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By Kevin Krason | Biznet Digital | 4/18/2018
As a business leader and agency owner for over 20 years, I've tested hundreds of strategies and tactics for lead generation. When I ask my prospects how they get business, they are often quick to say that 'relationships' are the main driver. I agree. Read more on the blog from Kevin Krason, CEO and digital strategist of Biznet Digital.
By Kim Krutsch | Automation Alley | 4/11/2018
Sometime life presents us an opportunity to grow and challenge ourselves. I like it when that happens! Seven years ago, I started working for Automation Alley in an administrative support role. I love being the “Director of First Impressions” and warmly welcoming our members and guests. I also enjoy helping my co-workers whenever possible. This past year, I was given the chance to challenge some of my beliefs about who I am, to develop and progress.
By John Bedz | Automation Alley | 2/28/2018
Robotics systems are cheaper and more versatile than ever. Companies automating are seeing an ROI faster than ever. Robots make your shop floor safer and remove tedious tasks from your employees. In fact, we’ve heard the stories about how initially employees have reservations about working with robots. Soon after installation, though, they begin to ask 'what else can the robot help me with?' Employees happy, bosses happy, vendors happy and efficiency, project flow and profits all trending in the right direction. So, what am I missing when I see that not every company jumps in on robotics?" writes John Bedz, Automation Alley's program manager of entrepreneurship and defense. Understanding the obstacles to automation is the first step in helping companies considering this next move.
6/7/2017
Manufacturing automation and jobs are a hot topic politically, especially here in Michigan. Brooke Allen of WKAR’s Morning Edition caught up with Automation Alley Executive Director Tom Kelly during his time at the annual Mackinac Policy Conference to discuss how technology is transforming our lives and how Automation Alley is helping companies navigate to Industry 4.0. He explains why automation is our path forward to job creation, and where we will be in 2020.
10/19/2016
Sarah Schmid Stevenson, editor of Xconomy Detroit/Ann Arbor, takes a closer look at Automation Alley, the progress we have made as an organization since our founding nearly 20 years ago, and how the recent boom in autonomous technology has affected our long-term strategy. 
By Tom Kelly | Automation Alley | 8/24/2016
Around the world, Michigan is known as a state that makes things. And the way we make things is about to undergo a massive shift – so massive, in fact, that experts are calling it the Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0. Automation Alley’s new executive director, Tom Kelly, discusses Michigan’s opportunity to lead the nation as early adopters of factory automation technology and as the launching point for Industry 4.0 in America.
By Scott Phillips | The SearchLite | 6/1/2016
When it comes to manufacturing or process automation, very few people are asking about industrial cyber security. Could it be that many don’t know what to ask?

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