Digital Transformation Council (End Users Only)

The Digital Transformation Council is the place to Connect, Collaborate, Learn, and Share with peers who are digitizing and transforming their organizations.  DTC is an end user only community, technology suppliers are not allowed to participate.

Need for digital transformation for industrial organizations and cities will continue to accelerate and evolve for some time.  Every organization and municipality will need to innovate, change, and adapt.

So, where to begin? How can you determine which technologies and techniques to consider, which to prioritize, and which to reject?  The answer will certainly be different for each organization, but a good starting point is to understand the critical dimensions of the problem, because this can serve as the basis for planning.  Council members can benefit from access to community of peers. 

    Digital Transformation Council Mission

    The Digital Transformation Council seeks to enable industry, energy, and public sector professionals driving or impacted by digital transformation to keep abreast of the many emerging technologies and business trends, to learn from others on similar journeys, and to leverage these trends and technologies to achieve transformational growth.Digital Transformation for Manufacturing Industries, Infrastructure & Cities

    Council members benefit from access to community of peers.  They can tap the latest thinking from thought leaders, download research documents from the Council Library, participate in quarterly web meetings and other events, interact with ARC analysts, and request facilitated meetings with suppliers or other community members

    • The Council consists of members drawn from executives, vice presidents, and managers at end user organizations, together with representatives from ARC.
    • ARC conducts research, organizes meetings, provides venues, manages, and otherwise supports the Council.
    • Council members are expected to share information and regularly participate in a number of surveys, and will receive priority access to survey results.
    • The general direction and focus areas of the Council is set by a steering committee, consisting of a number of active members and named ARC representatives.
    • The Steering committee will meet regularly as needed, usually via web meeting

    The Digital Transformation Council provides me with an invaluable opportunity to connect and exchange with like-minded industry peers and ARC experts, enabling me to freely discuss the emerging technologies and business trends key to achieving transformational growth.  This global network not only helps me to keep track of the rapid development of digital trends, but also provides inspiration to successfully drive our own digital transformation journey in manufacturing. 

    CovestroJane Arnold
    Executive Vice President, Global Process Control
    Covestro

    Council Membership Rules

    1. The Digital Transformation Council is a community for professional networking and collaboration. It exists to encourage the open exchange of ideas. Engagement drives the value of the council for both the community and individual members, so regular participation by members is encouraged.
    2. Council members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional, respectful manner in all Council interactions.
    3. Members may download ARC content for their own use and convenience, but may not share or distribute these materials without prior approval from ARC.
    4. Council members are expected to share information and regularly participate by completing surveys. These surveys typically take less than 10 minutes to complete, and fall into two principal categories:
      • Topical surveys designed to gather information to be used in support of ARC research. Members are expected to complete a minimum of 4 of these surveys per year. Published results will contain only aggregate data, with no identifying information about the member or the member’s organization.
      • User preference surveys designed to better understand the interests of Council members. Ideally, each member will complete each of these surveys in a timely manner.
    5. ARC reserves the right to remove any member who does not comply with the above.

    Steering Committee Members

    The role of the Digital Transformation Council Steering Committee is to serve as the central governing body of the DTC under the shared decision-making model. Specifically, the role of the Steering Committee is to provide:

    • Input to strategy
    • Input to policies and rules
    • Day-to-day decision making
    • Web Meeting topics and agenda
    • Obtain approvals by DTC

    Jane ArnoldJane Arnold

    Exec. Vice President, Global Process Control Technology
    Covestro

    Jane has been the Head of Global Process Control Technology at Covestro since 2017.  She joined the Bayer group in 2005 at the Baytown, Texas production site. Jane has a degree in Mathematics and 30 years of experience in process control technology.  Her responsibilities include all systems, instrumentation, and electrical power that run Covestro production facilities at over 30 sites globally.  Jane's major focus is to improve digitalization in manufacturing with a goal of developing a cognitive digital plant.

    Brian PersteinBrian Perlstein

    Digital Manufacturing Enterprise Architect
    Owens Corning

    Brian is focused on identifying and deploying solutions that help drive digital transformation in the manufacturing environment.  He is an innovative thought leader with 25 years of broad experience in delivering both traditional and progressive transformational digital technology solutions.  Prior to joining Owens Corning, Brian held various roles, including Director of GE Digital’s Brilliant Factory Digital Lab, that have helped to shape his knowledge and thought leadership in the Industry 4.x/ Smart Manufacturing space.

    Vivek GuptaVivek Gupta

    Assistant VP & Head-Instrumentation
    DCM Shriram Limited-Kota

    Vivek has more than thirty years of experience in the field of industrial control & instrumentation (C&I). Since 2006, he has served as Head of Instrumentation and Team Lead for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) for DCM Shriram Limited in India. Vivek was designated a Distinguished Instrumentation Professional under District 14 of ISA in October, 2016.

    Todd AnslingerTodd Anslinger

    Industrial IoT Center of Excellence Lead
    Chevron

    Todd has 25 years of experience in oil and gas process control and SCADA systems design and implementation as well as researching new technologies.  Todd leads the IIoT strategic direction within Chevron while influencing key automation supplier’s product roadmaps in order to help Chevron “win in any environment.”

