of defects and security vulnerabilities to gain assurance and visibility within the software supply chain.
Jarzombek has more than 30 years focused on software security, safety and quality in embedded and networked systems. He has participated in industry consortia such as ITI, SAFECode and CISQ; test and certification organizations such as Underwriters Labs' Cybersecurity Assurance Program, standards bodies, and government agencies to address software assurance and supply chain challenges.
Prior to joining Synopsys, Jarzombek served in the government public sector; collaborating with industry, federal agencies, and international allies in addressing cybersecurity challenges. He served as the Director for Software & Supply Chain Assurance in the US Department of Homeland Security Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, and he served in the US Department of Defense as the Deputy Director for Information Assurance in the Office of the CIO and the Director for Software Intensive Systems in the Office of Acquisition, Technology and Logistics.
Jarzombek is a retired Lt Colonel in US Air Force and a Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP). He received an MS in Computer Information Systems from the Air Force Institute of Technology, and a BA in Computer Science and BBA in Data Processing and Analysis from the University of Texas – Austin.
Murali Jayapala is a Principal R&D Engineer in integrated imaging at the Imec Research Institute in Leuven, Belgium.
Jeff Burnstein is the president of the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), the parent group of the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), AIA – Advancing Vision + Imaging, and the Motion Control and Motors Association (MCMA). Together these trade groups represent some 900 global companies involved in robotics, vision, motion control and motors and related automation technologies. Key A3 activities include an annual Business Forum in Orlando every winter, content-rich websites, development of standards, collection of statistics and sponsorship of leading industry events including the biennial Automate trade show and conference. Burnstein joined RIA in 1983 and has held a variety of senior positions, culminating in his promotion to President in 2007. He is a frequent commentator on issues such as the impact of automation on jobs and the future of automation beyond the factory floor.
Hunter Jensen is the Founder and CEO of Barefoot Solutions, an innovative digital agency headquartered in San Diego, CA. Barefoot Solutions specializes in web and mobile design and development, including web, iOS, Android, IoT, AppleTV, Apple Watch, and more. Having worked in technology for more than 19 years, Hunter's experience covers the entire lifecycle of product design and development, as well as all other facets of running a digital agency, including business development and fundraising. Hunter's comprehensive technical knowledge combined with his natural creativity enable him to meet his client's needs with industry-leading digital solutions.
Kishore Jethanandani's current professional focus is content development and communications of complex subject matter for clients in the technology and financial services industry in the San Francisco Bay and Boston area. His career has evolved from industrial economic research with an accent on policy reform to a business journalist while he was in India to marketing writing and research in the USA. A technology buff and a futurist, he has an instinct for spotting emerging technology and market trends and their likely impact on business strategy and competition. His personal slogan is "A hedgehog who senses the future". My website can be found at www.futuristlens.com
Sagar Jethani is the head of content for Newark element14, a division of Premier Farnell. He has over 20 years' experience in consumer electronics, IT, and content strategy and holds degrees in computer science, business, and entrepreneurship.
Jim Miller, Senior Director, Customs Brokerage, DHL Global Forwarding
Ian Jindal is an experienced multichannel retailer and editor in chief and founder of InternetRetailing. Jindal provides insight and research for Europe's etailers and multichannel retailers – www.internetretailing.net. To underpin the analysis, Jindal co-founded RetailX, researching performance in multichannel retail, brands and vendors. In 2015 we launched the UK Top500 ranking of retailers (IRUK) and in 2016 the first performance-based ranking of European's retailers (IREU) www.internetretailing.net/iruk and www.internetretailing.net/ireu. He has also consulted on business growth and transformation for brands like House of Fraser, Austin Reed, Reiss, Otto UK, The British Council, Lloyds TSB, New Look, and British Airways, among others. Because of his expertise, Jindal has operated as a board-level advisor since 1991 and is a regular keynote speaker and conference chair.
An accomplished and decorated senior executive in all aspects of the technology industry, Joanne Moretti brings fearless leadership, energy and enthusiasm to everything she does. Following an extensive career at CA, Inc, from software engineering to business development, to executive leadership, she served as the vice president of sales excellence and dean at HP Sales University; CMO of Dell's Software Group, and sat on the board of Alteryx. Today, she has a dual role - spearheading a full go to market transformation at Jabil, as SVP & Chief Marketing Officer and owns full P&L responsibilities for Jabil's Innovation & development consulting business, Radius. Yet with all this, Moretti still finds time to actively support women in STEM related industries by mentoring, speaking, and publishing her Butterfly magazine. She has been featured in Success Magazine, keynotes at industry events, has been quoted in trade journals, writes a regular blog series and sits as a panel expert at events across the globe. She currently resides in Dallas and is a mother of two children.
Joe Bartone is president of Shift Freight<http://shiftfreight.com/>, one of the fastest growing less-than-truckload carriers in North America with a unique culture centered around customer satisfaction. As President of Shift, Bartone is heading the company's execution of its expansion across the country though strategic business development. With Joe at the helm of a team of talented industry veterans committed to excellence, Shift has grown at astounding rates through 2014. The success is attributed to its "customer-first" attitude, world-class technology and partnerships that have allowed them to run a nimble Premium LTL service network across the United States. Prior to joining Shift Freight, Joe worked with another premium LTL carrier, Con-way Freight, for five years where he headed their sales efforts on the West Coast.
John Caltabiano is vice president of supply chain at Jabil.
John Paul Williams
John Paul Williams is Director of Enterprise Solutions at Polycom. His background in leading global innovations in manufacturing, quality, and engineering spans the fields of telecommunications, process controls, military avionics, and consumer goods.
Greg Johnsen is chief marketing officer at GT Nexus<http://www.gtnexus.com/>, responsible for global marketing at the company. He has more than twenty-five years of marketing, sales and product management experience with Silicon Valley technology companies. Over the past decade Johnsen has worked with hundreds of leading companies across a range of industries to drive sustainable improvements in commerce, operations, and the global supply chain. Prior to GT Nexus he was with Scopus Technology, an early leader in the CRM. Before joining Scopus, he held regional sales roles at Neuron Data, an expert systems technology company. He began his career at Ingres Corporation, a pioneer in relational database management systems. Johnsen has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of California at Davis.
Brandon Johnson joined UPS in August 2011 and is a manager in the corporate segment marketing department. He currently manages the design and execution of UPS's marketing plans for growing global forwarding, logistics, and transportation revenues in the high-tech and electronics segments. Previously, he was an integral member of the New Product Development team, where he was responsible for identifying emerging global trends that led to several new product investigations for the organization. Johnson has a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Stephen F. Austin State University and a Master's in Business Administration from the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University. He lives in Alpharetta, Ga., with his wife.
R. Colin Johnson
R. Colin Johnson has published next-generation electronics and technology news stories nonstop for 20+ years. His unique perspective has prompted coverage of his articles in a diverse range of major news outlets, from National Public Radio (NPR) to the Rush Limbaugh Show. He has been a technology editor on EE Times since 1986. He's the author of Cognizers -- Neural Networks and Machines that Think and a contributing editor on Geeknet.
Stephanie Johnson joined Gravity in May 2015 as its Head of Marketing & Growth. She brings a unique combination of sales and marketing savvy, first-hand familiarity with managing supply chains, and experience building a startup into a global success story. Having worked with Gravity's primary target customers, she understands the operational and sales challenges they face. Her priorities are leading the effort in promoting Gravity's end-to-end supply chain platform as the solution to the many challenges supply chain managers face, and ensuring that the company and its solutions evolve to meet the customers' short- and long-term needs.
Tim Johnson started Stearns Johnson in 2003, after leading GolinHarris' San Francisco office and Worldwide Technology Practice for seven years. He left GolinHarris to go back to his roots -- building great PR programs for his clients. He has served more than 200 clients in his 30 years of experience, ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies, including Hewlett Packard, Visa, and Amazon.com, with a particular focus on B2B and B2C technology. Before GolinHarris, Tim was SVP at Parallax Technology Group, an integrated marketing subsidiary of Ruder-Finn. Prior, he was Communications and Investor Relations Manager at Illinois Tool Works, a Fortune 500 developer of components and systems, and an account executive at Rubenstein, Wolfson & Company, a New York-based financial relations firm. He began his career as communications associate at Keep America Beautiful Inc., a national conservation organization immortalized in the famous "Crying Indian" public service ads produced in the 1970s. He earned a BA in political science from St. Lawrence University and an MBA with distinction from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, with a focus on marketing and finance.
Jon Chorley is group vice president of product strategy for Oracle's supply chain management (SCM) applications and leads the team responsible for driving the business requirements and product roadmaps for these applications. Oracle's best-in-class SCM applications support value-chain transformation through the enablement of the information-driven value chain. These solutions include product lifecycle management, transportation and logistics, manufacturing, asset lifecycle management, value-chain planning, and order fulfillment.
Chorley is also the chief sustainability officer for Oracle. In this role, he drives and coordinates all initiatives, both internally and externally, related to environmental sustainability. This responsibility covers all areas, from IT infrastructure and business operation to corporate reporting and risk management. Oracle is committed to developing practices and products that help protect the environment.
Chorley has more than 25 years of experience in the software industry in a broad set of roles including sales, implementation, and development. He began his career with IBM, selling and deploying systems and application software. He was also a principal at Modular Systems, a consulting company specializing in supply chain applications for midsize companies. In addition, Chorley has led software development at Synon for a CASE development tool, and was vice president of National Envelope, a major paper company. He has been with Oracle for 15 years. Prior to his current role he was responsible for the development of Oracle's supply-chain logistics applications.
Chorley graduated summa cum laude with a joint BA in physics and geophysics from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
As executive vice president, marketing and services, Chris Jones is primarily responsible for Descartes marketing activities and professional services for Descartes' solutions. With over 30 years of experience in the supply chain market, Chris has held a variety of senior management positions including: senior vice president at The Aberdeen Group's Value Chain Research division, executive vice president of marketing and corporate development for SynQuest and vice president and research director for Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions at The Gartner Group.
Barbara Jorgensen has more than 28 years' experience as a journalist, working for leading electronics industry publications such as Electronic Business, Electronic Buyers' News and EDN. As a freelance writer, Barb wrote and managed an award-winning custom publication for Sager Electronics; was a leading contributor to Avnet Global Perspectives magazine; was a regular columnist for the National Electronics Distributors Association monthly newsletter and wrote for industry associations such as IPC. Barb was also a featured blogger on the b2b Website Allbusiness.com and helped launch Electronics Sourcing North America, a start-up magazine serving purchasing professionals in the Americas.
Prior to her freelance career, Barb was a senior editor at Electronic Business, the pre-eminent management magazine for the electronics industry, featuring world-class manufacturing companies such as Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Cisco and Flextronics International. Before joining EB for the second time, Barb spent 6 years with Electronic Buyers' News as managing editor, distribution, winning several awards for coverage of the distribution beat. A graduate of Binghamton University (formerly the State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton), Barb began her journalism career with the Gannett newspaper chain. She has worked for a number of local newspapers in the Greater Boston area and trade journal publishers Reed Business Information and UBM.
Vivek Joshi is the CEO and Founder of Entytle, a Palo Alto based company that helps B2B manufacturers increase customer loyalty and lifetime value. Entytle's AI-driven Aftermarket Engagement platform Insyghts assembles data from multiple systems, and processes that data to identify usage patterns and customer segments, deliver opportunities, and drive revenue from installed base.
Dan Juliano has over 25 years of experience working for B2B Networks, Enterprise Software and FinTech companies. Experienced in areas of ERP, procurement/spend management, supply chain finance and blockchain. Juliano was one of the founders of PrimeRevenue where he spent 13 years. In the past year, Juliano has been consulting with a variety of companies on new innovative solutions like MasterCard and TradeIX.
Aubrey Kagan is a talented engineer with years of experience designing embedded systems. He's also a prolific author. His 2004 book, Excel By Example: A Microsoft Excel Cookbook for Electronics Engineers, provides tips on using Excel for engineering computations, data analysis, circuit modeling, and more.
Sid Kalantar is the Vice President of Sales, Americas, for Bourns Inc. He is an electronics industry veteran with more than 25 years of sales management experience at various component and equipment manufacturers. Kalantar holds a BSEE from Florida Atlantic University.
Scott Kameron is the COO and glue for functions that span the operations at EVS. He has served as the COO and a Principal at EVS since 2008. He began his career in high tech enterprise systems in 1998 at Hewlet Packard, while still in college. Scott later spent nearly seven years working for IBM Global Services primarily in project leadership roles with global outsourdced infrastructure as well as commercial server farm operations. Following IEBM, he worked for Xerox Global Services in various regulatory compliance and technology-based services consulting roles before returning to graduate school. Kameron joined EVS shortly after earning his MS from the University of Denver's Daniels College of Business. Kameron brings Fortune 500processs and operational experience to the small and mid-sized market space through management and delivery of EVS's products and services offerings.
LuxSci founder Erik Kangas has an impressive mix of academic research and software architecture expertise, including: undergraduate degree from Case Western Reserve University in physics and mathematics, PhD from MIT in computational biophysics, senior software engineer at Akamai Technologies, and visiting professor in physics at MIT. Chief architect and developer at LuxSci since 1999, Erik focuses on elegant, efficient, and robust solutions for scalable email and web hosting services, with a primary focus on Internet security. Lecturing nationally and internationally, Erik also serves as technical advisor to Mediprocity, which specializes in mobile-centric, secure HIPAA-compliant messaging. When he takes a break from LuxSci, Erik can be found gleefully pursuing endurance sports, having completed a full Ironman triathlon and numerous marathons and half Ironman triathlons.
George Karalias is Director of Marketing and Communications for Rochester Electronics. He has worked with the company for over ten years and his experience in the high-tech and computer industries started in 1983 when he graduated from Boston College. Early in his career, George worked for some of the best advertising and marketing companies in New England. On the corporate side, George has directed the marketing and branding of several companies including Avid Technology, the pioneer in digital video editing. In 2006, before it was considered a serious problem, George helped Rochester launch an awareness campaign about the counterfeit issue in the semiconductor industry with a well-attended symposium and the creation of the SIA's Anti-Counterfeit Task Force. Follow news on Rochester Electronics through Facebook, Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn. George can be contacted through Twitter or LinkedIn.
Kathrin Brost is Vice President leading DHL Global Forwarding GoGreen department with its environmental protection program GoGreen since 2009. Kathrin holds a Master of Science degree in Geology from the University of Hanover, Germany and a Master of Science degree in Environmental Management Practice from Durham University in the UK.
Ron Keith brings more than 25 years of operations experience to Riverwood Solutions including engineering, manufacturing and executive management positions at Westinghouse, Wavetek, Rockwell, Alcatel and Flextronics International. Keith is considered by many to be one of the foremost experts in global contract manufacturing. He has a reputation as an innovator, team builder, creative problem solver and strategic thinker who delivers straight talk and strong results to Riverwood's clients. He has run international EMS operations with annual sales in excess of $1.4B and has managed manufacturing, product development, and program management personnel in numerous countries.
Prior to founding Oreamnos Partners and Riverwood Solutions,Keith served as vice president and general manager at Flextronics International, where he started and ran several divisions in both the EMS and ODM (Original Design Manufacturer) spaces during his more than eight year tenure. He worked with, and ran manufacturing operations for, a number of leading OEMs at Flextronics including Cisco, Motorola, JDS Uniphase, Nortel. W.L. Gore, Kyocera and others.
He is a member of the Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals and a member of the editorial advisory board of the Manufacturing Market Insider. In March 2011,Keith was named one of the top 100 "Pros to Know" in Supply Chain Management by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine. In October 2011, Keith was named to Globalization Today's "Powerhouse 25" list of the most influential people in outsourcing. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Derek Randall Foundation.
Kelly Brock is the director of marketing for the industrial products and automotive segment at UPS.
As senior sales engineer at Loftware, John Kelser has been working with customers across all industries to optimize their labeling and improve supply chain operations. He brings more than twenty years of experience in enterprise-class technology and applications focused on supply chain operations.
Since 1993, Dr. Götz-Andreas Kemmner has been a managing partner of the consulting firm Abels & Kemmner GmbH (A&K). He holds a Doctorate in engineering and a Master’s degree in business administration from RWTH Aachen University, Germany. He has extensive consulting experience in the design and improvement of supply and value chains, production management, and logistics and has carried out and managed more than 100 consulting projects. He works for international companies and major European firms such as Montblanc, Infineon, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Siemens. Dr. Kemmner is a member of the board of SCT Supply Chain Technologies GmbH, a software company, majority-owned by A&K, which specializes in software tools for advanced planning and ERP-tuning as well as supply chain simulation. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Ken Gibson is a Data Analyst at Black Ink Technologies, which helps the premier manufacturing industry sell more, faster and smarter. The SaaS platform provides more visibility across the entire supply chain—from a manufacturing plant, to distributor, to territory managers, to dealers, to the local marketplace. Black Ink combined the best of CRM, business intelligence, geo-mapping, data management, industry-specific data, and pre-built library of statistical models in one easy to use, and affordable platform. This helps accelerate customer acquisition and customer relationship management—and that helps the OEM, their distributors and the dealer grow. For more information, please visit http://blackinktech.com/ and connect with @BlackInk_Tech on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
Eric Kennedy is a Shareholder in the Los Angeles office of Buchalter. Eric's practice focuses on all aspects of commercial litigation, with an emphasis on class action defense and disputes.
David Kenneson is the general manager for North America at Quintiq. Quintiq provides advanced planning, scheduling, and supply chain optimization software solutions.
Global Vice President, Avnet Velocity
Douglas Kent is Vice President in charge of Avnet Velocity, Avnet Inc.'s global supply chain solutions organization. Prior to his current position at Avnet, he was President of eKNOWtion, a global supply chain consultancy, and chief strategist/director of InForum, a high-tech research and networking firm. His previous career at Avnet spanned from 1992 to 1999, during which time he worked for the company as director of supply chain marketing and operations, director of client operations, and vice president at Avnet's Integrated Materials Services in the US and EMEA. In addition, he was formerly the European director of the Supply Chain Council and now leads the council's high-tech and electronics industry group initiative and is one of a handful of SCOR® certified instructors. Kent is an adjunct professor at the International University of Monaco's MBA programs in operations, logistics, and supply chain management and also taught several Master's-level courses in the areas of lean, six sigma, and supply chain planning at France's SKEMA business school. He earned his MBA at Pepperdine University. In 2012, he was named in the Top 100 people influencing EMS by Venture Outsource.
Kevin Brooks has more than 20 years of supply chain software and spend management marketing experience in both startup and Fortune 100 companies. His most recent role was Senior Vice President of Marketing at iTradeNetwork, Inc. Prior roles include chief marketing officer positions at FoodLink Holdings, Inc., IQNavigator and TrueDemand Software. He is also known for co-founding the procurement industry media site, Spend Matters, and for his marketing leadership at Ariba and ADP. Kevin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Macalester College.
Kevin C. Craig
Dr. Kevin C. Craig, Ph.D. serves as Advisor of Collaborative Product Development Associates LLC as well as Advisor of Mechatronics Integration of Electronic, Mechanical, and Software Development Efforts Mechatronics Council. He joined the faculty of the Marquette University College of Engineering in 2008 as a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and as the Robert C. Greenheck Chair in Engineering Design, a $5 million endowed chair. His mission is to integrate discovery learning and multidisciplinary design throughout the entire college, in all years and in all departments. Previously, he spent 18 years at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) as a professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department and also as the Director of Core Engineering for the School of Engineering.
Tom Kieley is the CEO and Co-Founder of SourceDay and has over a decade of experience in product management and operations, hardware and software sales, and supply chain management. Kieley is an expert in conveying company vision of transforming manufacturing procurement and PO management. Prior to SourceDay he has held positions at Dell, Pervasive Software and Asure Software. He fosters his creative ideas around how best to achieve the goals that lead to company success. Kieley holds a B.S. degree in Industrial Distribution Engineering from Texas A&M.
YJ Kim became Chief Executive Officer and Director in May 2015. Kim joined MagnaChip in May 2013 and served as Executive Vice President and General Manager, Display Solutions Division. Prior to joining MagnaChip, Kim served as Vice President, Infrastructure Processor Division, and General Manager of the OCTEON Multi-Core Processor Group of Cavium, where he worked from 2006 to 2013. Prior to Cavium, Kim served as Core Team Lead and General Manager of the Tolapai Program at Intel Corporation from 2004 to 2006. In 1998, Mr. Kim co-founded API Networks, a joint venture between Samsung and Compaq, where he served as the head of product management, worldwide sales and business development for Alpha processors. Prior to API Networks, Mr. Kim served as Director of Marketing at Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. from 1996 to 1998. Mr. Kim began his career as a product engineer at Intel Corp. Kim holds B.S. and M. Eng. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.
Chris King has excelled for more than 15 years as a leader in teams building cloud solutions gaining wide experience in the areas of database design and development, engineering team leadership, release coordination, agile operations automation, and top-to-bottom enterprise infrastructure design management. At SpringCM, King focuses on empowering our application to meet and exceed high performance and availability objectives. King is extensively involved in security initiatives leading SpringCM's efforts to be at the forefront of web application security. Prior to joining SpringCM, King was director of content and technology Operations at MSDSonline, which was acquired by Internet Capital Group in 2012. King holds a Bachelor's Degree in Biochemistry from the University of Kansas.
Mike Kirschner is president and founder of Design Chain Associates LLC., a product lifecycle services company that helps electronic OEMs improve engineering, procurement and production efficiency. Mike has extensive experience in all phases of the product lifecycle at both electronics OEMs and semiconductor manufacturers. An internationally recognized expert in the analysis and impact of environmental regulation on electronic products, Mike is a highly sought after speaker and author. Prior to establishing DCA, Mike held engineering management positions at Compaq, Tandem, Intel, and Intergraph, as well as at several start-ups where he worked in component engineering, reliability, quality assurance, software development, and product design. An associate director of the Green Science Policy Institute, Mike was appointed in 2009 to the California Department of Toxic Substance Control's Green Ribbon Science Panel.
Kella Knack is vice president of marketing for Speeding Edge-- a firm specializing in high-speed PCB system design training and consulting.
