Ron Oudenaarden is Georgia Pacific’s Director of Advanced Analytics – Manufacturing Operations in the Decision Analytics team and has been in Pulp and Paper for 27 years working in IT, production leadership,reliability systems and advanced analytics. Prior to his current role, he was a partner for 12 years in a software consulting company primarily servicing Oil and Gas and municipal and provincial governmental organizations.
His interests include industry 4.0, operations reliability, IoT, machine learning and AI, prescriptive maintenance,optimization of manufacturing, process quality predictions and robotics. Ron volunteers as a member of BEST robotics, anon-profit organization, that provides no-cost opportunities for students in 6th thru 12th grades to pursue STEM related studies in robotics.
Ron received his Bachelor of Science – Computing Science from the University of Alberta in Edmonton Alberta, Canada.