Speakers

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

Timothy Commins

Engineering Manager

Benteler Automotive

Lynn Bishop

Vice President of Engineering Services

Pratt & Miller Engineering

Dr. Frank W. Gayle

Deputy Director, Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Michael Mahfet

CEO

Ascent Aerospace

    Brian Gilmore

    Chief Technology Evangelist - IoT

    Splunk

    Scott Kraemer

    Production Development Engineer

    Carbon

    Kurt Dykema

    Director of Technology

    Twisthink

    Kevin Aretha

    Industry Sales Manager

    Rockwell Automation

    Prashant K Dhingra

    Machine Learning Lead

    Google

    Jeff Simek

    General Manager - Operations

    RCO Aerospace & RCO Engineering

    Dr. Louay M. Chamra

    Dean of the School of Engineering and Computer Science

    Oakland University

      Bala Shetty

      Partner & Co-Founder

      Driven-4

      Darrell Kleinke

      Director of Engnineering Graduate Programs

      University of Detroit Mercy

      Matt Tyler

      CEO

      Red Rabbit Automation & Vickers Engineering

      Carrie Uhl

      Vice President, Purchasing and Supply Chain

      Magna International

      Tom Kelly

      Executive Director and CEO

      Automation Alley

      Fred Bellio

      Managing Partner & Co-Founder

      Driven-4

      Dale Kirk

      Vice President of Engineering

      Comcast

        Scott Perdue

        President

        Configit 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

          Kelly MacVoy Guffey

          Chief Revenue Officer

          DWM Holdings

          Benjamin Simon

          Special Agent

          Federal Bureau of Investigation, Detroit Field Office

          Dr. Patricia A. Chatman

          Dean, School of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development

          Henry Ford College

          Jeff Brum

          Senior Technology Consultant

          Mechdyne Corporation

          Vicky Rad

          Deputy Director, Department of Planning and Economic Development

          Macomb County Planning and Economic Development

          Cynthia Hutchison

          Senior Director

          Automation Alley

          Bryan Crutchfield

          Vice President and General Manager - North America

          Materialise

          Mark Lezotte

          Shareholder

          Butzel Long

          Floyd Dickson

          Vice President

          Tutelar Technologies Inc.

          C.S. Tremblay

          Founder

          ZeroDefectManufacturing.com

          Robert T. Ruffini

          President

          Fluxtrol, Inc.

          John Patrick Hitch

          Senior Technology Writer

          IndustryWeek

          Rodney Rusk

          Industry 4.0 Business Leader

          Bosch Rexroth

          Michael Gray

          Senior Director of Programs

          SAIC

          Elizabeth Griffith

          Director of Engineering

          Faurecia Interior Systems

          Kevin Bester

          Director of Data & Analytics

          Steelcase

          Jason A. Tyszko

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

          US Chamber of Commerce Foundation

          Scott Ellsworth

          Managing Director

          Accenture

            Radha Krishnan

            President and CEO

            Detroit Engineered Products (DEP)

            Jay Douglass

            Chief Operating Officer

            Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM)

            David Pistrui, Ph.D.

            Industry Liaison and Clinical Professor of Engineering

            University of Detroit Mercy, College of Engineering & Science

            Ty Smith

            Supervisor - Risk Advisory Services

            RSM US

            Dr. Ryan Nelson

            Urologist

            Michigan Institute of Urology

            Lisa Lunsford

            CEO

            Global Strategic Supply Solutions (GS3 Global)

            Sassa Akervall

            CEO

            Akervall Technologies Inc.

            Chris Dole

            Partner

            Soothsayer Analytics

            Carl Vause

            CEO

            Soft Robotics

            Steven Merahn, MD

            Chief Medical Officer

            Centria Healthcare

            Jeff Burnstein

            President

            Association for Advancing Automation (A3)

            Jeff Gibson

            Director of Advanced Business Strategy

            Herman Miller

            Mark Barrott

            Principal

            Plante Moran

            Jason Waack

            Vice President of Technology

            Pillar Technology

              Craig Niese

              Manager, Process Technology & Development

              General Dynamics Land Systems

              Mike Folster

              Robotics Product Manager

              BEHCO-MRM

              Dr. Julie R. Bartholomew

              Chief Innovation Technology Officer

              RPG | IMX

              Don Loepp

              Editor

              Plastics News

              John Healy

              Vice President and Managing Director, Kelly Outsourcing and Consulting Group

              Kelly Services, Inc.

              Kevin Kerrigan

              Senior Vice President, Automotive Office

              MEDC

              Dr. Murthy Kolluru

              Chief Mentor, Soothsayer Analytics & Founder, INSOFE

              Soothsayer Analytics

              Adam Ludwig Brown

              US Marketing Manager

              ProGlove

              Andrew Kalinowski

              International Businesss Development Manager

              Thunder Technologies LLC

              Dr. Jun Ni

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

              University of Michigan

                Brad Ferguson

                Vice President, Technical Sales Americas

                PTC

                Saleem Chaudhary

                Net Ops Automation Architect

                Ford Motor Company

                Dr. Marco Kampka

                Head of Gear and Transmission Technology

                Fraunhofer USA

                Kylee Guenther

                CEO

                Spectalite

                Christopher Koch

                Senior Field Application Engineer

                Robert Bosch LLC

                Andreas Hassold

                Connected Industry Consultant

                Bosch Rexroth

                Rebecca Taylor

                Senior Vice President

                National Center for Manufacturing Sciences

                Daoxia Ding

                Industry 4.0 Lead, Senior Consultant

                P3 North America

                Tony Vernaci

                President

                Aerospace Industry Association of Michigan

                Bob Brincheck

                Business Transformation Director

                PTC

                Rehan Hasan

                Co-founder & COO

                Kenzie Academy

                Brandon Evans

                Automation Engineering Manager

                Whirlpool

                Karthik Gopalakrishnan

                Head of Business - Connected Solutions & IoT

                Robert Bosch LLC

                Jennifer Tisdale

                Director, Connected Mobility & Infrastructure Security Research

                GRIMM

                David K. Dorner

                President

                DornerWorks, Ltd.

                Helena Leurent

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

                World Economic Forum

                Jean-Levy Beaudoin

                VP, Platforms and Innovation

                Averna

                Jeff Hauser

                Senior Vice President, Business Development and Marketing

                Right Management - Great Lakes Region

                Clara Tu

                Program Management and International Education

                Fraunhofer Academy

                Fabian Borowski

                Industry 4.0 Project Manager, North America

                Robert Bosch LLC

                Grace Yuhua Hsia

                Co-Founder and CEO

                Warmilu LLC

                Kevin Lasser

                CEO

                JEMS Telehealth

                Ryne DeBoer

                Vice President of Business Development

                Morey Corporation

                Dr. Richard Davies

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

                Oak Ridge National Laboratory

                Dr. Peter Wawrow

                Director, Applied Research and Development

                St. Clair College

                  Matt Ebrom

                  IoT Solution Architect

                  Whirlpool

                  Michael Arena

                  Chief Talent Officer

                  General Motors