Simon Knowles is Chief Marketing Officer at Maine Pointe. He has more than 25 years' B2B experience and has been a driving force behind the company's differentiated supply chain and operations excellence value proposition, Total Value Optimization™ (TVO). Before Maine Pointe, Simon led teams in the US, UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). He has a proven track record of working both in-house and as an external marketing consultant for multinationals and medium-sized US and European-owned businesses. Simon received his BA (hons) in Business Studies from The University of West of England, Bristol, UK.
Scott Koegler is Editor in Chief of the supply chain newsletter, ec-bp.org, focused primarily on Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). His background includes 15 years experience as CIO for midsized companies and nearly 20 years writing about technology for a wide range of computer industry publications. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Andy Kohm is co-founder and CEO at VendOp, a vendor sourcing site. Through nearly a decade of conducting R&D in the medical device field, Kohm experienced the problem of vendor selection firsthand. He was an early employee at DFINE Inc. where he was vital in developing and leading their product to market. Kohm was part of the management team that grew the company to over 100 employees and $30+ million in revenue. As Director of R&D, Kohm helped build and lead the R&D department to the successful launch of over 15 products in the US and Europe. Throughout the process, Kohm faced the challenges of finding, vetting and qualifying vendors and suppliers. Kohm is a serial inventor having 20+ issued patents and over 50 pending patents. Kohm holds a Ph.D. in engineering from Ohio State University and an MBA from The Wharton School. In his spare time, you can find him looking for his ball in the woods at the closest golf course or falling down a mountain with a snowboard strapped to his feet. Kohm can be reached at Andy@VendOp.com or visit www.vendop.com.
Caleb Kraft is chief community editor on EE Times, where he covers EE Life and the open source for EE Times' Designlines. Caleb has been visiting garages and basements around the globe either literally or via Internet to explore what engineers are doing in in their free time. An enthusiastic tinkerer, Caleb has a tendency to play with high voltage and or dangerous temperatures when given the time.
Dick Krass is an electronics industry veteran of 35 years and is currently the Vice President of Distributor Sales for the Americas at Bourns Inc. He has been with Bourns for 12 years and holds an MBA in Business Management from Central Michigan University and a BS in Biochemistry from Wayne State University. Krass can be reached via Bourns marketing department at Mike.email@example.com.
Kristi Naidech began her career in supply chain consulting long ago when there were still the "Big 5". It was love at first site when she landed in the Supply Chain practice, with its perfect mix of complex analytics and strategic imperative. Through consulting Naidech helped companies implement ERP's, create help desks and training programs and save millions in the oil & gas, telecom and consumer goods industries. Then Naidech jumped in to run her own. Naidech has spent the last twelve years turning around and running flailing healthcare supply chains through process, analytics and technology. Seeing a serious need for supply chain minded data scientists, Kristi joined SCM to build the SCM Minds practice. Naidech's core skills are in process improvement, non-salary cost reduction and advanced analytics. Naidech is ISM CPM certified and an active member of APICS and ACHE.
Jake Kulp joined MC Assembly® in 2006 with 30 years of electronics experience and is responsible for leading and guiding the company's sales and marketing efforts. Prior to joining MC Assembly, he served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Suntron Corp., a mid-tier EMS provider. Kulp has leadership experience in a sheet metal fabrication and stamping turn-around environment, and he spent more than 21 years in the electronics systems and interconnect marketplace with AMP Inc. He holds a BS degree in business administration and marketing from Bloomsburg State University.
Krish Kupathil is the founder and CEO of Mobiliya. With a track record of over 25 years in building and growing companies and new markets, he has carried out strategic exits, pioneered enterprise mobility, cross-OS communication and collaboration services. His professional CPA qualification gives him a clear understanding of finance, tax and regulatory issues. A veteran of the mobile engineering industry and a recognized influencer worldwide in telecommunication and mobile software, Kupathil has shared his insights at conferences and has been published and quoted in numerous renowned publications. He is a trusted advisor to senior executives of blue chip companies such as Google, Microsoft, Deutsche Telekom, Qualcomm and Intel.
Daniel Kurz is heading the Advanced Technologies Group at Metaio GmbH in Munich, which works on novel approaches and innovations in the fields of Computer Vision and Augmented Reality. Before joining Metaio in 2010, he received a Master of Science (M.Sc.) with honors and a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) from the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar in 2010 and 2006, respectively. Currently, Daniel is waiting to defend his dissertation thesis on sensor-aided visual camera localization and tracking to earn a Ph.D. degree from the Technische Universität München. Daniel (co-)authored over 25 technical papers and patent applications in the fields of camera localization and tracking, computer graphics, and human computer interfaces.
In 1999, Rich Landa co-founded Four51 with the goal of revolutionizing the way businesses run. Today, Landa continues to help drive the direction of Four51's OrderCloud from a product management standpoint. He previously held various executive positions in technology companies including early SaaS models where he managed software delivery. Landa graduated with honors from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management.
Rush LaSelle is a senior director of digital manufacturing for Jabil, Inc. where he leads commercialization and business development for advanced manufacturing activities including additive manufacturing. Mr. LaSelle has over 20 years of experience with robotics, automation, and intelligent manufacturing systems. He has worked extensively to expand the reach of advanced manufacturing technologies into underserved markets and industries including contributions to the U.S. Robotics Roadmap "From Internet to Robotics".
Prior to joining Jabil, Mr. LaSelle held executive and leadership positions with companies including FANUC Robotics, Adept Technology, and Swisslog Healthcare promoting technologies across the diversified manufacturing, electronics, and healthcare industries. Mr. LaSelle holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Santa Clara University and an MBA from UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business.
Cathal Lathrop is Senior VicePresident of Operations for Components Direct, where he has responsibility for global facilities and operations. Prior to joining Components Direct,he worked in the applications engineering field at Wintec Industries, a module design andmanufacturing company in Silicon Valley, Calif. Cathal holds a Bachelor's degree in electronicand computerengineering from Trinity College Dublin and a Master's degree in electronic systems from Dublin City University.
Jesse Laver is the vice president of global sector development, technology for DHL Supply Chain, the Americas' leader in contract logistics and part of the supply chain division of Deutsche Post DHL Group. He has 25 years of experience in the supply chain industry working for manufacturers, consulting firms and 3PLs. Laver's background includes operations, project management, IT and solution design. He has a MBA from the University of Georgia and is a Six Sigma Green Belt. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Andy Lawson is the Web Content Manager at TTI Inc. in Fort Worth, Texas. For twelve years, Andy has managed Web Marketing initiatives for companies in the Finance, Meetings and Events, and Electronics industries. Andy enjoys discussion on issues of management, marketing, and company culture and has been an avid proponent and user of Social Media for several years. He currently manages TTI, Inc's online marketing efforts including the company's social presence on Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube, and is the voice of @TTIInc and @Andy_Lawson on Twitter.
As a business development professional, Hui Lee evaluates and manages global strategic business opportunities, initiatives, alliances and joint ventures on her various roles. Prior to her current responsibilities at E Ink , Lee was the program director at Delta Group responsible for Delta's new business initiatives. Before that, Lee was a senior analyst at Visa USA responsible for cross-organizational knowledge sharing, collaboration, and business intelligence. Lee received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Michigan, and a MIM/MBA from the Portland State University in Oregon, as well as a Master of Library and Information Science, MLIS from San Jose State University in California.
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Michael Lee has 20 years of experience in the communications and enterprise software industries, both as a leader of early-stage companies and as an executive in multibillion-dollar corporations. He has held a number of senior management positions with AT&T, including President of Cellular One, now AT&T in Boston. He also played integral roles on executive teams that successfully completed more than $1.5 billion in acquisitions, as well as carrying out initial and secondary public offerings.Mr. Lee was the CEO and founder of AirVersent Inc. prior to its merger with Airclic. Prior to AirVersent, he held the position of Chief Operating Officer of SK USA, the US headquarters of the $70 billion SK Group and owner of SK Telecom. Early in his career, he founded a company that was one of the nation's first to commercially deploy a SaaS software solution that automated credit card and check authorization services; this successful startup was subsequently acquired by an international funds transfer company.
Karen Leland is CEO of Sterling Marketing Group, a branding and marketing strategy and implementation firm helping CEO's, businesses and teams develop stronger personal and business brands. Clients include AT&T, American Express, Marriott Hotels, Apple Computer, LinkedIn and Twitter. She is the best-selling author of 9 books, including her most recent title, "The Brand Mapping Strategy: Design, Build, and Accelerate Your Brand," which details proven strategies, best practices and anecdotes from real life brand-building successes to help readers design, build and accelerate a successful brand. Learn more online at www.KarenLeland.com.
Robert Lemos is a veteran technology journalist of more than 16 years and a former research engineer, writing articles that have appeared in Business Week, CIO Magazine, CNET News.com, Computing Japan, CSO Magazine, Dark Reading, eWEEK, InfoWorld, MIT's Technology Review, Popular Science, Threatpost, USA Today, Wired News and ZDNet News. Mr. Lemos currently specializes in network and computer security, cybercrime, cyber conflict, and enterprise technology.
Shulik Leshem is vice president of marketing for Orbotech's Flat Panel Display (FPD) division. Leshem joined Orbotech in October 2014 where he initially served as the division's director of strategic marketing. Previously, he worked at HP Scitex in a number of positions including worldwide marketing manager and current business manager. He has an MBA from Bar Ilan University and B.Sc. in electrical engineering from the Technion Institute of Technology.
For the past 15 years, Lev Shapiro has been deeply involved in many projects requiring technical support in all aspects of components for design and manufacturing of electronic devices and systems. Prior to forming his own consulting company in 2003, Component Master Ltd., he was responsible for the component engineering departments of a number of telecommunication companies. In all, he has served the electronics industry for four decades, including 15 years in electronic hardware design (with seven patents) and 25 years in component engineering. Shapiro has published a number of technical articles in a variety of industry publications, including Electronic Magazine and Surface Mount Technology SMT. He offers practical advice on electronic components selection for designers, on RoHS (lead-free) component issues, and on counterfeit electronics. In addition, he has offered technical presentations at a number of conferences and symposiums. He has earned a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering and a Master's degree in patents.
Daniel Levine, CHMM, is president of Product Safety Solutions, a consulting firm providing services in product hazard communication, TSCA compliance, and other regulatory areas affecting both manufacturing activities and finished products. His past positions include director of product safety and integrity for AlliedSignal Inc. and president of the Society for Chemical Hazardous Communication (SCHC). Due to his extensive experience in chemical industry safety, he received the SCHC's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003 and was elected a Fellow for the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management in 2010.
Larry Lewis is industry specialist for parcel shipping, with responsibility for Kewill's analytics and spend management products and services. He has 15+ years experience in the software and high-tech industries. Prior to Kewill, he was co-founder, CTO, and COO of PointandShip Software where he led the design and development teams for their Shipping Expense Management software.
Mattias Lewrén is the Global Managing Director for Accenture's Electronics & High Tech industry group. He is an industry veteran, who during his 25-year career has served in many leadership positions with Accenture. Prior to his current position, Mattias was the Managing Director for Accenture's Communications, Media, and Technology (CMT) business in the United Kingdom and Ireland, working with some of the world's most innovative and admired companies.
Linda Li is the chief strategy officer for the Li Tong Group. An expert in the field of green supply chain management, Li has more than 10 years experience in M&A strategy and corporate development in clean tech and TMT. As executive director and corporate vice president at Li Tong Group, Li pioneered the company's world-leading closed-loop recovery solution for mobile devices. She is also responsible for devising the company's corporate growth strategies and leading global initiatives and implementations. Prior to her current appointment, she held senior positions in Fortune 100 electronics OEMs as well as in management consulting and private equity. Li earned a Master of Engineering in supply chain management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology/ZLOG and a B.A.Sc. in biomedical engineering from the University of Toronto.
Jimmy Lin, vice president of product management and corporate development at The Network, leads corporate and product strategies for The Network's Integrated GRC Solutions. He has more than 14 years of experience in and around software and technology, from implementing software to analyzing new markets and leading product strategies for organizations like Oversight Systems, Manhattan Associates, UPS Supply Chain Solutions and IP2Biz. Jimmy is a Certified GRC Professional (GRCP).
Jim Lindblom has experience with a variety of embedded electronics: microcontrollers (AVR, ARM, PIC), sensors (accelerometers, gyroscopes, magnetometers, ultrasonic, infrared, RFID), wearable tech, wireless communication, motor control, etc. He is also well versed in both PCB layout and firmware design. His big focus is on education: writing tutorials and teaching classes on electronics and programming.
Jessica Lipsky is an associate editor of EE Times, covering the semiconductor industry. An investigative reporter, she has covered technology, crime, planning and development, and government corruption for various news portals. She is based in San Francisco.
Peter Liston is the senior director of Global Trade Compliance for Flash Global. Peter has more than 30 years of expertise in trade compliance with a special emphasis in the area of international import /export gained through various roles with the U.S. government and the private sector. His career includes roles as the Export Control Attaché at the American Embassy in Moscow and Assistant Attaché at the American Embassy in Vienna, Austria, as well as investigative positions with U.S./DHS Customs, its representative to the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force, and with the State Department. He received several awards and recognitions of his work in all the areas of his investigative experience. Liston holds a Bachelor of Science with honors from Northeastern University's College of Criminal Justice.
Jennifer Baljko started speaking supply-chain lingo in 1997 when she joined CMP Media LLC's technology-focused editorial team. Although life has spun her around the world and moved her freelance writing career in all sorts of different directions since, she still wonders how chips, components and computers get where they're supposed to be when they're supposed to get there. Here are several questions Jennifer has been chewing on lately: Will electronics manufacturers ever get forecasts right? What comes after supply chain efficiency? And, really, can we talk about supply chain management without using acronyms? She can be contacted at email@example.com. If you want to see what else she's been up to, visit www.jenniferbaljko.com, or follow her on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter.
Joe Longo is electronics industry specialist with Loftware and has been working with Loftware enterprise customers in the electronics industry for over seven years. His customers include some of the largest electronics manufacturers in the world: Jabil Circuits, Flextronics, Celestica, Kemet, Plexus, GE and more. Highly knowledgeable about the key issues most EMS manufacturers are facing today, he provides in-depth studies and recommendations to electronics manufacturers on solutions to their labeling requirements.
Per Loof was named Chief Executive Officer and Director of KEMET in April 2005. Mr. Loof was previously the Managing Partner of QuanStar Group LLC, a management consulting firm. Prior to this, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Sensormatic Electronics Corporation and in various management roles with Andersen Consulting, Digital Equipment Corporation, AT&T and NCR. Mr. Loof serves as a board member of GlobalOptions Inc. and Devcon International Corporation. He received a "civilekonom examen" degree in Economics and Business Administration from the Stockholm School of Economics.
Janine Love began working in this industry 19 years ago. Currently, she covers PCB design and memory at UBM Tech, particularly on EDN and EETimes. She is also involved with the DesignCon technical program. Previously, she served as editor in chief of Test & Measurement World, as well as site editor for EETimes' RF & Microwave Designline, its Test & Measurement Designline, and the EDN T&M Design Center. Before joining UBM Tech, she edited the book World Class Designs: RF Front End and worked with numerous publications in staff and freelance capacities, including Microwaves & RF, Wireless Systems Design, Communication Systems Design, Wireless Design Online, and Global Telephony. A member of NASW and ACS, she has a bachelor's degree from the University of Delaware and a master's degree from Duquesne University.
Luc Janssen is senior director of research and development (R&D) for manufacturing and supply chain solutions at QAD, a leading provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and related services designed for global manufacturing companies. He possesses over 20 years of experience in R&D, product management, product marketing, and solutions consulting and sales within the business software industry..
In this important role, Luc is responsible for all product management activities, including long-term strategic planning and product roadmaps, software development, and go-to-market delivery strategies, associated with QAD's manufacturing and supply chain solutions portfolio. He oversees QAD's core supply chain, supplier portal, manufacturing, scheduling, automation, and enterprise asset management solutions, as well as collaboration with the company's specialized divisions for supply chain planning, transportation management, and quality management.
Before entering the software industry, he held operational and supply chain positions at several international manufacturing companies. including Brook Hansen, Inofer and Hansen Transmissions.
Luc holds a M.S. degree in electromechanical engineering from Groep T University College in Louvain, Belgium and a postgraduate master's degree in industrial management from University of Louvain, Belgium. Luc is Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) by The Association for Operations Management (APICS).
Alison is a student, educator, and avid DIYer. She graduated from U.C. Berkeley, double majoring in History and Gender Studies. She began her earnest exploration of hackerspaces through her involvement in Oakland California's vibrant DIY scene, where she has contributed to zine projects. Alison discovered Sudo Room, a Bay Area hackerspace, through co-facilitating a free class at the Public School, and has been active ever since.
Christian Lundquist is the CEO and co-founder of Sweden-based indoor positioning company SenionLab. As CEO, he ensures that the business, technical development, financials and the team are aligned. Lundquist received his PhD on sensor fusion for automotive safety applications from Linkoping University and his Master's in automation and mechatronics from Chalmers University of Technology.
Lawrence Lundy is an information and communications technologies consultant at Frost and Sullivan.
Sami Luukkonen is the global managing director for Accenture's Electronics and High-Technology business. Luukkonen has more than 20 years of experience in global EHT industry segments including consumer electronics, network equipment providers, software and semiconductor companies, and the operator industry. He is a recognized EHT industry thought leader, often representing Accenture in media and various international industry forums. Luukkonen has been instrumental in building and growing Accenture's mobility business. He has helped clients transform to become ecosystem players in subscription based and digital economies. Through his endeavors with Accenture, Luukkonen has lived in Denmark, Norway, the UK, the Netherlands, the Philippines and Singapore.
Al Maag is Vice President at Avnet Inc., one of the world's biggest electronic components and IT equipment distributors. He joined Avnet as Chief Communications officer in 1998 and is responsible for brand management, which includes global public relations, investor relations marketing, community relations, and corporate communications. Prior to joining Avnet, Al was principal and owner of a marketing communications and consulting firm in Chicago. He was also Director of Advertising and Communications for Molex Inc., VP of Hamilton/Avnet, and Director of Strategic Planning at Cahners Publishing (now Reed Business). A graduate of the University of Illinois (Chicago Circle Campus), he holds a BA in Communications. Based in Phoenix, Al may be reached at Al.Maag@avnet.com.
Andrew Macleod is Global Product Development and Marketing Manager at Freescale Semiconductor.
Jessica began working in the electronics industry in 2010. In her role as Senior Editor at EDN, she provides editorial support, manages the site and social media, and produces newsletters. She has also worked as a sports journalist in the Boston area.
Carla Mahrt is founder and president of JJM Search, a global executive search firm. JJM Search is part of MRI Network, leaders in the search and recruitment industry for over 40 years. She utilizes her vast network of industry contacts to connect bright people with great companies.
Carla began her career in electronics over 20 years ago working for Vishay Intertechnology, Raychem, and most recently in global distribution at Tyco Electronics, where she also served as a mentor. She has been an industry activist, serving on the board of directors for the Electronic Distributor Show (EDS) where she also served as President of EDS in 2007 and has received NEDA's Distinguished Service award for her work on NEDA's board of directors. She has been a presenter at EDS, ERA, and NEDA conferences.
In addition to her industry volunteer work, Carla founded a nonprofit organization in 2008, RePlant Woodcliff, dedicated to environmentally improving her lake community, where she also serves on the Homeowners Board. She has her Master's degree in Business Administration. She enjoys spending time on the lake and attending sporting events with her husband and two sons, as well as playing the piano. She can be reached at her email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Website, www.jjmsearch.com.
Swapnil Mailhas more than 4 years of experience in the market research and has worked in the projects related to microprocessor, GPU, Internet of Things (IoT), and monitoring solutions. The key activities include industry analysis, market estimations, trend analysis, product portfolio analysis, growth strategy, and go to market strategy. Mail has done Bachelor of Engineering (BE) from Pune University, Post-Graduation Diploma in Management (PGDM) from MIT School of Telecom Management, and Masters of Science (M.Sc.) in International Business from University of Dundee, UK.
Ken Manchen is Corporate Director of Safety, Health & Environmental Affairs at Premier Farnell Corp., a UK-based multinational electronics distribution company and the parent company of Newark/element14. He is responsible for safety, health, and environmental affairs for the company’s North America operations. He holds a BS degree in Civil Engineering, an MS degree in Environmental Science & Engineering, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. He is a Professional Engineer (PE), a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), and a certified Greenhouse Gas Quantifier (GHGQ). Manchen acts as a spokesperson for Newark /element14 on environment, health, and safety (EHS) related legislation that affects the electronics industry in the Americas. He also assists in maintaining the element14 legislation portal at www.element14.com/legislation and provides free guidance on legislative matters via email@example.com. He may also be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pierfrancesco Manenti is Vice President, Research, at SCM World and in this capacity he leads the research practice for Manufacturing & Production Operations and Design for Supply Chain & PLM.
Patrick Mannion, a technology writer, was previously the brand director of EE Times and former editor who covered wireless communications for EE Times.
Suhas Marathe is currently CEO of Cueris, a big eata solutions provider of tools and methodologies to provide business context for effective data analytics. His professional background includes 28 years of developing, managing and supporting enterprise hardware and software solutions for the data needs of medical, consumer, and financial firms worldwide.
Dr. Marcell Vollmer is Chief Digital Officer for SAP Ariba and is responsible defining and driving Digital Transformation for customers of SAP Ariba globally. A thought leader in procurement, supply chain, finance and shared services, Marcell's expertise lies in defining digital transformation strategy and to make Run Simple a reality for global customers and consumers by delivering high cost and additional procurement savings.
Previously, he was Chief Operating Officer for SAP Ariba where he successfully developed and led global business development, procurement, go to market, sales operations, and enablement. And prior to that Marcell was Chief Procurement Officer of SAP and was responsible for the reorganization and process optimization for and end-to-end source-to-settle organization. Since joining SAP in 2005 he has held various leadership roles involving restructuring, improving project efficiency and execution of global programs in finance, procurement, sales, human resources and post merger integrations.
Vollmer has a PhD and Master's Degree in Economics from University of Hamburg. He is well known throughout the industry as a procurement and business thought leader and frequently-requested speaker at industry events, and author of books and a popular blog.
