Executive Speakers

Following is a partial list of the executives speaking at the forum.
Speaker Job Title Company Forum Sessions
Russ Agrusa Founder, President, and CEO ICONICS Building Energy Management
Khalid Al-Ghamdi Head, Advanced Process Solutions Saudi Aramco Digital Transformation Progress and Challenges
Tim Alexander Brewery Operations Technology Manager Deschutes Brewery Transforming Data into Value
Abdullah Al-Khalifah Senior Engineering Consultant Saudi Aramco Open Process Automation Status
Jason Andersen Vice President, Business Line Management Stratus Technologies Strategies to Reduce Downtime and Increase Plant KPIs , Stratus Technologies Workshop: Modernize Your Plant Floor in Under an Hour
Shawn Anderson Sr. Research Specialist, Advanced Technology Emerson How OEMs Improve Customer Satisfaction and Revenue with IIoT
Galina Antova Co-Founder, Chief Business Development Officer Claroty Cybersecurity Case Studies/Panel Discussion - Part 3
Renata Araujo Industrial Cyber Security Leader Braskem Cybersecurity Case Studies/Panel Discussion - Part 2, Integrating IT-OT Cybersecurity Efforts Workshop
Dan Arellano Associate Director, Energy Operations Stanford University Obtaining Faster ROI with EAM, Predictive Maintenance, and IIoT
Nate Arnold Vice President, Manufacturing Digital Technology GE IT/OT Convergence: The Future Is Now!
Turan Ayvaz Director, Certificate Accreditation Program American National Standards Institute Operator Training by Doing
Billy Bardin Global Operations Technology Director Dow Chemical Day 3 Keynote and Executive Panel
Russell Barnes Manager, Business Development Siemens Industry IT/OT Convergence: Linking Legacy to an IIoT World
Erich Barnstedt Principal Software Engineering Lead, Azure Industrial IoT Microsoft Digitizing Intelligence: From Analytics to Bots, IT/OT Convergence: The Future Is Now!, The Power of Application/IoT Platforms
Luiz Barreto Sr. Enterprise Architect Vale Day 3 Keynote and Executive Panel
Dean Bartles Director, John Olson Advanced Manufacturing Center University of New Hampshire Digitalization Drives Value Chain Improvements in Discrete Manufacturing​
Joe Becker Director, Rail Practice Uptake Digitization: The New Engine for Growth in Rail Transport
Michelle Beeson Manufacturing Analytics Leader Dow Chemical Organizing for Analytics: From Business Case to Scale
Dennis Belanger Director, Business Development Emerson IT/OT/ET Convergence
Dave Bennett Safety and Security SME Phillips 66 Cybersecurity Case Studies/Panel Discussion - Part 4
Jim Benson Director, Global Marketing & Strategic Alliances Current, powered by GE The Case for Bottom-up Smart City Development
Vinay Bhanot Head, Plant Engineering Services L&T Technology Services L&T Technology Services Workshop: Benchmark Your Digital Enterprise Readiness Index
Stephan Biller Vice President, Watson IoT Offering Management IBM BIM for Smart Safe Cities, Obtaining Faster ROI with EAM, Predictive Maintenance, and IIoT
Melanie Bladow Business Technology Consultant Tern Consulting IT/OT Convergence: Linking Legacy to an IIoT World
Andy Bochman Senior Grid Strategist, National & Homeland Security Idaho National Laboratory Smart Cities Cybersecurity Trends and Developments Workshop
Jeff Bonnell Vice President, Industry Solutions Coresystems Field Service Management Evolves into a Competitive Weapon with Emerging Technologies
Eric Braun Engineering Program Manager Emerson IIoT Cybersecurity Frameworks and Standards Workshop
Phanney Brevard Director, IPO R&D, Global IT Frameworks Schneider Electric Integrating IT-OT Cybersecurity Efforts Workshop
Mike Brooks Sr. Business Consultant AspenTech AspenTech Workshop: Practical Steps to Achieving Asset Optimization in 2.5 Weeks
Thomas Burke President & Executive Director OPC Foundation Integration Technologies and Information Modeling for Digitized Process Automation Systems
Eric Byres CEO aDolus Industry Cybersecurity Trends and Developments Workshop
Chantel Campbell-Goutcher Asst. Vice President, Strategy and Technology CSX Transportation Digitization: The New Engine for Growth in Rail Transport
Franck Carassus Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer OpenDataSoft Smart Cities and Infrastructure Technology Challenges
Francis Cianfrocca Chairman of the Board Bayshore Networks Smart Cities Cybersecurity Trends and Developments Workshop
Ron Cisco O&M Supervisor Salt River Project Operator Training by Doing
Michael Clark Director BusCorp Cybersecurity Case Studies/Panel Discussion - Part 2
William Closser Reliability and Asset Management Leader Idaho National Laboratories Strategies and Technologies for a Successful Asset Integrity Management Program
