Big Data

Kevin Johnson
SEMCOG
Economic Development
Shawn Rimmell
Global Automation Technologies, LLC
Owner
As President and Founder of GLOBAL Automation Technologies, Mr. Rimmell is responsible for increasing and producing enterprise value by designing and executing strategies for sales, managing fulfillment of our projects, hiring and developing staff, and producing customer satisfaction.
 
Charles Puissegur
CHPuissegur & Associates - Business Systems and Procedures
Owner

We assist executives of businesses who employ from 1 to 100 people, serve other businesses, and who truly desire to increase the size and value of their business.  We do this through the refinement, development, and execution of sound business systems and procedures in all areas of the business. Marketing, Sales, Accounting, Administrative, and operations.


 

Bill Harris
Venture Management Services, LLC
Chairman & CEO
Chris Tremblay
++ Zero Defects • Ujigami MES++
Zero Defects Ujigami MES™: Manufacturing Execution Software - NO complex programing!
• MES Software •
• Extremely fast ROI •
• Full Part Serialization •
• Advanced mistake proofing •
• Integrates to existing systems •
• Scalable: 1 station to enterprise wide •

We embrace:  Industry 4.0 • A.I. • Big Data • iIoT •IoT • MES

Harness technology Now:
Tyler Martin
Seco Tools
Manager- engineering services
Shivani Raina
FCA US LLC
Ewerton Moreira
PTC, Inc
Markus Seifert
Bakerson Consulting USA LLC
Shiaofong Yin
TEALE Group
Victor Kingery
GE Digital
Bill Pizzimenti
FCA US LLC
Richard Sun
Lawrence Technological University
Rita Barrios
University of Detroit Mercy
Dept. Chair & Associate Professor of Cybersecurity

Rita Barrios, PhD., Chair & Assoc. Professor Cybersecurity & Information Systems within the Center for Cybersecurity & Intelligence Analysis.  With more than 20 years of Industry IT experience before moving to academia (2008), Dr. Barrios has held the roles of Sr. Database Administrator & Sr. Software Engineer within financial and logistics industries. 

Barrios' publications include database security, digital forensics, data integrity, Identity/Access Management (IAM).  Currently, research interests include infosec for mobility, digital and global identity, database security, IDS, access controls and cloud computing concepts. 
 
She is also an active member/previous board member of Michigan Council of Women in Technology where she developed partnerships with influential organizations in the Information Technology industry

Michael Kasperek
FCA US LLC
Brian Breuhan
FCA US LLC
Early Equipment Management Lead
Craig Piatti
Alibaba Cloud
Jim Fischbach
3D Center of Excellence
David Guha
Ford Motor Company
Gaurav Agrawal
Soothsayer Analytics LLC
CEO
Derek Leo
Real Time Automation
Venki Sundarraj
Tata Technologies
VP, Sales Operations
Art Sen
FCA US LLC
Annette Taber
CompTIA - Computing Technology Industry Association
Mike Scully
Mahle Filter Systems
Paul Eichenberg
Chief Strategist
Strategic Consulting
Lisa Katz
William Davidson Foundation
Sam Medwid
Three M Tool & Machine, Inc.
Tom Cruttenden
Heartland Engineering
Andrew Cannon
Ghafari Associates, LLC
Echo Lang
Process Champ
Robert Portilla
HP Enterprise Services
Daniel Blair
MNP Corporation
Philip Durham
Ford Motor Company
John Kovac
Microsoft
Michael Schena
Michigan Custom Machines, Inc.
Ceo; Pres
Mike Schena, President and CEO of Michigan Custom Machines, originally started the company in 1994 with extensive experience in controls, hydraulic and mechanical engineering. With a degree in computer engineering and mechanical Passions in cars and engines, Mike has expanded the company to include people from all walks of engineering and manufacturing with like interests and passion.
Anil Sanne
Avittor International Corp.
CEO
William Corbit
MISC PRODUCTS, INC.
President/CEO
Alan Pittel
Your Big Sign
Affordable digital highway billboards, cable and internet TV commercials and radio advertising.  See www.yourbigsign.com.
Vibha Menawat
Menawat & Co.
CEO
Troy Peterson
System Strategy, Inc.
Vice President
Samantha Beste
Design Systems, Inc.
Steve Berkholz
HIROTEC AMERICA
General Manager of Information Systems
Roger Bober
Walsh College
James Campbell
SW Machines
president / CSo
Jeff Schultz
Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center
Jerry Perez
Robotics Agent
Business Developer

The # of robot companies & system integrators has sky rocketed. Many people formed new companies, built new robots, and where there were no robots 15 years ago, there are now robots galore (Amazon for example). 

I answer the question of "where do we start" when getting automation for the first time, or "is there anyone out that can ____".   20 years of networking across all markets & industries with my own secret sauce for connecting/finding industry trends &key players - big &small. 

