Our Insightful & Visionary Speakers

For information on becoming and/or nominating a speaker, please contact Thomas Jay Taber at 212-402-1816, or email him at Thomas.Taber@frost.com

Keynote Speakers

Caralynn Nowinski Collens

Caralynn Nowinski Collens

Chief Executive Officer, UI Labs

Member, Manufacturing Leadership Council

Caralynn Nowinski Collens, M.D., serves as the Chief Executive Officer of UI LABS, a first-of-its-kind innovation accelerator designed to transform entire industries through collaboration.

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Brynn Watson

Brynn Watson

Vice President, Future Enterprise Program, Corporate Engineering and Program Operations, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Brynn Watson is Vice President for the Future Enterprise Program for Lockheed Martin. In this capacity, she is responsible for the corporation’stransformational operations strategy leveraging emerging, digitally-enabled capabilities to best serve our customers and stakeholders.

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Speakers

Michele D'Alessandro

Michele D'Alessandro

Vice President and CIO, Manufacturing IT, Merck & Co., Inc.

Member, Manufacturing Leadership Council Board of Governors

Michele is currently Vice President and CIO for Manufacturing IT at Merck & Co., Inc.

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Dr. Dean Bartles

Dr. Dean Bartles

Director, John Olson Advanced Manufacturing Center, University of New Hampshire, Member, Manufacturing Leadership Council Board of Governors

Bio is forthcoming.

David R. Brousell

David R. Brousell

Co-Founder, Manufacturing Leadership Council

David R. Brousell is Co-Founder of the Manufacturing Leadership Council (MLC), a unit of Frost & Sullivan, which he co-founded in 2008.

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David Crouch

David Crouch

Director of Research and Development, Caterpillar Solutions

Since 1979, David Crouch has served as a human resource and organizational development professional helping teams and organizations of all types build and sustain safety and operational excellence. His passion for excellence and values-driven approach enable him to relate to most anyone in any environment pursuing excellence as their chief aim.

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Jim Davis

Jim Davis

Information Technology and Chief Academic Technology Officer, UCLA

Member, Manufacturing Leadership Council Board of Governors

Bio is forthcoming.

Daniel Dwight

Daniel Dwight

President & Chief Executive Officer, Cooley Group

Member, Manufacturing Leadership Council

Bio is forthcoming.

Alex Goryachev

Alex Goryachev

Senior Director, Corporate Strategy and Innovation Group, Cisco

Bio is forthcoming.

Vicki Holt

Vicki Holt

President & Chief Executive Officer, Proto Labs, Inc,

Member, Manufacturing Leadership Council Board of Governors

Session: An SMB’s M4.0 Cultural Transformation

What inspires you?
Employees
Teamwork
Innovation
Family
Friends

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Praveen Jonnala

Praveen Jonnala

Global Vice President,IT Global Busniness Solutions, Commscope

Member, Manufacturing Leadership Council

In his current role as Vice President, Global Business Solutions at CommScope, he is responsible for leading strategy and development of global business solutions to drive business transformation and operational efficiencies.

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Ryan Lanham

Ryan Lanham

IT Manager, Dynomax

Session: SMB Perspectives on Manufacturing 4.0

Bio is forthcoming.

Larry Lapide

Larry Lapide

Research Affiliate, MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics

Member, Manufacturing Leadership Council Board of Governors

Dr. Lapide has over 30 years of experience in industry, consulting, business research, and academia. Most recently he was the Director of Demand Management at the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL). He also managed the launch of MIT’s Supply Chain 2020 Project and is responsible for the Strategy Alignment Workshop, one of three interactive executive education workshops created by the Center.

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Jay Lee

Jay Lee

Professor of Advanced Manufacturing, Ohio Eminent Scholar, and L.W. Scott Alter Chair Professor, University of Cincinnati

Member, Manufacturing Leadership Council Board of Governors

Bio is forthcoming.

Richard Sade

Richard Sade

Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, S&S Hinge

Member, Manufacturing Leadership Council Board of Governors

Mr. Sade joined S&S Hinge, a specialist manufacturer of continuous piano hinges in Illinois, in 2004 after three decades with Fortune 400 companies. He is an expert in Operations Management – Lean- Sales and Marketing of highly engineered industrial products.

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Evan Sinar

Evan Sinar

Chief Scientist and Vice President, Center for Analytics and Behavioral Research, DDI

Evan partners with client organizations to architect and execute analytics initiatives to demonstrate the impact of assessment and development programs on individual-level behavior change and organizational-level business objectives.

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Dr. Detlef Zuehlke

Dr. Detlef Zuehlke

Chairman, SmartFactoryKL Technology Initiative & Scientific Director, Innovative Factory Systems German Research Center, Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)

Member, Manufacturing Leadership Council Board of Governors

Bio is forthcoming.