AGENDA
IIOT WORLD MANUFACTURING DAYS 2024

Empowering Innovation: IIoT Insights and Opportunities for Businesses and Society
Wed-Thu, May 22-23, 2024
Empowering the Frontline: Low-Code Tools for Enhancing Shop Floor Decision-Making
Sponsored by FlowFuse

Discover how low-code platforms enable rapid development and deployment, allowing for swift adaptation to market changes and operational demands. Gain insights into how low-code tools break down silos between IT and operational departments, promoting innovation through collaborative efforts. Explore low-code platforms' unparalleled customization and scalability, allowing growth and adaptation without significant investment. Learn how low-code platforms can reduce development costs and simplify compliance with industry regulations, minimizing risks and penalties.
  •  ZJ van de Weg
    ZJ van de Weg
    CEO
    FlowFuse
     ZJ van de Weg
    ZJ van de Weg
    CEO
    FlowFuse
    ZJ van de Weg is the CEO of FlowFuse, the low-code development platform bringing innovation to enterprises by leveraging Node-RED. Prior to FlowFuse, ZJ played a key role at GitLab, fostering a thriving open-source community around Git. ZJ brings this expertise to FlowFuse, focusing on business growth and development while nurturing a vibrant Node-RED ecosystem.
  • Carlos Paiz Gatica
    Carlos Paiz Gatica
    Product Owner Industrial Analytics
    Weidmueller Group
    Carlos Paiz Gatica
    Carlos Paiz Gatica
    Product Owner Industrial Analytics
    Weidmueller Group
    Dr. Carlos Paiz Gatica is Product Owner in the Industrial Analytics business unit at Weidmüller, where he is responsible for the Industrial AutoML product. The development has received several awards, including the German Excellence Award. Mr. Paiz Gatica studied electrical engineering at the Instituto Tecnológico in Mexico. He then completed a master's degree in AI and robotics at Chalmers University in Sweden. He received his doctorate in electrical engineering from Bielefeld University.
  • John Dyck
    John Dyck
    CEO
    CESMII
    John Dyck
    John Dyck
    CEO
    CESMII
    John Dyck was appointed CEO of CESMII – The Smart Manufacturing Institute in June of 2018. CESMII is a public/private partnership committed to transforming the U.S. manufacturing market and increasing global competitiveness through the application of smart manufacturing technologies. John brings a highly pragmatic perspective to CESMII, and a crisp focus on outcomes that will benefit the nation’s energy and economic security by sharing existing resources and investing to accelerate development and commercial deployment of innovative smart manufacturing capabilities.

    John is an execution-oriented visionary with a passion for driving the actualization of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. He’s known globally as a domain expert on both technology and business management in the nexus that often separates IT and Operations, and for the past 10 years, he has been at the vanguard of how innovations like Cloud and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) impact manufacturing. He has pioneered the application of these technologies in a wide range of manufacturing industries and supply chains. John was recently awarded a number of patents for the application of IIoT and analytics in manufacturing workflows and business processes.

    John was recognized by the Society of Manufacturing Engineering (SME) in 2020 as one of ‘30 Leaders Transforming Manufacturing in the USA.

    Prior to joining CESMII, John held senior leadership positions in large corporations like GE and Rockwell Automation, and was effective in raising VC funding and building a successful software startup called Activplant.

    John currently serves as the past Chairman of MESA International’s (Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association) Board of Directors. Mr. Dyck holds a degree in Electronics Engineering from Conestoga College.
  • Erik Mirandette
    Erik Mirandette
    Chief Business Officer
    Tulip Interfaces
    Erik Mirandette
    Erik Mirandette
    Chief Business Officer
    Tulip Interfaces
    Erik Mirandette leads Product and Ecosystem at Tulip, the leader in frontline operations technology spun out of MIT. He has 15+ years of experience in building and leading times in operations and product development. Today, Tulip has raised over $150M dollars in venture capital, employs 200+ people, and supports 250+ enterprise customers with operations in over 20+ countries.
  • Rebecca Morgan
    Rebecca Morgan
    Founder
    Fulcrum ConsultingWorks, Inc.
    Rebecca Morgan
    Rebecca Morgan
    Founder
    Fulcrum ConsultingWorks, Inc.
    Becky Morgan founded her consulting firm, Fulcrum ConsultingWorks, Inc. in 1990, following 14 years as a successful corporate operations executive.

