speakers

HEAR FROM TOP TECHNOLOGY LEADERS

At Transform 360 you will learn from key thought leaders in the industry. Our General Sessions will include a number of influential keynote speakers, including the ones listed below. Be sure to check this page regularly as we will be continuing to add new speakers.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Russ Agrusa

Chief Executive Officer,

ICONICS

Alan Beaulieu

President & Principal,

ITR Economics

John Carrier

Senior Lecturer,

MIT Sloan School of Management

Sam George

Corporate Vice President of Azure IoT,

Microsoft Corporation

Sanjay Jhawar

President & Chief Strategy Officer,

RealWear

Hajime Sugiyama

Industrial IoT Evangelist,

Factory Automation Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

Russ Agrusa

Chief Executive Officer

ICONICS

Russ started ICONICS in 1986 to create off-the-shelf HMI and SCADA and Visualization software for factory automation. He has over 30 years of experience in the development and management of HMI/SCADA and process control software for a wide variety of industries. Russ started his career at Westinghouse Electric Corporation designing software systems for Fossil and Nuclear Power Plant turbine control systems. He then worked at Foxboro Company leading the HMI development of the "IA" Distributed Control System. After Foxboro, Russ then worked at Analog devices to work on control software for real-time PC based applications. Russ holds several patents and has been awarded the Clifford Furnas award for engineering innovation. Russ has a BS in Electrical Engineering from University of Buffalo and has taken graduate classes in Computer Science from Boston University. He is a member of the OPC Foundation Board of Directors since 2003 and is a member of the University of Buffalo Engineering Dean's Council.

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Sam George

Corporate Vice President of Azure IoT

Microsoft Corporation

Sam George is the Corporate Vice President of Azure IoT, delivering a broad portfolio of services and capabilities that help our customers and partners realize the full potential of the Internet of Things. He is responsible for Azure IoT Central, Azure IoT Solution Accelerators, Azure IoT Hub, Azure IoT Edge, Azure Digital Twins, Azure Time Series Insights, Azure Maps, Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform and Azure Industrial IoT / Open Manufacturing Platform. Sam started his career in Microsoft as a software developer and is an avid technology enthusiast who still writes code in his spare time. Sam’s contributions during his 20-year tenure at Microsoft include a broad set of cloud and client technologies.

You can follow Sam online on his IoT Blog aka.ms/SamGeorge or on Twitter at @samjgeorge.

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Sanjay Jhawar

President & Chief Strategy Officer

RealWear

Sanjay Jhawar is Co-founder, President and Chief Product Officer at RealWear – a Silicon Valley company building the world’s first head mounted tablet – a wearable that completely frees the hands of industrial workers.

Prior to RealWear Sanjay served on the senior executive teams at three technology startups:
• Sonim Technologies where he was VP/GM of Solutions and Marketing. Sonim makes the world’s toughest smartphones for industrial and public safety users, offered by carriers like AT&T, Verizon and Vodafone.
• BridgePort Networks where he was SVP Marketing, Product and Business Development. BridgePort invented the technology that lets you use voice and messages on your phone seamlessly between Wi-Fi and cellular networks, and is now part of CounterPath, a NASDAQ company.
• Sendit AB in Sweden where he was VP Marketing, Product and Business Development. Sendit was a mobile email pioneer that sold server platforms to mobile operators and was acquired by Microsoft in 1999. Sanjay then served as Director of Program Management in Microsoft’s Mobile Internet unit.

Sanjay has also spent time in venture capital and consulting and advises other startups. He holds a Masters with honors in Electronic Engineering from Cambridge University in the UK.

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Alan Beaulieu

President & Principal

ITR Economics

One of the country’s most informed economists, Dr. Alan Beaulieu is President and a principal of ITR Economics. Since 1990, he has consulted across North America, Europe, and Asia, applying his mastery of business cycle trend analysis to help companies improve their forecasting and planning to increase profits. Alan also serves as Senior Economic Advisor to numerous US and international trade associations.

Alan has coauthored, with Brian Beaulieu, the books “Make Your Move,” “Prosperity in the Age of Decline,” and “But I Want It!” He has also penned numerous articles and makes up to 90 appearances a year. Alan’s keynotes and seminars have helped thousands of business owners and executives capitalize on emerging trends.

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Thom Singer

Professional Speaker

After a successful career in sales and marketing, Thom Singer became a growth leadership speaker and master of ceremonies in 2009. A decade later he has brought his high energy presentations and action-oriented content to over 900 audiences. Thom knows that as the speaker or EmCee he has a responsibility to set the tone for a strong conference attendee experience. Known as "The Conference Catalyst" he creates an atmosphere of fun and interaction that lasts beyond his presentation.

Thom earned his Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) in 2014 and is committed to the business of meetings. He is the author of 12 books and is the host of the popular "Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do" podcast. On his show he has interviewed over 400 entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, business leaders and others with a focus on discovering how the most successful people get farther across the gap between potential and results.

At 50 years old Thom decided to reinvent his life and make age 50 to 75 the best years of his life. This meant saying yes to things that scared him, and trying new things. Since that time Thom has jumped off buildings, taken up running (and lost 30 lbs) and began performing stand up comedy.

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John Carrier

Senior Lecturer

MIT Sloan School of Management

Dr. John F. Carrier is a Senior Lecturer in the System Dynamics Group at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He has spent over 25 years diagnosing and eliminating hidden factories in the oil & gas, petrochemical, discrete manufacturing, and research laboratory facilities, saving these organizations hundreds of millions of dollars while reducing operating risk. He also works with companies to successfully integrate the technology of the Industrial Internet of Things into their existing organization, with a distinct focus on developing front line leaders in the culture of improvement.
 
He currently runs a popular MIT Executive Education course on Implementing IIoT through Continuous Improvement Leadership (https://tinyurl.com/yafmbdqe). He also co-teaches an MBA course with Professor John DC Little (Little’s Law).  He is also developing a 52 week hybrid/online course for first year front-line leaders.
 
Dr. Carrier holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan, an ScD in Control Systems from MIT, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
He lives in Arlington, MA with his wife and two children.
 

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Hajime Sugiyama

Industrial IoT Evangelist

Factory Automation Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

Hajime started his career in the factory for PLC components production planning, and was a project manager for a greenfield Big3 Powertrain plant in USA. With 6+ years in Europe, 20+ years in Automation, he has been helping global customers with IIoT installations, and finished his European experience as Executive Vice President for the EMEA Factory Automation business unit.
 
Currently responsible for the global expansion of e-F@ctory, Mitsubishi Electric's Industrial IoT initiative for manufacturing, as well as leading the eco-systems around.
 
Hajime is one of Mitsubishi Electric's global speakers, regularly speaking in IoT forums around the world. He covers IoT, AI, Robotics, 5G, Data Analytics implementation in Manufacturing, sharing his past and on-going experiences on various global sites, blending in his Japanese manufacturing culture background.

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MASTER OF CEREMONIES

Thom Singer

Professional Speaker

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