Industry Solution Executive (Manufacturing Industry)
Michael Walton is the Manufacturing Industry Solution Executive from Microsoft where he collaborates with Fortune 500 manufacturers to introduce game-changing strategies and technologies into their manufacturing operations. He’s passionate about helping manufacturers capture and leverage their data, cloud, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to revolutionize every aspect of their processes, production, and products including areas such as Forecasting, Quality, S&OP, Predictive Maintenance, Connected Field Services, Remote Monitoring, and many more.
Michael joined Microsoft after working with industry-leading manufacturing companies such as Google, Navistar, Caterpillar, Procter & Gamble, ADM, Lexmark, Cameron, and Cargill and many others where he established a strong reputation for building innovative manufacturing strategies & solutions tailored to the opportunities and challenges of a highly competitive and constantly changing global manufacturing marketplace. His last publication as an author can be found in “The Robot and Automation Almanac 2019” by The Futurist Institute.
Global Manufacturing Industry Director
Tom Nall is a manufacturing industry and business professional, providing a great depth of experience to help manufacturers leverage technology to improve and accelerate their business performance. Starting with IBM, Tom has worked in the high-tech industry and applied those capabilities to the manufacturing sector, helping companies use technology to create and improve business value. After IBM, Tom’s experience grew into leadership roles with a number of companies in the Microsoft ecosystem and brought him to his current position as Director of North America Manufacturing Industry services and solutions for Avanade.