Doug Lawson

CEO, ThinkIQ

Doug Lawson is the CEO of ThinkIQ, Inc, a thought leader and technology driver in manufacturing intelligence. By combining IoT technology with an innovative digital platform, ThinkIQ delivers unprecedented material traceability and insight into ways to improve yield, quality, safety, compliance and brand confidence while reducing waste and environmental impact

Doug has founded, built and sold multiple software startups in the Industrial Sector. His understanding of customer challenges and his leadership creating innovative products to meet those challenges is widely respected in the Industry.

The products from his startups are used in nearly a million plants globally. On a personal level ThinkIQ is the logical culmination of his career and, as CEO, he is intentionally creating a company that will have global impact, delivering enormous value to its customers, creating safer, better and trustable products with less environmental impact.

WATCH LIVE: November 2nd at 1:00 pm

Dr. Weixiang Chen

2020 had a dramatic start. The COVID-19 pandemic hit the world in an unprecedented way, leading to a drastic change in investor confidence, massive lay-offs and company bankruptcies. On the other hand, we are also seeing an acceleration in digitalization, remote working adoption etc. How are early and middle stage data startups adapting to the new normal? What are the alternative funding sources for digital startups? What are the lessons learnt and how can startups better serve their global customers as well as the US national strategy? In last year’s panel, we made a number of predictions such as the tightening of cash, an increasing importance of company revenue etc, many of which inevitably came true. What envisions will be made this year? Join us with a group of seasoned data entrepreneurs and investors for a discussion about their vision of the industry and the world.