We had a blast at Integr8 2017!

More than 500 professionals from the technology and manufacturing worlds converged on Detroit, Nov. 9, 2017 for a day of deep Industry 4.0 learning at Automation Alley’s first-ever Integr8 conference and expo. From smart machines that think and perceive to immersive technologies that can train our future workforce, this global event not only put the city of Detroit and the state of Michigan in the spotlight as a key player in the Industry 4.0 space, but it also taught us valuable lessons about where advanced manufacturing is headed.

Fast and Furious: Rapid Design and Prototyping with 3D Printing

Robotic Applications of Today and Tomorrow 

Stop Hackers in Their Tracks

Connecting the Dots: IIoT on Your Factory Floor 

Blurring the Lines Between the Digital and Physical World 

How AR and VR Can Transform Your Business with Wedoo LLC

Fast and Furious II: How Advanced Materials Are Revolutionizing All Industries

State of the Factory: Automation and Robotics in Global Manufacturing 

The Cloud: Keeping Your Car’s Data Protected

Don’t Leave Your Data Stranded in The Field: The Benefits of IIoT

The Art of Making: MSV Explored

A Collaborative Workforce: Simplifying Complex Human-Robot Interaction

Is Your Database Safe? Protecting Networks from Security Breaches

Next-Gen Factories: Unlocking the Value of IIoT

Transforming Automotive and Industrial Manufacturing Through AI, Deep Learning and Virtual Reality

Marketing Automation Across the Full Customer Journey

Dr. André Weimerskirch
Vice President of Cybersecurity
Lear Corporation
Southfield, Michigan, USA

Ira Hoffman
Shareholder
Butzel Long
Washington, D.C., USA

Floyd Dickson
Vice President
Tutelar Technologies Inc.
Ontario, Canada

Mike Ray
Global Business Development Lead, Auto
Autodesk
Novi, MI, USA

Mike De Boer
Vice President and Executive Leader
GE Digital
Detroit, MI, USA

Alexander M. Swoboda
CEO
FACTON Inc.
Potsdam, Germany

Clara Tu
Program Management and International Education
Fraunhofer Academy
Munich, Germany

Dennis Hodges
Chief Information Officer
Inteva Products, LLC
Troy, MI, USA

Brent Kelso
Director of Marketing & Business Development, North America
Comau LLC
Southfield, MI, USA

Godfrey Nolan
President
RIIS LLC
Troy, MI, USA

Jeff Burnstein
President
Association for Advancing Automation (A3)
Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Gary White
Regional Account Manager
Act-On Software, Inc.

C.S. Tremblay
Founder
ZeroDefectManufacturing.com
Detroit, MI, USA

Lawrence E. Brown
Executive Director
American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ALMMII)
Detroit, MI, USA

Matt Tyler
President and CEO
Vickers Engineering, Inc.
New Troy, MI, USA

Dwight Carlson
CEO & Founder
Coherix, Inc.
Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Marc DiGregorio
Director, Go To Market Strategy and Customer Success
Stratasys, Ltd.
Cambridge, MA, USA

Robi Mitra
Chairman and CEO
K&A Resource Group
Sterling Heights, MI, USA

Dr. Jürgen Seyler
Founder, Managing Member and CEO
Automation of Things LLC & Automation of Things Europe GmbH
Albstadt, Germany

Lucian Fogoros
Co-Founder and Managing Director
IIoT-World.com
Cleveland, OH, USA

Andrew Dallas
Vice President of Federal Systems
Soar Technology, Inc.
Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Daimon E. Geopfert
National Leader and Principal, Security and Privacy Consulting, Risk Advisory Services
RSM US LLP
Southfield, MI, USA

Keynote: Howard Heppelmann
Divisional Vice President and General Manager, Connected Operations Solutions
PTC
Boston, MA, USA

Venki Sundarraj
Vice President, Sales Strategy and Transformation
Tata Technologies
Novi, MI, USA

Keynote: Ian Steff
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing
U.S. Department of Commerce
Washington, D.C., USA

David Darbyshire
Co-Owner
DASI Solutions LLC
Pontiac, MI, USA

Josh Gembala
Enhanced Security Services Manager
ASK
Lansing, MI, USA

Chris Heiler
Senior Management Consultant
P3 North America
Portland, OR, USA

Tom Kelly
Executive Director
Automation Alley
Troy, MI, USA

Rebecca Taylor
Senior Vice President
National Center for Manufacturing Sciences
Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Dr. Jun Ni
Shien-Ming (Sam) Wu Collegiate Professor of Manufacturing Science and Professor of Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Allan Langfield
Executive Director, Product Management, ActiveCore
Comcast Business
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Bill Veenhuis
Senior Solutions Architect, Automotive Group
NVIDIA
Detroit, MI, USA

Paul Ryznar
Founder, President and CEO
OPS Solutions
Wixom, MI, USA

Joel Cardella
Director of Security Strategy
CBI (Creative Breakthroughs, Inc.)
Detroit, MI, USA

