Speakers

Meet the innovators and thought leaders driving the digital revolution. Learn, connect, and be inspired by the brightest minds in technology and manufacturing.

Rebecca Taylor

Senior Vice President

National Center for Manufacturing Sciences

Scott Perdue

President

Configit Inc.

Kylee Guenther

CEO

Spectalite

Kevin Kerrigan

Senior Vice President, Automotive Office

MEDC

Dr. Julie R. Bartholomew

Chief Innovation Technology Officer

RPG | IMX

David K. Dorner

President

DornerWorks, Ltd.

Jean-Levy Beaudoin

VP, Platforms and Innovation

Averna

Jay Douglass

Chief Operating Officer

Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM)

Grace Yuhua Hsia

Co-Founder and CEO

Warmilu LLC

Fabian Borowski

Industry 4.0 Project Manager, North America

Robert Bosch LLC

Radha Krishnan

President and CEO

Detroit Engineered Products (DEP)

Steven Merahn, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Centria Healthcare

John Healy

Vice President and Managing Director, Kelly Outsourcing and Consulting Group

Kelly Services, Inc.

Dr. Craig Blue

Director

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    Noel H Nevshehir

    Director International Business Services and Industry 4.0 Strategic Partnerships

    Automation Alley

    Tony Vernaci

    President

    Aerospace Industry Association of Michigan

    Bryan Crutchfield

    Vice President and General Manager - North America

    Materialise

    Ryne DeBoer

    Vice President of Business Development

    Morey Corporation

    Saleem Chaudhary

    Net Ops Automation Architect

    Ford Motor Company

    Adam Ludwig Brown

    US Marketing Manager

    ProGlove

    Christopher Koch

    Senior Field Application Engineer

    Robert Bosch LLC

    Dr. Jun Ni

    Shien-Ming (Sam) Wu Collegiate Professor of Manufacturing Science and Professor of Mechanical Engineering

    University of Michigan

      Andreas Hassold

      Connected Industry Consultant

      Bosch Rexroth

      Lisa Lunsford

      CEO

      Global Strategic Supply Solutions (GS3 Global)

      Floyd Dickson

      Vice President

      Tutelar Technologies Inc.

      Prashant K Dhingra

      Machine Learning Lead

      Google

      Andrew Kalinowski

      International Businesss Development Manager

      Thunder Technologies LLC

      Dr. Louay M. Chamra

      Dean of the School of Engineering and Computer Science

      Oakland University

        Fred Bellio

        Managing Partner & Co-Founder

        Driven-4

        David Pistrui, Ph.D.

        Industry Liaison and Clinical Professor of Engineering

        University of Detroit Mercy, College of Engineering & Science

        Elizabeth Griffith

        Director of Engineering

        Faurecia Interior Systems

        Jason Waack

        Vice President of Technology

        Pillar Technology

          Robert T. Ruffini

          President

          Fluxtrol, Inc.

          Kevin Lasser

          CEO

          JEMS Telehealth

          Kelly MacVoy Guffey

          Chief Revenue Officer

          DWM Holdings

          Karthik Gopalakrishnan

          Head of Business - Connected Solutions & IoT

          Robert Bosch LLC

          Carl Vause

          CEO

          Soft Robotics

          Jeff Hauser

          Senior Vice President, Business Development and Marketing

          Right Management - Great Lakes Region

          Michael Gray

          Senior Director of Programs

          SAIC

          Dr. Richard Davies

          Director of Strategic Planning for Energy and Environmental Sciences and Deputy Director for the Sustainable Transportation Program

          Oak Ridge National Laboratory

          John Patrick Hitch

          Senior Technology Writer

          IndustryWeek

          Craig Niese

          Manager, Process Technology & Development

          General Dynamics Land Systems

          Benjamin Simon

          Special Agent

          Federal Bureau of Investigation, Detroit Field Office

          Matt Tyler

          CEO

          Red Rabbit Automation & Vickers Engineering

          Lynn Bishop

          Vice President of Engineering Services

          Pratt & Miller Engineering

          Bala Shetty

          Partner & Co-Founder

          Driven-4

          Sassa Akervall

          CEO

          Akervall Technologies Inc.

          Mark Lezotte

          Shareholder

          Butzel Long

          Brandon Evans

          Automation Engineering Manager

          Whirlpool

          Brad Ferguson

          Vice President, Technical Sales Americas

          PTC

          Cynthia Hutchison

          Senior Director

          Automation Alley

          Mike Folster

          Robotics Product Manager

          BEHCO-MRM

          Don Loepp

          Editor

          Plastics News

          Rehan Hasan

          Co-founder & COO

          Kenzie Academy

          Carrie Uhl

          Vice President, Purchasing and Supply Chain

          Magna International

          Jeff Simek

          General Manager - Operations

          RCO Aerospace & RCO Engineering

          Brian Gilmore

          Chief Technology Evangelist - IoT

          Splunk

          Scott Kraemer

          Production Development Engineer

          Carbon

          Dale Kirk

          Vice President of Engineering

          Comcast

            Jeff Burnstein

            President

            Association for Advancing Automation (A3)

            Michael Mahfet

            CEO

            Ascent Aerospace

              Dr. Ryan Nelson

              Urologist

              Michigan Institute of Urology

              Daoxia Ding

              Industry 4.0 Lead, Senior Consultant

              P3 North America

              Kurt Dykema

              Director of Technology

              Twisthink

              Jeff Brum

              Senior Technology Consultant

              Mechdyne Corporation

              Helena Leurent

              Head of Shaping the Future of Manufacturing and Production, Member of the Executive Committee

              World Economic Forum

              Michael Arena

              Chief Talent Officer

              General Motors

              C.S. Tremblay

              Founder

              ZeroDefectManufacturing.com

              Kevin Aretha

              Industry Sales Manager

              Rockwell Automation

              Dr. Patricia A. Chatman

              Dean, School of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development

              Henry Ford College

              Dr. Murthy Kolluru

              Chief Mentor, Soothsayer Analytics & Founder, INSOFE

              Soothsayer Analytics

              Tom Kelly

              Executive Director and CEO

              Automation Alley

              Bob Brincheck

              Business Transformation Director

              PTC

              Timothy Commins

              Engineering Manager

              Benteler Automotive

              Ty Smith

              Supervisor - Risk Advisory Services

              RSM US

              Matt Ebrom

              IoT Solution Architect

              Whirlpool

              Rodney Rusk

              Industry 4.0 Business Leader

              Bosch Rexroth

              Scott Ellsworth

              Managing Director

              Accenture

                Clara Tu

                Program Management and International Education

                Fraunhofer Academy

                Dr. Marco Kampka

                Head of Gear and Transmission Technology

                Fraunhofer USA

                Vicky Rad

                Deputy Director, Department of Planning and Economic Development

                Macomb County Planning and Economic Development

                Darrell Kleinke

                Director of Engnineering Graduate Programs

                University of Detroit Mercy

                Jennifer Tisdale

                Director, Connected Mobility & Infrastructure Security Research

                GRIMM

                Dr. Frank W. Gayle

                Deputy Director, Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office

                National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

                Jason A. Tyszko

                Vice President U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Center for Education and Workforce

                US Chamber of Commerce Foundation

                Chris Dole

                Partner

                Soothsayer Analytics

                Jeff Gibson

                Director of Advanced Business Strategy

                Herman Miller

                Dr. Peter Wawrow

                Director, Applied Research and Development

                St. Clair College

                  Mark Barrott

                  Principal

                  Plante Moran

                  Kevin Bester

                  Director of Data & Analytics

                  Steelcase