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Mr. Ruediger Stern
Ruediger Stern began his career as a development engineer in the automotive and home appliance industry. He worked for 14 years at Accenture, the last ten in leading positions responsible for key accounts and major development projects in the field of product lifecycle management. He is highly experienced in business transformation. Since 2015 Ruediger has served as Vice President Professional Services at FACTON. In 2017 FACTON appointed Ruediger Stern as President for North America.
Mr. Rick Burke
Rick is responsible for leading the company’s marketing efforts to help drive aPriori’s revenue growth. Rick brings to aPriori nearly more than 30 years of experience working with high growth software technology companies. He comes to aPriori from Oracle’s Agile PLM Business where he co-led the development of a highly successful global market development program. Prior to Oracle/Agile, he held a variety of marketing and business development roles in software companies focused on product development automation, including Eigner + Partner, PTC and Computervision. Rick has been with aPriori since 2007.
Mr. Gary Cokins
Gary Cokins is an internationally recognized expert, speaker, and author in enterprise and corporate performance management improvement methods and business analytics. He is the founder of Analytics-Based Performance Management, an advisory firm located in Cary, North Carolina at www.garycokins.com . Gary received a BS degree with honors in Industrial engineering and operations research from Cornell University in 1971. He received his MBA with honors from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in 1974.
Gary began his career as a strategic planner with FMC Link-Belt Corporation and then served as an FMC division Financial Controller and Operations Manager. In 1981 Gary began his management consulting career first with Deloitte consulting, and then in 1988 with KPMG consulting. In 1992 Gary headed the National Cost Management Consulting Services for Electronic Data Systems (EDS) now part of HP. From 1997 until 2013 Gary was a Principal Consultant with SAS, a leading provider of business analytics software.
His three most recent books are Performance Management: Integrating Strategy Execution, Methodologies, Risk, and Analytics, Predictive Business Analytics and Supply Chain Costing and Performance Management. His books are published by John Wiley & Sons.
Mr. Christopher Hutchings
Chris is an Electrical/Electronic Engineer and business transformation expert who leads global growth operations across all the Galorath business units.
Before this, he was evolving his engineering and management skills within the British Army and the United Kingdom Ministry of Defense, serving in several roles within the Defense engineering and procurement fields, including Integrated Logistic Support, Requirements Management, Systems Engineering, and Cost Analysis. Common to all these areas was the application of a robust Risk Management process skills developed through study at the
University of Southampton.
Over the last thirty years, Christopher has provided expert support in the field of Cost Analysis, Project Management, and Risk Analysis to a wide range of Government, commercial and Academic organizations. He is a PMI, certified Project Management Professional.
He is an adopted Texan, Vegan, Kung fu teaching parent of four, and the fortunate husband of one.
Mr. Doug Howarth
Doug Howarth discovered Multidimensional Economics, or ME, also known as Hypernomics. The new field reveals the linked, opposing, non-physical forces known as the Law of Value and Demand, which replaces the law of supply and demand. Mr. Howarth has written 14 peer-reviewed publications across four continents. His work has been issued by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), and the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS), among others. He has spoken to the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) in London four times, and they have published his peer-reviewed work too. His company, Hypernomics Inc., founded on his ideas, has worked for NASA, Virgin Galactic, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon Technologies, and Northrop Grumman. Along with two others in his company, he holds US Patent 10,402,838 for Multivariable regression analysis, the world’s first 4D analytic software. He won ICEAA Best Track Papers in 2011 and 2018.
Ms. Niki Inglis
Niki Inglis combines 10 years of experience in the engineering industry and 15+ years of experience in program management, leadership, product design, and product stewardship. Passionate about developing technical solutions and using resources responsibly, she thinks that looking at design through a sustainability lens highlights the opportunities for improving the quality and efficiency of products. She currently develops customer accounts and new business at Makersite.
Mr. Adrian Rochofski
Adrian Rochofski is Solution Leader at 3C Software, a leading provider of product cost and profitability solutions. He is a hands-on, experienced controller, as well as product costing expert and CXO advisor with a passion for lean process building. He has successfully implemented budgeting, costing, and profitability architectures at multiple Fortune 500 companies worldwide.
Mr. Joe Bauer
Joe is the Director, Government Sector for the Americas at PRICE Systems, LLC. He oversees training, mentoring and consulting in parametric estimation and data analysis for all government and government-supporting clients in the United States and Canada. Prior to his director role, Joe was a Solutions Consultant with PRICE® for over 8 years focusing on U.S. Air Force and Canadian government customers. Joe joined PRICE® in 2012 upon retiring after 20 years of service in the U.S. Air Force. He earned a Master of Science degree in Cost Analysis in 2009 from the Air Force Institute of Technology and an MBA in 2005. Joe has earned certifications in cost estimation and data analytics.