    In the subsequent 30 years, she has brought her highly valued strategic operations thinking to clients including GE, Avery-Dennison, Pentair, and Moen as well as numerous lower-profile companies. Becky has contributed to the success of manufacturers in a broad spectrum of operational environments: Process, discrete, and job shops. B2B and B2C. Chemicals, metals, plastics, rubber, electronics, ceramics, assembly and more.

    In addition to her books and hundreds of published articles, Becky’s expertise has been tapped by The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Business Week, Wired and more.

    Holding multiple Economics degrees, she is certified as Fellow by ASCM and was awarded Lifetime member status by the Association of Manufacturing Excellence. In 2017 she was inducted into the Million Dollar Consulting Hall of Fame®, one of only 75 consultants world-wide so chosen.

    While accomplishing all that, Becky always makes time for sports, motorcycle riding, and world-wide travel. She has experienced more airplane take-offs than landings. Think about that.
Beyond Silos: Streamlining Data Flow with a Unified Namespace
Sponsored by HighByte, HiveMQ and EMQ Technologies

In this session, our speakers will dive into the essentials of UNS, its unique advantages, and how it outperforms traditional systems by ensuring real-time operational visibility. The speakers will tackle the challenges, evaluate UNS's integration with SCADA systems, and share insights on measuring digital projects' ROI. Discover how UNS revolutionizes manufacturing operations, enhancing efficiency and connectivity in a digital ecosystem.
  • John Harrington
    John Harrington
    Chief Product Officer
    HighByte
    John Harrington
    John Harrington
    Chief Product Officer
    HighByte
    John Harrington is the Chief Product Officer of HighByte, focused on product management, customer and partner success, and company strategy. His areas of responsibility include market research, customer use cases, product priorities, go-to-market, and financial planning.

    John is passionate about delivering technology that improves productivity and safety in manufacturing and industrial environments. He has spent his 25-year career both delivering software to manufacturers and working for manufacturers in operations roles. This experience has given him a unique perspective on how suppliers and end users each play an integral role in implementing new technology solutions.

    John has a Master of Business Administration from Babson College and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
  • Brent Wassell
    Brent Wassell
    Principal IT Business Analyst
    McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing
    Brent Wassell
    Brent Wassell
    Principal IT Business Analyst
    McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing
    Experienced Information Technology Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the industrial automation industry.

    Specializing in IT/OT Convergence and architecting production systems with secure integration to business networks.

    Skilled in Allen-Bradley, Rockwell, Ignition, VMware, HP Products, VEEAM, Wonderware, and Cisco Systems.

    Strong operations professional with a Bachelor's degree focused in Mechanical Engineering from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.
  • Ravi Subramanyan
    Ravi Subramanyan
    Director of Industry Solutions Manufacturing
    HiveMQ
    Ravi Subramanyan
    Ravi Subramanyan
    Director of Industry Solutions Manufacturing
    HiveMQ
    Ravi is a product marketing and management leader with extensive experience delivering high-quality products and services that have generated revenues and cost savings of over $10B for companies such as Motorola, GE, Bosch, Weir and Parker Hannifin. His expertise spans industries such as Mining, O&G, Industrial Automation, Automotive, Mobile Devices, Enterprise communications, Automotive, Fleet Management and Industrial Motion Management. He is an expert in Industrial IoT, Industry 4.0, Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data, Data Security, Cloud Platforms, SaaS/PaaS, and Agile Methodologies. At HiveMQ, Ravi is in charge of evangelizing, enabling sales of the HiveMQ solution amongst Manufacturing, Energy, Logistics and Industrial Automation customers. Ravi has presented at many events in person and virtually over the past 2 years including Hannover Messe, SPS, ICC, IIOT world, Smart Manyfacturing, Sensor Converge, ITS European World Congress and others.
  • Ernest Russell
    Ernest Russell
    Technical Content Manager
    EMQ Technologies
    Ernest Russell
    Ernest Russell
    Technical Content Manager
    EMQ Technologies
    Ernest brings over a decade of experience in Information Technology and Broadcast Engineering, supporting some of the largest media companies in the world including CNN, Turner, and Fox. Ernest has always been passionate about learning and writing, earning a master’s degree in Networking and Telecom Management. As a Technical Content Manager at EMQ, Ernest is focused on knowledge sharing and best practices for MQTT and IoT.
  • Hamish Mackenzie
    Hamish Mackenzie
    Founder
    Mackenzie Advisory & Coaching
    Hamish Mackenzie
    Hamish Mackenzie
    Founder
    Mackenzie Advisory & Coaching
    Hamish Mackenzie is the valuable difference champion.

