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The Speaker Roundtable from NAMES24 —A Conversation About Manufacturing Issues and Ideas
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The Speaker Roundtable from NAMES24 —A Conversation About Manufacturing Issues and Ideas

For this special episode of Executive Platforms’ bluEPrint Podcast series we had some of the top speakers from the 2024 edition of the North American Manufacturing Excellence Summit series sit down and speak to the challenges and opportunities submitted by attendees of the event as they filled out their delegate profiles, weighted by popularity.

With topics ranging from workforce development, training, and optimization, through to Operational Excellence and Continuous Improvement, to Digital Transformation, Change Management, automation, AI, controlling costs, and much more, this wide-ranging conversation will see five senior executives speaking to the issues, ideas, innovations, and inspirations that matter to all of them as prompted by their peers. It is a fantastic deep dive into what is most relevant to manufacturing executives today. Give it a listen!

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Toyota’s Virtual Plant Tour & Digital Engineering Tools
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Toyota’s Virtual Plant Tour & Digital Engineering Tools

Trever is an Executive in Toyota’s North America Production Engineering Division responsible for Digital Systems. This includes Engineering Systems supporting Factory Digital Twin, Regional Manufacturing Business Systems Product Owner, Production Engineering Process Kaizen App Development, and Operational Technologies supporting Industry 4.0. During this interactive presentation, audience members can get a behind the scenes look at Toyota’s North American Production Plants. Trever will lead an interactive plant tour via a VR Headset and engaging audience members as they watch the 360-degree process live on screen.

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Panel: Plant/Shopfloor Optimization- Elevating Safety, Automation, Staffing and Process Systems
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Panel: Plant/Shopfloor Optimization- Elevating Safety, Automation, Staffing and Process Systems

At NAMES24 we recorded a panel discussion on plant and shopfloor optimization on elevating safety, automation, staffing, and process systems.

From increasing production, assets capacity and flexibility while minimizing unnecessary costs and maintaining current quality standards, to integrating real time production visibility on the shop floor and balance KPIs, give this one a listen!

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Revolutionizing Production: The Power of Manufacturing Automation
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Revolutionizing Production: The Power of Manufacturing Automation

Kurt Schoenegge is the Senior Director of Assembly and Technology for the Global Manufacturing Engineering Team at Cummins Inc.  Kurt is responsible for Standardizing the Design of the Processes, Equipment,  and Documents to improve safety, increase quality, reduce lead-times and improve profitability.  Kurt’s Team leads the integration of Automation and Digital Analyze Lead Design for the global network.

Kurt has 29 years of experience at Cummins Inc, from Advance Design, Program Leadership and a variety of roles within Supply Chain.  Kurt also has 5 years of experience at Kohler and Franklin Power Products.   Kurt graduated from University of Michigan in 1990 with a BSME.   He also holds a MBA from Ball State University.

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Driving the Future: How Technology is Transforming Automotive Manufacturing
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Driving the Future: How Technology is Transforming Automotive Manufacturing

Over the course of her 34-year career at General Motors, Kelly DiPucchio’s leadership skills and hands-on approach in manufacturing environments differentiated her expertise. In her last role as Vice President, Global Manufacturing Engineering, she led 5000 global team members designing and installing tooling and processes across the global footprint for all new vehicles and propulsion systems including batteries and electric drive units. In addition to executing new product launches, her team implemented automation, device level analytics and AI to improve manufacturing quality, efficiency and cybersecurity. She has extensive background in new product development and global program management and is recognized for cross-functional collaboration and innovation.

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FP&A, EPM, AI, and the Future of Finance Software — A Conversation with Tim Caudill of Jedox
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FP&A, EPM, AI, and the Future of Finance Software — A Conversation with Tim Caudill of Jedox

At the 2024 edition of the North American Finance Executive Summit series we sat down with Tim Caudill, Jedox’s Regional VP Solution & Value Advisory, Americas, to talk about how the next generation of technologies becoming available to senior Finance executives. In many ways the Finance team is ideally suited to take these new capabilities and run with them: They have access to all the relevant data, and they are already comfortable both with automation and analytics. What do senior leaders need to know about these powerful new tools, and what should they be thinking about as they break down silos and connect all facets of the company to these digital communication and collaboration channels? It is an exciting time for Finance, and technology is one of the major drivers of that positive energy. Give this conversation a listen to learn more!

