Speakers

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

Brandon Evans

Automation Engineering Manager

Whirlpool

Chris Dole

Partner

Soothsayer Analytics

Lynn Bishop

Vice President of Engineering Services

Pratt & Miller Engineering

Steven Merahn, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Centria Healthcare

Karthik Gopalakrishnan

Head of Business - Connected Solutions & IoT

Robert Bosch LLC

Dale Kirk

Vice President of Engineering

Comcast

    Carl Vause

    CEO

    Soft Robotics

    Lisa Lunsford

    CEO

    Global Strategic Supply Solutions (GS3 Global)

    Jay Douglass

    Chief Operating Officer

    Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM)

    Brad Ferguson

    Vice President, Technical Sales Americas

    PTC

    Jeff Brum

    Senior Technology Consultant

    Mechdyne Corporation

    David Pistrui, Ph.D.

    Industry Liaison and Clinical Professor of Engineering

    University of Detroit Mercy, College of Engineering & Science

    Grace Yuhua Hsia

    Co-Founder and CEO

    Warmilu LLC

    Jeff Gibson

    Director of Advanced Business Strategy

    Herman Miller

    Tony Vernaci

    President

    Aerospace Industry Association of Michigan

    Christopher Koch

    Senior Field Application Engineer

    Robert Bosch LLC

    Kevin Lasser

    CEO

    JEMS Telehealth

    Scott Kraemer

    Production Development Engineer

    Carbon

    Carrie Uhl

    Vice President, Purchasing and Supply Chain

    Magna International

    Robert T. Ruffini

    President

    Fluxtrol, Inc.

    Radha Krishnan

    President and CEO

    Detroit Engineered Products (DEP)

    John Patrick Hitch

    Senior Technology Writer

    IndustryWeek

    Matt Ebrom

    IoT Solution Architect

    Whirlpool

    Dr. Marco Kampka

    Head of Gear and Transmission Technology

    Fraunhofer USA

    Mark Barrott

    Principal

    Plante Moran

    Bala Shetty

    Partner & Co-Founder

    Driven-4

    Dr. Richard Davies

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

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    Michael Arena

    Chief Talent Officer

    General Motors

    Fred Bellio

    Managing Partner & Co-Founder

    Driven-4

    Floyd Dickson

    Vice President

    Tutelar Technologies Inc.

    Prashant K Dhingra

    Machine Learning Lead

    Google

    Timothy Commins

    Engineering Manager

    Benteler Automotive

    Cynthia Hutchison

    Senior Director

    Automation Alley

    Scott Ellsworth

    Managing Director

    Accenture

      Tom Kelly

      Executive Director and CEO

      Automation Alley

      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

        Jean-Levy Beaudoin

        VP, Platforms and Innovation

        Averna

        Michael Mahfet

        CEO

        Ascent Aerospace

          David K. Dorner

          President

          DornerWorks, Ltd.

          Dr. Ryan Nelson

          Urologist

          Michigan Institute of Urology

          Noel H Nevshehir

          Director International Business Services and Industry 4.0 Strategic Partnerships

          Automation Alley

          Mike Folster

          Robotics Product Manager

          BEHCO-MRM

          Kylee Guenther

          CEO

          Spectalite

          Jeff Simek

          General Manager - Operations

          RCO Aerospace & RCO Engineering

          Dr. Patricia A. Chatman

          Dean, School of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development

          Henry Ford College

          Kelly MacVoy Guffey

          Chief Revenue Officer

          DWM Holdings

          Jeff Hauser

          Senior Vice President, Business Development and Marketing

          Right Management - Great Lakes Region

          Daoxia Ding

          Industry 4.0 Lead, Senior Consultant

          P3 North America

          Saleem Chaudhary

          Net Ops Automation Architect

          Ford Motor Company

          Jason A. Tyszko

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

          US Chamber of Commerce Foundation

          Brian Gilmore

          Chief Technology Evangelist - IoT

          Splunk

          Adam Ludwig Brown

          US Marketing Manager

          ProGlove

          Matt Tyler

          CEO

          Red Rabbit Automation & Vickers Engineering

          Rebecca Taylor

          Senior Vice President

          National Center for Manufacturing Sciences

          Helena Leurent

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

          World Economic Forum

          Fabian Borowski

          Industry 4.0 Project Manager, North America

          Robert Bosch LLC

          Jennifer Tisdale

          Director, Connected Mobility & Infrastructure Security Research

          GRIMM

          Clara Tu

          Program Management and International Education

          Fraunhofer Academy

          Kevin Bester

          Director of Data & Analytics

          Steelcase

          Craig Niese

          Manager, Process Technology & Development

          General Dynamics Land Systems

          Dr. Murthy Kolluru

          Chief Mentor, Soothsayer Analytics & Founder, INSOFE

          Soothsayer Analytics

          Dr. Craig Blue

          Director

          Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program Oak Ridge National Laboratory

            Michael Gray

            Senior Director of Programs

            SAIC

            Benjamin Simon

            Special Agent

            Federal Bureau of Investigation, Detroit Field Office

            Andrew Kalinowski

            International Businesss Development Manager

            Thunder Technologies LLC

            Vicky Rad

            Deputy Director, Department of Planning and Economic Development

            Macomb County Planning and Economic Development

            Rodney Rusk

            Industry 4.0 Business Leader

            Bosch Rexroth

            Elizabeth Griffith

            Director of Engineering

            Faurecia Interior Systems

            Dr. Jun Ni

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

            University of Michigan

              Ryne DeBoer

              Vice President of Business Development

              Morey Corporation

              Jeff Burnstein

              President

              Association for Advancing Automation (A3)

              John Healy

              Vice President and Managing Director, Kelly Outsourcing and Consulting Group

              Kelly Services, Inc.

              Dr. Frank W. Gayle

              Deputy Director, Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office

              National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

              Jason Waack

              Vice President of Technology

              Pillar Technology

                C.S. Tremblay

                Founder

                ZeroDefectManufacturing.com

                Sassa Akervall

                CEO

                Akervall Technologies Inc.

                Ty Smith

                Supervisor - Risk Advisory Services

                RSM US

                Dr. Peter Wawrow

                Director, Applied Research and Development

                St. Clair College

                  Andreas Hassold

                  Connected Industry Consultant

                  Bosch Rexroth

                  Bob Brincheck

                  Business Transformation Director

                  PTC

                  Scott Perdue

                  President

                  Configit Inc.

                  Kevin Kerrigan

                  Senior Vice President, Automotive Office

                  MEDC

                  Darrell Kleinke

                  Director of Engnineering Graduate Programs

                  University of Detroit Mercy

                  Kevin Aretha

                  Industry Sales Manager

                  Rockwell Automation

                  Rehan Hasan

                  Co-founder & COO

                  Kenzie Academy

                  Don Loepp

                  Editor

                  Plastics News

                  Dr. Julie R. Bartholomew

                  Chief Innovation Technology Officer

                  RPG | IMX

                  Kurt Dykema

                  Director of Technology

                  Twisthink

                  Mark Lezotte

                  Shareholder

                  Butzel Long