Integr8™ VIP Dinner & Cocktail Reception 

Wednesday, Nov. 8, 5:30-8:30 p.m. @ Heritage Hall, Little Caesars Arena, Detroit

Enjoy strolling dinner and cocktails with global tech and manufacturing leaders at the kick-off reception for Integr8, Automation Alley's new Industry 4.0 conference. Be among the first to see the highly anticipated Little Caesars Arena, the new home of the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons, as you network with Integr8 speakers, sponsors and panelists in Heritage Hall.

Integr8™ - THE Industry 4.0 Conference 

Thursday, Nov. 9, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. @ Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center

7:30-8:30 a.m.

Registration, breakfast buffet, Technology Expo (Ambassador Ballroom area, 3rd floor)

8:30-9 a.m.

Morning Keynote: Howard Heppelmann, Divisional VP and GM, Connected Operations Solutions, PTC (Ambassador Ballroom, 3rd floor)

9:15-10:30 a.m.

Breakout Sessions (5th floor Conference Rooms)

Fast and Furious: Rapid Design and Prototyping with 3D Printing 

  • Dr. Tim Weber, Global Head of 3D Printing Advanced Applications and Materials, HP Inc.
  • Alex Huckstepp, Automotive Sales Director, Carbon
  • Larry Brown, Executive Director, American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ALMMII) & LIFT
  • Andrea Helbach, Structures Manufacturing Team Lead, United States Air Force
  • Dr. Keith Weiss, Counsel, Brinks Gilson & Lione (Moderator)

Robotic Applications of Today and Tomorrow 

  • Dr. Howie Choset, CTO, Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute and Robotics Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Jeff Burnstein, President, Association for Advancing Automation (Moderator)

Think, Reason and Perceive: The AI Revolution  

Stop Hackers in Their Tracks

Cloud Accumulation: The Risks and Rewards of Cloud Computing 

Connecting the Dots: IIoT on Your Factory Floor 

  • Dr. Jürgen Seyler, Founder, Managing Member and CEO, Automation of Things LLC & Automation of Things Europe GmbH
  • Michael King, President, Data Analytics & IoT, LHP Engineering Solutions
  • Dennis Hodges, Chief Information Officer, Inteva Products, LLC
  • Dr. Jun Ni, Shien-Ming (Sam) Wu Collegiate Professor of Manufacturing Science and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan
  • Lucian Fogoros, Co-Founder and Managing Director, (Moderator)

Blurring the Lines Between the Digital and Physical World 

AR/VR Deep Dive: The future of Industry 4.0 

Join Wedoo for a dynamic presentation of practical AR and VR applications, remote assistance and software solutions for Industry 4.0 meant to improve productivity, lower costs and streamline equipment maintenance.

10:30-10:45 a.m.


10:45 a.m.-noon

Breakout Sessions (5th floor Conference Rooms)

Fast and Furious II: How Advanced Materials Are Revolutionizing All Industries

State of the Factory: Automation and Robotics in Global Manufacturing 

  • Kevin Ostby, Vice President, FANUC America Corporation
  • Brent Kelso, Director of Marketing & Business Development, North America, Comau LLC
  • Matt Tyler, President and CEO, Vickers Engineering, Inc.
  • Sarah Russell, Sarah Russell, Shareholder, Clayton & McKervey (Moderator)

How Smart Factories Manage Their Digital Toolbox

  • Chris Heiler, Senior Management Consultant, P3 North America
  • Ruediger Stern, President, North America, FACTON Inc.
  • Tom Kelly, Executive Director and CEO, Automation Alley
  • David Welch, Detroit Bureau Chief, Bloomberg News (Moderator)

Car to Cloud: Keeping Your Data Protected

  • Elliot Forsyth, Vice President of Business Operations, Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center
  • Diana Kelley, Cybersecurity Field CTO, Microsoft
  • Dr. Barbara L. Ciaramitaro, Chair, Decision Science Department, Director, Center for Cybersecurity Leadership, Walsh College
  • Dr. Pramita Mitra, Research Engineer, Ford
  • Ira Hoffman, Shareholder, Butzel Long (Moderator)

Cloud vs. Fog: What’s Better for Your Business?