Todd Marcucci is VP of Research and Development for Good Earth Energy Conservation Inc., a manufacturer of all-electric Essential Services Vehicles based in Fort Worth, Texas. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a BS in electronics engineering technology. In addition to working in various consulting positions, he has managed global lab operations for Littelfuse Inc., and worked in product development for Teccor Electronics and RELTEC/Marconi Communications. Todd has been owner-operator of a small automotive performance business and has a diverse background in product development, test and measurement, and customer support in industries including automotive, consumer, and telecommunications. When not working or spending time with his family, he can generally be found under the hood of a vehicle or scheming his return to amateur automotive racing.
Jerry Marino has over 30 years of experience in performance technology, publishing, and information architecture. Over the last several years he has consulted on and managed Department of Defense training and performance support projects, directly supporting integration of performance systems for information technology (IT), networking and communications. He is a trained Knowledge Engineer working daily to capture, represent, and share expert knowledge for clients in high-fidelity, context-specific knowledge bases. Jerry manages the day to day operations of k-based and is the Chief Knowledge Engineer and integrator for all knowledge solutions. He is a graduate of Harvard University and resides in San Diego, CA.
Mike Maris is responsible helping Zebra customers achieve greater operational efficiencies and sustained customer loyalty through enterprise mobility technology. A savvy industry executive with years of experience in supply chain operations, giving him real-world perspective to define transportation & logistics solutions that open new profit streams, differentiate product roadmaps, and develop strong partner relationships. As part of the Transportation and Logistics Group, Mike provides Zebra customers and channel partners a unique trusted advisor perspective, helping to differentiate Zebra from its competitors. Mike and his team work with Zebra partners to bring to market solutions that leverage all aspects of Zebra's Enterprise Solutions portfolio; including: advanced data capture, mobile computing, wireless communication (inside and outside), and RFID technologies.
Mark Medlen is a career operations, engineering and supply chain professional with more than 23 years of global operations experience. He has held operations and engineering roles at numerous companies including Texas Instruments, Micron, Abbott Labs, and Flextronics. Mark has managed a number of technology manufacturing plants around the world, producing an incredibly diverse array of different products ranging from miniature optical components to massive pieces of factory automation.
Over the last few years, Mark has spent the majority of his time in China managing various EMS and ODM activities for some of the world's leading OEMs. Mark has managed outsourced production operations and ODM programs for more than a dozen major companies including Cisco, Applied Materials, Motorola, Quantum, Tyco, Apple, Dell, HP, Nokia and Sony Ericsson. He has led numerous international product transfers, offshore product introductions, and substantial product development and industrialization programs in the U.S., Mexico and Asia.
Prior to joining Riverwood Solutions in 2008, Mark spent more than 10 years in various management and executive roles at Flextronics, including serving as general manager for several different operations. Most recently Mark served as senior director of Global Operations for FlexPower, a wholly owned subsidiary of Flextronics that provided ODM power solutions to more than 50 of the world's leading OEMs.
While at Abbott Labs, Mark received numerous awards for his work in improving new product introduction processes including the prestigious Abbott Labs Chairman's Award. He currently holds eight U.S. patents for various manufacturing processes and production technologies. Mark has a BSME from Purdue University and did his graduate work at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
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Dr. Carole Mars is currently the research manager for the electronics, home, and personal care and toys sectors at the Sustainability Consortium. She is responsible for managing and executing on sector activities around the development of the Sustainability Measurement and Reporting System, as well as innovation projects such as end-of-life analysis. Before joining the consortium, she worked as a process engineer for Novellus Systems, a semiconductor equipment manufacturing company. She earned a Ph.D. in surface analytical chemistry at Pennsylvania State University and a bachelor of science in chemistry at the University of Arizona.
Dana Martin built his expertise as a supply chain consultant for the U.S. Department of Energy, White House National Security Counsel, and Department of Homeland Security, where he focused on identifying best practices and implementation strategies for supply chain risk management. He now leads Client Solutions at Elementum, providing strategy and growth services to Fortune 500 companies. He regularly gives lectures on supply chain management at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business, University of Michigan, and other leading business schools.
As vice president of SCM Products for Oracle, Roddy Martin leads and guides the messaging and deployment of Cloud -based solutions to enable global transformation of end to end supply chain capabilities.
Steve Martin is responsible for all facets of the sales channel incorporated with both upstream supplier and downstream customer business at Components Direct. Most recently, he was in charge of running the western region for a leading independent distribution company, which provided fulfillment and supply-chain programs to EMS and OEM companies. Steve has also held senior sales and supply-chain management roles at Solectron and TTI. He began his career in the electronics industry in 1992 and holds a Bachelor's from Colorado State University.
Paul Martyn specializes in helping clients exceed procurement and sourcing performance goals through the ideal blend of people, process, and technology. He has 15 years of product management, strategy, and marketing experience with technology startups and Fortune 500 companies, currently serving as VP of Supply Strategy at BravoSolution, the spend analysis company. BravoSolution offers software and services to fit the needs of today's sophisticated supply management organizations. The company's services organization, one of the world's largest teams of professionals dedicated exclusively to sourcing and procurement consulting, delivers lean, targeted services to support strategic sourcing and procurement initiatives. Martyn can be reached at BravoSolution@corporateink.com.
Sohaib Masood has his undergraduate degree in computer science (with a gold medal for final year projects) from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi, Pakistan. He has served as an Analyst Software Engineer at The Resource Group's technology innovation division and currently works for IBM as a SAP application consultant. Sohaib has been a blogger since his undergraduate studies and has been involved in writing about various topics including supply chain management, innovation in technology, enterprise resource planning, and distributed systems. He is also an entrepreneur and owns an event management firm, which has given him hands-on experience dealing with numerous suppliers and maintaining healthy supplier relations. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Carolyn Matthas is editor at EDN's Sensor Design Center, Wireless & Networking Design Center, and LED Design Center, and editor of Industrial Control DesignLine at EETimes. Mathas served as director of marketing at Micriµm Inc., which she joined after serving as an editor for such TechInsights properties as Network Systems DesignLine, Mobile Handset DesignLIne, and CommsDesign, as well as senior editor at PennWell's Lightwave Magazine and CleanRooms Magazine. She provided marketing and public relations expertise to such clients as Philips Semiconductor, Mysticom, and Altera's Santa Cruz Division. She created the launch campaign for the CoolRunner family for the Philips CPLD Business Unit. She also served as director of marketing at the fabless security IC startup Securealink. She holds a BS in marketing from the University of Phoenix and an MBA from New York Institute of Technology.
Isaac Mathew is the manager of U.S. Product Marketing for the High-Tech Segment at UPS. In this role, he is responsible for designing and launching marketing plans, developing thought leadership and customer communications that will assist the salesforce in targeting profitable customers globally in the high-tech industry. Previously, he was the marketing manager for the UPS Ground & Air portfolios. Isaac began his career at UPS in 2000 and has held various roles in marketing and corporate strategy. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences from Rutgers University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Fordham University.
Matthew Lekstutis is the managing partner of Global Supply Chain Consulting for Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). Lekstutis leads a game changing global practice that fuses strategic consultancy with digital technology and agile delivery. This model enables clients to conceive and deploy supply chain strategies with agility, organizational adoption and business impact that addresses the needs of the digital economy. For over 25 years, Lekstutis has been combining his experience as a senior industry executive and a leading supply chain consultant to help clients gain competitive advantage through supply chain transformation. Lekstutis has deep functional expertise in Enterprise Transformation, Supply Chain, Strategic Sourcing, Operations, Merger Integration and enabling digital technologies. He has worked with clients from a broad range of industries including Hi Tech, Consumer Products, Industrial Manufacturing, Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, and Retail. Matt's prior experience includes senior leadership roles at A.T. Kearney, General Dynamics, PwC, and ZIN Technologies. Matt holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS from Webb Institute. For more information, please visit: https://www.tcs.com/manufacturing/supply-chain-transformatio
Clive "Max" Maxfield is six feet tall, outrageously handsome, English, and proud of it. In addition to being a hero, trendsetter, and leader of fashion, he is widely regarded as an expert in all aspects of electronics (at least by his mother).
Brian McCabe is the Director of Sales for Stackpole, North America. He has been with Stackpole for more than 10 years. His blog discusses the introduction of low-cost, thin-film chip resistors to the electronics market.
Jett McCandless is CEO of project44, a revolutionary enterprise SaaS platform connecting every aspect of the global supply chain through on-demand visibility. McCandless has nearly two decades of experience in transportation and logistics, and has actively invested in, and advised, a number of industry start-ups from idea stages to expansion. To learn more, visit www.p-44.com.
As head of SAP North America's Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) Line of Business, Pat McCarthy is responsible for driving sales performance, the go-to-market strategy and overall operations of the field sales organization across the U.S. and Canada. Since joining SAP in 2005, he has held a number of executive roles successfully leading Net New, Mobility, and Database &Technology teams throughout the U.S. Immediately prior to his current post, McCarthy served as chief operating officer for the Midwest region of the U.S., overseeing the consistent execution of sales strategies, operations and the region's go-to-market initiatives. During his seven years with Oracle, Pat held various sales, industry principal, and solution roles. Over the course of his decade-long tenure with PepsiCo and its subsidiary Frito-Lay, Inc., McCarthy led teams in hand-held implementations, warehouse and fleet management, distribution operations, manufacturing and supply chain optimization. He was also involved in developing and implementing new route-to-market business models, in sales and operations planning, and establishing best practices. McCarthy graduated from Elmhurst College, sits on the board of Chicago Tech Academy, a charter non-profit for Chicago high school students, and supports global charitable endeavors through Kiva.
Paula McCarthy is a senior regulatory affairs advisor with Acorn Regulatory<www.acornregulatory.com> since 2013. She holds a BSc and an MSc (Biochemistry). She has worked for over 20 years in the medical device industry, where she held management positions in R&D, Quality and Regulatory Affairs. She has extensive experience in implementation of quality systems and regulatory strategies for medical device companies and delivers quality and regulatory training to medical device manufacturing companies. Paula is a certified ISO 13485 lead auditor (IRCA) and holds Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAPS).
A 25-year high-tech supply chain veteran, Wade McDaniel is Vice President of Solutions Architecture for Avnet Velocity, Avnet Inc.'s global supply chain solutions business unit. He is responsible for designing and implementing solutions focused on supply chain engineering, supply chain finance, warehousing, and transportation logistics for Avnet's worldwide partners, addressing trade issues, trade finance, customized IT, and supply chain transportation management. With Avnet for over 15 years he has also served as director for Avnet's Latin American supply chain, managed strategic customer accounts, and developed Avnet's supply chain capabilities in Hong Kong. In addition, Wade developed and managed Avnet's Supply Chain Leadership Exchange Program. In 2008, he was named to Supply & Demand Chain Executive's Pros to Know list. Prior to Avnet, he was the operations manager at Emerson Electric-Beckman, where he focused on lean manufacturing, logistics, and outsourcing manufacturing to Asia.
Scott McDevitt began his career in the transportation industry working with Roadway Express in 1988. McDevitt brings operations and sales experience to Translogistics and has received numerous awards for his dedication and strong customer relationships.
Mike McDonald is the executive vice president of new business development for Prime Advantage, a Chicago based Group Purchasing Organization for mid-market manufacturers. He's been a featured speaker, published author, and recognized award winner within the supply chain community.
Davina McDonnell is director of marketing for Saline Lectronics, an EMS provider that manufactures innovative electronic assemblies with lean methodology and advanced technology. McDonnell originally stumbled into electronics manufacturing by chance shortly after graduating from the University of San Diego as Summa Cum Laude with a BA in Communication Studies. Motivated by this fast paced and ever-changing industry, McDonnell has enjoyed a diverse career in sales and marketing for Saline Lectronics. She's passionate about creating meaningful and engaging content, and thrives best in a collaborative space that values open communication and fearless experimentation of new ideas. As the voice behind the Saline Lectronics' brand, Davina publishes magazine articles, web pages, blogs, case studies and sales brochures for the organization. Deeply embedded in this industry with a wide network of strong business relationships, McDonnell has a true understanding and unique perspective of electronic contract manufacturing. Thanks to the transformative power of M2M communication and the Internet of Things, she is truly excited about the exponential positive change available in this latest manufacturing revolution. Personally, she's best known for her exquisite taste in coffee, deep desire to be a mermaid, and fiery opinions.
A busy freelance writer for 30 years, Robert McGarvey has written more than 1,500 articles for many of the nation's leading publications, from Reader's Digest to Playboy and from The New York Times to Harvard Business Review. He also has written 10 books. A member of the advisory board of Learning Streams, a startup social network for educators, McGarvey also is a recognized authority on social media. He may be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and on Twitter at #rjmcgarvey.
After a successful 11 year career in the NFL with the Cincinnati Bengals, Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants, Tony McGee opened the doors to HNM Enterprises, dba HNM Global Logistics in 2004. In 2011, HNM enterprises expanded by adding a freight forwarding, truck brokerage and customs brokerage business unit. Tony oversees the strategic direction and business development of HNM's international and domestic offerings, and in the last 10 years he has grown the business exponentially. McGee was recently named EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 Finalist, an award which honors the most outstanding entrepreneurs who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. In 2014, Tony was appointed by Penny Pritzker, Secretary of Commerce, to serve on the Advisory Committee for Supply Chain Competitiveness. McGee earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan's college of Literature, Science and Arts. He also graduated from an Advanced Executive course at Northwestern Kellogg School of Management. While running a successful company, it's important to McGee to give back to the community. He has worked with numerous charitable and educational organizations throughout the years. In 1993, he founded the Tony McGee Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that provides free football camps for at risk youth. His camps have served over 600 children. He's also supported Frontline Outreach, Make-A-Wish, Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida, Best Buddies Florida, and Boy Scouts of America.
Dylan McGrath is the editor-in-chief of EE Times.
Jim McGregor is principal at Tirias Research. He has over 25 years in the semiconductor and embedded systems industries with industry leaders, including Intel, General Dynamics, Motorola, ON Semiconductor, and ST Microelectronics. With a technical and business background, he has served in many critical facets of the industry, from brand management to engineering and manufacturing. Most recently, Jim was the chief technology strategist for In-Stat. He is a strategic advisor to several leading technology companies and is a well-recognized industry analyst, speaker, and author. He has written articles in many industry publications and is quoted in more than 125 industry and business publication worldwide.
Hailey Lynne McKeefry
Hailey Lynne McKeefry has spent more than 28 years writing about technology and business. She began her career as an editor at such periodicals as Macintosh News, EBN, and Windows Magazine. After more than 16 years as a freelance journalist, she has written about a broad variety of technology topics, with a focus on supply chain, components, security, storage, healthcare, and SMBs. Living in the heart of the Silicon Valley, Hailey has written for many top business-to-business publications and Websites including EDN, EETimes, Information Week, CRN, eWeek, Channel Insider, Channel Pro, Redmond Channel Partner, Home Office Computing, and TechTarget. She graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz with a BA in literature. Follow her on Twitter @HaileyMcK.
Hailey Lynne McKeefry
Hailey Lynne McKeefry has spent more than 28 years writing about technology and business. She began her career as an editor at such periodicals as Macintosh News, EBN, and Windows Magazine. After more than 16 years as a freelance journalist, she has written about a broad variety of technology topics, with a focus on supply chain, components, security, storage, healthcare, and SMBs. Living in the heart of the Silicon Valley, Hailey has written for many top business-to-business publications and Websites including EDN, EETimes, Information Week, CRN, eWeek, Channel Insider, Channel Pro, Redmond Channel Partner, Home Office Computing, and TechTarget. She graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz with a BA in literature. Follow her on Twitter @HaileyMcK.
Jonah McLeod is Director of Corporate Marketing Communications at Kilopass Technology Inc. He held similar positions at Virage Logic, ARC International (now part of Synopsys), and Denali Software. Prior to his career in marketing communications he was Editorin Chief of Integrated Design Magazine (now part of EE Times) and Electronics Magazine, and contributing editor at Electronics Design and Computer Design. McLeod began his marketing communications career at Regis McKenna Inc., where he served as Account Executive for Intel and Apple Computer (at its beginning).
Dina Medhat is a Senior Technical Marketing Engineer for Calibre Design Solutions at Mentor Graphics. She has been with Mentor Graphics for seven years in various product and technical marketing roles. She holds a BS and an MS from Ain Shames University in Cairo, Egypt.
Kunmi Ajala is an expert in the field of medical technology and the application of electronics in the health care industry. A medical laboratory technologist by training, Kunmi also holds graduate degrees in medical science, quality assurance, and regulatory affairs. With more than a decade of experience in the medical science industry, he has developed a deep insight into the interaction between the fields of electronics and health care management. Over the years, he has come to realize that electronic companies have numerous market opportunities in the health care industry. In the 21st century, medical practices have embraced sophisticated electronic devices in carrying out simple and complex procedures in operating rooms, laboratory divisions, trauma wards, clinical trials, and intensive care units. Medical electronics will rule the health world, and this will take many electronic companies higher.
Stuart Meyer is a partner in the IP group at the law firm Fenwick & West LLP. He counsels clients on intellectual property matters, including technology-based litigation, performing strategic intellectual property planning and intellectual property audits for high-tech companies and securing patent, copyright, and other intellectual property rights. He has extensive experience in patent reexaminations and other post-grant disputes, has written widely on the new America Invents Act as well as the PTO's final rules implementing the AIA, and serves on the PTO's pro bono steering committee for California. Stuart's client portfolio includes a wide variety of high-tech companies, from small startups to multinational public companies.He has also represented other organizations prominent in high technology, such as MIT, for which he served as counsel in litigation involving the so-called RSA encryption patent, considered to be fundamental to data privacy. He was an electrical engineer with an engineering consulting firm in the telecommunications area before entering law school.
Gary joined FusionOps in April 2012 as CEO and brings significant executive leadership, sales and marketing experience to the Company. Previously, Gary was CEO of Synplicity, Inc., a public company in the electronic design software tools market, which he originally joined as Vice President of Sales in 1998. In 2004, Gary was promoted to CEO and, under his leadership, dramatically grew revenue and successfully sold the company to Synopsys, where he served as Vice President and General Manager through 2010. Earlier, Gary worked at LSI Logic Corporation for nearly 10 years in senior sales and marketing roles. Gary holds a BSEE, summa cum laude, from the University of Maryland and an MBA from UCLA, serves on the board of Exar Corporation (NYSE:EXAR) and has previously served on the boards of Mentor Graphics (Nasdaq:MENT), Oasys Design (acquired) and SpiraTech (acquired).
Michael Cuesta is responsible for all marketing and retail associated activities of UPS Mexico, including the expansion of portfolio services and the launching of new products. Cuesta began his career at UPS in April 1989 as a sorter in the hub at Chelmsford, Massachusetts. In 1991, he was promoted to part-time operations supervisor of the hub. Two years later, in 1993, he became an account executive, where he engaged in various tasks in the area of sales, until 1999. In 2000, Michael joined the Northeast Region's marketing team as a regional price analyst. He became Manager of Strategic Pricing at the company's corporate headquarters in Atlanta in 2004; from then until 2010, he held various roles in the area of strategic pricing at the corporate and global level. In 2010, Cuesta was transferred to Miama as the regional manager of the Americas. At that time, Cuesta was key to the integration of the pricing department into the shipping department, including the implementation of a system for discounts in various countries in the region. With more than 25 years of experience in the company, Cuesta was named Director of Marketing and Retail for UPS Mexico in February 2015. Michael holds a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing and a Masters Degree from the University of Massachusetts.
Michael Weir is a deeply experienced automation professional and leader delivering solutions for 20+ years. He has been involved in all aspects from test station automation to organization build-out of teams and enterprises. He has architected and developed tools from reusable test modules to enterprise data management systems delivering big data analytics tools to engineers. Michael is a Certified LabVIEW Architect, TestStand Architect and professional instructor. Michael gives back to the engineering community by being a robotics mentor for First/FRC and by serving as an Adjunct Professor at Florida Atlantic University, where he developed and taught a LabVIEW course.
With 20 years of experience in numerous semiconductor companies, Mike Neunfinger brings a breath of expertise in order management, supply chain and information systems to Lumileds. Prior to joining Lumileds, Neunfinger worked in Supply Chain for Infineon Technologies NA and Siemens Semiconductor. Neunfinger holds an M.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Siegen (Germany), and a joint M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the National Engineering School of Saint-Etienne (France) and the University of Canterbury (New Zealand).
Stephen Miles is a research affiliate at the MIT Auto-ID Labs, and a principal consultant in Auto-ID Serialization and Event Management Systems. His primary research interests are in leveraging Automated Information Data Capture (AIDC) advanced wireless telemetry and web technologies to communicate about events in shared business processes.
Jane Miller is a freelance writer who loves to write about everything from tech to mommy stuff. She is featured in many blogs, including Equities.com, TechCocktail, and TVProviders.com, as a guest writer, and can write with authority on many niches and subjects.
Mitchell Miller is a freelance commercial writer with specialties in technology, finance, and security. He has been Director of Communications at security biotech, Applied DNA Sciences and spent 14 years at UBS Investment Bank, where he was a systems analyst and most recently Senior Project Manager for research and publishing. In between, he found the time to create and manage an applications development company specializing in web content. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and holds a BA in English from Antioch University. He is based in New York City, and may be reached at email@example.com<firstname.lastname@example.org> or his website:
Eric H. Miscoll
Eric Miscoll is principal at Charlie Barnhart & Associates, a consulting company serving the electronics manufacturing services (EMS) market. Eric has more than 12 years of electronics manufacturing industry experience as a researcher, consultant, and senior manager. Prior to joining Charlie Barnhart & Associates, Eric was vice president and general manager of TXP Corp.’s PCB Design and Assembly division. In this role, he had full P&L responsibility for the business and oversaw daily operations and sales activities. Eric was previously chief operating officer of Technology Forecasters, Inc. the leading strategic consulting firm focused solely on the outsourced electronics manufacturing industry. Previous experience includes operations management with Bank of America, organizational development with NASA, and psychological services with the U.S. Department of Justice. He has a PhD in Organizational Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, an MA in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University, and a B.A. in English from St. Mary’s College.
