Guest Speakers

Guest Speakers

  • Preet Gill Ph.D. (December 14th, 2016)

    Manager, Business Development, Robert Bosch LLC Preet Gill is manager of Robert Bosch North America’s business development team where he leads various innovation and regional growth initiatives. Before joining Robert Bosch LLC he had various engineering and quality related roles at the DS division and Chrysler. He is a faculty member at Eastern Michigan University and Lawrence Technological University. Gill has a Ph.D. in engineering management from Eastern Michigan University and an M.S. in mechanical engineering from University of Michigan. He has authored more than 20 peer reviewed articles in the fields of technology and engineering management, employee engagement, and healthcare management. He also holds professional certifications in project management and quality management.

  • Robert L. Link (January 16th,2017)

    Mr. Link holds people leadership responsibilities for an organization of 1000 global professionals including strategy consultants and delivery. Rob is the leader of Applications & Business services across the HPE Automotive & Industrial Sectors. Executes industry based solutions, integration, and development transforming CMO to FMO with custom and off-the-shelf products with client relationships and team leadership. Additionally, holds the title and role of Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s PLM-MES Practice Lead. Established the PLM-MES (Product Lifecycle Management - Manufacturing Execution Systems) Practice for HPE Enterprise Services consolidating capabilities within world-wide delivery and consulting. Formed partnerships and alliances with product vendors, developed go-to-market plans, established the organization structure, and have built up broad opportunity. Rob brings experience in the development of portfolio planning and application modernization roadmaps with custom and COTS applications, with expertise in delivery and passion for meeting commitments. Rob started his career in the mid-1980s at General Dynamics within their Data Systems Division developing software in the CAD/CAM arena and systems management of their first “paperless factory system” for the final assembly of cruise missiles. A native of Chicago, Rob holds a B.S. degree from Western Illinois University, and studied and graduated from the Thunderbird Global Leadership consortium. Rob is an executive council member for the Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education (PACE), and is the HPE executive champion for JDRF.