Tim Lowe
McDonald Hopkins
Paul Palinski
The Dobrusin Law Firm
Patent Attorney
Mike Bienkowski
Kelly Services, Inc.
Manager, Global Cyber Security
Adam Wilburn
Lead, Enterprise Content Management Center of Excellence
Mark Michel
General Dynamics Land Systems
Louay Chamra
Oakland University
Chris Tremblay
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Terri Zbyrad
SolvIT, Inc.
Senior Global Account Executive
Susan Mills
Premises Systems, Inc.
Senior Account Executive
My goal is to improve my client's operations and provide peace of mind by providing a turnkey solution for all of their network and security needs. At Premises Control we create custom secure solutions tailored to our clients requirements. Our staff is skilled and certified in the design, installation and execution of high-tech, low maintenance systems that work. Our integrated solutions provide you with the 24/7 protection that is critical in today's world.
Godfrey Nolan
Mike Koper
LightGuide, LLC
Senior Director of AR Sales
Dave Schippers
Walsh College
Instructor, Business Information Technology
Marsha Kelliher
Walsh College
President and CEO
Charles Jacobus
Cybernet Systems
Ashleigh Toples
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Senior Analyst, Privacy & Security Compliance
Victor Kingery
GE Digital
Bill Pizzimenti
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

Craig Piatti
Alibaba Cloud
Darrin Auito
Hubbs, Enatsky & Auito PLLC
David Guha
Ford Motor Company
Gaurav Agrawal
Soothsayer Analytics LLC
Derek Leo
Real Time Automation
Mike Scully
Mahle Filter Systems
Paul Eichenberg
Chief Strategist
Strategic Consulting
Sam Medwid
Three M Tool & Machine, Inc.
Jennifer Tisdale
Senior Principal
Jennifer Tisdale is Senior Principal at GRIMM, a small cyber research firm. Jennifer is a recognized cyber-economics strategist creating cybersecurity strategies for industry, government, and academia in the realm of connected technologies for all 16 DHS-identified sectors of critical infrastructure, including manufacturing. 
Jennifer sits on the Board of Directors for the National Defense Industrial association for both National in Washington D.C. and the Michigan Chapter, on the SME Smart Manufacturing Executive Committee, and a policy advisor to the Office of Future Mobility & Electrification for the State of Michigan. 
Thomas Schuelke
Fraunhofer USA
Vice President- Fraunhofer USA
John Colm
Echo Lang
Process Champ
Saleem Chaudhary
Ford Motor Company
Net Ops Automation Architect
Robert Portilla
HP Enterprise Services
Daniel Blair
MNP Corporation
Larry Bennett
Eaton Corporation
Engineering Director
Richard Haas
Mahindra Automotive North America
President, COO
Nicholas Gasiorowski
Manpower Group, Inc
Market Manager
Shanthi Subbiah
Chrysan Industries, Inc.
Laura Laukonis
Comerica Bank
VP, Information Security and Technology Risk
Alexander Ryan
IS Technician
Michael Baker
Kelly Services, Inc.
Information Technology Executive
Derek Wesch
Brown & Brown of Detroit, Inc.
Commercial Lines Claims Manager
Ann-Marie Horcher
Central Michigan University
Michael St. John
Regional Manager
I work with Presidents, CEOs, and CFO's who are frustrated with losses of productivity and revenue due to unplanned failures in their IT environment costing them time and money.
Managed IT Services, Security, Disaster Recovery Planning and Testing, SD-WAN, IT Strategy
Alexandra Scully
Magna International, Inc.
Government Affairs Coordinator
Steve Jonuzi
Magna International, Inc.
Global IT Security Manager
Melvin Clinton
Comau LLC
IT Director
Pete Stang
General Dynamics Land Systems
Director of Security
Sajay Rai
Securely Yours, LLC
President and CEO
Tupac Hunter
Director, Local Government Affairs & Community Engagement
Tupac A. Hunter leads local government affairs and community engagement for Verizon in Michigan and Indiana. Previously, he served in the office of the Wayne County Executive for nearly 4 years, where he was responsible for external affairs and economic development initiatives. 

John Kovac
Greg Guidice
President & CEO
Rebecca Taylor
National Center for Manufacturing Sciences
Senior Vice President
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.
Susan Sprentall
American Laser Enterprises, LLC

A spirited serial entreprenuer, Susan has over 25 years of successfully launching and growing companies in the engineering, manufacturing and industrial laser industries. A graduate of Purdue University in Electrical Engineering, Susan started her career in engineering and quickly moved into sales management. Since 1991 Susan held executive leadership positions in corporations and in laser technology companies, most recently leading the consolidation of three entities to create American Laser Enterprises. Today, in addition to American Laser Enterprises, Susan leads an award winning team focused on developing disruptive and innovative laser ablation technology concentrated on coating removal and surface preparation applications in a new company, SurClean Inc.

