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WMF 2014 | BIOS
Galina Antova is the Global Head of Industrial Security Services at Siemens. In this role she leads the organization responsible for development of portfolio of services for the protection of manufacturing sites against cyber attacks.
Dr. Bartles is currently the Executive Director of the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation (DMDI) Institute that addresses the life cycle of digital data interchanged among myriad design, engineering, manufacturing and maintenance systems, and flowing across a networked supply chain. He is also the Vice President of the International Board of Directors for SME.
Philippe Charles had spent 17 years at the Schneider Group, a worldwide leader in electrical distribution, industrial control, and automation prior to joining the DELMIA brand. At the Schneider Group, he defined the overall strategic plan for the marketing and (...)
Dr. Dianne Chong is the Vice President of Materials, Manufacturing, Structures & Support in the Boeing Engineering, Operations & Technology organization. In this position she leads the organization responsible for development and support of manufacturing processes and program integration for the Boeing Enterprise. Prior to this she was the Director of Materials & Process (...)
Since 1 January 2014, Clara de la Torre is Director responsible for “Key Enabling Technologies” in the Directorate-General for Research & Innovation, European Commission. She was previously the Director responsible for "Research and Innovation" during three years. From 2008 to 2010, she was Director responsible for "Inter-institutional and legal matters related to (...)
Valerio De Molli
Valerio De Molli is Managing Director of The European House - Ambrosetti since 2005. He has been Partner since 1999.
He is also Director of London’s Ambrosetti Group Limited.
He has worked in the fields of top management, strategy, internationalization and human resources development for a number of large and medium companies and institutions (...)
Francesca Flamigni graduated in Mechanical Engineering and received a PhD in Design and Methods of Industrial Engineering from the University of Bologna, where she conducted research activities in the area of Computer Aided Design, advanced visualization and simulation methods.
Katy George is a Director in McKinsey & Company’s New Jersey office. Katy co-leads McKinsey’s Global Manufacturing Practice. Katy is also a part of the leadership team of the Pharmaceutical and Medical Products Operations practice.
Don Hemmelgarn leads the PLM/CAD/CAM/CAE Interoperability and Integrations solutions business within ITI. Don’s responsibilities include managing the company's business operations and interests throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, and partnerships with major PLM (...)
Mr. Kiggans is Chairman of IMS International, a global advanced manufacturing collaboration. Robert (Bob) Kiggans was appointed by the Department of Commerce in 2004 as the United States Head of Delegation to the Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS) program, and in 2012 became the Chairman. He has made major contributions to the realign IMS including development of (...)
Mike Lemon is Chairman and CEO of International TechneGroup, Incorporated. Mike dedicates his time to building strategic partnerships and developing global business opportunities for ITI, a world leading provider of CAD/CAM/CAE/PLM Interoperability Solutions.
Pierfrancesco Manenti is Vice President, Research at SCM World and in this capacity he leads the research practice for Manufacturing & Production Operations and Design for Supply Chain & PLM. In his role, Pierfrancesco provides insights, consulting and advisory support to leading global manufacturers and (...)
Michael McGrath is Vice President for Systems and Operations Analysis at Analytic Services Inc. (ANSER), a not-for-profit government services organization. He leads ANSER’s operations in Science and Technology and Operations Analysis and Management.
As Managing Director of the Inter-Regional Secretariat of Intelligent Manufacturing Systems, Mr. Nagy is currently responsible for oversight of activities related to the IMS international program including general management, marketing, finance, project portfolio, and outreach activities. Mr. Nagy was a former manager of corporate accounts for (...)
Professor David Romero is Senior Research Scientist and Scientific Project Manager at the Tecnológico de Monterrey University in Mexico. He currently acts as Director of Strategic Partnerships for Knowledge Generation and Transfer at Vicepresidency for Research, Postgraduate Studies and Continuous Education (...)