Victor Colbrese National Service Manager Medtronic Structural Heart Equipment Services & Support Field Service Management Evolves into a Competitive Weapon with Emerging Technologies
Katy Cope Director of Marketing, Power Nalco Water Day 3 Keynote and Executive Panel
TJ Costello Director, Americas Cisco Systems The Case for Bottom-up Smart City Development
Brian Crandall Analytics Engineer Seeq Digitizing Intelligence: From Analytics to Bots, Transforming Data into Value
Buddy Creef Sales Director, The Americas HIMA HIMA Workshop: It Takes Two to Tango - Safety and Security
John Davenport IT Production Manager EnovaPremier IT/OT Convergence: Linking Legacy to an IIoT World
Chester Davidson Global Services Manager Alcoa Smart Field Systems Creating Business Value for Process Industries
Chris Davis Vice President, Smart Cities and Strategic Alliances CIMCON Lighting Smart Cities and Infrastructure Technology Challenges
Hans De Leenheer Director, Technology Alliances TrendMiner Tying Process Analytics to Corporate Performance
David DeBari Process Control Engineer ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Open Process Automation Status
Ruben DeLeon Director, Product Support Nautical Control Solutions Smart Field Systems Creating Business Value for Process Industries
Erin Delorme Enterprise information Management Lead (Operations) Paramount Resources Executing Major Automation Projects
Paul Denton Sr. Vice President, Marketing and Advanced Technology Progress Rail Digitization: The New Engine for Growth in Rail Transport
Jeff Denton Sr. Director, IT Global Secure Supply Chain AmerisourceBergen Using Blockchain to Improve Supply Chain Operations
Ashwani Dev Strategy Manager, Big Data Halliburton Digitizing Subject Matter Expertise
Justin Dickstein Director Black & Veatch (Atonix Digital Division) The Case for Bottom-up Smart City Development
Katie Diesl Director of Finance, Agriculture Division Grimmway Enterprises Obtaining Faster ROI with EAM, Predictive Maintenance, and IIoT
Mark Duck Principal Technical Expert, ICS Security Shell Global Solutions Cybersecurity Case Studies/Panel Discussion - Part 1
Mike Dudzic General Manager, Process Automation ArcelorMittal Dofasco Digital Transformation Progress and Challenges
Trevor Dueck Process Control Network Engineer Shell Canada Strategies to Reduce Downtime and Increase Plant KPIs
Ken Dunn Director, Information and Data Architecture BP The Power of Application/IoT Platforms
Luis Durán Global Product Manager, Safety Systems and Cyber Security ABB Can You Answer These Four Questions about Process Safety?
Pete Durand Vice President, Sales and Marketing Avid Solutions IT/OT Convergence: The Future Is Now!
Marty Edwards Managing Director Automation Federation Industry Cybersecurity Trends and Developments Workshop
Dave Elmer IT Manager, North America Manufacturing Systems Johns Manville IT/OT Convergence: Linking Legacy to an IIoT World
Nevzat Ertan Chief Architect & Senior Manager Sandvick Digitalization Drives Value Chain Improvements in Discrete Manufacturing​
Chris Evanich Manager, Microgrid Business Development S&C Electric Building Energy Management
Sean Everett Vice President, Business Development RealWear Augmented Reality and Wearables for the Industrial Enterprise
Craig Ferris Vice President KBC Advanced Technologies – A Yokogawa Company Digitizing Subject Matter Expertise
Bob Francis Sr. Vice President, Marketing & Customer Experience Asset Performance Technologies Strategies and Technologies for a Successful Asset Integrity Management Program
Blair Fraser Manager, Reliability Solutions Lakeside IT/OT/ET Convergence
Lior Frenkel CEO and Co-founder Waterfall Security Solutions Cyber Insurance for Industrial Operations Workshop (Sponsored by Waterfall Security Solutions)
Adam Fridstrom Enterprise Architect, Manufacturing & Engineering Dow Chemical Creating a Manufacturing IT/OT Strategic Imperative Investment Plan
Erik Giesa Vice President of Products Tempered Networks Network Solutions for Cybersecurity
Albert GIlewicz Director of Energy and Utilities, Physical Facilities Dept. Purdue University Building Energy Management
Nancy Givens Automation & Process Control Engineering Consultant DuPont Strategies to Reduce Downtime and Increase Plant KPIs
Venkat Gopikanth Area Vice President, Digital and Internet of Things L&T Technology Services IoT Network Edge Infrastructure and Devices
Prasad Goteti Safety Engineering Consultant Honeywell Process Solutions Can You Answer These Four Questions about Process Safety?
