Milson Gondim currently serves as Senior Vice President, Small Molecule Network - Elanco Manufacturing. Dr. Gondim has worked in various areas of leadership including biotechnology, consumer care, and small molecule. Strong focus on acquisition, integration, capacity modeling, improvement projects and strategic initiatives. Milson received his D.M.V. degree from the State University of Ceara, Brazil and Ph. D. in Immunology from the Ceara Federal University. Milson also received his MBA from the European Business School in Spain, and Project Management Master Degree from Dom Cabral University in Brazil.
Program Manager NASA Tournament Lab (NTL)
NASA Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation
Steve currently serves as the Program Manager of the NASA Tournament Lab (NTL) and Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation (CoECI) which are working to infuse challenge and crowdsourcing innovation approaches at NASA and across the federal government. The NTL/CoECI focuses on the study and use of curated, crowdsourcing communities that utilize prize and challenge-based methods to deliver innovative solutions for NASA and the US government.
In 2015, Steve was named as one of 20 Challenge Mentors for U.S. Government Services Administration’s (GSA) Prizes and Challenges government-wide community of practice. Steve has worked with various projects and organizations to develop and execute over 100 different challenges. He speaks regularly about NASA’s work in crowd-based challenges and the future of work both publicly and internally to the NASA workforce to promote the use of open innovation tools.
Steve has a Mechanical Engineering degree from Rice University and has worked at NASA’s Johnson Space Center for 32 years. Prior to joining the NTL/CoECI, Steve worked in mission control, flight software development for the Space Shuttle and International Space Station, command and control systems development for the X-38, and led the Command, Control, Communications, & Information (C3I) architecture definition for the Constellation Program.
Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
University of North Texas
Director of Administration
As Sr. Director, Administration and Supply Chain, Marco is responsible for all the daily operations pertaining administration functions, such as Financial Management, Human Resources, Purchasing, Legal and Restructuring, and Supply chain management. He joined Cuinba Group in 2019, being responsible for the already mentioned areas for the four companies that are part of the group.
Previous to that, he has occupied several Management positions, such as Global Director, Supply Chain Management, where he was responsible for all the daily operations pertaining supply chain management for all the global operations of GST Autoleather (now Pangea). He has deep experience in areas such as: production and materials requirements planning, inventories management, customer care, and inbound/outbound logistics. In addition, he has served in different Directive and Managerial roles in areas such as Finance, Project Management, Continuous Improvement and Strategic Planning.
Marco received his B.S Degree in Industrial Engineering with a minor in Systems from Monterrey Tech., in Mexico, and has also three master degrees: an MBA from Thunderbird, School of Global Management, a dual degree on MSc in Information Management from Lancaster Management School at the United Kingdom, and a Master on Tanning Processes from CIATEC, in Mexico.
Senior Vice President Category Development
Neil Betteridge is currently Senior Vice President Category Development for fairlife in USA. fairlife is the fastest growing consumer milk brand in North America which has patented innovative protein concentrating technology. They were recently acquired by The Coca-Cola Company.
Neil grew up in New Zealand on a dairy farm and studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Canterbury. Neil has more than 20 years in the dairy industry in a range of roles from Operations Leadership, Maintenance & Technology Leadership through to Capital Project management in a wide array of dairy products from infant formula, aseptic drinks, lipids and whey-based ethanol.
Neil is passionate about leadership, developing high performance teams and loves taking great nutritious dairy products to the world. He has been active on University Advisory Boards along with Food & Engineering Society Committees. In 2016 Neil was awarded the NZ Prime Ministers Scholarship to attend the INSEAD Business School in France.
Previous employers have been Fonterra Co-operative, Synlait Milk Ltd and Tetra Pak. Neil has helped design, build, commission and manage more than 15 large dairy production lines during his career, and has been lucky enough to work across Oceania, Asia, Europe and now North America. Neil’s current role is looking to expand the current product portfolio of fairlife.
CEO and Co-Founder
Inspired by the significant value prescriptive AI delivered to local manufacturers as an industry consultant, Frans Cronje co-founded DataProphet in 2014. His mission is to establish this innovative, results-driven company as the leading global provider of AI-as-a-Service for manufacturing. Frans was amongst Fast Company SA’s top 20 industry leaders under 30. He is also a regular keynote speaker on the international circuit at key manufacturing vertical summits, conferences, and other prestigious events.
In 2019, the WEF invited Frans to speak at its Annual Meeting of the New Champions (the “Summer Davos”) in Dalian, China, recognizing DataProphet as a Technology Pioneer.