TROY – Automation Alley had partnered with the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center to offer a breakout session during its Integr8 conference focused on how the smart and connected technologies of Industry 4.0 are converging to disrupt all industries, from automotive and defense to retail and health care.
TROY—Automation Alley, the technology and manufacturing business association, has announced breakout session topics for its Industry 4.0 conference, Integr8.
Automation Alley, Michigan’s Industry 4.0 knowledge center and leading technology and manufacturing business association, announces that IBM and Intel have signed on as event sponsors for its global Industry 4.0 conference, Integr8.
Automation Alley has come a long way during its 20-year history, mirroring the tale of our region and how technology has dramatically impacted business.
The nonprofit business organization was created by late Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson after hearing complaints from firms about the lack of qualified workers for tech jobs. Patterson, who died in August of pancreatic cancer, launched Automation Alley to address that gap and hopefully keep firms from leaving — a huge issue as the state was losing jobs by the thousands.
It’s still part of the group’s mission as the organization prepares to hold its largest event yet — Integr8 on Nov. 6 at TCF Center (formerly Cobo Center), where 1,000 people and companies from across the globe will convene.
Automation Alley hosted Luminate on Nov. 13 at Detroit’s Renaissance Center. The event served as the kickoff dinner to Automation Alley’s Integr8 2018, a global Industry 4.0 conference. Technology and manufacturing leaders were in attendance, and guests enjoyed a strolling dinner and cocktails.
(WJBK) – The Automation Alley’s Integr8 4.0 conference and Smart Tech expo was held in Detroit this past Wednesday.
The Oakland Press
As with any election year, there’s no shortage of topics vying for attention in Michigan — and they are all important to the citizenry: roads and infrastructure, K-12 education, healthcare coverage and protection of the Great Lakes, just for starters. What’s not being talked about enough, though, is the seismic shift known as Industry 4.0 taking place in manufacturing – Michigan’s crown jewel of industry leadership.
The state of American manufacturing has become an increasingly hot topic of conversation since the 2016 presidential election laid bare the discontent felt by workers and business owners alike.
Automation Alley, a technology and manufacturing business association in Troy, Monday announced the total amount of export sales made by Michigan companies as a result of participation in its trade mission program and other trade-related activities has reached $1 billion.
With the emergence of 3-D holographic engine models and windshield-projected driving directions, industry as we know it is being upended. Technology is enabling technology that produces technology, yielding a new paradigm.