Rethink 2022

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NTT DATA is a strategic sponsor of Rethink 2022, the Manufacturing Leadership Council's premier event for manufacturing executives.

This annual conference, devoted to digital manufacturing, brings together senior operational executives and their teams as they gain insights into how the world’s leading manufacturers are tackling digital transformation for operations.

We look forward to seeing you at Rethink!

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While at the conference, we invite you to learn more on how NTT DATA helps drive digital across the manufacturing value chain. Meet with our industry specialists to discuss smart factories, supply chain resilience, sustainability and more.

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Fireside Chat: A Chief Digital Officer’s Perspective on Smart Manufacturing

10:50 – 11:20 a.m.
Wednesday, June 29


  • Bob Border, Chief Digital Officer and Chief Information Officer, Ingredion
  • Prasoon Saxena, President, Manufacturing Business Unit, NTT DATA
  • David R. Brousell, Co-Founder, Manufacturing Leadership Council

In this session, learn how Ingredion Incorporated, a $6 billion global manufacturer of ingredients such as sweeteners, starches, and biomaterials, has embraced smart manufacturing and digitization. The company’s digital plant initiative has focused on replacing manual or paper-based processes with digital and mobile-enabled solutions as well as decreasing reactive maintenance, unplanned downtime, and planned maintenance costs. Learn about the program’s benefits, challenges and future goals will be discussed.

Think Tank: Getting the Most from Machine Learning 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 29


  • Shamlan Siddiqui; Vice President, Consulting & Digital Transformation Services
  • Baskar Radhakrishnan; Senior Director, Manufacturing Industry Solutions

Machine learning, a subset of artificial intelligence, enables machines to learn from past data or experiences without being explicitly programmed. The benefits of doing so have become clear to manufacturers: nearly half of respondents to an MLC survey late last year said they have invested in the technology. This session will explore how manufacturers can get the most from the ML systems.

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Baskar Radhakrishnan

Senior Director, Manufacturing Industry Solutions


Baskar is responsible for Industry 4.0 strategy, driving digital innovations around smart manufacturing and advising customers in accelerating their digital agenda. Leveraging his experience in leading global digital supply chain transformation initiatives, he is currently responsible for delivering business outcomes with digital technologies like IoT, advanced analytics, AR/VR and blockchain.

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Bob Border

Chief Digital Officer and Chief Information Officer


Bob is responsible for leading global information technology and driving digital strategy. He has more than 37 years of extensive global IT experience and has spent the past 25 years in senior leadership roles focused on delivering business value through business aligned IT strategy and leading technology enabled business transformation initiatives. Bob began his career with Monsanto and has since served as a transformational CIO at several companies and across various industries including consumer products, wholesale distribution, energy, food packaging, and food ingredients.

David R, Brousell

David R, Brousell

Co-Founder, Vice President and Executive Director Manufacturing Leadership Council

A professional journalist since 1975, David is an accomplished publishing and research executive with nearly 40 years of experience building loyal audiences through prestigious web and print publications, targeted research and thought-leadership events and conferences. He oversees all content for Manufacturing Leadership Council website, the Manufacturing Leadership Summit, the Manufacturing Leadership Journal, the Manufacturing Leadership Council, and the ML Awards program.

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Prasoon Saxena

President, Manufacturing Industry Solutions


Prasoon is responsible for profitable growth, industry strategy and client satisfaction through modern, innovative solutions. With more than two decades of global leadership, He is intensely passionate on driving value, innovation and trust while delivering on business outcomes for his clients. With extensive experience from the manufacturing sector and professional services industries, he has rapidly built the portfolio through value-differentiated partnerships with leading manufacturing clients, enhanced NTT’s brand recognition at industry forums and with analysts and CXOs.

Shamlan Siddiqi

Vice President, Consulting & Digital Transformation Services


Shamlan leads our consulting and digital transformation portfolio for manufacturing, which is responsible for supporting clients' data, enterprise apps, modern apps, cloud, UX and emerging technologies. A published author and speaker, Shamlan previously served as the CTO for public sector and leader of the digital experience practice. He is a results-oriented leader with an extensive track record developing and leading the implementation of innovative solutions and strategies that enable digital transformation in support of organizational objectives.