Speakers

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

Bryan Crutchfield

Vice President and General Manager - North America

Materialise

Jean-Levy Beaudoin

VP, Platforms and Innovation

Averna

Tom Kelly

Executive Director and CEO

Automation Alley

David Pistrui, Ph.D.

Industry Liaison and Clinical Professor of Engineering

University of Detroit Mercy, College of Engineering & Science

Elizabeth Griffith

Director of Engineering

Faurecia Interior Systems

Tony Vernaci

President

Aerospace Industry Association of Michigan

Matt Ebrom

IoT Solution Architect

Whirlpool

Dr. Ryan Nelson

Urologist

Michigan Institute of Urology

Jason A. Tyszko

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

US Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Floyd Dickson

Vice President

Tutelar Technologies Inc.

Dr. Marco Kampka

Head of Gear and Transmission Technology

Fraunhofer USA

Saleem Chaudhary

Net Ops Automation Architect

Ford Motor Company

Dr. Peter Wawrow

Director, Applied Research and Development

St. Clair College

    Lynn Bishop

    Vice President of Engineering Services

    Pratt & Miller Engineering

    Dr. Patricia A. Chatman

    Dean, School of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development

    Henry Ford College

    Kelly MacVoy Guffey

    Chief Revenue Officer

    DWM Holdings

    John Patrick Hitch

    Senior Technology Writer

    IndustryWeek

    Andrew Kalinowski

    International Businesss Development Manager

    Thunder Technologies LLC

    Rodney Rusk

    Industry 4.0 Business Leader

    Bosch Rexroth

    Ryne DeBoer

    Vice President of Business Development

    Morey Corporation

    Dr. Julie R. Bartholomew

    Chief Innovation Technology Officer

    RPG | IMX

    Karthik Gopalakrishnan

    Head of Business - Connected Solutions & IoT

    Robert Bosch LLC

    Clara Tu

    Program Management and International Education

    Fraunhofer Academy

    Rebecca Taylor

    Senior Vice President

    National Center for Manufacturing Sciences

    Michael Arena

    Chief Talent Officer

    General Motors

    Scott Kraemer

    Production Development Engineer

    Carbon

    Jay Douglass

    Chief Operating Officer

    Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM)

    Michael Gray

    Senior Director of Programs

    SAIC

    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. Craig Blue

    Director

    Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program Oak Ridge National Laboratory

      Carrie Uhl

      Vice President, Purchasing and Supply Chain

      Magna International

      Fred Bellio

      Managing Partner & Co-Founder

      Driven-4

      Dr. Murthy Kolluru

      Chief Mentor, Soothsayer Analytics & Founder, INSOFE

      Soothsayer Analytics

      Bob Brincheck

      Business Transformation Director

      PTC

      Darrell Kleinke

      Director of Engnineering Graduate Programs

      University of Detroit Mercy

      Matt Tyler

      CEO

      Red Rabbit Automation & Vickers Engineering

      Carl Vause

      CEO

      Soft Robotics

      Mark Lezotte

      Shareholder

      Butzel Long

      Cynthia Hutchison

      Senior Director

      Automation Alley

      Noel H Nevshehir

      Director International Business Services and Industry 4.0 Strategic Partnerships

      Automation Alley

      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

      Mark Barrott

      Principal

      Plante Moran

      Brad Ferguson

      Vice President, Technical Sales Americas

      PTC

      Timothy Commins

      Engineering Manager

      Benteler Automotive

      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

        Kevin Lasser

        CEO

        JEMS Telehealth

        Dr. Jun Ni

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

        University of Michigan

          Lisa Lunsford

          CEO

          Global Strategic Supply Solutions (GS3 Global)

          Mike Folster

          Robotics Product Manager

          BEHCO-MRM

          Benjamin Simon

          Special Agent

          Federal Bureau of Investigation, Detroit Field Office

          Radha Krishnan

          President and CEO

          Detroit Engineered Products (DEP)

          Scott Perdue

          President

          Configit Inc.

          Ty Smith

          Supervisor - Risk Advisory Services

          RSM US

          Jeff Gibson

          Director of Advanced Business Strategy

          Herman Miller

          Chris Dole

          Partner

          Soothsayer Analytics

          Robert T. Ruffini

          President

          Fluxtrol, Inc.

          Dr. Louay M. Chamra

          Dean of the School of Engineering and Computer Science

          Oakland University

            Steven Merahn, MD

            Chief Medical Officer

            Centria Healthcare

            Kevin Kerrigan

            Senior Vice President, Automotive Office

            MEDC

            Craig Niese

            Manager, Process Technology & Development

            General Dynamics Land Systems

            Kevin Bester

            Director of Data & Analytics

            Steelcase

            Kylee Guenther

            CEO

            Spectalite

            Brian Gilmore

            Chief Technology Evangelist - IoT

            Splunk

            Rehan Hasan

            Co-founder & COO

            Kenzie Academy

            Fabian Borowski

            Industry 4.0 Project Manager, North America

            Robert Bosch LLC

            C.S. Tremblay

            Founder

            ZeroDefectManufacturing.com

            Don Loepp

            Editor

            Plastics News

            Jeff Simek

            General Manager - Operations

            RCO Aerospace & RCO Engineering

            Scott Ellsworth

            Managing Director

            Accenture

              Kurt Dykema

              Director of Technology

              Twisthink

              Michael Mahfet

              CEO

              Ascent Aerospace

                Jeff Brum

                Senior Technology Consultant

                Mechdyne Corporation

                Brandon Evans

                Automation Engineering Manager

                Whirlpool

                Christopher Koch

                Senior Field Application Engineer

                Robert Bosch LLC

                Grace Yuhua Hsia

                Co-Founder and CEO

                Warmilu LLC

                Adam Ludwig Brown

                US Marketing Manager

                ProGlove

                Andreas Hassold

                Connected Industry Consultant

                Bosch Rexroth

                Jeff Burnstein

                President

                Association for Advancing Automation (A3)

                Kevin Aretha

                Industry Sales Manager

                Rockwell Automation

                Jennifer Tisdale

                Director, Connected Mobility & Infrastructure Security Research

                GRIMM

                Bala Shetty

                Partner & Co-Founder

                Driven-4

                Dale Kirk

                Vice President of Engineering

                Comcast

                  John Healy

                  Vice President and Managing Director, Kelly Outsourcing and Consulting Group

                  Kelly Services, Inc.

                  Jeff Hauser

                  Senior Vice President, Business Development and Marketing

                  Right Management - Great Lakes Region

                  Sassa Akervall

                  CEO

                  Akervall Technologies Inc.

                  Vicky Rad

                  Deputy Director, Department of Planning and Economic Development

                  Macomb County Planning and Economic Development

                  Prashant K Dhingra

                  Machine Learning Lead

                  Google

                  Daoxia Ding

                  Industry 4.0 Lead, Senior Consultant

                  P3 North America