William Corbit
Alan Pittel
Your Big Sign
Affordable digital highway billboards, cable and internet TV commercials and radio advertising.  See
Vibha Menawat
Menawat & Co.
William Andre
Hydra Lock Corp
Vice President
Troy Peterson
System Strategy, Inc.
Vice President
Samantha Beste
Design Systems, Inc.
Steve Berkholz
General Manager of Information Systems
Bill Harris
Venture Management Services, LLC
Chairman & CEO
Roger Bober
Walsh College
Jeff Schultz
Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center
John Zawacki
Delta Network Services LLC
Tina Beaudry
Electro-Matic Products, Inc.
Human Resources 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
Sanjay Kumar
OTai - IOT and Digital
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
IT Operations &Support Manager - Oetiker Group
Donald DeMalllie
Great Lakes Rubber Company
Marie SanFilippo
Senior Project Manager
Soothsayer Analytics LLC
Lead Data Scientist
Jeff Edwards
Director of Software Development
Bryan Pukoff
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.
Marla Craig
Sales Team
Jodie Ferretti
Covalent Resource Group
Talent Acquistions Manager
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.
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.

Julius Corpodean
Robert Bosch LLC
Sr. Functional Safety Engineer
Heather Wallace
Automate America
Regina Newberry
OutDo Wit Consulting Group, LLC

Regina has extensive experience with working with leaders and building empowered diverse teams. Her passion to serve them primarily evolved during her 20 years of professional work history in the automotive supplier manufacturing sector. She has held positions as Lead Design Engineer, Engineering Supervisor, and Program Manager with awards and sought after to champion complex company bottle-necks. She refers to herself as a CI (Continuous Improvement) expert and leadership disruptor. She brings a fresh eyes approach with a talent for discerning company challenges that impact workflow productivity and team development. 

Bill Rayl
Jackson Area Manufacturers Association (JAMA)
Gwen Bradley
Wayne Snyder
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.
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
Stacie Soroka
Absolute Consulting-GSE Solutions
Director-Automotive Services
Suraj Waghmare
MarketsandMarkets Research Pvt. Ltd.
Marketing Executive - Conferences
Gary Rose
Blue Sea Advisors, LLC
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
Bill Panagos
Panagos Kennedy PLLC
We are business attorneys who offer creative solutions to complex problems, especially those involving technology and intellectual property. 
John Higgins
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 to learn more.
David Carelli
T Mobile for Business
Client Director
Wizard of WAN helping companies solve technology shortcomings.  Wireline, Fixed Wireless 4G/5G access,  IP,  Cloud, SD WAN and Security challenges are all within my cure...

Christa Chambers-Price
Entre-SLAM, Inc.
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 or on my cell at (947) 205-1507.  You can also learn more about E7 Solutions at  
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.
Brandon Card
Defense Automotive Technologies Consortium (DATC)
Executive Director
20 year defense community member in the metro Detroit area.  
Currently connecting government mission owners with DATC DA2 OTA consortium members.
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
Steve Michon
Zero Tolerance LLC
Douglas Hugo
AIC Acquisition Company, LLC (dba Plasti-Co Equipment Co. and dba AIC Equipment & Controls Inc.)
Rohini Potla
Lathrup Pharmacy
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!
Ray Wisniewski
Onyx Manufacturing, Inc.
Robert Sharpe
Caro Carriers L3C
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

Daniel Rose
MedSupply Corporation
Director of Operations
Provider and manufacture of Prosthetics and Orthotics also offering a full line of durable/home medical equipment and personal protection equipment.
Theodore Hall
Competitive Carrier Solutions
General Manager
Richard Young
Young Diversified Industries Inc.
I have spent over thirty five years as head of YDI, acting as CEO. The company has provided Vehicle support to the Department of Defense for over twenty five years. In addition the company provided production support services for Tier 1 automotive OEM's and distribution, setup and maintenance of special equipment use in the Healthcare industrial Lab sector.
Stephen Boergert
Argyll Enterprises, Inc
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). 
Les Coleman
Just Right Duplications LLC/ Game Changers Apparel
Mike Brooks
Phoenix Contact
Vertical Market Manager - Factory Automation
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
Colene Paselk
CMP Technologies,LLC
Owner/Administrative Coordinator
Brian Kennedy
Ingersoll CM Systems
General Manager
Michelle Fare
Bloem LLC
Special Projects Manager
Ida Byrd-Hill
Automation Workz
Ida Byrd-Hill is CEO of Automation Workz, a cybersecurity reskilling firm. She has served in  ---
  • Human Resources culminating in placing 72 executives  as an Executive Search Consultant. 
  • Nonprofit  turning around  6 Detroit Public Schools, and creation of a cyber high school.
  • Finances growing a $620 million investment portfolio, $40 million mortgage (2021 value). 

She is a graduate of University of Michigan – Ann Arbor BA Economics and Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University MBA .

Ida is the author of 8 books, including her most recent, Invisible Talent Market, a Black Labor Economics History book.