Advisors

Advisory Board


William Haines

Advisor

Bill has spent 35 years designing, building, deploying and managing technology for a variety of industries, including: process manufacturing, office machine sales and distribution, retail, discrete manufacturing and more. For the last 10 years, Bill was the Supply Chain CIO for a vertically integrated global retail brand. Bill has a particular passion for Industry 4.0 technologies and their benefits for global manufacturers.


Industry Specialization:

Discrete Manufacturing, Retail, Distribution, Marketing


Functional Expertise:

Industry 4.0 Technologies: Process Automation, Additive Manufacturing, Data & Analytics, IIoT, IT/OT Integration; MRP, Integrated Planning, and Diamond Cutting & Polishing



James H. Spann

Advisor

James has over 20 years of experience as a leader in global healthcare companies including Baxter Healthcare, Roche Diagnostics, Medline, AmerisourceBergen and Aramark, and IBM Watson Health, where he has consistently transformed industries and companies using technology, processes and people. James has multi-brand expertise in biotech, medical devices, lab diagnostics, surgical products, dental, pharmaceutical distribution, pharmacy automation, diagnostics imaging, hospital supply chain, and lean/six sigma operational transformation. As an operations and growth executive, James has unlocked over $400M+ in new business development, product commercialization, geographic market expansion, and M&A transactions. James serves as the Vice Board Chair of the University of Oklahoma School of Biomedical Engineering, and a Board Member for the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). James began his career in the USMC, serving as an Artillery Officer. He holds a BS in Marketing from the University of Oklahoma, an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University, and an executive management certification in mergers and acquisitions from Kellogg.


Industry Specialization:

Healthcare Industry, Biotech, Biomedical Engineering, Medical Devices, Lab Diagnostics, Surgical Products, Dental, Pharmaceutical Distribution, Pharmacy Automation, Diagnostics Imaging and Hospital Supply Chain


Functional Expertise:

Strategic Planning & Analysis Sales Forecasting, Business Development, Product Development, Operational Restructuring, Logistics Management, Supply Chain Management, Merger & Acquisition, Lean & Six Sigma Implementation, Vendor Management, Pharmacy Automation, Data Analytics and AI

James Spann


Sudhir Soundalgekar

Advisor

Sudhir Soundalgekar has spent over 3 decades as an enterprising leader and a projects professional across multiple industries. A passionate leader, Sudhir has worked to benefit organizations committed to achieving greater agility by implementing project management best practices. He has an extensive track record helping companies to reduce cost, minimize turnaround time, enhance quality parameters and create an engineered scope of work. His ability to up-skill vendors by ensuring statutory compliance, EH&S implementations and QA-QC of their projects is exceptional. He is also an expert in the principles of conducting materiality assessment on the product, process and people across the value chain, aligning stakeholders with a unified vision and executing the resulting roadmap with healthy ROI.

Known for his excellent skills in empathizing problems, defining purpose, ideating creative solutions, prototyping successfully and delivering the optimum execution plan, Sudhir is a sought-after speaker who has addressed many respected groups. They include the Retail Leadership Summit, Indian Green Building Conference, and the Retail Supply Chain. He has worked for respected organizations including Raymond, Shoppers Stop, Tata AIA, and Bovis Lend Lease. Sudhir has been recognized for his contribution in various fields like retail design and eco-friendly initiatives as is evidenced by the numerous prestigious awards he has earned. He is also a member of the Sustainability Committee of the Retail Association of India and guides management students at B-schools and fashion institutes.


Industry Specialization:

Retail, Commercial, Industrial, Warehouse and Residential


Functional Expertise:

Sustainability Principles, Industry4.0 Efficiencies, Institutionalized Facility Management of Properties: IoT Technology, Concept Design Development




Suranjan Pramanik

Advisor

Suranjan is an accomplished catalyst for change with demonstrated expertise in stimulating profitable growth. He creates value by advocating new business models, revitalizing strategic customer relationships, and deploying transformational technologies like AI, Cloud Computing, IoT for business growth and market differentiation. He has kickstarted successful new product organizations like RFID enabled supply chains and Value focused As a Service business models, transformed underperforming businesses, advised and partnered with customer executives to enable business objectives, and instituted customer focused sales and operations organizations. Suranjan has delivered value for clients in various industries like Chemicals, Hi-Tech, Manufacturing, Mining and Metals, Software Products and Transportation Services across Digital Transformation, Engineering, Finance, HR, Procurement, IT & Infrastructure Services, Supply Chain, and Customer Experience Management.





Pratip Raychaudhuri

Advisor

Pratip is an experienced professional with IBM’s Analytics/Informatica & has strong experience in architecting and implementing enterprise-wide master data management Solutions in various industries bringing business management, technology & leadership competencies together.


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