    Author, facilitator, advisor and coach, he helps international technology businesses identify new customer value and monetize it.

    Working with business owners, CEOs and their senior executive teams, Hamish has over a decade’s worth of stunningly successful projects for startups, SMEs and large corporates across Europe, the US and Japan under his belt.
Navigating the Data Tsunami: The Rise of IIoT Sensors in Industry 4.0
Sponsored by InfluxData

This session is tailored for forward-thinking manufacturers ready to leverage the explosive growth of IIoT sensors and the vast data they generate. The discussions will focus on effectively harnessing, analyzing, and acting upon sensor data to drive unprecedented operational efficiencies. This is an invaluable opportunity for manufacturers aiming to not only survive but thrive in the data-driven landscape of Industry 4.0.
  •  Balaji Palani
    Balaji Palani
    VP, Product Marketing
    InfluxData
     Balaji Palani
    Balaji Palani
    VP, Product Marketing
    InfluxData
    Balaji Palani is InfluxData’s Vice President of Product Marketing, overseeing the company’s product messaging and technical marketing. Balaji has an extensive background in monitoring, observability and developer technologies and bringing them to market. He previously served as InfluxData’s Senior Director of Product Management, and before that, held Product Management and Engineering positions at BMC, HP, and Mercury.
  • Kelsey Hickok
    Kelsey Hickok
    Market Development Manager – Innovative Technologies
    Applied Industrial Technologies
    Kelsey Hickok
    Kelsey Hickok
    Market Development Manager – Innovative Technologies
    Applied Industrial Technologies
    Having a background in software and experience in automation sales has brought me to my most current role at Applied Industrial Technologies as the Market Development Manager for IIoT products. As a large distribution company that has strictly sold hardware for 100 years, competition has steadily increased and so has customers interest to collect data from the equipment that we sell. I’ve spent the last year and a half learning all about IIoT industry trends, evaluating different hardware and software offerings, understanding customer preferences, and helping train our sales teams on new products/strategies.
  • Jonathan Malessa
    Jonathan Malessa
    OPC Router Team Lead
    inray Industriesoftware GmbH
    Jonathan Malessa
    Jonathan Malessa
    OPC Router Team Lead
    inray Industriesoftware GmbH
    Starting my career in software development and my passion for automation quickly led me to inray to enhance the already existing qualities of the OPC Router. First as a developer, and now as the leader of the software development teams working on the OPC Router. Contributing to communication standard working groups and working with many industrial customers has given me a wide range of experience in the field.
    With OPC Router's 20-year history in industrial automation, inray has accompanied many successful digitalization and Industry 4.0 efforts. Through its global partner network, OPC Router enables users worldwide to achieve their individual goals.
  •  Jane Arnold
    Jane Arnold
    Chief Customer Officer
    APERIO
     Jane Arnold
    Jane Arnold
    Chief Customer Officer
    APERIO
    Jane Arnold is a seasoned industry executive with over three decades of experience in chemical, discrete, and additive manufacturing. As a digital leader in Industry 4.0, she is dedicated to enhancing the impact of manufacturing through the adoption of cutting-edge technologies. Throughout her career, Jane has held executive positions at Stanley Black and Decker and Covestro, where she was responsible for spearheading digital transformations. Jane has her own advisory business and serves as a board member. Most recently Jane joined Aperio as Chief Customer Officer where they are focused on the industrial data quality problem.
The Insight Factory: Driving Decision-Making with AI and Machine Learning
Sponsored by Cirrus Link and GE Vernova

