Speakers

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

Ryne DeBoer

Vice President of Business Development

Morey Corporation

Jeff Brum

Senior Technology Consultant

Mechdyne Corporation

Jeff Gibson

Director of Advanced Business Strategy

Herman Miller

Grace Yuhua Hsia

Co-Founder and CEO

Warmilu LLC

Mike Folster

Robotics Product Manager

BEHCO-MRM

Brian Gilmore

Chief Technology Evangelist - IoT

Splunk

Mark Lezotte

Shareholder

Butzel Long

Fred Bellio

Managing Partner & Co-Founder

Driven-4

Bala Shetty

Partner & Co-Founder

Driven-4

Jeff Simek

General Manager - Operations

RCO Aerospace & RCO Engineering

Sassa Akervall

CEO

Akervall Technologies Inc.

Ty Smith

Supervisor - Risk Advisory Services

RSM US

Dr. Craig Blue

Director

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    Helena Leurent

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

    World Economic Forum

    John Patrick Hitch

    Senior Technology Writer

    IndustryWeek

    Dr. Frank W. Gayle

    Deputy Director, Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office

    National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

    Jeff Hauser

    Senior Vice President, Business Development and Marketing

    Right Management - Great Lakes Region

    John Healy

    Vice President and Managing Director, Kelly Outsourcing and Consulting Group

    Kelly Services, Inc.

    C.S. Tremblay

    Founder

    ZeroDefectManufacturing.com

    Clara Tu

    Program Management and International Education

    Fraunhofer Academy

    Michael Gray

    Senior Director of Programs

    SAIC

    Timothy Commins

    Engineering Manager

    Benteler Automotive

    Lynn Bishop

    Vice President of Engineering Services

    Pratt & Miller Engineering

    Andrew Kalinowski

    International Businesss Development Manager

    Thunder Technologies LLC

    Adam Ludwig Brown

    US Marketing Manager

    ProGlove

    Dr. Jun Ni

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

    University of Michigan

      Michael Mahfet

      CEO

      Ascent Aerospace

        Kevin Aretha

        Industry Sales Manager

        Rockwell Automation

        Chris Dole

        Partner

        Soothsayer Analytics

        Bob Brincheck

        Business Transformation Director

        PTC

        Tom Kelly

        Executive Director and CEO

        Automation Alley

        Scott Kraemer

        Production Development Engineer

        Carbon

        Dr. Julie R. Bartholomew

        Chief Innovation Technology Officer

        RPG | IMX

        Matt Tyler

        CEO

        Red Rabbit Automation & Vickers Engineering

        Bryan Crutchfield

        Vice President and General Manager - North America

        Materialise

        Robert T. Ruffini

        President

        Fluxtrol, Inc.

        Matt Ebrom

        IoT Solution Architect

        Whirlpool

        Kurt Dykema

        Director of Technology

        Twisthink

        Vicky Rad

        Deputy Director, Department of Planning and Economic Development

        Macomb County Planning and Economic Development

        Dale Kirk

        Vice President of Engineering

        Comcast

          Steven Merahn, MD

          Chief Medical Officer

          Centria Healthcare

          Carl Vause

          CEO

          Soft Robotics

          Floyd Dickson

          Vice President

          Tutelar Technologies Inc.

          Jason Waack

          Vice President of Technology

          Pillar Technology

            Prashant K Dhingra

            Machine Learning Lead

            Google

            Kevin Bester

            Director of Data & Analytics

            Steelcase

            Dr. Marco Kampka

            Head of Gear and Transmission Technology

            Fraunhofer USA

            Carrie Uhl

            Vice President, Purchasing and Supply Chain

            Magna International

            Dr. Murthy Kolluru

            Chief Mentor, Soothsayer Analytics & Founder, INSOFE

            Soothsayer Analytics

            Michael Arena

            Chief Talent Officer

            General Motors

            Dr. Ryan Nelson

            Urologist

            Michigan Institute of Urology

            Fabian Borowski

            Industry 4.0 Project Manager, North America

            Robert Bosch LLC

            Scott Perdue

            President

            Configit Inc.

            Jason A. Tyszko

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

            US Chamber of Commerce Foundation

            Andreas Hassold

            Connected Industry Consultant

            Bosch Rexroth

            Rehan Hasan

            Co-founder & COO

            Kenzie Academy

            Daoxia Ding

            Industry 4.0 Lead, Senior Consultant

            P3 North America

            Lisa Lunsford

            CEO

            Global Strategic Supply Solutions (GS3 Global)

            Saleem Chaudhary

            Net Ops Automation Architect

            Ford Motor Company

            Dr. Louay M. Chamra

            Dean of the School of Engineering and Computer Science

            Oakland University

              Mark Barrott

              Principal

              Plante Moran

              Dr. Patricia A. Chatman

              Dean, School of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development

              Henry Ford College

              Karthik Gopalakrishnan

              Head of Business - Connected Solutions & IoT

              Robert Bosch LLC

              Kevin Kerrigan

              Senior Vice President, Automotive Office

              MEDC

              Benjamin Simon

              Special Agent

              Federal Bureau of Investigation, Detroit Field Office

              Craig Niese

              Manager, Process Technology & Development

              General Dynamics Land Systems

              Dr. Richard Davies

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

              Oak Ridge National Laboratory

              Darrell Kleinke

              Director of Engnineering Graduate Programs

              University of Detroit Mercy

              Jay Douglass

              Chief Operating Officer

              Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM)

              Scott Ellsworth

              Managing Director

              Accenture

                David K. Dorner

                President

                DornerWorks, Ltd.

                Christopher Koch

                Senior Field Application Engineer

                Robert Bosch LLC

                Kevin Lasser

                CEO

                JEMS Telehealth

                Tony Vernaci

                President

                Aerospace Industry Association of Michigan

                Jean-Levy Beaudoin

                VP, Platforms and Innovation

                Averna

                Dr. Peter Wawrow

                Director, Applied Research and Development

                St. Clair College

                  Kelly MacVoy Guffey

                  Chief Revenue Officer

                  DWM Holdings

                  Noel H Nevshehir

                  Director International Business Services and Industry 4.0 Strategic Partnerships

                  Automation Alley

                  Radha Krishnan

                  President and CEO

                  Detroit Engineered Products (DEP)

                  Cynthia Hutchison

                  Senior Director

                  Automation Alley

                  Kylee Guenther

                  CEO

                  Spectalite

                  Brad Ferguson

                  Vice President, Technical Sales Americas

                  PTC

                  David Pistrui, Ph.D.

                  Industry Liaison and Clinical Professor of Engineering

                  University of Detroit Mercy, College of Engineering & Science

                  Don Loepp

                  Editor

                  Plastics News

                  Brandon Evans

                  Automation Engineering Manager

                  Whirlpool

                  Rebecca Taylor

                  Senior Vice President

                  National Center for Manufacturing Sciences

                  Rodney Rusk

                  Industry 4.0 Business Leader

                  Bosch Rexroth

                  Jennifer Tisdale

                  Director, Connected Mobility & Infrastructure Security Research

                  GRIMM

                  Elizabeth Griffith

                  Director of Engineering

                  Faurecia Interior Systems

                  Jeff Burnstein

                  President

                  Association for Advancing Automation (A3)