Professor Dr. David Romero is a Senior Research Scientist and Scientific Project Manager at the Center for Innovation in Design and Technology of the Tecnológico de Monterrey University in Mexico, as well as National Academia Representative and Coach for the Regional Secretariat of Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS) – Mexico. His research interests include: Circular Manufacturing, Service Engineering, Cyber-Physical Systems & Human Systems, Advanced Production Management Systems, Green Virtual Enterprises, and Technology and Engineering Management. He is a member of the Society of Collaborative Networks, the IFAC TC5.3 on Enterprise Integration and Networking, the IFIP WG5.7 on Advances in Production Management Systems, the IFIP WG5.12 on Architectures for Enterprise Integration, the IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society and the IEEE Internet of Things Community. Furthermore, he is an Agenda Contributor at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Council on “Shaping the Future of Advanced Manufacturing and Production”, and a World Manufacturing Forum (WMF) Ambassador. He has published more than 100 journal and international conference articles and serves at different editorial and scientific committees and advisory boards in academia, industry, and government in the disciplines of business and industrial engineering. Nowadays is focus on promoting the concepts of the "Operator 4.0" and "Digital Lean Manufacturing". He is considered the father of the "Operator 4.0" term.