This session is tailored for manufacturing professionals seeking to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to revolutionize their production processes. In an industry that thrives on precision, efficiency, and innovation, this session will focus on how AI and ML can transform raw data into a strategic asset, optimize operations, predict maintenance needs, and streamline supply chains. Attendees will learn about practical applications of these technologies that drive productivity, reduce costs, and improve product quality, positioning their operations for success in a competitive manufacturing landscape.
  •  Arlen Nipper
    Arlen Nipper
    CTO & President
    Cirrus Link Solutions
     Arlen Nipper
    Arlen Nipper
    CTO & President
    Cirrus Link Solutions
    Arlen Nipper brings over 40 years of experience in the SCADA industry to Cirrus Link as President and CTO. He was one of the early architects of pervasive computing and the Internet of Things and co-invented MQTT, a publish-subscribe network protocol that has become the dominant messaging standard in IoT. He has worked for Amoco and Koch Oil, and served as President and CTO of Arcom Control Systems and Eurotech Inc. His experience covers a broad range of technology from the design and manufacturing of embedded systems to SCADA system infrastructure implementations. Arlen holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (BSEE) from Oklahoma State University.
  •  Mike Tomasco
    Mike Tomasco
    Former VP of Digital Manufacturing
     Mike Tomasco
    Mike Tomasco
    Former VP of Digital Manufacturing
    Mike Tomasco served as Vice President in Pfizer Digital, overseeing the digital transformation of Pfizer Global Supply (PGS), the vital manufacturing and supply operations arm of the pharmaceutical giant. With a rich background spanning over 4.5 years in this pivotal role, he adeptly harnessed his expertise in digital technology, artificial intelligence, operational excellence, and continuous improvement to revolutionize the end-to-end processes and performance of PGS.

    Prior to assuming this critical position, Mike held influential leadership roles in strategy and digital transformation, finance, and business technology at Pfizer. During his tenure, he spearheaded numerous groundbreaking initiatives that significantly augmented the business value and operational efficiency of the organization. Drawing from his extensive experience in strategy, marketing, finance, manufacturing, and information systems, Mike has consistently delivered exceptional results, having also served in key capacities within multinational corporations across diverse sectors.

    His overarching mission is to propel innovation and foster a culture of excellence within an organization, driven by the transformative power of digitization and data-driven insights.
  • Cobus van Heerden
    Cobus van Heerden
    Senior Product Manager – Analytics and Machine Learning
    GE Vernova
    Cobus van Heerden
    Cobus van Heerden
    Senior Product Manager – Analytics and Machine Learning
    GE Vernova
    Cobus van Heerden is a senior product manager for analytics and machine learning software for GE Vernova. Cobus has 20 years of experience in developing and implementing industrial software globally. He specializes in helping industrial organizations realize transformational productivity gains through applying digital technology, advanced analytics, and machine learning.
  • Tim Gaus
    Tim Gaus
    Principal and Smart Manufacturing Business Leader
    Deloitte
    Tim Gaus
    Tim Gaus
    Principal and Smart Manufacturing Business Leader
    Deloitte
    Tim is the Leader of the Deloitte Smart Manufacturing Business and brings more than 25 years of supply chain experience with a focus on value chain optimization using emerging technology. He has led multiple supply chain transformations, spanning supply chain strategy, manufacturing optimization, supply chain planning, inventory optimization, operating model design, and operational excellence for domestic and multinational corporations. He has been hands on creating the “Factory of the Future” for his clients using IOT, converging the IT/OT space, and harnessing edge to cloud to drive real time insights. Tim previously led Deloitte’s US Supply Chain Retail and Consumer product practice.

    Prior to joining Deloitte, Tim grew up in the manufacturing space including programming industrial controls for high speed manufacturing, leading large scale engineering programs, and running 24/7 operations for a production facility with over 50 production lines. He earned his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Rochester and his MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
  • Hamish Mackenzie
    Hamish Mackenzie
    Founder
    Mackenzie Advisory & Coaching
    Hamish Mackenzie
    Hamish Mackenzie
    Founder
    Mackenzie Advisory & Coaching
    Hamish Mackenzie is the valuable difference champion.

    Author, facilitator, advisor and coach, he helps international technology businesses identify new customer value and monetize it.

