Speakers

Romeo Ayemele Djeujo
Global Lead Enterprise Cloud and IoT Security, Corporate Security
Carl Zeiss Group

Dr. Romeo Ayemele Djeujo is responsible for the Carl Zeiss Group Global Enterprise Cloud and IoT Security, where he define and align the Enterprise Cloud and IoT security standards, frameworks, and strategy with the overall business, technology and security strategy. He is an author, and expert IEEE Journals reviewer has worked as Security Architect with a world-leading car manufacturing company, as Research Associate at the Siegen University and as Visiting Researcher at the Arizona University.

 
 
Carlos Alba
Chief Digital Officer Global R&D
ArcelorMittal

Carlos Alba is Chief Digital Officer of ArcelorMittal Research and leads the its Digital Strategy and the links with the Business Units. In the recent past he used to lead the Digital and TechnoEconomic global research programs Worldwide within Global R&D in ArcelorMittal across divisions, regions and functions. Digital core technologies as artificial intelligence or mathematical optimization are systematically merged with ArcelorMittal value chain while we are advanced in others as industrial internet of things and big data analytics. This includes manufacturing (and mining), procurement, commercial, supply chain, logistics, finance, strategy and product development. Carlos joined the ArcelorMittal Global Research & Development corporate team in 2007 focusing his activity on artificial intelligence models applied to business optimization Companywide (Europe, Americas and ACIS).

He holds a PhD Master Science Degree in Computer Science from the University of Oviedo, Spain, where in parallel he taught for the last 14 years in its Engineering Schools (Mining, Industrial, Telecommunications and Computer Science).

 
 
Petra Sundstroem
Head of Digital Business Development, Crushing and Screening
Sandvik

Petra Sundström has extensive experience of digitalization and IoT initiatives from leading roles in both industry and academia. As Head of Digital Business at Sandvik, Petra is responsible for leading the development and execution of Product Area Crushing & Screening’s digital agenda, driving the cultural and organizational shift required. Before Sandvik, Petra led similar work at Husqvarna Group. Up to 2014, she conducted research as part of RISE in the direction of digitalization and IoT (Internet of Things) and what it was to bring to everyday life. In this direction, Petra is today also chairman of the board for IoT Sweden – An Innovation initiative funded by Vinnova and Formas in the direction of what IoT will bring to the public sector in Sweden and Globally.

 
 
Heikki Rekola
Director Product Services Management
Konecranes

Bio coming soon…

 
 
Towe Ressman
VP Global Design
Husqvarna Group

Towe Ressman is one of Swedish Industry’s most experienced Designers having worked at Volvo, Electrolux, and now since several years at Husqvarna Group. At Husqvarna she manages a global team of 30+ Designers and caters for more than ten brands, 15000 unique products, and 500 platforms, where her team produces all product and service designs.

 
 
Floor Scheffer
Senior Business Consultant, Group Information Services & Human Resources
Tata Steel Europe

M-shaped professional: deep knowledge and experience in R&D, IT and L&D, plus transversal skills like collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking gained in multi-functional teams and matrix organisations.

I hold an MSc in Physics at Leiden University and have been working at Tata Steel Europe (and predecessors Corus and Hoogovens) for the past 33 years, holding different positions in R&D, Information Management, Corporate IT and HR. Since 2005, I am working in the IT Function and have been seconded from IT to HR in 2017, in the role of Senior Business Consultant.

 
 
Dr Athanasios Kontopoulos
Computational & Data Science Scientific Director
Air Liquide

Athanasios currently holds the position of “Computational & Data Science R&D Scientific Director”. He is a graduate of the National Technical University of Athens and holds a PhD from the University of Liège. He joined Air Liquide in 1995. Within the Group, he found several ways to express his passion for simulation and applied math in R&D and Operations. In particular, he is a pioneer in the development of multi-variable predictive control systems and innovative real-time optimization systems.

He presented the first roadmap of big data for Air Liquide and set up the first teams of data scientists, in 3 countries, within R&D’s “Computational & Data Science Global Lab”. He introduced artificial intelligence, through proofs of concept and alliances with innovative companies in the field.  He recently launched the “data and decision sciences lab” (d2-lab) initiative in Air Liquide, a network of experts and practitioners, to reach scientific excellence in these areas.

