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What is Automation Alley?

Automation Alley is Michigan's Industry 4.0 knowledge center, with a global outlook and a regional focus. Our programs give companies a competitive advantage by helping them along every step of their digital transformation journey. We obsess over disruptive technologies like AI, the Internet of Things and automation, and work hard to make these complex concepts easier for companies to understand and implement. As a nonprofit technology and manufacturing business association, we connect industry, academia and government to fuel Michigan's economy and accelerate innovation.

Our Mission: The mission of Automation Alley is to position Michigan as a global leader in Industry 4.0 by helping our members increase revenue, reduce costs and make strategic decisions during a time of rapid technological change.

Our Vision: Michigan is the leading applied technology and innovation state in the world.

Senior Leadership

Thomas Kelly
Executive Director and CEO


Pavan Muzumdar
Chief Operating Officer


Cynthia Hutchison
Vice President


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