Olivia Mitchell is the marketing coordinator for Westfalia Technologies<www.westfaliausa.com>, a leading provider of logistics solutions for plants, warehouses, and distribution centers since 1992. She provides research and analysis for Westfalia and writes content revolving around automation, supply chain, logistics and warehouse operations.
Keith Mitnik co-founded Phoenix Display in 2005. He brings more than 16 years of LCD display experience and developed a top to bottom customer centric LCD development and support organization for mid-volume LCD clients. As a display professional, Mitnik has served in multiple roles - from design engineering, program management, engineering management, and business unit general manager to the current role of CEO of Phoenix Display. Clients (from startups to publicly-held companies) he has worked with over the years have encompassed a wide variety of vertical markets in both the public and private sector. Some of these have included: education, industrial, instrumentation, point of sale, automotive, and medical. Mitnik received his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and Masters in Business Administration, both from Arizona State University. He is a member of the Society of Information Display (SID).
Taqi Mohiuddin joined EAG in 2013 to lead Sales & Marketing for the MTE division. He brings over 18 years of diverse experience with start-up, early growth and established multi-national corporations in software, systems, and semiconductor market segments. Mohiuddin's previous roles include leading Solutions Marketing for Motorola Solutions Enterprise Networks Division, VP of Marketing & Business Development for Siverge, and Executive Director of Marketing for Mindspeed Technologies. Mr. Mohiuddin holds an MBA from DePaul University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is also a co-author of a LabVIEW programming book.
Fred Molinari is President and CEO of Data Translation. During his 30 years as president, Mr. Molinari has gone public, started another company within Data Translation, and gone full circle by going private. He holds MBA., MSEE, and BSEE degrees.
Molly Connell is responsible for Online Marketing at TradeMachines. As a member of the Berlin-based, fast-growing online start-up company which provides a metasearch website for used industrial equipment, her job is to enhance brand awareness and visibility.
Monica Eaton-Cardone is the COO of Chargebacks911, the industry's leading risk mitigation and chargeback management service provider. Eaton-Cardone specializes in threat metric analysis, technology system development, eCommerce retention, and risk relativity. She is an award-winning entrepreneur and respected thought leader in the payments industry.
Elizabeth Montalbano is a freelance writer who has written about technology and culture for more than 15 years. She has lived and worked as a professional journalist in Phoenix, San Francisco and New York City. In her free time she enjoys surfing, traveling, music, yoga and cooking. She currently resides in a village on the southwest coast of Portugal.
James Montgomery is Product Manager at Apriso, a company focused on the manufacturing and business intelligence capabilities, and how this information can be used for quality and continuous process improvement.
Ron Moore is Director of Design Chain, Avnet Electronics Marketing, Americas, and is responsible for the region's field applications engineers, technical sales programs, and systems. With 20 years' experience in the technology and distribution industry, Ron is an expert in the design chain arena. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley. He can be reached at: Rondekka.email@example.com.
With more than 25 years of leadership experience at companies that have transformed the global supply chain planning and execution space, Ed Moran has held senior management positions with industry pioneers such as Oracle/G-Log and Manugistics (now JDA Software). As managing director, SVP of Sales and Marketing of Transporeon Group Americas, Ed is responsible for sales strategy and market development, along with managing the growth and performance of the North American business development team.
As president of UPS in Brazil since 2007, nadir Moreno is responsible for the company's strategic growth in the country. Based in São Paulo, she is always deeply involved with the local scenario to identify and promote business opportunities for UPS and its clients. With a 25-year career at UPS, she isthe first female executive to occupy the presidency of the company in Brazil.
Amy Morgan is vice president Cross-border & Global Trade at Avalara, responsible for products and features related to automating global trade and cross-border tax compliance in retail environments. Prior to joining Avalara, Amy managed global trade and customs compliance operations for Amazon, Costco Wholesale, Nordstrom, and Microsoft. Aside from managing trade programs for big retail companies, Amy spent two years consulting exclusively with small and mid-size companies to understand their cross-border struggles. She is a global trade enthusiast on a mission to use her "big trade" background to eliminate cross-border bureaucracy for companies of all sizes.
Tim Morin is director of product line marketing at Microsemi and has more than 20 years in the semiconductor industry in numerous marketing/sales roles. He also spent nine years working in the defense industry as a design engineer. Morin received his bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering technology at Purdue University.
As Director, Strategic Product Marketing for Business Network, Mark lMorely eads the product marketing efforts for B2B Managed Services, drives industry and regional alignment with overall Business Network product strategy and looks at how new disruptive technologies will impact future supply chains. Mark also has over 23 years industry experience across the discrete manufacturing sector.
Craig Moss is the Chief Operating Officer of CREATe.org where he is responsible for developing CREATe Leading Practices, an online program to help companies and their suppliers reduce risk and build compliance on IP protection and anti-corruption. At Social Accountability International (SAI) Mr. Moss led the development of Social Fingerprint, a program for improving sustainability in supply chains. He also developed supply chain guides for companies and organizations including the United Nations and International Finance Corp. (World Bank Group). Previously, he founded Global Access Corp., where he led more than 3,000 business development projects in 50 countries.
Samuel Mueller is the CEO and co-founder of Scandit and is responsible for overall strategic direction, marketing, sales and business development. Prior to Scandit, Mueller was a management consultant and project leader for multinational companies such as Swiss Airlines, Swiss Re and IBM as well as a corporate researcher at the renowned IBM Zurich Research Lab. While at IBM, Mueller was awarded an IBM Research Division Award and a total of three IBM Invention Achievement Awards. He has authored numerous patent applications and has published his research results in leading conferences and journals. Samuel holds a PhD from ETH Zurich and graduated summa cum laude with an MSc in Computer Science and an MA in Financial Economics, both from the University of Zurich, Switzerland.
Apek Mulay is a business and technology consultant with Mulay's Consultancy Services. He is author of three books on semiconductor industry entitled MASS CAPITALISM : A BLUEPRINT FOR ECONOMIC REVIVAL , SUSTAINING MOORE'S LAW: UNCERTAINTY LEADING TO CERTAINTY OF IoT REVOLUTION and MORE THAN MOORE AND BEYOND MOORE: ROADMAP FOR PROGRESS OF THE SEMICONDUCTOR INDUSTRY
Sean Mulroy has spent more time in the wireless industry than he cares to admit, dating back to a time when calling something "digital" meant it was cutting edge and the thought of a handset that could take pictures was from the realm of science fiction. After getting his start in sales for a (now defunct) wireless carrier, he moved into product management, where he would get to see, scout and play with the latest and greatest technological toys over the last 15 years. When he's not busy with his day job - or opining on the latest developments in wireless to anyone that will sit still for more than 5 minutes - Sean spends time with his wife and their two boys in Fishers, Indiana.
Dr. Murphy has more than 25 years' experience in design, sales, marketing, and business development. He previously held senior positions with Cadence Design Systems, National Semiconductor, and Fairchild. Dr. Murphy received both a Bachelor of Arts and D.Phil. in Physics from Oxford University.
Chris Murphy is editor of InformationWeek and leader of its Strategic CIO community. He has been covering technology leadership and strategy issues for InformationWeek since 1999. Before that, he was editor of the Budapest Business Journal, a business newspaper in Hungary; and a daily newspaper reporter in Michigan, where he covered everything from crime to the car industry. Murphy studied economics and journalism at Michigan State University, has an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia, and has passed the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exams.
Tom Murphy, Group Managing Editor of UBM DeusM, has helped define interactive media for more than two decades as writer, editor, manager, and entrepreneur. He has reported extensively about technology and business since 1980, including the growth of semiconductors, software as a service, enterprise computing, the Internet, personal computing, mobile, digital marketing, analytics, and other technologies that have emerged and evolved during that time. Tom has worked in sales, public relations, and marketing in addition to his extensive work in journalism. He has also hosted many webinars, webcasts, and live video broadcasts, and he has held several management posts where he led dozens of employees across large geographic regions.
Tom is the author of the book Web Rules: How the Internet is Changing the Way Consumers Make Choices. He led coverage of technology and business on a global basis as editor-in-chief for RedHerring.com and Montgomery Research. Tom was founding managing editor of MarketWatch.com, the first Bloomberg News correspondent in Northern California, and a Northern California news desk supervisor for The Associated Press.
A strong believer in community service, he's the founder of the award-winning community nonprofit news Newswire21.org and the over-40 community RedwoodAge.com, both of which blend social media theory with the best practices of traditional journalism. Find him at: LinkedIn.com/In/EditorTomMurphy
Senior technical editor Chuck Murray has been writing about technology for 32 years. He joined Design News in 1987, and has covered electronics, automation, fluid power, and autos.
William Murray has more than 25 years of experience as an electrical engineer and product designer across the aerospace, wireless, telecom, semiconductor, printing, and medical device sectors. Among other projects, he is currently working on a method to make long car trips more comfortable for people with back pain through Lake Geneva Research, a non-profit bio-medical research startup. He has a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.
Judith M. Myerson
Judith M. Myerson is the editor of Enterprise System Integration (second edition) and the author of The Complete Book of Middleware. Having more than 15 years of experience covering enterprise technology, she has published articles on mobile security issues, including data loss prevention, network management, and secure mobile application development. She is the former ADP security officer/manager at a now-closed naval facility. Judith enjoys explaining complex technologies in clear, plain English and pointing out what the problems are and what proactive steps different users can take. She was awarded a master of science degree in engineering (computer and information sciences) from the University of Pennsylvania, where the world's first general computer was built -- the ENIAC. Already Advanced Communications Bronze certified, she is aiming to be Advanced Communication Silver certified
John Nadvornik is Vice President of Product Management at GrandCanals, the market leader in Analytics-Driven Fulfillment. Nadvornik has more than 25 years of Supply Chain and Logistics experience. He spent the last 7 ½ years at GT Nexus/Infor where he strategized the visibility product for numerous fortune 500 supply chains. During his tenure there the growth of his product expanded across industry verticals from retail to chemical. Prior to that he led OHL (now Geodis) Business Application group delivering solutions from Transportation Management to Warehouse Management.
Rohitkumar Nair, Marketing Lead at Zycus Inc<http://www.zycus.com/>. Nair has more than seven years of experience covering multiple facets of marketing in the IT & Health Care domain across Product Marketing, Integrated Marketing Communication, Analyst Relations, Branding, Content Marketing, Demand Generation and Event Marketing. Currently, he leads the global marketing initiatives for Zycus' Procure-to-Pay solution suite. An amateur photographer at heart, Nair also likes to pen down rhyming outlet of thoughts into words in his free time.
Unni Narayanan is co-founder, president and CEO of Primary Global Research. He leads the PGR team in providing timely, actionable expert network-based primary research services to institutional, buy-side investment firms and funds. He also heads up the data center and cloud computing research sector. Prior to founding PGR, Unni held key management positions at Intel Corp. where he made fundamental and lasting contributions in diverse areas ranging from low-power semiconductor design to scalable data center operational methodologies and architectures, and served as senior manager for Intel's Solutions Center. Before Intel, Unni spent several years at IBM where he was an original member of the AIX/ESA operating system design team. Unni has been granted a U.S. patent, has published numerous articles and research papers in internationally recognized journals and is a frequent speaker and presenter at business, technology and research industry conferences and forums worldwide. Unni holds a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from the University of California at Los Angeles, an M.S. in Computer Science from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.
Ron Neale, an independent consultant in the electrical and electronics manufacturing industry, is an experienced professional in memory device analysis.
Bashar Nejdawi is a 31-year veteran of the telecommunication and mobility industry and the current president for Ingram Micro North America Mobility (formerly BrightPoint, Inc.). Bashar joined BrightPoint in 2008 as president of the Mobile Enhancement business, responsible for building a global accessories business. He later became global executive and head of European Sales and Procurement before progressing to his current role. Prior to his time at BrightPoint, Bashar was with Motorola for 17 years where he was responsible for leading a global distributor team responsible for a $3 billion business.
Ken joined Smith & Associates in 1994, serving in a variety of roles, including sales representative, training manager, Vice President of Sales, and Director of IT. In 2000, he transitioned to a new role as CEO of ZettaWorks, an IT-consulting startup. Between 2006 and 2012, he worked in a variety of public education programs and returned to Smith in 2012 to oversee the company's training and development programs. Ken earned his BBA inbusiness management from Texas A&M University.
William Ng is editor in chief of Design News.
Amanda Nichols is a Manager of the services and distribution practice group at Kronos Incorporated, a leader in human capital and workforce management software solutions. At Kronos, Nichols manages product direction and go-to-market strategies for several target industries including field and contract services, logistics, staffing, and transportation. She is also responsible for partnering across sales, services, product development, and customer support to achieve sales growth and customer satisfaction goals. Prior to joining Kronos in 2017, Nichols worked as a marketing manager at Acquia after working as a planning strategist for Isobar. Nichols earned her bachelor's degree in communications at University of Massachusetts – Amherst.
Ever since she was a child, Nicole DiGiose knew she wanted to write for a living. From traveling and fun adventures to gadgets and technology, there's always a story to be told. Nicole joined AspenCore in 2013, starting out as a blogger and social media master, and is now a writer and editor for many of the network's multiple properties. In her free time, she enjoys getting outdoors and cuddling with cute animals.
Nipun Nikunj is senior research analyst, ICT Practices at MarketsandMarkets. Prior to joining MarketsandMarkets, he worked with firms like New Edge TechSci Research and OPPO India Private India Ltd. As senior analyst at MarketsandMarkets, his major focus areas include data analytics, forecasting, and tracking upcoming technologies in global markets, with specific focus on smart technologies and high performance computing & networking technologies. He also engaged in a number of custom and syndicated research assignments. Well versed with SPSS, SAS, R, Hadoop, predictive modelling and excel, and the value he brings to each assignment at hand is unique and scintillating. Nikunj has completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Management from ICFAI and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi.
Amy Norcross earned a dual degree in magazine journalism and psychology from Syracuse University. She dabbled in several areas of publishing, including circulation, design, and production, before finding a comfortable fit in editorial. Amy spent several years as Managing Editor at Microwave Journal and as a Senior Editor at research company IDC before joining EDN in 2008 as Managing Editor. She left the technical world in 2013 for a position that allows her to use a different side of her brain but she still enjoys contributing now and then to EDN.com.
Malysa O'Connor, Senior Director, Industry Marketing, Distribution and Logistics, Kronos, leads the product direction and go-to-market strategies for the logistics space at Kronos. With extensive experience in workforce and human capital management, O'Connor has held leadership positions at companies such as Monster Worldwide, Aspect Software, and Deploy Solutions. O'Connor is also an active member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.
Shane O'Neill is Managing Editor for InformationWeek. Prior to joining InformationWeek, he served in various roles at CIO.com, most notably as assistant managing editor and senior writer covering Microsoft. He has also been an editor and writer at eWeek and TechTarget. Shane's writing garnered an ASBPE Bronze Award in 2011 for his blog, "Eye on Microsoft", and he received an honorable mention at the 2010 min Editorial & Design Awards for "Online Single Article." Shane is a graduate of Providence College and he resides in Boston.
Chris O'Reilly serves as Senior Director of Marketing for Broadcom's Processors and Wireless Infrastructure Group, responsible for product marketing, technical marketing, product definition, and business partnerships. Previously, he served as VP of marketing and senior director of sales for the Asia/Pacific region for NetLogic Microsystems. Prior to NetLogic, O'Reilly was product marketing manager at Hitachi where he was responsible for the ASIC, microprocessor, and microcontroller product lines. He holds a BS in electrical engineering from the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.
Most recently Vice President of Engineering at Germane Systems, creating ruggedized servers and storage for the US submarine fleet, Jim has held senior management positions at SGI/Rackable and Verari. He was CEO at startups Scalant and CDS, headed operations at PC Brand and Metalithic, and led major divisions of Memorex-Telex and NCR. His team at NCR has their first SCSI ASIC in the Smithsonian. At NCR, he led a $2 billion systems program and built a $500 million annual storage revenue stream. In 2007, he won a TechTarget Product-of-the-Year award for storage appliances that sold 70PB in their first year. Recent successes include a family of scale-out storage appliances at SGI/Rackable and "converged" systems at Verari. Now a consultant focused on storage and cloud computing, Jim's notable assignments include acting as infrastructure program manager for a multibillion-dollar cloud deployment and creating a software approach for leading-edge storage-class memory.
Sheila O'Sullivan joined Prime Advantage in 2001 as Director of Business Development, and was promoted to Vice President in 2006 and Chief Strategy Officer in 2012. As CSO, her responsibilities include developing Prime Advantage's strategic direction and articulating it to clients. Shealso manages Supplier Development, Supplier Marketing, and Member & Supplier Services. Prior to joining Prime Advantage, she was an Associate in High Yield Syndications and Trading at Lehman Brothers and at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. O'Sullivan received her undergraduate degree in government and economics from Georgetown University and her MBA in finance from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University. She is an active member of the Georgetown Alumni Admissions Program, the Young Adult Forum, 85 Broads, and the Old Town School of Folk Music.
Tom O'Boyle, director of RFID for Barcoding, Inc., possesses 17 years of experience in RFID technology and more than 25 years of experience in sales, product, and channel management for leading technology companies. At Barcoding, O'Boyle leads the company's dedicated practice, RFID by Barcoding, in the design, integration, and deployment of RFID solutions for a wide range of industries including supply chain, manufacturing, healthcare, education and defense. O'Boyle came to Barcoding in May 2013 as a result of the company's acquisition of Miles Technologies, Inc., which he joined in 1999 as a partner/principal. Prior to Miles, O'Boyle held positions with Zebra Technologies and Silicon Engines, and successfully led RFID implementations at major companies such as Kodak, Hospira, CDW, Kenwood, and Emerson. O'Boyle graduated from DeVry Institute of Technology in Chicago with a Bachelor of Science in electronics engineering technology and is certified in RFID Technology by Zebra Technologies, Alien Technology, Impinj, Intermec, and others. In addition, O'Boyle was a contributing technical editor for the book, RFID+ Exam Cram 2, was named a 2014 Provider Pro to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive, and is a frequent industry speaker.
Robert O'Dwyer is a long-time supply chain and logistics industry veteran currently leading the Logistics Industry practice at Kronos Incorporated, a leader in human capital and workforce management software solutions. At Kronos, O'Dwyer manages product direction and go-to-market strategies for the logistics industry while also leading customer support and success initiatives. O'Dwyer previously oversaw logistics and distribution operations for companies like The Container Store and Dr. Pepper.
As Chief Content Officer of SCM World, Kevin O'Marah and his organization are responsible for the on-going delivery of SCM World's cutting-edge, practitioner-driven supply chain content and information. Leveraging the combined experience and learning of over 19,000 practitioners within SCM World's membership, Kevin and his team deliver an innovative and interactive learning curriculum that meets the needs of today's supply chain professionals across industry, through a unique peer-driven approach. In addition to his role as Chief Content Officer, Kevin also co-chairs the SCM World Executive Advisory Board, a group of 15 C-level practitioners from the world's leading brands, dedicated to improving the practice of supply chain management as a profession. He also works with Stanford Business School as a research fellow, helping to shape the direction of supply chain teaching to the next generation of business leaders. Prior to SCM World, Kevin served as GVP for Supply Chain at Gartner following the 2009 acquisition of AMR Research where he was Chief Strategy Officer. His 10-year career at AMR included the creation of the Supply Chain Top 25, writing more than 400 published articles and reports, and leading a six-year dialogue with business leaders and luminaries such as Bill Clinton, Colin Powell, Michael Eisner, and T. Boone Pickens.
Bolaji Ojo is Editorial Director at ASPENCORE. Ojo has spent the last 25 years covering business issues on four continents, specializing over the last 11 years on the electronics industry supply chain. In addition to supply chain issues, his primary focus also includes business finance. He previously worked as Editor-in-Chief of Electronics Supply and Manufacturing Magazine and business editor for Electronic Buyers News, one of the first publications to track the industry supply chain. Prior to joining United Business Media, Ojo had worked at Bloomberg News, Futures World News, and Asia Inc. Ojo has graduate degrees in Journalism (Columbia University, New York) and International Relations (Nigeria) and is a fellow of the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Business and Economic Reporting (Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism). He is also a fellow of the World Press Institute, St. Paul, Minn., and the Fondation Journalistes en Europe, Paris.
Akhil Oltikar has over 15 years of global supply chain planning and management experience and a strong track record delivering supply chain solutions that optimize operational and financial performance for the clients. At Riverwood Solutions, Oltikar identifies strategic and tactical issues affecting profitable growth and works with multi-functional teams to define, develop and implement business process and technology solutions that enable profitable growth for their clients. Oltikar began his career at Remix Technologies Inc., where he was a pioneer in supply chain modeling and simulation software and a core part of the team that were acquired by Flextronics where he spent the next 13 years as the head of the SimFlex Group, an independent business division, providing supply chain planning software and consulting services to Global 500 companies. He led over 50 major global supply chain strategy and implementation projects with $100M to $6B supply chains. Oltikar holds a Bachelor's degree in Production Engineering from the University of Mumbai, India and a Master's in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University. He is a member of the Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals and APICS.
Dennis Omanoff is Senior Vice President, Supply Chain and Procurement, for Seagate Technology (Nasdaq: STX), the worldwide leader in hard disk drives and storage solutions. He is chiefly responsible for the strategic direction and overall performance of Seagate's global Supply Chain and Procurement organization.
Dennis brings over 25 years of executive experience in operations and quality control. Prior to joining Seagate, Dennis was SVP and Chief Supply Chain and Procurement Officer at McAfee. While at McAfee for seven years, the company's global manufacturing and supply chain operations achieved industry-leading results for low inventory backlogs, low cost of goods as a percentage of sales (COGS), and high annual inventory turnover rates. Prior to McAfee, he was recognized industrywide for building strong teams that deliver best-in-class, metrics-driven results with proven processes at successful enterprises, from pre-IPO to public companies, focused on security, storage, networking, telecom, and retail. He was a key executive in the rapid growth of four companies rated in the Forbes "Top Ten Fastest Growth Companies," demonstrating board-level strategic advisory experience combined with hands-on execution responsibility. He also served as VP of Operation and Support at two storage startups, where he headed support operations, supply chain creation, and software Licensing. He's managed clean rooms and complex, capital-intensive environments at Texas Instruments.
