Speakers

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

Mike Folster

Robotics Product Manager

BEHCO-MRM

Robert T. Ruffini

President

Fluxtrol, Inc.

Michael Mahfet

CEO

Ascent Aerospace

    Kevin Lasser

    CEO

    JEMS Telehealth

    Prashant K Dhingra

    Machine Learning Lead

    Google

    Matt Tyler

    CEO

    Red Rabbit Automation & Vickers Engineering

    Benjamin Simon

    Special Agent

    Federal Bureau of Investigation, Detroit Field Office

    Kylee Guenther

    CEO

    Spectalite

    Tony Vernaci

    President

    Aerospace Industry Association of Michigan

    Fabian Borowski

    Industry 4.0 Project Manager, North America

    Robert Bosch LLC

    Dr. Louay M. Chamra

    Dean of the School of Engineering and Computer Science

    Oakland University

      Bryan Crutchfield

      Vice President and General Manager - North America

      Materialise

      David K. Dorner

      President

      DornerWorks, Ltd.

      Jeff Simek

      General Manager - Operations

      RCO Aerospace & RCO Engineering

      Dr. Craig Blue

      Director

      Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program Oak Ridge National Laboratory

        Brad Ferguson

        Vice President, Technical Sales Americas

        PTC

        John Patrick Hitch

        Senior Technology Writer

        IndustryWeek

        Andreas Hassold

        Connected Industry Consultant

        Bosch Rexroth

        Darrell Kleinke

        Director of Engnineering Graduate Programs

        University of Detroit Mercy

        Michael Arena

        Chief Talent Officer

        General Motors

        Bob Brincheck

        Business Transformation Director

        PTC

        Ryne DeBoer

        Vice President of Business Development

        Morey Corporation

        Tom Kelly

        Executive Director and CEO

        Automation Alley

        Floyd Dickson

        Vice President

        Tutelar Technologies Inc.

        Bala Shetty

        Partner & Co-Founder

        Driven-4

        Scott Ellsworth

        Managing Director

        Accenture

          David Pistrui, Ph.D.

          Industry Liaison and Clinical Professor of Engineering

          University of Detroit Mercy, College of Engineering & Science

          Scott Kraemer

          Production Development Engineer

          Carbon

          Matt Ebrom

          IoT Solution Architect

          Whirlpool

          Brandon Evans

          Automation Engineering Manager

          Whirlpool

          Rodney Rusk

          Industry 4.0 Business Leader

          Bosch Rexroth

          Dr. Frank W. Gayle

          Deputy Director, Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office

          National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

          Jeff Burnstein

          President

          Association for Advancing Automation (A3)

          Kelly MacVoy Guffey

          Chief Revenue Officer

          DWM Holdings

          Noel H Nevshehir

          Director International Business Services and Industry 4.0 Strategic Partnerships

          Automation Alley

          Dr. Marco Kampka

          Head of Gear and Transmission Technology

          Fraunhofer USA

          Sassa Akervall

          CEO

          Akervall Technologies Inc.

          Cynthia Hutchison

          Senior Director

          Automation Alley

          Elizabeth Griffith

          Director of Engineering

          Faurecia Interior Systems

          Jeff Gibson

          Director of Advanced Business Strategy

          Herman Miller

          Andrew Kalinowski

          International Businesss Development Manager

          Thunder Technologies LLC

          Ty Smith

          Supervisor - Risk Advisory Services

          RSM US

          Mark Barrott

          Principal

          Plante Moran

          Clara Tu

          Program Management and International Education

          Fraunhofer Academy

          Carrie Uhl

          Vice President, Purchasing and Supply Chain

          Magna International

          Helena Leurent

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

          World Economic Forum

          Adam Ludwig Brown

          US Marketing Manager

          ProGlove

          Dr. Murthy Kolluru

          Chief Mentor, Soothsayer Analytics & Founder, INSOFE

          Soothsayer Analytics

          Carl Vause

          CEO

          Soft Robotics

          Christopher Koch

          Senior Field Application Engineer

          Robert Bosch LLC

          Vicky Rad

          Deputy Director, Department of Planning and Economic Development

          Macomb County Planning and Economic Development

          Dr. Jun Ni

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

          University of Michigan

            Brian Gilmore

            Chief Technology Evangelist - IoT

            Splunk

            Jennifer Tisdale

            Director, Connected Mobility & Infrastructure Security Research

            GRIMM

            Jeff Hauser

            Senior Vice President, Business Development and Marketing

            Right Management - Great Lakes Region

            Kevin Bester

            Director of Data & Analytics

            Steelcase

            Steven Merahn, MD

            Chief Medical Officer

            Centria Healthcare

            C.S. Tremblay

            Founder

            ZeroDefectManufacturing.com

            Jason Waack

            Vice President of Technology

            Pillar Technology

              Don Loepp

              Editor

              Plastics News

              Dr. Julie R. Bartholomew

              Chief Innovation Technology Officer

              RPG | IMX

              Dale Kirk

              Vice President of Engineering

              Comcast

                John Healy

                Vice President and Managing Director, Kelly Outsourcing and Consulting Group

                Kelly Services, Inc.

                Daoxia Ding

                Industry 4.0 Lead, Senior Consultant

                P3 North America

                Lynn Bishop

                Vice President of Engineering Services

                Pratt & Miller Engineering

                Dr. Peter Wawrow

                Director, Applied Research and Development

                St. Clair College

                  Scott Perdue

                  President

                  Configit Inc.

                  Kevin Aretha

                  Industry Sales Manager

                  Rockwell Automation

                  Mark Lezotte

                  Shareholder

                  Butzel Long

                  Dr. Richard Davies

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

                  Oak Ridge National Laboratory

                  Grace Yuhua Hsia

                  Co-Founder and CEO

                  Warmilu LLC

                  Saleem Chaudhary

                  Net Ops Automation Architect

                  Ford Motor Company

                  Kevin Kerrigan

                  Senior Vice President, Automotive Office

                  MEDC

                  Timothy Commins

                  Engineering Manager

                  Benteler Automotive

                  Jean-Levy Beaudoin

                  VP, Platforms and Innovation

                  Averna

                  Karthik Gopalakrishnan

                  Head of Business - Connected Solutions & IoT

                  Robert Bosch LLC

                  Jeff Brum

                  Senior Technology Consultant

                  Mechdyne Corporation

                  Craig Niese

                  Manager, Process Technology & Development

                  General Dynamics Land Systems

                  Radha Krishnan

                  President and CEO

                  Detroit Engineered Products (DEP)

                  Lisa Lunsford

                  CEO

                  Global Strategic Supply Solutions (GS3 Global)

                  Chris Dole

                  Partner

                  Soothsayer Analytics

                  Rehan Hasan

                  Co-founder & COO

                  Kenzie Academy

                  Kurt Dykema

                  Director of Technology

                  Twisthink

                  Rebecca Taylor

                  Senior Vice President

                  National Center for Manufacturing Sciences

                  Fred Bellio

                  Managing Partner & Co-Founder

                  Driven-4

                  Jason A. Tyszko

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

                  US Chamber of Commerce Foundation

                  Dr. Ryan Nelson

                  Urologist

                  Michigan Institute of Urology

                  Dr. Patricia A. Chatman

                  Dean, School of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development

                  Henry Ford College

                  Michael Gray

                  Senior Director of Programs

                  SAIC

                  Jay Douglass

                  Chief Operating Officer

                  Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM)