Fireside Chats | Keeping on Track: The Importance of Operations

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One thing remains true in changing times — entrepreneurs are built to bounce back. So we've called on the technology and innovation leaders that know how to power through hardships and stay resilient in the face of uncertainty, to answer your many questions about what comes next.

Their response? "Ask us anything."

Step into the minds of TechAlliance Board of Directors – disruptors, innovators and leaders that have built some of Southwestern Ontario's most notable companies during Fireside Chats Summer Series, Wednesdays at 11:00 AM.

Keeping on Track: The Importance of Operations

Featuring TechAlliance Board Members:

Konrad Konnerth | Owner, KONNEXIO

Keith Murray

Breaking down the complexity of a business into manageable parts is essential for a well-run company and its operations leadership.

This Fireside Chat, with operations experts with decades of manufacturing and technology experience, will guide you through discovering the need to diversify, putting a spotlight on efficiencies, and business strategies for committing to resiliency.

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Konrad Konnerth has been in the automation and robotics industry for 35 years, starting his career as an Industrial Mechanic, before being promoted as a Mechanical Design Engineer with OKU Automatik in Germany. Subsequently he worked as an In-House consultant at SIEMENS in Germany and in Portugal, specializing in process optimization for manufacturing and assembly processes and implemented the first KANBAN system in a SIEMENS facility in Portugal.

In 2003, Konrad founded KONNEXIO, with the audacious goal to develop a pre-engineered and configurable Factory Automation Solution that provides short lead times, and unparalleled flexibility for automation degrees and engineering changes. KONNEXIO has since developed numerous innovative machine platforms for the automotive and the agricultural industry.

Keith Murray is a standout operations leader, improving and overhauling many aspects of Autodata Solutions as he rose from Support Specialist to Chief Operating Officer.

Keith joined Autodata in 1999 and during his tenure at Autodata, Keith was involved in many facets of the organization, from dealer support and training to product development and provided executive-level leadership across the organization. As the COO, Keith was responsible for the overall delivery of technology, solutions and content, including oversight of content creation, presales, project delivery and on-going client account management and functional areas of the organization - including development, quality assurance, architecture, project management, and solutions analysts, driving profitability, while ensuring employee satisfaction and continuous improvement.

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