Dennis was appointed by the US Secretary of Commerce to serve as a Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Examiner. He lectures at universities, is a frequent keynote speaker at industry events, and serves on the Executive Advisory Board of SCM World. He holds an MBA from Hofstra Graduate School of Business, as well as a BA from Fordham University. He has attended The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania for Corporate Governance as well as Stanford University's Graduate School of Business and The School of Engineering for Global Competitiveness.
Paul McNeillis joined PE International, the sustainability professionals, in October 2010 as director of sustainability solutions, providing deep expertise in life-cycle assessment and sustainable decision making. This followed three years as director of corporate social responsibility at Achilles Group Ltd., responsible for the launch and growth of programs for the implementation of sustainable procurement and corporate responsibility in global supply chains. Prior to this, he was head of professional services at BSI, the UK.'s national standards body and global quality group. He founded the service in 2001 as a vehicle for collaborative communities to develop best-practice standards. The unit went on to launch several world firsts in new standards spanning fields such as knowledge management, sustainability, and biodiversity. Paul has professional and industrial experience as a research scientist and patented inventor. He holds a PhD from Imperial College, an MBA, and a DBA from Bradford University. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a frequent speaker and author on multi-stakeholder engagement, collaborative learning, and standards in corporate social responsibility.
Cliff Ortmeyer is the Technical Marketing Manager for Newark element14, a division of Premier Farnell. He has more than 20 years of experience in the semiconductor and electronics design industry in various capacities, including FAE, market development, and technical marketing. He also holds multiple patents in both analog and digital design.
Matt Osminer is Director of Engineering at consulting firm Cardinal Peak.
Garry Oswald is Vice President of Sales and Marketing for National Traffic Service, a freight auditing, payment and information processing company headquartered in Amherst, NY.
Jeffrey Owens joined Advanced Technology Services in 1988. In his tenure with ATS, he has held positions of increasing responsibility in sales and operations throughout the enterprise, including positions as Vice President of Industrial Parts Services and VP of Operations. He was named President and Chief Operating Officer in 2005. In this position, Owens has expanded ATS's operations into new markets domestically and internationally. Under his leadership, ATS has opened offices in Mexico and the UK. He is a member of the Illinois Business Round Table and the Young Presidents Organization. He received a BA in business administration from Westminster College.
Pamela J. Gordon
Consultant, author, and keynoter on efficient and responsible electronics supply chains, high-ROI sustainability roadmaps, thriving in the Circular Economy, and strategies for the tech industry to mitigate climate change. Pamela is both Senior Consultant at Antea Group, and CEO/Founder of Technology Forecasters Inc. (see http://www.ebnonline.com/document.asp?doc_id=279939). Pamela has 30 years experience consulting to large, mid-sized, and smaller tech companies in Asia, EMEA, and North America on global supply-chain and manufacturing best practices, and 15 years experience mentoring executives and teams in profitable sustainability strategies.
Puneet Pandit is the founder and CEO of Glassbeam, a provider of machine data analytics software. Prior to Glassbeam, he was founder and CEO of Orchesys, a professional services firm focused on enterprise storage solutions. Glassbeam was incubated inside Orchesys and launched in 2009. Prior to Orchesys, Puneet led the Database and Business Applications Solutions Group at NetApp. He also worked at Ernst & Young strategic advisory services and Tata Unisys as a management consultant. Puneet holds an MBA from University of Chicago and graduated with Electrical Engineering degree from Punjab University.
Dr. Antonis Papatsaras takes tech to new levels at SpringCM, a provider of powerful software to actively manage documents, contracts, SOWs, MSAs in Salesforce and other CRM platforms. He can translate his 15 years' experience in massive cloud infrastructure, highly available and scalable architectures, and very high volume ingestion knowledge into strategies and projects that put the SpringCM cloud platform in a class by itself. Before joining SpringCM, Papatsaras was director of software engineering at Autonomy where he led the re-architecture of numerous products to true SaaS multi-channel, multi-tenant solutions. He also was eirector of software engineering at Interwoven, and vice president of software engineering at Discovery Mining, a SaaS eDiscovery company. Papatsaras received his PhD in Formal Specification and Design of Safety Critical/Distributed Systems from Teesside University, UK. In 2003, he was elected a member of the Institute of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (ILTHE), and in 2007, he achieved the status of Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
As VP of Worldwide Marketing at OptimalTest Inc., David Park is responsible for corporate strategy and communications for all of OptimalTest's solutions and services. Most recently, he was the Director of Solutions Marketing at Synopsys, responsible for the company's vertical market initiatives for the automotive and mil-aero sectors. Prior to Synopsys, David held positions in the areas of corporate strategy, marketing, and engineering at Cadence Design Systems, Mentor Graphics, and Rockwell International. He has a BSEE from the University of California, Irvine.
Pamela Passman is president and CEO of the Center for Responsible Enterprise and Trade (CREATe.org), a global nongovernmental organization dedicated to helping companies and third parties implement leading practices for preventing corruption and protecting intellectual property including addressing trade secret theft, counterfeits and piracy. Prior to founding CREATe, Passman was the corporate vice president and deputy general counsel, Global Corporate and Regulatory Affairs, Microsoft Corp. From 2002, Passman led Microsoft's regulatory compliance work across 100 countries. She joined Microsoft in 1996 and until 2002, led the Legal and Corporate Affairs organization in Asia, with a focus on Japan, China and Korea. Prior to joining Microsoft, Ms. Passman practiced law with Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C. and Nagashima & Ohno in Tokyo, Japan.
Bhavnesh Patel is the Founder and CEO of Volt480 (volt480.io), On-Demand Industrial Automation Service Providers. Bhavnesh has over 15 years of global manufacturing expertise with the leading industrial automation company, Rockwell Automation, where he led Global Product Management for a portfolio of Customer Support and Maintenance Services.
Alan Patterson covers the semiconductor industry for EE Times. He is based in Taiwan.
Andrew Patterson is business development director for the Mentor Graphics Embedded Software Division, focused on the automotive market. Currently, he is working with Linux, Autosar, and other domains operating on a wide range of host silicon platforms.
Paul D. Myer serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Veracity Industrial Networks. Myer served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at M86 Security and also served as its President and Chief Operating Officer. Myer is a technology industry veteran who has held management positions with leading technology companies, including NEC Technologies and Compaq Computer Corporation. He holds a B. A. degree in International Relations from Brigham Young University and an MBA from Pepperdine University.
David Paulson is Vice President, Business Development Americas for Avnet Velocity.
Mark has been with Accenture for nearly 25 years and has worked for almost all of his career in supply chain operations, from supply chain strategy through to large-scale supply chain transformation programs involving process, systems, and organization change. He has a degree in German and business administration and previously spent time serving with HM Forces (Army). Mark is currently based in the Munich office.
Dr. Jon Peddie is one of the pioneers of the graphics industry, and formed Jon Peddie Research (JPR) to provide consulting and market forecasting services. Peddie lectures at numerous conferences on topics pertaining to graphics technology and the emerging trends in digital media technology. Recently named one of the most influential analysts, Dr. Peddie regularly advises investors in the GLG network, is frequently quoted in trade and business publications, was the former president of Siggraph Pioneers, and is also the author of several books. His most recent is The History of Visual Magic in Computers. Dr. Peddie was recently honored by the CAD Society with a lifetime achievement award
Megan Pedigo manages Smith's peripheral purchasing team, supporting the organization of the company's worldwide transactions on hard drives, opticals, LCD panels, and PC spare parts. She oversees customer VMI programs and forecasting and procurement for service customers. Megan joined Smith in 2001 as a sales assistant to Smith's global offices, and has since served as a member of the support staff for service programs, as Operations Manager of service teams, and as Director of European Operations until late 2011, when she took on her current role. She is IDEA and IPC certified.
Rich Pell is Executive & Chief Editor of EDN. Previously, Rich was for many years an editor and then editor-in-chief at Electronic Products Magazine. Prior to the move into technical publishing/online media, Rich worked as an engineer in analog/mixed-signal design and traded in the financial markets. Rich has degrees in both Public Communications and Electrical Engineering.
Malcolm Penn is the founder and CEO of Future Horizons, a United Kingdom based company that offers research, seminars and forums on the electronics industry with a special focus on the semiconductor market. Penn has over 45 years of experience in the electronics and semiconductor market and has worked extensively throughout Europe, Japan, Korea, Russia and the United States. He was an early pioneer of pan-European research and product development in the 1970s while working at ITT Europe. His industrial experience has involved him with all aspects of the management, manufacturing, marketing and use of electronic components.
Alex Peron works within the startup side of the electronics industry. Over the last 7 years, he held a variety of roles encompassing growth, marketing and product for companies in Europe, Canada and the Silicon Valley. These days, Alex runs growth for Quotefx. He holds a master's from the University of Aix-Marseille, France.
John Perzow is the vice president, market development for the Wireless Power Consortium. Prior to joining the WPC, Perzow was the marketing director for Analog Devices Power Management group, the marketing director and product line manager for the power group of Broadcom Corp. and marketing director for National Semiconductor power group. Perzow began his career as part of the start-up team of Comlinear Corporation, which designed high-speed amplifiers and data converters. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering Education from Colorado State University and an MBA from the University of Colorado. Perzow is co-named in six patents in power electronic circuit design and is on the Industrial Advisory Board, Colorado State University. John and his wife reside in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Peter Clarke covers sensors, analog, and MEMS for EE Times Europe.
Dr. Keith Peterson, Ph.D. serves as President and Chief Executive Officer at Halo Business Intelligence. Dr. Peterson is a senior executive with expertise building data analytics organizations with strong financial and strategic value. In particular, these approaches have focused on predictive and geospatial analytics. His experience includes P&L management of global and U.S. businesses. Prior to Halo, he was head of Mitchell ClaimsLab, held senior executive positions at Nielsen and several midsize analytics firms, co-founded and exited a digital marketing business, and was a research associate at a health care policy institute in Menlo Park, CA. Dr. Peterson has a doctoral degree from Vanderbilt University in applied social psychology with a focus on quantitative methods and a bachelor of science degree from Washington State University.
Alasdair Philip is the head of operations for DHL Global Forwarding, U.S. Based in Washington, DC, he is responsible for the company's operations throughout the United States, which encompasses more than 3,500 employees. Alasdair is a logistics veteran with more than 22 years of experience in the industry. He has an extensive international career that has taken him to places as diverse as the United Arab Emirates, Scotland and Yemen. Since he joined DHL in 1998, he has held numerous management roles within the Deutsche Post DHL Group.
Philip Spagnoli Stoten
Philip Stoten enjoys sharing his views on what's new or disruptive in the industry he has spent a career of more than thirty years working in. First and foremost, Stoten likes to write, but he is happy moderating a workshop or interviewing an executive on video. Since Stoten was young, he wanted to be a journalist, but an aptitude for science, the technology boom in Cambridge and his weak performance in English at school, led him into manufacturing, where he worked in design, manufacturing, management and sales and marketing. "You can do anything you want", was the inspiring advice given to Stoten by his entrepreneurial father Paul, an approach that led Philip to start his own design company in Cambridge in his twenties. An approach that led him to switch from technology to journalism in his thirties, publishing his first magazine, going onto launch two others and a communications company. Stoten founded Scoop to help companies in the electronics manufacturing industry plan, produce, deploy and measure content, supporting their brand and their lead generation strategy. He is at his happiest working with clients, exploring their products and markets, and helping create solutions to show their thought leadership and bring their customers to their products. If Stoten weren't working in the electronics manufacturing space, he'd like to be writing about travel or food, two of his greatest passions. He enjoys the travel opportunities his role allows him and the chance to visit some of the world's best restaurants. Of course, he takes his running shoes with him, keen to keep in shape as despite the good food, he likes to fit running the occasional marathon.
Jon Pickard is a marketing project manager for electronic component and fastener distributor, Bisco Industries. Jon oversees Bisco's e-commerce customer service team in addition to managing Bisco's online presence. During his time at Bisco, Jon has worked extensively with buyers from top tier contract manufacturers and OEMs in both the international and domestic markets. Jon holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from California Baptist University.
Arthur Pini is an electronic measurement and analysis consultant with over 50 years' experience in the test-and-measurement industry. He has extensive knowledge of oscilloscopes, real-time spectrum analyzers, frequency synthesizers, and arbitrary function generator measurements and applications.
Alex Pohorily is a Customer Solutions Program Manager for the FlexPod services team at Avnet Technology Solutions in Tempe, Ariz. He also serves as a Social Media Content Manager for the Avnet Tech Games. He has been in supervisory and technical roles at Avnet since 2008. Prior to working at Avnet, Alex worked in the restaurant industry for over a decade where he gained invaluable customer service and leadership skills leading to management roles. He looks forward to someday serving on the board of directors at a technology company where he can make influential decisions and help support positive development in the world. Alex holds both a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Master of Science in Information Management from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. While attending the Ken Blanchard College Business at Grand Canyon University to obtain his MBA, a professor introduced him to Avnet where he has enjoyed working ever since. He can be reached at www.alexpohorily.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ivan Pokrovsky is an owner and the CEO of the Analytical Center of Modern Electronics, which conducts marketing research on the Russian electronics industry and the electronic components market. He is also an Executive Director at the Association of Suppliers of Electronic Components, Russia, and organizes over 20 seminars and conferences a year for Russian electronics engineers and electronic companies' managers. Pokrovsky spent 10 years as an editor-in-chief and CEO of the Electronics Publishing House, publishing the Electronic Components and Electronics Production magazines and the Real Russian Electronics Yearbook. Ivan is a graduate of the Bauman Moscow State Technical University. He may be reached at email@example.com
Priyanka works as a part of the branding team at Zycus. She is been instrumental in strengthening the company's media relations and social media presence. She likes to keep a track of procurement industry happenings and shares her views on the current trends through her articles. An MBA in marketing and a graduate in biotechnology, she is passionate about dancing and traveling.
Lia M. Powell
Lia M. Powell is the program manager for the Independent Distributors of Electronics Association (IDEA). In addition to the management of daily program operations, she contributes to the development of new programs and the implementation of improved policy and process. Lia obtained a Bachelor's degree in international affairs summa cum laude. She has worked within the non-profit sector for over 12 years in program management and direction of membership services with US and international organizations. She has served on the G-19D subcommittee and enjoys volunteering in her local community, writing, and various mediums of art.
Chris Power is director of product management at Airclic Inc., where he leads the definition and implementation of next-generation product and technology strategies. He brings 10 years of experience in mobility and mobile supply chain software solutions, including roles in product development as senior software developer and as director of Airclic's professional services practice, responsible for the implementation and deployment of the company's mobile supply chain software solutions. He holds a BS in computer engineering and an MS in computer science from Lehigh University.
Kevin Prendeville is Managing Director for Accenture's Innovation and Product Development and Product Lifecycle Management business initiatives. He works across a number of industries, including electronics and high tech. He focuses on research and development efficiency, mass customization, and digital development.
Shayla Price creates and promotes content. She lives at the intersection of digital marketing, technology, and social responsibility. Shayla contributes to several publications, including Entrepreneur, HuffingtonPost, and Kissmetrics. Connect with her on Twitter: @shaylaprice
Steve Puricelli is a Senior Manager in Accenture's Supply Chain Management practice and is responsible for the practice's sales and operations, planning client offerings in North America. He has an extensive background in forecasting and production planning, both as a practitioner and as a consultant. Prior to Accenture, he worked at Information Resources Inc., Hewlett-Packard, and General Motors. He has more than 15 years of experience working across the high-tech, consumer packaged goods, aerospace, and automotive industries. Steve has a BS in mechanical engineering and an MBA in operations from Vanderbilt University. Based in San Francisco, he may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With nearly 20 years experience in the supply chain industry, Evan has assisted enterprises and logistics service providers in more than 30 countries, across five continents, with its supply chain initiatives. Originally a demand forecaster and planner for Castrol in the Asia Pacific region, Puzey moved to a solution implementation role with Mercia (Supply Chain Planning) and then progressed to sales, pre-sales, marketing and global product management roles with Mercia and then Finmatica (Supply Chain Management). Puzey has been with Kewill since 2004 in senior Marketing and Product Management roles, most recently as Chief Operating Officer for Kewill Asia Pacific.
Hal Quinn is President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Mining Association (NMA). NMA is the national trade association for the US mining industry and represents coal, metal, and industrial mineral producers, mineral processors, equipment manufacturers, and other suppliers of goods and services to the domestic mining industry. He directs the association's public policy efforts before Congress, regulatory agencies, and the White House and sets the association's strategic agenda for media relations, grassroots communications, and political involvement. Quinn brings more than 20 years of experience to his current position. He has represented mining's interests before the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government in a number of positions, including as NMA's ExecutiveVice President, as its Senior Vice President for legal and regulatory affairs and as general counsel. He was general counsel of the National Coal Association prior to the formation of the National Mining Association through the merger in 1995 of the American Mining Congress and National Coal Association.
Rich Quinnell is the Industrial Control DesignLine editor at EE Times as well as a blogger on embedded systems and the IoT at EDN. He has been a technology journalist for 25+ years and was an electronics design engineer for 15 years before that.
Dan Radic is product director at Allied Electronics.
An accomplished executive and thought leader leading the global research efforts at IMA, with proven success in designing and implementing world class research and policy programs. Extensive senior leadership experience in diverse settings, including for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Award-winning author, global speaker and media contributor in the areas of performance management, sustainability, business ethics, corporate governance and accounting education. Recognized Collaborative Leader - Creative, Innovative, Results Driven. Focused on Strategy, Innovation, and Execution.
Mike Raftery is a partner at SCM Connections specializing in supply network planning, supply chain sourcing strategy and optimization. In his 13 years of experience in supply chain planning solutions he worked for multiple Fortune 500 companies both as an employee and as a consultant designing and implementing complex supply chain solutions across a variety of platforms. Mike's experience reaches beyond technical ability as an experienced business integrator that understands both the technology and the process it enables which he demonstrates as the chair for the ASUG consumer products interest group and with an APICS CPIM certification.
Raghu Ramanathan is the Global General Manager and Senior Vice President for Services Industries and is responsible for a 2Bn$ software and services business at SAP. His customers in the travel and transportation industry serve over two billion travellers every year. Ramanathan i is a global citizen, having lived in three continents and over 10 countries and is very active in defining the future of passenger travel with his customers. Ramanathan is also a passionate traveller himself, who likes a good adventure.
Rahul Asthana is senior director of product marketing at Kenandy<http://s.bl-1.com/h/tzl4Z67?url=http://www.kenandy.com/>, the intelligent cloud ERP platform for business transformation. He has more than 20 years of experience in product strategy, marketing and management, with expertise in the entire product and marketing life cycle from product concept to demand generation. He has spent his career with leading technologies in the data science, machine learning, enterprise software, ERP, CRM, cloud computing and supply chain management space. Prior to Kenandy, Rahul served at VMware, SAP, Risk Management Solutions (RMS), FICO and IBM, among others.
Rajesh Kalindi has over twelve years of experience managing strategic sourcing and supplier management for multiple commodities and third-party manufacturing operations. He's delivered significant bottom line savings through data-driven procurement practices for Cisco and Palm. An MBA with concentrations in supply chain management and information systems from Michigan State University, he is a thought leader on fusing human with artificial intelligence for procurement innovation.
Srivats Ramaswami, CTO at 42Q, has worked at both OEM's and contract manufacturers, most recently as vice president of IT Operations. His expertise includes the architecture and implementation of IT solutions, making the global supply chain visible and more efficient. Srivats is now responsible for customer acquisition and engagement, technology development and deployment for 42Q.
Susan Rambo is executive editor of several electronics engineering web sites, including EE Times, EDN and Embedded.com.
Lavanya Rammohan is a research analyst and acting manager within Frost & Sullivan's Electronics and Contract Manufacturing Practice. She has over eight years of experience in research, strategic consulting solutions, and project management, particularly for electronic devices, contract manufacturing, and supply chain providers. She has a Master's degree in information technology from Coventry University, UK, and a Bachelor's degree in electronics and communication engineering from Madras University, India. Since joining Frost & Sullivan in 2005, Lavanya has completed several research studies and consulting projects in the SMT equipment market, electronics manufacturing equipment market, semiconductor market, contract manufacturing, and many more. She has also received acclaim for her research through articles and quotes published in Electronics Design, Supply and Demand Chain Executive, EE Times, and others.
IFS Senior Marketing Communications Analyst Charles Rathmann has worked marketing and journalism capacities in technical and engineering disciplines for 30 years and holds a B.S. degree in News-Editorial Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. At IFS, he conducts primary research and generates educational tools to help people understand how enterprise resource planning (ERP), enterprise asset management (EAM) and field service management software enable them to keep up with changing market demands and outflank their competitors.
Bruce Rayner blogs for EBN and Enterprise Efficiency, and is a Contributing Editor for EETimes and Commentator for TechInsights. He has been covering the business of electronics for over 20 years as a journalist, editor, conference organizer, researcher, and consultant. He was Editorial Director of EBN and Electronics Supply & Manufacturing, both UBM publications. He was the co-chairman and organizer of the annual Global Supply Chain Summit with Stanford University Professor Hau Lee. Bruce has worked as an editor at Harvard Business Review, ComputerWorld, and Electronic Business. In his spare time, he’s the founder and Chief Green Officer of Athletes for a Fit Planet LLC, a company dedicated to helping athletic events adopt environmentally and socially responsible practices. He can be reached at email@example.com.
R. Scott Raynovich
R. Scott Raynovich is an internationally recognized expert in technology, media, and investment markets. He has been quoted by outfits including Reuters, Dow Jones, Barron's, and the San Jose Mercury News. He has also been interviewed on CNN and National Public Radio.
From 2000 to 2008, Raynovich was the Editor in Chief, Editorial Director, and an equity partner at Light Reading, the leading online telecommunications news & analysis firm which grew from 0 to $20 million in revenues over the course of 8 years. It was acquired by United Business Media in 2005.
Prior to joining Light Reading, Raynovich was Investment Editor at Red Herring, where he started the New York Bureau and helped build the original Redherring.com Website. Raynovich has also written for Wired.com and the Prague Post. In an unfortunate journalistic accident, he was once published in the German magazine Der Spiegel, without pay.
