Saip Eren Yılmaz is currently in Stanley Black & Decker’s CoE for Industry 4.0 as Director of Industry 4.0 Innovation. Prior to joining SBD, Eren took various leadership roles in management consulting, home appliances, aerospace and automotive industries with a focus on R&D effectiveness, innovation, digital transformation and technology. Eren received various awards in innovation and büyük veri and completed a successful turnaround as a COO. Eren earned his MBA in Technology management from ESMT in Germany and has a BSc degree in Industrial Engineering from Gazi University. He is an active CSSBB, CMA, PMP and serves in the advisory council of IISE. Eren is taking part in an NSF program as a principal researcher for a new artificial intelligence technology.