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Achieving a Dominant Cybersecurity Posture in the Digital Economy
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Achieving a Dominant Cybersecurity Posture in the Digital Economy

Mr. Gurpreet Bhatia serves as the Department of Defense (DoD) Principal Director for Cybersecurity / Deputy Chief Infortion Security Officer (CISO). In this position, he is responsible for the definition and execution of the Department’s cybersecurity program, and oversees the coordination of cybersecurity standards, policies and procedures key stakeholders. Prior to assuming this position, Mr. Bhatia served as the Chief of Partner Engagements in Foreign Engagements at the National Security Agency (NSA), where he was responsible for the day-to-day management of NSA’s foreign cryptologic partnerships including technical guidance, management and implementation of cryptologic foreign partner strategies, and representing NSA positions to foreign partners.

Mr. Bhatia’s 28 years of experience spans the DoD and private industry, including three years at the Navy Public Works Center in Washington and three years in the private sector. Over his 22 years with NSA, he led the incubation of joint secure chip technology with private industry focusing on fostering U.S. manufacturing, built foundational GIG authentication and policy reference architecture, and overseeing development of authentication technologies for DoD key management infrastructure. While detailed to the Pentagon, Mr. Bhatia served as a Senior Information Assurance (IA) Representative to the Joint Staff, J6, and to the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Cyber Policy. In this role, he supported requirements and delivery of warfighter IA capability, was an integral part of the United States Cyber Command standup team, and a co-author of the 2011 DoD Strategy for Operations in Cyberspace. Upon returning, he led the organization responsible for development and delivery of the initial NSA cloud platform, analytics, and data stores.

After returning from an overseas assignment, Mr. Bhatia was selected to be a 2016 Brooking LEGIS Congressional Fellow. He served in a member office in the U.S. Senate, where he raised cybersecurity awareness writ large, advised on cybersecurity and privacy legislation across healthcare, Internet of Things and business IP theft, and supported legislative efforts to update the right of individuals to serve in the U.S. Armed forces, while retaining their articles of faith. He was then detailed as the Deputy Director, Legislative Liaison and principal advisor at United States Cyber Command, where he advised on all legislative matters and secured crucial legislative wins. In 2019, Mr. Bhatia served as a
member of the NSA cybersecurity strategy team, which recommended the standup of the Cybersecurity Directorate (CSD) and then led the CSD implementation team.

Mr. Bhatia is a Certified Information Security Systems Engineer, a two-time recipient of the Joint Meritorious Civilian Service Award, and a recipient of the National Partnership for Reinventing Government, Vice President Gore’s Hammer Award. Mr. Bhatia holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alabama at Huntsville, a Master’s in Science in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, and a Master’s in Business Administration from Georgetown University.

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Sanofi Manufacturing Transformation: Turning Science into Reality for Patients
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Sanofi Manufacturing Transformation: Turning Science into Reality for Patients

As the Senior Vice President for Specialty Care Manufacturing & Supply at Sanofi in Paris, Daniela Ottini oversees the global Manufacturing Network for Specialty Care products. With extensive experience spanning over a decade at AbbVie, she has held leadership positions such as Vice President of External and Contract Manufacturing in Rome, Italy, and Vice President of Biologics Manufacturing in Dublin, Ireland. Her career highlights include managing diverse portfolios and leading strategic initiatives like the integration of AbbVie-Allergan for Operations. Previously, at Abbott, Daniela held various roles over 16 years, including Manufacturing Director in Italy and Regional Purchasing Manager in the UK. She holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from Sapienza Università di Roma and a Master’s in Business Engineering from the University of Rome Tor Vergata.