Jennifer Read is co-founder and Principal at Charlie Barnhart & Associates LLC, a consulting company serving the electronic manufacturing services (EMS) market. She has over two decades of experience in the high-tech industry as business analyst and marketing communications consultant. She worked previously as Vice President at Technology Forecasters Inc. and was director of marketing communications at Avnet Electronics Marketing. Jennifer's professional background also includes stints as editor, publisher, and staff writer for several electronics industry publications, including Electronic News and Connector Specifier. She has a JD from the University of Denver, was a member of the Colorado Bar Association, and practiced law in Colorado. She has also written or co-written dozens of articles and blog posts in support of best practices in electronics manufacturing.
George Karalias, Director, Marketing & Communications, Rochester Electronics
Dan Deisz, Director of Design Engineering, Rochester Electronics
Stuart Reichenbach is Vice President of Supply Chain Development at ClearMetal, a predictive logistics company that uses data science and AI to solve the most complex problems in shipping and logistics.
Rob Patterson, Product Marketing Director, Revitas
Walden C. Rhines is chairman and CEO of Mentor Graphics. He joined Mentor in 1993 from Texas Instruments (TI) where he was most recently executive vice president in charge of TI's semiconductor business. Rhines has served five terms as chairman of the Electronic Design Automation Consortium. He is also a board member of the Semiconductor Research Corporation and First Growth Children and Family Charities. He received a BSE degree from the University of Michigan, an MS and PhD from Stanford University, an MBA from Southern Methodist University and Honorary Doctor of Technology degrees from Nottingham Trent University and the University of Florida.
Jim Ricciardelli serves as Vice President of eCommerce strategy for Arrow Electronics Inc. He has responsibility to drive the e-commerce growth and strategy for the company's Global Components business segment.Prior to rejoining Arrow, he served in the roles of CEO and VP of Sales and Business Development for two venture capital funded Internet startups during 2006-2009.Before that, he served for eight years at Lycos Inc. / Terra Lycoswhere he led a variety of business development, sales, and e-commerce initiatives and served as VP of Sales and Business Development for two years. Prior to Lycos, he was General Manager for the New England division of Arrow Electronics, having joined the company as part of the integration with Anthem Electronics.Jim holds an MBA from Babson F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business and a BS in business administration from the University of New Hampshire. He also completed Harvard Business School's General Management Program, which was sponsored by Arrow Electronics.
Steve Rice is director of product management at TAKE Supply Chain. A technology veteran and product development strategist with more than 17 years of experience, Rice is responsible for the planning, design, development and delivery for all core product lines. A Michael Dell Champion Award Recipient, Rice's career highlights include directing multi-national programs that deliver end-to-end business solutions from concept, IT, development, deployment and business readiness.
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Richa Dham is a product apps manager for the PSD division at Cypress Semiconductor. She has 13 years of experience with semiconductor companies and holds a master's degree in electronics and communication from the Indian Insititute of Technology (IIT), Delhi.
Pushek Madaan is working with Cypress Semiconductor India Pvt. Ltd. as a senior application engineer. His interests are in designing embedded system applications in C and assembly languages, working with analog and digital circuits, developing GUIs in C#, and (above all) enjoying adventure sports. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Richard Howells has been working in the supply chain management and manufacturing space for over 20 years. He is responsible for driving the market direction and positioning of SAP's Supply Chain Management solutions. Prior to joining SAP in 2004, he spent 15 years with Marcam Solutions as VP of Marketing for the company's Process ERP solutions. He has also implemented ERP and SCM systems at companies such as Nestle, Gillette, Colgate Palmolive, Rohm & Haas, Wyeth, Royal Worcester Spode and Dairy Crest. Richard holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Mid Glamorgan in the UK.
David Riffel is Solution Consulting Director at TAKE Supply Chain. He has more than 24 years of high-tech supply chain industry experience across various functions including manufacturing, distribution, logistics, finance, IT, and sales. David's unique expertise includes global distribution from China-based manufacturing partners and regional outsourced distribution.
Michael Rigsby, an engineer, was a winner of the TI Sensing Design Challenge.
Sean Riley is the Global Manufacturing and Supply Chain Solutions Director at Software AG. His focus areas include value discovery and enablement; process improvement; financial and economic modeling; and collaboration enablement. He has 10+ years of experience in supply chain related fields with a specific focus on logistics operations.
In addition to his work experience, he holds a BA in Business Administration from Hanover College and a MBA with Distinction in Managerial Finance from DePaul University and is a certified Six Sigma Greenbelt. After receipt of his MBA, he has served as a guest lecturer for DePaul focusing on new value proposition development within a set growth strategy
Jin Ro is the vice president of analytics at Seal Software where he focuses on solution development that drives insights, value and innovation by leveraging the customers' most valuable assets – contracts and data. By meaningfully connecting the contracts data with other enterprise datasets, Ro creates an immersive and actionable analytics experience that focus on generating measurable value and hidden insights for Seal customers. Ro has extensive experience designing and developing enterprise solutions especially bridging the space between analytics, procurement and technology. He has most recently authored highly successful initiatives for industry leaders such as McKesson and Accenture, and is renowned for his innovative problem solving. Ro holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Princeton University and MBA in Enterprise Analytics from Drexel University.
Dr. Chris Robertson, is Head of Regulatory Compliance, ERA Technology Ltd. He joined ERA Technology in 1983 as a graduate physicist and was awarded a PhD in plasma microelectronic fabrication techniques from the University of Surrey in 1990, research carried out while at ERA. In 2002, he was appointed Head of Reliability and Failure Analysis at ERA, the UK's leading consultancy for impartial engineering reliability and failure investigation, and in 2011 head of Regulatory Compliance. Chris can reached at Chris.Robertson@era.co.uk.
David Roegge is a 20-year veteran in strategic marketing and currently serves as the marketing director for the UPS's High Tech segment. Roegge directs a team responsible for marketing UPS's portfolio of best-in-class logistics and transportation solutions to serve the unique needs of customers in the high tech sector. Roegge has in-depth knowledge of how customers can use logistics to save money, improve efficiency and grow their business.Roegge joined UPS in 2010. Prior to UPS, he performed strategic marketing functions for Cox Communications, The Home Depot and CVS Pharmacy. Roegge holds a Bachelor of Arts from Kenyon College and a Masters of Business Administration from Boston College.
Josh Roffman is Vice President of Marketing and Product Management at Loftware<http://www.loftware.com>, a global market leader in Enterprise Labeling Solutions. Josh has over 20 years of marketing and product management experience with leading enterprise software companies. Specializing in the impact of supply chain trends on enterprise labeling, Josh frequently speaks at industry events most recently addressing attendees at Oracle's Value Chain Summit, Pharma Labeling Conference, and the ASUG Fall Focus.
With more than 25 years of supply chain experience, Sean Rollings currently serves as vice president of product marketing at E2open. Rollings is a seasoned product and corporate marketing executive and supply chain practitioner as well as a consultant in the high technology, software and consumer products industries. His areas of expertise are in global trading networks, cloud computing, S&OP, and software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery and implementation for enterprise customers.
Ron Justin is co-founder and CEO of GroupGets LLC. He also currently serves as an advisory board member to BreadWare Inc., WashSense Inc., Dronesmith Technologies, and the University of Nevada Las Vegas' Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept. He is an angel investor to BreadWare Inc., and was an "angel engineer" to TrackR Inc. An accidental "40 Under 40" Award Winner from the Pacific Coast Business Times, he now lives in Denver to be closer to mountains and great breweries.
Gina Roos is a business and technology writer who has contributed print and Web articles to a number of influential trade publications in the electronics industry, including Electronics Buyers' News, Electronic Business, EDN, and Purchasing, for more than 25 years. She was editor-in-chief at Electronics Sourcing North America, held the position of site editor for UBM's Green SupplyLine and Electronics Supply & Manufacturing Websites, and was a contributor to EE Times's eeProductCenter component Website for 13 years. She also authored the "In the Channel" column, covering the electronics distribution industry for EETimes ProductWeek. Gina was the founder and editor of Electronics Advocate, an online magazine covering design and supply chain issues in the electronics industry. The publication was sold to MMG Publishing UK in 2010. A graduate of Suffolk University, Boston, She started her journalism career at Cahners Publishing, now Reed Business Information, in Boston. She covered supply chain issues, purchasing strategies at electronics OEMs, and technology trends.
Rose Martin is associated with ICRFQ firm & she is an editor there. She has a master degree in electrical engineering. She likes to share her views and perspectives on electronics manufacturing industries, production, technologies and entrepreneurship. She is also extremely enthusiastic about fitness, health and outdoor activities like skiing & trekking.
Linda Rosencrance is a writer and editor who has written about information technology for more a dozen years, including mobile security issues like data loss prevention, network management, secure mobile app development, and privacy. She also writes about BI, big-data, analytics, CRM, ERP, and enterprise IT. Her articles have appeared in such publications as SecurityNewsDaily, Computerworld, ITWorld, CIO magazine, TechNewsDaily, and MSDynamicsworld.com. She has more than 20 years of experience as an investigative reporter, writing for newspapers in the metropolitan Boston area. She is also the author of five true crime books.
Malcolm Ross is vice president of product marketing at Appian. Ross has been directly involved in the implementation and development of enterprise BPM solutions for over 10 years with a variety of BPM platforms. Prior to his involvement with BPM technologies, Ross worked for leading B2B and B2C ecommerce software providers and led numerous technology consulting engagements at Fortune 100 corporations. He received his BS degree in Computer Science with a minor in Actuarial Mathematics from Florida State University.
Martin Rowe has been the Senior Technical Editor covering test and measurement for EDN and EE Times since October 2013. Previously, he was Senior Technical Editor for Test&Measurement World from 1992 to 2012 and EDN Design Ideas Editor from 2008 to 2011. He has written and recorded six songs about life as an engineer, the first being "The Measurement Blues."
Jason Ruhmann is the product director for Supply Chain, Consumer, & Sales Analytics at FusionOps. He has 18 years of applicable information delivery and analytics experience. He has held various leadership, business consulting, executive roles helping to monetize the value of analytics for organizations and achieve proper return on investment. When he isn't working with customers to tap into analytics and achieve business success, he can be found doing any sort of outdoor activity including the ocean, fly fishing, and mountain sports.
Lindsley Ruth is a Corporate Vice President of Future Electronics Corp. in Montreal, responsible for the company's FAI Electronics division. He previously headed worldwide marketing at Future. He joined Future in 2002 as Corporate VP of Sales, responsible for the South American, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and South Central regions, as well as Future’s Global Account Program. In addition to his current responsibilities, he also handles distribution sales, supplier development, franchise expansion, and a few global accounts. Prior to joining Future, Lindsley was VP of North American Materials for Solectron Corp. where he was responsible for more than 6,000 associates in 11 sites with more than $10 billion in material spend. From 1992 to 1999, he worked for TTI Inc., a privately held components distributor based in Fort Worth, Texas. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Distribution and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Texas A&M University.
Courtney J. Ryan is the executive vice president of Strategy and Corporate Development at Jabil, a $22B global manufacturing solutions provider. Ryan joined Jabil in 1993 as a quality engineer and quickly worked his way through various operations and business development management positions. In December 2000, Mr. Ryan was named vice president, operations for Europe where he was responsible for 13 plants in eight different countries. In 2004, Mr. Ryan served as senior vice president, global supply chain where he oversaw $10B in material spend. In 2007, Mr. Ryan was named senior vice president, global business units. In 2013, he was named executive vice president and CEO, Nypro. Mr. Ryan holds an MBA with a concentration in decision and information science and a BA in economics, both from the University of Florida. He also serves on the University of Florida and MBA and Supply Chain Advisory Board.
Ray Sadowski, Avnet's Chief Financial Officer since 1993, leads a global finance group responsible for more than 50 separate functions including financial operations, administrative services, business advisory services, and corporate administration. He reports to CEO Rick Hamada. He has been instrumental in the acquisitions of more than 55 companies, all of which have contributed to Avnet's attaining a leadership role in the electronic components and computer products industries. Additionally, he has made a significant impact on the company's success through the value-based management initiative he and former Avnet CEO Roy Vallee introduced in 2001. Sadowski joined Avnet in 1978 as a corporate accounting supervisor. He was promoted to accounting manager and assistant controller, then named controller in 1986 and vice president in 1987. He was named a senior vice president of Avnet in 1992. He graduated from Hunter College in New York with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting in 1976. Sadowski's vision for Avnet is that the company continue to dominate the global distribution industry and reinforce its leadership position.
William Salter is CEO and president of Paragon Software Systems, a leading provider of truck routing and scheduling software solutions based in Dallas, TX. Paragon's advanced planning systems have been proven to cut transportation costs and improve efficiency across a wide range of distribution operation types and industry sectors. Paragon's North American truck routing software clients include George's Inc., AgReliant Genetics, Linde, McLane, National Food Corporation, and many others. The software is used for the daily route optimization of transportation schedules; rationalizing fixed routes; managing transportation resources; strategic logistics planning; and managing home delivery orders with dynamic routing. Paragon Software Systems, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Paragon Software Systems plc, the UK's number one provider of transportation routing and scheduling software. Paragon has over 3,300 systems installed at more than 1,000 client sites in 50 countries worldwide. For more information visit: http://www.paragontruckrouting.com.
Glenn Samala is global director and general manager Brazil for Arrow's value recovery business providing secure and environmentally responsible asset recovery, data sanitization, testing and screening, remarketing, service parts management, and product returns management services for a wide range of electronic equipment worldwide. With more than 20 years of experience, he previously served as Senior Director of AnnuityServices for Arrow Electronics' North American enterprise computing solutions segment. Prior, he served as Senior Director Business Operations overseeing several functional teams responsible for supporting ECS North America -- project management, asset management, sales operations, customer service, and systems integration. Prior to joining Arrow, Samala served as Vice President of Operations and Finance for South Eastern Products and has held a variety of sales operations and product marketing positions throughout his career. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration (Economics & Finance) from Clemson University in S.C.
Matt Sand is passionate about making a difference through innovation and entrepreneurship. He is President of 3DEO, an innovative metal 3D printing company, which he co-founded in 2016. Prior to 3DEO, he worked as a venture capitalist and operating entrepreneur. He has founded several startups in a wide range of industries, from healthcare to high-tech to fitness. Matt is proud to have served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force.
After earning bachelor degrees in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Political Science from Tulane University, Matt went on to earn his MBA from UCLA Anderson. He is the co-author of The Agile Startup, published by Wiley & Sons, and has taught classes in entrepreneurship at UCLA & LMU.
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I have been passionate about solving the complex issues in electronics supply-chain since being recruited by Sagemcom in 2008 as Manufacturing and Logistics Director, with responsibility for producing millions of set-top boxes. In this time, I have developed my expertise in the electronic component supply-chain and am fascinated by its complexity: the millions of references with ever-changing market conditions, the high-demand volatility in price, the rapid obsolescence cycles and shifting supply lead times.
@Precogs, we love to use the latest but robust technologies to boost the electronic component supply-chain efficiency, and enhance our customers' bottom lines.
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Phil Sansone is Senior VP of the Avnet Memec division of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas (EMA) and reports directly to EMA President Ed Smith. Beyond his responsibilities overseeing the Avnet Memec division, he is also responsible for the Avnet Express call center business in the Americas and the mass market strategy. Phil has been in distribution since 1981 in various sales, marketing, and management roles. He started with Schweber Electronics in New York and gained experience in that market as well as the Maryland marketplace. He joined Memec in 1993 and became a senior executive with Avnet as part of the Memec acquisition in 2005.
Kelli Saunder's experience in the supply chain and logistics field is extensive. During her 30 years in the industry, she has been recognized for her strategic selling, relationship development, and management throughout North America. She started from her humble beginnings as a telemarketing supervisor for a Canadian 3PL provider to creating Morai Logistics Inc.
As a certified diversity supplier, her company has received WeConnect Canada's Doing Business International Award and WBE Canada's Doing Business Award as a woman-owned business. Most recently, Kelli received the Organization of Women in International Trade's (OWIT) Top Female Exporter of the Year Award.
She is an active member of the Women Presidents Organization, WeConnect International, and WBE Canada. Kelli strives to inspire women by telling her story and sharing her lessons at talks to support fellow female entrepreneurs.
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Ford Kanzler is a veteran technology and marketing communications professional with serious strategic chops and decades-deep expertise in the market for semiconductors, components, electronic equipment, and all the software that runs on them. He helps companies sharpen their communications focus to achieve competitive differentiation. His proven counseling process has repeatedly put a fresh cutting edge on business communications so marketers succeed in achieving a clearly defined market position against competitors. Ford has previously worked at, or represented, many of the leading companies in the electronics industry. In his blogs for EBN, he will be sharing the decades of accumulated knowledge and expertise to help readers hone their marketing communication strategies. He can be reached at: email@example.com
Over the past 25 years, Puneet Saxena has worked closely with global manufacturing companies across a variety of industries solving complex supply chain problems. He currently serves as group vice president of product strategy, supply chain planning. Prior to that he served as vice president of Industry Strategy, responsible for defining the company's solution strategy to address evolving supply chain needs of the manufacturing segment.
In delivering business value to his clients, Puneet has focused on improving Network Design, Sales & Operations Planning, Collaborative Demand Planning, Inventory Optimization, Master Planning, Replenishment Planning, Factory Planning, Supplier Collaboration, Order Promising and Fulfillment processes. In this role, he has helped consumer products companies comprehend and plan for volatile demand better, automotive companies schedule assembly lines more effectively, semiconductor companies drive integrated business plans cross-functionally, industrial companies utilize manufacturing assets more efficiently, and more broadly, has helped companies enable seamless supply chains across suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, retailers and end-customers and consumers.
Prior to working at JDA, he was a Consulting Practice director at i2 Technologies, Inc. and worked as a client executive and advisor at several global manufacturing companies. Earlier in his career, Puneet worked as a Manufacturing Manager at semiconductor fabrication facilities at Harris Corporation, where he led self-directed-work-teams across 24x7 advanced manufacturing operations.
Tracey Schelmetic graduated from Fairfield University in Fairfield, Conn. and began her long career as a technology and science writer and editor at Appleton & Lange, the now-defunct medical publishing arm of Simon & Schuster. Later, as the editorial director of telecom trade journal Customer Interaction Solutions (today Customer magazine) she became a well-recognized voice in the contact center industry. Today, she is a freelance writer specializing in manufacturing and technology, telecommunications, and enterprise software.
Michael Schmitt is Chief Marketing Officer at E2open, responsible for managing marketing communications, product marketing, and sales development functions on a global basis. Prior to E2open, he served as Senior Vice President of Western Area Sales for Mitratech Holdings. Prior to Mitratech, he served as President and CEO of Siderean Software, where he grew revenue by more than 200 percent during his tenure with the company. Schmitt also spent four years as Chief Marketing Officer at Ariba, where he successfully drove the design and implementation of Ariba's turnaround strategy from eMarketplaces to spend management market leadership.
Kory Schroeder is an engineer with Stackpole Electronics Inc. He joined Stackpole in 2002 after seven years with Vishay Dale where he worked as an electronics design engineer and product manager. Prior to Vishay, Kory worked for two years as an applications and product engineer at Shizuki Corp. He has a degree in engineering from the University of Nebraska.
Michael Schuldenfrei brings over 25 years of software and information technology experience to the Optimal+ management team. Before joining Optimal+ in 2005 as its CTO, Shuldenfre iwas a senior software architect at SAP, where he led the development of Duet, a joint venture with Microsoft to enable seamless access to SAP data via Microsoft Office. Prior to joining SAP, Shuldenfrei was a Software Architect at Microsoft, where he led consulting engagements with the company's major customers. He was also VP R&D, at ActionBase, a company providing business-management enterprise solutions to enhance internal organizational workflow and collaboration.
Bill Schweber (Jaffa Eng'g) is an EE who has written three textbooks, hundreds of technical articles, opinion columns, and product features. He worked as a web-site manager for for EE Times, as well as both the Executive Editor and Analog Editor at EDN. At Analog Devices, Bill was in marketing communications (PR) and on the other side of the PR function, presenting and company products, stories, and messages to the media. Prior to Analog, Bill worked in product marketing and applications engineering groups. Bill also did hands-on analog- and power-circuit design and systems integration for materials-testing machine controls at Instron Corp. He has an MSEE (Univ. of Mass) and BSEE (Columbia Univ.), is a Registered Professional Engineer, and holds an Advanced Class amateur radio license. Bill has also planned, written, and presented on-line courses on a variety of engineering topics, including MOSFET basics, ADC selection, and driving LEDs.
Beverley Scott is the Marketing Manager for Cyclops Electronics. She has worked with the company for 16 years and has fulfilled various responsibilities. With direct experience in sales and marketing she has direct knowledge of the problems faced when sourcing and purchasing electronic components. She's involved in the implementation of many of the company's anti-counterfeit procedures and aims to help reduce counterfeiting within the industry as a whole. Follow Cyclops Electronics news via Twitter or on its Blog page.
Tania Seary is the founding chairman of three companies specializing in the development of the procurement profession - Procurious, The Faculty and The Source. Procurious has been built as the world's first online social network to help a new generation of procurement professionals to "get involved and get ahead." Procurious is a culmination of Tania's long-held belief that improved networking, training, and communication are critical to the progression of the procurement profession globally. The Faculty is recognized as one of Australia's leading advisors on procurement development. Established twelve years ago, The Faculty works with leading organizations to transform and elevate the role of procurement, build high performance procurement teams and create professional knowledge networks. Four years ago, Seary founded The Source, a specialist recruitment firm for the procurement profession. In 2013 she moved to London and founded Procurious. Seary's fascination and commitment to procurement development started around fifteen years ago in the United States. After finishing her MBA at Pennsylvania State University, Tania became one of Alcoa's first global commodity managers. Prior to moving to the USA, Tania's career was focused on marketing roles within Alcoa and Rowland in Australia, and the Walt Disney Company in the UK. Tania has an MBA and a Bachelor of Business.
