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Date: 10th June, 2021 & 10 AM PDT/1 PM EST.

Duration: Webinar & Demo - 45 minutes | Q&A – 15 minutes

With evolving customers, there has been a growing need for a digital thread to unify disparate systems while adhering to strict security standards. As a result, industries are now moving towards technologies that can help them build smart cohesive digital platforms which can help them achieve their goals of Industries 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing.

Join this insightful 60-minutes webinar and hear more from key experts as they delve further into streamlining techniques to unify data and processes across PLM, ERP and MES in line with the Digital Thread Program.

During this webinar we will cover:



Sam Hewamanage
Head of Data Engineering
Mars, USA

Sam is a Data engineering lead embedded in a global advanced analytics foundry at Mars. Primarily focused on external CPG data and developing big data ETL pipelines in Azure, he provides thought leadership and drives innovation to accelerate data science lifecycle and develop user centric solutions at Mars.

Previously at Sears Holdings Corporation, he led a data engineering team to develop big data solutions for retail sales forecasting. He along with his team focused on process automation and developing scalable and fault tolerant solutions for various statistical modeling products which their data science team developed. End state of the products was deep integration with the Automated Replenishment System via micro services & all their key products were designed to be deployed on cloud (Google Cloud and AWS).

Harish Ramachandran,
Founder & CEO, CIGNEX

With over 18 years of experience, Harish has been instrumental in his leadership with CIGNEX in the areas of Delivery, Pre-sales, Partnerships / Alliances, and Marketing, as well as mergers and acquisitions. Strategic business is Harish’s passion and forte – his unique combination of business and technical skills help to quickly align with client expectations and ensure that CIGNEX offering roadmaps are in-line with industry.

Tim Hyde
Partner Solutions Engineer, Confluent

Tim Hyde is a Partner Solutions Engineer at Confluent dedicated to partner and customer enablement, With over 22 years of broad experience spanning distributed systems, network security, cloud and hardware. Prior to Confluent, Tim worked at Cloudera for seven years across their diverse offerings as a customer operations engineer and later a partner software engineer mainly focused on Hadoop and enabling BI Analytics / ISV and IHV partners.