    Working with business owners, CEOs and their senior executive teams, Hamish has over a decade’s worth of stunningly successful projects for startups, SMEs and large corporates across Europe, the US and Japan under his belt.
Fortress Factory: The Critical Importance of Cybersecurity in the IIoT Era
Sponsored by Schneider Electric, Keyfactor and aDolus

This session will focus on real-world applications of cybersecurity strategies that address unique manufacturing challenges, from protecting proprietary designs to ensuring operational continuity against cyber threats. Experts will share insights on integrating cybersecurity into the manufacturing process, from the assembly line to the supply chain, and highlight innovative tools, including AI, to enhance security protocols.
  • Megan Samford
    Megan Samford
    VP, Chief Product Security Officer - Energy Management
    Schneider Electric
    Megan Samford
    Megan Samford
    VP, Chief Product Security Officer - Energy Management
    Schneider Electric
    Megan Samford, VP, Chief Product Security Officer for Energy Management at Schneider Electric, is a security executive with focus on industrial control systems security, critical infrastructure protection, and risk analysis. In her role at Schneider Electric, Megan is responsible for driving the product security strategy and program for Schneider Electric’s Energy Management business. In taking her role at Schneider Electric, Megan became the first female CPSO for a major industrial without first being a CISO, this has been recognized as a huge achievement for women in industrial control systems security.

    Prior to Schneider Electric, Megan was the Global Director of Product Safety and Security for Rockwell Automation, Product Security Leader for GE Global Research and lead for the GE Product Security Incident Response Team. While in working in the public sector, she served as the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Coordinator within the Governor’s Offices of Tim Kaine and Bob McDonnell.

    Megan brings a unique perspective to the security community, based on her diverse security background, with an interest in utilizing proven concepts from traditional critical infrastructure protection and emergency management foundations, such as Incident Command System and preparedness, and applying those to cyber, in particular for industrial control systems incident response. She is currently leading a community driven effort, known as Incident Command System for Industrial Control Systems (ICS4ICS,) which seeks to establish a common language for responding to cyber incidents and provide avenues for mutual assistance between organizations.

    Megan has served on numerous boards including Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), Security Analysis and Risk Management Association (SARMA) Department of Homeland Security’s Cyber and Infrastructure Security Working Group (CISWG), Trusted Computing Group (TCG), and Virginia Aviation Security Advisory Council (VASAC). She is also a returning 2020 Program Chair for the RSA Conference, “Secure All The Things” track.

    She holds a bachelor’s degree in homeland security and emergency preparedness as well as a master’s in public administration, both from Virginia Commonwealth University.
  • Ellen Boehm
    Ellen Boehm
    SVP of Global IoT Strategy & Operations
    Keyfactor
    Ellen Boehm
    Ellen Boehm
    SVP of Global IoT Strategy & Operations
    Keyfactor
    Ellen leads the go to market strategy for Keyfactor's IoT business focusing around digital identity security solutions for the IoT device manufacturer market. Ellen is passionate about IoT and helping customers establish strong security implementations for the lifecycle of their overall IoT systems.

    Ellen has 17+ years experience leading new product development with a focus on IoT and connected products in Lighting controls, Smart Cities, Connected buildings and Smart Home technology. Ellen has held leadership roles in Product & Engineering at General Electric and Sky Technologies over her career.
  • Eric Byres
    Eric Byres
    CTO and Board Member
    aDolus
    Eric Byres
    Eric Byres
    CTO and Board Member
    aDolus
    Eric Byres is widely recognized as one of the world’s top experts in the field of SCADA security. As the inventor of the Tofino Security technology, Eric and his partner Joann guided the product through its evolution from academic research project and startup to successful acquisition by Belden Inc (NYSE: BDC). Tofino received numerous industry awards and was licensed by industry giants such as Honeywell, Schneider Electric and Caterpillar. Today it is probably the most widely deployed ICS-specific firewall in the world.

    Eric is also known for his leadership in international standards and research for ICS/SCADA security. As the founder of the BCIT Critical Infrastructure Security Centre, he shaped it into one of North America’s leading academic facilities in ICS security, culminating in a SANS Institute Security Leadership Award in 2006. At the same time, he provided guidance to government security agencies, and major energy companies on protection for critical infrastructures. He was the chair of the ISA SP-99 Security Technologies Working Group, and the Canadian representative for the IEC TC65/WG10 standards effort.