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Daniela Ottini of Sanofi — How AI is Helping the Pharmaceutical Industry Reinvent Itself and Build Smart Factories
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Daniela Ottini of Sanofi — How AI is Helping the Pharmaceutical Industry Reinvent Itself and Build Smart Factories

At the 2024 edition of the Pharma Manufacturing World Summit we spoke with Daniela Ottini, Sanofi’s SVP, Manufacturing and Supply Head of Specialty Care, as a follow-up to a keynote presentation she gave the day before showcasing Sanofi’s ongoing transformation that is turning science into reality for patients. We explore how one of the giants of pharmaceutical manufacturing is embracing Artificial Intelligence with real-world examples, what kind of mindset is required from senior leadership to guide an organization through such a transformation, and what the new general of smart factories coming online promise for patients and the future of medicine. It is an exciting and inspiring conversation about the aspirational becoming reality. Give it a listen!

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The Speaker Roundtable from NAMES24 —A Conversation About Manufacturing Issues and Ideas
MANUFACTURING, MANUFACTURING, VIDEO, PODCAST

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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Overcome Uncertain Times: Digitally Enabled Transformation to Drive Business and Workforce Success
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Overcome Uncertain Times: Digitally Enabled Transformation to Drive Business and Workforce Success

James Newman is the Head of Product and Portfolio Marketing at Augury. He has 20+ years of experience across engineering, manufacturing, and technology adoption, James brings a customer-focused outlook to understanding how technology impacts organizational outcomes.

Srinivasan Prabhushankar also known as Shankar is the CTO of Mechanical Recycling of PET for Indorama Ventures, a Thailand based Global Chemical Company. Shankar has 40 years of industry experience which includes various functional areas viz. Manufacturing, R&D, Technical Services, Project Management etc.

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Enabling Smart Operations for Manufacturing
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Enabling Smart Operations for Manufacturing

Mr. Creel is a leader within the Accenture Oracle Supply Chain Practice. He is a recognized subject matter expert for supply chain management business process and system design and frequently presents at industry and analyst events on subjects such as cloud supply chain systems. Mr.Creel was a co-founder and President of Inspirage, a leading supply chain consultancy that was acquired by Accenture. Prior to founding Inspirage, Kevin previously worked in supply chain product design for Oracle and has 20 years of manufacturing systems experience in high tech and semiconductor industries.

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Digitization Today — A Conversation with Jon Sobel of Sight Machine
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Digitization Today — A Conversation with Jon Sobel of Sight Machine

At the 2024 edition of the North American Manufacturing Excellence Summit series we sat down with Jon Sobel, the CEO and cofounder of Sight Machine, to talk what digital transformation really means to manufacturers today. For years we have been having conversations about the power of data, what it can mean to get it from the plant floor in real time, how to analyze and understand it, and the impact those insights can have throughout a manufacturing organization. Very little of this is a new idea anymore, but so much work still needs to be done to realize the full potential of Industry 4.0. Where are we today? What are we good at, and what are we still struggling to accomplish? What comes next, and what are we doing to actually get there? In this conversation we talk about Digitization in the here and now with real insights into what manufacturers are doing, what they are trying, the questions they should be asking, and the things they are learning about to move their projects and their companies forward. Give it a listen!

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What’s New in Workforce Development and Training for Manufacturers — A Conversation with Andrew Knez of Covalent Networks
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What’s New in Workforce Development and Training for Manufacturers — A Conversation with Andrew Knez of Covalent Networks

Andrew Knez has several years of work experience in various roles and industries. Andrew is currently the CEO and Co-Founder of Covalent Networks, a company that specializes in workforce operations in complex manufacturing environments. Prior to this, Andrew worked as the Chief of Staff at NatureBox from 2013 to 2016. Andrew also served as an Associate at General Catalyst Partners from 2011 to 2013. Additionally, they worked in marketing at FanSnap for a brief period in 2010 and interned at the Boston Scholar Athlete Program in the same year. Andrew began their career as an Analyst at KAYAK in 2009.

Andrew Knez attended Williams College from 2007 to 2011, where they earned a Bachelor of Arts (B.A) degree in History. Andrew then pursued further education at Harvard Business School from 2016 to 2018, obtaining a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree.

