Open Development

Executive Series


Manufacturing 4.0 Panel

in collaboration with AITP Chicago
and IBM Center for Advanced Studies

Topic:  What you always wanted to know about how the Internet of Things can mess with your IT Strategy

Come meet our distinguished panel to learn how OT, IT and IoIT in manufacturing is changing the way you will manage your IT operations relating to digital transformation, its impact on your critical data, security planning, and to driving new business opportunities as we highlight the lighthouse use cases, and how they are getting bottom line results from the leading companies in that space, IBM, Siemens and Enlyt.


Federico Sciammarella, CTO at MxD


Arunava (Ron) Majumdar, Watson and Cloud Architect at IBM
Davide Picciotta, Digital Enterprise Industry Director at Siemens
Mike Radel, Founder and CEO at Enlyt.Io


Federico Sciammarella is the CTO for MxD.  In this role he is responsible for developing the technology roadmaps of the institute and its ecosystem in digital and cyber for manufacturing.  In 2020 he initiated a program targeted for emerging technologies that connects academics to industry with the goal of bringing up early-stage technology through to later stages of technology readiness.  He also supports MxD Cyber as the national center for cybersecurity in manufacturing to ensure its continued growth and impact within the American supply chain.  Prior to joining the institute, he served as the interim Chair for the Mechanical Engineering Department at Northern Illinois University’s College of Engineering & Engineering Technology for two years.  He was also the Director of the Advanced Research of Materials and Manufacturing (ARMM) Laboratory, with a focus on Additive Manufacturing.  Dr. Sciammarella earned his PhD in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Architect, Cloud and Cognitive
Lead, Center for Advanced Studies (Chicago, MW, India)
Founder, IBM Services Asset
Founder, Open Development

Arunava (Ron) Majumdar is a Watson and Cloud architect with over 20 years of experience in Software design and development. He leads the Asset Portfolio Strategy for the IBM Watson and Cloud Platform and is the lead for the Chicago Center for Advanced Studies. He has been involved with large scale design, architecture and implementation for IBM clients, helping them successfully through the project lifecycle. He has architected High Availability and Disaster Recovery solutions with IBM integration products and worked on performance testing and securing client environments.

Ron started as a software engineer working with Object Oriented Programing languages, Middleware integration technologies and Relational Databases. He is currently working on Watson services, Internet-of-Things, Micro-services, API Economy, Hybrid Integration and Pattern-based automation. He is deeply involved with moving workloads to the cloud and Application Modernization. Ron has several patents and published assets to his credit and is collaborating with Research faculty and Universities on innovative ideas and their implementations with emerging technologies. He is also leading several efforts for a comprehensive innovation strategy for IBM in the Greater Chicago area.

Director, Digital Enterprise Industry
Siemens Digital Industries

Davide Picciotto is a Digitalization / I40 Expert, has knowledge of the technologies used in the PLM/MES/ Automation/Cloud Analytics space and of the value of applying them to industrial processes. Experienced in the processes and economics of the Process/F&B Industry linking ROI, financial KPIs, and qualitative benefits to manufacturing processes

Experienced industry manager. 12 years of success leading all phases of diverse Manufacturing IT projects; MS in Communication Engineering, three years of computer programming and project management experience.

Business strategist; plan, manage and execute sales strategy aligning business goals with technology solutions to drive process improvements and competitive advantage.

Excellent communicator; leverage technical, business and financial acumen to communicate effectively with client executives and their respective teams.

Founder and CEO

Michael Randel is the Founder of Enlightened Technologies with 15 years of experience in managing an organization that designs and implements intelligent building and smart home solutions. He oversaw, integrated and designed for projects totaling over $250,000,000 in value. David is a Depaul University graduate.


IBM Center for Advanced Studies

IBM Center for Advanced Studies provides high-touch collaborations with Universities and Research organizations.

Association of Information Technology Professionals

Founded in 1951, AITP remains one of the largest professional technology associations in the country.


Arunava Majumdar
Architect, IBM CAS

Paul Dittmann
Architect, IBM

William Lam
Architect, IBM

Deb Jenson
Director, IBM Global Sales

Raj Shah
Engineer, IBM COB

Kiera Rosenthal
Lobby Ambassador, IBM

Sally Martin
Co-founder, TalentFish


We must deal quickly with the fusion of the online world and the world of industrial production. In Germany, we call it Industrie 4.0.

Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany

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