    Some of Eric’s achievements include testifying to the US Congress on the “Security of Industrial Control Systems in National Critical Infrastructures” as well as receiving awards from international organizations. These include the IEEE Outstanding Industry Applications Article Prize in 2000, the 2004 “Donald P. Eckman Award” and the 2005 “Keith Otto Award” presented by the International Society of Automation (ISA). Eric was made an ISA Fellow in 2009 and given ISA’s highest honor, “Excellence in Leadership”, in 2013. Eric was also the inventor of the Achilles Test Platform (now owned by GE) and was the founder of Byres Research Inc. and Artemis Systems Engineering. Today Eric provides technology and market guidance to companies entering the ICS market, as well as policy guidance for companies involved in the operation of critical infrastructures.
  •  Patrick C Miller
    Patrick C Miller
    CEO
    Ampyx Cyber
     Patrick C Miller
    Patrick C Miller
    CEO
    Ampyx Cyber
    Patrick Miller (CISA, CRISC, CISSP-ISSAP, SSCP, CEH, NSA-IAM, CVI) has dedicated his career to the protection and defense of critical infrastructures as a trusted independent advisor.

    He is CEO at Ampyx Cyber, as well as the founder, director and president emeritus of EnergySec, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focusing on information sharing, situational awareness and security workforce development.

    Patrick’s diverse background includes positions with regulatory agencies, private consulting firms and utility asset owners within the Energy, Telecommunications and Financial Services verticals.
Unlocking the Potential: Exploring the Most Valuable IIOT Devices You Already Use
Sponsored by OMRON

The world of Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) is expanding rapidly, with devices hidden in plain sight holding immense value. This panel discussion aims to shed light on the most valuable IIOT devices that are already in use, despite their inconspicuous nature. The discussion will delve into the core principles of IIOT, emphasizing the significance of connectivity, data, information, and beneficial outcomes. Join us for an enlightening panel discussion that will uncover the hidden gems of IIOT devices and their transformative potential in industrial settings, revolutionizing processes, optimizing efficiency, and driving superior outcomes.
  • Trent Christopher
    Trent Christopher
    Systems Architecture Engineer
    OMRON
    Trent Christopher
    Trent Christopher
    Systems Architecture Engineer
    OMRON
    With over 20 years of industrial automation experience, Trent Christopher is a highly accomplished System Architecture Engineer renowned for his innovative solutions. His expertise lies in designing and implementing cutting-edge systems that elevate productivity and efficiency to new heights. Driven by a deep passion for technology, Trent remains at the forefront of industry trends, constantly refining his skills to deliver unparalleled excellence in his field.
  • Nick Alexander
    Nick Alexander
    Senior Engineering Manager
    Toyota Motor North America
    Nick Alexander
    Nick Alexander
    Senior Engineering Manager
    Toyota Motor North America
  • Helen Xing
    Helen Xing
    Data and AI Partner GTM
    Amazon Web Services
    Helen Xing
    Helen Xing
    Data and AI Partner GTM
    Amazon Web Services
    Helen Xing is an unstoppable force at the intersection of education, technology, and social impact. With expertise in business development, strategic alliances, and partner sales, she propels companies towards their revenue targets. Currently, she leads Data and AI Partner GTM at AWS for Americas. Helen started her journey at Merck, followed by 15-year tenure at Oracle, culminating as Senior Director of Partner Solutions in NA Sales. At Tableau, she pioneered the Government & Education partner ecosystem. Beyond business, Helen is at the forefront of Data for Good, fostering public-private partnerships to support veterans, champion diversity, equity, inclusion, and social welfare. Helen serves as the Chairwoman of the board of Nelly Berman Classical Musical Institute, and holds an MBA degree from the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania.
  • Hamish Mackenzie
    Hamish Mackenzie
    Founder
    Mackenzie Advisory & Coaching
    Hamish Mackenzie
    Hamish Mackenzie
    Founder
    Mackenzie Advisory & Coaching
    Hamish Mackenzie is the valuable difference champion.

    Author, facilitator, advisor and coach, he helps international technology businesses identify new customer value and monetize it.

    Working with business owners, CEOs and their senior executive teams, Hamish has over a decade’s worth of stunningly successful projects for startups, SMEs and large corporates across Europe, the US and Japan under his belt.
Beware of Bad Actors | Leveraging AI-Powered Threat Intel to Keep Industrial Systems Safe and Available
Sponsored by Fortinet