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Bart Talloen — An Exciting New Chapter with World Economic Forum
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Bart Talloen — An Exciting New Chapter with World Economic Forum

Bart Talloen is a senior executive supply chain leader with thirty five years of global experience in Asia, Europe, and North America. His expertise and achievements in supply chain strategy and leadership, continuous improvement, and technology innovation are broadly recognized. He is the recipient of multiple awards, including most recently the “2023 Manufacturing Leader of the Year Award” from the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) & Manufacturing Leadership Council (MLC) for his transformational leadership throughout his career.

During his career in pharmaceuticals Rx, OTC, consumer goods, and medical devices, Bart managed large E2E manufacturing and supply chain networks (including procurement, planning, manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution); acquired and divested businesses and manufacturing operations; lead strategy and technology innovation teams; and oversaw large scale business transformation programs. He also successfully executed an FDA Consent Decree and re-certified multiple sites.

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Strengthening our Industry: Intersection of Innovation, Customer Experience, and Proactive Resilience
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Strengthening our Industry: Intersection of Innovation, Customer Experience, and Proactive Resilience

Federico Feldstein is Vice President, Head of Janssen Supply Chain Quality at Johnson & Johnson. In this capacity, Federico is responsible for providing strategic direction and oversight for all areas of Quality for both Large and Small Molecule products as well as Advanced Therapies, such as CAR-T. In his role, Federico is focused on product launches and reliability and the overall compliance profile of our internal manufacturing sites, as well as our external partners.

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Reshaping the Process: How to Enhance Food Safety & Quality through Performance Metrics and Digital Transformations
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Reshaping the Process: How to Enhance Food Safety & Quality through Performance Metrics and Digital Transformations

Spir is currently serving as Vice President, Food Safety, Quality and Technical Services for processed meats, further processed poultry, fresh poultry, fresh pork at Maple Leaf Foods (MLF).  As overall leader of this function Spir is accountable for the strategic direction to deliver on MLF’s Food Safety & Quality (FS&Q) strategy, Food Safety Promise, Quality Vision, day-to-day operations of the FS&Q Management Systems and Microbiology and Chemistry labs that service all MLF’s plants.

Spir began her professional career at Unilever Canada, one of the world’s largest CPG company. She progressed through various roles that included food scientist, sales representative, brand manager, innovation manager, R&D/QA manager, Canada and customer activation manager, North America. During this time, Spir achieved two prestigious Global Innovation Awards for innovative concepts and successful execution. Throughout this time her efforts on the commercial side of the business enhanced her appreciation of the importance of innovation, and customer-centric focus.

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Digital Transformation of HACCP: Same Principles, Better Outcomes
FOOD SAFETY & QUALITY, FOOD SAFETY & QUALITY, VIDEO

Digital Transformation of HACCP: Same Principles, Better Outcomes

After receiving his PhD in Applied Physics from Delft University of Technology, joined Unilever R&D in 1998. He has 20+ years of experience in Foods, R&D, innovation, Quality and Quality systems. Geert has spent most of his R&D career working for Unilever’s Spreads Division, developing expertise in oils & fats, and product & processing development. As a member of Unilever’s global Quality group, initially responsible for Spreads & Dressings, including the development of several Foods GMPs, and later responsible for Unilever’s supplier & manufacturing Quality systems, and led Unilever’s global digital Quality transformation project.

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Digital Transformation With Cloud-Based Software Solutions Ensures FSMA Compliance – It All Starts With Data
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Digital Transformation With Cloud-Based Software Solutions Ensures FSMA Compliance – It All Starts With Data

Vikram is the Principal Product Manager for GE Digital with a focus on Process/CPG/F&B industries. Vikram brings 19 years of experience in product management, delivery and sales of manufacturing software systems. He started his career with EDS at GM’s Linden Truck plant. In 2006 he joined GE and has spent the last 17 years in different roles focused on Manufacturing Operations Management across multiple industries.

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