Carl Bass Appointed to Oqton Board of Directors

Aug. 22, 2018

Oqton, an autonomous manufacturing platform provider, today announced the appointment of Carl Bass to its board of directors. A seasoned technology icon and former CEO of Autodesk, Bass will serve as an independent director of the company.

“I’ve known Carl for many years and value his insight and forthrightness,” said Samir Hanna, CEO and co-founder of Oqton. “Carl has an incredible track record of building strong companies through the pursuit of new ideas. That combined with his talent for identifying and fostering innovative technologies make him a great fit for Oqton. I’m thrilled to have him as a board member and advisor of Oqton.”

“Creating truly intelligent manufacturing is going to require people who are willing to approach the problem differently” Bass said. “The breadth of talent on the Oqton team is a powerful and unique combination. I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of realizing this vision.”

Bass co-founded Ithaca software, which was acquired by Autodesk in 1993. During his 24-year tenure at Autodesk, he served in key roles across the organization, including CEO from 2006 to 2017. He currently sits on the board of directors for multiple technology companies and continues to explore new concepts in advanced manufacturing at his workshop in Berkeley, CA.

About Oqton

Oqton is a global startup solving today’s manufacturing challenges with an AI-powered factory operating system. Oqton FactoryOS is a cloud-based platform that links data across the manufacturing ecosystem – from design to production to logistics – and uses it to understand, optimize and drive these highly interdependent but traditionally siloed processes. The Oqton vision is to enable manufacturers to operate agile factories that manage complex product mixes with lower inventory and a simplified supply chain, all in an open cloud platform. Learn more at and connect with Oqton on LinkedIn.