Joanne Friedman is CEO and Principal, Smart Manufacturing for Connektedminds where she helps global manufacturing organizations navigate the complexities of Industry 4.0 and intricacies of the Industrial Internet of Things to deliver more value across trading ecosystems, faster, and at lower cost.
Creative and intellectually curious, Joanne is design-thinking-problem-solver who complements a wellspring of technical knowledge with expertise in Supply Chain, Operations and Strategy. An innate storyteller with an empathetic style, Joanne is a former CIO with a track record of accomplishment delivering innovative technology solutions to global pharmaceutical and electronics manufacturers.
Stepping into the IT Industry Analyst spotlight as Vice President E-business at MetaGroup (Gartner) Joanne brought her two decades of international walked in your shoes experience to help address the strategic and technical challenges of large enterprises and technology vendors alike. Establishing herself as a trusted advisor, Joanne was instrumental in helping to make the firm’s e-business service its most profitable for nearly five years before moving on to accept her next challenges.
Ranked among the Top 30 Voices in the IIoT (Onalytica, 2020) Joanne is a frequent conference and symposium keynote who speaks about automation, cyber-physical systems and the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in terms of business and societal impact. She currently serves iNemi.org as Chair, Industry 4.0 Roadmap Chapter and Co-Chair, IIoT Product Emulator Group. A long time advocate for technical standards Joanne collaborates with international manufacturing leaders, government and academia to help develop key technical standards for the IIoT and cyber-security at ISO, W3C, IEEE and MESA. Her next book, “Digiwaaat?” is forthcoming in 2022.
Available For: Advising, Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Toronto
Speaking Topics: Industry4.0, Digital Transformation, Smart Manufacturing
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