Peter Guilfoyle Vice President Northwest Analytics Tying Process Analytics to Corporate Performance
Raouf Hadad Vice President, Subsea and Process Automation CSE W-Industries Integration Technologies and Information Modeling for Digitized Process Automation Systems, Smart Field Systems Creating Business Value for Process Industries
Thomas Hahn Chief Software Expert Siemens Integration Technologies and Information Modeling for Digitized Process Automation Systems, IT/OT Convergence: The Future Is Now!
Jason Hamlin Process Automation Manager Lynchburg Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant IT/OT/ET Convergence
Heather Hardman Ideation and Innovation Management Duke Energy The Case for Bottom-up Smart City Development
Shiraz Hasan General Manager, Industry Solutions Marketing AT&T IoT Network Edge Infrastructure and Devices
Karsten Hauschild Solution Manager SAP SAP Workhop: The Network of Digital Twins Connecting Product and Asset Intelligence
Chris Hemric Director, Technical Services R.J. Reynolds Tobacco IT/OT Convergence: Linking Legacy to an IIoT World
Chris Henderson Vice President of Engineering Camgian Microsystems IoT Network Edge Infrastructure and Devices
Enrique Herrera Market Principal, Connected Services and New Markets OSIsoft Transforming Data into Value
Keith Higgins Vice President of Marketing FogHorn Systems The Power of Application/IoT Platforms
Roger Hill CTO Veracity Network Solutions for Cybersecurity
Yonni Hoffman Vertical Market Business Director, Service Business Americas KONE Americas BIM for Smart Safe Cities
Anthony Howell Global Enterprise Asset Process & Policy Manager General Motors Obtaining Faster ROI with EAM, Predictive Maintenance, and IIoT
Richard Howells Vice President, IOT and Digital Supply Chain SAP IT/OT Convergence: Linking Legacy to an IIoT World
Paul Hunkar President DS Interoperability Integration Technologies and Information Modeling for Digitized Process Automation Systems, Smart Field Systems Creating Business Value for Process Industries
Rodney James Technology Development Manager Duke Energy Digitizing Intelligence: From Analytics to Bots
Alex Johnson System Architect, Next Generation Systems Schneider Electric Strategies to Reduce Downtime and Increase Plant KPIs
Brent Jubinville Co-Founder and CIO FunnelCloud IT/OT Convergence: Linking Legacy to an IIoT World
Anant Kadiyala Director, Blockchain and IoT Industry Solutions Oracle Using Blockchain to Improve Supply Chain Operations
Steven Kim Sr. Director, IoT and Digital Supply Chain SAP Using Blockchain to Improve Supply Chain Operations
Curtis Kirkeby Fellow Electrical Engineer, Technology Strategy Avista Utilities Smart Cities and Infrastructure Technology Challenges
Rogério Kirst Automation Manager Braskem Strategies and Technologies for a Successful Asset Integrity Management Program
Michael Krauss Sr. Automation Manager, Control Systems Technology BASF Open Process Automation Status
Benny Kronz Senior Technical Director CSX Technology Digitization: The New Engine for Growth in Rail Transport
Charles Lame Manager, Corporate SCADA Operations & Development Pioneer Natural Resources Digitizing Intelligence: From Analytics to Bots
Craig Langhals Continuous Improvement Manager SugarCreek Strategies to Reduce Downtime and Increase Plant KPIs
Joel Langill Director, Industrial Cybersecurity Services AECOM Infrastructure Cybersecurity Trends and Developments Workshop
David Lawrence Technology Development Manager, Emerging Technology Office Duke Energy Cybersecurity Case Studies/Panel Discussion - Part 1, Smart Cities Cybersecurity Trends and Developments Workshop
Michael Lee President CRSC Research & Design Institute (USA) Digitization: The New Engine for Growth in Rail Transport
Gary Lipson Principal Engineer Ashland Creating a Manufacturing IT/OT Strategic Imperative Investment Plan
Stephen Luxion Deputy Director, ASSURE FAA Center of Excellence for UAS Mississippi State University Drones for Industry
Stuart Madnick Professor of Engineering Systems and Information Technologies Massachusetts Institute of Technology Smart Cities Cybersecurity Trends and Developments Workshop
