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Panelists

Dan Isaacs | CTO | Digital Twin Consortium

Dan Isaacs is Chief Technology Officer of Digital Twin Consortium, where he is responsible for setting the technical direction for the Member Consortium, liaison partnerships and business development support for new memberships.

 

Previously, Dan was Director of Strategic Marketing and Business Development at Xilinx where he was responsible for emerging technologies including AI/Machine Learning, including defining and executing the ecosystem strategy for the Industrial IoT.  Prior to joining the Digital Twin Consortium, Dan was responsible for Automotive Business Development focused on Automated Driving and ADAS systems. 

StephenMellor | CTO | Industry IoT Consortium

Stephen Mellor is the Chief Technical Officer for the Industry IoT Consortium, where he aligns groups for business, technology, trustworthiness and industry for the Industrial Internet. 

He is a well-known technology consultant on methods for the construction of real-time and embedded systems, a signatory to the Agile Manifesto, and one-time adjunct professor at the Australian National University in Canberra, ACT, Australia. Stephen is the author of Structured Development for Real-Time Systems, Object Lifecycles, Executable UML, MDA Distilled and Models to Code.

 

Stephen was Chief Scientist of the Embedded Software Division at Mentor Graphics, and founder and past president of Project Technology, Inc., before its acquisition. He participated in multiple UML and modeling-related activities at the Object Management Group (OMG), and was a member of the OMG Architecture Board, which is the final technical gateway for all OMG standards. Stephen was the Chairman of the Advisory Board to IEEE Software for ten years and a two-time Guest Editor of the magazine.

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Mitch Tseng | Co-Chair | Industry IoT Consortium

Dr. Mitch Tseng is a well-known veteran in the international standards community for communications. He had been leading the development of various telecommunication standards in TIA, 3GPP2, 3GPP, and helped established oneM2M prior to joining the Industry IoT Consortium (IIC).  His latest passion is to promote technologies such as Edge Computing, Digital Twin, AR/XR, Li-Fi and AI for Industrial IoT (IIoT) Services.  

 

He is Co-Chairing the Marketing and Innovation Working Group, the Edge Computing Task Group and the Testbed Council in IIC. In addition to the IIC work, Mitch is the Rapporteur of ISO TC204 WG16 (Communication Aspects) and a Vice-Chair of the Applications WG of the Next G Alliance, focusing on enhancing the “Digital World Experience” through Applications for 6G and beyond. 

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Jim Novack | CEO | DYNATEC

Jim Novack is CEO of DYNATEC an engineering services company based in Madrid, Spain that provides highly qualified technical personnel to engineering companies worldwide.  It now has over 200 employees currently assigned to projects in the petrochemical, industrial and energy sectors, both conventional and nuclear.

 

His current passion as its founder is Talent Swarm, an immersive videogame-like collaborative environment that allows professionals from around the globe to work together to design, build, operate and maintain complex industrial plants.  He believes that people working together not only solves technical issues, it also creates a collective intelligence and promotes global tolerance and understanding.

Abstract

AI & Manufacturing: A Broader Perspective

AI is in use in manufacturing in multiple ways, but it can be challenging to get started and to see the bigger picture. This panel brings together experts from several industry groups in IoT, digital twin and augmented reality. It will explore some innovative work and discuss the challenges a neophyte organization faces when attempting to apply these technologies.