  • Dr. Flavio Bonomi, Co-founder and CEO, Nebbiolo Technologies
  • Godfrey Nolan, President, RIIS LLC
  • Harry Carollo, Technical Sales Manager, Analytics, IBM Corporation
  • Cynthia Hutchison, Director, Business Development and Government Affairs, Automation Alley (Moderator)

Don’t Leave Your Data Stranded in The Field: The Benefits of IIoT

  • Mike Chen, Corporate Engineering Group Manager, Omron Automation Americas
  • Miguel A. Morales, Director, Internet of Things, Parker Hannifin Corporation
  • Pavan Muzumdar, Chief Operating Officer, Automation Alley 
  • Matt LaWell, IndustryWeek (Moderator)

The Art of Making: MSV Explored

  • Mike Ray, Global Business Development Lead, Autodesk
  • Venkatesh Sundarraj, VP Sales Strategy and Transformation, Tata Technologies
  • Paul Sagar, VP Product Management, PTC
  • Adrienne Roberts, Reporter, The Wall Street Journal (Moderator)

Noon-1 p.m.

Lunch buffet, Technology Expo (Ambassador Ballroom, 3rd floor)

1-1:30 p.m.

Afternoon Keynote: Ian Steff, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing, U.S. Department of Commerce (Ambassador Ballroom, 3rd floor)

1:40-2:50 p.m.

Breakout Sessions (5th floor Conference Rooms)

A Collaborative Workforce: Simplifying Complex Human-Robot Interaction

  • Mark Franks, Director, Global Automation, Vehicle Manufacturing Engineering, General Motors
  • Joseph Gemma, Chief Regional Officer, North America, KUKA Robotics Corporation
  • Daniel Moore, Technical Supporter, Universal Robots
  • Jeff Burnstein, President, Association for Advancing Automation (A3) (Moderator)

From Analog to Digital: How Do I Start?

Is Your Database Safe? Protecting Networks from Security Breaches

  • Bruce Legge, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Defense, Automation Alley
  • Jeffrey Jaczkowski, Associate Director, Ground Systems Cyber Engineering, TARDEC
  • Rebecca Taylor, Senior Vice President, National Center for Manufacturing Sciences
  • J. Scot Sharland, Executive Director, Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG)
  • Matt LaWell, IndustryWeek (Moderator)

Next-Gen Factories: Unlocking the Value of IIoT

Transforming Automotive and Industrial Manufacturing Through AI, Deep Learning and Virtual Reality

NVIDIA has become “The AI Company” through its integration of Professional Visualization Product with AI, Deep Learning Frameworks and accelerated analytics, driving development of autonomous vehicles, advanced robotics and collaboration of vehicle design. Join NVIDIA for a discussion on the tools and solutions available and show how organizations are already transform moonshots into real results. Topics will include:  Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, CAE Simulation, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality.

Marketing Automation Across the Full Customer Journey

In this session by Act-On and Biznet we put the spotlight on marketing automation and how companies are utilizing tools like Act-On to build their brand, drive demand and expand customer relationships.

  • Gary White, Regional Account Manager, Act-On Software
  • Kevin Krason, Chief Visionary Officer, Biznet Digital

2:50-3:20 p.m.

Out of The Ballpark Break featuring Detroit-themed snacks, Technology Expo (Ambassador Ballroom area, 3rd floor)

3:20-4:30 p.m.

A Workforce Re-Imagined: Jobs in the Digital Era  (Ambassador Ballroom, 3rd Floor)

  • Dr. John F. Carrier, Senior Lecturer, System Dynamics Group, MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Clara Tu, Program Management and International Education, Fraunhofer Academy
  • Allison Grealis, Founder and President, Women in Manufacturing
  • Brian Salkowski, President, Managed Services, Impellam North America
  • Jennifer Llewellyn, Manager, Workforce Development/ Director, Oakland County Michigan Works! Agency
  • Robi Mitra, Chairman and CEO, K&A Resource Group (Moderator)

4:30-6 p.m.

Integr8™ Closing Reception featuring beer, wine, and appetizers (Ambassador Ballroom, 3rd floor)

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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