Big & small is important.  You should work with the right size company for you, for now.  Grow.  And Grow at your pace.

Tina Beaudry
Electro-Matic Products, Inc.
Human Resources Manager
Sage Ahmed
Advanced Engineering Services
Business Development Manager
Amy Olind
Oakland University
Assitant Director, Professional and Continuing Ed.
Susan Foley
Walsh College
Vice President, Chief Development Officer
Krista Kramer
US Signal
Business Development Manager
Sharon Neumann
Airfoil Public Relations
COO
Sanjay Kumar
OTai - IOT and Digital
Principal/Owner
OTai - means expert - is focused on identifying business outcomes by leveraging the Internet of Things and data analytics for industrial and commercial use cases. High value workshops, consulting and solution development services covering needs of organizations of all sizes. Formerly led Verizon's custom IOT and Digital Experience consulting organization and experience in strategy and technology at various major consulting firms.
Russell Zarras
Fraunhofer USA
Manager - Communications
Justin Young
Oetiker
IT Operations &Support Manager - Oetiker Group
Marie SanFilippo
Cybernoor
Senior Project Manager
AKSHAY DESHPANDE
Soothsayer Analytics LLC
Lead Data Scientist
Whitney Lojewski
Omron
Industry Marketing Manager - Automotive
Jeff Edwards
Configit
Director of Software Development
Bryan Pukoff
Rehmann
Principal
Rehmann has grown to become one of the largest CPA, business consulting and financial services firms, with offices located throughout Michigan, Ohio and Florida. We offer a broad suite of services in the areas of tax, accounting, audit and assurance, business consulting, wealth management, outsourcing, succession planning and corporate investigative services. Additionally, through a unique combination with Trivalent Group®, a top 100 managed IT service provider, we have expanded our technology capabilities and launched a managed IT solutions practice. As a member of Nexia International, a leading worldwide network of accounting firms, we can help our clients do business around the globe.
Lu Phillips
Sequoia Applied Solutions, Inc.
VP Sales and Marketing
Marla Craig
Marxmoda
Sales Team
Mike Reitenga
Premises Systems, Inc.
Business Solutions Specialist
My name is Mike Reitenga with Premises Systems, Inc. and I help provide network infrastructure solutions for a variety of network problems (i.e. under-performing or out-dated phone systems, poorly installed cabling, routers, switches and under-performing physical security) for Metro Detroit companies big and small.  We retain 98% of our customers because our expertise and service are second to none.  Contact me at 248-715-1089 for immediate help or questions.  

 
John DeWaal
CoastIPC, Inc.
President
Hello and thank you for your interest in CoastIPC! We are builders of rugged, industrial computers used in a variety of applications, including Robotics, AI/ML, Autonomy, Machine Automation, Machine Vision, Data Analytics, and more. Our services include the creation, maintenance and deployment of custom images, custom configured PC's that meet your unique requirements and best in class service an support.

I have almost 40 years of experience with Industrial Computing. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if I can be of some help.
Assaf Harel
Karamba Security Inc
Chief Scientist & Co-Founder

Assaf has broad experience with embedded, networking, security and mobile technologies. He was the Senior Research and Development (R&D) Manager at Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP), overseeing the development of several innovative, emerging endpoint security products and technologies. Previously, he held software development positions at Metalink and Dune Networks. Assaf served in the elite intelligence unit of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). He received a B.Sc. and M.Sc. Cum Laude in Computer Science from the Technion and an MBA Cum Laude from Haifa University.

Tony Wallace
Automate America
CEO
15 year's programming industrial robots around North America.  I opened an automation training academy, then started integrating and designing full automation systems.  Currently the Founder / Visionary of AutomateAmerica.com, the worlds first online industrial marketplace!   
Heather Wallace
Automate America
CFO
Bill Rayl
Jackson Area Manufacturers Association (JAMA)
President
Gwen Bradley
Momentum
Consultant
Wayne Snyder
NextEnergy
Director of Technology Development
Leveraging the company’s cyber physical systems, IOT and data acquisition infrastructure, Snyder assists cross-industry partners and collaborative teams in transforming ideas into Technology demonstrations. Snyder holds a B.S. in Computer Science and an M.S. in Information Systems Engineering from Oakland University. Wayne was presented the Merit Network Innovation Award in 2015 in recognition for development of IoT, AC/DC hybrid data centers and cybersecurity smart grid analytics. He is certified as a Connected Vehicle Professional and IT Infrastructure Library practitioner.
Dale Erickson
The Albo Group, Inc.
Owner
Dale Erickson is the President of The Albo Group, Inc. He has been involved in the Recruiting Industry since the mid 1990's and has worked with companies that range from the Fortune 500 level to those companies that are new to their industry. He has many years of experience finding Companies qualified candidates and places Candidates in front of Great Opportunities.

