Technology Innovation Fused with Manufacturing Expertise
Dr. Biplab Pal, Ph.D.
President, COO & Co-Founder, MachineSense, LLC
Biplab co-founded MachineSense, LLC and assumed the role of Chief Technology Officer in September of 2014. Biplab became President & COO of MachineSense in December 2018.
He leads a multi-disciplinary in-house engineering team in the development of MachineSense’s IoT technology. The development has led to 14 US and international patent applications in Industrial IoT.
Throughout his career, Biplab has worked extensively in the R&D of sensor and sensor networking for process engineering and telecommunication. Before co-founding MachineSense, Biplab started a R&D company in 2012, Zreyas Technology, Inc. which produced wireless connected sensors for emerging IoT areas. There he led the development of a fault monitoring earth/ground system for cell towers, IoT based farming automation using an extended Zigbee system, a Bluetooth-based bio-authenticated security system for community locking as well as a IR/UV-based fraud detection system.
In 2013, he spun off Autopredictivecoding, LLC from Zreyas Technology, Inc. for development of Big Data machine learning algorithms used in extracting real time intelligence from high velocity sensor data. He has also served as advisor to the CEO for Big Data analytic companies Soft10, Inc. and Treeminer, Inc.
Biplab’s extensive experience includes the development of optical sensor technology while he worked as principal sensor engineer and R&D manager for Endress+Hausser in Anaheim. He developed new sensor systems for UV-visible /IR for FDA/EPA mandated quality control in the biotech, pharmaceutical, oil and gas and environmental sectors. He has also worked as Principal Engineer for Ciena Corp.
Biplab is an alumni of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT KGP) where he obtained BS & MS in Physics and a PhD in Electronics and Telecommunication. During the pursuit of his PhD, he worked in Politechnique di Turino and University of Pisa in Italy in a collaborative optical electronics research program funded by the European Union.
Executive Chairman & Co-Founder
Conrad is the executive chairman and cofounder of MachineSense, LLC and CEO/Managing Partner of Novatec, Inc. in Baltimore. Novatec is the largest manufacturer of dehumidifying dryers for the plastics industry in North America. Prior to the purchase of Novatec, Conrad worked for The Conair Group, Inc. (Pittsburgh, PA) a manufacturer of auxiliary equipment for plastics from 1996 until 2006.
During his tenure, the company grew 500% in revenue. From 2001 to 2006, Conrad was President of Conair North America. He left Conair in 2006 to join with Steve Maguire of Maguire Products, Inc. to purchase Novatec. Through the introduction of new products and with his leadership, Novatec has tripled in sales. This has been accomplished with the active assistance of his wife Susan who is a major part of the leadership team.
In addition, Conrad serves as Chairman of the Political Science Board of Visitors of Pennsylvania State University.
Dr. John W. Horn, Ph.D.
Vice President of Software Engineering, MachineSense, LLC
John joined MachineSense, LLC, and assumed the role of Vice President of Software Engineering in March of 2020.
As a visionary senior executive, John is recognized for his ability to build global high performing organizations. He is adept at leading complex initiatives for large organizations and skilled at mobilizing resources to enable business success. His ability to bridge cultural gaps results in optimized both on and offshore engagements. John's broad range of experience includes new product development, vendor package integration, and operational excellence. Along with John's extensive industry knowledge and a sophisticated set of hard skills, he has an equally impressive soft skill set. He is a very approachable coach, leader, consultant, and an engaging speaker who can break down complex material and present it in an understandable and highly engaging manner.
At MachineSense LLC, he leads some of the world's best data scientists, developers, and DevOps professionals. He is leveraging cloud security architecture, software development, big data, IoT, machine learning, research, and development for one of Microsoft's top ten global startup companies in the machine learning and data science (MLDS) markets.
John is the author of MySQL Essential Skills (McGraw-Hill Osborne Media, 2004) and is internationally recognized for his work in MySQL, big data, IoT, cybersecurity, and compliance (Specifically CMMC).
John is an alumnus of Wichita State University, Columbia College, and Faith Bible College (Oral Roberts University), where he obtained a Ph.D. in Computer Science. Over the last 25 years, John has served as the lead big data architect for Ford Motor Company, AGCO, and principal architect senior vice president of Huntington National Bank.