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Fireside Chat: A Look into Amazon’s People Experience and Technology Solutions
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Fireside Chat: A Look into Amazon’s People Experience and Technology Solutions

Joel Martinez spends his time partnering with business leaders and HR colleagues to design and implement innovative and scalable HR solutions across the full people spectrum (talent management, org design, recruiting, compensation, inclusion & diversity and change management) to name a few.  He is a vital partner in ensuring the growth and development of the leaders and employees in these businesses.

In October of 2022 Joel began providing HR support for all of the General and Administrative (G&A) businesses across Amazon which include Security, Legal, Finance, HR, Communications, Public Policy & Corporate/Business Development.

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Improving Efficiency through HR Technology
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Improving Efficiency through HR Technology

Lanell Ohlinger, vice president and HR business partner for the Kroger Family of Companies, leads the strategic HR direction and support for Kroger’s supermarkets, retail operations and corporate teams. With more than 20 years of experience, Lanell is a people champion focused on attracting, developing, rewarding, and retaining talent.

Lanell began her career with Kroger in 2000 as a store co-manager in the company’s Michigan division, going on to hold many leadership roles in the division both in stores and within the HR team. Since 2014, Lanell has been a leader on the corporate HR team, serving as director of Human Resources, vice president of business unit Human Resources and vice president of Talent Development before being promoted to her current role in 2020.

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AI 101: Empowering TA with Automation
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AI 101: Empowering TA with Automation

Kristen has dedicated her life’s work to building TA organizations that drive business success. Prior to joining Paradox, Kristen spent 12 years at Amazon, last serving as Director of Talent Acquisition. Now, she is responsible for building the teams, systems, and strategies that help Paradox scale. And yes, that means thinking about how we use Paradox tech at Paradox!

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How Mission Technologies, an HII Company, has Transformed their Talent Attraction & Retention Strategy with AI
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How Mission Technologies, an HII Company, has Transformed their Talent Attraction & Retention Strategy with AI

Nicole Goldman is Vice President of Talent Acquisition at Mission Technologies, an HII Company. Her 30-year career spans intelligence, defense, aerospace, federal, cyber and wireless industries with experience in progressive HR, Talent Acquisition, Operations, Diversity & Inclusion, and change management. Nicole is also passionate about mentorship and is a certified Gallup StrengthsFinder coach.

Claire joins SeekOut with a wealth of experience in the HR tech space. She was recently the Chief Product Officer for the EmployeeXM product line at Qualtrics where she led the team to grow the revenue more than 6X during her tenure. Throughout her career, Claire has held various product leadership positions in the tech industry, including leading the Business Platform product team at Facebook, building and growing Microsoft’s cloud platform Azure, consulting experience at McKinsey, and overseeing all product development efforts at a drone startup, eHang. In her new role, Claire is responsible for product strategy and leading teams to deliver the full suite of Talent Optimization offerings, including Talent Acquisition and Internal Talent solutions.

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Solving the Volume Recruiting Challenge with AI
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Solving the Volume Recruiting Challenge with AI

With over 15 years in the People space, Hope Weatherford has been captivated by HR tech, from how it can change the way we work to how it can change the lives of others for the better. She has worked at different levels for all types of companies, from Fortune 100 to early-stage startups. She also serves as an advisor to multiple HR tech startups. Today, Hope leads the People Team at Fountain where she and her colleagues pride themselves on changing the world, one job at a time.

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Technology’s Impact on Talent Acquisition — A Conversation with Kristen Bailey of Paradox
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Technology’s Impact on Talent Acquisition — A Conversation with Kristen Bailey of Paradox

At the most recent edition of the North American HR Executive Summit we sat down with Kristen Bailey, Paradox’s VP, Talent Acquisition, to talk about how technology is challenging and changing some of the tried, tested, and true approaches to Talent Acquisition. TA has always been an area of special expertise among HR professionals, and many organizations attribute their success at becoming employers or choice to how they attract and recruit their people in the first place. With that said, traditional methods can be time intensive, repetitive, and vulnerable to conscious and unconscious biases. All of that can be addressed and improved upon using the latest generation of HR tools and technologies. In this discussion we explore what HR leaders need to know about the evolving nature of recruiting. Give it a listen!

