Pieter van Schalkwyk, CEO at XMPro, is an experienced engineer and technologist who helps organizations use real-time, event-based digital twins to improve situational awareness, process efficiency, and decision making without disrupting operations. He is recognized as a thought leader in industrial digital transformation and has written and spoken extensively on topics including digital twins, IIoT, AI/ML, and industrial blockchain applications. Pieter holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and a master's degree in information technology. He chairs the Natural Resources Working Group in the Digital Twin Consortium (DTC). Prior to this, Pieter was the chair of the Digital Twin Interoperability Task Group within the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC). In February 2019, Pieter received the IIC Technical Innovation Award. He describes himself as an entrepreneur at heart, technology enthusiast, team builder, and aspiring Ironman triathlete.