2019 ThinkTank Facilitators
Vice President, IBM Supply Chain, IBM
As Vice President of Supply Chain for IBM, Ron Castro is responsible for all strategy, execution and transformation of IBM’s global end to end supply chain, delivering to clients across more than 170 countries. This transformation is inclusive of thought leadership, global talent development and is supported by a culture of engagement, agility and innovation. Ron is leading the digital and cognitive transformation for supply chain leveraging emerging technologies to build transparent, intelligent and predictive supply chains at scale.
Director-Technology, West Monroe
Nathan Appleton is a respected technology leader with an accomplished track record for driving successful projects and achieving results in large-scale enterprises.
Industry Specialization: Industrial MFG (Hi-Tech/Semi-Con/Auto/AED), Med Devices, Consumer Services
Functional Expertise: Industry 4.0 Strategy and Transformation, Next Gen Supply Chain/MFG, Design Thinker
Mr. Bhattacharyya has 18 years of consulting experience in the areas of physical and digital operations strategy, manufacturing, supply chain process improvement and process automation services.
Vice President, Manufacturing, NTT DATA
Bill Frick serves as Vice President of Business Consulting and Strategy for NTT DATA Services Manufacturing Industries group. In this role, Bill is responsible for growing the business consulting practice among the manufacturing industries.
Associate Vice President, Mindtree
ThinkTank Session: Coping with the M4.0 Data Deluge
Venkat Nandikolla is the Global Head of Manufacturing at Mindtree. He has two decades of exceptional leadership and business creation experience for technology companies in multiple geographies.
Vice President, Product Marketing, ServiceMax
Lubor is the head of Product Marketing at ServiceMax, the leader in Field Service Management solutions, leading a team of product and industry marketing experts.
DELMIA Strategic Business Development & Marketing Director, Dassault Systèmes
Member, Manufacturing Leadership Council
Fred Thomas BIO
Fred Thomas is currently the Global Industry Director for DELMIA, part of Dassault Systèmes and focuses on strategies and solutions to support global, complex discrete manufacturers. He spent 12 years with Volkswagen of America as part of the IT leadership team, responsible for manufacturing, distribution, finance and dealership management systems.
Roger is an Industry Principal with SAS Institute’s Energy and Manufacturing business unit. He has spent 20+ years helping manufacturing companies find efficiencies in their supply chains and manufacturing processes.