Board / Industry 4.0 LeadAnirban 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 AmploFly4.0 (DIVA™), a platform that enables organizations to measure, assess and define 3 to 5 years of Industry 4.0 execution readiness. He earned his engineering degree from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, India, in Electrical and Electronics, and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, where he specialized in strategy and marketing.
Industry Specialization:MFG/Hi-Tech/Semi-Con/Auto, Med Devices, Consumer Services Functional Expertise: Digital Reinvention Strategy, Transformation, Next Gen Supply Chain/MFG
Board MemberMike McLaughlin is executive vice president of food supply at Clif Bar & Company, a leading maker of nutritious and organic foods and drinks. He is responsible for leading the end-to-end operations, supply chain, and food safety teams, including the company’s bakeries in Twin Falls and Indianapolis. Prior to joining Clif Bar, Mike held executive and supply chain leadership positions at Driscoll’s, Bell-Carter Foods, and the Quaker Oats Company. His experience in the food and beverage industry includes general management, mergers and acquisitions, procurement, and manufacturing plant operations. Throughout his career, he has made significant contributions to building efficient and sustainable processes around capacity, supply chain management, innovation, and waste reduction. Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Iowa State University and he earned his master’s degree in business administration at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
James H. Spann
Board MemberJames 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. Functional Expertise: Digital Strategy, Digital Marketing, Digital Enterprise Systems, Digital Market Places, eCommerce, Cloud Sales/Service/Marketing, SAP Cloud for Customer, Customer Experience, Design Thinking, Human-Centered Design, Innovation Labs, and Sales Force.com.
Chief Operating Officer
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 as TCS, Infosys & HCL. He has a Doctorate from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, a Masters from the University of California, Irvine, and a Bachelors from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay