Dr. Ben Schrauwen is CEO of Oqton, Inc., a global software company that helps manufacturers increase innovation and efficiency by intelligently automating production. Previously, Dr. Schrauwen was senior director for advanced manufacturing at Autodesk, leading engineering and product management across additive, composites, fabrication, and factory design. Prior to Autodesk, Dr.Schrauwen was a professor in machine learning and robotics at Ghent University where he co-authored more than 200 peer reviewed publications and led several large international research programs. In addition, he started and sold several businesses in the areas of machine learning, simulation, electronics and cloud. Ben Schrauwen holds a doctorate in engineering from Ghent University with an emphasis on digital implementations of machine learning methods, and two Masters degrees in computer science and engineering from Antwerp University and Ghent University.