Grant Sernick is the Director of Sales & Marketing for 3rdwave, a software platform that enables companies to simplify their global supply chain and trade processes. He has been working in industry for almost two decades in diverse industries, from aerospace to retail to technology. He has a knack for solving highly complex challenges, and enjoys speaking with industry professionals about how to simplify their business. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Mary E. Shacklett is President of Transworld Data, a technology analytics, market research, and consulting firm. She has focused on the supply chain and supply chain technologies as an industry analyst and commentator for the past five years. Prior to founding her own practice, she was Vice President of Manufacturing and Technology at FSI International, a multi-national manufacturing company in the semiconductor industry. Mary has worked in manufacturing and the supply chain in the electronics, semiconductor, and aerospace industries, and has business experience in North America, Europe, and Asia. She has a B.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin, an M.A. degree from the University of Southern California, and is listed in Who's Who Worldwide and Who's Who in the Computer Industry. She can be reached at email@example.com.
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Tim Schafer currently serves as vice president of produce marketing for Vishay's inductors division. Holding over 10 patents in power inductor technology, he previously held positions at Delta Electronics and Arnold Engineering. Schafer has degrees in electronics and oceanographic technology from the Florida Institute of Technology.
Bhavesh Shah is a marketing rxecutive for Zycus. He looks after all the marketing strategies, lead generation, organizing various ground events and content marketing at Zycus for the US region.
Samir Shah is an architect, interior designer, furniture designer, ex-manufacturer of custom furniture, and a process and machine consultant to the woodworking industry. He is CEO and co-founder of 4 AXYZ Inc. (pronounced Four Axes), and designer of the Stratified Additive Manufacturing process for 3D Manufacturing in real, solid wood.
As the president of Barcoding, Shane Snyder directs the company's day-to-day business operations and lead expansions into traditional markets. With almost 25 years of success in sales management, workforce management, consulting and decision support sectors, Snyder came to Barcoding as vice president of sales in 2010. In this position, Snyder led Barcoding's national sales force, reconstituted the inside sales organization and opened a new office in Chicago. Prior to joining Barcoding, Snyder founded and led his own business, Work Confident, which offers employee life cycle management solutions to emerging small companies and established mid-sized companies throughout the mid-Atlantic. Previously, Snyder served as executive vice president of sales for Catalyst IT Services, where he built a new sales team and increased revenue run rate by 70%. Snyder began his career in 1986 as a sales representative at Kronos. He remained with the company and became the firm's national director of sales in 2001. Snyder holds a Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and a Master of Information Science from Bucknell University.
Mark Shapiro is a former technology journalist for publications like VideoMaker, Camcorder Magazine, Digital Photography, Laptop Magazine, and San Diego's ComputorEdge. For the last 20 years, he has been helping technology companies of all sizes worldwide to reach US news media publications. For more information, please go to http://www.srs-techpr.com.
Sushil Sharma is a procurement specialist with eight years of experience in deploying spend analysis solutions for Fortune 100 companies. He uses natural language processing (NLP) to design automated data-enrichment solutions. A natural language problem solver and project manager, Sushil finds actionable savings in complex spend analysis problems and rolls out BI capabilities enriched from geographically diverse data across multiple industries. His solutions help CXOs make critical decisions and derive valuable insights on an ongoing basis. Sushil holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from Kurukshetra University and post-graduate diploma in clinical data management from ICRI.
Swapnil Shende is a Research Analyst at MarketsandMarkets, a global market research and consulting company, and works with IoT, Digitization and Analytics practices. With a rich experience of 4 years, he has been associated with the ICT research for more than 3.5 years now. Working with MnM, he has covered various market research studies ranging from big data analytics, security, software and services, digitization and Internet of Things and has worked on a number of custom and syndicated research with primary focus on tracking niche market segments. He has gained expertise in performing market engineering for niche markets and does estimation and forecast for the same. He has been involved in discussions with key decision makers across the industry. Being Electronics and Telecommunication Engineer, he holds a Masters Degree in Marketing from Sinhgad Institutes, Pune University, India.
Marty Shindler is CEO of iShindler, a husband and wife consulting team with a background that consists of a Big 4 (Coopers of PriceWaterhouseCoopers), top five business school (Sloan at MIT) and hands on experience at 20th Century Fox, MGM, Lucasfilm's Industrial Light & Magic, Kodak's Cinesite and Bank of America.
Amit Sikka, senior manager for global LED demand planning at Lumileds. Sikka multi-faceted experience in supply chain, including Forecasting, Project & Program Management, Business Intelligence, Supplier Quality and Transportation & Logistics including 3PL management. Sikka is a certified Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma (DMAIC) methodology that helped him lead turnkey projects over the past decade at Lumileds and Philips Lighting. Sikka has led two SCM software implementations and currently manages an offshore support team. He has been with Lumileds and Philips Lighting since August 2008. Prior to Lumileds, he was with Ryder Logistics for three years where he managed transportation and 3PL for multiple customer accounts. Sikka holds a Bachelors in Production Engineering from Nagpur University, India and Masters of Science (MS) in Industrial Engineering from Cullen College of Engineering at University of Houston in Texas.
Jeffrey Simon is Co-CEO and Co-Founder of America Semiconductor LLC, a manufacturer of world-class power semiconductors. He is a 25-year semiconductor industry veteran with extensive experience in the manufacturing and distribution of electronic components. This includes managerial experience at both an industry stocking distributor as well as an electronics components manufacturer/supplier. Jeffrey's expertise includes sales, sales management, product development, offshore manufacturing, quality control, and supply chain management.
Satinder Singh brings more than 17 years of driving cutting edge technologies from definition to profitable business with experience in the semiconductor industry as an executive and strategy consultant for companies focused on Automotive (Connected Cars), Industrial IoT and Wireless Semiconductor technologies. Satinder has strong Exposure to entire IC/SoC Design Process from Specification, Microarchitecture analysis, Silicon implementation, Silicon Evaluation until Final mass production activities in Automotive, Communication, Industrial, and Computing markets.
Sujit Singh is the chief operating officer at Arkieva. Singh is a recognized subject matter expert in demand planning, forecasting, Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP). He is a certified fellow in production and inventory management (CFPIM) and a certified supply chain professional (CSCP) by APICS, the Association for Operations Management. In 2010, Singh was named as a "Pro-to-Know" by Supply and Demand Chain Executive Magazine. His industry experience includes work in the semiconductor, chemicals and glass (industrial and commercial) industries.
Eric Sivertson is the President and Founder of QuantumTrace LLC, a Silicon Valley startup specializing in trusted systems. He is an engineering innovator who has spent 25-plus years working in trusted high-assurance environments, covering multiple companies from startups/think-tanks to top-tier global defense contractors. He has served in design and development engineering roles, managed engineering and design teams, and held executive management positions. Eric's last position, prior to founding QuantumTrace, was as General Manager of the aerospace and defense business unit at Xilinx. He holds a Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering (BSEE) from Virginia Tech.
Scott Slinker, CEO and founder of supply chain software start-up Paradata (paradata.io<http://paradata.io/>, @Paradata_io), has been at the forefront of disruptive technologies for three decades. Paradata brings transparency to the global supply chain with its cloud-based software as a service technology. They offer verified insights and executable actions catching supplier problems, like noncompliant factories and being overcharged for parts, before they occur. Before that, he was a founding team member of Fraud Sciences enabling online transaction verification and fraud detection. That company was sold to eBay's PayPal for $169 million in 2008. Scott Slinker also disrupted the consumer and enterprise markets: while at LSI Logic, his team's components became a part of the Apple Powerbook and Apple Newton (precursor to MacBook and iPhone). At Silicon Image he lead the industry adoption of digital encoding technology that heralded the HDMI display connector used in every television and laptop manufactured today. That company was sold to Lattice Semiconductor for $600 million in 2015. @ceo4Paradata on Twitter
Thomas Smiley is the founder and president of Precision Circuit Board Source (Precision PCBS) and a board member of IceMOS Technologies. Electronic components industry veteran and past divisional executive of Emerson Electric, Smiley has spent a career manufacturing and marketing electronic components from all corners of Asia. More recently,his focus has been on manufacturing printed circuit boards in Southern California and China. Precision PCBS represents a pivot from high cost manufacturing to managed manufacturing services bringing customers the benefit of both local control and low cost.
Drew Smith, founder and CEO of InfoArmor, has built a company that protects the critical data and information for some of the Fortune 500's most notable organizations, as well as their employees. What differentiates Smith? To start, he fundamentally believed that as a company, InfoArmor would focus on the evolving nature of cyber attacks and digital identity threats. His mission was to educate, while developing transformative products and services, which would work on identity and intellectual property protection from unique perspectives: a B2B model, dark Internet searches, digital protection of the underground economy, and vendor protection through the supply chain. InfoArmor is an innovative company set on changing the dynamic of the privacy management sphere, and top business professionals are taking notice; board members include an EVP at Visa, as well as the creator of the FICO score. As for credentials, Smith is a Stanford University undergraduate and holds a Harvard MBA. He writes commentary and provides insight for supply chain trade publications, has been featured in Fortune magazine,and uses social media channels (most notably LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) to disseminate critical news and information to his clients and followers.
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Gary Zullo, Director, Solid State Lighting, Arrow Electronics
Gary Zullo is Director, Solid State Lighting, for Arrow Electronics Inc., one of the largest electronic distributors worldwide, and is responsible for Arrow's North American Solid State Lighting business. During his 27-year career at Arrow, he's held high-level roles across product management, marketing, and sales both in North America and Europe. He has worked with global customers helping them address challenges in business strategy, supply chain management, and transitioning them to solid-state lighting. Gary holds a BBA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and an MBA from Hofstra University. He is also a member of the American Lighting Association and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pratik Soni is an investor and a global executive with a career spanning the United States, Europe and South East Asia. A natural entrepreneur with a track record of founding and scaling business operations, Pratik brings a wealth of experience in supply chain design, implementation, technology and business strategy to Omnichain Solutions. In the past 15 years, Pratik has held leadership positions for startups and Fortune 500 companies including i.am+, Apple, Beats Electronics, 20th Century Fox and Sears Holdings Corporation. Pratik also holds board and advisory positions for various startups like Arlians, Venzee and others. In 2013, he was nominated for the Forbes 30 under 30 list in the Consumer Tech category.
Rob Spiegel has covered automation and control for 15 years, 12 of them for Design News. Other topics he has covered include supply chain technology, alternative energy, and cyber security. For 10 years he was owner and publisher of the food magazine, Chile Pepper.
nce of the Semico Wafer Demand Model, which forecasts semiconductor wafer demand by product, technology, and wafer size. She also covers topics related to materials used in semiconductor production such as SOI (Silicon on Insulator) and copper.
Simi Srivastava is a student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign studying environmental studies and sustainability. She has been very interested in journalism and photographic journalism since she was young and hopes to combine her interests with her studies during her undergraduate years.
Using his more than 15 years of executive management experience in the aerospace, medical device and industrial components industries, Stanley manages the global sales, marketing and strategic growth initiatives for North American Production Sharing, Inc. (NAPS.) Prior to joining NAPS, Stanley held the position of co-founder and vice president of sales and marketing for a digital marketing firm servicing the Medical industry. Scott has a bachelor's degree in Organizational Management and an MBA from Villanova University.
Stephen Petit is a technical writer who covers trends in the transportation and commercial trucking industry. He works for CauseWay, a purpose-driven communications firm that works exclusively with leading non-profit organizations and government agencies, including EPA SmartWay. He is based in the Seattle area.
Ransom Stephens is a technologist (ransomsnotes.com), science writer (ransomstephens.com), novelist (novels.ransomstephens.com), and Raiders fan.
Gordon Styles is the founder and president of Star Rapid, a provider of rapid prototyping, rapid tooling and low-volume production services. Utilizing his background in engineering, Styles founded Star Rapid in 2005 and under his leadership the company has expanded to more than 200 employees. With an international team of engineers and technicians, Star Rapid combines advanced technologies – such as 3D printing and multi-axis CNC machining – with traditional manufacturing techniques and high quality standards. Prior to Star Rapid, Gordon owned and managed the United Kingdom's largest rapid prototyping and rapid tooling company, STYLES RPD, which was sold to ARRK Europe in 20
PV Subramanian is the CEO of Visybl and has 15 years in enterprise supply chain technology product management at Symbol Technologies, Motorola Solutions, Zebra. He has managed hardware+software products from idea to commercial release to end-of-life: multiple times. Visybl powers the smart enterprise, with a simple, turn-key solution, that turns dumb physical assets into powerful data streams.
Barry Sullivan is Director of Program Development for the International Engineering Consortium. He served as Director of Emerging Technologies at Ameritech and guided the technology strategy for a startup company delivering packet voice services. He has developed continuing education courses in communications technologies and taught at Northwestern University. He also worked as a member of the technical staff at Bell Laboratories. He received BSEE and MS degrees from Marquette University, and a PhD degree from Princeton University, all in electrical engineering. Barry has served as Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing and as Editor of The Bridge, the magazine of Eta Kappa Nu. He also managed the DesignCon technical program for more than 10 years. He has published over 40 papers on topics in signal reconstruction and image processing.
Laurie Sullivan is a senior writer specialized in online digital advertising and marketing at MediaPost. Laurie has written extensively on technology issues and worked previously at various trade publications covering the high-tech supply chain, component distribution and Internet strategies. She pens a daily column for MediaPost on search engine marketing, and another about online advertising. She also writes a weekly column on the technology supporting online targeted ads based on consumer behavior. Laurie's work has appeared in Advertising Age, Los Angeles Business Journal, Investor's Business Daily, Red Herring, RFID Journal and InformationWeek, among others.
Perry Sunshine joined Proco Global in 2011 to set up the EMEA Manufacturing & Engineering practice developing Proco Global's footprint in the Automotive, Aerospace & Industrials sector and has quickly contributed to its growth both cross-functionally and regionally. Perry brings over seven years of senior level recruitment experience, and has completed searches on positions ranging from regional Lean Six Sigma/Operational Excellence leaders to multi plant, president functions within Manufacturing & Operations. His impressive knowledge of large and mid-size Automotive businesses coupled with his widespread network means he is able to provide his clients with a unique understanding of the market and the talent pool within it.
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Layla Wright, Director of Purchasing, Smith & Associates
Todd Traylor, CPU Commodity Manager, Smith & Associates
Dustin Ford, VP Corporate Strategy, Smith & Associates
Nora Gibbs, Account Executive, Smith & Associates
Matthew Hartzell, COO, Smith & Associates
Mark Bollinger, VP Marketing, Smith & Associates
Todd Banker, Memory Commodity Manager, Smith & Associates
Megan Pedigo, Assistant Director of Purchasing, Smith & Associates
Ken Neusaenger, Director of Training, Smith & Associates
Art Swift is President of the prpl (pronounced "purple") Foundation, a recently formed industry organization. It is an open-source, community-driven, collaborative, non-profit foundation targeting and supporting the MIPS architecture and open to others, with a focus on enabling next-generation datacenter-to-device portable software and virtualized architectures. Initial domains targeted by prpl include datacenter, networking and storage, connected consumer, and embedded/IoT. See: www.prplfoundation.org
Christina Szoke is co-founder at Fathym. She is passionate about technology that empowers more users to innovate. She was editor in chief of KidzEra, a "by kids, for kids" magazine and blog. She is a skilled digital designer, front-end developer and writer. A former journalist, her work has appeared in The Daily Camera and Dirt (now the Colorado Daily). She serves on the board of the nonprofit One School at a Time (1schoolatatime.org), working with Ugandan communities to expand access to quality education. She also serves on the leadership committee of She Says (shesaysboulder.com) to promote female leadership in tech.
Dr. Cagri Tanriover
Cagri Tanriover has completed his undergraduate degree in engineering at Istanbul Technical University in Turkey in the field of Electronics and Communications, followed by a Master's degree (with distinction) in Digital Signal Processing and a Doctorate in Turbo Codes, both at Lancaster University in the UK. He has worked at senior engineering, team leading, and project management positions at various SMEs including Software Radio Technology and Etherstack Ltd. He has more than 10 years of industrial experience. Cagri has also contributed to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) TETRA – TEDS Standard as the leading member of the Specialist Task Force between 2003 and 2005. He has a number of refereed international journal publications and is the co-inventor of the "Multifold Turbo Coding Technique." His areas of expertise include medical telemetry, encryption, wireless handsets, embedded software, and wireless sensor networking. He currently works as an independent technical consultant providing services to companies working in cutting-edge projects in communications and embedded systems. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Brent Lorenz is a vice president in the Technology Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) practice of the McLean Group, LLC, a middle-market investment bank. He focuses on M&A for embedded technology companies, especially with companies developing products and services centered on technologies such as graphical user interface (GUI), 3D Imaging, Code Development Tools, Security, VoIP, Video, and DSP Software and Hardware.
Prior to his M&A career, Brent spent about 15 years working in embedded technology at companies such as Texas Instruments and Wind River. At TI, he managed a $50 million product line for processors and software used in IP phones at top OEMs worldwide, in addition to spending several years in sales and business development.
Brent also worked post-merger in TI's Telogy Networks VoIP software division, a $500 million-plus acquisition in 1999. He has held technical sales roles at embedded software companies such as Wind River (later acquired by Intel) and startup Trinity Convergence (later acquired by a combination of Maxim and Freescale).
Brent earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Kansas State University, and an MBA from the University of Maryland. He is a FINRA Registered Representative (Series 79). He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keith Teichmann is worldwide director of marketing and product management at ITT Interconnect Solutions, a manufacturer and supplier of connectors to the electronics and high-technology industries. A certified Value Based Six Sigma Green Belt, Keith leads ITT's global product planning and launches, pricing strategy and lean technology initiatives and coordinates the company's regulatory compliance planning. He has held numerous senior level management and engineering positions at a number of companies, including International Paper, United Technologies and Pratt & Whitney and has more than 17 years of experience in the technology industry.
Ken Terrazzino is a consumables sales specialist , Northeast, for Barcoding, a leader in supply chain efficiency, accuracy, and connectivity. With more than 20 years of experience, Terrazzino helps Consumables by Barcoding clients select right the application-driven consumables – including labels, ribbons and print heads – to best meet their business requirements. Previously, Terrazzino worked in media sales for Intermec, and then became a printer media channel executive for Honeywell Scanning & Mobility, upon the company's purchase of Intermec. Terrazzino began his career in the AIDC marketplace with Imtec as an account manager, then went on serve as technical service manager and applications engineer for Polyonics.
Nick Testa is an instructor with Brandman University's School of Extended Education and the Founder and CEO of Acuity Consulting Inc., a firm that provides supply chain process improvement and systems implementation as well as business consulting. Testa served on the APICS Board of Directors for eight years as well as President in 2006. He has held additional APICS positions such as International Conference Chairman and President of the Orange County Chapter. He instructs at both the college and graduate level and is an internationally known speaker. He holds his MBA from USC as well as APICS's CFPIM, CSCP, and CIRM. He also has a CSUF Certificate in production and inventory control, and Goldratt Institute Jonah.
Hans Thalbauer is the senior vice president for Extended Supply Chain and Internet of Things at SAP. He is globally responsible for the strategic direction and the Go-To-Market for all solutions which are relevant for chief operating officers and chief supply chain officers in private and public industries. In this role, he is engaged in creative dialogues with businesses and operations worldwide, addressing customer needs and introducing innovative business processes, including the vision of creating a live business environment for everyone working in operations. Thalbauer is more than 16 years with SAP and is located in Palo Alto, USA. He held positions in Development, Product and Solution Management. Hans holds a degree in Business Information Systems from the University Vienna, Austria.
The Big IDEA
Paul Romano joined Fusion Worldwide in 2001 as the Chief Operating Officer and manages the worldwide logistics, quality, and corporate development functions of the company. Before joining Fusion, he was the COO of RW Electronics, a $180 million broad line distributor of electronic components. From 1987 to 1994 he worked in field management with two national retail chains. In addition, he served in the US Army Signal Corps, attaining the rank of Major. Paul holds a Bachelor's degree from Bucknell University, an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and a Masters in safety and systems management from the University of Southern California. He serves as President of the IDEA Board of Trustees, a position that he has held since July 2011.
The prpl Palette
Kathy Giori is a senior product manager in the Wired/Wireless Infrastructure & Networking (WIN) business unit of Qualcomm Atheros (QCA).
As a member of prpl Foundation, Qualcomm Atheros supports the enhanced functionality and security of OpenWrt to improve industry and community collaboration.
Prior to Qualcomm, Kathy was VP product management at Sputnik, Inc. an SaaS provider of Wi-Fi hot spot solutions; director of system integration at SkyPilot, Inc., a wireless mesh networking company acquired by Trilliant; CEO of WorkSpot, Inc., a startup she co-founded to build "your desktop on the net" suite of services, taking advantage of Linux, Apache, PostrgreSQL, VNC, and other successful open source projects; senior engineering manager at Etak, Inc., where she managed an R&D project to capture real-time traffic incidents into a database for geo-location-based distribution; and senior research engineer at SRI International, where she studied atmospheric electrification to improve NASA/Air Force launch safety, and mitigation of electrostatic discharge on new satellite dielectric materials.
She obtained her bachelor's degree in electrical engineering at the University of Minnesota, and her master's at Stanford University, with an emphasis on the study of the electromagnetics (ionosphere, magnetosphere, solar winds) of outer space
The Sanity Clause
David Benjamin has been a writer and journalist since at least third grade in Tomah, Wisc., when he began his first novel. As editor of the Mansfield (Mass.) News from 1977-83, he won nine awards for excellence in journalism from the New England Press Association. As principal writer for Arthur D. Little Inc., from 1983-85, he put in three years of intensive technology writing, focusing especially on the sources of invention. He has been editor of Tokyo Journal in Japan, a contributing editor of The Japan Times Weekly, and columnist for the Mainichi Daily News. His book, The Joy of Sumo: A Fan's Notes (Tuttle, 1991), was republished in 2011 as SUMO: A Thinking Fan's Guide to Japan's National Sport. It is the bestselling book on sumo ever published. Since 1985, Benjamin has focused almost exclusively on writing books, including The Life and Times of the Last Kid Picked (Random House, 2002), currently available in an e-book version. Among the many periodicals in which his work has been published are The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Wisconsin State Journal, Orange County Register, and, of course, EE Times. His political essays appear often on the Common Dreams Website. He blogs under the title "Benjamin's Mess," at http://benjaminsmess.blogspot.com. He writes often for EE Times and other UBM publications on technology topics, usually from the Luddite point of view. Benjamin can be reached at email@example.com.
