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Steering Committee


Oren Bar-Ilan

Head of Global Non-Clinical Statistics and Head of Clin-Pharm Statistics, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Israel

Oren Bar-Ilan began his professional career as a statistician and statistical methods manager in a semiconductor company. He later worked as an independent consultant in statistics and biostatistics, with growing interest in pharmaceutical development, biotechnology and medical devices. Since 2011 he has held a position at Teva Pharmaceutical Industries as the Head of Global Non-Clinical Statistics, and recently also as the Head of Clin-Pharm Statistics. Bar-Ilan has wide experience in pre-clinical and clinical trials, statistical design of experiments (DOE), statistical process control (SPC), capability analysis and computer systems. He has been a JMP user since 1996, and conducts training courses on statistical methods, DOE, SPC and other topics using JMP. Bar-Ilan holds BA and MA degrees in statistics from Haifa University.

Oren Bar-Ilan

David Barnett

Formulation Design Chemist, Syngenta, Jealott’s Hill, United Kingdom

David Barnett is a Formulation Design Chemist for Syngenta, a leading agrochemical and seed supplier for the global market. He has been with the company for over 27 years and has vast experience delivering products to market. Over the past 10 years he has helped deliver and support the installation and use of a large automated system within the company and expand the use of statistical design to fully harness the capabilities of the new technology’s potential. Using moderate table sizes of a few thousand rows, he has assisted the chemist in developing new products using data modelling and data visualisation, Graph Builder being one of the main tools of choice. He has been using JMP since version 3 and has seen the application grow to the powerful tool that it is today.

David Barnett

François Bergeret

Founder, Ippon Innovation, Toulouse, France

François Bergeret, PhD, leads Ippon Innovation, a consulting and software company he founded in 2007. His work includes statistics training and consulting using JMP. Ippon Innovation also develops solutions for process optimisation, outliers detection and test time reduction. He also teaches statistics at Toulouse University, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées and Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace (French Aerospace Institute). Before founding Ippon, Bergeret spent 15 years at Motorola and Freescale Semiconductor Inc., working in R&D, yield enhancement and zero defect teams. He is a Motorola Six Sigma Black Belt and has used JMP since version 3!

François Bergeret

Beatrice Blum

Senior Statistician, Procter & Gamble, Schwalbach, Germany

Beatrice Blum is a Senior Statistician at Procter & Gamble Service GmbH in Schwalbach, Germany, and has been with the company for 20 years. Currently she is with P&G’s Global Dish business, supporting brands like Fairy and Dreft. Her passion resides with design of experiments and empirical modelling. During her time with Wella/P&G she has dealt with a broad spectrum of data such as sensorial, technical, clinical, consumer and process, ranging from small-scale testing to large complex custom designed experiments with many constraints. Recently she has been focused on method optimisation and validation, product shelf-life (stability) and degradation. She is a keen user of JMP and prefers to script most of her own analysis.

Beatrice Blum

Ian Cox

JMP European Marketing Manager, SAS, Marlow, United Kingdom

Ian Cox, PhD, currently works in the JMP division of SAS as the Marketing Manager for Europe. He has worked for Digital and Motorola, was a Six Sigma Black Belt and also worked with Motorola University. Before joining SAS 10 years ago, he worked for BBN Software Solutions Ltd. and consulted with many companies on data analysis, process control and experimental design. Cox is part of the SPIE organising committee for process control and referees related papers for the IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing. He is the associate editor of Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry (Wiley Online) and has been a Visiting Fellow at Cranfield University. Cox is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society in the UK and a member of its Committee of the Statistical Computing Section. He has a PhD in theoretical physics.

Ian Cox

David Meintrup

Professor of Mathematics, Statistics and Operations Research, Ingolstadt University of Applied Sciences, Ingolstadt, Germany

David Meintrup, PhD, is a professor of mathematics and statistics at the Ingolstadt University of Applied Sciences in Germany, where he is responsible for the mathematical and statistical education of engineering students. Besides his teaching and research in academia, Meintrup works as a statistical trainer and consultant, in particular for the semiconductor, solar, pharmaceutical and biotech industries. He studied at the University of Münster and at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

David Meintrup

Damien Perret

Research and Development Scientist, French Atomic Energy Commission, Marcoule, France

Damien Perret, PhD, is a research and development scientist at the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) where he works on glass formulations for high-level nuclear waste conditioning. In this field, Perret develops and applies statistical methods for designing mixture experiments, developing property-composition predictive models and analysing big data. Prior to joining the CEA, Perret worked on photoresist materials for advanced microlithography applications as a scientist at Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials. In 2003, he received a PhD in materials science, studying acoustic and mechanical properties of oxide and metallic glasses.

Damien Perret

Anja Simon

Project Manager, Lufthansa, Frankfurt, Germany

Anja Simon, PhD, started her career at Lufthansa in 1999 after finishing her PhD studies in mathematics and a flying visit in the banking sector. She has worked in the network management IT environment for more than 15 years, focusing on fleet assignment, scheduling and BI for various application areas. She’s accountable for strategic analyses within Lufthansa’s network intelligence team, with statistical modelling (customer choice model, price elasticity, etc.) a key aspect of her work.

Anja Simon

Marcus Sundbom

Research Group Leader, Department of Applied Environmental Science, Stockholm University, Sweden

Marcus Sundbom works as Research Group Leader at the Department of Applied Environmental Science at Stockholm University in Sweden. Current research interests range from the fate of contaminants in aquatic ecosystems to carbon dynamics in the Arctic Ocean. He leads an accredited chemical analysis laboratory and is a project leader for several long-term national environmental monitoring programs. Sundbom has a degree of licentiate in limnology from Uppsala University. Sundbom has used JMP for almost 20 years, and continually uses JSL to be more effective in recurring tasks, document completed analyses, expand JMP functionality and provide solutions to complex workflows. He is a frequent contributor to the discussions section on the JMP User Community.

Marcus Sundbom

Winfried Theis

Statistical Consultant, Statistics and Chemometrics Group, Shell, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Winfried Theis, PhD, works in the Statistics and Chemometrics Group at Shell as a statistical consultant supporting diverse projects across the company, including research and development supported with up-to-date design of experiments, classical statistical modelling tasks and data mining. Throughout his career, Theis has worked on a variety of topics, including multivariate classification of business cycle phases, an investigation on antibiotics in sewage water, and BTA-deep-hole-drilling. After his PhD he worked for two years in a medium-size consultancy in Germany on consumer value management (scoring) for insurance, as well as survey analysis. In 2007 he moved to Delft, NL, and worked for four years in Unilever R&D on nutrition consumer intervention studies and positive psychology. Theis holds a PhD in statistics from Technical University of Dortmund.

Winfried Theis

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