November 9, 2017

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center



Rethinking Industry. Powering the Future.

Learn from the world’s foremost Industry 4.0 thought leaders as they discuss the smart technologies shaping our future at Integr8™, Automation Alley’s one-of-a-kind, global conference focused on the eight technologies currently disrupting the manufacturing industry. Integr8™ will educate and inspire attendees on the advantages and benefits of implementing advanced manufacturing technologies on our factory floors.

What You Can Expect to Learn at Integr8™

Breakout sessions will focus on the following Industry 4.0 technology sectors::

The Industrial Internet of Things


Advanced Materials

Additive Manufacturing

Artificial Intelligence and Big Data


Cloud Computing

Modeling, Simulation and Visualization

Breakout sessions will take a deep-dive into the eight technology sectors of Industry 4.0. These panel discussions and speaker presentations will explore four themes:

Technological Advancements:

  • Cutting-edge technologies worth investing in now
  • Smart factories of the future

Obstacles to Adoption:

  • Understanding barriers to Industry 4.0 implementation
  • Solutions for a digital transformation

Financial ROI:

  • Unlocking the Industry 4.0 value chain
  • Trimming costs, boosting efficiency

Blueprints to Success:

  • Creating an Industry 4.0 roadmap
  • Your company’s path forward

Why Attend Integr8™?


Matt Tyler
President and CEO
Vickers Engineering, Inc.
New Troy, MI, USA

Dustin Walsh
Senior Reporter
Crain's Detroit Business
Detroit, MI, USA

Morning Keynote: Howard Heppelmann
Divisional Vice President and General Manager, Connected Operations Solutions


Dr. Patrick Bressler
Executive Vice President
Fraunhofer USA
Plymouth, MI, USA

Monika A. Minarcin
Automotive Market Manager, Americas
Omron Automation Americas
Hoffman Estates, IL, USA

Dr. Jun Ni
Shien-Ming (Sam) Wu Collegiate Professor of Manufacturing Science and Professor of Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Howie Choset
Professor of Robotics
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA, USA


Elliot Forsyth
Vice President of Business Operations
Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center


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Integr8™ is presented by Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading nonprofit technology and manufacturing business association, connecting industry, academia and government to fuel Southeast Michigan’s economy and accelerate innovation. The mission of Automation Alley is to position Southeast Michigan as a global leader in Industry 4.0 by helping our members increase revenue, reduce costs and think strategically as they keep pace with rapid technological changes in manufacturing.

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