Dale holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Arts Degrees from the University of Detroit. He is also a Certified Personnel Consultant and a member of the National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS). 
Karen Bieniek
Tata Technologies
Senior Marketing Manager - Siemens Digital Industries Software
Karen Bieniek is a senior level, full stack digital marketer with expertise driving revenue by directing marketing strategy and execution for B2B and B2C technology products and services in the automotive, aerospace, telecommunications and healthcare industries. Karen has experience in corporate and field marketing, brand management, campaigns, data analysis, SEO, PPC, content creation, social media, event management (virtual/traditional), and public relations. Karen manages/uses modern marketing tools - Marketing Automation Systems (Pardot, Marketo, Eloqua), Channel Partner Marketing - Zift, CMS - WordPress, CRM - Salesforce, Social Media - GaggleAmp, among others to measure, analyze, and make better decisions for the overall marketing process.
Kishen Kavikondala
SK International
President
Jeff Koncelik
SICK, Inc.
Automotive Sales Manager
Elise Bernier-Gravel
Genius ERP
Event Manager
Stacie Soroka
Absolute Consulting-GSE Solutions
Director-Automotive Services
Suraj Waghmare
MarketsandMarkets Research Pvt. Ltd.
Marketing Executive - Conferences
Don McLean
TrialAssure
Sr. Manager, Global Marketing & Communications
Gary Rose
Blue Sea Advisors, LLC
Founder
BLUE SEA ADVISORS LLC, founded by an ex-manufacturing business owner/CEO and 22 year member of YPO, helps owners of middle-market manufacturing businesses achieve transformational growth in the transferable value of their businesses by introducing a triple combination of winning strategies: Theory of Constraints application, EOS Implementation, and advanced tax and cost reduction strategies. We offer the intellectual muscle of top-notch industry pros experienced in implementing these strategies to help our clients plan for, navigate through and ultimately attain impressive business growth and successful transition outcomes.  



 
Jay McCulloh
Coretek Services
Recruiter/HR Business Parter
I am in charge of all Talent Acquisition for Coretek. We provide a great number of services to our clients including Managed IT Services, Azure, Citrix and VMware expertise.
Jay Brown
RPM Freight Systems
Director, CSR & Economic Relations
Gurvie Waraich
Nexiona Connectocrats
President & General Manager
Ed Cooper
ELCo Enterprises
President
Dan Ling
Aras
Bill Panagos
Panagos Kennedy PLLC
Partner
We are business attorneys who offer creative solutions to complex problems, especially those involving technology and intellectual property. 
John Higgins
cpax365
Strategic Technology Advisor
Our mission is to help organizations, of all sizes and industries,  transform their offices to a digital model. We accomplish this through a combination of strategic planning, deployment coaching and training on key business office technologies. Our primary focus is on the effective deployment of Microsoft's Office 365 ecosystem of applications and the Power BI data analytics and dashboard tools.

Visit our online learning center at www.cpax365.com to learn more.
Mahmoud Mattan
BrandXR
Co-Founder & CEO
Mahmoud “Moody” Mattan is a serial entrepreneur and CEO of BrandXR, the world’s easiest to use no-code platform for building immersive XR experiences. Prior to BrandXR, Mr. Mattan founded PowisVR, where he built a multi-million dollar virtual reality headset and mobile accessories business. Before that, he led investments in Meta, Sidecar, and Genius (formerly Rap Genius) at Pegasus Tech Ventures. With a background in venture capital, business development, and marketing, Mr. Mattan specializes in finding profitable strategies for emerging technologies. A former Wayne State University football player, Mr. Mattan recently moved back to Detroit to strengthen the tech community and play a role in the city’s resurgence.
Christa Chambers-Price
Entre-SLAM, Inc.
CEO
Christa Chambers-Price is the CEO of Entre-SLAM, Inc. a brand story and marketing strategy group. She is a U.S. Military Intelligence Army veteran, a former FBI Analyst and she helps brands discovery, build, and launch big ideas that move the world. With an emphasis on consumer psychology, behavioral science, and storytelling, Entre-SLAM has crafted a methodology that guides innovators on how to discover what makes their brands unique, identify market opportunity, and improve product or service designs while learning how to blend all of these components together to tell a great story. Christa has over 25 years of design, animation, and web development experience and has worked with over 1,000 startups, social entrepreneurs and non-profits from across the country. 
Brad Smiles
E7 Solutions
Director of Business Development
Director of Business Development for a Technology consulting company in Troy, MI.  E7 Solutions works with Teams that are worried or frustrated with collaboration, growing at scale, adopting new technologies, continuous improvement and/or migrating to the cloud.  These teams look at their current business processes, workflows, tools & resources and realize that there's definitely room for improvements.  E7 Solutions can assist with those challenges. 