Senior Programme Official of the European Commission in Directorate "Industrial Technologies" within DG Research & Innovation (NMP programme - Nanotechnology, Materials and Production Technologies).In charge of: Evaluation, negotiation and follow up of RTD projects on the Consumer Goods manufacturing sectors
Dr. Ji Oh Song is Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor at Samsung Electronics. He has begun serving as the head of WorldSkills Samsung since 2007, an initiative to motivate and encourage young people to learn skills. He had been the general manager of Mechatronics & Manufacturing Technology Center,
Dr. Jouko Suokas is the Executive Vice President of Smart Industry and Energy Systems at VTT. This is the largest of three business areas. The budgeted turnover of the business area is over 100 M€ and amount of personnel is over 900. During 2006 – 2013, Dr. Suokas was responsible for Business Solutions at VTT. That covered all VTT’s commercial (...)
Abraham Tijerina is Coordinator of the Innovation Management process at Metalsa SA de CV, a leading global corporation for Design, Development and Manufacturing of Automotive Structural Components. He has worked at Metalsa since 1992 where he has occupied different positions in Engineering, Technology and Innovation.
Electrical, Mechanical Engineer Bachelor, Physics Bachelor from the National University of Mexico (UNAM) and Engineering Economics Systems M.Sc. from Stanford University. He also coursed the IPADE’s Program for CEOs. As Deputy Director of the National Council for Science and Technology (...)
Dr. Peter Frise holds degrees in mechanical engineering fromQueen’s University in Kingston and Carleton University in Ottawa.He began his industrial career as an oil well wireline data loggingengineer working for Schlumberger Wireline Services in Nigeria.He then moved to Husky Injection Molding Systems in Bolton,Ontario as an R&D engineer and later as a design group leader.
ROCKWELL COLLINS (retired)
With over 40 years at Rockwell Collins, Jack Harris retired as the Director of Advanced Manufacturing Technology in September 2011. In this capacity he was responsible for the strategic direction of manufacturing technologies and process development. This included the alignment of business unit needs with (...)
Anton S. Huber began his career at Siemens in the Semiconductor Group in 1979. After working in various technical and business positions, he assumed a leading role in the acquisition of Bendix Electronics and its subsequent integration into Siemens Automotive LP in the United States in 1989.In 1991, he became President and CEO of Siemens Automotive LP. (...)
Enrico Krog Iversen has been CEO and partner at Universal Robots since 2008. He discovered a hugepotential in the UR robots because they are significantly easier and inexspesively to install, use andprogram compared with traditional industrial robots. Within a few years, he has created a spectaculargrowth and expansion of Universal Robots. (...)
Dr. Bernd Liepert is the CTO of KUKA AG, a world leading manufacturer of Industrial robots. Dr. Liepert earned his diploma in mathematics in 1990 from the University of Augsburg and has since then worked in changing positions for KUKA. From 1990 to 1996 Dr. Liepert worked as mathematician and developer at KUKA Schweissanlagen + Roboter GmbH before he took charge as (...)
MSc in Business Administration at Università Bocconi, Milan. Joined ABB in 1991.
From 2006 to 2009: Group Senior Vice President Global Head of Front End Sales Power Product Division at ABB Headquarters, in Zurich, Switzerland.
Professor Dr. Arturo Molina is Vicepresident of Research, Posgraduate Studies and Continuing Education of Tecnologico de Monterrey. Former Rector of Mexico City Metropolitan Area and General Director of Campus Ciudad de Mexico, Vicepresident of Research and Technological Development, and Dean of the School of Engineering and Architecture of Campus Monterrey.
Professional experience along the entire process aimed to develop, produce and commercialize new products around the globe. Led R&D, Product Strategy, Engineering, Manufacturing departments along the career.Actually leading a global team of 1400+ people with the main accountability to develop and secure the "Future of the Company" translating Trends and (...)
José Fernando FIGUEIREDO was elected in 2007 for Chairman/President of AECM, the European Mutual Guarantee Association, which represents 34 guarantee schemes of 18 countries in Europe. AECM members serve around 2 million SME across Europe, being responsible for an outstanding
Maurizio Gattiglio is Executive Vice-President of Prima Industrie S.p.A., a leading engineering corporation operating worldwide in the field of industrial lasers, sheet metal machinery and electronics. He is actually also CEO of Prima Electro North America, MA USA, Chairman of EFFRA European Factories of the Future Research Association and member of Manufuture Technology Platform High Level Group. (...)
