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Board / Industry 4.0 Lead
Anirban has over 18 years of strategy, research and development, and implementation experience in physical and digital operations manufacturing, supply chain process improvement, and process automation services. He is the founding member of Amplo Global Inc., an AI led Industry 4.0 risk management product company that powers DIVA(TM), a platform that enables organizations to measure, assess and define 3 to 5 years of Industry 4.0 execution readiness. He earned an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, where he specialized in strategy and marketing.
MFG/Hi-Tech/Semi-Con/Auto, Med Devices, Consumer Services Functional Expertise: Digital Reinvention Strategy, Transformation, Next Gen Supply Chain/MFG
Highly motivated professionals with exceptional industry knowledge
Himanshu is an industry expert on Numerical Methods & Computational Technologies in addressing large scale industrial problems. He has worked with clients in consultative engagements on helping define Digital Strategies & ensures that implementation efforts lead to quantifiable business payback at predefined milestones during the Industry 4.0 Digital Transformation journey.
He has led Analytics driven projects around highly contextualized Industrial challenges leveraging any combination of technologies in AI/ML, Cloud & Big Data. He has managed large programs and stakeholder expectations while ensuring cadence of communication and transparency between stakeholders, delivery teams & the developer community. He has nurtured strategic partnerships to build innoclusters around an ecosystem of startups and mid sized organizations.
Himanshu has worked at Supercomputing/HPC stalwarts such as Cray, Silicon Graphics and NEC as well as IT Consulting & Services companies such asTCS, Infosys & HCL. He has a Doctorate from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, a Masters from Unversity of California, Irvine and a Bachelors from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Ani is an action-oriented commercial insights and strategy professional, with over 18 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He has held several positions in commercial product portfolio strategy, business development, marketing, and operations. As a problem solver, he is specifically skilled at identifying and addressing specific business issues in the commercial space. Ani has developed end-to end business valuation platforms for new product opportunity analysis and built innovative platforms that offer strategic choices for portfolio planning and decision making for several pharma and biotech companies. Throughout his career, he has operated as a strategic business consultant across various cross-functional teams, while communicating meaningful and actionable recommendations for market entry and life cycle management.
Ani has a PhD in Molecular Biology from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and an MBA in marketing and supply chain management from Rutgers Business School.
Functional Expertise: Commercial Insights, Product Opportunity Analysis, Financial Modeling, Product Portfolio Planning, Go-to-market Strategy
Navaneeth is a distinguished supply chain IT Leader with over 15 years of experience. He has been recommended and respected in the customer & employement community for his Technical abilities, Inspiring insights, creativity and innovative problem solving skills. His Leadership & mentoring abilities help create empowered teams.
Pratip is an experienced professional with IBM’s Analytics/Informatica & has strong experience in architecting and implementing enterprise-wide master data management Solutions in various industries bringing business management, technology & leadership competencies together.
Michael has over 20 years of experience creating solutions that address problems in manufacturing and supply chain. His experience spans industries such as steel processing, air and rail passenger transport, high tech manufacturing and retail. Michael started with JDA as a demand forecasting and transportation planning specialist. He spent 18 years at Oracle Corporation as a supply chain consultant and later as senior director of the North America Advanced Planning and Scheduling and Supply Chain Management consulting practices. In the last few years, Michael has worked at independent Oracle implementation partners helping customers address ERP, financial and HCM processes and facilitating migration to cloud-based applications.
Industrial Manufacturing, High Tech Manufacturing, Services Industries, Transportation, Retail
Sourcing and Procurement, Inventory Management, Order Processing & Orchestration, Warehouse Management, Integrated Business Planning, IoT Sensor Data Management, Batch Process Manufacturing, Material Requirements Planning, Human Capital Management
Bill has spent 35 years designing, building, deploying and managing technology for a variety of industries, including: process manufacturing, office machine sales and distribution, retail, discrete manufacturing and more. For the last 10 years, Bill was the Supply Chain CIO for a vertically integrated global retail brand. Bill has a particular passion for Industry 4.0 technologies and their benefits for global manufacturers.
Discrete Manufacturing, Retail, Distribution, Marketing
Industry 4.0 Technologies: Process Automation, Additive Manufacturing, Data & Analytics, IIoT, IT/OT Integration; MRP, Integrated Planning, and Diamond Cutting & Polishing
James H. Spann
James has over 20 years of experience as a leader in global healthcare companies including Baxter Healthcare, Roche Diagnostics, Medline, AmerisourceBergen and Aramark, and IBM Watson Health, where he has consistently transformed industries and companies using technology, processes and people. James has multi-brand expertise in biotech, medical devices, lab diagnostics, surgical products, dental, pharmaceutical distribution, pharmacy automation, diagnostics imaging, hospital supply chain, and lean/six sigma operational transformation. As an operations and growth executive, James has unlocked over $400M+ in new business development, product commercialization, geographic market expansion, and M&A transactions. James serves as the Vice Board Chair of the University of Oklahoma School of Biomedical Engineering, and a Board Member for the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). James began his career in the USMC, serving as an Artillery Officer. He holds a BS in Marketing from the University of Oklahoma, an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University, and an executive management certification in mergers and acquisitions from Kellogg.
Healthcare Industry, Biotech, Biomedical Engineering, Medical Devices, Lab Diagnostics, Surgical Products, Dental, Pharmaceutical Distribution, Pharmacy Automation, Diagnostics Imaging and Hospital Supply Chain
Strategic Planning & Analysis Sales Forecasting, Business Development, Product Development, Operational Restructuring, Logistics Management, Supply Chain Management, Merger & Acquisition, Lean & Six Sigma Implementation, Vendor Management, Pharmacy Automation, Data Analytics and AI
Jaco Van Eeden
Jaco has over 24 years of digital and ERP system implementation and international strategic IT experience. He has demonstrated success developing and executing digital technology transformation initiatives for many Fortune 500 companies. Over the last 8 years as a partner in Deloitte’s Digital Enterprise Digital Solutions, he focused on enterprise usability, cloud, mobile, user experience (UX) and eCommerce with predictive analytic solutions to simplify the day-in-the-life work experience of users and customers. He founded the User Engagement Practice and is a lead architect for the Cloud Based Enterprise Usability and Mobile Solutions UX platform, which combines business processes, analytics, social/collaboration and content (digital, data and transactions) into intuitive persona-based day-in-the-life mobile and web solutions (e.g. sales, service, trade promotion, procurement, maintenance, logistics, customer self-service, and HR).
Consumer Products, Retail, B2B, Wholesale Food Distribution, Industrial Products, High Tech, Manufacturing, Life Sciences, and Oil and Gas
Digital Strategy, Digital Marketing, Digital Enterprise Systems, Digital MarketPlaces, eCommerce, Cloud Sales/Service/Marketing, SAP Cloud for Customer, Customer Experience, Design Thinking, Human Centered Design, Innovation Labs, and Sales Force.com
Results-driven marketing professional, with over 17 years of experience in building best in-class marketing functions within the information technology industry; complemented with a comprehensive understanding of product marketing strategies for digital transformation, analytics, automation, AI and enterprise applications. Expert at using marketing channels including social media, account-based marketing, thought leadership platforms, as well as leveraging field marketing strategies and marketing automation tools in administering effective marketing campaigns.
Go-to-market strategy and planning, Product Marketing, Brand Management, Field Marketing, Digital Marketing, Demand Generation, Partner Marketing, Influencer Marketing