Matthew Jennings is the Managing Director for Bosch Software Innovations in the Americas. Jennings supports existing customers and guides the company's strategy as its software suite expands into the rapidly growing IoT market. Matthew was previously the founder and president of Utiligent, Inc., focused on combining equipment operating data with other disparate enterprise data for deep analytical insight and developing end-toend customer professional solution services for the creation of long term recurring revenue customers. Prior to that, Matthew founded Global Tier to work with organizations that own critical or revenue generating assets where uptime, maintenance, and efficient operation is vital to the enterprise. He focused on retrieving data from varying types of physical assets for the purpose of enhanced visibility, revenue management, service delivery, control, and analytical purposes. Matthew also had an extensive career with Accenture, where he developed strategic business plans and created infrastructures for wholly owned subsidiaries. He earned his Bachelor of Science from Valparaiso University and MBA from the University of St. Thomas.
Troy Foster is the CTO of Bosch Software Innovations for the Americas. He holds ultimate responsibility for all technical activities encompassing product evangelism, professional services, technical pre-sales and customer support, among others. He has led global initiatives for the Bosch Internet of Things strategy, cloud computing, business rules management and business process management. Prior to joining Bosch, Troy held product management and technology roles at IBM, VMware (EMC), BroadVision, Sun Microsystems, and Raytheon. He has over 20 years of experience in enterprise software, where his focus has been on e-commerce, business process management, business rules management, enterprise content management, Internet and mobile technologies and cloud computing. Troy has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, a MS in Computer Science from DePaul University and a BA in Accounting and Spanish from North Central College.
"In the industry of the future, software-based system and service platforms – such as the one supplied by Bosch Software Innovations – will play a large role. They will enable the real and virtual worlds to be connected and therefore enable ...
Chris is currently working as HP Enterprise Services' global CTO for Enterprise Applications. He is working on HP’s HANA as a Servce Cloud architecture, Business Outcomes Service Mgmt, Industrial Delivery System for service- & delivery innovation. He’s involved in major transformation programs for customers, and he also participates in various company and industry architecture boards. Currently supporting some HP’s global accounts like P&G, Mondel?z, MCBC, EADS and BP on Business Outcomes Delivery, Hybrid Cloud for EAS, Industry Analytics, SAP PaaS, RDS, and BS on HANA. Co-innovation in delivery transformation led to SAP’s Pinnacle Award for Run SAP Operations in 2012, Technology Partner in 2013, and the RDS one in 2014.
In 2009-11 worked as Director at HP ES’ EMEA Strategic Sales Centre (SSC) on BD, pursuits & transformation activities with clients at ING Bank, ALU, BP, E.ON, Henkel, APMM, Nokia, Nestle, RMG & SKF. Contributed to HP’s TIBCO COE for the Financial & Telecom industries.
Before HP, he was an SAP Delivery Partner at IBM's GBS, where he led SAP Solutioning at Arla Foods and Ericsson. Worked on Upgrades, SCM and EA programs. Led similar engagements with SCM, CRM TPM at Nestle and SAP SOA transformation at Kraft. Led IBM’s SAP Value Stream transformation project and contributed to Open Group’s OSIMM, TRF and TOGAF 9.x.
From 2002-06, as an Associate Partner he led IBM' SAP Centre of Expertise (COE), responsible for Industry solutions. Established IBM’s eSOA practice and CoE, worked on xApps for LIMS & Trade Funds. In 2007, SAP awarded his team the eSOA Pinnacle Award.
Chris led assignments on IT Strategy, BPM optimization, ITIL-driven ALM, Industry-specific IT Cost Optimization, Outcome-based Change Management and BSLA frameworks. From 2002-4 he was also IBM GBS’ SAP Alliance Lead. From 1997-2002 at PW/PwC, led SCM & SRM practices, gained delivery experience in ERP, SCM, SRM within Nestle, Gillette, Carlsberg, Skanska, Hochtief, Intel, Telefonica, Cisco & Ericsson.
Chris has a M.Sc. in Business Administration & Computer Science from Copenhagen Business School (CBS), and an MBA from University of Texas Austin (UTA). He was awarded an EU-funded Industrial Doctorate on “Collaborative Information Architectures for Supply Networks” with mentors from CBS & MIT in 2009. A father of two boys – he reads, windsurfs, surfs, scuba-dives, snowboards and treks on his spare time.
