Speakers

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

Dr. Patricia A. Chatman

Dean, School of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development

Henry Ford College

Bala Shetty

Partner & Co-Founder

Driven-4

Grace Yuhua Hsia

Co-Founder and CEO

Warmilu LLC

Dr. Craig Blue

Director

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    Ty Smith

    Supervisor - Risk Advisory Services

    RSM US

    Carl Vause

    CEO

    Soft Robotics

    Andrew Kalinowski

    International Businesss Development Manager

    Thunder Technologies LLC

    Lisa Lunsford

    CEO

    Global Strategic Supply Solutions (GS3 Global)

    Timothy Commins

    Engineering Manager

    Benteler Automotive

    Michael Arena

    Chief Talent Officer

    General Motors

    Adam Ludwig Brown

    US Marketing Manager

    ProGlove

    David K. Dorner

    President

    DornerWorks, Ltd.

    Jason Waack

    Vice President of Technology

    Pillar Technology

      Mark Lezotte

      Shareholder

      Butzel Long

      Mark Barrott

      Principal

      Plante Moran

      Karthik Gopalakrishnan

      Head of Business - Connected Solutions & IoT

      Robert Bosch LLC

      Jennifer Tisdale

      Director, Connected Mobility & Infrastructure Security Research

      GRIMM

      Rehan Hasan

      Co-founder & COO

      Kenzie Academy

      Helena Leurent

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

      World Economic Forum

      Christopher Koch

      Senior Field Application Engineer

      Robert Bosch LLC

      Tony Vernaci

      President

      Aerospace Industry Association of Michigan

      Jeff Hauser

      Senior Vice President, Business Development and Marketing

      Right Management - Great Lakes Region

      Scott Perdue

      President

      Configit Inc.

      Kevin Kerrigan

      Senior Vice President, Automotive Office

      MEDC

      Dale Kirk

      Vice President of Engineering

      Comcast

        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

        Carrie Uhl

        Vice President, Purchasing and Supply Chain

        Magna International

        Scott Kraemer

        Production Development Engineer

        Carbon

        Prashant K Dhingra

        Machine Learning Lead

        Google

        Clara Tu

        Program Management and International Education

        Fraunhofer Academy

        Dr. Marco Kampka

        Head of Gear and Transmission Technology

        Fraunhofer USA

        Brian Gilmore

        Chief Technology Evangelist - IoT

        Splunk

        Brad Ferguson

        Vice President, Technical Sales Americas

        PTC

        John Patrick Hitch

        Senior Technology Writer

        IndustryWeek

        Steven Merahn, MD

        Chief Medical Officer

        Centria Healthcare

        Dr. Frank W. Gayle

        Deputy Director, Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office

        National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

        Chris Dole

        Partner

        Soothsayer Analytics

        Mike Folster

        Robotics Product Manager

        BEHCO-MRM

        Vicky Rad

        Deputy Director, Department of Planning and Economic Development

        Macomb County Planning and Economic Development

        Brandon Evans

        Automation Engineering Manager

        Whirlpool

        Kurt Dykema

        Director of Technology

        Twisthink

        Dr. Ryan Nelson

        Urologist

        Michigan Institute of Urology

        Kevin Bester

        Director of Data & Analytics

        Steelcase

        Elizabeth Griffith

        Director of Engineering

        Faurecia Interior Systems

        Craig Niese

        Manager, Process Technology & Development

        General Dynamics Land Systems

        Tom Kelly

        Executive Director and CEO

        Automation Alley

        Benjamin Simon

        Special Agent

        Federal Bureau of Investigation, Detroit Field Office

        Floyd Dickson

        Vice President

        Tutelar Technologies Inc.

        Lynn Bishop

        Vice President of Engineering Services

        Pratt & Miller Engineering

        Michael Gray

        Senior Director of Programs

        SAIC

        Kylee Guenther

        CEO

        Spectalite

        Jeff Gibson

        Director of Advanced Business Strategy

        Herman Miller

        Dr. Murthy Kolluru

        Chief Mentor, Soothsayer Analytics & Founder, INSOFE

        Soothsayer Analytics

        Michael Mahfet

        CEO

        Ascent Aerospace

          Jeff Brum

          Senior Technology Consultant

          Mechdyne Corporation

          Dr. Jun Ni

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

          University of Michigan

            Dr. Richard Davies

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

            Oak Ridge National Laboratory

            Cynthia Hutchison

            Senior Director

            Automation Alley

            Ryne DeBoer

            Vice President of Business Development

            Morey Corporation

            Daoxia Ding

            Industry 4.0 Lead, Senior Consultant

            P3 North America

            Andreas Hassold

            Connected Industry Consultant

            Bosch Rexroth

            Jeff Simek

            General Manager - Operations

            RCO Aerospace & RCO Engineering

            Rebecca Taylor

            Senior Vice President

            National Center for Manufacturing Sciences

            Jean-Levy Beaudoin

            VP, Platforms and Innovation

            Averna

            C.S. Tremblay

            Founder

            ZeroDefectManufacturing.com

            Don Loepp

            Editor

            Plastics News

            Fred Bellio

            Managing Partner & Co-Founder

            Driven-4

            Robert T. Ruffini

            President

            Fluxtrol, Inc.

            Dr. Louay M. Chamra

            Dean of the School of Engineering and Computer Science

            Oakland University

              Dr. Peter Wawrow

              Director, Applied Research and Development

              St. Clair College

                Matt Tyler

                CEO

                Red Rabbit Automation & Vickers Engineering

                Noel H Nevshehir

                Director International Business Services and Industry 4.0 Strategic Partnerships

                Automation Alley

                Kevin Aretha

                Industry Sales Manager

                Rockwell Automation

                Kelly MacVoy Guffey

                Chief Revenue Officer

                DWM Holdings

                Darrell Kleinke

                Director of Engnineering Graduate Programs

                University of Detroit Mercy

                Radha Krishnan

                President and CEO

                Detroit Engineered Products (DEP)

                Fabian Borowski

                Industry 4.0 Project Manager, North America

                Robert Bosch LLC

                Dr. Julie R. Bartholomew

                Chief Innovation Technology Officer

                RPG | IMX

                Bryan Crutchfield

                Vice President and General Manager - North America

                Materialise

                Sassa Akervall

                CEO

                Akervall Technologies Inc.

                John Healy

                Vice President and Managing Director, Kelly Outsourcing and Consulting Group

                Kelly Services, Inc.

                Rodney Rusk

                Industry 4.0 Business Leader

                Bosch Rexroth

                Kevin Lasser

                CEO

                JEMS Telehealth

                Bob Brincheck

                Business Transformation Director

                PTC

                Jay Douglass

                Chief Operating Officer

                Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM)

                Matt Ebrom

                IoT Solution Architect

                Whirlpool

                Scott Ellsworth

                Managing Director

                Accenture

                  David Pistrui, Ph.D.

                  Industry Liaison and Clinical Professor of Engineering

                  University of Detroit Mercy, College of Engineering & Science

                  Jeff Burnstein

                  President

                  Association for Advancing Automation (A3)