Mat Malladi President, Corporate Business Development Reliance Industries Day 3 Keynote and Executive Panel
Rahul Mangharam CEO ExpressoLogic Building Energy Management
Arnold Martin Director of Process Control Technology, Large Industries North America Air Liquide Digitizing Subject Matter Expertise
Ted Masters President and CEO FieldComm Group Integration Technologies and Information Modeling for Digitized Process Automation Systems
Kevin McClusky Co-Director, Sales Engineering Inductive Automation IT/OT Convergence: Linking Legacy to an IIoT World, Strategies to Reduce Downtime and Increase Plant KPIs
Thomas McDermott Executive Director DMDII Digitalization Drives Value Chain Improvements in Discrete Manufacturing​
Joe McMullen Marketing Director Schneider Electric Operator Training by Doing
Ben Miller Director, Threat Operations Center Dragos Cybersecurity Case Studies/Panel Discussion - Part 4
Dan Miller Director, Industry Solutions - Manufacturing AT&T Network Solutions for Cybersecurity
Don Morrison Senior Real-time Data Engineer Devon Energy Transforming Data into Value
Scott Mourier Global Process Automation SIS SME and Expertise Area Leader Dow Chemical Can You Answer These Four Questions about Process Safety?
Rob Nolan Chief Information Security Officer Noble Energy Cybersecurity Case Studies/Panel Discussion - Part 3
Dave Noller Executive Architect, Watson IoT IBM Using Blockchain to Improve Supply Chain Operations
Dale Nordenberg Co-founder and Executive Director Medical Device Innovation, Safety, and Security Consortium (MDISS) IIoT Cybersecurity Frameworks and Standards Workshop
Lars Olson Solution Management, Digital Supply Chain & IoT SAP SAP Workhop: The Network of Digital Twins Connecting Product and Asset Intelligence
Brian Parsonnet CTO Seeq How OEMs Improve Customer Satisfaction and Revenue with IIoT
Steve Pavlosky GE Automation & Controls How OEMs Improve Customer Satisfaction and Revenue with IIoT
Karl Perman Managing Consultant KPMC Cybersecurity Case Studies/Panel Discussion - Part 1
Antonio Pietri President and CEO AspenTech Day 2 Executive Panel
Kevin Price Technical Product Evangelist Infor Obtaining Faster ROI with EAM, Predictive Maintenance, and IIoT
Christine Primmer Smart Cities Strategy & Business Development Manager Georgia Power The Case for Bottom-up Smart City Development
Brian Proctor Business Development Manager SecurityMatters Cybersecurity Case Studies/Panel Discussion - Part 3
Lubor Ptacek Vice President, Product Marketing ServiceMax from GE Digital Field Service Management Evolves into a Competitive Weapon with Emerging Technologies
Mark Pyatt Sr. Director, Global Oil & Gas SAP The Power of Application/IoT Platforms
Charles Ramdatt Director, Smart Cities and Special Projects City of Orlando The Case for Bottom-up Smart City Development
Sharul Rashid Principal Engineer, Instrument and Control Petronas Smart Field Systems Creating Business Value for Process Industries
Jack Rijnenberg Director, Customer Services Markem–Imaje Field Service Management Evolves into a Competitive Weapon with Emerging Technologies
Andre Ristaino Managing Director Automation Standards Compliance Institute IIoT Cybersecurity Frameworks and Standards Workshop, Smart Field Systems Creating Business Value for Process Industries
Travis Ritter Director, Asset Performance Business Development - Americas Bentley Systems Drones for Industry
Jose Rivera CEO Control System Integrators Association IT/OT Convergence: Linking Legacy to an IIoT World
Renzo Rondags Data & Analysis Expert DSM Dyneema Tying Process Analytics to Corporate Performance
Albert Rooyakkers Founder, CTO, & Vice President of Engineering Bedrock Automation IT/OT/ET Convergence
Paul Rostick CISO and Industrial Cybersecurity Advisor aeSolutions Integrating IT-OT Cybersecurity Efforts Workshop
Dan Rozinski Technology Fellow, Manufacturing & Engineering Dow Chemical Cybersecurity Case Studies/Panel Discussion - Part 2, Integrating IT-OT Cybersecurity Efforts Workshop