VP of Product Strategy for Databases and Technology, SAP
Jeffrey Word, Ph.D. is Vice President of Product Strategy for Databases & Technology at SAP. His newest book, Business Process Integration with SAP ERP, was released in 2013. He is also the author of the bestselling books, SAP HANA Essentials, Integrated Business Processes with ERP, Essentials of Business Processes and Information Systems, Business Network Transformation and SAP NetWeaver for Dummies. He has more than 19 years experience in business and IT strategy working for Fortune 1000 companies. Over the last 15 years at SAP, he has worked on technology strategy with focus on corporate process improvement initiatives and enterprise architecture design. He is a frequent speaker at industry events around the world and was a Visiting Professor at the Instituto de Empresa Business School in Madrid where he taught MBA courses in Supply Chain Innovation.
Dr. Word earned his PhD in Information Systems at Manchester Business School. His research focus was on event-driven process design and next-generation enterprise architecture. He earned an MBA in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a BA in European Studies/Spanish.
“SAP HANA can help you dramatically accelerate analytics, business processes, predictive analysis, and sentiment data processing – all on a single in-memory computing platform.” In-memory computing is attaining a lot of hype as a new ...
Director of Strategic Research in the Office of the CTO, Autodesk
Gonzalo Martinez is the Director of Strategic Research for the office of the Chief Technology Officer at Autodesk, Inc. In his role, Gonzalo is responsible for technology strategies and market research and plays a major role in influencing the direction of Autodesk, Inc. Gonzalo oversees the execution of tactical plans to achieve the goals and objectives for the company. In his capacity Gonzalo provides guidance to senior management and executives on advanced product development.
Gonzalo started with Autodesk in 1991 and had hold key positions for Autodesk, Inc in the areas of software development, executive sales and worldwide marketing. Gonzalo is based at Autodesk, Inc. headquarters in Northern California.
Gonzalo holds a Manufacturing Engineering degree from Boston University with a specialization in CAD/CAM/CAE.
Strategy and Business Development Lead for Additive Technologies, GE Aviation, Former CEO Morris Technologies
Greg Morris was one of three Principals and CEO of Morris Technologies, Inc., a Cincinnati based rapid prototyping, product development and engineering firm as well as a Principal of Rapid Quality Manufacturing, an additive manufacturing production-oriented company, up until both were acquired by GE Aviation in late 2012. In Greg’s new role, he serves as Strategy and Business Development lead for Additive Technologies within GE Aviation, as well as working closely with all of GE’s businesses to promote and integrate additive manufacturing into a broad array of products and processes. Greg has been involved in the Additive Manufacturing industry since 1994 and has written numerous related articles and presented at various trade shows, including SME’s RAPID Show, Aerospace Design Expo, EuroMold, AeroTech, MoldMaking Expo, IMTS, PDx/Amerimold and AIRTEC. Greg is a member of SME’s RTAM Steering Committee and Event Advisors board and is immediate past-Chair of these groups. Greg is a current member of both the DaytonDefense board and Boston University’s Industrial Advisory Board, serving as GE Aviation’s representative. Greg, his wife and two daughters reside in Cincinnati, OH.
Back in 1999, Napster put the music industry into the Wild West. With absolutely no regard or rules for intellectual property, music companies have had to find a way over the last decade to deal with the new technology possibilities. Today, 3-D ...
As Autodesk's Chief Information Officer, Jeff leads our Enterprise Information Services (EIS) team and works with senior management and parts of our business to establish the priorities and direction for our future information technology investments.
Jeff joined Autodesk in July 2009 from VeriSign where he served as CIO and led a large global IT organization. During his 25+ years in the IT industry, he has held leadership positions at several high-profile Silicon Valley companies including Symantec, VERITAS, Silicon Graphics, and Hewlett-Packard. He spent three years overseas on an international assignment – based in Neuchâtel – and he actively tries to apply a global perspective to managing the IT function.
He began his professional life as a Software Development Engineer at HP and has progressed through many roles in project management, people management and organizational leadership during his career. His background includes in-depth, hands-on management of enterprise applications, IT support functions, SaaS solution deployment and corporate compliance programs.