Dr. Flavio Bonomi
Co-founder and CEO
Nebbiolo Technologies
Palo Alto, CA, USA

Diana Kelley
Cybersecurity Field CTO
Microsoft
Rye, NH, USA

Adrienne Roberts
Reporter
The Wall Street Journal
Detroit, MI, USA

Bruce Legge
Executive Vice President & General Manager, Defense
Automation Alley
Troy, MI, USA

Pavan Muzumdar
Chief Operating Officer
Automation Alley
Troy, MI, USA

Daniel Moore
Technical Supporter
Universal Robots
Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Elliot Forsyth
Vice President of Business Operations
Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center
Plymouth, MI, USA

Ruediger Stern
President, North America
FACTON Inc.
Potsdam, Germany

Dr. John F. Carrier
Senior Lecturer, System Dynamics Group
MIT Sloan School of Management.
Cambridge, MA, USA

Andrea Helbach
Structures Manufacturing Team Lead
United States Air Force
Dayton, OH, USA

Alex Huckstepp
Automotive Sales Director
Carbon
Redwood City, CA, USA

Travis Rosiek
Chief Technology and Strategy Officer
BluVector
Washington, D.C., USA

David Greenfield
Director of Content/Editor-in-Chief
PMMI Media Group/Automation World
Chicago, IL, USA

James B. Toeniskoetter
President and Chief Operating Officer
HIROTEC AMERICA, Inc.
Auburn Hills, MI, USA

Jennifer Llewellyn
Manager, Workforce Development/ Director
Oakland County Michigan Works! Agency
Waterford, MI, USA

Jim VanderMey
Chief Innovation Officer
OST
Grand Rapids, MI, USA

Dustin Walsh
Senior Reporter
Crain's Detroit Business
Detroit, MI, USA

Mark Franks
Director, Global Automation, Vehicle Manufacturing Engineering
General Motors
Detroit, MI, USA

Allison Grealis
Founder and President
Women in Manufacturing
Independence, OH, USA

Miguel A. Morales
Director, Internet of Things
Parker Hannifin Corporation
Cleveland, OH, USA

Dr. Keith Weiss
Counsel
Brinks Gilson & Lione
Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Michael King
President, Data Analytics & IoT
LHP Engineering Solutions
Columbus, IN, USA

Dr. Patrick Bressler
Executive Vice President
Fraunhofer USA
Plymouth, MI, USA

Gianluca Di Stefano
President, Member of the Board
Reply Inc.
Auburn Hills, MI, USA

Kevin Ostby
Vice President
FANUC America Corporation
Rochester Hills, MI, USA

Tricia Aanderud
Director, Data Visualization Practice
Zencos Consulting
Raleigh-Durham, NC, USA

Monika Minarcin
Digital Business Integration Manager
Accenture Digital
Chicago, IL, USA

Joseph Gemma
Chief Regional Officer – North America
KUKA Robotics Corporation
Shelby Township, MI, USA

C. Todd Ratcliffe
Section Chief
Cyber Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
Washington, D.C., USA

Sarah Russell
Shareholder
Clayton & McKervey
Southfield, MI, USA

Gaia Dempsey
Co-Founder
DAQRI
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Harry Carollo
Technical Sales Manager, Analytics
IBM Corporation
Detroit, MI, USA

J. Scot Sharland
Executive Director
Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG)
Southfield, MI, USA

Aaron Greco
Mechanical/Materials Engineer, Energy Systems
Argonne National Laboratory
Argonne, IL, USA

Monte Falcoff
Registered Patent Attorney and Principal
Harness Dickey
Troy, MI, USA

Franco Bevione
CEO
Wedoo LLC
Birmingham, MI, USA

Dr. Howie Choset
CTO, Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute
Robotics Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Jeffrey Jaczkowski
Associate Director, Ground Systems Cyber Engineering
TARDEC
Warren, MI, USA

Mike Chen
Corporate Engineering Group Manager
Omron Automation Americas
Hoffman Estates, IL, USA

Dr. Tim Weber
Global Head of 3D Printing Advanced Applications and Materials
HP Inc.
Corvallis, OR, USA

Dr. Kenneth Church
Chairman and CEO
nScrypt, Inc.
Orlando, FL, USA

Timothy Commins
Manager, Operations Engineering
Dana Corporation
Auburn Hills, MI, USA

Dr. Barbara L. Ciaramitaro
Chair, Decision Science Department
Director, Center for Cybersecurity Leadership
Walsh College
Troy, MI, USA

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors!

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100+ Media Outlets 
Media OutletsMedia buzz surrounding the 2017 Integr8 conference was widespread, including coverage and conference attendance from The Wall Street Journal, The Detroit News, The Detroit Free Press, Bloomberg News, The Washington Times, The Associated Press, Miami Herald, San Francisco Chronicle, Corp! Magazine, Crain’s Detroit Business, HOUR Magazine, DBusiness, WJR, WWJ, MLive, Benzinga, Bridge Magazine, Comcast Newsmakers, IIOT-WORLD.com, Industry Today, Plastics Technology, Modern Machine Shop, Graphic Speak, PR Web, MITech News, Xconomy, Cutting Tool Engineering, Michigan Business Network, Automation World, IT in the D and many more!

250+ Companies represented 
Countries represented: USA, Germany, Canada, Italy, Japan, France, China, Ireland, and Greece.

Map of Countries Represented