 
 
Andre Ferreira Manso
Data Scientist
Hovione

Bio coming soon…

 
 
Itumeleng Makgati
Vice President: Security and Architecture
Sasol

Bio coming soon…

 
 
Kari Terho
General Manager, Elisa Smart Factory
Elisa

Kari Terho is Director and Head of Smart Factory Management, Elisa Industrial Internet on Things (IIoT) services for Corporate Customers in Elisa Corporation, the leading ITC service provider in Finland.

Kari joined Elisa as Vice President and Head of Fixed and mobile Network Services in 2008 for Corporate Customers.

Prior to joining to Elisa, Kari held various director positions in the Sales and Business Development in TeliaSonera, the most recent being Director of Business Development for TeliaSonera IES SME Marketing and Offering.

Earlier he has worked as Business Development Director at Yomi Sortware Ltd. and held the EMEA E-Services Business Development Manager position at Hewlett-Packard GmBH as well as the E-Commerce Marketing Manager position at Hewlett-Packard, Finland. He also has several years of experience working for different IT companies.

Kari holds a QBA in Business and Administration (1984).

 
 
Paolo Bavaj
Head of Corporate Venturing, Adhesive Technologies
Henkel

Dr. Paolo Bavaj is Head of Corporate Venturing for Henkel Adhesive Technologies.

He joined the Adhesive Technologies business unit of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA as Corporate Director Strategy and Business Development in December 2010. In April 2013, he became Head of New Business Development, with responsibility for identifying and evaluating innovation opportunities through strategic Foresight Management, Scouting, Start-up Screening, Venturing, and Incubation.

He joined Celanese Chemicals in 1996, where he worked in Operations, New Business Development and led then a global R&D and New Business Development team, gained experience as Area Sales Manager in the United States, and ran the Celanese Emulsions Textile and Engineered Fabrics business in Europe as well as their global Glass Fiber business.

Paolo holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from RWTH Aachen, Germany.

 
 
Rui Pedro Silva
Director of Technology - Warehousing & Technology
Maersk

Rui Pedro Silva is a senior IT executive with more than 14 years of experience working across most of the industries. On top of the experience in IT, Rui owns an MBA from the Universidad Camilo Jose Cela in Madrid (MBA accredited by AACSB and AMBA)
Starting his career back in 2004 as IT freelancer, Rui has been dealing with several large and complex IT implementations, introducing some innovative ways of doing business, which have directly impacted the performance of the teams he was/is leading.

With an IT technical background, Rui has completed a bachelor in Business Administration, bringing that way, a stronger background to all non-technical aspects of the job. His profile is no longer a pure IT profile, but a business leader capable of engaging the best of both worlds, closing the bridge between business owners and technical teams. This type of attitude brought him to lead several large IT teams across the globe, and complete most of his targets with a high rate of success

 
 
Dr Sama Mbang
Manager Digitalization - Simulation Manufacturing Load Cases
Daimler AG

Sama sits within the Technology Factory Division of Daimler and has been newly appointed as responsible for the simulation of manufacturing load cases for all car lines projects. He has more than 15 years deep dive experience in innovation, intelligent engineering methods and processes as well as simulation. Sama is an expert in digitalization technologies (AI, Big Data, Robotics, VR/AR, IoT) and related used cases such as Digital product & process twins, predictive/prescriptive tasks, manufacturing execution systems and new business models. As a coach & trainer for agility, he is passionate about digital leadership, agile mindset, agile methods and transforming organisations and processes to become more agile.

 
 
Lennart Christensson
Senior Solutions Director, Predix Apps & Platform
G.E Digital

Lennart Christensson has more than 25 years in the industry, as technology manager/CTO for some small/larger companies like TetraPak & ABB within Industrial IT & Automation.

He joined GE in 2004 and is currently in the GE Automation & Control’s Equipment Insight team, a business unit focused on making the Industrial Internet real for Equipment Manufacturers.

He is responsible for leveraging GE’s portfolio of industrial IT and automation solutions to deliver cloud based infrastructure for automation equipment deployment and management as the Business Leader Europe Connected Machines.

Lennart began his career in GE’s industrial software business with roles in consulting, sales, and marketing. Since that time, he has provided commercial leadership across various aspects of GE’s automation business, including sales management, key account management and channel management. Before joining the Equipment Insight team he had a role promoting solutions to GE internally – like Remote Monitoring & Analysis solution, an area GE is leading.

He is located in Sweden and holds a M.Sc. Engineering Physics from Chalmers University in Sweden.

 
 

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