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Intelligent Manufacturing – Preparing for the Disruptions and Beyond

Anthony Lasala - Sr. Director Manufacturing and Test Engineering Zebra Technologies
Sath Rao, Director Global Manufacturing Strategy, Zebra Technologies
Guy Merritt, VP of Solutions and Consulting, SoftServe
19 Aug 2022
11:00 - 11:30
Keynote Room

Intelligent Manufacturing – Preparing for the Disruptions and Beyond

Session Abstract:

Continuing from where Sath Rao left the IOT Slam Session earlier this year, (https://iotpractitioner.com/surviving-and-thriving-in-a-vuca-world-iot-and-beyond/ ) Zebra Technologies will expand on how transformative approaches are helping industries prepare for the future. Zebra Technologies is a manufacturer and enables manufacturing companies to accelerate digital transformation. First phase of IIoT was focused on enabling intelligent insights and the coming era will require industry leaders to leverage at machine vision, augmented workflows and embedded AI that will redefine human-2-machine convergence. Join Zebra Technologies as it shares lessons from its managed partner transformations that was recognized with the ML Award at the Manufacturing Leadership Summit 2022. Learn how as part of its commitment to drive value for its manufacturing customers, Zebra Technologies is the founding member of the Intelligent Manufacturing IoT Center of Excellence. For the industry by the industry!


ZebraSath Rao, is part of Office of the CTO at Zebra Technologies in his current role as Director – Global Manufacturing Strategy. He is responsible for enhancing industry capabilities, manufacturing strategy, synthesizing solutions, and delivering on the digital transformation agenda. Sath in his prior roles worked with Hitachi Vantara, PTC, Schneider Electric and analyst and consulting firm Frost and Sullivan among other companies. Sath is thought leader on transformative industry vision, with track record of driving growth acceleration and innovation in areas that include SaaS, Human-2-Machine convergence, edge-to-cloud technologies, IIoT and AI. He was a former member of the Board of Governors of Manufacturing Leadership Council – part of National Association of Manufacturer, and a current council member.

ZebraAnthony Lasala currently serves as Sr. Director of Advanced Manufacturing Engineering for Zebra’s Supply Chain Technical Operations organization. He is fully impassioned to advance Digital Transformation and Industry 4.0 in the manufacturing space and beyond. Anthony has over 30 years of experience in Electrical, Software, Manufacturing Automation & Test Engineering functions, with the last 15+ years in Supply Chain Manufacturing & Test Engineering leadership roles for Zebra Technologies Corporation and the Enterprise Mobility predecessor businesses of Motorola Solutions and Symbol Technologies. Anthony has a BE in Electrical Engineering and a Masters of Mechatronics Engineering from Stony Brook University, and an MBA from LIU Post.

Guy Merritt is an experienced C-suite executive, Guy has 35 years engineering leadership advising and developing IoT solutions, native cloud-based systems, products and engineering & manufacturing test solutions for a wide variety of industries. He is an author of the award-winning book “Proactive Risk Management: Controlling Uncertainty in Product Development.”

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