Israel Alguindigue leads industrial business at Uptake. Israel started his career as an assistant professor of computer science and electrical engineering at the University of Tennessee. He later led research and product development at Emerson Electric. In 2010, he joined GE Transportation’s Optimization Solutions team as the director of asset optimization and was part of the Innovation Accelerator project that led to FastWorks, a framework for lean and accelerated innovation. In 2012, he was appointed chief marketing officer and software product management leader for the global services organization at GE Transportation.