Automation Alley's 2019 Technology in Industry Reveal

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Name: Automation Alley's 2019 Technology in Industry Reveal
Date: April 29, 2019
Time: 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM EDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

What are the possibilities of Industry 4.0? Whether its connectivity that maximizes communication between machines, systems and people or data that helps us work smarter, the Fourth Industrial Revolution is creating intelligent networks along the entire supply chain and opening the floodgates to innovation, not only in the manufacturing sector, but across all industries, from agriculture to biomedical.

You’re invited to Automation Alley’s Technology in Industry Reveal at the Detroit Institute of Arts for the debut of Automation Alley’s 2019 Technology in Industry Report. Be among the first to receive a copy, as we unveil and discuss key findings of this data-rich guide to Industry 4.0 adoption comprised of use cases, emerging trends, challenges, opportunities and action items designed to help business, educators and policy makers keep pace with the velocity and magnitude of change related to Industry 4.0.

The Smart Technology Expo.
Explore the latest technological innovations shaping Industry 4.0 on display in the DIA’s Great Hall.

The Networking.
Connect with hundreds of technology and manufacturing innovators and entrepreneurs over strolling breakfast as you share first-hand experiences and rethink industry through interaction with colleagues, customers and competitors.

The Presentations.
Hear from the research team that helped develop the 2019 Technology in Industry Report as they break down key takeaways and implications for industry related to the talent pipeline, artificial intelligence, Big Data, cybersecurity and more.


7:30 a.m. – Registration
8 a.m. – Strolling breakfast, networking and Smart Technology Expo
9 a.m. – Welcome: Tom Kelly, Executive Director & CEO, Automation Alley 
9:05 a.m. – 2019 Technology in Industry Report Key Findings: Cynthia Hutchison, Senior Director, Automation Alley 
9:15 a.m. – The State of Industry 4.0 in Education: David Pistrui, Ph.D., Industry Liaison, Director of Graduate Recruiting, Clinical Professor of Engineering, College of Engineering & Science, University of Detroit Mercy
9:30 a.m. – Break 
9:40 a.m. – Equipment Condition Monitoring with Acoustics and AI: Chris Martin, Ph.D., Director of the Bosch A.I. Development Group (USA)
9:55 a.m. – Clash of the Titans—Industry 4.0 vs Hacking 4.0: Daimon Geopfert, Principal, National Leader of Security and Privacy Risk Consulting, RSM
10:10 a.m. – The New Black Box: Using Small Failures to Prevent Major Catastrophe: Brian Gilmore, Chief Technology Advocate, Splunk 
10:20 a.m. –  Break 
10:30 a.m. – Big Data and the Managerial Decision-Making Process: Debasish Chakraborty, Ph.D., Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Central Michigan University 
10:45 a.m. – Additive Manufacturing: Trends, Opportunities, and Challenges: Anca Sala, Ph.D., Dean, College of Engineering, Baker College & Peter Wawrow, Ph.D., Director of Applied Research and Development, St. Clair College
11 a.m. – Smart Technology Expo
11:30 a.m. – Event Concludes


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Event Sponsors:
  • Robert Bosch LLC
  • Splunk Inc.
  • HRPro/BenePro
  • Configit
  • PTC, Inc
  • Soothsayer Analytics LLC
  • Behco-MRM
  • Intel Corp.
  • Rehmann
  • DASI Solutions, LLC
  • Marco
  • Worksighted
  • Ascent Aerospace
  • Strategic Staffing Solutions
  • City of Troy
  • Pure Storage
  • Farbman Group
  • DTI
  • St. Clair College
  • Central Michigan University
  • ZEISS Industrial Metrology
  • Feyen Zylstra
  • RF Connect
  • Macomb Community College
  • Mettle Ops
  • OPS Solutions, LLC
  • Central Michigan University
  • Sterling Insurance Group
  • Trigon Metal Products
Detroit Institute of Arts
52 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202
Use John R Entrance
Date/Time Information:
Monday, April 29, 2019
8a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Registration opens at:  7:30 a.m.
Contact Information:
Contact Gabe Johnson at
Members:  $75  
Non-Members: $95
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