Sath Rao, is part of Office of the CTO at Zebra Technologies in his current role as Head – Global Manufacturing Strategy. He is responsible for enhancing industry capabilities, manufacturing strategy, synthesizing solutions, and delivering on the digital transformation agenda. Sath in his prior roles worked with Hitachi Vantara, PTC, Schneider Electric and analyst and consulting firm Frost and Sullivan among other companies. Sath is thought leader on transformative industry vision, with track record of driving growth acceleration and innovation in areas that include SaaS, Human-to-Machine convergence, edge-to-cloud technologies, IIoT and AI. He is also the Chairman of the Intelligent Manufacturing IOT Center of Excellence.