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John Santagate

Research Director, Service Robotics

As Research Director, Service Robotics, John Santagate is responsible for providing research, analysis and guidance on key business and IT issues for manufacturers.   John holds more than a decade of experience, including advising leading oil, medical device and automobile companies on critical service robotics processes.   John will have a hyper focus on Supply Chain Execution. 

Prior to joining IDC in 2015, Mr. Santagate spent several years as Domain Consultant for Tata Consultancy Services Supply Chain Center of Excellence where he provided guidance on supply chain transformation and alignment between business process and IT at leading manufacturing firms across vertical markets.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Santagate spent time in sales and channel development in the IT and bio technology verticals where he focused on driving profitable revenue, effectively capturing the voice of the customer and channel partners, and providing market level demand insights to drive effective planning and execution.

Mr. Santagate holds an MBA from Rutgers Business School with a concentration in Supply Chain Management and a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Massachusetts with a dual concentration in Finance and Management.  Additionally, Mr. Santagate received a Lean Six Sigma Knowledge Certificate from Rutgers Business School.

Mr. Santagate blogs in the IDC Manufacturing Insights Community (

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On March 28, 2017, RightHand Robotics announced the release of its RightPick product, a combination hardware and software application designed for piece-picking. The Somerville, Massachusetts-based company designed RightPick to address the ...
Kobi, the Robot for Year-Round Yard Work

Oct 2016 - IDC Link - Doc # lcUS41861216

by: John SantagateVladyslav Mukherjee

On October 13, 2016, the Kobi Company, winner of the Startup Pitchfire Award at RoboBusiness 2016, announced the release of the Kobi robot — an autonomous outdoor robot that can mow lawns, remove leaves, and blow away snow with the help of ...