MFG works is building a strong thought leadership presence in industry operations excellence and education covering topics relevant to industry 4.0 and beyond. A growing list of guest bloggers have chosen to be affiliated with us. The first few months we will limit the list of bloggers to a total of 10, so reach out fast to get the opportunity to join the first cohort.

Call for Industry 4.0 bloggers

John Klaess, Product Educator

John Klaess, Product Educator

John Klaess, Product Educator bio

  • An accomplished writer and educator across many areas of technology, manufacturing and music, John was a teaching fellow at Yale University and a Content Intern at Fairmarkit. John has a PhD in music and media industries from Yale University with a dissertation on “Music and Race in the Emergence of the ‘Urban Contemporary’ Format, 1977-1987, and is an accomplished trumpet player. John is based in Brookline, MA.



Gilad Langer

Gilad Langer, Digital Transformation Executive

Gilad Langer, Digital Transformation Executive bio

Gilad is an accomplished business leader with 25+ years of experience in IT, automation and engineering services delivery, technical operations, business development and sales. He has deep domain expertise in Digital Technologies and Manufacturing Business Systems (IIoT, Big Data, AI, MES, MI, PLM, QMS, DCS, & SCADA). Gilad has a track record of Digital Transformation to drive high levels of operational performance in a variety of manufacturing industries with a specific focus in the regulated Life Sciences industries (pharma, biotech, & med device). Gilad is based in Castro Valley, California.


Elisa Roth, Technology Management Scholar

Elisa Roth, Technology Management Scholar

Elisa Roth, Technology Management Scholar bio

The President of CamVar VR/AR Society, and the Director and co-founder of Voices, the initiative for up- and reskilling of early career women, Elisa is also a PhD student at the University of Cambridge. She has a degree in industrial engineering from Technische Universität Darmstadt. Her PhD research focusses on the impact of intelligent worker support systems in cyber-physical production systems. She has experience from technology consulting, product innovation and business development functions in corporations, start-ups and SMEs, and formerly was with McKinsey & Company, STABILO, MWH Global, and Hafner. Elisa currently shares her time between Cambridge, UK and Munich, Germany.


Trond Arne Undheim

Trond Arne Undheim, Futurist

Trond Arne Undheim, Futurist bio

Trond Arne Undheim is a futurist, podcaster, venture partner at Antler, ecosystem evangelist at Tulip, nonresident Fellow at the Atlantic Council, co-founder of Yegii, and former Director of MIT Startup Exchange, Director of Standards Strategy & Policy at Oracle and National Expert for e-Government at the European Commission. He holds a PhD on the future of work and artificial intelligence and cognition. He is a 4x author and a serial entrepreneur and hosts two podcasts, Futurized and Augmented. Trond is based in Wellesley, MA.