James Thomas is a Strategic Marketing Manager at Zycus, a world leader in Procurement Technology Solutions. As part of his role at Zycus, he is responsible for content development and social media marketing as well as branding and influencer relations. Previously he worked in the product marketing division with a focus on new initiatives and sales enablement. James has a Masters in Marketing from the Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai, India. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the company at www.zycus.com.
Anne Ting is Executive VP Marketing at Components Direct, where she has responsibility for marketing strategy and product management. Most recently, she was the founder and Principal of Synthe Consulting, which provided go-to-market strategy and marketing leadership to technology growth companies. Previously, she headed marketing for Motorola's software platforms and ecosystem with responsibility for strategic platforms including mobile-Linux. Anne has also held senior sales and marketing management roles at Tellme Networks, where she helped build the company beyond $100 million in revenue and into profitability. Tellme was acquired by Microsoft in a transaction valued at approximately $800 million. She began her career as a strategy consultant with Bain & Company. She holds a Bachelor's degree from Stanford University and an MBA from Stanford's Graduate School of Business.
Walter Tobin has had a bright and distinguished career in electronic components distribution that began in 1973 upon his discharge from the US Army. He has worked at Arrow, Lex/Schweber, Pioneer-Standard, Bell Microproducts, and Future Electronics. He has held positions of product management, field sales, branch/regional management, Vice President of marketing/operations, and as an EVP of sales and marketing. He has lived most of his career in the Boston area but has also lived in Cleveland and San Jose. Tobin has spent the past eight years at Future Electronics as Corporate Vice President with responsibility for Global EMS, severalglobal OEM customers, Supplier Champion for several major suppliers, and Chairman of the Future Electronics' Corporate Rep Council. He has been a past member of the ECIA Foundation Board and of the ECIA Executive Board of Directors. He is a proud Graduate of Boston College where he holds a BS and an MBA in marketing. He has been married to Janice forever and is the proud father of three daughters (all BC Grads!) and now two grandchildren. Tobin loves our industry and its people – he expects to have another few decades of hard work and a bit of fun along the way as he helps our industry navigate through these challenging but exciting times.
Tommaso Tamburnotti is the co-founder of Easyship, a platform that helps eCommerce businesses ship worldwide by offering discounted rates up to 70% and providing over 100 different shipping solutions. Tamburnotti comes with global eCommerce and business experience. He started his career in investment banking at Nomura in London, then transitioned to Marketplace Director at Rocket Internet for the Malaysia and Hong Kong offices. Tamburnotti was born and raised in Italy and holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree from Bocconi University in Milan. Tamburnotti also studied at the University of Richmond, USA, and Pontificia Universidad Catolica, Santiago, Chile.
Lynn Torrel leads Avnet United, the global business arm of Avnet Electronics Marketing which provides best-in-class service to the world's largest contract manufacturers and original equipment manufacturers. Lynn reports directly to Harley Feldberg, president of Avnet Electronics Marketing (EM) as a member of the EM global executive team.
Lynn also has responsibility for Avnet Velocity, Avnet's vehicle for non-traditional (TAM-level) supply chain solutions. There continues to be a tremendous value for Avnet to support its customers and suppliers in the direct market.
Lynn has worked in the electronics industry for 18 years, the past 12 of which she has been at Avnet honing her skills at managing complex global customers. Lynn has led the Avnet United team since July 2011. Prior to that, Lynn was vice president of global and strategic accounts, with responsibility for the overall OEM global accounts program within Avnet United. Her responsibilities included management of assigned accounts, as well as coordination of global activities for emerging global customer initiatives. Lynn was instrumental in driving the global pro forma P&L for achieving net GP, operating income and ROWC targets.
Lynn began her career with Wyle Electronics in Minneapolis, MN in 1995 as an inside salesperson and moved to the role of account manager in 1996. In 1998, Lynn moved to Munich, Germany and joined EBV Elektronik as manager of corporate accounts and logistics. Following Avnet's acquisition of EBV in 2001, she served as director of supply chain solutions for Avnet where she managed a pan-European team with four major areas of responsibility: corporate account management; supply chain solutions development and implementation; EDI; and global business migration. Lynn relocated to Phoenix, Arizona in July, 2005 and assumed the role of director, global business management with responsibility for several global customers including GE Healthcare and Jabil.
Lynn holds an MBA from Arizona State University and received the 2010 W.P. Carey Student Leadership Award. Lynn is an innovative and results-oriented leader with a proven track record in managing complex customer requirements. She has accomplished all of this while delivering improved financial performances – and enhanced customer relationships – for Avnet
Todd Traylor began his career with Smith in 1997 in OEM sales and was promoted to Trading Manager in Houston in 1999. In 2001, he transferred to The Netherlands to serve as General Manager of Smith's Amsterdam office and was promoted to Managing Director of Europe for Smith in 2002. Todd was named CPU Commodity Manager upon returning to Houston in 2003, and in 2012 was promoted to Vice President of Global Trading. His duties include helping to manage all aspects of Smith's global trading programs and initiatives. He is a 1991 graduate of Texas A&M University, where he earned his Bachelor's degree in Business Management (Business Analysis and Entrepreneurship). He can be reached at email@example.com.
Based on Long Island, N.Y., Diane Trommer is a freelance journalist who remembers when "just-in-time" was a revolutionary concept in the electronics supply chain. She began covering purchasing and supply chain management in 1994 for Electronic Buyers News and is recognized for her astute perceptions of issues in distribution, global supply chain management, and overall business strategy. Trommer's editorial portfolio includes feature articles for leading industry publications as well as case studies, whitepapers, ghost-written commentaries for Fortune 500 corporate executives, corporate marketing and public relations, and newsletter editorial, layout, and production.
Bob Derringer is General Manager of Rockford, Ill.-based Waldom Electronics, a global wholesale distributor of interconnect, passive, and electronic components with authorizations from TE Connectivity, Molex, and other top-tier components manufacturers. Waldom's services extend beyond traditional redistribution activities; for instance, Waldom collaborates with its supply partners in the creation and marketing of engineering development kits and co-branded sales initiatives. Waldom also helps suppliers manage new product introduction and sample support, as well as the tail-end of production through implementation of innovative end-of-life management programs.
Prior to joining Waldom, Bob most recently worked in LED lighting and indication with LEDiL Oy and Dialight Corp., where he managed global channel sales and business development efforts. His 25-year career in the sales and marketing of electrical and electronic components began in the interconnect business, working for Amphenol RF, Richard Hirschmann, and Aries Electronics. It was at these companies, whose product lines ranged from commodity components to engineered solutions, where he recognized the value of partnering with authorized distributors to promote products and to provide supply chain solutions that meet the needs of the most demanding end customers.
Bob has had the opportunity to conduct business throughout Asia, Europe, and South America and gain knowledge of cultural norms related to the sale and distribution of components across the globe, as well as to observe best-practices that Western components manufacturers can deploy to succeed in the global market.
Pablo Valerio has been in the IT industry for 25+ years, mostly working for American companies in Europe. Over the years, he has developed channels, established operations, and served as European general manager for several companies. Though primarily based in Spain, he has also lived in Germany, the Netherlands, and Denmark. His knowledge of the European IT business and his interest in EU technology initiatives spurred his move to technology writing. For the past four years, he has been a regular contributor to several publications in the IT ecosystem, focusing on privacy, security, mobile technology, and smart cities. His work has appeared in InformationWeek, Enterprise Efficiency, Dell's Tech Page One, and SAP Business Innovation, among others. He publishes the blog "The New Global Enterprise," focusing on new business technologies, markets, and international challenges. He holds an MS in electrical engineering from Ohio State University. You can follow him on Twitter @frontwave_eu.
Tom Valliere is a veteran of the electronics industry supply chain with more than 14 years experience at Compaq and Hewlett Packard. At Compaq, he managed worldwide corporate procurement for all PCA-mounted components, excluding ASICs and DRAMs. He managed purchasing professionals and engineering resources located in Asia and North America and was responsible for an annual spend in excess of $1 billion, a line-item count of several thousand parts, and more than 100 suppliers. Tom has worked in semiconductor and circuit hardware design, component engineering, reliability engineering, and standards development. He has driven the implementation of several ERP systems, including ASK MANMAN, MAPICS, AMAPS, and SAP. Clients and past employers include Compaq, Square D Company, NCR, Motorola, ITT, and Honeywell.
José Fernández Villaseñor
Dr. José Fernández Villaseñor is Freescale's medical product manager and engineering expert. He has a degree in electronic engineering from TEC de Monterrey University and a degree in medicine and surgery from Guadalajara's University in Mexico, with post-graduate studies in France and Japan. Dr. Fernández is a practicing medical doctor, specializing in brain surgery.
Michael Wood, CEO and President, Virtual Chip Exchange USA, Inc.
Vishal Chhatralia is the VP of Digital Marketing at RS Components with over 10 years' experience working at the company. RS Components is the leading global distributor of electronic, electrical & industrial components for engineers, and has been supporting and inspiring generations of engineers since 1937.
Vishal Patel is the vice presient of Product Marketing at Ivalua, a global provider of spend management solutions and a recognized leader in procurement, sourcing and supplier risk management. Patel has spent the last 15 years in various roles within the procurement and supply chain technology market. As an industry analyst, he researched and advised organizations in various industries on best and innovative practices, digitization and optimization. He brings a thorough understanding of market trends and digital technologies that can help enterprises be more effective with their Procurement and Supply Chain strategies. He works to ensure that organizations are empowered with technology platforms that enable flexibility, innovation, and agility.
Vivek Soneja is Anaplan's Global Head of Supply Chain Solutions. He has 25+ years of professional experience in consulting, product development and leadership roles in Supply Chain management, Analytics, Enterprise Solution Architecture at TCS, Capgemini and Accenture. He has also played interim operational supply chain and technology leadership roles at various enterprises.
Lalit Wadhwa is Vice President of Global Supply Chain Operations at Avnet Electronics Marketing. Based in Phoenix, his team is responsible for helping Avnet customers that need to seamlessly move their supply chains from one region of the world to another, across multiple locations. As well, he is responsible for ensuring customers receive consistent supply chain business processes across Avnet's regions. Mr. Wadhwa is a 24-year Avnet veteran with more than two decades of operations, supply chain, and materials management experience. He also serves as a board member on the Central District for the Junior Achievement of Arizona. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering, Electronics, and Communications from Delhi College of Engineering in New Delhi, India.
Terry Wahlgren, vice president of operational excellence, leads the Business Process Improvement and Operational Excellence deployment throughout the Factory Maintenance Services Division at Advanced Technology Services. He plays a key role in implementing operational excellence throughout the factory maintenance organization which includes areas of Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, Reliability Engineering, TPM, metrics, process standardization, document management, PM optimization, root cause, data analysis, audits, continuous improvement and the application of advanced technologies. Prior to his career at ATS, Wahlgren has over 20 years of Supply Chain and Quality/Operations excellence experience in diverse manufacturing environments. He served as Vice President of Supply Chain Management with Eaton Corporation. While at Eaton he built a center led global indirect team to strategically source and manage indirect materials and services of nearly $2 Billion in spend. He also played a pivotal role in strengthening the relationship between ATS and Eaton. Prior to his 11 years at Eaton, he served in a variety of supply and chain roles with Cliff's Natural Resources, a mining manufacturing and transportation company. Wahlgren has an MBA from David Myers University and a Bachelor's degree from Minnesota State University. Additionally, he is a Certified Quality Manager and Certified Quality Auditor through the American Society of Quality.
John Walko is a technology writer and editor who has been covering the electronics industry since the early 1980s. He started tracking the sector while working on one of the UK’s oldest weekly technology titles, The Engineer. He then moved to CMP’s flagship UK weekly, Electronics Times, in a variety of roles, including news, deputy, and finally editor in chief. He then joined the online world when CMP started the EDTN Network, where he edited the daily electronics feed and was founding editor of commsdesign.com (which, over the years, has morphed into the Wireless and Networking Design Line). He was editor of EE Times Europe at its launch and subsequently held various positions at EE Times, in the latter years covering the growing wireless and mobile sectors.
Justin Ward is a manufacturing industry specialist with Loftware and has been working with enterprise customers in this space industry for over 17 years. Some of his large enterprise customers include International Paper, Delta Faucet, Corning, Pentair, Bemis Corp., and more. Highly knowledgeable about the key issues that manufacturers face today, Ward provides a consultative approach to understanding environments and recommends solutions based on their labeling requirements.
Sally Ward-Foxton is a London-based freelance journalist covering Europe's electronics industry for EE Times. She holds a masters' degree in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of Cambridge, UK.
Paul Washicko joined CalAmp in 2016 and currently serves as the senior vice president and general manager of the SaaS business unit of CalAmp, which provides fleet and asset management platform and SaaS solutions to government, commercial, and channel partner customers. Washicko has more than 25 years of leadership experience in wireless technology spanning engineering, operations management, strategy, business development, product development, and M&A. He has over 15 years of experience in telematics and SaaS, including pioneering remote diagnostics and asset management for vehicle fleets.
Prior to joining CalAmp, Washicko was vice president of strategy and software portfolio management at Sabre Airline Solutions. He previously held the position of vice president of operations at Transcore developing GPS based toll systems. Prior to Transcore, Washicko served as the president of Networkcar, a telematics company he led through years of high growth and eventual sale to Hughes Telematics. He began his career as a design engineer in the aircraft division of Rockwell International.
Washicko holds a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Cal Poly Pomona, and an MBA from the Marshall School at the University of Southern California.
Ray Watson is vice president of Global Technology at Masergy. He brings over 17 years of expertise in IT strategy, application solution design and next-generation network architectures. Ray has enabled numerous global enterprises in transforming their IT infrastructures to guarantee business outcomes. Ray is an industry thought leader in IT transformation and is a frequent speaker on topics such as hybrid networking, SDN, NFV, cloud connectivity and advanced security. Prior to joining Masergy, Ray worked at Airband Communications and Broadwing Communications. He holds a B.S. from Purdue University.
As vice president of corporate development at Zycus, Richard Waugh leads strategic initiatives in the areas of new product introduction, market development, thought leadership, analyst relations, and strategic partner development. He has an extensive background in B2B e-commerce, going back to his early career at GE, where he helped launch its Trading Process Network (TPN), the first online marketplace for sourcing and procurement, in the mid-1990s. He was co-founder of B2eMarkets, one of the first software-as-a-service (SaaS) sourcing suite providers, and later covered the supply management market as an industry analyst for the Aberdeen Group. Before joining Zycus, he helped bring to market innovations in procure-to-pay (P2P), helping global clients achieve world-class P2P system adoption and performance. He has a BA from Wake Forest University and is a graduate of GE's Financial Management Program (FMP) executive training.
Rich Wawrzyniak, a veteran with 20+ years of experience in the Semiconductor Industry, has held sales and sales management, product marketing and product marketing management positions and been a market analyst and manager of corporate planning at large semiconductor manufacturers, focused on technical sales and marketing.
Kirk Wehby leads Smiths global operations, quality, logistics, security, and facilities. He has served as CEO of solar tech provider and consultant ONTILITY since 2012 and, previously, as Vice President of Global Operations for Smith (2008 to 2012) and Director of Operations and Supply Chain for Cardone Industries (1997 to 2008), where he managed startup and integration of manufacturing operations in Belgium and Mexico. Kirk received a BS from Oral Roberts University and his MBA from Westchester University of Pennsylvania.
Richard G. Weissman
Rich Weissman works with early stage companies and small business to create scalable and sustainable supply chain strategies. Professor. Writer. Speaker. Practitioner.
Mark Wick, vice president of software development at Loftware, has over 20
Since joining Avnet in 1997, Brian Wilken has taken on roles in business analysis, strategic planning, and corporate account management. In his current role as President of Avnet Supply Chain Solutions, EMEA, Brian has responsibility for global OEM and CEM customers for Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA and Avnet United.
Dave Williams is the director of software and solution delivery for Westfalia Technologies Inc., a leading provider of logistics solutions for plants, warehouses and distribution centers since 1992. Williams spearheads Westfalia's software and solutions delivery operations. In his role, he provides leadership and guidance for the design and implementation of solutions that contribute to strategic business goals while aligning with the overall information systems architecture.
Chris Wiltz is the Managing Editor of Design News.
Ron Wince is the Founder/CEO of Myndshft, a company working at the intersection artificial intelligence, automation and blockchain. With a focus on end-user solutions, Myndshft has developed and brought to market a cognitive blockchain platform designed to simplify and accelerate the application of AI, blockchain and intelligent automation in healthcare, supply chain, insurance, fulfillment, manufacturing and e-commerce. For more information about Myndshft, please visit: www.myndshft.com.
Loring Wirbel has written about the semiconductor, communication, and technology industries for 25 years, for media companies such as UBM/CMP Media, Scripps-Howard, and Reed Business. He has studied service provider strategies for next-generation communication technologies and examined the use of embedded tools in personal wireless devices, factory automation, optical and wireless communications infrastructure hardware, and military-aerospace systems. He is the author of two books.
Kelly Witherspoon is the program manager, Social & Environmental Responsibility, at Jabil Circuit. Witherspoon has worked at Jabil for over 10 years supporting a wide variety of Jabil's Social & Environmental Responsibility programs. She leads Jabil's conflict minerals compliance organization and is actively engaged with industry leaders through her participation in EICC and CFSI membership.
In his more than two decades as a technology editor, Alex has written for ACM Queue, Byte.com, McGraw-Hill's Electronics magazine, IEEE Spectrum, Mechanical Engineering, Supercomputing Review, and TechWeb. He's focused on microprocessor and high-end software technology, as well as networking, storage, and cloud computing. His most recent stint was as editor-in-chief of InformationWeek.com, where he ran day-to-day operations of the site and also commented on IT industry trends via his "Wolfe's Den" column. In 2002, he was the launch editor for WindowsforDevices.com, a site aimed at embedded developers. He spent the 1990s at UBM's Electronic Engineering Times, where he broke the nationally known story of Intel's Pentium floating-point division bug in 1994. Alex has appeared as an industry analyst on CNN, CNBC, Fox News, and MSNBC. He's a frequent panelist and moderator at industry conferences and has moved into the analyst realm in the past year, writing research reports on the state of server technology and on business-collaboration (a.k.a. Enterprise 2.0) applications. He holds a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Cooper Union. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mike Wong, vice president of Semtech's Wireless and Sensing Products Group. Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms for high-end consumer, enterprise computing, communications, and industrial equipment. Products are designed to benefit the engineering community as well as the global community. The Company is dedicated to reducing the impact it, and its products, have on the environment. Internal green programs seek to reduce waste through material and manufacturing control, use of green technology and designing for resource reduction. Publicly traded since 1967, Semtech is listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol SMTC. For more information, visit www.semtech.com.
Steve Wood is president and CEO of Covectra, a Massachusetts-based company with multi-layered brand protection solutions for combating counterfeiting and diversion using serialization-based technologies. Covectra is pioneering the use of serialization to derive business benefits in addition to meeting regulatory requirements. Wood has has served as a co-founder and executive of a number of start-up companies in such industries as defense engineering, recording media, packaging and printing machinery, and brand protection technologies. He has over 30 years of experience in international business and program management. Currently, he serves on the Boards of PharmoRx Therapeutics, an early-stage drug development company, and MedSentry, a developer of medical device technology for monitoring medication adherence.
Mark Woodward joined E2open in 2008 as President and CEO. He is responsible for leading E2open's overall operations, including the company's growth strategy, solutions road map, and customer success efforts. Prior to E2open, he served as President and CEO of Serena Software. He joined Serena pre-IPO in 1998 and became President and CEO in 2000. In this leadership capacity, he grew the company from less than $50 million to $300 million through strong organic growth as well as several significant M&A transactions. In 2006, he took Serena private in a deal worth $1.3 billion, the largest pure software LBO ever completed. Prior to his seven-year tenure at Serena, Mark was Vice President of Sales and Operations at McAfee Associates, where he implemented a multi-channel sales strategy that grew license revenues organically from $60 million to $310 million over a two-year period. He also spent seven years at CA/Legent, rising to the position of Senior Vice President of Sales. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles, and serves as a member of the Board of Regents for Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, Calif. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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Mark Ellsworth, Director of Strategic Accounts, World Micro
Sam likes to build things. In college, he spent alternate summers working in experimental physics labs and bicycle shops. In the lab, he built instruments to measure plasma density fluctuations and wrote code to visualize the results. In the bicycle, shop he turned wrenches and welded bicycle frames. In grad school at CU Boulder, he joined a newly formed lab testing the design of a fusion plasma confinement scheme, which one day might be useful in a commercial fusion reactor. Although Sam liked the lab work, he realized academia was not a good fit for him. So he started working on Octopart and left his PhD program to pursue Octopart full time with his co-founders. When he is not working on Octopart, he enjoys running and reading on the subway.
Dr. Lianfeng Yang currently serves as the vice president of marketing at ProPlus Design Solutions Inc. Prior to co-founding ProPlus, he was a senior product engineer at Cadence Design Systems leading the product engineering and technical support effort for the modeling product line in Asia. Dr. Yang has over 40 publications and holds a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Glasgow in the UK.
Zewde Yeraswork is the former Associate Editor at CRN/Everything Channel in San Francisco. Born in New York and raised in West Africa and on the East Coast of the United States, Yeraswork holds a BA and an MA from Stanford University.
Richard York was appointed director of embedded processor products at ARM in December 2007. He is responsible for the team marketing ARM's embedded and microcontroller CPU products, including the Cortex-M and Cortex-R processor series, and for the embedded roadmap and surrounding ecosystem products. Richard also works closely with licensees and their customers to advise product and market development. He joined ARM in 1994 and has been closely involved in the design of early ARM processors before moving into marketing in 2000.
Former beat reporter, bureau chief, and editor in chief of EE Times, Junko Yoshida now spends a lot of her time covering the global electronics industry with a particular focus on China. Her beat has always been emerging technologies and business models that enable a new generation of consumer electronics. She is now adding the coverage of China's semiconductor manufacturers, writing about machinations of fabs and fabless manufacturers. In addition, she covers automotive, Internet of Things, and wireless/networking for EE Times' Designlines. She has been writing for EE Times since 1990.