We are also an Atlassian Platinum Solutions Partner specializing in professional services, licensing management, support and training with tools such as Jira Software, Jira Service Desk, Confluence, Bitbucket, OpsGenie and Trello.  

Any questions about our services please contact me at brad.smiles@e7solutions.com or on my cell at (947) 205-1507.  You can also learn more about E7 Solutions at www.e7solutions.com.  
 
Jeff Henel
pk (formerly Prokarma)
Commercial Lead - Industrial Products
A global digital transformation services company that helps organizations build the vision and tools
to run their future. With expertise in strategy, design, engineering and operations,
we deliver end-to-end solutions that accelerate growth for our client
Max Rispler
Brown & Brown of Detroit, Inc.
Global Benefits Advisor
I am a global benefits advisor with Brown & Brown of Detroit. We offer insurance solutions for property, casualty, commercial, personal, and benefits in the US and abroad. Brown & Brown Insurance is the fifth largest insurance brokerage company in the country with over 290 locations. Our focus is on companies that have 20-15,0000 employees out of the Brown & Brown of Detroit office. Brown & Brown Insurance nationally can work with any size employer with clients such as Marriott, Chrysler, Ford, and others.
Peter Lanc
Ionburst (US) LLC
Business Development Executive
US Business Development Executive for Ionburst. Changing the way data is secured in and across the cloud.
Dirk Froehlich
S Team Automation Technology
President
Rohini Potla
Lathrup Pharmacy
Pharmacist
Tom McHenry
Custom Valve Concepts, Inc.
General Manager
As General Manager of Custom Valve Concepts, I've enjoyed leveraging my expertise in management, sales, design, manufacturing, and engineering to create a new dynamic in a 75 year old company.   Previously, I've played key management roles in multiple aerospace companies.  I graduated from Wayne State University with a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering and masters of business administration, concentrating in management and information systems.  I've also received certifications in the Leadership Program at the University of Michigan.  I also enjoy family live with my wife and four young children!
            
Hendrik Stoltz
Totally Automated Systems
Ray Wisniewski
Onyx Manufacturing, Inc.
Robert Sharpe
Caro Carriers L3C
Ceo
Robert Sharpe CEO of Caro Carriers L3C we're new to manufacturing of personal protective equipment for first responders
Cynitra Anderson
Cynitra Information Systems LLC
Managing Member/Owner

Virtuous, Vetrepreneur and Visionary woman that is helping someone at any given moment

Shaun Sikora
Coastal Automotive
LLOYD BARGE
ENGINEERED ALUMINUM FABRICATORS COMPANY
OWNER
Stephen Boergert
Argyll Enterprises, Inc
President
Systems Engineering CORE, The United States Naval Academy Annapolis, MD. 
Industrial Engineering; Cuyamaca College, Spring Valley, CA. (SOCNAV)). 
Advanced Manufacturing EngD, University of Strathclyde Glasgow, Scotland, UK (SOCNAV). 
Naman Mandhan
Brandmotion LLC
Product Development Engineer
Les Coleman
Just Right Duplications LLC/ Game Changers Apparel
President
Mike Brooks
Phoenix Contact
Vertical Market Manager - Factory Automation
Barb Churchill
Opatik Defense Manufacturing
Project Manager
Gabriel Hernandez
Phoenix Contact
Project Sales Engineer
20+ years of experience in automotive Industry, Enthusiastic for all automation for process in Automotive. Highly skilled in Solution Sales and Project Management. 
Joel Messina
Phoenix Contact
Business Development Manager- Automotive Manufacturing
Michael Paselk
CMP Technologies,LLC
Owner/Technical Director
Ben Gembis
Applied Automation Technologies
Director of Operations
AAT3D is a universal metrology and automation software solution provider focused on closed-loop manufacturing with automatic metrology feedback for Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0. AAT3D is committed to innovation and has long been the leader in developing metrology software, system controller interfaces, and on-machine measuring software for closed-loop manufacturing.
Colene Paselk
CMP Technologies,LLC
Owner/Administrative Coordinator
Oliver Theiss
Andonix
CRO

Oliver Theiss is co-founder and CRO of Andonix, a Detroit based Industry 4.0 technology company that built the essential connected worker platform for people who don't have the choice to work from home. The platform consists of two SaaS solutions: Smart Work Station, which generates a 10x ROI by boosting operational productivity, quality, and training, and Safely Pass, which helps companies digitize their workplace safety and health protocols to achieve new levels of performance and compliance at lower costs. Before entering the software world, Oliver developed extensive commercial and operational experience, having participated in 2 corporate mergers, and led restructurings, divestitures, and joint ventures in different countries including China, France, Mexico, and Brazil.

Brian Kennedy
Ingersoll CM Systems
General Manager
Jayashree Ravi
Mobi Boot Camp Corp.
Michelle Fare
Bloem LLC
Special Projects Manager