Matthew Neegard (Speaker)
Director of Business Development, Industrial Internet of Things
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As the Director of Business Development for Industrial IoT at Banner Engineering Matt Negaard is responsible for leading the strategic direction for the new end-to-end solutions connecting Banner sensors to Banner cloud solutions via Banner gateways in the Industrial market space. He spent 20 years as a sales engineer, in business development, and leading product strategy for sensors and wireless products companies. Matt followed the trend of data flow to the cloud and spent the last four years leading business development for an IoT software company. In that role Matt lead successful deployments for large industrial implementations of connected products. He is able to put his background to use every day in his role at Banner in identifying and creating sensor-to-software solutions for the industrial markets that are ready to engage in the Internet of things today.
Bryan Sapot (Speaker)
Founder and CEO
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A lifelong entrepreneur, Bryan Sapot is a technologist dedicated to solving complex business problems and creating transformational products for manufacturers.
The CEO and founder of SensrTrx, Bryan launched a SaaS solution that addresses one of the most pervasive issues in manufacturing, the lack of visibility into a plant’s operations. SensrTrx, a new breed of manufacturing analytics company is designed to make analytics meaningful, affordable, and accessible to all manufacturers. Prior to 2015, he was CEO of Datix, a successful ERP consultancy he founded in 1997.
John Auld (Speaker)
Account Executive in IoT
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With over 20 years of automotive experience in both the IT and OT worlds John Auld is a natural IoT evangelist. A Detroit local, John has worked in global capacities with some of the world’s largest automotive brands; helping actualize the massive value Digitalization and Industry 4.0 have to offer. He enjoys co-creation and taking a prescriptive approach around the cutting edge technology available today.
Greg Dierickse (Speaker)
Product Marketing Director
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Product Marketing Director at FiiX Software, a leading cloud-based CMMS that aids in the digital transformation of maintenance and asset management.
He’s helping to define, build and bring to market SaaS software that aids in the digital transformation of maintenance and asset management. Customers are poised to dramatically change the way they run their operations, where maintenance and asset management are a critical components.
Brian Gillespie (Moderator)
VP of Sales
As Vice President of Global Sales at Citrine Informatics, Brian is responsible for managing all aspects of adoption of Citrine’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform into the world’s largest materials and chemicals companies. Under his leadership, Citrine has become the recognized leader in the use of a data ecosystem to develop materials and chemicals faster than ever before. Brian has more than 20 years of experience in engineering, and executive management roles, as well as global sales expansion in Europe, APAC and throughout North America.
He has served as a technology leader in many industries including automotive, aerospace, food & beverage, and chemicals just to name a few. Brian is a trusted advisor and board member to both Fortune 1000 and start-up manufacturing and technology companies alike. He is a proud son of the Midwest, with advanced manufacturing in his soul.