Tim Shinbara is Vice President, Technology for AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. He is responsible for activities related to research and development, standards, and collaboration regarding manufacturing technology trends and needs. Tim has served on executive and sub-committees for several Manufacturing USA Institutes; advisory panels for engineering academies and societies for both foreign and domestic governments. Mr. Shinbara is currently a Board Officer and Executive Director of the MTConnect Institute. He has over 18 years of combined IT/OT, corporate applied manufacturing R&D, and tech start-up experience.