InfoAg 2018 Presentation
Lessons in Big Data

Grand E
Wed, Jul 18, 2018
2:00pm to 2:40pm


The industrial landscape continues to struggle to turn data into meaningful value, and the sources of data are still proliferating. Uptake has worked in a number of industries on this very issue, including renewable energy, construction, rail, and now agriculture.  Performing data science at scale is a billion dollar challenge and involves the collaboration with expertise outside of the industrial landscape. We will demonstrate the value that's created when Uptake's bleeding edge data science combines with our partners industrial expertise and data. 


Israel Alguindigue

Senior Vice President, Industrial Analytics Practice

Israel is Uptake’s Senior Vice President of the Industrial Analytics Practice. He works with large industrial customers in leveraging digital assets and technologies to improve utilization, productivity, safety and cybersecurity. He serves on the Board of Directors of Andersen Corporation and on Advisory Boards for a number of non-profit and technology organizations including the ITA Internet of Things, the b2b: Chicago Advisory Board and, the Northwestern University Transportation Center.

Israel was previously CMO and Head of Software for GE Transportation's Global Services business and led the re-envisioning and invigoration of the software/analytics portfolio. He was also a founding member of FastWorks: GE’s framework for lean and accelerated innovation. Earlier in his career, he held leadership roles in large industrial enterprises including Emerson Electric where he built the asset management and process optimization practice.

Israel earned a Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences (monitoring and diagnostics) and was a professor of Computer Science. He lectures at the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas. Israel has published over 100 articles on IoT, Analytics, Monitoring, Diagnostics and Prognostics of complex industrial assets, innovation and automation; and is a frequent speaker at industry events on these disciplines.