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Digitization in the Food Safety Space — A Conversation with Deepa Thakar of Neogen Analytics
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Digitization in the Food Safety Space — A Conversation with Deepa Thakar of Neogen Analytics

At North American Food Safety & Quality 2023 we sat down with Deepa Thakar, a Key Accounts Manager of Neogen Analytics, to talk about what the Digital Revolution is bringing to FSQ professionals, and why it is more important than ever to automate repetitive analog tasks and give Food Safety experts insights in real-time into where best to apply their energies and expertise. Whether we are talking about visibility and transparency and compliance, or doing more and better work in the same amount of time, or achieving more without increasing headcount, digitization is the way forward to improving FSQ performance and also keeping the public safe. Give this one a listen!

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Innovating with Empathy: How People-Centric Automation Will Enhance Retail’s Future
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Innovating with Empathy: How People-Centric Automation Will Enhance Retail’s Future

Prathibha Rajashekhar currently serves as Senior Vice President of Innovation & Automation at Walmart U.S., where she and her team are responsible for transforming the company’s end-to-end supply chain and store operations through the advancement of high-tech capabilities. This includes modernizing the company’s facilities with state-of-the-art automation designed to enhance the work environment for associates. It also includes digitizing the in-store experience with next generation solutions such as touchless checkout, digital shelf labels and more.

Prior to this role, Prathibha served as Senior Vice President, Private Brands and Sourcing at Sam’s Club where she led the development of Member’s Mark products that drove member advocacy and profitable growth for the business. During her time at Sam’s Club, she also served as Vice President/ DMM for Baby, HBA & OTC categories, responsible for identifying great items and bringing them to life at the best value for Sams’ members.

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Eliminating Waste in the Supply Chain, Process Optimization, Automation, and Workforce Issues — A Conversation with Dheeraj Prasad of Zebra Technologies
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Eliminating Waste in the Supply Chain, Process Optimization, Automation, and Workforce Issues — A Conversation with Dheeraj Prasad of Zebra Technologies

At the 2023 edition of the North American Supply Chain Executive Summit series we sat down with Dheeraj Prasad to talk about how AI is helping supply chain organizations reduce waste, improve processes, enhance sustainability, and empower workers. From end to end of the value chain, AI-enabled automation is transforming how companies use data and allow their teams to be more productive without increasing headcount by using the right data to create an accurate demand forecast, which improves S&OP, and inventory management, and on and on step-by-step. Throughout the organization, people are freed from mundane repetitive tasks and data analysis to focus on the issues that matter most, which both boosts productivity and job satisfaction. What does training and coaching a workforce to engage with these tools effectively look like? How should supply chain organizations build trust for AI systems that are directing and prioritizing work? Listen to this episode for more!

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The Future of Decisions. Now.
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The Future of Decisions. Now.

As Head of Customer Operations at Unilever, Juan Carlos Parada is leading an innovative, customer-centric agenda designed to digitise and optimise the company’s complete end-to end value chain. Through their technology first approach, Customer Operations is driving transformation across the business; powering Unilever’s future-fit operations, creating full operational integration with customers as One Supply Chain, and delivering on their vision to become the FMCG industry first E2E value network operation that drives superior customer experiences to enable growth.

Fred Laluyaux is the CEO of Aera Technology, a company transforming the future of work through Decision Intelligence — the digitization, augmentation, and automation of decision making. An entrepreneur at heart and Silicon Valley veteran, Fred brings an impressive track record building successful startups and driving technology innovation. Prior to launching Aera, Fred was the CEO of Anaplan, which he grew from 20 to 650 employees, and a $1B+ valuation. He also held several executive positions at SAP, Business Objects, and ALG Software.

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