Karl Hawes is a multi-sector business executive with experience in aerospace, satcom, defense, clean energy, and recreational products, just to name a few. His articles have been featured in such periodicals as Fast Company, the Institute for Defense & Government Advancement, and JEC Composites Magazine. He has successfully managed the growth strategy for several enterprises both large and small.
Professional Summary: Kevin Purdy is vice president of Builders for Toyota Motor North America, overseeing Manufacturing, R&D, and Supply Chain Management for Vehicles and Parts. Purdy strives to provide innovative solutions that create efficiencies, productivity, and cost savings to his customers.
Chris Hobbs is the author of the definitive book on functional safety, Embedded Software Development for Safety-Critical Systems, and as a kernel developer and functional safety course instructor at BlackBerry QNX, he has advised some of the largest industrial control
Joe Barkai is a recognized industry analyst, strategist, futurist and published author, focusing on articulating the business value of advanced technologies. With more than 30 years of experience across diverse industries, he offers a unique perspective about current and future trends