    Mike TomascoMike Tomasco

    Vice President, Digital Manufacturing
    Pfizer

    Mike joined Pfizer in 2006 and is currently responsible for leading Pfizer Global Supply’s (PGS) Digital Transformation. The goal of the program is to transform PGS through a business strategy driven focus on digitization applied end to end across manufacturing and supply operations. Mike has experience across strategy, marketing, finance, manufacturing and information systems for multinational companies and has successfully led several major transformational initiatives.

    Jessica SpurlockJessica Spurlock

    Process Automation Engineer
    Rubberlite

    With nearly 20 years’ experience as a process automation engineer, Jessica is responsible for Rubberlite’s electrical and automation resources -- from the switchgears to the HMI. Jessica’s most recent endeavor entails getting real-time data from these devices into the hands of key stakeholders to quickly make informed business decisions.

    Scott MourierScott Mourier

    Global Process Automation SIS SME and Expertise Area Leader
    Dow

    Scott has spent more than 40 years in process control and automation, with responsibilities for definition, design, and implementation of BPCS and SIS for major capital projects. He provides Dow’s functional leadership globally for process automation technology as applied in Safety Instrumented Systems and is the global technical leader of the PA SIS SME community.  Scott also provides strategic leadership for SIS automation and operating discipline implementation for safe and reliable operation within all existing Dow production facilities as well as for planned new capital expenditures.

    Sunny MoharSunny Mohar

    Director, Enterprise Technical Services
    Suncor

    Sunny has more than 24 years of industry experience in the areas of automation, operational technology, and asset reliability.  He joined Suncor in 2004 and prior to joining Suncor, Sunny worked at Honeywell. Sunny has a degree in Electrical Engineering and a diploma in Computer Engineering with Database Administrator. In his role at Suncor, Sunny manages a team of senior advisors in Asset Integrity, Inspections, Materials, Rotating Equipment, Gas Turbines, Electrical, Transmission & Distribution, Instrumentation & Controls and Automation Applications. His current passion is around improving asset reliability through asset performance management (APM) and digitally optimizing assets.

    Bruce AinsworthBruce Ainsworth

    Vice President, Automation Innovation
    Georgia-Pacific

    Bruce has been with Koch Industries, Georgia-Pacific’s parent company, since 2005.  He has experience in plant operations, plant expansion, and is recognized for his leadership skills in process innovation, operational effectiveness, workplace safety  and environmental stewardship.  Bruce is focused on utilizing technology to enhance workforce effectiveness in an Industry 4.0 world.

    Michael MoodyMichael Moody

    BATS and SIS Manager, GEN/DE Technical Expertise
    BASF

    Michael has 30 year of experience in process control and automation of chemical plants where he led projects and teams implementing control systems including S88 Batch as well as OSIsoft PI installations.  Michael currently manages a team supporting process control, automation, and SIS for BASF North America.

    Corrado IorizzoCorrado Iorizzo

    Global Lead Architect, IT Manufacturing, Track,&Trace, Sustainability Systems and Technologies
    Philip Morris International

    Corrado joined Philip Morris International (PMI) in 2017as Vanguard Enterprise Architect with the purpose of scouting, piloting, and scaling innovative technologies in the company’s practices and eco-system with a specific focus on Industry 4.0, IoT, and Cloud Computing.  In 2019, he moved into his current role as Global Lead Architect of IT Manufacturing, Track,&Trace, Sustainability Systems and Technologies.  He is also a member of PMI‘s IT Operations Leadership Team. 

    Pietro ValsecchiPietro Valsecchi

    Operational Excellence & Innovation Expert
    Covestro

    With a PhD in Aerospace Engineering and a professional experience in R&D and technology deployment that spans multiple industries, Pietro has served since 2018 as the Operational Excellence & Innovation Expert at Covestro. He stewards digitalization projects and initiatives to introduce advanced technologies to Covestro production plants. He also represents Covestro at industry associations such as NAMUR and VDE, where guidelines and standards for new technologies in the manufacturing industry are developed. His areas of focus are 5G, AI, and VR. 

    Greg GorbachGreg Gorbach

    Vice President, Digitization and IoT
    ARC Advisory Group

    Greg spearheads ARC's transformative technologies for industry initiatives, including Analytics and Big Data, Cloud Computing, Mobility, and Industrial Internet of Things.

    Mike GuilfoyleMike Guilfoyle

    Vice President
    ARC Advisory Group

    Over two decades, Michael has assisted organizations, including numerous Fortune 500 companies, in identifying and capitalizing on growth opportunities presented by the modernization of the energy, technology, and telecommunications industries.

    Valentijn de LeeuwValentijn de Leeuw

    Vice President
    ARC Advisory Group

    Valentijn's responsibilities include research and consulting in the process industries, with a focus on clients in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

    Mark Sen GuptaMark Sen Gupta

    Research Director
    ARC Advisory Group

    Mark assists clients with their digital transformation initiatives, providing a particular focus on how digital transformation affects people and the organization.  He also leads ARC's research of process automation, process safety, SCADA, and terminal automation.