Ken Jacobson, the senior editor of Manufacturing & Technology News, is a Philadelphia-based journalist who has been a reporter and editor for a number of publications covering business, technology, and economics. He has been chief editor of two specialized newsletters, New York-based Metals Week and Washington, DC-based New Technology Week, and has reported from Paris for (...)
Thomas R. Kurfess received his S.B., S.M. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from M.I.T. in 1986, 1987 and 1989, respectively. He also received an S.M. degree from M.I.T. in electrical engineering and computer science in 1988. Following graduation, he joined Carnegie Mellon University where he rose to the rank of Associate Professor. (...)
Bill Mahoney, a Harvard graduate, is the CEO of the South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA). SCRA is a non-stock, tax-exempt applied R&D corporation, which operates under a public charter from the state of South Carolina, but is economically self-sufficient due to its business operations, and receives no state funding.
With forty years in the aerospace industry, Howard Mason is responsible for information standards and engineering business solutions in the Office of the CIO at BAE Systems, including corporate implementations of the ISO 10303 STEP standard for projects and links to customers.
Göran Roos is chairing the Advanced Manufacturing Council in Adelaide; is a member of the Economic Development Board; the Council for Flinders University;, and CSIRO’s Manufacturing Sector Advisory Council. He is also Professor in Strategic Design in the Faculty of Design, (...)
Manuel Sandoval Rios is the Director of Export Projects in ProMexico, the Mexican Agency for International Business Development. In this position he leads the Mexican strategy for core sectors internationalization and the development of internationally competitive clusters in the country.
Marco Taisch is full professor at the Politecnico di Milano, where he teaches the courses of Advanced and Sustainable Manufacturing Systems and Industrial Technologies. He has been the director of the Executive MBA and the full time International MBA of the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano. He is one of the member of the Strategic Advisory Board of VTT. (...)
Herbert von Bose completed his studies in law from the universities Bonn, Geneva and Heidelberg in 1975. He was assistant at the law faculty of the University of Montpellier before joining the Ministry of Justice in Baden Würtemberg , Germany in 1976. From 1979 to1983 he practiced as a lawyer in Mannheim and Heidelberg. (...)
Khalil Rouhana is the director for "Components & Systems" in DG CONNECT (Communications Networks, Content & Technology). The mission of the Directorate is to support research and innovation and ensure industrial and business development in micro and nano electronics, photonics, robotics, embedded and complex systems (...)
Diana is General Partner of 360° Capital Partners. Diana co-founded 360 Capital Partners and followed/follows companies in Cleantech, Medical device, Digital and Retail sectors such as CO.Import (IT), Mutuionline (IT), Euroffice (UK), Nanomuscle (US), Electro Power Systems (IT), Invendo (Ger), BMEye (Ne), Biolase (IT) and NSE (IT).
Keith Stouffer has worked at NIST for over 23 years, focusing on industrial control system security since 2000. Keith is the lead author of Special Publication 800-82 Guide to Industrial Control Systems Security, which provides guidance for the public and private sectors on how to secure industrial control systems while (...)
Riccardo Tarantini was appointed Chief Operating Officer Systems and Castings and named a member of the Group Executive Council (GEC) on September 1, 2011. He was appointed Managing Director and General Manager of Teksid S.p.A. in February 2003. In August 2006 he was also appointed Chief Executive Officer of Comau S.p.A.
Dr. Charles Wessner currently teaches Global Innovation Policy at Georgetown University and is a powerful advocate of effective innovation policies. Previously, he served for two decades as a National Academies scholar where he founded and directed the National Academy of Sciences Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Program. (...)
Mr Garth Williams works at the National Department of Science and Technology in Pretoria, South Africa as Director: Advanced Manufacturing Technologies where he is responsible for science and technology policy in relation to the manufacturing sector. Before this Mr Williams spent 9 years at Mintek, a public research (...)