Former CEO, HCL Technologies, Author, and Founder of the Sampark Foundation
Vineet Nayar is former CEO of HCL Technologies and Founder of Sampark Foundation. He is also author of the highly acclaimed management book “Employees First, Customers Second: Turning Conventional Management Upside Down” (Harvard Business Press, June 2010).
Vineet is an acknowledged management visionary and a radical thinker who architected HCLT’s transformation from $0.7 billion in 2005 to a $4.7 billion Global Technology Services Company with over 85,000 employees spread across 32 countries in 2013. This radical transformation led Fortune to recognize HCL as “the world’s most modern management” while BusinessWeek named HCLT as “one of the world’s most influential companies”; praise that has led HCL’s innovative management practices to be taught as a case study at both the Harvard Business School and London Business School.
Vineet currently serves as a Senior Advisor to the HCL Corporation. He joined HCL in 1985 after earning his MBA from XLRI. In 1993, he founded Comnet and helped it grow into a $1.4 billion dominant leader in Technology Management Services. In 2005, Vineet became President of HCL Technologies and served as the company’s CEO from 2007 till January 2013. During these years he led a remarkable turnaround of the company which saw it revenues and market cap grow by six times.
Vineet was also recently chosen by Fortune Magazine for its first ever, global “Executive Dream Team” 2012 which has been described as an “all-star leadership” that “could coalesce and dominate in any industry”. This is in addition to his inclusion in the elite “Thinkers 50 List” in 2011-12 which is a definitive listing of the world’s top 50 business thinkers. His ideas of organization transformation in form of his book “Employees First, Customers Second” has received rich praise from influencers like the late C.K. Prahalad, Tom Peters, Gary Hamel and Ram Charan and has sold over 100,000 copies worldwide. Vineet currently serves as a Senior Advisor to the McKinsey Leadership Institute and is on the Advisory Panel of the Global Talent Competitiveness Index established by INSEAD and Human Capital Institute and the Millions Learning Project led by the ex-Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard. He is also the Founding member of Brookings India and has been a Juror of Harvard Business Review’s prestigious McKinsey Prize, two years in a row. Previously Vineet has served as Governor of ICT, member of the Global Advisory Board of Women Leader's and Gender Parity Program as well as a Community Partner of the Forum of Young Global Leaders at the World Economic Forum.
In 2004, he established Sampark Foundation (www.samparkfoundation.org), which aims to transform the lives of children, youth, and adults through large scale programs in education, social entrepreneurship, livelihoods, and climate. His work in this area over the last decade has seen Vineet being cited in Forbes magazine's prestigious '48 Heroes of philanthropy List 2013'.
Vineet spends his spare time reading and writing on management strategy. He hosts two blogs, a personal one at www.vineetnayar.com and another for the Harvard Business Review, which can be found here.
Employees should have the courage and the privilege to live and work not in the way others expect of them but in a way that's true to themselves. This is an idealistic vision across most organizations, but it's not out of the question. Everyone should be ...
Simon Jacobson is a Vice President in Gartner's Supply Chain research organization. He is responsible for Gartner's manufacturing strategy and systems research. He works with Vice Presidents and Directors of Manufacturing, business process experts and leaders of Operations Excellence and Continuous Improvement, and enterprise architecture and IT roles supporting manufacturing operations. He also works with providers of technologies and services for manufacturing operations. Mr. Jacobson's research agenda and client work span multiple manufacturing industries and production styles and focus on: * Current and future role of manufacturing as part of end-to-end supply chain strategy * How to approach production systems, metrics and continuous improvement as part of manufacturing strategy * Factory of the future and manufacturing network design * Manufacturing execution systems (MES) and other functional applications * The impacts of breakthrough technologies on IT architecture for manufacturing operations Prior to joining Gartner in late 2009, Mr. Jacobson led AMR Research's manufacturing operations research. He is frequently quoted in the press and presents frequently at industry events worldwide. Mr. Jacobson held several positions within the manufacturing team at AMR Research, including: * Led coverage of strategic technologies, including MES, quality management systems and enterprise manufacturing intelligence (EMI) * Introduced the firm's coverage of EH&S * Part of the research team that conceptualized and introduced Manufacturing 2.0, a framework for next-generation manufacturing.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is gaining plenty of hype as a game-changing way of thinking for every industry. Those in the manufacturing space view it as a revolution, offering significant improvements to manufacturing processes as a way of making ...