Larry Megan, Head of Digital at Baldwin Richardson Foods (BRF), is the proud husband of Amanda and father of four teenagers – Hannah, Tim, Emily, and Joshua. At BRF he serves as both Chief Information Officer and Chief Digital Officer and is responsible for driving a digital transformation at BRF that supports our business growth and is worthy of World Economic Forum Lighthouse status, as well as managing the IT ecosystem for the organization. Prior to joining BRF, he spent the previous two years as a principal starting a DoD funded non-profit, Advanced Manufacturing International, chartered with enabling Industry 4.0 capability for Small and Medium Manufacturers. Before AMI, he had a lengthy career at Praxair/Linde, a Fortune 100 chemical manufacturer. Roles included Corporate Fellow, Director of Productivity for R&D, and Global Head of Digital Innovation. He is currently serving as a charter member, and sole SME representative, of the Smart Manufacturing Executive Council https://www.cesmii.org/about/sm-executive-council/, a national Industry 4.0 policy and advocacy organization sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and CESMII. He’s also on the advisory boards for the University at Buffalo (UB) Industrial Engineering Department and the UB Graduate School of Education Teacher Residency Program.