In today’s era of connectivity, bad actors continue to up their game, recycling tactics and taking advantage of vulnerabilities across IT and OT systems. According to data from the latest Fortinet 2023 Global Ransomware Report, two-thirds of organizations were targeted by ransomware and 50% of them fell victim to an attack. While the outlook seems daunting, advance threat intelligence can inform security practices to ferret out the bad actor and protect your critical infrastructure from attack. During this session, our expert panel will discuss a practical approach for using AI and a threat-informed defense to protect manufacturers.
  • Richard Springer
    Richard Springer
    Global OT Product Marketing Manager
    Fortinet
    Richard Springer
    Richard Springer
    Global OT Product Marketing Manager
    Fortinet
    Rich Springer is the Marketing Director of OT Solutions at Fortinet. In this role, Rich works alongside regional marketing teams, OT product management and OT threat researchers to promote the Fortinet Fabric of OT Solutions including network security, zero-trust, security operations and AI-powered threat intelligence for IT/OT converged and OT market segments. Previously, Rich was the Head of Industrial Cyber Strategy & Development for Tripwire managing the Industrial cyber product business for Belden, including the Hirschmann and Tripwire product lines. While evolving in the business of cyber security software and hardware development, Rich provides an operational background as a prior global head of SCADA in wind energy and across various roles in the semiconductor industry and the submarine nuclear Navy. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State University and resides in Portland, Oregon. Rich is excited to lead, educate, and develop network and cyber security solutions for his customers and global cyber community.
  • Victor Atkins
    Victor Atkins
    Global Director, Executive Advisory Services for Industrial Cybersecurity
    1898 & Co.
    Victor Atkins
    Victor Atkins
    Global Director, Executive Advisory Services for Industrial Cybersecurity
    1898 & Co.
    1898 & Co. is a business, technology and security solutions consultancy where experience and foresight come together to unlock lasting advancements. We understand that robust solutions need to work in the real world, not just exist on the drawing board. Our mission today is to fuel your future growth, catalyzing insights that drive smarter decisions, improve performance and maximize value. As part of Burns & McDonnell, we draw on more than 120 years of deep and broad experience in complex industries as we envision and enable the future for our clients.

    In my role, I am leveraging over 15 years of leadership and management experience within national security and intelligence community sectors of the U.S. government to engage and deliver industrial control and operational technology cybersecurity solutions and services tailored for critical infrastructure sectors to help them be more secure and resilient to our Nation's most dangerous cyber threats. I lead engagement with executive-level clients to deliver 1898 & Co.’s unique cybersecurity solutions and services suit our customers' needs.
  •  Larry Alls
    Larry Alls
    OT Cybersecurity Evangelist
    HCLTech
     Larry Alls
    Larry Alls
    OT Cybersecurity Evangelist
    HCLTech
    Larry Alls, OT Cybersecurity Evangelist for HCLTech, is a detail-oriented and results-driven IT/OT professional with strong strategic thinking with the ability to quickly adapt to new projects and challenges. He brings nearly 30 years of experience to the table in both information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) and is passionate about protecting multiple industries' OT and the Internet of Things (IoT). Larry’s diverse experience includes support for worldwide energy, transportation, medical, aviation, pharmaceutical, and manufacturing. He has proven his ability to carry out research for the development, design and testing on machines and devices utilized at engineering sites. He is a skilled professional and an experienced negotiator who understands the intricacies of communication between technical and business personnel.
    Some of Larry’s accomplishments include:

    • Pioneer of new cyber solutions within major automation vendors, working with engineering and product management to develop a new solution suite based on voice of the customer.
    • Member of International Society of Automation (ISA).
    • Member of Industrial Control Systems Joint Working Group (ICSJWG).
    • Manage and technical lead for site upgrades which included Emerson, GE, and Toshiba infrastructure.
    • Audit evidence/documentation preparation for readiness assessments and inspections.
    • Member of top-notch security team of worldwide provider of diversified technology, media and financial services to ensure continuous support of cyber security initiatives.
    • Design customer specific network configurations to ensure highest security footprint to meet. NERC CIP and NEI requirements which includes but is not limited to; firewall rules, switch configurations, network intrusion design, and DMZ creation.
  • Rob Putman
    Rob Putman
    Global Manager - Cyber Security Services
    ABB Process Automation
    Rob Putman
    Rob Putman
    Global Manager - Cyber Security Services
    ABB Process Automation
    Rob Putman, based in Zurich, Switzerland, is currently a Global Manager - Cyber Security Services at ABB Process Automation. Rob Putman holds a MBA @ University of Redlands. With a robust skill set that includes Product Management, SDLC, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Software, Agile Methodologies and more, Rob Putman contributes valuable insights to the industry.
Agenda - Manufacturing, May 2024