Robert Sammons Vice President & General Manager, Automation ENGlobal Strategies to Reduce Downtime and Increase Plant KPIs
Arun Santhebennur Co-founder Petasense Obtaining Faster ROI with EAM, Predictive Maintenance, and IIoT
Simone Scafetti Technical Director Fincantieri Marine Systems North America IoT Network Edge Infrastructure and Devices
Carrie Schaller Business Process Director, Manufacturing Operations Dow Chemical Digital Transformation Progress and Challenges
Tom Schiller Founder and CEO FacilityConneX Stratus Technologies Workshop: Modernize Your Plant Floor in Under an Hour
Bill Schuler Quality and Continuous Improvement BASF Tying Process Analytics to Corporate Performance
Bryan Shackelford Innovation Representative, World Wide Engineering & Construction Eastman Chemical Augmented Reality and Wearables for the Industrial Enterprise
Jeffrey Shearer Industrial Cybersecurity Consultant The SANS Institute Infrastructure Cybersecurity Trends and Developments Workshop
Prabhakar Shetty Global Head, Digital Manufacturing Services L&T Technology Services L&T Technology Services Workshop: Benchmark Your Digital Enterprise Readiness Index
Peter Sieber Vice President Norms & Standards / Vice President Region China HIMA HIMA Workshop: It Takes Two to Tango - Safety and Security
Curt Smith Emerging Digital Technology Consultant BP (Retired) Drones for Industry
Stephen Smith Manager, Control Systems Support Eastman Chemical Executing Major Automation Projects
Jessica Spurlock Process Automation Engineer Rubberlite Strategies to Reduce Downtime and Increase Plant KPIs
Dan Stauft Director, Operational Technology SugarCreek Strategies to Reduce Downtime and Increase Plant KPIs
Keith Stouffer Project Leader, Cybersecurity for Smart Manufacturing Systems National Institute of Standards and Technology Industry Cybersecurity Trends and Developments Workshop
Jim Sullivan Engineering and Maintenance Facility Leader Southern Gardens Citrus Processing The Digitization of Asset Performance Management Workshop
Sarah Tamilarasan CEO SOTAOG How OEMs Improve Customer Satisfaction and Revenue with IIoT
Peter Terwiesch President, Industrial Automation Division ABB Day 2 Executive Panel
Mark Thomas U.S. Industry Manager, Oil and Gas Endress+Hauser Smart Field Systems Creating Business Value for Process Industries
Michiel Tijsseling Process Automation Leader Dow Chemical Executing Major Automation Projects
Eugene Tung IT Director Merck OPA Forum Discussion
Vincent Turmel Senior Director, ICS Bayshore Networks The Case for Bottom-up Smart City Development
Iwan van Beurden Chief Technology Officer and Director of Product Development exida Can You Answer These Four Questions about Process Safety?
Venky Venu Area Vice President, Industrial Products and Oil & Gas L&T Technology Services Digitizing Subject Matter Expertise
Tom Walker System Design Specialist Penn State University Network Solutions for Cybersecurity
Klint Walker Cyber Security Advisor U.S. Department of Homeland Security The State of Cybersecurity for Industry, Infrastructure, and Cities Workshop
Anne-Marie Walters Global Marketing Director Bentley Systems BIM for Smart Safe Cities
Joseph Weiss Managing Partner Applied Control Solutions Cybersecurity Case Studies/Panel Discussion - Part 4
Maurice Wilkins Executive Advisor Yokogawa IT/OT Convergence: Linking Legacy to an IIoT World
Matt Willert Automation Engineer Biogen IT/OT Convergence: The Future Is Now!
Gary Williams Sr. Director Technology, Cybersecurity, & Communications Schneider Electric Can You Answer These Four Questions about Process Safety?, Cybersecurity Case Studies/Panel Discussion - Part 4
Jim Winter Director, Global Process Business Rockwell Automation Strategies to Reduce Downtime and Increase Plant KPIs
Shawn Wiora Co-founder and CEO Maxxsure Cyber Insurance for Industrial Operations Workshop (Sponsored by Waterfall Security Solutions)
Jared Witte Production and Process Engineering Kuraray Tying Process Analytics to Corporate Performance
Nicholas Yim Program Manager Yokogawa Corporation of America Executing Major Automation Projects