Milan Karunaratne

  • Senior Director, AI & Advanced Digital Technologies
  • Wabtec Corporation

Milan has 15 years of experience in the freight transportation & logistics industry working for GE and Wabtec Corporation. A graduate of GE’s Edison Leadership Development Program, Milan has held various engineering roles with global exposure spanning engine technology development, control system diagnostics and systems innovation. He has extensive experience building and leading teams in advanced analytics, machine learning and automation technologies for large scale assets, advancing the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Currently, Milan serves as the Sr Director of Advanced Technologies under the office of the CTO at Wabtec. Bringing an entrepreneurial spirit to a large corporation, his dedicated team of AI data scientists, software engineers and product strategists is focused around driving disruptive innovation and new digital product development across Wabtec’s $9B portfolio of businesses. Milan has over 20 patents granted throughout his tenure working in the industry and has grown that culture of applied innovation within his teams. In 2022, RailwayAge magazine named Milan among the “Top 25 under 40”, highlighting his innovative contributions to the rail industry.

He holds a B.E. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stony Brook University in New York and an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management, where he continues to serve as an advisor to Anderson’s Venture Accelerator.”